I was working in the soaproom on the 1st of May when Mom called me into the office. “We might be going to New York to film a TV spot!” she said.
“How soon?” I asked.
“Well, if it happens, we’d be filming on Saturday the 10th, so we’d be leaving a few days before then.”
The next day, our trip was confirmed, and we were left with the task of preparing a family of ten for a NYC trip in only five days.
Dad worked some magic and found us a hotel within a block of the filming location, at the Fox Business studio. We got our flight information, told Grandma (who was supposed to come visit us that week) that we were going to NYC and she should change her flight to NYC.
We had three days in New York before filming, and they flew by so quickly, we could barely believe it was actually time to film when we got dressed in our super fancy clothes and headed for the studio.
Then it was time to head back to the studio.
Where they had food waiting. They must have known my siblings were coming.
We had lots of fun waiting for our segment to film.
They took us into the studio for a dry run, before the audience arrived. Indigo decided that she couldn’t be parted from her sandwich, so she brought it with her. They gave us the microphones we would be using and had us practice what we would say. Indigo tried to say her lines around the mouthful of sandwich, which made everyone laugh.
Once we’d finished the dry run, we went back into the “green room”, the room where we were going to wait for our segment, and the girls went into hair and makeup.
Jade didn’t really want anything done to her.
Indigo, however, wanted everything.
I got my hair curled.
And Mom got her makeup done.
Indigo wanted a picture with me, since we had the same lip gloss on.
Then Mom, Grandma, and I got pictures with Tony Orlando, who was there filming a segment too.
We also got a picture with Lou Dobbs.
After that, there wasn’t anything to do except wait. Earlier, I had grabbed a deck of cards and tossed it into my bag, so I pulled it out and gave it to the kids, who played something while I talked to the Assistant Producer.
“It’s time to go in, Jonas Family,” someone said, and we all filed into the studio.
As we sat down in the front row, I heard several people behind us saying how cute we were. Some of the older boys and I grinned at each other as we took the mics from the man handing them to us. We hear that we’re cute all the time, and it always makes us smile.
The segment went really quickly, everyone did a great job, and before we knew it we were taking a picture with Governor Huckabee and leaving the studio.
Filming the Huckabee Show was a great experience. Thanks to everyone at the Huckabee show who made it enjoyable! I hope everyone enjoyed our segment.