Katy Perry's 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)' video welcomes Rebecca Black, Corey Feldman, Hanson to the party of the year: Watch it here


“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” is the fifth single from Katy Perry’s 2010 album Teenage Dream, and so far the acompanying videos have featured aliens, giant anthropomorphic gummy bears, lots of heavy petting and, um, fireworks.

Perry’s latest clip raises the bar considerably, featuring the debut performance by Perry’s alter-ego Kathy Beth Terry but also welcomes “Friday” expert Rebecca Black, the three members of Hanson, two stars from Glee, Corey Feldman and Debbie (Deborah?) Gibson to the party (not to mention several dozen extras as well as a copy of Just Dance for the Wii). Check out all the neon-colored action after the jump.

While Perry’s performance is typically manic (and genuinely funny), Black and Feldman end up stealing the show. The former carries herself like a star standing next to Perry, while the latter gets wiggy (and even makes a Lost Boys reference) as Kathy Beth Terry’s haggard father.

In fact, considering all those elements, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” may now be the best clip to come from Teenage Dream thus far.

If you’re keeping score, “California Gurls” would come in second (the combination of Snoog Dogg and breast-mounted whipped cream cannons is hard to resist), followed by “Teenage Dream” (a fantastic exercise in winsome nostalgia), “Firework” (an inspiration message, but a little heavy-handed) and “E.T.” (she certainly was blue!).

What has been your favorite Teenage Dream video? Let us know in the comments below.

Read more at EW.com:
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  • Jay

    I like the one where you see Katy’s cleavage….. oh, wait

    • oskrc

      lol flop comment.
      Where is her cleavage on FIREWORK? ET? even on LFN.
      try again

  • Nikki

    This was actually kinda cute. And even though I hate Rebecca Black’s “Friday”, she was hilarious.

  • Terry

    This is precisely why I love Katy…goofy, silly and utterly, blissfully tongue-in-cheek. She may be uber-hot, but she’s more like the pratfalling, clumsy hottie-next-door than a oh-so-sultry, serious femme fatale-type. And her music may not be artistically brilliant or “deep” but it is superbly-crafted cotton-candy pop. As much as Gaga is awesome, I wish she didn’t take herself or her art so seriously.

    • Amit

      I found myself thinking the exact same things while watching the video, tbh. In the past year, I’ve found myself falling out of love with Lady Gaga…but I love Katy Perry more than ever.

    • True Blue

      As a fan of both, I see Katy and Gaga on two opposite extreme ends of the spectrum. I also mainly like Katy for her carefree personality, and I enjoy fun, carefree music, but honestly, with her music lately, I think she can afford to take herself just a little more seriously, at least enough to put some thought and originality into her music. Gaga on the other hand, does indeed take herself too seriously, and when you have an image as outrageously over-the-top as hers, you HAVE to be able to make fun of yourself, otherwise you end up being the joke that people laugh AT, not WITH. Her saving grace in terms of being likeable is that she’s a very sweet and gracious person. But the more she keeps pushing her image, the more she has to show that she’s doing it with a wink and a smile. What’s funny though, is that both women are influenced by Freddie Mercury, a guy who had a perfect balance of having his tongue in cheek and taking himself just seriously enough to create the amazing music that he made. Though I’m not saying that either women (especially Katy) are anywhere near his level of talent, I think both of them could still stand to learn a LOT more from him.

      • Meg

        Hola, TrueBlue. Hey, I like both women, but honestly, in this kind of discussion, if you are gonna talk about lack of originality in Katy’s music, it would be disingenuous not to talk about Gaga’s lack of originality. Born This Way= Express Yourself, The Edge of Glory= Song for the Lonely. Alejandro video=Madonna’s entire career?

      • True Blue

        @ Meg:

        I guess I should’ve clarified that by originality, I meant individuality, not sounding like everything else on the radio. It’s damn near impossible these days to be original in terms of doing something that’s never done before. Katy had her own charm and sound during the “One of The Boys” era, but she’s gone the generic route on “Teenage Dream”. I like that she hasn’t lost her sense of fun, but I feel that she’s too bubblegum with her music now. Also, I don’t see the resemblance between EOG and “Song For The Lonely”.

