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As the camera pans in, Perry pointedly says “We’re on,” trying to direct Seacrest’s attention to the camera.
“Your mom’s pretty,” he replies.
Perry says, “My mom? Well, I hope the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” and winks at the camera, perhaps trying to signal to Seacrest that, um, THEY’RE LIVE.
He chuckles and says, “You are too, but you’re not a mom.”
“Not yet,” she said.
And then Seacrest made things seriously weird when he said, “Do you wanna talk about it?”
At this point, Lionel Richie mutters “Don’t start.”