What is it with Australian politicians giving weird interviews? In April, workplace relations minister Bill Shorten gave us the most blindly loyal pledge of allegiance to a prime minister ever seen, but his colleague Craig Emerson has outdone him by launching into song on live TV.
During an interview to ABC News on Monday where he defended the Labor government's carbon tax, the trade and competition minister issued a musical rebuke to opposition leader Tony Abbott in the form of Skyhooks' 1975 hit single 'Horror Movie'.
Abbott had claimed that the tax would wipe the southern Australian town of Whyalla off the map.
Describing opposition to the tax as "the mother of all scare campaigns" Emerson says he was in Whyalla on Sunday and declares: "Well this is the mood in Whyalla".
Bopping his head to a backing track he sings: "No Whyalla wipe-out, right there on my TV. No Whyalla wipe-out, right there on my TV,” he sings.
"No Whyalla wipe-out, right there on my TV, shocking me right out of my brain. Shocking me right out of my brain."
And you thought Chloe Smith was bad.