Chris Martin performs puppet band ‘from another planet’ called The Weirdos on Tonight Show


Chris Martin brought a puppet band called The Weirdos with him for his bizarre appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday.

The 45-year-old Coldplay heartthrob has performed several times in live concerts with one of the puppets, Angel Moon.

And during his latest talk-show shot, Chris was joined onstage by the entire band for a rendition of their wacky psychedelic ballad Biutyful.

Wow: Chris Martin brought a puppet band called The Weirdos with him for his bizarre appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday

The Weirdos, who originate from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, are characters who hail from another planet called Melissa.

Angel Moon squeaked to Jimmy that ‘really the song is about how there is beauty and magic in all things and all people.’

When they took the stage to sing they were bathed in evocative dim lighting that lent their performance an outer-space feel.

Chris and Angel Moon sang together, he in his normal voice and she in her keening falsetto, while the rest of the puppets were operated to play instruments.

Singing beside him: The 45-year-old Coldplay heartthrob has performed several times in live concerts with one of the puppets, Angel Moon

Singing beside him: The 45-year-old Coldplay heartthrob has performed several times in live concerts with one of the puppets, Angel Moon

Wow: During his latest talk-show shot, Chris was joined onstage by the entire band for a rendition of their wacky psychedelic ballad Biutyful

Wow: During his latest talk-show shot, Chris was joined onstage by the entire band for a rendition of their wacky psychedelic ballad Biutyful

Terrific: Near the end of the wacky performance, multicolored confetti rained down on Chris and the eye-popping of puppets surrounding him

Terrific: Near the end of the wacky performance, multicolored confetti rained down on Chris and the eye-popping of puppets surrounding him

Backstory: The Weirdos, who originate from Jim Henson's Creature Shop, are characters who hail from another planet called Melissa

Backstory: The Weirdos, who originate from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, are characters who hail from another planet called Melissa

Near the end of the wacky performance, multicolored confetti rained down on Chris and the eye-popping of puppets surrounding him.

The ex-husband of Gwyneth Paltrow also included the puppets with him for his interview segment which became zanier and zanier as it progressed.

A green puppet with an English accent introduced himself: ‘Yeah, right, I’m Donk, and believe it or not I’m the normal one, except I play drums.’ 

‘Yeah my name is the Wizard but I’m not that kinda wizard,’ said another puppet. ‘I’m the kinda guy who’s just super smart and I do magic.’

So sweet: Angel Moon squeaked to Jimmy that 'really the song is about how there is beauty and magic in all things and all people'

So sweet: Angel Moon squeaked to Jimmy that ‘really the song is about how there is beauty and magic in all things and all people’

Who's who: A green puppet with an English accent introduced himself: 'Yeah, right, I’m Donk, and believe it or not I'm the normal one, except I play drums'

Who’s who: A green puppet with an English accent introduced himself: ‘Yeah, right, I’m Donk, and believe it or not I’m the normal one, except I play drums’

Zany: 'Yeah my name is the Wizard but I’m not that kinda wizard,' said another puppet, adding: 'I’m the kinda guy who’s just super smart and I do magic'

Zany: ‘Yeah my name is the Wizard but I’m not that kinda wizard,’ said another puppet, adding: ‘I’m the kinda guy who’s just super smart and I do magic’

Goofing about: Another puppet called Sparkman, who was designed to resemble a monkey, sang all of his lines but insisted he was 'too shy' to be a singer

Goofing about: Another puppet called Sparkman, who was designed to resemble a monkey, sang all of his lines but insisted he was ‘too shy’ to be a singer

‘Like a normal, like a wizard,’ said Chris, who appeared to be thoroughly enjoying himself as the puppets worked through their routine.

‘My name is Angel Moon,’ said Angel Moon. ‘I’m a singer. I’m 109 light-years old. How old are you, Jimmy? You’re gorgeous!’

Another puppet called Sparkman, who was designed to resemble a monkey, sang all of his lines but insisted he was ‘too shy’ to be a singer.

Still another puppet was sitting in the audience – a grey character in a sweater-vest who was supposed to be the band’s manager Bruce Cakemix. 

