Monday, January 5, 2009

Guess Who Got Will Forte's Autograph?

Okay, I'm going to sound like a total fan-girl when you read this story, but you know what? I don't care. I'm as giddy as a schoolgirl.
This morning, at 9.00 on the button, I heard mail come in through the door. I stumbled out of bed into my hallway and checked it out. There was my school report, two books that I had ordered and another small envelope addressed to me.
I opened the books first, and they were A Confedoracy of Dunces and Free Range Chickens by Simon Rich. I took a quick glance at my report, and quickly bundled it into the envelope, flinging it into my wardrobe for further inspection later.
Finally, I got to the final envelope. A neat little white envelope, with a Oakland, CA postmark. I quickly ripped it open, which proved rather difficult owing to the copious amount of sellotape on the seal. And, this is no exaggeration, I screamed.
Inside was a white index card signed "Hi Amy, Will Forte P.S. Bonus Signature on other side!" and on the reverse it read, "Will Forte, Bye Amy!" If that weren't enough, there was a small baby blue index card which read on the front "Super Tuesday? If forced to make a choice, I'd go with soup. No offense, Tuesday." I mentioned in my letter to Mr Forte that this was one of my all time favourite one-liners, so I was pleased that he wrote this. But then I looked on the back of the card, which had a small note from Will Forte that explained this was the actual card used on air on the Tim Calhoun segment from Weekend Update (Amy Adams/Vampire Weekend show). He apologised for a small coffee stain, explaining that he had to pluck it out of a garbage can after the show.
I rewatched the segment again, and sure enough, there are the trusty little blue index cards at Tim Calhoun's side, one of which is now in my possession.
So, not only do I have Will Forte's autograph, but also a teeny-tiny piece of SNL history. It's a total prop! I know I'm totally geeking out, but I am super excited about this.

Will Forte, if you ever stumble upon my lowly blog, I thank you from the soles of my feet. You are the man, man.


mccucumberslice said...

Holy crap! That is so fricken cool!

Anonymous said...

how long did it take him to write back? and howd you get him to read it??
ps: congrats :) if i got a letter like that id flip out lol :)

amyfairycakes said...

It took him about 3 months to write back, and I just wrote to SNL c/o NBC 30 Rockefeller Centre. The address is online.
thanks btw!