There was a lot going on with Pharrell’s performance of “Happy,” which we totally understand, because he’s probably bored after performing this for the 1,324th time. But we had a lot of questions as the performance unfolded before our eyes: Why did he look like a bellhop? Is he communicating with the dead? Is that Hans Zimmer playing the guitar? (Yes.) Is this going to be a somber version of “Happy” as a political statement? We’re sad to report that no, it was just zany.
Pharrell and his crew did manage to get in the “Hands up, don’t shoot” gesture, though.