First Look: A.N.T. Farm's Chyna Channels Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and Janet Jackson

Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm kicks off Black History Month this Friday at 8/7c with an episode that finds Chyna channeling three African-American music icons — and TVLine has a first look at the far-out half-hour.

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In the episode “influANTces,” Chyna (played by China Anne McClain) is struggling to write a song for her Black History Month presentation, so she locks herself in a recording booth until she comes up with an idea. When she then dozes off, she embarks on a dreamy time-trip, envisioning herself as Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Janet Jackson.

Coming out of the dream, Chyna churns out a version of the series’ “Exceptional” theme song, weaving in lyrics that pay tribute to the great women who came before her.

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Watch this exclusive clip of Chyna-as-Aretha, and view photos of each fantasy scenario below.

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Comments (9)

  • The show is pretty good and Chyna herself is ridiculously talented….just the show name is SO stupid. I never watched it because of the title

    Comment by mia – January 31, 2013 09:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe this will lead to the “90s kids” stop crying about how new disney doesnt do important topics anymore

    Comment by rikes – January 31, 2013 09:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I will have to respectfully disagre with you. The problem isn’t that new Disney doesnt do important topics. The problem is that now the majority of new Disney shows are about the leads wanting to become stars & the ones that aren’t (except for Phineas and Ferb & Good Luck Charlie) just suck. And for what it’s worth, I actually think that this is a good idea. It’s just the concept of most new Disney shows aren’t what they should be.

      Comment by CJS – February 1, 2013 09:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Good Luck Charile is one of Disney highest rated shows and its not that bad. Times change it was never going to stay “90s” and people are letting their nostalgia get in the way of common sense.

        Comment by Ashley – February 1, 2013 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • does’t really tell you nothing.

    Comment by frfr – February 2, 2013 11:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omg! :-P like foreal i just wanted to see the show but now u spoiled it.

    Comment by nakiya – February 18, 2013 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • what people was she suppust to be i hate the stupid stuff they do i am so suprised this show is on tv

    Comment by willow – February 23, 2013 07:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t like it since I can’t watch it

    Comment by Hilluy – July 20, 2013 04:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t like ant farm cause there r always old episodes.

    Comment by Lilly – July 20, 2013 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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