The Shmooze

Some 'Wicked' Advice For Weiner

By Anne Cohen

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Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner can rest easy: Kristen Chenoweth has found a way to save his campaign.

Chenowith, best known for her Tony Award-winning performance in “Wicked,” the hit Broadway musical, gave the disgraced candidate a little advice during a parody rendition of one of the show’s hits, “Popular,” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

“Can’t you see it in my face, this is the toughest case I’ve had to face,” Chenoweth sang. “Don’t you worry, Carlos Danger is no more.”

In the original song, Chenoweth’s character — a pretty and popular teenaged Glinda the Good Witch — is giving advice to her outcast roommate Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West), on how to get in with the good crowd.

The parody gives Weiner some similar wisdom.

You will be pop-u-lar,” she chorused — “the right kind of popular./ I’ll teach you to zip your fly/ you won’t be that guy/ with a camera down his pants.”

“So let’s start,” she added, “’cause you’ve got an awfully long way to go. … Long? Well, mmm.”

Finally, she warned:

“There’ll be no more sexy texts

with your biceps flexed.

Your roaming eye will roam no more.

You want to be the mayor –

stop acting like a big ol’ whore.”

Learn the lyrics and sing along below:


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