To 300 More!
WWHL's Reseach Associate Producer celebrates our 300th episode with Sonja Morgan, cake, and licking.
Happy 300th episode! As I reflect back on all the shows, the late nights, and the amazing talent that have graced our tiny studio, I can’t help but think: my job is better than your job. Okay, maybe not better than everyone else’s job, I’m no astronaut, but it is pretty amazing. Take this week as an example:
On Monday Sonja Morgan signed the wall of our cubicle. After her Clubhouse appearance, she decided to chat it up with some of the WWHL team and thought it was only appropriate to leave a note: “Sonja adds spice to #wwhl and #wwhl adds spice to Sonja." Now every time I need some inspiration, I just have to glance over my shoulder and I am filled with toaster-oven loving, headband wearing, Sonja in the City vibes.
On Tuesday we celebrated two birthdays at WWHL. We celebrate everyone’s birthdays. Always. You can try to hide it, but we will track you down and celebrate you. We will creep up on you when you least expect it, serenade you with an off-key rendition of “Happy Birthday”, present you with your favorite candle covered dessert, and leave you with the Alex McCord red flush of embarrassment. Tuesday we celebrated Tori and Christie’s birthdays! Check out the cake. It rhymed. (It’s WWHL, of course it did.)
On Wednesday’s WWHL, Tom Colicchio and our TCM finalists played The Quick Fire Lick Fire Challenge. I am proud to say that my partner in crime, Christie, and I came up with the idea for this game. We started by thinking of all the words that rhymed with quick…brick, tick, wick, LICK! Licking is funny! The Quick Fire Lick Fire Challenge was born. After coming up with the name, we knew it had to be a blindfolded food licking game. (Although I also pitched a version of the game that involved the guests racing to lick alcohol out of a kitty dish. I don’t know why that one was rejected.)
Watching the game play out in rehearsal, which at that point had been tweaked, finessed, and perfected by a team of talented WWHL producers, I couldn’t help but think, how lucky am I to get paid to come up with this stuff?!
In case you missed it, the game was amazing: it was phallic, it was juvenile, it was hysterical, it was so WWHL.
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