Publicity rounds: Jimmy's other guest on that evening's episode was Ron Howard's daughter Bryce Dallas Howard, who was there in aid of her new film Jurassic World Dominion

Looking fab: Bryce, looking every inch the busty bombshell as she arrived onstage in a plunging black frock, dished about following her father's footsteps into directing

Publicity rounds: Jimmy’s other guest on that evening’s episode was Ron Howard’s daughter Bryce Dallas Howard, who was there in aid of her new film Jurassic World Dominion

Chris and the puppets made sure to forewarn Jimmy that Bruce’s surname is pronounced ‘cuh-kay-mix,’ not ‘cake mix.’

Donk vamped that his planet does get the Tonight Show but ‘it takes a long time for transmissions to reach our planet. Yeah, back on our planet you’re still riding around in a yellow cab with Queen Latifah.’

When Jimmy asked Angel Moon her favorite thing about Earth, she replied: ‘My favorite thing about Earth is probably you.’

She then began crooning: ‘All I think about is you, Jimmy. It’s all that I can do everyday, when I’m dreaming away about you, Jimmy, Jimmy, J for Jimmy.’ 

'I kind of begged and pleaded': After she wrapped on the previous Jurassic World movie in Britain, she asked her father if she could shadow him as he directed Solo: A Star Wars Story

‘I kind of begged and pleaded’: After she wrapped on the previous Jurassic World movie in Britain, she asked her father if she could shadow him as he directed Solo: A Star Wars Story

Jimmy’s other guest on that evening’s episode was Ron Howard’s daughter Bryce Dallas Howard, who was there in aid of her new film Jurassic World Dominion.

Bryce, looking every inch the busty bombshell as she arrived onstage in a plunging black frock, dished about following her father’s footsteps into directing.

After she wrapped on the previous Jurassic World movie in Britain, she asked her father if she could shadow him as he directed Solo: A Star Wars Story there.

‘And he said no, and I just, I kind of begged and pleaded and said: “I’ll just be very quiet on set and no one will realize that I’m there,”‘ she dished.

'I mean, it's incredible': She has since secured directing gigs on episodes of two Star Wars spin-off series, The Book Of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian

‘I mean, it’s incredible’: She has since secured directing gigs on episodes of two Star Wars spin-off series, The Book Of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian

‘So I got to go and just shadow and learn from him. It was incredible as well because I hadn’t seen him direct on set since I was a kid. And now being an actor and having had a couple decades doing this, I was like: “Oh, wow, you’re really good!”‘

She has since secured directing gigs on episodes of two Star Wars spin-off series, The Book Of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian.

‘I mean, it’s incredible,’ she said of her involvement with the Star Wars universe. ‘But for me personally it’s all the more meaningful because I was very lucky.’

She shared: ‘I got to grow up basically on my dad’s movie sets, and George Lucas – since my dad was was 17, George Lucas has been my dad’s mentor because my dad did a movie called American Graffiti.’

Having a ball: Bryce and Jimmy also played a game where she had to listen to loud music on a pair of headphones and then try to lip-read whatever he was saying

Having a ball: Bryce and Jimmy also played a game where she had to listen to loud music on a pair of headphones and then try to lip-read whatever he was saying

Bryce added that ‘George has kids the same age as all the kids in my family, so we were all kind of raised together. And then I actually went to summer camp with Natalie Portman before she did the prequels.’

She spilled taht ‘because I knew George and all that kinda stuff I got to go visit a bunch on the prequels, and so it’s a very personal thing that I feel very protective of for sure, of Star Wars, the Star Wars.’

Bryce made sure to discuss Jurassic World Dominion, which sees the return of Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and BD Wong, stars of the original Jurassic Park film.

Shoe's on the other foot: Eventually they switched roles and played again

Shoe’s on the other foot: Eventually they switched roles and played again

‘It’s an ensemble,’ she said of the old stars coming back. ‘Like this is all of our movie. They don’t have cameos. Like this is their movie as much as it is any of ours.’

Bryce has been a part of the Jurassic World franchise since its 2015 first instalment, and was apparently in a mood for reminiscences on Friday.

‘You know what’s crazy is that when Chris Pratt did the first Jurassic, Guardians Of The Galaxy had not come out yet, so he was the guy from Parks And Rec when he was doing the first Jurassic World,’ said she. ‘And it was really, he was like: “Oh, I hope this thing I did, Guardians, works out!”‘

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