Some things just don't go together: chocolate and brussel sprouts ,  monkeys  and loaded hand-guns, Oprah Winfrey and leather booty shorts. Well, add to that list the following...Nine Inch Nails and Dance Party U.S.A. ! Yes, it actually happened circa. 1989.  Click on the jump below to watch and then underneath the video, learn from Trent Reznor why this travesty was allowed to occur.

What??...how??...who thought this would be a good...???

As Trent Reznor explained recently on Twitter,  "Many years ago, a young and naive Nine Inch Nails were asked what TV shows they'd be interested in appearing on.  As a joke (and likely drunk), they thought of the most absurd choice they could come up with at the time.  They were then informed their bluff had been called and were actually booked on said show."

So, it's kind of like if Wu Tang Clan had ever jokingly said they would like to appear on "Hee-Haw"...and they got a call from Roy Clark asking them to come in for an overall and straw hat fitting.