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‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Season 5 to Feature Cynthia Nixon, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rachel McAdams (Exclusive)

The second season of TLC’s genealogy docu-series “Who Do You Think You Are?” will feature six new journeys with Valerie Bertinelli, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lauren Graham, Kelsey Grammer, Cynthia Nixon, Rachel McAdams and her sister, Kayleen McAdams.

“A Wooden Lady With A Painted Face…”

This started my fear of mannequins – an old episode of “The Twilight Zone”, starring “Marsha”, a real proper gal who accidentally gets locked in on an imaginary/non-existant floor of a swanky department store. She’s given a hard time by some real bullies! Or, are they real?

MAR-SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

 

Pee Wee’s Playhouse Opening Theme (Sung By Cyndi Lauper)

Pardon the FLASHBACK – and yes, it’s pretty much a flashback, like drugs 😀

I let my son watch this show back in the day, but I’m well aware that certain parents thought it was a horrible show, addled with drug-induced references and colorful, wacky characters…but this is EXACTLY why I let my son watch it! We still reference it today – I’m not ashamed. I wish more kids and parents would watch it. I’m not sure what it inspires, but it teaches, and I’ll accept that any day.

BTW, Cyndi Lauper does a great character voice similar to Betty Boop (remember her?) for this opening theme. She used the same type for her “She’s So Unusual” album, and while kitschy, it’s brilliant. Her “normal” speaking voice is very sultry, and I’d love to hear her do more voiceover work…

▶ Adorable 3 year old is very happy to dance! – YouTube

▶ Adorable 3 year old is very happy to dance! – YouTube

VIRAL because he’s so articulate and cute, ZOMG!! He’s Chinese and his name is Zhang Junghao.

Pani & Pani and the search for Mr. Lavalava Ep 12 [Samoa] – The Banana Challenge – YouTube

Pani & Pani and the search for Mr Lavalava Ep 12 – The Banana Challenge – YouTube.

I had no idea this existed – this is a friendly competition/reality show that takes place in Samoa. Sexy and eligible warriors are vying for the hand of “Miss Samoa”, and they must prove their mettle by a series of competitions and exercises. This particular one is the last competition of the game – to sell bananas quickly and for a great price. May not relate in your neck of the woods, but the hucksters are creative. Expand your knowledge of world culture and take a peek inside a tropical paradise…

Recommended Cult Classic: “Freaks” [1932]

The Movie “Freaks” – Why It’s A Cult Classic

Gooba – Gobba
Gooba – Gobba
One of us!
One of us!





What does it all mean?!

I own this movie, and it’s hard to believe it was made in 1932. It’s an honest and literal look into the world of 1932 circus-folk. Generally speaking, circus employees are often counted as weird, offbeat, dirty, homeless “freaks” who don’t fit into mainstream society, but this movie showcases their lives as defying those stereotypes. That said, the characters in the movie aren’t just characters – they really WERE “circus freaks”! The more appropriate name is “side show performers”. There are dwarves, a strong man, bearded lady, acrobats, hydroencephalics, armless and legless people, Siamese twins, and a hermaphrodite (Josephine Joseph). Considering many of the “actors” were not, they’ve done a great job.

There are some people who see this movie as very disturbing – it can be unsettling to see people with severe deformities. However, I enjoy the humanity of it. At the end of the day, we’re all people.

I won’t spoil the movie for you, but it’s main theme is that you can’t judge a book by its cover, several layers deep. Fascinating study of human and inhuman behavior. The above scene is in reference to the circus people accepting an outsider into their tight-knit group.

“One of us! One of us!” – now you’ll know where it came from!

Pop culture reference: South Park episode – John and Patsy Ramsey

And, of course, the Simpsons did it!