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Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Update (2008)
Mood:  incredulous
Topic: Campaign TPM

Slice of SciFi interviewed "The Pretender" creators Steven Long Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle. This was the quote from Craig:

Steve and I are touched by your loyalty and love for ‘The Pretender.’ Please know that often times things grind slowly in Hollywood and such is the case for our desire to get you all final answers for ‘The Pretender’ and to give this series that is so dear to us a fitting and rewarding conclusion. When Steve and I talk about a final episode/movie, our intent is genuine — it just takes time, undoubtedly longer than any of us hope for. Just know we are working to make this a reality


Posted by Miss Parker/Qz at 6:44 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 28 May 2010 4:52 PM EDT
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Thursday, 28 April 2005
Another Harpo Hookup round
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: I wish you knew (Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi)
Topic: Campaign TPM
May 13th is the designated day for a new round of Harpo Hookup requests!
May 13th is the anniversary of when the final Pretender episode aired on NBC before it was we will be mentioning this to Oprah in our letters requesting her to hook us up with another Pretender movie or whatever we decide to ask her.

Posted by Miss Parker/Qz at 8:08 PM EDT
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Thursday, 24 March 2005
The Pretender DVD rank on Amazon
Mood:  not sure
Topic: The Pretender
Today it's ranked #39 in DVDs.
Highest rank observed to date: #35 (correct me if I am wrong!)

Posted by Miss Parker/Qz at 2:25 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 24 March 2005 2:27 PM EST
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The Pretender Online Team
Mood:  crushed out
Topic: The Pretender
The Official Pretender Online S1 DVD team is a brand new effort for fans to join and help promote the S1 DVD release.
There are contests in which you can win your own copy of the DVD set. Join The Pretender Official Online Team today

Check out the Pretender S1 DVD icon

Posted by Miss Parker/Qz at 2:07 PM EST
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Thursday, 24 February 2005
FrustratedTpFans Chat tomorrow
Mood:  cool
Now Playing: Babydoll (Mariah Carey)
Topic: Campaign TPM
To celebrate 6 months as a group (Feb 19th, 2005) we'll have 2 chats (instead of just 1) to accomodate fans from all over the world. Let's hope we actually have some showing up! The chat will be in FrustratedTpFans chat room so only group members will be able to join in. I hope that will not be a problem! Our back up plan if the chat room proves to be difficult, is to use Yahoo Messenger Conference Chat times: 8pm EST tomorrow (Fri 25th), and 8am EST on Saturday 26th. Click to the group's message #1091 for the various global time equivalents that I felt would be relevant to group members. We have 161 members now, and over 300 signatures on our campaign petitions. Not too shabby but we could do better!! There are Pretender fans out there! I discovered one in a fellow Mariah Carey fan!! What a lovely coincidence! (Hello to Stephanie!! Thanks for posting on the website!)

Posted by Miss Parker/Qz at 7:56 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 24 February 2005 8:14 PM EST
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Create the hype

Today I read the following....
"Most businesses have their 'heroes'. They're the trend-setters who lay the foundation for the rest to follow.

In the publicity business, the real trend-setters are the Press Agents. They're the people who literally 'create' news stories.

They're people like George Evans. His company was hired to take a relatively unknown Vegas lounge singer called Frank Sinatra and try to make him into a star. Evans hired a dozen girls, at $5 each, to jump and scream 'Oh Frankie, Oh Frankie' and toss flowers at the stage. They met and practiced in the basement at the Paramount Casino where Sinatra was performing.

Jack Keller, Evan's West Coast partner explains what happened:

'We hired girls to scream when he sexily rolled a note. The dozen girls we hired to scream an swoon did exactly as we told them. But hundreds more we didn't hire screamed even louder. Others squealed, howled, kissed his pictures with their lipsticked lips, and kept him a prisoner in his dressing room between shows at the Paramount. It was wild, crazy, completely out of control.'

And it continued to be for many years. Sinatra was now an established star thanks to a 'media campaign' that only cost the promoters a total of $60 paid to a handful of women to act crazy."
Excerpted from Making Up A News Story, Legally by Paul Hartunian (

And I immediately thought, "this is why I believe in Campaign TPM!!" It's because I know all we need is enough ppl to start the making a fuss to get the other people to join in and make all their voices heard by the PTBs. I just know that if ppl knew about the show, or if more fans knew about the campaign we could achieve something fantastic if we all start to "scream" for tP!

