Oprah sat down with Pharrell to seemingly interview him about his career in music, but her secret motive was to harvest his tears for use in various potions. Oprah shows Pharrell a supercut of people around the world making their own videos to his song “Happy,” and the result causes him to mist up. That’s when she drops the hammer by mentioning his deceased grandmother. That’s some expert tear-jerking, Oprah. Now all you need is a dragon scale and a child’s love and you’ll rule all the kingdoms.
Seeing Pharrell this overcome makes me want to give him a pass for writing one of the more infectious and grating songs in recorded history. I ain’t even mad. Though, I do find it disingenuous that man who loves hats so much should sing about a room without a roof.