Has Anyone Ever Been on TV?

@urbangirl (1461)
Australia
February 11, 2007 6:30pm CST
My "15 minutes of fame" involved being asked my (off the street) opinion on credit card debt. Thank God only a few people saw my debut appearance. So - have you ever been on TV?
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@Lady_Vincy (1540)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I was on tv in 2001 after the 9/11 situation happened. I was at Yankee Stadium with a bunch of other famus people. I sang with the boys and girls choirs of harlem that day. It was very memerable. I would do it all over again if I had the chance to.
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
Wow Lady_Vincy. That is such a good reason for being on TV and a very very emotional time. How did you manage to sing without losing it? I know I wouldn't be able to. Take care and thanks for your answer!
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
14 Feb 07
My college graduation for my associates' degree was televised on a local station. I don't really think anyone saw it.
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
Hi thyst07 - did you at least catch a glimpse of yourself?
@reaperz (1266)
• United States
14 Feb 07
No, I never been on T.V. once. I don't really want to be on it either because people around you are going to bother and say things to you. So I would rather just not be on telivision.
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
I know what you mean! I didn't choose to be on TV either and would prefer not to be, but it was funny when so many people I had not seen in ages rang to tell me they had seen me. I was hoping my appearance would go unnoticed.
@limitup (324)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Yeah, as an extra mostly. Was in a few National Park films about the Civil War, something about "Huck Finn" in Imax, an extra in "God & Generals", and other stuff. Also been on news while dealing poker to minor sports celebrities. The best part is watching how movies are made and watching the actors do their thing. It's actually pretty intense. Got to see Robert Duvall and Jeff Daniels do their thing up close. I would love to work on movies for a living. I don't really care about the fame thing. The behind the scenes how-to stuff and the acting process is fascinating to me, though.
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
Hi limitup. Sounds like you have had some great experiences. Did you get these "extra" parts through an agency or through someone you know?
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@limitup (324)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Many of those talent agencies are bogus. They charge a couple hundred bucks for a photo op and supposedly put your name out there. You'll usually never hear from them again. Anyway, I used to be a Civil War Re-enactor. There are a lot of films based around the Civil War, so there's usually something going on. We already have all of our accountrements, uniforms and rifles, and already know the tactics and the drills, so it's easier for them to pay us. It's mostly networking. It's who you know. The guy that picked us for "Gods & Generals" worked on "Dances with Wolves" before and knew some of the researchers of the film. I'm sort of jealous, though, because he went on to be the military co-ordinating advisor or something for "Blue Mountain".
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
Now I understand - sounds like the word gets around the movie industry and whenever they need anyone to do with the civil war, it sounds fuss free to go directly to you rather than an agent. Definitely who you know then - and past "proven" performance obviously helps too. Good stuff!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I think my feet were on TV once. During my senior year of high school, our band was invited to play the half-time show at a Denver Broncos game. My mom said that all they showed was our feet a couple times. My son was on the news once. He was about 5 or 6, and Santa comes to our local docks by boat. He was right up front with Santa when the news was taping. My sister had taken him and I was suprised because she didn't tell me about it! Well, she didn't know either until she saw it on TV. She wasn't going to tell me that they "lost" him for a while, but that let the cat out of the bag! He was also on the front page of the paper - you can see my sister in the background, quite a ways away from him. I have been in a movie, though. The Movie "Dave" with Kevin Klein. The scene where he throws out the first pitch was shot at the Orioles stadium. I was at that game and I'm in the background, but you really can't see me.
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
Reinydawn - that's really funny about your son and your sister getting busted losing him.... and an extra on a movie...you're almost a pro!
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Oh, you know what, I totally forgot the last time my son was "on TV"!! He's in the Navy now and his ship was helping out in the Phillipines after that mudslide last year. CNN broadcasted it and showed his ship in the background!!! You couldn't see him, he was probably down in the engine room, but it was his ship...
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@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I actually was on TV once, and in many cities across the US. Some 15 years back, I owned a shop that sold a lot of china, dishware and glass. During the weekend of the annual rodeo, a local TV station got the idea that it would be cool to do a "color story" on the theme "bull in a china shop." This was-- at least in part-- because the world's largest bull was being shown at this particular rodeo. So I found myself standing in my store, holding the leash of this HUGE animal, in between all these breakables-- while they shot 60 seconds of film, and I talked about how this was not our "normal type of customer." It was certainly an... "interesting"... experience. The segment ran on the 6 o'clock news, and was apparently picked up on the newswires in a number of markets. The store reeked like barnyard for several days.
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
Denmarkguy - that is hilarious. It sounds like the bull left some souvenirs in your shop?!
• United States
20 Feb 07
Weeeelll... he did leave a small "present," but at least he was standing on the tarp they'd brought in for the shoot. Mostly he just left a stench.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
LOL... no wonder the MyLot men are begging for you... you movie star! hehehehehehee When I was about 5 years old we had this local show on tv that was sponsored evidently by McDonald's. They would have Ronald McDonald there with a bunch of kids, watch some cartoon or something and talk to the kids. Of course my hammy booty wanted to get up there and talk and dance and be the star! LOL So I was on tv. My grampa made the biggest deal out of it that he saw me and took me out for ice cream afterwards. He made sure everyone we saw that day knew that his granddaughter was on tv this morning! LOL It was a great time for me. Luckily I can still run fast enough to avoid cameras now! LOL Good luck in your movie career! :D
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
6 Mar 07
Oh, that is so cute! Your grandpa sounds lovely. It is so important for kids to be made to feel happy and special by their families. Like you, I think I would have done well on TV as a kid but now I feel like running from cameras. I wouldn't mind being an extra in an animal suit or something though. Just as long as people don't know it's me.
