September 14, 2009

Idea: Anthony Michael Hall and Martha Stewart make an elephant lamp

See we had this assignment, to make this ceramic elephant, and um—and we had eight weeks to do it and we’re s’posed ta, and it was like a lamp, and when you pull the trunk the light was s’posed to go on. My light didn’t go on, I got a F on it.

Last week, Jerry O’Connell was on Martha Stewart’s TV show. You might remember Jerry as a young actor in such 80s hits as Stand By Me and that early FOX CTV show My Secret Identity. She showed him how to make a wood bunny lamp for Jerry’s new twins’ nursery. They sawed, drilled, hammered, glued, and assembled the lamp, just like shop class.

I landed on the show while flipping through the channels and it caught my eye because I suddenly realized that the 80s actor I really want to see make a lamp on Martha’s show is Anthony Michael Hall. Martha can show him how to finally make an elephant lamp with a light that turns on when you pull the trunk. Who do I need to talk to for this to happen? Do I need to start a petition? Does it need to coincide with something for him to promote? The eventual Breakfast Club release on Blu-Ray, perhaps (whenever that happens)? What would be a better promotional event than this one?

2010 is the Breakfast Club’s 25th anniversary. How can we make this happen?

Previously: The Breakfast Cereal Club


Just to nitpick, My Secret Identity was a CTV Show from Canada.

Sliders was the FOX series he was on.

Martha has a blog, And she’s on Twitter, @marthastewart. So why not just ask her?

“How can we make this happen?”

You will need:

One (1) hollow plastic elephant
One (1) bathroom pull-cord light switch
One (1) lamp
Assorted tools
Basic electrical knowledge

Hell, if I can find the elephant part somewhere I think I’ll make one.

Just ask her! She went on SNL, she must have a sense of humour.

Why would you spend the money and time on making that lamp when you can get a cute one like this for five bucks at a thrift shop?

You could always start a letter campaign:

Martha Stewart
c/o Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
11 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

I sent my letter. Now it’s time to do your part!

And let’s add:

Anthony Michael Hall
c/o Manhattan Films
520 Hudson Street, Suite 142
New York City 10014

This is his production company. I am writing a letter to him too!