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Watch: Leonard Nimoy Gets “Lazy” In Bruno Mars Music Video [UPDATED] May 26, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Music,Nimoy,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , trackback

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.


1. Quarksbartender - May 26, 2011

Awesome!! Thanks Anthony that made my day.

2. Captain_Z - May 26, 2011


3. Schultz - May 26, 2011

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

4. John Gill - May 26, 2011

Nimoy has always been so cool…

5. Jordan from UGO - May 26, 2011


6. dmduncan - May 26, 2011


7. Elliot - May 26, 2011

That was great!!

8. dmduncan - May 26, 2011

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.

9. Commodore Mike of the Terram Empire. - May 26, 2011

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

10. David G. - May 26, 2011

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

11. Dac - May 26, 2011


12. NoRez - May 26, 2011

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

13. Tiberius III - May 26, 2011

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

14. Dee - lvs moon' surface - May 26, 2011

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

15. Jon G. - May 26, 2011

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

16. Tiberius III - May 26, 2011

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

17. Areli - May 26, 2011

Nimoy has SWAG.

18. DJT - May 26, 2011

This guy is everywhere!

19. Harry Ballz - May 26, 2011

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

20. DJT - May 26, 2011

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

21. Anyhoodle - May 26, 2011

loling forever. so amazing

22. vantheman77 - May 26, 2011

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

23. Keachick (rose pinenut) - May 27, 2011

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…

24. allister gourlay - May 27, 2011

Brilliant fun stuff!

25. trekman_dave - May 27, 2011

great video at 1.36/1.37 is that Wil Weaton?

26. joe1306 - May 27, 2011

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

27. joe1306 - May 27, 2011

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

28. Aurore - May 27, 2011

You look GREAT, Mr. Nimoy.

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

29. Hermioni - May 27, 2011

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, :-) …

30. Alf, in pog form - May 27, 2011

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!!

31. Toonloon - May 27, 2011

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!

32. Aurore - May 27, 2011

@29. Hermioni.

Yeah. That too.


33. killamarshtrek - May 27, 2011

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!

34. Martin - May 27, 2011

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

35. Hermioni - May 27, 2011

@ #32. Aurore – May 27, 2011

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

36. Aurore - May 27, 2011

@35. Hermioni.



37. Gary - May 27, 2011

definitely .

38. Blake Powers - May 27, 2011

Best music video ever.

39. alexwray - May 27, 2011

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

40. alexwray - May 27, 2011

or for that matter, ANY age…

41. trekker 5 - May 27, 2011

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

42. Aurore - May 27, 2011

Nice to “see” you again,Olivia!

43. NickInABox - May 27, 2011

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

44. Symar - May 27, 2011


45. Gold Coast Rob - May 27, 2011

Awesome, made me laugh, especially Shatner the channel hog

46. MikeTen - May 27, 2011

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

47. trekker 5 - May 27, 2011

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

48. Phil - May 27, 2011

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

49. Anthony Thompson - May 27, 2011

Nimoy obviously has a talent for deadpan comedy. Bravo!

50. CmdrR - May 27, 2011

Did Spock just take a morning whiz into the sink?


51. Bren (Destructor!!!) - May 27, 2011

Is anyone noticing a trend in the nimoy music videos?

Discounting the Bilbo video because… well… just because it exists.

But the other two are about:

1) Having a lazy day on which I will do nothing (I’ve had a lot of days like that lately) and,
2) Going down to Liverpool to do nothing.

It appears Mr. Nimoy likes his videos to advocate laziness. Makes me feel a hell of a lot better about my lazy existence :)

I’m still chuckling while I write this. Brilliant video.

52. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - May 27, 2011

Leonard Nimoy scaring kids in the supermarket…(I have a feeling that’s the Vons near my house…)

I wonder what someone who has never watched Star Trek before and doesn’t really recognize him would think of all the Shatner and Spock jokes.

53. Rola - May 27, 2011

Too funny! Love Nimoy.

54. captain_neill - May 27, 2011

Not a song I am a big fan of but it’s catchy and this is a really cool video

55. Captain_Conrad - May 27, 2011

Anthony, next time be sure to include [HOAX] next to any articles about Nimoy’s “retirement”

56. dmduncan - May 27, 2011

Love Nimoy clicking through the Shatner clips on TV. In his funny reaction you can see the love and the rivalry both.

