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Reply #60 posted 11/13/18 6:31pm

Bluu

It was nice to have a few of you around to watch this with. Hearing "Purple Rain" still makes me want to cry. The ending with the guy in the sky outfit lifted my mood.

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That was sweet....

Bittersweet. But sweet.

heart U Prince. We miss U.

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Reply #61 posted 11/13/18 6:35pm

rnb

I have to second that! Great tribute episode to Prince! They even managed to slipped the f word pass the censors by playing Erotic City!
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Reply #62 posted 11/13/18 6:36pm

poppys

Anthony Anderson in that midriff outfit and heels was hilarious!

Tracee Ellis Ross told a story on a talk show, maybe Ellen? after Prince died. About being at backstage at the MTV (Gett Off) awards when she was 12. Her mother brought him over to meet her and when he turned around and walked away she saw his azz in those pants and blushed like crazy.

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Reply #63 posted 11/13/18 6:38pm

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Bluu said:

I've read that a while back but I don't recall the source and I don't think I was ever sure it was really the meaning P. intended for the song.

TrevorAyer said:

i never heard that purple rain was about blood in the sky .. is that old news or is it made up?

otherwise kinda funny ... prince liscensing in full effect ... i feel gutted when they edit the songs like that .. what a tease ... still enjoyable for what it is

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David Hill proposes this in Prince: A Pop Life when he discusses the Armageddon aspect of "1999," and C. Liegh McInnis builds on this in The Lyrics of Prince with the notion that the blood from the second coming mixing with a blue sky creates purple (blue and red make purple) rain. And, I'm sure that I've read this interpretation other places as well. It's just that their description of it sticks out a bit more.

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Also, I love Black-ish's tribute to Prince. Just the right amount of comedy and passion.

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Reply #64 posted 11/13/18 6:38pm

poppys

Bluu said:

It was nice to have a few of you around to watch this with. Hearing "Purple Rain" still makes me want to cry. The ending with the guy in the sky outfit lifted my mood.

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That was sweet....

Bittersweet. But sweet.

heart U Prince. We miss U.

grouphug

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Reply #65 posted 11/13/18 6:40pm

poppys

rnb said:

I have to second that! Great tribute episode to Prince! They even managed to slipped the f word pass the censors by playing Erotic City!


And sexy mother...haha

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Reply #66 posted 11/13/18 6:41pm

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TrevorAyer said:

i never heard that purple rain was about blood in the sky .. is that old news or is it made up?

otherwise kinda funny ... prince liscensing in full effect ... i feel gutted when they edit the songs like that .. what a tease ... still enjoyable for what it is

I believe Prince talked about it in a 1998 interview. I think I was just reading it last week.

Revolution membes mentioned the same thing at other times.

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Reply #67 posted 11/13/18 6:45pm

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Awesome episode, guys! I loved it! My favorite part is either Dre and Bow's Kiss, Junior's Sexy MF, or Diane's Purple Rain!
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Reply #68 posted 11/13/18 7:41pm

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I just saw it, I teared up so many times. When they spoke so highly of PRINCE, watching the love from the parents try to teach the children. It was so good. You MUST see this episode, all of you!


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Reply #69 posted 11/13/18 8:37pm

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heymistermusic said:

I just saw it, I teared up so many times. When they spoke so highly of PRINCE, watching the love from the parents try to teach the children. It was so good. You MUST see this episode, all of you!




I teared up a lot too!

I believe they did an excellent tribute to Prince considering it is only a 30 minute TV show.

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Reply #70 posted 11/14/18 6:42am

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That was AWESOME! And heck yes - I teared up several times! I even had to excuse myself once.

They did a fantastic job!

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Reply #71 posted 11/14/18 7:23am

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RodeoSchro said:

That was AWESOME! And heck yes - I teared up several times! I even had to excuse myself once.

They did a fantastic job!


Rodeo! All those little facts they talk about in the show, fantastic! Now I'm curious about the "real" meaning behind Purple Rain haha... reading

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Reply #72 posted 11/14/18 7:28am

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heymistermusic said:

RodeoSchro said:

That was AWESOME! And heck yes - I teared up several times! I even had to excuse myself once.

They did a fantastic job!


Rodeo! All those little facts they talk about in the show, fantastic! Now I'm curious about the "real" meaning behind Purple Rain haha... reading



You're right!

I am an Old and I remember hearing America's "Ventura Highway" which has a verse that goes

"Wishin' on a falling star
Watchin' for the early train
Sorry boy, but I've been hit by
Purple rain
Aw, come on Joe, you can always
Change your name
Thanks a lot son, just the same"

Prince used the term "purple rain" AND he also changed his name. But I don't think that song was his muse, LOL.

I love that Prince didn't generally say what a song was about. I like art that's left to your own interpretation.