Antoinette (Miss Parker/missparkr)

Persistence Pays!!!
United We Stand!!!

remote Posted by Miss Parker/Qz at 9:51 AM EST
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Friday, 18 February 2005
"The Pretender" through the eyes of the ordinary person...
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Boy (I Need You) - Mariah Carey
Topic: Campaign TPM
Cassy (Italy) always has awesome ideas! She came up with this brilliant one today about getting the opinions of ordinary people, i.e. non-fanatics, (people who are not like me!) on a website somewhere, that can act as proof to the PTBs that if they finance another tP movie, they will have an audience. So I quickly posted a brief introduction on the Campaign TPM website and sent out a round of emails and made a couple of forum posts. Cassy also promised to do her share (still to be updated on that LOL) and I know how good she is at this so I expect a huge response!! I hope for the best. It would be phenomenal (and definitely make an impact) if we could actually get 1 million comments on the site....but I wonder if we have server space for all that! LOL What do you think about "The Pretender"? Would you want to watch more having seen the show? Post a comment and let inquiring minds know!

Posted by Miss Parker/Qz at 12:01 AM EST
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Saturday, 2 October 2004
Frustrated tP Fans Update - Oct 2, 2004
It's me again. We have 109 members. *applauds* We have one bouncing member and a few have left the group. Perhaps I should add in the Group's description "only serious pretender fans need join if you are passionate about getting a 3rd movie made".

The Online petition has 78 signatures - lots of NOs. *shakes head in disgust*

The Gopetition has 89 signatures! *applauds* Fans on this "back-up" petition are serious about pledging funds.

Harpo Hookup days are underway. As a group, we're submitting our pleas to The Oprah Winfrey Show during the week of Oct. 10-16, 2004.

There are many talented members who have made videos, graphics, & power-point.

Miss Parker has done a fantastic job in keeping the group and other boards, groups, etc., informed of all of our activities.

Until next time.....

remote Posted by Miss Parker/Qz at 4:38 PM EDT
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Saturday, 18 September 2004
My Thoughts for Sept 18, 2004
As of Saturday, September 18, 2004, 9:15 p.m. EDT, in my part of the world, The Frustrated Pretender Fans Yahoo Group has 93 members. I hope these members are really serious about Campaign TPM! Some members have set their e-mail option to NO E-MAIL, which means they won't get important messages concerning the campaign! I respect their decision, but HOPE they check the posted messages regularly.

I had to remove some members because they were "bouncing" and were not included in the membership total any way.

We have 53 signatures on the Petitions Online site, which # 1, # 9, # 51, & # 52, SAID NO to pledging funds. So why in the &*@@ did these IDIOTS bother to sign the petition! It makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE TO ME to sign something you don't believe in. A few who said yes, posted comments like "they want to make sure the $$$$ will go to the movie" - WELL, DUH....

We have 63 signatures on the Gopetition site! I trust they all are pledging something.

We had a group chat on Friday, Sept. 17, 2004 from 8pm-9pm EDT (Saturday Sept 18 - depending what part of the world you're in). There were problems with the Group's chat room so we ended up using MSN Messenger. We talked about Harpo Hookup.

I created a poll to see how many members would participate in the Harpo Hookup with the following options: YES, NO, WHAT'S HARPO HOOKUP? Of the 10 votes, 60% don't know what this is - we have our work cut out for us :-) I want to make sure everyone understands what we are doing and why Harpo Hookup is so important to our cause.

We have volunteers, including myself :-) to help make templates for Harpo Hookup. This will help those members whose first language is not English and those whose first language is English, to customize their story. We have to prove to Oprah's handlers that Pretender Fans are serious about getting another movie!

Miss Parker has created a Campaign TPM Gift shop (which I need to order my Ts) to support our cause. She also created Postcards to send to the Powers That Be - Maybe we can snail-mail them to The Oprah Winfrey Show :-)

That's it for now. Until Next Time.


remote Posted by Miss Parker/Qz at 10:07 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 1 September 2004
My Sept 1 2004 Update
I was finally able to sign the Petition Online! As of 9-1-2004, 32 signatures, even though some people have signed it a couple of times or more! Gopetition has 26 signatures! If only that were 2.6 million!

Frustrated Pretender Fans Yahoo Group has 69 members!

My website has been accepted by the Pretender Webring. I've also submitted the site's URL to ADD ME. I hope it gets added to the many search engines. I plan on incorporating Miss Parker's changes to the site.

I'm feeling good about this. Maybe in a month, we can ask the members of the group to submit our plea to Harpo Hook-up. We have to work out the logistics.

Until next time!

remote Posted by Miss Parker/Qz at 5:47 PM EDT
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