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206Michelle

The Prince-themed episode of Empire - October 18, 2017 on FOX [Discussion Here]

The Prince-themed fourth episode of Empire will be airing this coming Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm on FOX!

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Discuss it here.

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Reply #1 posted 10/13/17 6:37pm

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See ‘Empire’ Cast — and Adorable Little Kids — in Prince-Themed Costumes (Exclusive Video)

By: Jem Aswad

October 13, 2017

Variety (online)

Source: http://variety.com/2017/m...202589258/

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“It was beautiful,” says Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson of the birthday party at the center of “Empire’s” upcoming episode themed around the artist. “I was so blown away by the set — it really looked like one of Prince’s parties, every little itty-bitty detail was the way he would do something. I did a lot crying that day.”

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Fans can get an exclusive sneak preview of the party — with the cast and some adorable little kids dressed in picture-perfect Prince-themed outfits — along with a brief clip of the show’s characters Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) and Jamal (Jussie Smollett) performing “Let’s Go Crazy” from the show, which premieres on Fox Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m.CT/9 p.m. PT.


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Reply #2 posted 10/13/17 6:49pm

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Reply #3 posted 10/13/17 8:06pm

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I personally, cannot wait to see this. I'm trying very hard not to EXPECT too much but I've been on pins and needles ever since Taraji P. Henson posted this pic:

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Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #4 posted 10/14/17 1:43am

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PREVIEW:

Cookie complains about attending a Prince-inspired birthday day party, and Anika cosigns.

TYka makes a Cameo

https://www.youtube.com/w...U231Zj97oY

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Reply #5 posted 10/14/17 10:11am

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Never seen this show but will be watching this episode.

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Reply #6 posted 10/18/17 12:36pm

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Check out this video regarding the episode:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...rZknajcFds
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Reply #7 posted 10/18/17 12:48pm

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Check out what Prince's friend, the Director of the episode, Sanaa Hamri, posted on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com...R2sqtlA8v/
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Reply #8 posted 10/18/17 8:50pm

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Let's go crazy.

What Tyka don't get a line?
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Reply #9 posted 10/18/17 8:50pm

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I havent seen it, Im in Australia,

but my facebook has blown up with very mixed reviews

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Reply #10 posted 10/18/17 9:38pm

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The Prince tribute was lame
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Reply #11 posted 10/19/17 1:22am

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I'm having trouble making it through the song - Hakeem singing a classic?? Ugh... I keep pausing it, it's giving me anxiety. I just don't want his memory to feel cheap EVER, I dunno why this makes me feel so weird but it is confused
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Reply #12 posted 10/19/17 1:31am

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Aaaaand I'm paused again, just caught a glimpse of Jamal's uncurled wig neutral

Hakeem just tried to do the scream I GUESS, it sounded nothing like it. OMG


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Reply #13 posted 10/19/17 3:05am

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where can i watch it?

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Reply #14 posted 10/19/17 4:37am

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That was surprisingly sooooo bad...When a prime time music show gets it that wrong, it is clearly time for everyone to stop...please...no more stupid bad Halloween costum karaoke way sub-par prince tributes...world please stop...
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Reply #15 posted 10/19/17 6:08am

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That was surprisingly sooooo bad...When a prime time music show gets it that wrong, it is clearly time for everyone to stop...please...no more stupid bad Halloween costum karaoke way sub-par prince tributes...world please stop...

Yes please stop with the karaoke. It’s just bad. That’s why I hated Bruno Mars Grammy performance. It just felt like bad karaoke.
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MMJas said:

where can i watch it?


Your tv station that carries it. Most tv stations you can watch full shows for free, you just sign up

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Reply #17 posted 10/19/17 6:35am

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luv4u said:

MMJas said:

where can i watch it?


Your tv station that carries it. Most tv stations you can watch full shows for free, you just sign up

Try the FoxNow app available on most app enabled tvs and Roku/Firestick type devices.

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Reply #18 posted 10/19/17 8:05am

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I dug what they were "TRYING" 2 do....but it came off kinda half-baked....plus I'm just getting worn out by the constant "auto-tuney" per4mances on that show...particularly from Jamal.

