when i grow up i wanna be a pussycat mom

A little over two years ago, when I was trying to pull myself out of a mid-life crisis, I started taking my hip hop dance class and simultaneously started training for a half-marathon. With my creativity juices flowing from the dance class, I found myself on my long runs listening to pop hop songs and envisioning myself as a Beyonce back-up dancer.

I also began changing lyrics to said pop songs and fantasizing about creating my own music videos. You see, being a product of the 80’s, Weird Al Yankovich is kind of my hero in a weird sort of way, so as I ran, I came up with Mom Spoofs in my mind, like “Caught in a Van Romance”  all about why moms love their mini-vans, and “I’m Lexi and I Know It,” but the one that really kept playing over and over in my mind was to the tune ofWhen I Grow Up by the Pussycat Moms. “When I grow up, I wanna be a mom, I wanna drive a van, I wanna deal with binkies.”

I mentioned my idea to my bestie blogger and fellow dancer, Theresa, and she said she was game.

For two years, life got in the way, until a few months ago, when I got to meet Robin Antin, the creator of the Pussycat Dolls, in the Fox 5 greenroom.

When I Grow Up Spoof video

I walked away from meeting her and thought, I have GOT to make this spoof happen.

That night I asked the owner of my dance studio, Carlsbad Performing Arts Academy, if she would be part of my hair-brained crazy parody video. She said, “Heck yeah,” and a few weeks later I was in the dance and recording studio with some of the coolest, most talented ladies ever, making my Weird Al inspired vision a reality.

When I Grow Up Spoof by the PussyCat Moms

After several hours of rehearsal we finally shot the video with a small crew on one weekend in February. It was so inspiring for me to work with such creative, giving people. You can imagine how many strange looks we received when filming the park scenes.

Pussycat Dolls When I Grow Up Spoof

I guess this is what can happen as a result of a mid-life crisis!

All of the cast and crew worked for free and I am totally indebted to them (see the list of cast and crew below)! I also am grateful to some of the people who helped make me look good on camera:

My hair: I, just by chance, met Leslie Curtis a week before the shoot, and her forte is hair extensions. She did them for me for practically nothing, since I was the only one of the five Pussycat Moms who didn’t have luscious, long, good-for-flipping hair.

My face: Dr. Melinda Silva, one of my fellow panelists from the Fox 5 Ask the Moms segments, hooked me up with a little wrinkle magic, aka Botox and Exilis.

My tan: The gorgeous gals of Enlightan, the mobile spray tan company, set me up with a spray tan so I could look nice and Jersey Shore-ish.

My make-up: Nothing like calling an former co-worker that you haven’t seen in over 10 years, except for the occasional Facebook update, to see if she’d come work for FREE. Well I made the call to the one and only Julz Perez who used to work with me at Stu Segall Productions and she came through for me. She made all of us Pussycat Moms look glamorous! If you need a make-up artist, email me and I’ll give you her contact info. She’s a miracle worker!

I hope you enjoy the vid! I could never have done it without the Mary White, the owner of my dance studio, who choreographed it, danced in it, and recorded the vocals; Theresa who was there with me every step of the way, and of course my husband, G Money, who not only makes a cameo at the end to steal the show, but who also shot, edited, and put up with all of my crap.

If you haven’t seen the original vid, you might want to watch it first since we tried to base our video on this version. 

PUSSYCAT MOMS CAST & CREW:

CAST:
Mary Burt-Godwin
Theresa Hissong Seid
Mary White
Tina Deninger
Sara Elliot

And Featuring G Money

Ballet Teacher – Kristin Burros
Hot Jogger Girl – Bari Yonkers

CREW:
DP, Editor and All Around Badass – Steve Godwin
2nd Camera – Kevin LaClaire
Audio Editor & Production Crew – Court Thompson
Hair & Make-Up – Julzz Perez
Production Crew – Caitlin Navor
Choroegrapher – Mary White

In case you missed some of the lyrics, here they are.

PUSSYCAT MOMS SPOOF LYRICS:

They call me mommy

You know I hear it all day

You see every time I turn around

They’re screamin’ my name

They call me mommy

You know I hear it all day

You see every time I turn around

They’re screamin’ my name

Now I’ve got a confession

When I was young I wanted attention

I got what I want by having babies

Now I can’t even pee without them calling me

Now I ain’t complainin’

I love having children

I post their pics on facebook fifteen times a day

Now I know what it’s like to do kegels

While toasting ten bagels

Cause see when I was younger I would say

When I grow up

I wanna be a mom

I wanna drive a van,

I wanna deal with binkies

When I grow up

Push a stroller

Change the diapers

Have saggy boobies

When I grow up

Wipe a boogie

Clean up poopie

Live on no sleep

When I grow up,

Cook & clean

Lookin’ hot when I wear my mom jeans

Be careful what you wish for cause you just might get it

You just might get it

You just might get it

Be careful what you wish for cause you just might get it

You just might get it

You just might get it

I used to think that I was wimpy

Til I popped out a ten pound baby

I always wanted to be a supermom

Who knew that Shades of Gray would get me this far

Now I ain’t complainin’

I love having children

Don’t judge me if they watch TV all live long day

You don’t know what it’s like to do laundry

While playing referee

Cause see when I was younger I would say

When I grow up

I wanna be a mom

I wanna drive a van,

I wanna deal with binkies

When I grow up

Push a stroller

Change the diapers

Have saggy boobies

When I grow up

Wipe a boogie

Clean up poopie

Live on no sleep

When I grow up,

Cook & clean

Lookin’ hot when I wear my mom jeans

 

Be careful what you wish for cuz

You just might get it

You just might get it

You just might get it

Be careful what you wish for cuz

You just might get it

You just might get it

You just might get it

 

I see you staring at me,

In my Target getup

Yes, it’s true, it’s Harajuku

Oh crap, that’s day old spit up

Can we please talk about

KK and Kanye’s baby

I keep thinking about, thinking about,

What they’re gonna name it

 

When I grow up

I wanna be a G

I want a family

With a nice honey

When I grow up

A house on the sea

with a MILFie

A real G Money

When I grow up

Can you see me

As a daddy,

Yo it’s not funny

When I grow up

Coach of the team

Live out the dream

Guys know what I mean

 

Be careful what you wish for cuz

You just might get it

You just might get it

You just might get it

Be careful what you wish for cuz

You just might get it

You just might get it

You just might get it

 

[pinit]

6 Comments

  1. 1
    Jen says:

    I FREAKING LOVE THIS!!!!

    You are so amazing and this video made me so happy. I hope it gets a million views… if not, just know it made my day and that I have watched it like 20 times.

  2. 2
    Alli says:

    I love it. So fun and you ladies are some hot moms for sure!!!

  3. 3
    T. says:

    Oh my God! This is beyond fabulous. Beyond.
    Congratulations!!! Fabulous!

  4. 4
    R. says:

    T. just showed the video to me, I love it.
    From your fan in Switzerland…

  5. 5

    I love this!!! So creative :)

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