This weekend is a big one for my friend Joy Osmanski. Saturday was her birthday and tonight, as in Sunday, her new show Allen Gregory premieres at 8:30 on Fox right after The Simpsons‘ “Treehouse of Horror” episode.
Joy, an incredibly talented, funny, all-around amazing person, is the voice of Julie De Longpre, the adopted sister of the title character, an impossibly precocious seven-year-old boy (voiced by Jonah Hill). Allen’s two gay dads buy Julie off the Internet as if she’s an accessory and you can tell by the way she’s drawn that she’s thrilled.
You can get to know Julie and Joy a little better in this video:
Being the in-depth investigative journalist that I am, I had additional burning questions for Joy.
Pop Culture Nerd: If the De Longpres hadn’t bought Julie online, how much do you think she would’ve gone for on eBay?
Joy Osmanski: I have no doubt that Julie would have inspired a serious bidding war. Maybe for all the wrong reasons, but nonetheless.
PCN: How does she feel about fellow Cambodian baby Maddox getting adopted by Angelina and Brad while she got the De Longpres?
JO: Maddox got totally shafted.
PCN: If she rented out her forehead as a billboard, what product(s) would she advertise?
JO: She probably wouldn’t have an ethical dilemma with, say, Halliburton ad space, but if Apple came knocking, Julie would get a tattoo of Steve Jobs on her forehead.
PCN: Since this is a voiceover gig, what do you wear while working, if anything?
JO: I’ve found that I work best in a filmy negligee worn over a hair shirt. It’s not a formula, per se, but it unleashes my creative genius in a way that no one dares question. Probably because they fear me.
PCN: Oh, man, I’m going online and buying a hair shirt right now.
Thanks so much to Joy for stopping by! Check out Allen Gregory tonight and we’ll be like this:
If not, we’ll give you these faces:
Which would you prefer?