Video Review: Ke$ha “TiK ToK”

Ke$ha, nestled in the bathtub, wakes up in haze and moves her feet back inside. Is there anyone in there with her? She puts her hand on the bathtub and keeps her eyes level, looking to see if she is really alone. Seeing that it’s safe, she hops on top of the tub. The cold floor barely stings underneath her feet as she picks up a random toothbrush and brushes her teeth. After freshening up, she picks up her boot and finds her jacket on the floor. A picture frame of a wholesome family falls onto the floor and she grimaces. No one looks remotely familiar to her. Did she just walk into this house while drunk last night? Huh?

She stops on the staircase and puts on her other boot, completing her thrown on, strip mall chic outfit. On the way to the door, she walks into the family having breakfast. The mother, scandalized by Ke$ha’s presence, drops the plate of freshly made pancakes onto the floor. Ke$ha shrugs and leaves. The children, however, run out of the house and follow her, curious about the strange girl riding away on a gold-plated bicycle. The children have their boombox out, listening to music. They ask if they can please, please play with her bike, it’s so cool. She tells them yes and waits for her friends at the gas station.

A sleazy guy (Simon Rex) in mid 70s attire pulls up and Ke$ha holds onto her stomach, trying not heave. As they drive around, she flirts with him and touches his face. Until the police stop them and she gets handcuffed. He laughs at her, glad that it’s not him. She gets off, though, and they continue to drive to the party.

She enters the party, wearing a sequined shrug that needs to be returned to Plato’s Closet immediately for store credit. Dancing her through the crowd, she says hello and plays some beer pong. The floor is littered with gold confetti and red plastic cups. The American flag hangs in the corner. A random older guy embraces her on the couch. She giggles and snuggles herself inside another bathtub.

Rating: 3.5/5

She’s clearly enjoying herself, dancing in the car and playing with the handcuffs on her wrist. Her “I don’t know” expression and shrug is hilarious with the family in the beginning. She has a sense of humor about herself, which adds to her appeal.

    Director: Syndrome Year: 2009


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Pam Avoledo’s love of pop culture began in 1999 with the message boards dedicated to shows on the CW (then WB). She graduated from Oakland University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. When she is not debating whether Dawson should’ve ended up with Joey, she looks at cute dog memes on social media.

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