Wayne Coyne: Flaming Lips frontman, fearless freak… and good Samaritan! As the Flaming Lips’ Twitter points out, Wayne appeared on the ABC television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on Sunday night. Though his face-time on the show was quite brief (he only showed up on camera at the very end, cracking a bad “Do You Realize??” pun), Wayne’s contribution was valuable. You can watch the full episode here.
If you aren’t familiar with “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, be warned: unless you have a heart of stone, it will make you cry. The premise is that in each episode, host Ty Pennington and his gang of designers, contractors, and builders (including the rapper Xzibit!) build a new house for a needy family, with the aid of an army of community volunteers. In Sunday’s episode, Wayne Coyne was one of those volunteers, helping construct a new house for his fellow Oklahomans, the Skaggs family. You get to see him walking around with a hard hat on, carrying armloads of sod. (Yes, I am tearing up as I write this.)
And speaking of Wayne Coyne and extreme home makeovers… have you seen his own house?