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Terry Fator and His Puppet Walter Put a Unique Country Spin on "Time Warp"

The America's Got Talent Season 2 winner put a unique spin on The Rocky Horror Picture Show tune. 

By Jackie Manno

Terry Fator tapped into his musical theater side for the spooky season.

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On October 20, the America's Got Talent Season 2 winner shared an awesome clip of him using his puppet, Walter, to sing the classic glam rock track, "Time Warp" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

During his cover, Walter sang in a southern twang while decked out in all black clothes. But the best part? An ensemble of puppets appeared in the video to help him out with the ultra-fun chorus, including favorites like Paul McCartney and Justin Bieber.

"Walter, that sounded terrible," Fator said following the performance. Walter answered, "Trust me Terry, get a few drinks in 'ya and it's gonna sound fantastic."

"Happy Halloween everybody," Fator said with a chuckle, closing out the video.

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What to know about "Time Warp" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The fifth song in the original 1973 Broadway musical and 1975 film of the same name, "Time Warp" is sung by the characters Riff-Raff, Magenta, and Columbia. It has since become one of the most popular tracks from the musical, and Tenacious D recorded a cover in 2020. 

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"Time Warp" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show lyrics

It's astounding
Time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely
Not for very much longer
I've got to keep control

I remember doing the Time Warp
Drinking those moments when
The blackness would hit me
And the void would be calling

Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
Put your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight

Split of Terry Fator and Tim Curry with Richard O'Brien in Rocky Horror

But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

It's so dreamy
Oh, fantasy free me
So you can't see me
No, not at all

In another dimension
With voyeuristic intention
Well-secluded
I see all

With a bit of a mind flip
You're into the time slip
And nothing can ever be the same
You're spaced out on sensation
Like you're under sedation

Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

Well, I was walking down the street just a-having a think
When a snake of a guy gave me an evil wink
He shook-a me up, he took me by surprise
He had a pickup truck and the devil's eyes
He stared at me and I felt a change
Time meant nothing, never would again

Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
Put your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight

But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again