MONDO EXTRAS

Mormon-mania

by Kim February 13, 2001
Inside the Osmonds

Donny and Marie are doing a skit where Donny has to wear a purple costume and run into walls, playing an inept superhero. Later, Donny meets with Alan and complains that he's sick of playing "the idiot all the time." Alan doesn't think they should tamper with success. Donny wants his characters to be "more in tune with [his] image as a performer." Alan says the show is about the family. Donny wants to have a say in what he does. Alan says that Donny's job is go out there and hit his mark, and Alan has to make sure everything is under budget, and does Donny think he likes having all this responsibility? Donny thinks he actually does. Me too, Donny. Don't worry -- some day, you will be on Broadway and Alan will have multiple sclerosis. Oops, did I say that out loud?

Donny works on some song in the basement recording studio. Jay comes down and tells him he has to get to sleep. Donny wants to finish the track. Jay offers to help. The next day, Donny keeps missing his entrance cue. Alan scolds him some more. If this were any other family, this would be the point where Donny turned to drugs to help him make it through the day. At the dinner table, the family discusses all of the publicity and awards that the family is getting, particularly Donny and Marie.

Backstage at the show, Marie fixes herself a sandwich at Craft Services. An executive comes up and says that he got a memo that Marie's been putting on weight, and fans tune in to see her pretty and thin. He wonders how Marie would feel if the crew lost their jobs because she has no self-discipline. Marie throws her sandwich away. At their home, Ma does dishes while Marie picks at her meal. Ma notices Marie not eating, and Marie confesses that she has to lose weight because of the memo the executive got, and because all of the other women on television are so thin. Ma insists that Marie eat her dinner, saying that they are "women, not dogs. We come in all shapes and sizes, not one better than the other in our Heavenly Father's eyes." She encourages Marie to be herself and not listen to anyone who tells her differently. Aw, Ma. Seriously, that scene was more interesting to me than anything else in this movie. I would have liked for there to be a lot more Marie. I'm interested to know what it was like to grow up the only female child, under the spotlight. Plus, she's had an interesting life since then, what with the divorces and the postpartum depression, and the successful line of dolls. I'm just saying.

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Mormon-mania

by Kim February 13, 2001
Inside the Osmonds Donny and Marie are doing a skit where Donny has to wear a purple costume and run into walls, playing an inept superhero. Later, Donny meets with Alan and complains that he's sick of playing "the idiot all the time." Alan doesn't think they should tamper with success. Donny wants his characters to be "more in tune with [his] image as a performer." Alan says the show is about the family. Donny wants to have a say in what he does. Alan says that Donny's job is go out there and hit his mark, and Alan has to make sure everything is under budget, and does Donny think he likes having all this responsibility? Donny thinks he actually does. Me too, Donny. Don't worry -- some day, you will be on Broadway and Alan will have multiple sclerosis. Oops, did I say that out loud? Donny works on some song in the basement recording studio. Jay comes down and tells him he has to get to sleep. Donny wants to finish the track. Jay offers to help. The next day, Donny keeps missing his entrance cue. Alan scolds him some more. If this were any other family, this would be the point where Donny turned to drugs to help him make it through the day. At the dinner table, the family discusses all of the publicity and awards that the family is getting, particularly Donny and Marie. Backstage at the show, Marie fixes herself a sandwich at Craft Services. An executive comes up and says that he got a memo that Marie's been putting on weight, and fans tune in to see her pretty and thin. He wonders how Marie would feel if the crew lost their jobs because she has no self-discipline. Marie throws her sandwich away. At their home, Ma does dishes while Marie picks at her meal. Ma notices Marie not eating, and Marie confesses that she has to lose weight because of the memo the executive got, and because all of the other women on television are so thin. Ma insists that Marie eat her dinner, saying that they are "women, not dogs. We come in all shapes and sizes, not one better than the other in our Heavenly Father's eyes." She encourages Marie to be herself and not listen to anyone who tells her differently. Aw, Ma. Seriously, that scene was more interesting to me than anything else in this movie. I would have liked for there to be a lot more Marie. I'm interested to know what it was like to grow up the only female child, under the spotlight. Plus, she's had an interesting life since then, what with the divorces and the postpartum depression, and the successful line of dolls. I'm just saying.

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