Though it premiered a few weeks ago, the clip of Lucas Prata's appearance on My Super Sweet 16 has yet to make its way onto YouTube. Um, hello? Am I the only one with video ripping ability who recognizes how awesome it is to watch these teen girls gag over this stocky, thirtysomething meathead whose KTU staple, "And She Said...," is to Cher's "Believe" what his last name is to "Prada?" Designer impostor, baby!
Anyway, I've righted that wrong by uploading to YouTube. Just doing my part, guys. You know that in the distant future, when there's no more storable media, just YouTube, people are going to want to know what privileged Long Island culture was like in the mid-'00s. The following three minutes is everything you'll never need to know about that.
A few things to note:
- To Meleny, she whose Sweet 16 (actually, Sweet 18) is being profiled in this episode, there is ONLY ONE singer in the world and his name is (duh) Prata. He's her first and second favorite!
- "Lucas Prata, he's like an amazing singer. And he's here! Whoo!"
- His two male backup dancers are wearing t-shirts with the lyrics of the song printed on them. On the front, they say, "And she said..." and on the back? "Yeah yeah yeah." Funny, when I heard this on the radio months ago, I said, "These lyrics are so complex that only a silkscreen could do them justice."
A postscript: someone I know went to an 18+ club in Queens last week (because in Queens, apparently it's acceptable for grown people go to 18+ clubs...yeah, I don't know. It's Queens.) and Prata performed! The teen crowd went batshit, and Prata even mentioned his My Super Sweet 16 appearance. He's proud of this shit, y'all. But then, I would be, too, if I sweat that much without losing any bronzer.
The second video isn't as full of hawtness. It's just raggedy old Tyra Banks singing "We Belong Together" with a bunch of women's prison inmates. This, of course, happened on last week's Tyra-in-prison episode of her talk show. She does this gimmicky shit always around sweeps and often otherwise, and I eat it up like half of the time. I'm just a sucka for her love, tough and self-congratulatory as it may be.
But seriously, "We Belong Together!" That's at least as around-the way as those cornrows.