9.18.2008

Blogging on The Martha Stewart Show


Martha! Martha! Martha!

Yesterday, I spent the morning as an audience member of The Martha Stewart Show. The audience was full of bloggers looking like geeks with their computers on their laps. Me included. Even Martha has a blog.

Here is the set of the show. It looks just like it does on television.

The taping of the show ran very smoothly. Each segment is planned out and filmed followed by wild audience clapping. It takes an army of people to put on a television show. Martha looks like she has a talented group of people running her show.

Here is Martha and her stage manager conferring between taping segments.

I was most interested in the segments that were about food. But I did find Perez Hilton quite amusing. He gave some tips on how to have a wildly successful, popular and money-making blog. He has people. People to help with advertising, writing, and gathering information. I am going out today to find those people for myself.

During the cooking segment, Matt over at mattbites.com made some tasty looking cookies. I really wish we got to taste the tasty looking cookies. Note to self. When Martha has me on her show, bring cookies for all the audience members.

The next few segments were on crafting with flea market finds, gardening, and politics. I found myself looking around the set at this point and wondering what they were making in the kitchen. They were getting ready to tape a segment on Hotdog Tasting which is airing on September 23rd. Martha was to taste about 27 different hotdogs (toppings included) from restaurants across New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

Here are a few of the hotdogs Martha tried.

I have a new found respect for Martha. She ate, and ate, and ate her way through all 27 hotdogs. She could be a real contender at the Coney Island Hotdog Eating Contest.

There is a job that I will be applying for on the set of the show. One person is in charge of the lint roller. This person's responsibility is to make sure there is no lint on Martha. I think I could handle that job.

I wish I had gotten a chance to be seen on television during the show. I was seated directly to the right of the audience members who had their brush with fame and were shown blogging away on their laptops. If it had not taken me 2 and 1/2 hours to drive to New York City (it usually takes about 1 and 1/2 hours) and had I not been the last person let in the door before it was closed behind me, I would have gotten a better be-on-tv type of seat. I can't complain, though. That was the back of my head you saw in the bottom left hand corner of your tv screen right after the last commercial break. Since you didn't see me, here is the sweater I wore. We were told to wear something bright and colorful, but not too busy. I thought Martha would approve of argyle. I saw about 5 other people in argyle sweaters. I guess I was not the only one with the idea.

After spending the morning with Martha and her people, it was back in my car and my life as mom and personal chef. Guess what we had for dinner last night? Leftover Grown Up Tuna Noodle Casserole. I wonder what Martha had for dinner last night?


18 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Amy,
Good to meet you! You took some nice pictures of the set and Martha!

Maria said...

Sounds like a really fun day! Glad you had a good time!

kat said...

I watched yesterday because you said you were on & was totally surprise to so my friend Meg from San Francisco on talking about her Cute Overload blog, what a great surprise!

kat said...

I watched yesterday because you said you were on & was totally surprise to so my friend Meg from San Francisco on talking about her Cute Overload blog, what a great surprise!

VeggieGirl said...

SO INCREDIBLY FUN AND EXCITING!!! I watched the show yesterday morning, and found it to be extremely informative and entertaining.

Cheryl said...

How freaking exciting is that! I am sooo jealous!

Sharon Worster said...

How FUN is this?? Thanks for sharing Amy!!!! ~Sharon

fearlesschef said...

Jealous, jealous I am!!!! I made my poor husband watch it with me last night since I was SO excited to see all the real people in this blogging world! What a wonderful experience for you!

Patsyk said...

Did you go w/the Jersey Biters? I would have LOVED to go, but couldn't get away since my husband had meetings that day. Bummer!

Sounds like it was a fascinating experience!

avesta said...

What a great opportunity! I'm no Martha Stewart (though my older sister is) but...I admire the fact that she's made millions on what she does best!

Robin Sue said...

Oh what fun you had! I think Martha had hot dogs for dinner. Glad you had a good time and at least had your head on TV!

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Wow! I'm so proud and excited for you! What a special experience - thanks for sharing it with ALL of us :)

lisa said...

How fun! I'm a long-time Martha fan. I've been following her recipes for years. Wish I could have been there!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Sounds like a fun time....and lol about the 27 hot dogs and lint roller job. When you figure out how to land that job, let me know. I'll assist. ;-)

Megan said...

I can't stop laughing. I love your commentary--I think your choice of fashion was cute and appropriate. And when you are head-lint-roller please let me know when you need an assistant!

Megan of Bit of Nutmeg

Bridgett said...

Wow, that must have been so exciting to be in the audience and seeing Martha in action. So...did you find those people yet? ;)

Cynthia said...

Sounds like you had a grand time. I hope that you find "your people" soon :)

Caitlin said...

I'm going to the show on Weds and I'm so excited! Do they provide breakfast or snacks or anything? I worked for the RRay Show and we always gave the guests bagels, juice, cheesecakes, coffees...etc...but Rachael's really nice so maybe that was just unique to the show?