On May 28th, 1999 I was at the movie theater at the Mall of the Bluffs in Council Bluffs, Iowa watching “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace” for the second time.
There is a scene about 50 minutes in where Qui-Gon (still on Tatooine) takes a blood sample from Anakin. He then calls Obi-Wan and says “I need an analysis of this blood sample I’m sending you” and he pushes a button on his communicator. Then it cuts to Obi-Wan sitting in the ship, and he says “Wait a minute” while looking at the on-board computer.
That’s when I yelled out, “YOU’VE GOT MAIL” and the entire theater went fucking crazy. Total applause break. It was the hardest that I’ve ever killed. I was 14 years old and I’ve been chasing it ever since.
As a dog walker in New York City, my only real job is to get the dogs I walk in the background of movies/tv shows.
So far I’ve successfully pulled this off during the filming of “Smash”, “Us and Them”, “Girls” and “Untitled Xmas Movie”. I’ve never watched any of those, so I don’t know if we made the final cut, but we were definitely on camera.
My newest conquest is the upcoming comedy series created by Tina Fey called “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”. With a little luck, I’ll get Carmela the Pitbull in a scene with Ellie Kemper very soon! #GodBless