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Reply #19 posted 10/19/17 8:06am

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It was so hyped and so badly done. Not even worth watching.

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Reply #20 posted 10/19/17 8:08am

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I'm glad anytime anyone acknowledges Prince.
I'm not a tribute person, though.
If it's not Prince himself, it's not worth it to me.

And now in the words of Prince:

"That's it."
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Reply #21 posted 10/19/17 8:09am

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morningsong said:

Let's go crazy.

What Tyka don't get a line?

She may have but it could have been cut. Maybe she can’t act.
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Reply #22 posted 10/19/17 8:15am

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ChadNPG69 said:

I dug what they were "TRYING" 2 do....but it came off kinda half-baked....plus I'm just getting worn out by the constant "auto-tuney" per4mances on that show...particularly from Jamal.



The show got real corny after season 1. This is the first time I watched in over a year. And, yup, still corny.

But regarding the Prince “themed” show— it wasn’t Prince “themed”. There was a “Prince themed” party at the end so it was 5 minutes of Prince. They got me to watch the show again for a five minute Prince tribute.
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Reply #23 posted 10/19/17 8:43am

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Watching it now, about 10min in. Never seen this show before, and can already tell, never will again. The cast is great, there's some top-shelf talent on screen. But, what I've seen so far is so uninteresting, I'm fighting the urge to pick up the remote and FF to the Prince stuff. Why do people like this show?

EDIT: Half way through the show... when does it get to Prince? This is awful. What happened to Terrence Howard? He used to be so good.

EDIT #2: What an awful show, nothing but a crappy prime-time soap opera. The "tribute" was embarassing. Morris, the Welton's & Tyka should not have participated.



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Reply #24 posted 10/19/17 9:10am

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Great that they are giving props, but people should really stop dressing up as Prince.

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Reply #25 posted 10/19/17 10:23am

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It was okay for what it was. But for serious fans it wasn't fulfilling. It was watching very rich people having a themed party for a baby. I liked the most, that people dressed in different eras of his career that was a nice touch and that some put their little touch to those looks. Nice to know his peers are thinking about him and want to keep his legacy going and those that aren't that familiar with his work getting a taste. As an overall casual observer, a quick glance is all that's really needed, then move along.

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Reply #26 posted 10/19/17 10:31am

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the only real good thing was that big ass ATWIAD backdrop love that was cool.

as for the rest. i think it should be clear by now that most really well known prince
songs can't really be performed by anyone else without coming off as second rate
tribute act karaoke snooze/cringefests.

it's part of what made prince so unique. pulling of the clothes, the hair, the whole
stage presence. no one else has that, not like prince did anyway. you simply can't
recreate that, no matter what the budget is.

so if they want to honour prince, they should play his concerts. someone needs to
start making more of his shows available on the major platforms, soon.


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Reply #27 posted 10/19/17 10:34am

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Prince represents more than 80s nostalgia. Most of these 'tributes' are really just LARPing.
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IstenSzek said:

the only real good thing was that big ass ATWIAD backdrop love that was cool.

as for the rest. i think it should be clear by now that most really well known prince
songs can't really be performed by anyone else without coming off as second rate
tribute act karaoke snooze/cringefests.

it's part of what made prince so unique. pulling of the clothes, the hair, the whole
stage presence. no one else has that, not like prince did anyway. you simply can't
recreate that, no matter what the budget is.

so if they want to honour prince, they should play his concerts. someone needs to
start making more of his shows available on the major platforms, soon.



That backdrop was cool, I'll give you that!

And, I'm with you on your final point, 100%!!


Ross Perot was right!!
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Reply #29 posted 10/19/17 11:49am

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IstenSzek said:

the only real good thing was that big ass ATWIAD backdrop love that was cool.

as for the rest. i think it should be clear by now that most really well known prince
songs can't really be performed by anyone else without coming off as second rate
tribute act karaoke snooze/cringefests.

it's part of what made prince so unique. pulling of the clothes, the hair, the whole
stage presence. no one else has that, not like prince did anyway. you simply can't
recreate that, no matter what the budget is.

so if they want to honour prince, they should play his concerts. someone needs to
start making more of his shows available on the major platforms, soon.


yeahthat clapping

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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