@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 07
yes i have been on tv monitor when my cousins getting married,it is not transmit to enywhere it is only local through the handicam
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
22 Feb 07
That is funny...I have been on a 'TV monitor' too :-)
@chadd_atl (288)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I've sung on television before and I was a feautred extra in "The Fighting Temptations" (with Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Beyonce Knowles).
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@limitup (324)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Very cool. How did you get involved with "The Fighting Temptations?" Also, which scene were you in for those of us who have seen it?
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@Bizziebod (3526)
21 Feb 07
Hi ya, I've not had my 15 minutes of fame yet! Although I did have a photo in the paper when I was 7 years old and was in the school play and last year I did a big promotion at work and was in a national magazine - does that count lol?
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
21 Feb 07
Yes, that has to count for something :-)
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I have been on tv very briefly as it was during a championship high school basketball game here shortly after my high school years. They caught me sitting in the stands with their camera. It was only briefly but my parents recorded it so I could watch it over and over again.
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
21 Feb 07
Thta was sweet of them to record it for you...a very good memento of your 15 minutes of fame.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
21 Feb 07
Yes I have been on TV several times. When I was a kid we had an after school show on local tv and I was on there many times. It was called Uncle Bunky, then when I worked at the bookstore and the O. J. Simpson trial was going and all the books came out, I was interviewed on national news which was cool. Other than news and afterschool programs I have not made it to the big time. LOL
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
21 Feb 07
Oh another TV veteran...good luck with making it to the big time ;-)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I actually have been on TV alot. I tend to stand out in a crowd or draw attention to myself. I also have been involved in Girl Scouts, with the military, and many extracurricular activities in high school. unfortunately, I'm no TV star yet.
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
Hi chromecowgirl37...it sounds like you've had more than your fair share of 15 minutes of fame LOL with lots more to come by the sounds of it. It's refreshing to meet someone who seeks out the camera. Cheers and thanks for responding!
• Netherlands
16 Feb 07
Well, my family has been on TV once. Somebody stolen our motorbike that we parked in our garage. News spreaded fast, all a sudden came TV crew interviewed my family (brother & sister) about the whole thing. My family was more excited about being "finally" on TV than thinking about how are we going to find our motorbike that was stolen.
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
Ummm....was that a "slow news" day? It must be a very rare occurence in your part of the world to get a TV crew out there! This is a good thing. I am guessing you didn't get your motorcycle back?
@maribea (2366)
• Italy
16 Feb 07
I was about to be on tv once....it was just like you...I was having a walk with a friend of mine and they were walking along this street ...they had a camera and a microphone..they were from a local Tv and asked us to give our opinion about shopping and Christmas shopping above all...something like this..I cannot remember exactly what the question was...anyway...I nearly escaped!!! the fact is that I am very shy and I don't like having pictures of me because I hate the way I look ..I don't like myself very much when I see the photos..I don't think I am very pretty, but believe me when I see a picture of myself I think I am even less pretty than ever...imagine how strange and terrific being on tv for a person like me
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
Maribea, I think very few people like the way they look and many movie stars cannot even sit through their own films for this reason...but I don't think you should be so hard on yourself! I find it very embarasing myself and would ahve preferred not to have had my 15 minutes of fame.
@clownfish (3277)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Hi! I once did a live TV interview on a newscast for a previous job. Talk about nervewracking - if you say something wrong, you can't take it back! I got through it, but it was very scary! :-)
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
That would be one of the scariest things I could think of to go through! I would mess it up for sure. Congrats for getting through it.
• Romania
14 Feb 07
I had the opportunity to be aired on TV once, while working for 2nd District CityHall, here in Bucharest (Capital of Romania, Eastern Europe) - i was impersonating a hacker in a campaign for recruiting new members for our very own IT Department (referring to the CityHall). It was just a role and i was filmed from behind :) Let this be our little secret ;)
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
Wow an actual acting role...what does a hacker's back look like? No worries - your secret is safe with me ;-)
@jurazg (409)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
3 Mar 07
when the film Harry Potter came to Croatia, the first one, I was on the premiere. I liked the film (but not that it is best film taht I've seen). They asked me if I had read some books about it and I layed that I've read the first two. I was on for about 30 seconds. Except that I've ben on TV for two more times but i didn't speak anything.
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• China
3 Mar 07
nice discussion ya i was on tv 21 feburary on wuhan channel hubei province china. it was the progreme of kingbridge community and i was performing in the party of king bridge community. i performed taekwandoo martial arts. i have recorded whole video of this show. i am very happy. and congrats for u that u also came on tv. your sincerely Usman
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• Portugal
2 Mar 07
Yes I have been on television on a kid show! I really never get to appear in the screen, but I get to know tv work on the behind. And it was a good experience.
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