(I was talking about ABC’s “Donny & Marie” show from the late 70’s, which I really enjoyed as a tot.) At the time I suggested they the Osmond siblings were immortal vampires because they are still performing in Las Vegas.
I take it all back. I was just reminded that Osmond is the unnamed dancing man in the 2008 “first take” video for “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “White & Nerdy.” Have you seen the way this guy mugs and dances for three minutes straight? He’s hilarious. And he’s a goddam force of nature. He’s like Spider-Man 2099. He’s cooler in that three minutes of video than I will ever be.
Besides, I’m old too. I feel certain I was told at some point years ago that the guy was Osmond, yet I completely forgot about that when I discussed the show. I also don’t know if “throwing shade” has fully replaced “smack-talking” in the vernacular, or even if the term should be hyphenated.