If you’re trying to pinpoint the exact moment that Mike Tyson went from raging psychopath meltdown monster to the current hilarious and generally affable guy that we all love, most people would probably say it was his cameo in The Hangover. But I think it goes back a little further to one of his first appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, when he sang “Monster Mash” with Bobby Brown. The Hangover probably made us all realize that he was finally laughing with us, but if it didn’t, then his 2009 interview with Oprah Winfrey at least made him a human to us again.
And that’s why his latest antics have been so fantastic and hilarious, even though we know he’s still batsh*t insane. Whether dancing with Wayne Brady to “Every Little Step I Take” or delivering the worst-yet-funniest Herman Cain impression or simply telling us how hard Sarah Palin should be, um, romanced, Mike Tyson should be more involved in every aspect of our lives. Thank God he’s back with an appearance on the Brazilian TV show, “Huck’s Cauldron,” this past weekend, as he sang “The Girl from Ipanema” with host Luciano Huck.
If this doesn’t make you smile, then you might just be the real monster.