September 30th, 2011
10:51 AM ET
TLC's “Toddlers and Tiaras” was a parody waiting to happen, and Ashley Tisdale and Leah Remini have taken the bait. The duo filmed a hilarious Funny or Die video poking fun at the baby beauty queen reality series.
The gals skewer the stars of “Toddlers and Tiaras,” which follows dolled up tots competing on stage, with spot-on impersonations.
Disney star Tisdale shows off surprising comedic skills playing a grown-up Makenzie (an actual beauty queen on the TLC series) in a “where are they now” sketch. “King of Queens” comedian Remini portrays her long-suffering stage mom, Juana.
In one scene, Juana sees an outburst for getting spray-tan liquid on Makenzie’s “ni ni” (her prized pacifier).
In another, Juana and the other “moms” brag about spending hundreds of thousands on their little girls’ pageant careers.
Ashley, meanwhile, trots around on stage in “high glitz” frilly costumes and a voluminous brunette wig.
The hit series has recently come under fire for showcasing pageant practices like spray tanning, waxing and dressing toddlers in outrageous costumes. The controversy even warranted a People cover story.
How well do you think Tisdale pulled off playing an overgrown toddler?
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