Episode #265: Meowzers!
Day 2 of our taping occurred on Sept. 6. We showed up bare-faced (dark circles and all) in regular (and rather untidy) street clothes. You see, we were instructed to showed up “camera-ready” and fully made-up for both taping days, by Sonya, the associate producer that works with Alana, producer for the Shelly project. We were good little girls and came fully primped that first day, we knew better for Day 2. On Day 1, we had to change out to street clothes so we didn’t get our dress clothes dirty with all the rehearsals.
This 2nd day was so much more relaxed and fun. In part, this was because we already knew what to expect, and our producer, Steve, was really cool and funny. Alana was also really cool and super nice, but it was a little challenging to rehearse without her for most of the Day 1 morning. Alana had a taping, so she had Sonya, who is also nice, rehearse us by herself. We didn’t know what to expect, and because Alana wasn’t readily available for us to consult with, some parts were made more challenging than it should have been. Anyway, back to Day 2…
Day 2 was so laid back that Aubrey, Zona and I even had time to knit while awaiting our turn to tape! (Rachel was only able to do the previous day.) On Day 1, the entire show was dedicated to one project, whereas, on Day 2, we did our project, then Allison Whitlock (host) demonstrated her project and then we did a show & tell of other stuff we had made.
The step-out table with all the stuff and materials we needed for our project:
We struck a few poses on set while waiting for taping to start.
A few behind-the-scene moments:
Posing with the lovely Allison Whitlock:
Last, but certainly not least, I must tell you about our awesome producer (and it’s not just because he gave us alcohol, well… he did score some extra brownie points!). Not only did Steve make us laugh throughout the day, he surprised us with a gift after taping in our 80’s rock-ish decorated dressing room with poufy black leather sofas. He had set up a bucket of beer, a bottle of KJ Chardonnay (one of my faves at the moment – he must be a mindreader too!), and a lovely thank-you note. Earlier, Steve had told us that since we were the last episode and last taping of the season, we’d have the opportunity to celebrate with the crew with some beers. Well, their schedules got switched and they still had to tape some filler and tidbit stuff after taping our episode, so we didn’t get to celebrate with them, but of course, its totally understandable. I mean, it would’ve been the icing on the cake, but we weren’t disappointed or anything — we already had tons of fun on both days. Anyway, Steve wanted to keep his promise, so he surprised us!!
The funny thing is that no one had a corkscrew, and we really wanted to toast and drink the wine.
Handy Tip of the Day: So, what do you do when you need to open a bottle of wine and don’t have a corkscrew? Use a drill and a screw! This tip was brought to you by the über-crafty art department of Uncommon Threads!