It was only a matter of time before the dreaded Musical Episode reared its ugly head. And just like the old saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. We had wires! lights! shattered glass!, gratiutious Cheno Notes, and grown women literally slinging mud over the lead role. We also finally got a glimpse of "high school" Amanda (maybe that’s why her hair was so schoolmarm-y this episode?) and the GCBs claimed their revenge all these years later. I'm sure it's just how your church musical goes down.
What with all the music being flung around this episode, it was so very appropriate that we had several looks inspired by iconic moments in music. Observe:
1. Britney Spears, circa "Hit Me Baby One More Time":
It’s too bad there wasn’t a clearer shot of this outfit, or at least a more up close one. It’s totally channeling that whole schoolgirl shtick. You know, B. Spears before the shaved head.
2. The Spice Girls...kind of:
Ok, so this one is a bit of a stretch, but there is definitely some 90s girl group mojo being summoned here. Bright colors? Check. Bodycon dresses? Check. Lots of bouncing around and special effects? Check, check.
3. Michael Jackson, circa History:
Now those, ladies and gentlemen, are some shoulder pads. I was fully expecting Gigi to do the pirouette/crotch grab in the middle of her elocution lesson for Sharon. Ah heee hee hee! WOO!
4. The Beatles, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band:
Amanda uses this outfit to begin her tyrannical role as musical director. Barking out orders, getting the unruly troops in line...looks like the cast is in for A Hard Day's Night. But as any good director knows, it's a Long and Winding Road to the top.
Sorry, I just can't HELP! myself.
Ahem. Moving on.
5. Prince, circa every day of his life, ever:
Say what you will, but nobody rocks the man blouse like Prince. Amanda? Not so much.
BT-dubs, I am trying so, so hard not to make a Prince pun. Kiss this look goodbye? The Blouse Currently Known As Frumpy? Something about making doves cry?
6. Billy Ray Cyrus, The Achy Breaky Heart days:
Business in the front...
Party in the back.
God bless rock and roll.