Have You Ever Been On Television?

@suziecat7 (3389)
Asheville, North Carolina
April 19, 2017 6:11pm CST
Are you a star? Most of us aren't but I found out when talking with some friends that many of us have had our mugs on the small screen at some time. It could be a landed part in a series, or being caught in the sidelines of a news story or even a feature starring you. One doesn't need to be an actor (or maybe you are) to be on television. My experiences were far from glamorous but I did sit in as a customer for a restaurant chain TV ad. All I had to do was act like I was enjoying the food and the company (which I was). My only other television appearance was in a news story back in the day when I was yielding a sign in protest over the felling of an ancient tree. Ha ha. Have you ever been on television for any reason?
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@Kandae11 (40339)
19 Apr 17
I have never been on TV - except behind the scenes. however I did play a ten minute part in a movie once.
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
19 Apr 17
Ohh - that's even better and 10 minutes is a long time. Do share :))
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@Kandae11 (40339)
19 Apr 17
@suziecat7 Not much to share, the movie was being filmed in my country Guyana and I was spotted by the casting people when I went to interview the star of the show. Even though I did reasonably well for a first timer I had no interest in attempting to go further in that field. The excitement and novelty of it all helped to change what would have been an otherwise boring summer.
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
19 Apr 17
@Kandae11 I'll bet. Even though you didn't want to take it any further, it was still a good experience. Very cool.
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@AmbiePam (50398)
• United States
20 Apr 17
That's so cool! I haven't been on TV, but my parents were once interviewed on the news. My picture was in the paper once though. If I saw myself on TV I'd just end up thinking about how fat I look!
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Apr 17
We always are so hard on ourselves. Thankfully my TV experiences were when I was young and skinny.
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@AmbiePam (50398)
• United States
20 Apr 17
@LadyDuck (188055)
• Switzerland
20 Apr 17
I cannot remember if I ever appeared on TV, but I am sure my Mom did, she was interviewed inside a Mall.
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Apr 17
How fun! I hope she enjoyed it.
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@LadyDuck (188055)
• Switzerland
25 Apr 17
@suziecat7 When she told me, I checked online and I was lucky enough to be able to download the video.
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
26 Apr 17
@LadyDuck That's a great keepsake.
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@1hopefulman (34807)
• Canada
25 Apr 17
Yes, I have been many times on television when I pass a store that has a camera and I have seen myself and acted like a clown. Does that count?
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
26 Apr 17
Sure it counts.
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@1hopefulman (34807)
• Canada
27 Apr 17
@suziecat7 Yeah, I was on television and it counts!
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• Austin, Texas
20 Apr 17
I've never been on TV but one of my daughters was when she was in middle school. She probably doesn't even remember it. It was a news report. I was proud of her. She spoke very plainly, very clearly, very confidently and she answered the question directly. No beating around the bush. They were asking her about the possible impeachment of President Bill Clinton. That's some question to ask a kid if middle school, isn't it???
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Apr 17
It seems like a big question for a middle school child but it appears she rose to the occasion.
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• Austin, Texas
25 Apr 17
@suziecat7 - It was the middle school students that were putting the questions to the President. That's how they ended up on TV. It was because of that particular class assignment. The kids weren't old enough to vote but that didn't stop them from asking questions. One of the questions had to do with Clinton's impeachment and I guess the reporters wanted to know what the kids thought the answer to that question should be. It was a quick blurb but she managed to get most of her answer out before they clipped it. They only had so many minutes in that news segment.
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@1creekgirl (12995)
• United States
20 Apr 17
I haven't , but my granddaughter did a walk-through on a series once as a cheerleader.
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Apr 17
She must have enjoyed that.
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@1creekgirl (12995)
• United States
24 Apr 17
@suziecat7 She did, only saw her walking away from the camera, though.
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@Courtlynn (55078)
• United States
20 Apr 17
I actually have.. but not like a show. I was caught walking in the background with my boyfriend hen he had me go to a golf tournament with him like 5 years ago.
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Apr 17
There you go. Random moments of TV fame. :))
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@Courtlynn (55078)
• United States
20 Apr 17
@suziecat7 yeah. I didnt like it though lol i had gained weight before being on it
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@mom210 (6854)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Apr 17
When we went on a visit to CA we saw an episode of Candid Camera with Dom Deluise when they scanned the audience and there we were. That is the only time, my kids have been on the news during a tour of the state capital. But we are not stars nor will we ever be.
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Apr 17
Most of us aren't stars but sometimes we accidentally get a cameo.
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@cupkitties (7598)
• United States
20 Apr 17
When I was a kid the news came to our school. Later on I saw me on tv trying to hide from the camera.
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Apr 17
Ha - I think most of us don't want to be recognized when we see cameras heading our way.
@rina110383 (24065)
20 Apr 17
No, haven't been on television.
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Apr 17
It still could happen!
@pigeboy (177)
20 Apr 17
I was on TV two times. One was at a college football game when it showed me and my friends cheering, and the other was at a professional hockey game when I was sitting next to where the players went to the locker room from the ice. My parents called me after the college football game and told me they saw me on the TV, so that one was pretty cool.
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Apr 17
That is pretty cool. Your parents must have been surprised.
@JudyEv (141415)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Apr 17
Our brass band once took part in a TV commercial. I think we appeared in the background for about 2 seconds.
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Apr 17
It's enough in TV land. :))
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@carebear29 (28905)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
20 Apr 17
my husband made the news once
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Apr 17
I hope it was good news :))
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@jstory07 (72359)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Apr 17
No I have never been on TV. Now I am sad.
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Apr 17
Don't be sad. As you can see from the responses, it was no big deal.
@shivamani10 (11170)
• Hyderabad, India
20 Apr 17
Yes. I agree that one does not need to be an actor to be on Television.
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@suziecat7 (3389)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Apr 17
No, most people say it was an accidental catch.