If you grew up in Canada, chances are you watched a lot of MuchMusic. And if you watched a lot of MuchMusic, chances are you’re familiar with Nardwuar the Human Serviette (Canadianspeak for ‘napkin’), a somewhat shrill, oddly-dressed, yet disturbingly knowledgeable TV personality who always brings gifts for his interview subjects. He’s grilled everyone from Nirvana to Puffy Ami Yumi.
He recently conducted a typically entertaining interview with an unsuspecting Lykke Li, in which he surprises the Swedish pop singer with vintage punk rock 45s that her parents recorded in the ’70s, an array of stinky Scandinavian food and a doll of her favorite rap star. Watch it above and check out more fun interviews with Lady Gaga, Kathy Griffin & Lily Tomlin, N.E.R.D. and Feist after the jump. Even more old school clips via Nardwuar’s excellent YouTube channel.
Nardwuar vs. Lady Gaga
Nardwuar vs. Kathy Griffin & Lily Tomlin
Nardwuar vs. N.E.R.D.
Part One of Nardwuar vs. Feist (Watch Part Two here)
Editor’s Note: I was totally at that Peaches-Gonzales-Feist (a.k.a. Bitch Lap-Lap) show with Elastica back in the day. And I don’t know what the f*ck is going on with these multicolored YouTube embeds.