Actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth, who hails from Broken Arrow, visited “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Tuesday to chat about her hatred of seafood, her devotion to her charity Maddie’s Corner, her recent Australian tour, her upcoming Hollywood Bowl shows, her bedazzling mishaps and more. As usual, the Emmy winner’s Oklahoma roots occasionally came up in conversation.
But the highlight of the show came when the Tony-winning soprano belted a hilarious, sharply worded parody of beleaguered New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner to the tune of “Popular,” from one of her signature Broadway roles, “Wicked.”
In it, she advises Weiner on how to be “the right kind of popular,” telling him to make his alter ego “Carlos Danger,” be “no more” and get him “out the door.” She further suggests, “You wanna be the mayor, stop acting like a big ol’ whore.”
“I’ll teach you how to zip your fly. You won’t be that guy, with a camera down his pants,” Chenoweth sang. “I’ll teach you what tweets to tweet. Something clean and sweet. We’ll make sure you get your chance to be popular – the right kind of popular.”