Kelly Clarkson and Annie Murphy duetting ‘A Little Bit Alexis’ will ‘cure your dandruff, sort your mail and vacuum under your bed’
Schitt’s Creek star Annie Murphy remixed her critical reviewed single “A Little Bit Alexis” with Kelly Clarkson.
Are you ready? Let’s do it.
Since Alexis Rose (Murphy) premiered “A Little Bit Alexis” – an early-00s pop banger inspired by the ouvres of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton – back in Schitt’s Creek season five, the track has taken on a new life as a bona fide gay anthem.
So when the actor gave a rare performance of the track live on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the internet naturally lost it.
Murphy began the song solo, with Clarkson joining after the first iconic “ah, ah” to deliver a brand new verse of her own.
I’m a classic bronco / I’m on Texas time
I’m a whole lot of tipsy / When I drink my wine
I got like 20 jobs / And I talk a lot
I’m a whole lot of married / My man’s so hot
The pair then joined together for the immortal refrain: “La, la, la, la, la, la, la, a little bit Alexis,” with Clarkson adding her own: “And a whole lot of Texas.”
Twitter’s response was simple: “This is gay rights.”
This will cure your dandruff, sort your mail and vacuum under your bed. https://t.co/dRqmHGj1nz
— notsomadboy (@notsomadboy) January 30, 2020
This is gay rights
— José Alonso Muñoz (@munozjose) January 30, 2020
— Jennie Amos (@jennc_20) January 30, 2020
— KB (@KBontheTweet) January 30, 2020
That’s hot pic.twitter.com/L93PMzFeCr
— gusgusgus (@okiedokiethenn) January 30, 2020
it’s sending me that the 1917 twunks are just sitting on the couch, looking like they have no clue what’s going on or what to do https://t.co/6A5o8sMIA1
— Zack ?✨? (@zackpaslay) January 30, 2020
Murphy stopped by The Kelly Clarkson Show to promote the sixth and final season of Schitt’s Creek.
As the show draws to a close – amid record ratings and universal acclaim – Murphy revealed how she came to close to quitting acting entirely before she was cast as Alexis.
“Things were quite bleak,” she told Clarkson. “My house had just burned down, I had like $3 in my bank account.”
Having not worked for “close to two years” and “blowing” a screen test for another project, Murphy said she found herself “crying in the Pacific Ocean – a very snotty cry – and the universe was like, ‘Do not do this anymore, this is not for you.'”
Two days later, she was asked to audition for Schitt’s Creek.
Murphy has previously admitted to being intimidated by her Schitt’s Creek co-stars – father and son duo Eugene and Dan Levy and Home Alone’s Catherine Levy, a long-time friend of the family – before her first day on set.
“When I got the part I was cruising on such a high that I didn’t realise I would have to go in and act with these people,” she said during a roundtable interview.
“The night before it kind of dawned on me… I’ve never been so terrified. I was racking my brain for some excuse as to why I couldn’t go in to work the next day.”