Irrelephant Conclusion

One of the little sidebar stories surrounding the arrival of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in Knoxville concerned a helicopter. The show had to briefly suspend filming on Tuesday because of the noise from a helicopter overhead. One of the local newscasts showed the distinctive black and yellow markings of Scenic Helicopter Tours. I had no idea that the passenger inside would turn out to be Taz Cable of SMOMOtv.

Like many people in Knoxville, my wife was impressed by the family chosen to receive a new house. One of Daniel and Mandy Watson’s adopted children was rescued from Ethiopia.

A media advisory on Tuesday night said that the “Extreme Makeover” crew would be shooting a segment with Jenny McCarthy at the Knoxville Zoo on Wednesday. Why shoot a segment at the zoo? My wife and I speculated that they wanted to visit someplace in Knoxville that appealed to families and had a connection to the Watsons. I predicted that they would come back with a painting made by one of the African elephants.

The awful weather caused a change in plans. Instead of visiting the zoo, Jenny was on the green-screen stage at HP Video. They shot the zoo segment on Thursday with designer Paul DiMeo instead of Jenny. As predicted, he got a piece of elephant art.

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2 Responses to Irrelephant Conclusion

  1. Shasta Mannis says:


    I know that you enjoy knowing when you get new readers to your blog, so I wanted to let you know I have enjoyed my reading thus far.. I started January 24,2012 and have got this far… You really are a very talented writer (not that I expected anything less)…. I met you once (which with all the folks that you meet I’m sure that you can’t remember…. But I saw you at a Check Cashing place on Clinton Hwy as I was visting the H & R Block right before Christmas)… Thanks again for the new found reading…

  2. Frank Murphy says:

    Thanks Shasta! I appreciate the compliment!

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