Day Fifty-Seven. Massaging a Puppet Goose.

May 27, 2011 § 1 Comment

Day Fifty-Seven was the second and final day of the Georgia Lottery shoot. It was looong. Like leaving the house at 6AM and returning seventeen hours later long. I’m sure I did many new things while working, but the one that sticks out the most is being a stand-in for the extras and massaging a muppet goose.

The puppets were from the Jim Henson studios and were very fragile. In fact, there was a person whose sole responsibility was to handle the birds and ensure they retained their perfect goosey shape. I was only able to touch them when the crew needed a stand-in for the extras portraying masseuses. Being a chick and all, I fit the description, and Amy the puppet handler took the other massage therapist stand-in position. I shed my shoes and stood on a platform stage gently pretending to rub down the feathered fabric. Very gently.

It was certainly an interesting experience.

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