Monday, June 18, 2007

I'm Tired of Your Moms

While reading Scrubbles, I found this the below video, a clip from NBC's 60th anniversary gala featuring stars of the network's 1986 shows singing a re-written version of "Family" from Dreamgirls. Scrubbles author Matt Hinrichs accurately notes how overwhelmingly gay the whole concept is.

Witness Nell Carter (Gimme a Break), Charlotte Rae (The Facts of Life), Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster), Alfonso Ribeiro (Silver Spoons), Marla Gibbs (227) and Bea Arthur (Golden Girls), taking turns singing, awkwardly walking about a hardcore 80s set as if it were the home they all share. You know, because they are a family. What did I tell you? Hardcore gay bomb. Makes you feel a little bad for Alfonso Ribeiro for apparently being the only male member of a family that includes several women who could crush him with a simple flick of the wrist. On that note, Nell Carter is the clear star of this clip. Walking into the shot during Bea Arthur's part, sharing a one line duet and then running away, giving the impression that the quick pop-in was entirely accidental? Classic.

Oh, and Barbara Eden was there, too.

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