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Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Birthday, Downtown Julie Brown

Posted by on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 12:20 PM

On this day in Bedfordshire, England in 1959, Downtown Julie Brown was forced onto the planet Earth. Her father was Jamaican and her mother was named Doreen. Downtown's father was in the Royal Air Force, so she spent a lot of time around air force bases and moved to different cities in England that have air force bases. Eventually, Downtown got really into disco dancing and eventually won the World Disco Dancing Championship in 1979. Disco TV scouts recruited her to appear on a BBC children's programme called Crackerjack.

WUBBA WUBBA WUBBA, WUBBA WUBBA WUBBA, WUBBA WUBBA WUBBA
  • WUBBA WUBBA WUBBA, WUBBA WUBBA WUBBA, WUBBA WUBBA WUBBA

Eventually, Downtown became a presenter on the European MTV-ripoff called Music Box, where she did such a good job that MTV swiped her away and made her the host of their atrocious dance show, Club MTV. The most memorable clip from that show is when she palled around with pro skateboard (and soon to be murderer) Mark Ragowski, who later reported that Downtown repeatedly ignored him and was unfriendly.

Eventually, people realized it was weird to watch people dancing on TV and Club MTV was cancelled in 1992. Downtown got a job at ESPN talking to football players and eventually posed naked for Playboy. Then she married a business man named Martin Schuermann and made a baby called Gianna. In 2011, Downtown unsuccessfully sued the television show Downton Abbey because of their name similarities. That's not true, I just made that up.

Happy birthday, Downton Julie Brown!

 

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Larry Mizell, Jr. 1
salute.
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on August 27, 2012 at 1:48 PM · Report this
Jason Josephes 2
Still no clue as to what "wubba wubba wubba" means
Posted by Jason Josephes http://www.myspace.com/bluemoonseattle on August 27, 2012 at 1:52 PM · Report this
derek_erdman 3
"Wubba Wubba Wubba is the chorus of the Sesame Street song "Monster in the Mirror" written by Christopher Cerf and Norman Stiles in 1989. In 1990, the song was revamped to a longer version featuring various celebrities singing along with Grover, including Ray Charles, Robin Williams, Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, Julia Roberts, Bo Derek, Whoopi Goldberg and Siskel and Ebert, as well as a cameo appearance by The Simpsons.

In September 2002, a picture book by the same name was read by First Lady Laura Bush, to Big Bird, Elmo, and a group of kids on Sesame Street.

It was also the catchphrase of MTV veejay Downtown Julie Brown, alleged to have come from accidentally reading the MTV T-shirt of a camera crewmember who was holding the cue cards while on live TV."
Posted by derek_erdman http://www.derekerdman.com on August 27, 2012 at 2:23 PM · Report this

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