Great Job, Internet!: The Olsen twins know that it’s always a good day when pizza is involved

When it comes to certain bits of pop culture ephemera, the internet is never satisfied. Its hunger is never sated. There is always one more parody, one more mashup, or one more deeply ironic remix to be done. Take as an example “Gimme Pizza,” the much-ridiculed, oft-adapted song from Michael Kruzan’s 1995 straight-to-video offering You’re Invited to Mary Kate And Ashley’s Sleepover Party, one of the many Clinton-era vehicles for the famed Olsen twins. This novelty number about unlikely pizza toppings (marshmallows, fish, meatloaf, etc.), originally intended for undiscriminating children, has become one of the internet’s most stubborn memes, inspiring derivative after derivative since it was rediscovered circa 2010. Part of the credit/blame must go to the song’s profoundly ridiculous video, featuring some drastic overacting and surreal editing. And just when the world thought “Gimme Pizza” was all used up, along comes Lee Olsen …

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