Even though Jehovah’s Sexiest Witness is now up in heaven, knocking on the door’s of the angels, he continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. Not only is he continuing to give Maury more material since hundreds of people (including a mess who claims to be his sole heir) have come forward claiming to be related to him. But Prince continues to give us anecdotes that warm our ice cold souls.
Zooey Deschanel was on Conan last night and she told the heartwarming tale of how Prince’s power caused the staff of New Girl to burn all evidence of the Kartrashians. Prince was such a fan of New Girl, which is weird in itself, that he offered up to shoot a cameo. Prince’s episode was the Super Bowl episode, and in it, he throws a celebrity-filled party in L.A. The producers of New Girl must think that celebrity is spelled with a “k,” because they asked Pimp Mama Kris and Khlozilla to be in the party scene. If any Kardashian turns down the chance to appear in front of a camera, the plastic shell they call a body will immediately turn to dust and their souls will return to the Ninth Circle. So of course they said yes.
PMK and Khlozilla had already shot their bit the day that Prince arrived to shoot his. Zooey told Conan that while she was going through her lines on set, an assistant ran up, collected all of the scripts and calls sheets and burned everything outside. The assistant got rid of any evidence of PMK and Khloe being in the episode, because Prince’s people had told producers that they hoped no Kardashians were in the party scene. Be still my heart, Prince! via Vulture
“I get there the day that Prince is supposed to arrive; I’m studying my lines. One of the PAs comes in and she’s like, ‘I need all of the scripts.’ She takes mine from me, takes everyone’s call sheets, so I’m like, What’s going on? I walk outside and she has like a bonfire. She’s burning all the scripts and the call sheets. And it turns out that someone from Prince’s camp said, ‘Who are the celebrities? I hope it’s not a Kardashian.’ It’s just sad cause Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner had very kindly come in and shot the scene.”
I love that they had to burn it. They knew that if they just shred the scripts, Prince would still be able to sniff out the Kardashian name on paper and he’d instantly pull out of the episode. So they burned the evidence, covered the pile of ashes with holy water and buried it in a field far, far away.
That story is some feel good shit, but it does make me put on my Detective La Toya-brand deerstalker hat and hold up a magnifying glass. I mean, Prince made it clear that he wanted nothing to do with the Kardashians, and then years later, the one being who may have had the power to rid them from the planet mysteriously dies. Hmmm…. While I drop a “tip” into the inbox of 48 Hours Mystery, you can watch Zooey tell the story:
And because it’s a classic that belongs in the Smithsonian, here’s Prince cleansing his stage of Kim Kartrashian’s presence: