Before the original Law & Order television series closed up shop here in New York City, locals used to have a saying:
“If you live here, chances are pretty good you’ve been an extra on Law & Order.”
Take me, for instance. During my first year in Manhattan alone, I skulked about in the background of no less than nine different episodes. I even met Billie Jean King when she guest-starred as a judge.
If you owned a police officer’s uniform, you could work on the show pretty much every day. And we’re talking long days — 14 hours was fairly typical — at piss-poor pay.
Television is so glamorous.
Well, now everyone has a shot at being immortalized on Law & Order…without ever stepping foot on the set!
Just visit the contest page on AOL Television and post your favorite episode or moment from Law & Order in the comments section. A winner chosen at random will have his/her name written into a future episode of Law & Order: Los Angeles. As if that wasn’t cool enough, the winner will also receive a $100 American Express gift card.
For once, you don’t have to live in New York or Los Angeles to ‘appear’ on a TV show. You can live in Sacramento or Tallahassee or Albany or…
Fancy Farm, Kentucky.
Just be sure to post your comment by noon ET on April 7th! That’s the deadline for entry.
Of course I’ve already commented about my favorite Law & Order. And it wasn’t even one that I appeared in.
I’m so humble…