Watch: Leonard Nimoy Gets “Lazy” In Bruno Mars Music Video [UPDATED]

Leonard Nimoy’s non-retirement continues with a surprising new addition. Today Electra Records released an "official alternative" music video from Bruno Mars hit "The Lazy Song," starring Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy having a very lazy day. It will definately be the coolest thing you see all day (all week?, all year?). [UPDATE: Nimoy explains how he got involved with Mars]


Leonard Nimoy Gets Lazy In Bruno Mars Music Video

"The Lazy Song" from Bruno Mars album Doo-Wops & Hooligans was released as a single in February and has sold over a million digital copies alone. A music video was released featuring Mars earlier this year, but today Elektra Records released an "Official Alternate Version" with none other than Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy acting out Mars’ "Lazy" day. Check out the awesomeness (including a brief glimpse of William Shatner):

By the way, if you want to see the original "The Lazy Song" video, watch it on YouTube.

UPDATE: Nimoy explains how he got involved

While clearly awesome, it is curious why Nimoy came out of retirement (again) for a music video. In an email to TrekMovie he explains:

I met Aaron Bay-Schuck in 1985 when I was preparing to direct St IV. He was 4-1/2 years old. I married his mother in 1989. Aaron is the Atlantic Records exec who signed Bruno Mars to the label.

Classic Nimoy Music Videos

And astute fans of Leonard Nimoy will know this is not his first foray into music videos. Check out some classic Nimoy.

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May 26, 2011 4:58 pm

Awesome!! Thanks Anthony that made my day.

May 26, 2011 4:58 pm


May 26, 2011 4:58 pm

Ain’t the best song in the world, but the video is priceless. So many great moments. Thanks for posting! ★★★★★

May 26, 2011 5:02 pm

Nimoy has always been so cool…

May 26, 2011 5:08 pm


May 26, 2011 5:09 pm


May 26, 2011 5:13 pm

That was great!!

May 26, 2011 5:15 pm

Not much for Nimoy to do in the Bangles video, but it was nice to be reminded of Susanna Hoffs’ eternal cuteness and heavenly voice.

Commodore Mike of the Terram Empire.
May 26, 2011 6:08 pm

Nimoy is Da Man. Or he is Da Vulcan.
Love this.

David G.
May 26, 2011 6:45 pm

Re: #8 — Well, except for Leonard also being the person who was the DIRECTOR of that video!

May 26, 2011 6:59 pm


May 26, 2011 7:04 pm

Fantastic. Love the ‘touching moment’ with the snapshot of the L’il Vulcan. Dang. That came out all sorts of wrong, didn’t it?

Tiberius III
May 26, 2011 7:08 pm

I’ve seen a lot of things in my life but that…was…AWESOME!

Dee - lvs moon' surface
May 26, 2011 7:23 pm

Definitely funny … but he reminded me someone and I was a little sad too …

Jon G.
May 26, 2011 7:43 pm

It’s like he’s channeling his inner Walter Matthau for this video. Haha

Tiberius III
May 26, 2011 7:53 pm

Shatner’s a great comedic talent, but I don’t think even he could have pulled this off as well as Nimoy.

May 26, 2011 8:24 pm

Nimoy has SWAG.

May 26, 2011 8:39 pm

This guy is everywhere!

Harry Ballz
May 26, 2011 8:49 pm

I cracked up laughing when he takes the photo of the Vulcan fan, folds it up, and sticks it under the chair leg. Hilarious!

May 26, 2011 9:07 pm

*This* should be the trailer for Free-Enterprise 2!

May 26, 2011 9:38 pm

loling forever. so amazing

May 26, 2011 9:39 pm

That was a cool video with Leonard and I hope William Shatner saw it.

Keachick (rose pinenut)
May 27, 2011 12:12 am

I loved the “Lazy” song video, but the Bilbo Baggins song – well, what can I say? It was sort of awful and I don’t just mean the quality of video picture.

Fun stuff. I had no idea that Leonard Nimoy did all this…

allister gourlay
May 27, 2011 12:23 am

Brilliant fun stuff!

May 27, 2011 12:30 am

great video at 1.36/1.37 is that Wil Weaton?

May 27, 2011 1:45 am

:D I had to smiley all the way through, great! =)

May 27, 2011 1:45 am

:D I had to smile all the way through, great! =)

May 27, 2011 2:21 am

You look GREAT, Mr. Nimoy.

Even on your “lazy days” . HOW DO YOU DO IT?!

May 27, 2011 3:45 am

My personal, immediate reaction to the Bruno-Mars-Lazy-Song music video: What a fantastically entertaining piece and truly cleverly conceived, hilarious deconstruction of Mr. Nimoy´s regular public persona as a wise and highly dignified elder statesman of show business, :-) …

Alf, in pog form
May 27, 2011 3:47 am

He didn’t wash after going to the can, but at least he did go to the trouble of wiping his hand later – on his neighbours face! That video was hilarious!!

May 27, 2011 4:08 am

Hilarious! I loved the Taxi Driver moment in the mirror… “Are you talking to me?” and then he pulled his vulcan salute out. Priceless!

If I’m half as cool when I’m half as old as Mr Nimoy, I’ll be a happy man!

May 27, 2011 4:11 am

@29. Hermioni.

Yeah. That too.


May 27, 2011 4:27 am

I’m sat at work with my headphones on laughing my head off (in my dinner hour of course!).

I’m getting some very strange looks but it’s worth it – funniest thing I’ve seen in ages!

May 27, 2011 4:36 am

Hilarious i was laughing all the way through. is that bruno mars at 1.11.

May 27, 2011 5:09 am

@ #32. Aurore – May 27, 2011

It´s good to know we find ourselves in agreement then, ;-) .

May 27, 2011 5:27 am

@35. Hermioni.



May 27, 2011 5:50 am

definitely .

Blake Powers
May 27, 2011 6:41 am

Best music video ever.

May 27, 2011 6:43 am

although i fear it is impossible, i hope i am half as cool as Nimoy when i hit his age!!!

May 27, 2011 6:46 am

or for that matter, ANY age…

trekker 5
May 27, 2011 6:52 am

This is awesome!! My day is made!! :) Oh,and hi Aurore!

May 27, 2011 7:08 am

Nice to “see” you again,Olivia!

May 27, 2011 7:15 am

This is the single greatest video YouTube has ever seen. Leonard Nimoy smoking doob? HELL YEAH

May 27, 2011 7:18 am


Gold Coast Rob
May 27, 2011 7:47 am

Awesome, made me laugh, especially Shatner the channel hog

May 27, 2011 8:25 am

Thank you, I really needed a good laugh. Live long and prosper Mr. Nimoy.

trekker 5
May 27, 2011 8:26 am

Aurore, :) its always nice to “hear” from you! :)

May 27, 2011 8:30 am

My copy of “The Hobbit” just burst into flames!!

Anthony Thompson
May 27, 2011 8:47 am

Nimoy obviously has a talent for deadpan comedy. Bravo!

May 27, 2011 9:19 am

Did Spock just take a morning whiz into the sink?