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On What TV Shows Would You Want to Be an Extra?


I recently learned of a Mad Men contest in which fans are challenged to submit videos of themselves doing line readings from the show to possibly win a walk-on role. How fun would that be? You'd get to wear an amazing costume and be a part of a set that is essentially transported to the 1960s.

It got me thinking about other shows that might be interesting for a fan to be a part of. Of course, it would be exciting to be on set for a filming of Lost — not just for the beautiful locale, but also to learn some of the super secretive plot points in advance. I'd be intrigued to check out Pushing Daisies and find out how much of that show is special effects and how much is actually a set. There doesn't seem to be much extra work available on The Office, but it seems like that cast has a ton of fun at work, and I'd love to be a part of that, however temporarily.

What about you? If there were a contest to win an extra role on your favorite show, would you enter it? And which show — or shows — would get you to try?

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jian9007 jian9007 7 years
Top five would be: 1.- 24 2.- LOST 3.- Entourage 4.- CSI Miami 5.- Smallville
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
Prison Break, The Office, or The Simpsons! I'd love to see myself as a cartoon!!!
kelliegonzo kelliegonzo 7 years
The Office or Weeds :)
MsDee1 MsDee1 7 years
Definitely Lost! Then "In treatment" too bad its not coming back for a second season
kia kia 7 years
Boston Legal, Gossip Girl, Ugly Betty, or Pushing Daisies.
Ena Ena 7 years
For me it would be: Doctor Who or Torchwood Hey, I'd get to finally take my first trip on a plane not to mention finally get out of the country for a while. The added bonus is being on one of my two favorite shows, although hopefully not as some form of monster LOL.
lala788 lala788 7 years
the only show i want to be an extra on is Prison Break , i'm addicted to this show
JN-Stardust JN-Stardust 7 years
I'd like to be an extra on the Tudors. Wearing one of those costumes would be cool.
xojennifer xojennifer 7 years
The first thing that came to mind was, no doubt, Sex and the city. I know, its done.. but who wouldnt love to spend a day in Dior or Channel clothes and Manolo Blahnik shoes? (Possibly keep me in mind for the sequel supposedly coming out in the hopefully near future? haha) And well, someone mentionned Grey's Anatomy, and I must say I wouldnt mind being part of it :) And possibly "the hills", anyone?
northofantastic northofantastic 7 years
Pushing Daisies all the way! Just to revel in all the pretty colors. I would insist on being an extra in the Pie Hole so I could eat some free pie. LOL. :D
beingtazim beingtazim 7 years
Heroes or BSG!
unicornsrule84 unicornsrule84 7 years
Lost for sure. As for shows that have already ended? The OC!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
Ugly Betty
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
Damn! How could i forget Prison Break? Then i could meet Dominic Purcell :drool:
aistea311 aistea311 7 years
The Office and My Boys.
frogandprince frogandprince 7 years
Heroes!
Navs Navs 7 years
Prisonbreak..wouldn't turn down the chance to meet Wentworth Miller <3
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
Rescue Me or Friday Night Lights! MMMM Franco or Riggins :drool:
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 7 years
Priorities would be: Chuck Gossip Girl The Office Next ones are: 30 Rock CSI Grey's Anatomy Monk Pushing Daisies Samantha Who Gosh I could go on all day! LOL!
rickimc rickimc 7 years
I would love to be an extra on Law & Order (any one, but I would prefer SVU or CI).
alethe16 alethe16 7 years
I'd love to be the Patient of the Week on House. Would love to do anything for the Office, Brothers and Sisters, Lost, or Friday Night Lights. Mad Men would be really cool as well, and I'd love to be on Battlestar Galactica!
couture-yourself couture-yourself 7 years
I always thought it'd be cool to be a body on CSI. haha. Plus, the entire show's about you ;) I'd love to be on The Office, Desperate Housewives (you'd be sure to wear some great clothes), or Weeds. Those are the few that come to mind.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
I forgot to mention Friday Night Lights!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
The Office General Hospital (does a soap count?) Curb Your Enthusiasim (sp?) Gossip Girl Reaper Desperate Housewives
linds1019 linds1019 7 years
Weeds!!
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