Flipping Out right-hand lady and occasional rapper Jenni Pulos officially gifted the world with the music video for her track "Poo In The Potty." The song, if you couldn't guess, is an ode to going to the bathroom. So when it came time to make the video, Jenni and her team used that as the obvious inspiration for the visual, then added in some choreography and silly kids, as well as a cameo from her daughter Alianna. Jenni opened up about the video after its premiere during the Season 8 finale of Flipping Out.
What about being a mom inspired the song?
Jenni Pulos: "Poo in the Potty" was written before I was pregnant. It had a whole new meaning once I became a mother. Filming the video definitely helped my daughter be less afraid of the big girl potty. I am in the process of explaining that we have to use the potty because we don't want to get our princess underwear dirty.
Does your daughter know all the lyrics to the song?
She knows the chorus and I am encouraged by the fact that she loves singing "Poo in the toilet, victory!"
Talk a little bit about the treatment and theme for the video.
I now realize how stressful certain transitions are for parents and children. I wanted to create something which could literally "lighten the load." That was the inspiration for "Poo in the Potty" video.
The throne reference is pretty hysterical given what the song is about — was that your idea?
Throne credit goes to Ethan Cushing. I also would like to thank Kathleen King and Eric Jacks for their amazing contributions.
What was it like on set with all those toddlers? Any interesting incidents?
Total chaos. Stay tuned...that could be my next book.
The choreography is pretty awesome — did you come up with it yourself?
My sister Krisann Kontaxis did the amazing choreography. Lucky for me, she has a team of mom friends who are professional dancers.
What is your favorite moment in the video?
My daughter shutting the potty throne and laughing.
With fall right around the corner, what activities are you looking forward to doing with your daughter?
My daughter has definitely inherited my love of costumes, so Halloween should be a blast. The thrill of watching her personality develop — honestly, I look forward to everyday of her life. Hopefully by the end of fall, we won't just be singing "Poo In The Potty."