PopWatch is 1: Slezak gets 'Trapped in the Closet'

141842__rk_l_1Can you believe it? It’s been a year since Entertainment Weekly entered the blogosphere. Let’s look back on some of our finest moments, shall we?

The story: R. Kelly: Making music is fun, easy (July 7, 2005)

The backstory: Were you as confused by R. Kelly’s multipart "urban opera" "Trapped in the Closet" as we all were? Is it about sexual politics? Sexual identity? Gun control? Police brutality? The rights of little people? Was it supposed to be theater? Was it supposed to be music? Was it supposed to be, you know, good? Whatever it was (cough, masturbatory, ill-conceived pile of crap), it spoke to Slezak in a most profound way. Which inspired him to pen a little ditty, God help us.

(We’ll post a new fond memory every day until June 13, PopWatch’s official birthday. If you have a favorite, post it below.)


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  • tim

    AMAZING. This is stil hilarious even a year later. Who knew some blogs could be timeless?

  • Robin


  • Vivi

    Micheal, you are a genius. I don’t know how I missed that blog last year but reading it now, man that was some funny sh*t. Totally orginal. Now, does it blow outta the water R. Kelly’s version…hmm, not really. But it’s still good.

  • stevie

    I liked Gary’s bit on the last 10 years in popular culture for the woman who woke up from a coma after a decade.

  • t3hdow

    Trapped in the Closet isn’t meant to be taken seriously. After the first part of TitC, the suspension of disbelief got so ridiculous, it’s impossible to treat it with any degree of seriousness. The corn factor skyrocketed with the videos and the ‘commentarty’ between the characters and even R. Kelly himself discussing the ‘intricate’ details of the story itself. Still, it was 2005’s ultimate guilty pleasure.
    btw, if you haven’t seen ‘The Sims 2 [videogame’s]’ adaption of TitC, look at it in the google link video above. It makes the story look even cornier.

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