I was shown on "Extreme Home Makeover" for maybe half a second, taking a pony off my trailer. I hope I never see another TV camera or TV celebrity ever again. At least, not when I'm responsible for the horses. No, make that never. They were nice enough, but it was not my cup of tea. The production people had a hard time understanding that horses and horse people don't revolve around their schedule, and that the people we'd lined up to haul horses on the first day were more interested in going to the Fair Hill International and horse shows than bringing horses back to the barn on a busy Saturday, which was NOT planned in advance. Sheesh. I think I made the producer mad a couple of times. I have a tendency to do that to "management" types. I found a couple of last-minute volunteers to haul horses, but we had to fit the hauling between soccer games. Good people who helped us, gotta say.
The only people who saw me on the show were trimming clients and a couple of family members--and my mother missed it when her dog jumped into her lap . That doesn't compare to the Nash Bridges thing. It doesn't make me even remotely famous, but it gives me a fun story to tell. I've got lots of stories about all sorts of funny things that have happened through 33 years of horse ownership.
A couple of my computer animations have been shown on The Learning Channel, but the only people who would see those are the ones who watched "Firepower."
I'm nowhere near famous, but my best friends husband (who is a trainer)actually made a commercial in the early 90's in Ocala Florida. It was for the racing lottery tickets you could buy at the local stores. He showed it to me-I just cracked up! He's this 'used car salesman' type that goes in and buys some bread-the guy asks...'do you want to buy a racing ticket'-he says 'Sure!'. They cut to him being in the starting gate-in the same clothes! Then racing down the track-bag of bread in hand! He is falling all over the horse,then wins the race...it ends with him in the Winners Circle with roses over the horse. Priceless.
I got to be a roadie for some friends many years ago when their band was the opening act for Adam Ant. When I went on stage for sound check the audience started yelling and cheering - they thought I was famous - does that count?
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My feet were on MTV Sports when they did a segment on polo at the Santa Barbara Polo and Raquet Club. You wouldn't know they were my feet unless I pointed them out to you, but they were there...does that count??
Ohhh!!! And I worked at an all male prison and EVERYONE knew my name. Now if EVERYONE in a place knows your name, you must be famous!
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Seems to be a few of them but this was top of the list.....
Yes, that is the bucket boys. They've been playing schools, fairs, festivals, churches etc. for about 10 years. They're hilarious.
Nothing horse related, unless you count the fact that they play at the IL state fair every year, and they got there by winning the McHenry County fair talent show, which I encouraged them to enter because I showed in 4-H.
My semi-adult daughter was on a couple of episodes of some program on the History Channel. She and I were both in some history movies made for the National Park Service. Mostly we were in the background, but I had one long speaking part with a lot of opportunity for scenery-chewing. I never saw the movie but heard that my part ended up on the cutting-room floor. I cashed the checks anyway.
I was amazed how much even at this low level of production movie people lie and flatter, just like you hear about the big-shots in Hollywood.
I was a performer in the 1996 Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta. Out of the hundreds of performers in that whole shindig, little 'ol me got a half second shot on national TV. Definitely the coolest experience of my life, no doubt. So, I think I'm in the "marginal" category!
I was on the local news every night for a week when the helicopter my dad was flying in Nigeria was hijacked. He and the co-pilot were kidnapped and held for ransom for 18 days.
Other than that I'm afraid my "Bacon Factor" is probably several degrees off.
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