Hello fellow kids, quick interlude here from Gen X. If you’re watching the Emmys and wondering what was the deal with the Calista Flockhart bathroom dance sequence, here’s a quick explainer.
All of those people were on the show Ally McBeal, which ran on Fox from 1997 to 2002. The show was about a group of quirky lawyers, and they had a unisex office bathroom. Music was a big part of the show, and one of the recurring bits was when they mood would strike and they would lip-synch and dance along to Barry White’s “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything.”
The dance they did on the Emmys was a callback to these scenes.
Anyway, carry on…