If you’ve been here more than once you know I’m probably not what most people call “normal”. I tend to do crazy things, or end up in odd situations, things that just don’t seem to happen to “normal” folks. Like the job I had where I drew schematics for nuclear power plants. Or the time I was rescued by Martin Sheen. Or when I dated exiled royalty. I could go on but then you’d just think I was certifiable.
Nevertheless, people that don’t read this blog asked me to play a normal person (well, they called it “playing myself”, but I know what they meant) in a television commercial.
Holy Famosity Batman! It’s true my dear Kernutties, I’m going to be on TV!
And not on an episode of COPS.
I can hardly believe it myself.
Playing “myself”, the first customer at their new store, I recently filmed a 60-second commercial spot for the dealership where I bought my RV. (I really was the first customer at their new location.) The commercial spot is online now at Best of the Bay and will air in September on KRON or ION (September 18 at 10:30 am?). Follow the link to see how much I need a facelift. There are several spots on the website, I’m in the first and last, maybe others.
But wait! There’s more! (‘and it comes with an amazing Ginsu knife…’) Before my wee segment in the commercial could even land on the cutting room floor, the owner of the dealership asked me to be in a series of half-hour Bay Area Bargains TV infomercial spots to run September through November of this year, also on KRON.
*somewhere a blond lemming faints*
I’m so dramatic.
They must have recognized this dramatic talent in me and that’s why they hired me for the shows. *laughs hysterically*
The shoot for the 30-minute spots is scheduled the week after Labor Day. I have no idea what to wear.
This is all a long-shot, but IF (and that’s a very big IF) all goes well in the next few months with the shows they air they may sign for a new show to run all of 2012. AND (again that’s a very big AND)… they *might* use footage from my Great Roll-about (aka my All-American RV Tour).
*blond lemming is now out cold*
Gee, with my flair for the dramatic maybe I should consider a career in TV.
OH, OH, OH! I just was recognized at the grocery store!
It’s been about a month since the first commercial shoot. A few nights ago I had just walked in to Trader Joe’s when this good looking guy stops in his tracks and starts staring at me, open-mouthed.
In the middle of retrieving my grocery list I stop and look back at him, puzzled by the hard stare. Then I check myself to make sure nothing is hanging out, and my fly is zipped and all. All good, so I go back to looking at the guy staring at me.
He says: ‘Were you on Best of the Bay?’
Me, in my head: OMG! Someone has recognized me! This is SOOOO cool!
Me, still in my head: ‘Wait a minute. The commercial hasn’t aired yet.’
*blink blink, smile fades*
Now I’m the one standing there open-mouthed when he reminds me he was the photographer on the shoot.
Oh. That’s why he recognized me.
So much for my “big moment” of being recognized. *sigh*
Famosity is hard, people. Really hard. *sniff*
The 30-minute Bay Area Bargains spots will air about four times a month beginning on September 13th at 11AM. Once they’re up on KRON’s website I’ll post links on my Facebook page, and maybe here, too. Of course, all this is assuming my footage doesn’t end up on the cutting room floor.