Can Jack Black and Jason Segel Top David Bowie and Bing Crosby's 'Little Drummer Boy' Duet?

Gulliver's Travels co-stars Jack Black and Jason Segel have emerged from their respective burrows today to confirm that yes, it is indeed holiday season. As such, say hello to their duet of "Little Drummer Boy" (now available on iTunes)! In case you don't want to pay for what Black calls a "tasty Classic Jam," click ahead to watch their cartoon music video, and compare it to David Bowie and Bing Crosby's legendary piano-side duet.

Not sure what this means, but the cartoon version looks more realistic than the Bowie/Crosby version. Just sayin'...

[via People]


  • Carbine9 says:

    Can Jack and Jason spell O-V-E-R-K-I-L-L? Except as lame, heavyhanded humor, this new and absurdly bombastic version isn't remotely as delicate or touching as the Bowie/Crosby original. Especially amazing is the fact that their original arrangement was conjured up on such short order, just before they sang the duet. (Read up on it.) Bing and David glide gracefully along with such professionalism and sensitivity while creating a classic Christmas performance that is just as indelible to this day. The emotion is evokes is palpable.
    In contrast, Jack and Jason prove once again the lesson that so few other star performers today also fail to grasp---that bigger and louder (and dumber) is not always better.

  • D says:

    I remember when Jack Black was funny. Sort of.

  • Syd says:

    Julie Miller,
    More realistic? Methinks you need to get your
    eyes checked. Just sayin'.

  • you really don't get the point of Jack Black do you? 😉

  • Cleveland Portello says:

    n 1975, Bowie achieved his first major American crossover success with the number-one single "Fame" and the hit album Young Americans, which the singer characterised as "plastic soul". The sound constituted a radical shift in style that initially alienated many of his UK devotees. He then confounded the expectations of both his record label and his American audiences by recording the minimalist album Low (1977)—the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno over the next two years. This so-called "Berlin Trilogy" albums all reached the UK top five and received lasting critical praise.