Hilarious Aretha Franklin Parody


Can anyone just put a mutant bow on their head and wail out “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” while ushering in a whole new dawn? No, but soul legend Aretha Franklin did it at the inauguration and managed to astound with her gravitas and her amazing hat. Well, now, Greg Scarnici–whom I know from having done a cameo in his movie Glam Trash–has come up with a riotous yet rather touching spoof clip, channeling Aretha as deftly as any scrawny white kid can possibly do. It’s a riot–so give it your “Respect.”

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 30, 2009

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