While I love to see how our research plays out in the shows, it’s often the unplanned moments that really give us a leg up (pun intended). Take Monday night’s show with Sonja in the City and the Scissor Sisters. In discussing some Ramotional reactions to Aviva’s prosthetic leg from that evening’s Real Housewives of New York City, Ana Matronic reveals her love of prosthetic legs (Really? Really!). During the After Show we noticed (from the control room) that Andy is trying to get someone’s attention when he wasn’t on camera. We catch a shot of Andy mouthing a word and emphatically gesturing to someone off camera...he wants something...something large...one word... looks like he's saying... Before I can even process, my fellow Research AP Christie is making a mad dash out of the control room and comes sprinting back into the studio with something tan and glittery tucked under her arm. Within seconds, Andy is presenting Ana with a one-of-a-kind, bedazzled WWHL prosthetic leg! Yes, we had an extra bedazzeled leg just lying around the studio. No, I’m not kidding.
To me, those spontaneous, unscripted, perfectly weird moments are really what make the show. It just so happened that we had the leg lying (well standing actually) around, and it just so happened, that we had a guest who revealed her love of prosthetic legs on our show. Now why we had a one-of-a-kind, bedazzled WWHL prosthetic leg, that's for you to figure out. Side note: we also have a bedazzled whip with Andy’s face on it, a bedazzled hookah, a slew of spare Ramona eyes, a pile of faux fur, and more wigs than you’d need in a lifetime.