Nimoy probably has a much nicer house, but I love the compact sort of normal existence he has in that homey little villa.

Again, super cool video. Now Shatner’s going to want one.

57. dmduncan - May 27, 2011

At the market in his PJs? Nimoy’s not da man. He’s The Dude.

58. ensign joe - May 27, 2011

absolutely love this video

59. fauxcault - May 27, 2011

PJs *and* sunglasses indoors–he even looks over them at the check-out clerk the same way The Dude does. It’s “The Big Spockowski.” Someone needs to do a Nimoy/Jeff Bridges mash-up and use “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)” as the soundtrack (about the same length as “Lazy” and much more enjoyable… plus the LSD trip conveyed by the lyrics (and the scene in “Lebowski”) fit with the visual absurdity fuel going on with Leo here.

60. Rico - May 27, 2011

Leonard you still can entertain us so well even after all these years. Love it!

61. dmduncan - May 27, 2011

29. Hermioni – May 27, 2011

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, :-) …


You sure that wasn’t more of a reflective delayed reaction? ;-) In any case, that sounded exactly like something Ms. Granger would say.

62. Praetor Tal - May 27, 2011

I nearly peed myself. Thank you, Leonard. This was so precious!

63. Sarah - May 27, 2011

I love that video!

64. Hermioni - May 28, 2011

Off topic:

@ #61. dmduncan – May 27, 2011

:-)) ,actually, (more than) a few people who know me personally do tease me in much the same manner… What can I say, … at least, my existence (and my name) predate the character´s by quite a few years, ;-) .

65. Al - May 28, 2011

He pees in the sink

66. Nick Cook - May 28, 2011

This is truly awesome. I think Nimoy just stole Shatner’s funny crown.

But wait, there are Bangles songs that weren’t sung by Susanna Hoffs? Must have wiped those from my memory. :)

67. dmduncan - May 28, 2011

64. Hermioni – May 28, 2011

Magnificento Coincidensalus!

68. Odkin - May 28, 2011

It was all perfect until the dope at the end. I was all excited to show my family, then… ruined.

69. Phil - May 28, 2011

Speaking of remakes, that is a natural Shatner/Nimoy project…”Grumpy Old Men”.

70. KJTrek - May 28, 2011

Oh God that was fantastic… it seems so illogical to put Nimoy in a video like that and yet it was perfect. Great :)

71. Sybok's Secret Brother - May 28, 2011

Best. Video. Ever.

72. Anti Matter - May 28, 2011

Loved it. Wonder if he missed his calling as a comedian – guess I should see… was it “Three Men and a Baby” that he directed/acted in?

73. Harry Ballz - May 29, 2011

Mr. Nimoy appears rather adept at rolling a spiff. Wow, what an actor!

74. The Weary Professor - May 29, 2011

Let me pick my jaw up off the ground so I can say something…nope, still speechless.

75. DJT - May 29, 2011

75 posts later and till smiling from the memory of that video.

Thank you, Mr. Nimoy.

76. sean - May 29, 2011

Ahhh, even Leonard Nimoy can’t make me endure a Bruno Mars song. Dude should stick to drumming.

77. sean - May 29, 2011

Bruno Mars, that is, not Leonard Nimoy.

78. VulcanFilmCritic - May 29, 2011

What’s with the tiger? Tigers?

79. Capt.Roykirk - May 29, 2011

Really hope Mr. Nimoy doesn’t spend his days off looking at playboys and smoking a joint.

80. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - May 30, 2011

haha great stuff

81. michaela - May 30, 2011

awesomeeeeeeeeeeee lol..

82. Ron - May 31, 2011

“I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski!”

83. John from Cincinnati - June 1, 2011

Nimoy! You’re the greatest! The most hilarious video I have ever seen!

84. Jesustrek - June 1, 2011

Heheheee Great Mr Nimoy ;)

85. Brandon - June 1, 2011

Shatner and Nimoy need to do a Grumpy Old Men type movie….

86. Polly - June 2, 2011

hehe Never get tired of the Bilbo video. Never.

Oh, right.The Bruno Mars thing. Funny stuff!

87. The Vulcanista }:-) - June 6, 2011

That video is chock full of awesomeness!!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
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