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Reply #73 posted 11/14/18 9:35am

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I loved it too! Just wished it hadn't been over so quick. Made me wish it was an hour-long show.....
Good morning children...take a look out your window, the world is falling...
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Reply #74 posted 11/14/18 11:21am

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MickyDolenz said:

endiadj said:

what about Elvis, MJ, LIttle Richard, Madonna, etc., impersonations, some by other celebs? Why should Prince be excluded?

There's Dread Zeppelin who does reggae versions of Led Zeppelin songs with an Elvis impersonator as the lead singer. Lots of people go to see tribute bands. PBS used to show entire concerts by Beatles & Pink Floyd tribute bands and there were many people in the audience. Phil Collins actually sat in on drums one time in the Genesis tribute band The Musical Box who only does Peter Gabriel era stuff. There's another band who does Beatle songs in a Metallica style called Beatallica and the all women tribute band Lez Zeppelin.

How about IRON MANILOW? The notorious band made out of death metal superstars who do Barry Manilow songs in the style of Black Sabbath? They kick ass!!!

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Reply #75 posted 11/14/18 11:40am

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Seahorsie said:

I loved it too! Just wished it hadn't been over so quick. Made me wish it was an hour-long show......

Yeah, I wish it was a hour also! biggrin

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Reply #76 posted 11/14/18 2:16pm

darkroman

Surely they could have honoured Prince without taking the piss out of him! Maybe this is an American thing that only the American market would get. I can't see this travelling well into other countries where Prince was more successful than the USA.

Very disrespectful indeed.


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Reply #77 posted 11/14/18 4:50pm

onlyforaminute

I haven't seen the episode yet but there are vids on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/Hzrz6A8RoXE
[Edited 11/14/18 16:52pm]
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Reply #78 posted 11/14/18 5:45pm

LovePaisley

darkroman said:

Surely they could have honoured Prince without taking the piss out of him! Maybe this is an American thing that only the American market would get. I can't see this travelling well into other countries where Prince was more successful than the USA.

Very disrespectful indeed.


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What does that mean, "taking the piss?" Doesn't translate into American.
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If you mean that sometimes the humor was a bit awkward, yeah, I'd have to agree with that. Even with time, joking still feels weird. Overall though, Blackish is a comedy, so they kind of had to go there. But they did it with love.

I thought Marsai Martin (Diane) was amazing doing Purple Rain. She's only 14, but she clearly studied Prince's movements and facial expressions. She smiled and joked in an interview before the show that she nailed it. Yes, she did. clapping
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Reply #79 posted 11/14/18 7:39pm

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Love it! I laughed and didn't cry, thank goodness. I need to watch it again.

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Reply #80 posted 11/14/18 8:30pm

onlyforaminute

That. Was. Adorable. Yep. Got a bit misty eyed there. 3 (4) generations loving Prince.
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Reply #81 posted 11/14/18 9:17pm

Latin

The Oprah Magazine has published the following article entitled "Your Favorite Black-ish Characters Honored Prince by Discussing These 8 Iconic Songs":

https://www.oprahmag.com/...e-tribute/
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Reply #82 posted 11/14/18 9:33pm

Latin

The Current has published the following article entitled "‘Black-ish’ celebrates Prince in epic 100th episode: Watch the clips":

"For its 100th episode, which aired Tuesday night, hit ABC sitcom black-ish paid tribute to none other than Prince. The episode was highly anticipated by black-ish fans, who appreciate the show’s incisive takes on African-American history and culture."

Here is the rest of the article:

https://blog.thecurrent.o...h-episode/
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Reply #83 posted 11/14/18 9:40pm

Latin

Vulture has published the following article entitled "How Black-ish’s Prince Tribute Episode Came Together":

https://www.vulture.com/a...isode.html
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Reply #84 posted 11/15/18 7:15am

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LovePaisley said:

I thought Marsai Martin (Diane) was amazing doing Purple Rain. She's only 14, but she clearly studied Prince's movements and facial expressions. She smiled and joked in an interview before the show that she nailed it. Yes, she did. clapping [Edited 11/14/18 17:46pm]


Absolutely. She was a standout.

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Reply #85 posted 11/15/18 11:15am

Latin

Check out the video entitled "Johnson family sings Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”":

https://m.youtube.com/wat...sbD-yrGg7w
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Reply #86 posted 11/15/18 11:24am

Latin

Andy Allo has posted the following:

"@blackish
Thank you for honoring Prince and sharing a very funny and heartwarming episode all about him. I laughed, cried and it made me happy his music and story is being shared with the younger generations. I think he would've like it. #blackish100"
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Reply #87 posted 11/15/18 1:22pm

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It was so good.

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Reply #88 posted 11/15/18 1:26pm

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I thought they did a good job with the outfits and the parent sitdown part was very funny.

I saw Prince "Kiss" video the same day on MTV classic, so that made me a little sad.

Well done Black ish cool

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Reply #89 posted 11/15/18 3:21pm

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Hope it posted.

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