dalybear165 karma2014-06-17 14:43:28 UTC
This is hands down my favorite moment and will stay with me the rest of my life. My first day was an old man's last day. I was told that I needed to help him pack up his boxes. No idea who this guy was. I was told he did the music. As I'm packing up his boxes (Literally took from 10 am to about 4 oclock non stop with no lunch), I learned everything about this man's life. He gave me lessons on "How to not give a ****" and "Enjoy life". This man was an intense Brooklyn 80 year old man. He really did feel like Carl from Up. As I was going through the boxes. I found a script for "Follow That Bird" with some notes on it. The handwriting was very scratchy. I asked whose notes were they. He says "Oh, those are Steven's." Then it dawned on me. I'm holding in my hands the notes of my favorite director of all time, Steven Spielberg. Soon, I learned this man was the creator of my favorite animated movies growing up. His name was Tony Geiss and he was the creator of "An American Tail", "The Land Before Time", and "Fievel Goes West". He also wrote all of the Sesame Street movies in the 80s and 90s. He gave me this script and told me to follow my dreams. This old man truly inspired me and changed my life that day. He told me a couple conversations that him and Steven had and apparently they were close but then age happened. He also told me that he never had any children with his wife. They weren't able to have children but they had no regrets. Both of them entertained and wrote the music for Sesame Street for most of the show and viewed every child viewer as one of there own. His wife died earlier that year. He also wrote "Don't eat the pictures" which was a favorite child hood tune of mine. Sadly the day ran out and he had to leave. Nobody really made a big fuss of him leaving and retiring. This saddened me. Tony died a few months later and I don't think a lot of people went to his funeral. He made such a huge impact on my life. I hope to one day ask Steven about Tony.
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dalybear111 karma2014-08-07 14:58:05 UTC
How would you feel about an American from Reddit asking for a cameo in Inbetweeners 3??
dalybear88 karma2014-06-17 14:28:12 UTC
I had a very awkward encounter with Elmo on my first day. I was walking into the bathroom and out comes Kevin Clash (who I bump into) and he goes "EXCUSE ME" in the Elmo voice. Completely shattered my childhood. Had no idea Elmo was a big black man (not being racist, it just really surprised me)
dalybear79 karma2014-06-17 14:09:06 UTC
Astoria in Queens! Take the 1 train downtown and get off in Astoria. Walk 2 blocks North (past the TGI Fridays) and the studio is right there!
dalybear42 karma2014-06-17 14:20:49 UTC
Not really. I understood that you needed to be professional around them so it didn't bother me much. My Ryan Reynolds experience completely killed my mood for meeting celebrities tho. There is one long hallway from the dressing rooms to the set. I was running some errand for somebody. Ryan Reynolds is at one end and I am at the other. It's a long hallway with no other doors so neither of us can escape running into each other. So as we walked passed, I nodded and said "Enjoy the day and Good Luck!". He gave a "PFT" and completely ignored me. Ever since then, he has not had a good movie. Kharma is a great thing.
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