Thursday, April 02, 2009

I'm ON


After nearly four weeks of sitting through stories that involved an unemployed young bogan who impregnated eleven different women, some Adelaide chick who looks like Princess Diana with a bad blow dry, the new miracle bra, why some students are stripping to earn money and how to avoid paying parking tickets, Love Chunks saw a promo.
No, this time Tracy Grimshaw wasn't talking about the woman who lost a tonne of blubber by walking around town pushing her pram or how you can buy bargain baby gear.... Yes, I've sadly sat through either live or videod versions of the show, wondering if the delightful Thomas Schnetzler and I would ever make it on.
....and if we did, would we fit in amongst the rip-off merchants, dodgy priests, anti-airport development battlers and Nick Darcy victims?

We'll see. Friday night, 3rd April, 6:30pm, channel nine. They do say that the camera adds on ten kilograms, so please be kind....

23 comments:

TOM said...

You must record this Kath and put the video up , I don't get Channel 9 in Boston, MA

Kath Lockett said...

I'll try but I still don't know how to even add a bloody YouTube link to this blog!

Benjamin Solah said...

Kath, if you email me at bsolah [at] gmail [dot] com, I'll let you know how to add the YouTube link.

I'd like to see it to, though I'll be out tonight dining at the Palestinian solidarity week feast.

franzy said...

OH.

franzy said...

MY.

franzy said...

GAAAAAAADDDD!!!!!

franzy said...

Tell me you managed to plug your blog?
So excited!

babiro said...

very exciting!!
I saw the ads for it a couple of times this morning during the morning show. You are the star for this evening ACA - no signs of Tom.

Kath Lockett said...

Thanks Benjamin - I'll be contacting you for sure and your excuse for not being home and watchy a trashy tabloid show is a worthy one.

Franzy, I tried. Lord KNOWS I tried - blog and the book - but I suspect they won't feature in the two minutes I'll be on the box

Babiro - Oooh they've gotta have Thomas on too - he's lovely!

Am starting to feel very nervous now; a heartbeat is starting to pound uncomfortably down inside my stomach.....

Linda and her Twaddle said...

I watched this and it was very funny. You must have to run a few km's after eating all that chocolate. Or do you do what wine tasters do, taste, swish and spit. Should that be taste, chew and spit?

River said...

Woo-hoo! I've been fooling around with my i-tunes library most of the afternoon and only just now opened your post.....luckily I'm already on channel 9 watching another story, so I don't have to hunt for the remote.

Baino said...

Oh fuckit, fucketty fuck fuck! (sorry other punters that don't swear) Plugger! I thought it was the 7:30 report and even set my alarm. I bloody missed it! Mad as hell! Please, please, peleeeaaaaase get a recording. I nearly checked your blog this morning but slept in till 7 and didn't have time. I'm so mad right now! But big congrats anyway! *sob, sulk . .stamps foot . .kicks dog . . erm no actually doesn't kick dog but you know . .*

River was she good? Was she funny? Was she? Was she?

River said...

You were GREAT! I bounced in my chair squealing to L, "there she is, there's my Kath!" He said you don't look at all fat, even with the camera adding pounds.

River said...

Baino, she was funny, loved watching the bit where she shopped, scooping bars into her basket, describing the peppermint cadbury as snot, (I love the peppermint...)She passed the blindfold taste test too, although I have to say if that had been me testing the Roses, I would have been able to pick the flavour whereas Kath just said Roses something or other...Maybe I should lay off the Roses for a while.

delamare said...

Kath - you were fantastic!! I didn't see it on the telly (I was stuck in town attempting to catch a train), so I've just watched it online. Loved the Cadburys references (I must admit that I grew quite fond of Roses when I worked for them), the blind testing, and your supermarket commentary.

Baino - it's easy to see online. Just google A Current Affair, and it will take you to a place where you can find the clip you're after.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to have to be a killjoy, but i thought it was crap. They must have some kind of chart listing cliché categories and pick one to decide how they're going to portray people.

That bit where you're running up the street, stop and look around and get out your chocolate - please don't tell me that was your idea.

This is not a criticism of you, Ms L - you're a cool person, but ACA seem to have this warping filter that excretes everybody out so they come looking skewed to the ACA Universe (the fact that you were shown so long after the sequence was shot meant that you were just a quick filler to them, IMO.

Nice plug for the book, though :-)


cheers
BS

Deep Kick Girl said...

Well done my friend. You looked bloody good (no sign of the extra weight tv is meant to add on).

It was what it was, a cute and funny ACA filler story. I salute you for having the [chocolate] balls to appear and to better still look good and sound coherent. (I wouldn't have managed either!)

This now means I can add one more person to my extensive list of celebrities I have met: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Barry Hall, Luis (from Cooking with Luis), Kath Lockett.

ashleigh said...

The marvellous Dom from Chocablog has it all sorted.

Go here: http://www.chocablog.com/misc/chocablog-on-tv/

And you can watch in all the chocolatey glory :)

Chestnut Mare said...

I missed it too - they went straight to the Thugby League ....

JahTeh said...

Not only the Teev but I read your article in The Age on Saturday. It was you? There couldn't be two Kath Lockett's in Melbourne. Next thing I'll open the back door and there'll you'll be. (bring chocolate)

Kath Lockett said...

Linda, there's a bit of swishing but definitely no spitting out, unless it's carob, compounded or Woolworth's Select

Thanks River - I'm glad it made it to SA - I wasn't sure because they went to only want 'local' stuff, but I guess Friday choccie is fairly relevant for most of us

Baino, it's now posted on the chocablog site - http://www.chocablog.com/misc/chocablog-on-tv/

Thanks Delamere!

BS, yes it was corny and not much of a stretch for faithful ACA viewers but was a fun day for me. After all, there was kilograms of chocolate left behind after we filmed it being snapped for that essential 'thock' sound and I mighty sugared up, let me tell you.

DeepKickGirl, I'm truly honoured to be included with the Chili Peppers and Barry Hall!

Ashleigh - now the challenge is over to you - what can the *other* Chocablogger do to publicise the website?

Chestnut, it's on chocablog and ACA but please, be kind....

JahTeh, yep, that's me. Am very thrilled and relieved and honoured to be getting a paid gig as a contracted freelancer, thanks to writing a freebie based on the WLB book. I am *loving* Melbourne. :)

ThirdCat said...

Kath, that's brilliant...as soon as I've fed my children I'm off to youtube to hunt it down.

Anonymous said...

if we had a decent broadband connection we could watch it, but we have all been fasting chocolate for easter so are enjoying ourselves, there has been a series of programmes on channel 4 in the uk about a new chocolate maker here who has a bar called Willies Venezualan,you may want to review it when you can get some as they are selling out over here keep up the good work

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