Have you all met Ryan Jespersen, the nicest man on local television? He’s a really outstanding person, and I have no idea have he can be as chipper and energetic as he is the morning. But As you’re reading this, both Scott and I are watching Ryan and the entire BT Edmonton crew wake up a whole pile of Edmontonians this Friday, and get them off to work.
And we’re hanging with them all at the CityTV studios!
Tune in to CityTV, and join BT, Scott and I on our morning adventure on TV. We’ll post updates at the top of this post, so you can refresh, follow along and comment! You can also talk to us on Twitter. Just follow @unknownstudio.
6:05AM – Ryan Jespersen introduces us and we both get a few words in edgewise. Adam talks about what we’re about. Scott mentions journalistic background, and our approach to blogging/podcasting.
6:08AM – Adam calls Stacey Brotzel delightful six times, adding how early in the morning it is. Scott sips coffee in stony silence.
6:15AM – Discussion about “Hungry Hungry Hippos,” and whether or not it’s also the name of a sex act. This conversation ends inconclusively. In the meantime croissants arrive.
6:17AM – Stacey’s toes become the main topic of conversation at this juncture.
6:22AM – A man waves his pole in front of us, to make sure we look good.
6:25AM – Scott and Jespo exchange wardrobe tips.
6:26AM – Back on air. We talk about Adam’s recent blog post, and why Edmontonians are lousy at telling our story.
6:33AM – Scott is mortified by how ineffectual he is at telling Edmonton’s story on the air. Much head-desk follows.
6:35AM – Adam hopes to have a lengthy, sexy pregnant pause with Jespo on the air. But only if his mic pack runs out.
6:37AM – Adam and Scott laugh about Josh Classen’s tweets about Snoop Dogg.
6:41AM – Jespo, Adam and Scott all take photos of each other and tweet them. Then, Jespo does a dance. It’s a good morning.
6:43AM – Jespo wants to get “That Dog Video” in the show. We have no idea what the hell he’s talking about anymore.
6:49AM – We are shocked to learn that we’re classing up the joint by recording this morning, because the teamsters are watching their language. Jespo calls us sell outs, who are no longer in touch with our roots.
6:53AM – Scott and Adam ask Jespo how he got started in TV. He says he’s a crappy anchor, but very gregarious.
6:58AM – Jespo catches onto our Katy Perry obsession. Well payed Jespersen.
7:02AM – Adam and Scott discuss the finer points of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Adam wonders if Leatherface was made ‘sexually powerful’ by wearing people. Scott is appropriately horrified.
7:08AM – A Cirque de Soleil performer is brought in. First thing they do: look to see if the roof is high enough. Oh, yeah. This is going to be good.
7:11AM – We’re told to look busy for a promo shot. Here we are looking very busy, talking with Jespo.
7:18AM – Adam is intimidated by the fact that as many as possibly 5 people are watching us this morning. Then a teamster says it’s closer to 85-thousand. Adam faints.
7:22AM – Adam is awake again, because the Cirque du Soleil people are about to do their thing.
7:24AM – Stacey Brotzel brings up Star Trek. We’re intrigued.
7:30AM – We take a moment to thank our sponsor – Guru Digital Arts. Yes. We’re doing that even here. Because we can.
7:31AM – Scott worries aloud that he sounds like a fool for the TV audience. Adam happily reminds him he always sounds like a fool, so it should concern him.
7:32AM – The Cirque de Soleil acrobat skips rope like a boss. Jaws on the floor.
7:40AM – We discuss the ‘Hurry-Up-And-Wait’ aspect of the morning. Adam takes this opportunity to change the subject to Star Trek along with one of the teamsters.
7:42AM – The Cirque de Soleil acrobat amazes us once again with skills unlike anything a mortal should be able to perform.
7:45AM – It’s time for the birthday roll! Happy birthday, kids!
7:52AM – Jespo says he puts the ass in class. Scott thinks he puts the ass in brassy.
7:55AM – Bridget Ryan is playing with farmers out in the field. She is having at least 92% of the fun we’re having in studio.
7:59AM – The coffee may be starting to wear off. Also, plentiful bathroom breaks.
8:04AM- Adam asks Scott “Why Edmonton?” Scott says “I’m Edmonton.” Both nod sagely.
8:08AM – Jespo says he’s enjoying the live blog. Adam asks him if he’s ever sworn on the air. Answer – yes.
8:14AM – Some children are led into the studio. When Scott points them out, Adam panics. Fortunately, they’re led away before Adam gets catatonic.
8:18AM – Chef Paul Shufelt brings out some food. There are delightful smells, which is the opposite of the usual situation when Adam and Scott are together.
8:21AM – Jespo wonders what you’d do with a thousand rabbits. One option, toilet paper. Yep, we’ve hit that point in the morning.
8:28AM – And after saying wonderful things about us live on the air, Jespo gives us cheap plastic cups and tells us to get the hell out of his studio.
8:30AM – That’s all folks! Thanks for tuning in!
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