Okay, we have threads on celebrity encounters and celebrity look-alikes, but I want to know when YOU have had your own little mini-fame, appearing on TV a minimum requirement.
For me, I’ve been on TV at least three times (that I remember right now): First, in high school, a video card I’d made for soldiers in Desert Storm was played on the local news.
But, on the national level (and please don’t lose respect for me), I was on the first or second season of America’s Funniest Home Videos as a member of the audience. They cut to a close-up of me laughing, hard, at a…a…barking bird! I WASN’T LAUGHING AT THAT! IT ISN’T THAT FUNNY! Nooooooo, after they taped the show, they showed us a whole bunch of “Best Of” clips that had the whole audience rolling in the aisles. Cameras were rolling, and they cut and paste the more animated among us to the clips they wanted.
The third and final appearance was on the even lamer America’s Funniest People. They came to our local mall asking people to do tongue twisters; I did my “Betty Botter” bit (see tongue twister thread) and wha-la. Yeah, I was on two shows hosted by Full House cast members. Whoo.
And hey! Candace Cameron went to my church when I was in high school and she was in junior high. What the hell is with me and the cast of that lame show? And being on lame shows?
Anyway, how about you? Surely you’ve had some more respectable moments than I have. Do share!
“My cat’s breath smells like cat food.” --Ralph Wiggum, hero and icon