May I?

You can finally call Colton Haynes “Daddy”

So here’s the basic setup: What if — and bear with us here — what if Annie, the lovable befreckled tot who stole our hearts as she yearned for a better tomorrow (we could all use one of those) wasn’t actually the bright little girl we all remember. What if she wasn’t a little girl at all, but instead a vaguely aging redhead named “Grannie”?

You’d think that might mess with the charm of the show, but with Kathy Griffin as “Grannie” and Colton Haynes as “Daddy Warbucks,” what could go wrong?

Well besides the ripe opportunity to officially call Colton “Daddy,” (there’s speculation he’s headed towards real fatherhood soon) it would seem that much could, and does, go wrong in the below clip:

Oh, and for some reason Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna is there to round out the trio with “Miss Hannigan.”

Grannie was crafted by comedic duo A Brit And A Yank (James Stapleton and John Raphael) to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the iconic 1982 musical film Annie. The project was written, produced, shot, edited, and directed by A Brit And A Yank.

Its inspiration was the original 1982 trailer:

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  • MacAdvisor

    Now that I’ve seen this, Colton should really do a musical. He’s got a good enough voice and was fun. Frankly, if NBC wasn’t out to destroy Bye, Bye, Birdie, he’d make a good Birdie for the show. I could also see him as Freddy in My Fair Lady or Lancelot in Camelot.

    PS–if you want to help me stop the destruction of the Birdie, sign my petition at:


    • ChrisK

      Someone’s got way too much time on your hands.

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    • Josh447

      Thk fuqing god it’s a parody.
      Yes to Lancelot, w Ryan Gosling as king Arthur.

    • MacAdvisor

      Throw in Emma Watson as Guinevere and we have a re-make. Let’s rent Highclere Castle and get to work! How about Robert Hardy as Merlin and Johnny Depp as Mordred?


    Soon enough Colton will go away as Tom Daley did, just can’t happen soon enough. This site and its obsession with one white dude at a time.

    • Josh447

      With Colton’s 6M Instagram followers, highly doubtful. But keep on grating, maybe you’ll bust out of it someday.

  • ShowMeGuy

    This production idea definitely sounds like someone owed someone a role in something in return for being in some lesser project as a favor somewhere in the past.

  • scotshot

    Haynes is about two plucks away from having Joan Crawford eyebrows.

  • Jack Meoff

    Couldn’t make it to the end of the video, to painful. Colton I could watch the others not so much.

    • joey62

      totally agree….I can´t bear watching Griffin in anything and in this she was even worse

  • Chris

    Sometimes, the headline is better and funnier than the story.

    • Jerey23

      but i recomend khryhack if you feel your partner is cheating on you

    • Jerey23

  • cpkapty

    so they picked Lisa Rinna to play an evil old witch who mistreats children and others because she won’t have to act…

  • cpkapty

    aren’t they afraid that Lisa Rinna will make up stories about them doing coke in the bathroom???

  • cpkapty

    I like Kathy Griffin, but the other two no-talents Rinna and Haynes make me want to puke…although I think I could hold it back long enough to pork Haynes ball-deep once or twice…

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