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March 26, 2009 1:20 AM   Subscribe

Julie Brown, Chris Elliott, Kathy Griffin, Bobcat Goldthwait and others spoof Madonna in Medusa: Dare To Be Truthful: Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
posted by Blazecock Pileon (9 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
"There's the phone booth where I lost my virginity!"

Hee! I remember seeing it when it aired on Showtime back in the early 90s. It's hilarious, and they went to such an amazing effort to recreate the people and places (and the glorious absurdity) of the original.
posted by amyms at 1:48 AM on March 26, 2009


It's got its moments (I watched the first 4 parts) but I'm not sure I wouldn't laugh just as hard (harder?) at the real thing .... vaguely remember seeing part of it years ago and it was so ridiculous and absurd.

Although, I did watch this old Madonna interview just the other day, and I have to say when you put her next to the wasted space that is Courtney Love, she comes off amazingly articulate and intelligent.
posted by mannequito at 5:11 AM on March 26, 2009


In which links does Kathy Griffin appear? I would like to know so I do not click them.
posted by adipocere at 6:16 AM on March 26, 2009 [2 favorites]


My favorite tributes to Madonna are the Virgin Voices compilations (tracklist: Vol. 1, Vol. 2 / Collected) on the pop gothic/industrial label Cleopatra. KMFDM's cover of Material Girl is fantastic.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:39 AM on March 26, 2009


Michael Parkinson - an ancient, "national treasure" British TV talk show host -had some endlessly bland memoirs serialized recently, but he included one nifty detail about watching Madonna's posse backstage at the studio just before she went on camera with him in the early 1990s.

He said there was always one woman with her personal make-up crew who stood around carefully holding two cotton bud sticks aloft.

Her only responsibility, as far as Parkinson could determine, was poking the cotton sticks up Madonna's nostrils at the last minute, and gently wiggling them around - to make absolutely sure there was no stray snot visible.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 7:26 AM on March 26, 2009


Also good was French and Saunders' parody of Truth or Dare. "Show us how you do a blow-dry."
posted by infinitewindow at 7:39 AM on March 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also good was French and Saunders' parody of Truth or Dare. "Show us how you do a blow-dry."

Thanks for the prompt, infintewindow - that's ten minutes just spent on youtube I don't want back. F & S doing M are sublime!
posted by Jody Tresidder at 8:03 AM on March 26, 2009


In which links does Kathy Griffin appear? I'd like to know so I can skip right to them.
posted by Bonzai at 9:00 AM on March 26, 2009


For Griffin lovers and haters, see or don't see Part 3.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:45 AM on March 26, 2009


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