March 2, 2011


You may have seen when I posted this elsewhere, but in case you missed it: Sunday on the Jimmy Kimmel Live Oscar special, Tom Hanks' guest spot featured a great sendup of the show "Toddlers & Tiaras." The bonus for me was that it included a quick cameo of the open I did for the series. Toddlers is an interesting story for me; it was a rush "emergency" project for a one-episode special for one of my favorite clients. And then the show sat on the shelf for months. In fact, it sat for so long that I finally asked the client if it was okay to post the open (I normally don't show any work before it airs publicly elsewhere) and they said it was fine because we both believed the show was likely to never air. Then later it finally did, and had such response that it became a series. Now the show is in its fifth successful season. Given all the time the original show sat on the shelf, I never expected that quick project would go on to become part of the hit show that it has. Regardless, the spoof is hilarious, and its filled with tons of little details to catch that only make it even more fun to watch. If you've ever seen the show, you'll know that Tom Hanks and his daughter Sophie play the parts perfectly. Check it out:
  • YouTube: Tom Hanks does Toddlers & Tiaras
  • jonberrydesign: Toddlers & Tiaras graphics package
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