      • John

        Like everything else on the radio???
        Are you telling me that Katy Perry sounds like Bruno Mars, Adele,Lupe Fiasco, LMFAO, Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez,Niki Minaj, Jason De Rulo, Dj Khaled,The Black Eyed Peas Whiz Kalifa and Lil Wayne?? And are you gonna tell me those artists sound alike? None of the Teenage Dreams sound like any of that, and those artists sound nothing alike. This whole “pop music nowadays is indistinctly homogeneous” argument is such BS. Sometimes I feel like people who use that argument really don’t listen to pop radio, because I am not seeing the similarities. Katy’s sound is pure commercial pop, but it’s not like “everything else out there”. If you are gonna use that argument, none of the great pop artists like Madonna, Michael Jackson or Abba have any worth, because they created PURELY COMMERCIAL POP, with killer hooks, memorable melodies and addictive refrains. That’s what pop music is.

    • Berlin

      Why love someone who doesn’t even take theirselves or their career seriously?? This is why music artists suck these days. Artists are jokes and punch lines. And this song sucks major azz. “That was such an epic fail” Seriously?? I’ll take Lady Gaga anyday over this joke of a hasbin.

  • Megan

    I used to like Katy, but just for making good, clever use of Rebecca Black alone (by making her the popular girl in this clip, I adore her now.

  • DayGlo

    Love it. Wish I still owned those dayglo plastic bangles.

  • Joe

    If I were a Hollywood casting agent, I would look for a good romantic comedy script for Katy. She looks like a genuinely funny actress, and she’s gorgeous, to boot.

  • Marc

    Whenever a singer attempts an “alter-ego”, they usually go for a thinly-veiled version of themselves, with extra sexiness added, like Beyonce’s Sasha Fierce, J-lo’s Lola, or Madonna’s Dita. God bless Katy Perry for going an unexpected route and hiding her actual beauty under layers of nerdiness, braces, and eighties day-glo camp. It’s refreshing to see such a big star still not taking herself seriously.

    • PN

      I like this funny side of her, this less glamorous side that keeps her apart from her rival female competition of Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga. The nerdiness look and ’80s neon colors actually works for her in this video. It looks very 1985, the way girls were wearing clothes back then.

  • marie

    I really really liked it, very 80’s, Rebecca Black looks cute and the guys from glee are awesome

  • Eric

    Katy tries way too hard.

  • jasmine

    love it! i didn’t even mind rebecca black, and the hanson brothers are back!! this makes me even more excited to see her this sunday at ther concert!!

  • Danny

    Really unfunny. It’s so over the top and obnoxious. She’s not being self-deprecating, either (unlike her great SNL skit)–she’s just taking this nerd image of which she has had no prior connection and exploiting it for maximum single success (even going so far as to potentially sounding mentally challenged, rather than just nerdy…what gives?).

    She’s a vapid, shell of a popstar. I can’t help but like some of her music, but her personality is an enormous turn off.

    • Danny

      Also, the video’s editing is quite poor. Is this supposed to be the 80s…with online pictures? And she gets a makeover and her headgear torn of but it’s all back when she wakes up in the morning?

    • Marianne

      It’s supposed to be over the top.

  • oliviersansau

    VOTY!!!! its nice, self-depricating. just makes me wanna hang

  • PN

    I wanted it to be a hit LAST SUMMER just as California Gurls and Teenage Dream were both in the top 10 in late August! She could have had 3 songs in the top 10 at the same time. That song had hit all over it! Her label should have rush released it to the stores! I loved that song the first time I heard the album on August 24th! Fun catchy Friday night-styled party pop record! Great that it’s out just in time for this coming summer! Open the windows in the car and crank it up for the next 86 to 90 days this summmer!!!!!!

    • Gaga4573

      sorry. The Edge of Glory and I Wanna Go have taken the cake. LFN was such “an epic fail”

      • A2

        The edge of glory isnt going to be the song of the summer. Katy’s singles always perform better then gaga’s. I wanna go will be the single of the summer. The funnest song I’ve heard in a while.

      • John

        For all of LG’s inescapable presence in pop culture and album sales, her singles still don’t get the insane amount of radio play that Perry’s get. In fact, if we went by ubiquity, you would never get that Perry has had more # 1 singles than Gaga, but she has had 5 # 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 (and four them from the same album) versus Gaga’s 3. And by the way, please don’t turn my post into a stan war. I love both ladies, I just lean a little more toward Katy, that’s all.

  • PN

    My favorite is really California Gurls with the videos. E.T. would be a close second and the others would rank lower. The Firework video lacks the energy of the other two or three.

  • Dean

    As usual, Katy Perry’s breasts are the best thing(s) about this.

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