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This week, the National Toy Hall of Fame announced this year’s finalists, NPR’s host shared which movies to look forward to this fall, and Quinta Branson made history at the Emmy Awards.

Here’s what NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour crew had their eye on, and what to check out this weekend.

Emmy Award Winner Sheryl Lee Ralph

I absolutely sobbed watching her speech. She’s such a talent — she’s worked for decades, she’s done incredible things in black films, but she’s a craftswoman actress who doesn’t get recognized for her work. is one of

Watching her get on that stage and get her moment in the sun was incredible. — Kate Young

Kenan and Kel reunite at the Emmy Awards

In any situation that makes you want to wipe out the Emmys entirely, Underground railroad Not Winning A Single Emmy, We’re Back To Suso Mbedou And Sheila Atim’s Last Big Project queena moment like Kenan and Kel reuniting at the Emmy Awards.

For young people who grew up in the late 90’s and early 00’s Kenan & Kel Nickelodeon was a basic show. You’ve always heard rumors of a potential rift in their friendship over the years. weren’t they talking?

So it felt so pure to see such an unfiltered, fun moment between them. good burger 2it can be anything. — Mark Rivers

I Am Tony Tweets’ little mermaid twitter song

little mermaid A trailer for the new Disney ‘live-action remake’ – we don’t know how much of it will actually be live-action, but whatever – was released a week ago. It stars black performer Halle Bailey, and it’s great to see Ariel in the role.

I have some opinions because the trailer is so dark you can’t really see anything and the special effects look terrible. , began to spread from passing online personality creators. @iamtony Tweet on Twitter.

It’s basically him wearing different wigs to play both Ariel and Ursula in the “Poor Souls” scene, but he’s remixing it. Just show your creativity. In particular, it takes what we grew up with on what was once Super White and puts a really fun, original spin on it.

I doubt the movie will ever be as good as this one-minute tweet, but who cares? — Aisha Harris

1,000th Tiny Desk Concert with Angelic Kidjo and Up-and-coming Musician Madison Cunningham

closing credits for queen Here’s a song featuring guest vocals from the great legend Angelic Kidjo.


But when it comes to Tiny Desk Concerts, I found out for myself when I saw an amazing singer/guitarist named Madison Cunningham release an album last week. exposerVery, very, very beautiful.

She’s a very accomplished guitarist and this record contains one of the most beautiful, tear-jerking ballads I’ve heard in a really long time, “Life by Rachel.” — Stephen Thompson


More recommendations from the Pop Culture Happy Hour newsletter

Linda Holmes

New NPR Series from Mandarit del Barco latinos in hollywoodListen to the first song here. (You can read it, but I recommend listening to the audio she’s collected!)

It’s an unusual recommendation, but I’m not sure how it picked up on the topic of the 2009 CBS Murder Mystery series. Harper’s Islandbut after Twitter helped me remember what it was called, I went to its Wikipedia page and read, including the title of the episode, the most truly ridiculous network show I can remember. I had a lot of fun reliving one of the

This week, a dear friend of PCHH Brittany Luse, It’s Been A MinuteOf course, it was the former domain of a dear friend of PCHH Sam Sanders. We couldn’t be more excited about Brittany and PCHH Eric Eddings’ best friend Eric Eddings (see, we have a lot of friends, right?) ending their important podcast. I recommend the episode we talked about. for people of color when they start a new chapter.

As if insider news wasn’t enough, the great Alt.Latino reopened this week with Felix Contreras and new host Anamaria Sayre. west side storyamong others.

Wait a second. As Stephen mentioned above, this was also the week Tiny Desk celebrated his 1,000th, yes, 1,000th concert. Indeed, they have come a long way.

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