When I was a kid, I would race home to watch my favorite TV show after school, Kids Incorporated. It ran from 1984-1994 on The Disney Channel. For some reason, it popped into my head last night, so I jumped onto YouTube to watch the addictive theme song (K-I-D-S Kids Incorporated, we're gonna have fun):
Imagine my surprise to see Stacey, the little sprite, was played by Stacy Ferguson - yes, Fergie!
Naturally I watched about 5 more videos, because mentally I can't make the connection from the sweet little singer above to the sultry, smokey eyed songstress of Black Eyed Peas fame. In this clip she sings Debbie Gibson's "Only In My Dreams" (it's your girl, Kim!).
10 year old Jennifer Love Hewitt was also on the show:
Then it hit me: Glee really owes some of its roots to this slightly awkward, yet endearing show. Like Glee, these kids are singing questionably age-appropriate songs in contrived situations. Though, I'm not sure the Kids Incorporated tykes were autotuned to death like the Glee ones. (<- Sarcasm.)
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
In case you were under a rock last week and missed Jimmy Fallon's opening Emmy number -- during which the kids from Glee, Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Tina Fey, Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), and, most awesomely, Jorge Garcia (Hurley from Lost) performed -- here it is, in its entirety. Funny thing is, while the Emmy folks negotiated the "Born to Run" telecast rights from Bruce Springsteen, some numbnut lawyer forget to acquire the internet rights as well, so it was a good week before NBC was allowed to post it online. Doh!
by Kara DeFrias at 4:40 PM