In addition to the fake trailer for Martin Luther King Day, last night’s episode of 30 Rock featured another snarky jab at the current sad state of our pop culture. This was Denise Richards‘ second time on the show playing a self-described idiot showing solidarity with Tracy Jordan, but last night “Denise” was promoting her new single, “La Piscine.”
Sadly, the cutaway gag was only nine seconds long, but it’s an obvious parody of Real Housewives of New York star LuAnn de Lesseps‘ spoken-word single “Chic, C’est La Vie.” You’ve got Denise draped in jewels and brandishing some bubbly, listing off her favorite things about the pool. (“…and towels.”) Even the gummy worms in a bowl could be an homage to LuAnn’s lyric “Kelly, bring the jellybeans!”
Amazing, right? Denise’s red dress even matches LuAnn’s outfit in the video. Nice work, 30 Rock; my only quibble, as with the fake trailer, is that these could’ve been longer.
It doesn’t look as if Denise and LuAnn have ever been photographed together, although interestingly enough, Denise did appear on Watch What Happens Live with LuAnn’s frenemy Ramona Singer. Small world!