Friday, November 9, 2007


This being November Sweeps, all of the shows are pulling out their big guns to garner those advertising rates. Not that it matters, as the WGA strike may bring a hasty end to this TV season.

(By the way? Stick to your guns, Writers!)

Tonight on 'Ugly Betty', two celebrities upped their own ante in the League of Themselves. There was Vera Wang, who designed Wilhelmina's wedding dress as well as the gown Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice - well, I can't expect all the visitors to Toobworld will know who she is!) would be wearing as the maid of honor.

Not that she got the chance - tired of being upstaged by Posh's presence in the Big Apple, Wilhelmina had her locked away in a storage room before the ceremony.

Other celebrities were mentioned but not seen, which doesn't negate there presence in Toobworld. Quincy Jones was seated in the fourth row at the church; Rosie O'Donnell and Elizabeth Hasselbeck were seated at the same table for the reception; and Mayor Mike Bloomberg gave Mrs. Becks the key to the city.

Mayor Bloomberg appeared as himself in a couple of episodes of 'Law & Order'. In connection to 'The View', the televersion of Elisabeth Hasselbeck has appeared in the cities of Llanview, ('One Life To Live') and Pine Valley, ('All My Children'). And Quincy Jones not only showed up in episodes of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and 'New York Undercover', but he also has a tooniversion, thanks to an appearance on 'The Boondocks'.

As for Rosie's televersion credits, they include:

'The Larry Sanders Show'
'Primetime Glick'
'Beverly Hills 90210'
'The Nanny'
'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
"Jackie's Back"
'Spin City' (but that's in an alternate dimension)

As for Vera Wang, this marked her first Toobworld appearance in a fictional capacity and for a few short minutes she was snarkily nasty! It was also Victoria Beckham's inaugural inclusion into the League of Themselves amid all those other TV appearances. But it established her presence in the TV Universe and she can grow from there.

I must sound like I'm working the runway commentary for Full Frontal Fashion reports.....

Toby OB

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