Are You Sitting Down?

No, seriously–are you sitting down?  Find a chair.  I’ll wait.

OK, you are not going to freaking believe this.  I know I didn’t believe it when I first got the email from the assistant set decorator of “Ugly Betty”, asking if they could use some of the Fobots for set decoration.  Yes, that’s right, the Fobots are gonna be on the TV!   Here’s what happened…

As many of you may know, several of my robots were featured in the November “Anthropologie” catalog.  Apparently, they caught the eye of the set decoration team for “Ugly Betty”, who emailed to ask if they could rent some for one episode, to line the shelves of “The Tube” (see picture).  But shortly after the initial excitement, the doubts took over.  No way, I thought–someone is messing with me.  My friends, knowing how much I like this show, are pulling my leg, or worse–someone is trying to get me to send them a bunch of Fobots for free by claiming to be connected to Ugly Betty.  But if this is a scam, it’s INCREDIBLY well-organized, with phone numbers, tax forms, releases and everything. 

So, some time in December, I’ll be driving up to the studios in New York where Ugly Betty is filmed, and delivering the bots in person.  They’re going to be stars–or at least background extras.  Soon they’ll be demanding their own trailer, final script approval, and bowls of mixed nuts and bolts with all the 1/4-20 nuts picked out…

14 Responses to “Are You Sitting Down?”

  1. November 19, 2009 at 9:47 am

    WOW!!! Congratulations! Make sure you let us know when this episode will air…I love Ugly Betty and haven’t missed an episode yet!

  2. November 19, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Morning Amy, When I was checking my blog this morning I decided to check in with “Where Women Create”, saw the article about you and ended up buying two tiles from Cafe Press. I may be too late for your drawing but I wanted you to know: that I love “Ugly Betty” and you now have a new admirer!

  3. November 19, 2009 at 11:04 am

    WOO-HOO! You Go Girl!! Congratulations! Be prepared for the flood of orders :o))

  4. 4 maggi Fuhriman
    November 20, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I want to hire your agent. Great job! Maggi

  5. November 21, 2009 at 3:37 am

    WooHoo! What a coup! Congratulations!!!

  6. 9 Debbie Boot-Bini
    November 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Congratulations on just the latest accomplishment on your long and successful career. Very proud!! Go get ’em!! xoxox

  7. November 23, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Hello Amy, this is very exciting…bless you and all of your Fobots…
    Glad to have you included on my blog…
    I know the many visitors I have joining me every day will be thrilled to view

    madame samm

  8. 11 patty
    November 24, 2009 at 11:55 am

    I am a die hard Ugly Betty fan and I cannot wait to see your fobots in the Tube! That is so cool!

  9. 12 Robbie
    December 30, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Well, I saw your fobots on Anthropologie’s website and before I could order one, they were GONE! I found them back today and am trying to purchase one, however, there was some glitch in the check-out, so I am waiting for a reply from someone from customer service there. In any event, I’m hoping to be the new “mom” for one of your creations soon (namely a cute little guy with a little red wagon!).

    CONGRATULATIONS on your Ugly Betty gig. Your talents are definitely worthy of display on a nation-wide TV show…ENJOY REAPING SOME OF THE REWARDS OF ALL THAT TALENT!

    • 13 artgirlraleigh
      December 30, 2009 at 11:43 pm

      Thanks, Robbie, and I hope it works out for you and “Best Boy”. Not that he has to earn his keep, but did you know that his wagon is exactly the right size to hold business cards?

  10. January 20, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Hey there Amy — I actually work on the set of Ugly Betty, in a different department from Set Decorating, and I have to tell you that your robots are amazing! I’ve seen lots of things come and go in that Tube, but these were the first that literally made me stop in my tracks. And as a fellow North Carolinian (my family’s in Durham), I just had to give the shout out. 🙂 Thanks for making such marvelous ‘bots.

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