Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving – Ze Making Of

Les Moms were beaucoup thrilled to appear on French TV! But while shopping for potiron and turkey trimmings may have looked like a walk in the Parc Monceau, Les Moms learned that there’s a lot of work behind the scenes.

It took about 12 hours of filming to get our little 6-minute segment. Luckily, la belle journaliste Clémence and hilarious cameraman Franck made it a Thanksgiving we’ll never forget.

Merci l’equipe!

Here’s what went down:

Take One: Squash – Fascinating!

Clémence: Now you should select some gourdes for your table setting. Zey are very belle, non?

(Stephanie and Allison chat animatedly while choosing miniature squash.)

Franck: Très bien! Now let’s do eet again.

One hour later…

Franck: Très bien! One more take.

Stephanie: Stick your neck out! Your double chin is showing.

Allison: Merde. Thanks. You need to get a little more excited about the damn squash.

Stephanie (letting loose): Oh, mon dieu! C’est tellement chou ce petit pumpkin!!!

Allison : Now that’s good TV.

Take Two: No Naked Turkeys

Clémence: Now Stéphanie can take all of the plats to the table. Ze turkey ees zee star.

Allison: Wait, we can’t do this. The turkey is just on a serving platter. I can’t serve a naked turkey on French national TV!

Stephanie: Huh?

Allison: You know, it has to have some parsley or something on it. What do you have?

Stephanie: Some onions? I don’t know, lemon slices?

Allison: My belle-mère will die of shame! Hey, why don’t we throw some fresh cranberries on the side?

Clémence: Does your turkey have eets clothes on now? Allez, on filme!

Take Three: Fake Some Conversation

Clémence: Alors, now you can have a nice friendly chat entre copines. Zere will be no sound.

Allison: So we can say whatever we want?

Clémence: Oui.

Franck: Je filme!

Stephanie: Can you still see that zit on my chin?

Allison: No, but you need more blush. Do you think that gendarme who sent you love letters back in the day will see the show?

Stephanie: God, I hope not! So what do you think of Franck?

Allison: Definitely cute. He can cook my turkey anytime.

Stephanie: Totally agree. And Clémence is set for a career as a TV presenter for sure.

Clémence: Ca va les filles?

Stephanie & Allison (with big American smiles): Bien sûr!

Joyeux Sanksgiving!


Un tout grand merci for all of the mail from French readers who want to celebrate Thanksgiving à l’americaine!

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A little hungry? Taste the cupcakes featured on La Mom’s Thanksgiving!

Get your fix at the Sugar Daze stand at Printemps Nation on December 11th & 18th on the 3rd floor. The stand is right next to Santa Claus (either baker Cat Beurnier was very good this year or Santa has a serious sweet tooth!). From 11:30 until sellout.

Re-retrouvez Sugar Daze au Printemps Nation le 11 et 18 décembre. Le stand se trouvera au 3ème étage juste à coté du Père Noël (soit patissier Cat Beurnier étais très sage cette année soit il est un vrai gourmand!). A partir de 11H30 et jusqu'à épuisement des stocks.


à la parisienne said...

Thank you for sharing this behind the scene experience with us! Et,je suis d'accord, la dinde doit toujours être habillée!

Sugar Daze said...

OMG you guys this is hilarious! And you were so fab! Nice to finally put faces to your name! ;)

Totally took me back to my turn on TV last year where I spent about an hour beating and mixing the same bowl of batter as they filmed it from every angle. It's a wonder those suckers rose when we finally got them in the oven!

Thanks so much for plugging me and my Printemps gig. I completely appreciate the support! Looking forward to seeing Les Moms on TV again - maybe you can get a deal for July 4th and cook hot dogs -- much easier!

Virginia said...

"He can cook my turkey anytime!" I'm still laughing!


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