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EGOT Rhythm Who Can Ask for Anything More

March 25, 2010

Egot the world on a string...

Everything old is sent up, mocked and somewhat new again. While trying to google something unrelated I came across EGOT – a term I haven’t given much thought since 1991. For those who didn’t grow up during the reign of terror otherwise known as Philip Michael Thomas – who was known to both talk of EGOT and wear a slightly less blingy necklace than Tracy Morgan’s – this was his entertainment battle plan. He was going to win him an EGOT, (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) And this is not an entirely unrealistic goal. EGOT winners include:

• Audrey Hepburn
• Rita Moreno (makes me feel like there’s some damn justice in this world!)
• Marvin Hamlisch (composer)
• Babs
• Liza Minnelli
• Whoopi

But seriously, is this the way to tick off the “Grammy” box?

He’s not even on KEY. I’m pretty sure being cute as all get out wouldn’t prevent him from getting Le Booted from American Idol or possible the heave ho from the local karaoke bar.

Then there’s…

“Living the Book of My Life” where he rocks one his fake island accents, whichever one best coordinates with his colored contact lenses. Ha. This sounds kind of like a reggae-fied version of “Fever”.

According to IMDB, Thomas is short about FOUR awards to hit his target. And his last acting credit is a voiceover for a video game. Yeah, seriously, watch your back, Rita Moreno!

21 Comments leave one →
  1. hsofia permalink
    March 25, 2010 11:59 am

    That video is actually worse than Rebi Jackson’s “Centipede!” And the song has practically no melody.

  2. March 25, 2010 12:21 pm

    Seriously, though I do think “Centipede” has sweet hook, a la any Paula Abdul song! But back to PMT, oh my god, I mean seriously?

  3. hsofia permalink
    March 25, 2010 12:48 pm

    “Centipede” was a catchy song, the video just aged badly. I can’t remember a single note of the PMT song five seconds after hearing it. Not sure which image was worst – the lame’ swimsuited women touching his body and carrying him like Jesus (to where?!) …. the seizure-inducing orb lights behind his head …. or his creepy ass eye over-looking the WHOLE PLANET. Who directed that mess!!

  4. March 25, 2010 2:33 pm

    Those lasers should have been tasers!

  5. hsofia permalink
    March 25, 2010 11:19 pm

    I can’t stop watching this awful, horrible video. (And I still can’t remember the melody or lyrics.) The slo-mo voguing followed by the self-satisfied head bobbing followed by the magical jazz hands followed by the pelvic gyrations followed by the Dr. Who decapitated head lights. And all that in the first 60 seconds!!! I had to share the confusion with my FB friends.

  6. March 25, 2010 11:22 pm

    hsofia – hahah. It’s it addictive! I can’t stop watching it either.

  7. hsofia permalink
    March 25, 2010 11:23 pm

    p.s. Not to mention, the worst version of The Robot EVER. How do you find these things?!

  8. March 25, 2010 11:25 pm

    baby, unfortunately, being a pop culturalist means these damn things find me!

  9. March 25, 2010 11:31 pm

    for you. careful. it is nothing like you have ever seen.

    apparently there are more than a few lawsuits in regards to some Miss Cleo-esque activities!

  10. hsofia permalink
    March 25, 2010 11:45 pm

    I guess there were black folks doing LSD.
    And what is with taking something so awful and then REPLICATING it on the screen? So instead of one chair dancing yahweh adorer, I get four …? That one is a keeper.

  11. msjacks permalink
    March 26, 2010 12:17 am

    Just because you’ve lost faith in PMT’s EGOT dreams doesn’t mean the rest of us should. I still believe.

  12. March 26, 2010 12:43 am

  13. hsofia permalink
    March 26, 2010 1:05 am

    I snickered all the way through that one, but I seriously laughed out loud when he threw that child (?!) over that pointless 4 ft wall at 2:38. And why is Giancarlo Esposito in this (0:43)?! What movie is he supposed to be in, cuz I want to see it.

  14. March 26, 2010 1:07 am

    HAHAH. Al Jr. FTW.

    Man, that video is multiple levels of awful.

  15. March 26, 2010 1:57 am

    Okay, you’re right, Hsofia, this is all kinds of hot buttered fail.

  16. March 26, 2010 6:51 am

    Once again Snarky, I appreciate you rooting out all the dross. From now on I have this standard: if you say it’s on par with Centipede, then I know I don’t need to singe my eyeballs on it.

  17. hsofia permalink
    March 26, 2010 10:54 am

    I really think PMT was trying to be mistaken for one of the Jacksons in his video. It had the magician’s jazz hands and (albeit, much shorter) chorus line of “Centipede,” the strobe lights and replication of”Can You Feel It” and “Wanna Rock With You,” and the bare-chested swagger of “Do What You Do.” But at least he had a better hairdo. He could still rock that now.

    By the way, the Jackson with the worst music videos was definitely Jermaine, who must have insisted that all his videos tell a story. See: “Dynamite.” And by that I mean, do not see “Dynamite.”

  18. March 26, 2010 12:47 pm

    Too late.


    Though I have used this song for my gym cool down.

  19. March 27, 2010 8:28 pm

    His stair-descent-while-pelvic-thrusting has nothing on Billy Ocean’s short but perfectly-executed example in “Caribbean Queen”.

  20. March 27, 2010 8:42 pm

    OK wait. So did everyone else see the side-silhouette of the 80s lady and his HEAD floating around singing where her uterus would be? Did that just happen?

  21. March 28, 2010 5:26 pm

    @Kelly, that entire video must be viewed repeatedly in order to fully experience its complete galaxy of fail.

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