On NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Broadway superstar Kristin Chenoweth returned to her “Wicked” roots to perform a parody version of the song, “Popular,” directed at New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.
Having originated the role of “Glinda” in the Tony Award-winning musical, Chenoweth was well-prepared to slip back into character and dish out advice to someone very much in need of an attitude makeover.
Here’s what she had to say to sext fiend, “Carlos Danger”:
I’ll teach you zip your fly, you won’t be that guy with a camera down his pants. I’ll teach you what tweets to tweet, something clean and sweet. We’ll make sure you’ll get your chance to be popular. The right kind of popular. They’ll think you’ve become a monk, though they’ve seen your junk. Now you’ll play a different show.
And, in conclusion, “You want to be the mayor? Stop acting like a big old whore.”