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It's hard to watch TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras without wondering: What will these kids be like when they get older? That's the question that Leah Remini and Ashley Tisdale attempt to answer in this hilarious new video from Funny or Die. Watch below!
You know it's a good parody when it seems weirdly plausible! In this pretend "Where are They Now?" special, Tisdale plays a grown version of Mackenzie, the 4-year-old diva from the TLC show's third season. At 25, we learn, Mackenzie is still shrieking at her mother (Leah Remini), crying for her pacifier ("Ni-ni!") and competing in beauty pageants... in the 5-to-7-year-old category.
"We feel she really does shine in this particular group," Remini explains, as if it's perfectly logical. (Is it any less logical than spending six figures on pageant costumes for a 4-year-old?)
There's also a great dig at the ridiculous get-ups that pageant moms coerce their kids into (like this year's infamous "Pretty Woman" outfit).
"As Makenzie grew, some of the judges were concerned that her outfits were too 'promiscuous' -- but when she was younger, they were 'cute'?" scoffs Remini. "Please. Semantics."
Even though Remini gets the best lines, it's Tisdale that gets the biggest laughs out of this video. The former High School Musical villain has proven her excellent timing as the voice of Candace on the cartoon Phineas & Ferb, and here she shows that she can do sketch comedy with the best of them. Somebody ought to give this girl her own sitcom -- or she may be forced to scream "Ni-ni" again!