Thursday, October 27, 2011

@SarayuRao for @NBCSNL!

Yes, #SarayuRao4SNL! You read the title correctly even though you may not know what it means. I campaigned for a public figure once before, but I don't think that her reality show ever got the green light.  That was a bit of a stretch, I think.  But, I'm back with another public figure to help fulfill a dream of hers and it will get done... with your help, of course!

We're sending Sarayu Rao to Saturday Night Live!
Actress Sarayu Rao

Now, I know some of you are either stuck trying to pronounce her name (Sah-rah-yoo) or you're saying, "Sarayu who?"

Let me explain: I first came across her in the short-lived sitcom "Outsourced." It was a very interesting and funny show that was set in India and taught me a lot about Hindu culture in just one season. Anyway, in the early parts of Season 1, Sarayu played the role of "Vimi," the soon-to-be wife of one of the characters on the show. She was replaced by someone else later in the season and... wait... now that I think of it, why wasn't she in the second half of the season? Maybe she can answer that.

Anyway, I later came across her on two other shows I watch ("In Plain Sight" and "Franklin and Bash") and later a Vonage commercial. At that point, I started to recognize her face and I just had to find out who she was. A few clicks later at and I had a name.

Well, you guys know how I roll. I never follow mainstream people on Twitter. There's no fun in being one of Serena Williams' 2.3 million followers or anyone else who thirsts for social network admiration. So, I started following Sarayu and became one of her modest 412 followers. It's kind of cool when you actually get replies to things you tweet to celebs. She's not the "Hollywood type" or anything. No personal website (to my knowledge) and I'm not even sure if she even has a Facebook page. Just someone who has been fortunate enough to be a part of the Hollywood scene without all of the attitude and high maintenance. My type of person.

In fact, one of the things I love about being a blogger is seeing people who aren't mainstream grow into something. Some of us will never be columnists or end up with a syndicated radio show, but there's satisfaction is seeing someone go from 3 followers to 300 followers. Sarayu is not just some run-of-the-mill actress. She has an impressive resume that also includes "The Big Bang Theory," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Sons of Tuscon" and more. Her dream of being on SNL is achievable, but like most of us who have found success in what we do, it sometimes takes a "foot in the door." It's time to take her mainstream, which is where you guys come in.

I want every single one of my followers to tweet this post.

I also want all of you to tell your followers to RT this post. And so on and so on...

Let's use the power of social networking to get SNL's attention so that Sarayu can get her shot on the show. Once they take notice, she can do the rest. Why am I doing this? Two reasons: because I can and because how cool would it be to see someone get an opportunity at a dream knowing that you helped? I know my followers are loyal people who have the interest of others at heart. You wouldn't be a follower of mine if you didn't.

Learn the name and the face because you will see her again on your HDTV.

So, what do you say? Can we send Sarayu to SNL? Let's take her to mainstream.

So, followers... are we going to make this photo a reality or what?



  1. Awesome concept! And way to search out someone that intrigues you.

    I'm trying to do the same thing for the spokeswoman from She's a cutie...

    I'm totally for this. Will follow and tweet!

  2. Thanks, B! I can always count on you. Now, who's the person?

  3. Wait! I do know who you're talking about after going to the site. She looks like the last boss I had when I worked at AT&T.

  4. Q, she wants to set up a time to be on your radio show. You better jump on that and get her on! She said it on twitter. That is so cool she is hella funny!

  5. @ Sonia - Thanks! I've DM'd her. After her play in early November, I hope to take her up on her offer! We've chatted about it before, but I don't want her to feel that she has to because of the post. LOL! I did it just because I could and I wanted to help! :)

  6. Thanks, Mooner! Let the tweets continue!


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