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Saturday, September 4, 2010

The many talents of JET

I was going through old photos the other day and ran across these of Jet. The top photo is a picture of Jet posing at Rockefeller center the day after doing the David Letterman show. It was one of the most watched TV shows of all time (not because of Jet, but because that was the first Survivor show) Anyway, people all over the city recognized Jet from watching the night before. We finally put on his dark glasses so he could play the part.
The Letterman show flew Jet, me, and my grandson business class from LA to NY. They picked us up in a Limo and took us to a fancy hotel right on Central Park. The flight for the 3 of us cost $13,000 (Yikes) and he had to audition to get on (unbeknown to me). I couldn't imagine someone paying all that money and then "not" putting us on the show. Whew...sweated a little there for a moment. Thankfully, we went on and had a GREAT time.
Oh, what did Jet do? He said his prayers on a stool and then was asked to pray a little harder (dropping his head way low) for Dave's monologue. From there he rolled up in a blanket and hid.
Doesn't sound like much.....but, the floor was slick as ice and the band was a few feet from Jet. Jet was just in recovery from being lost in a forest fire for several days. He is a bit shy anyway, so this was a real feat in itself flying to New York to do Letterman.
P.S. I said I wouldn't do the show unless they flew my then 11 yr. old grandson Dustin with us since he wanted to see new York. It was after 911. Thankfully, they agreed.
Another photo of Jet's private room when he did Animal Planet's Pet Star. "Just another face on the cutting room floor" is my addition. That's one of my favorite songs by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.


Karen said...

Wow, that is all very cool!

Karen said...

Oh yeah, can we hear the lost in the forest fire story?