Saturday, August 16, 2008

Watch My TV Experience On Video

Betty with the cast of "I've Got A Secret". Left to right are: Jermaine Taylor, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Bil Dwyer, Betty Chu, Frank DeCaro and Billy Bean.

Betty with producer Gary Green.

Betty fluffs up Emilia just before going on the show.

Gary tries his hand at grooming Emilia.

Emilia with Melissa, Gary and Julie, three producers of the show.

In March 2006, I received a phone call from Gary Green, a TV producer. He "discovered" my rabbits on the Internet and invited me to be a contestant on the TV game show "I've Got A Secret". As we know, this show had been around since the 1950s; it was revived several times after it went out off the air. The 2006 version was produced by the Game Show Network (GSN); altogether 40 episodes were taped.

I drove to Burbank studio with Chu's Emilia, Chu's Starena and two bunnies later named Chu's Fawntasia and Chu's Sakura. Emilia had won Best In Show 13 times and Reserve In Show 5 times in all breed open shows, a record at the time. I had a great time on the show and the girls were so well-behaved that I couldn't even believe it myself. My episode was uploaded to Youtube and stayed there for over 1-1/2 years. Then it disappeared. I was asked by many about it but I had no clue. Recently Bill Welsh in So. CA. sent me a digital copy of the episode. (Thank you, Bill.) I uploaded it to this blog. It's a little slow to load the entire video, please be patient.

The length of the video is 6.55 minutes. I found it helpful if you let it load before you start watching it; after the entire 6.55 minutes are loaded, then watch. It'll save a lot of stopping time during the buffering process.

I hope you enjoy the video.


alyssa said...

oh my goodness your bunny's are sooo pretty thier coats are amazing, and i thought evergreen farm has nice bunny's witch she does very much so i actually have two from her. A black japanese harlequin, and a tort. I also have another bunnie from agorasrus that is fawn. I just love thier temperment i hope to breed in the future. As i go along i learn more and more about this breed. they are oh so very wonderfull and i am very glad i have the opportunity to have a couple of my own. I enjoyed watching your vidio very much and just wanted to say your a great breeder, and also keep up the good work.

Siouxz said...

that video was great! i almost think i have seen it before but i don't think so.

one day i would love to have an english angora. Great job with the Bunnies

Seabreeze Spinners said...

So enjoyed your video. I'm in love with the English Angoras ... I'm a spinner and I think I'm going to have to convince my husband that one needs to live with us. My daughters kept fuzzy lops when they were young and in rabbit 4H. We loved them. the tv show ... so much fun!

Seabreeze Spinners said...

Loved the video & love the EAs.

Northern California Angora Guild said...

To Seabreeze Spinner: Your daughter's Fuzzy Lop wool is also good for spinning. My friend Carol Green, president of the American Fuzzy Lop club, is a very good spinner, see

For Angora wool spinning, visit I post my yarns regularly.

Betty Chu

kelinci said...

wow really perfect english angora.

Gary Green said...

Hi Betty. You were one of my favorite contestants. I hope you are well.

Gary Green

Northern California Angora Guild said...

Hi Gary,

So glad to hear from you. I sent you a detailed email but your old email address does not work anymore. Got bounced back. Please give me your new email please.