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For us here at the Report, this clip’s really about producer Kristin Rasmussen on the Montel show, so we asked her to tell us what it was like:
OK, about three weeks ago we get a call from Montel Williams’ talk show saying that they want to do a piece on “Kids Row,” our show on WOW TV. I think great, how exciting! Franklin will get to go to New York and if I’m lucky I’ll get to tag along with him. The excitement turns to nausea instantly when the producer at Montel says they want me on as well. I suck it up and try to focus on the free trip to New York. We show up at the set, oh, I guess I should have mentioned that the producer made it clear over the phone that they have a strict dress code and no jeans, tennis shoes, tattoos, or piercings are permitted. I think, Well, there goes any option of my wearing my own clothes; however, she promised to get me something “hip.” We show up at the studio and once I’ve signed my life away in their release I see it, my biggest fear…what I can only refer to as the most hideous polyester, “power dyke” suit imaginable. To make matters worse, everything is two sizes bigger than I told her I wear. Needless to say, I’m not comfortable. But really, what can I do, besides take one for the team. I waddle out to my seat hoping that my pants don’t fall down on the way and I wait for my turn to speak. They prepped us before hand so supposedly we know what’s going to be asked before it is. What they failed to mention is that Montel is quite passionate and doesn’t always stick to the script. By the time he turns to me and DOESN’T ask me what he was supposed to, all I can do is blurt out “Wow TV!” The rest is a blur. Oh, and because some people might not believe me, here’s a picture of the real me, minus the collar. Enjoy!
– Kristin Rasmussen