…..for reminding me that no matter how young I feel I will still be segregated into the not so secretly coded with numbers “old group” when you organize your audience!!
Did you know that television audience coordinators seat the studio audience to reflect the demographics they want portrayed to the home audience as well as advertisers? I first saw this strategy employed at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and then on my first trip to Late Night in August. Today’s trip confirmed their segregation: old, young and those who will stand behind the musical guest.
Guess what – once I got to see Hugh Jackman have a water war with Jimmy none of that mattered! Throw in a little Rick Astley duet complete with dancing by Jimmy and Hugh and all was forgiven.
Jimmy, just remember when you write your thank you notes not to forget to thank those “old folks” who love you too!