In the clip, host Marty Whelan giggles while introducing the rapper who performed alongside the Open House staff.
"To perform this now, we have a number of our own crew," Whelan says before the cameras cut to Coolio performing with several staff members awkwardly dancing behind him.
The resurfaced video made its way around Twitter on Thursday with many wondering how on Earth the situation unfolded.
According to Twitter user James who posted the clip, "legend has it, [Open House] booked him by mistake. They hand't arranged backing dancers, so he made the middle-aged production crew dress up and do it instead."
\u201cRIP Coolio. Never forget his appearance on Irish daytime chatshow Open House, who, legend has it, booked him by mistake. They hadn't arranged backing dancers, so he made the middle-age production crew dress up and do it instead. Best TV ever.\u201d
However, a person named Gary, who claimed to be a production staff member during the taping of the show, responded and said Coolio was not booked by mistake but they were unprepared.
\u201c@sirjamesofcots Correction! I was part of the production team on this. Coolio was NOT booked by mistake. But the producer misheard at a meeting and thought we'd booked Julio (Iglesias). Upon being set straight he uttered the immortal words: "Coolio? Who the f**k is Coolio?". The rest is history!\u201d
Upon seeing the clip, Whelan also jumped in to the conversation saying he remembers him with "great fondness."
\u201cAh Coolio, I remember him with great fondness. To have him dancing with the staff was quite the moment. Which they did willingly. The very idea of introducing Coolio on afternoon television shows you how innovative RT\u00c9 has always been\u2026\u201d
\u201c@sirjamesofcots Truly classic. I can\u2019t thank you enough for sharing this. I love the way the erstwhile backing dancers\u2019 heads are artfully left in shadow. A sliver of mercy from the lighting technicians.\u201d
"I can imagine Coolio's promoter going through the Irish tv guide and saying "Oh it's a big popular talk show in the afternoon. So it's like the Irish version of Oprah." Or maybe he had a busy schedule that day and could only be booked for the afternoon," Orson wrote.
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