Video: A Very Gaga Thanksgiving

Lady Gaga aired her own 90-minute Thanksgiving bonanza on Thursday evening in a move that caught millions of America’s ABC viewers by surprise as they finished off their holiday turkey. The kooky performer directed, produced and starred in A Very Gaga Thanksgiving and sang a host of old classics, including ‘White Christmas’ before slowing it down with a some acoustic hits of her own.

She kicked off proceedings by dueting ‘Lady and the Tramp’ with mainstream icon Tony Bennett, who later explained that she could become “an American Picasso”. Presumably he’d been on the eggnog. Check the video below..

The singer then took a break to cook the very American meal of “fried turkey and waffles”, before trying her hand at a bit of Thanksgiving-themed arts and crafts with children from her alma mater, Sacred Heart – while lecturing them about Jackson Pollock. Gaga? Yes. But many agree that the broadcast could help the performer who has championed gay rights, a new fanbase in middle America.