Friday, August 14, 2009

Our Almost Reality TV Moment






Those of you that know us know that Tanya and I are obsessed with Reality T.V. Pretty soon after we started dating we tried out for The Amazing Race. We applied June of last summer, not thinking it would result in anything. They called us back and did some phone interviews and a couple of weeks later invited us to LA for face to face interviews. We bought plane tickets and went, but that's as far as we made it. We are extremely sad we weren't able to be on it.
This last February we got a call from a producer who was putting together a brand new reality show. He got our names from the Amazing Race casting director and wanted us to be in the pilot for his new show. All he told us about the show is that it was like Wipeout but with cars. We knew it would never be on TV and we wouldn't actually win the $50,000 price (since it wasn't real) but we went to get exposure and let the Amazing Race producers (some of whom were the same as the ones doing this pilot) get to know us.
In March they flew us out to LA and put us up in a hotel for 4 days, gave us $100 a day each to buy dinner, and paid us each $300 just for coming. We had such a blast filming this pilot and got to see what a reality show is like behind the scenes. I never thought my best friend and wife Tanya and I would get to drive a car through a plate glass window, through an exploding shed, and into a swimming pool. BEST . . . SPRING . . . BREAK . . . EVER.
Here is a link to the beginning of the pilot - a teaser. If anyone wants to watch the whole thing we have a copy. Just let us know.
P.S. - this show was for CBS but ABC found out about it and wanted to do it first. They got theirs done first and it is picked up and will start on ABC in a couple of weeks (theirs is called Crash Course). Kinda sucks but we had our fun.

Here's the link

11 comments:

Abe and Lisa Johnson said...

That's awesome Tanya.. so cool that you guys got to go to Cali for free and got to see what it's like to be a part of a reality show. Hopefully, you guys will get to compete for real and get the cash :)

Shawna Wilson said...

You guys HAVE to be on a reality show for reals some day! That would have been a good one...Tanya you look like a movie star walking in slo-mo!

Amanda Swenson said...

How cool! Looks like you guys had a blast!

daienu said...

you guys are the awesomest, hottest, craziest, best looking of the bunch. Don't ever approach my car. :)

but i do wanna see your supasta faces over at the BBQ.c

DUSTIN AND LAUREN said...

Ha ha I LOVE it!! That is so great you guys...I'm happy you got to do it! Let me know if you find out the date it is on!

Erin said...

Awesome!!! You guys are my heroes. Someday I tell ya, your gonna come up with your own reality TV show!!! You are both destined to stardom! It's just how it is!

Heather said...

Dude... you guys would be awesome on the Amazing Race. I hope that comes through for you! Looks like you had fun!

Curtis Beyer said...

Awesome. That's so cool. I'm jealous of how cool your life is. Let's definitely be friends. When I met you guys, I knew it was the start of something good. Let's hopefully get together on Thursday!

Curtis Beyer said...

Oh that was me by the way, on Curtis' account. Me meaning Ashley.

Janelle Champion said...

You two are my heros. We need to hang out asap. We can gab about So You Think You Can Dance and the lack of reality love in the summer.

Hilarium '09 said...

this is the most amazing thing i have ever seen. if you guys weren't my favorite before... well you are now. bad aaaaaaa

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