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Katy Perry Leads A Team Of Basketball Underdogs In Her Wild New 'Swish Swish' Video

You'll definitely recognize a few of these faces.

Katy Perry describes her new "Swish Swish" video as depicting "the most absurd game of the century," and we couldn't have said it better. The clip, released early Thursday morning, features a few recognizable faces in a silly, over-the-top game of basketball that Idolator describes as a "throwback" to Perry's famously fun videos for hits such as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" and "Hot N Cold."

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Things start off badly for the Tigers, Perry's team of underdogs that includes Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo and Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz. They don't seem to have a chance against the beefier Sheep, and their coaches Terry Crews and Molly Shannon aren't much help.

What ensues is an over-the-top game of hoops in which the laws of gravity no longer exist, and every moment is ripe for a cameo from a famous face or internet sensation. (Doug the Pug, the Wendy's chicken nugget teen, and Rob Gronkowski all make appearances in the bleachers.)

Then there's arguably the most important featured character of all, Nicki Minaj. She shows up for a fiery halftime show and tells Perry to "get it together." And that's exactly what she does, as she and the Tigers use some ridiculous techniques to turn the game around

Check out the full video below:

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