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Fresh out of ideas, NBC turns to Kylie Minogue for ‘She-Ra’ sitcom

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, May 13, 2013 15:48 EDT
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Australian singer Kylie Minogue as "She-Ra" in an Funny or Die parody video making fun of NBC sitcoms. Photo: Screenshot via FunnyorDie.com.
 
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In a video published Monday by satire website “Funny or Die,” NBC is savagely mocked by Australian singer Kylie Minogue portraying “She-Ra,” the female lead of the classic cartoon “Masters of the Universe,” in a spoof of the network’s reportedly awful attempt at a “Wonder Woman” show.

“I am Sheeeee-Raaaa!” Minogue yells, holding her sword skyward before turning her horse into a rainbow-colored flying unicorn and chopping down Skeletor.

“And you won’t believe what happens next week on, ‘She-Ra,’” a narrator adds.

The scene cuts to a living room where Minogue is watching TV when suddenly police burst in. “You are under arrest for the murder of Edward ‘Skelly’ Skeletor,” a detective tells her. “You have the right to remain silent.”

The next segment drops She-Ra into a prison drama, but her muscle-bound brother He-Man comes to save her. “Only on NBC, it’s got to be NBC,” the narrator exclaims.

The segment after that, She-Ra’s in a medical drama being told she’s pregnant. Then, three episodes down the line, it teases Skeletor’s return from the dead. Finally, She-Ra’s in a car accident and dies on a gourney as her boyfriend “Skelly” looks on in tears.

“NBC, more colorful,” the narrator exclaims. “And stay turned for the new comedy everybody will be talking about. ‘Skelly,’ only on NBC.”

Of course, the show isn’t real, but there are some comic book offering on tap for broadcast networks coming very soon. The show “Agents of Shield,” based on Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers,” should scratch that itch appropriately for ABC.

“Masters of the Universe” fans have had to be satisfied with recently released, low-budget fan films up until now. However, Sony has a full-length “Masters of the Universe” film under development and recently secured a director.

This video is from Funny or Die, published Monday, May 13, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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