Dear Ellen DeGeneres Thank you for Producing the “Honey Did You see That?” Reality Show

La Paz, Baja Mexico

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Dear Ellen DeGeneres,

Hello. It’s us, the Smiths.

La Paz, Baja, Mexico

La Paz, Baja, Mexico

We’ve been in the US for over a week now. During that time we’ve taken a mini road trip with my parents,

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visited the dentist in Algodones, and checked out Borrego Springs State Park, Ca.

12 miler out and back. My legs still hurt!

Big hike. My legs still hurt!

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As well as catching you up with our travels, John and I wanted to thank you for agreeing to produce our reality show,

“Honey did you See That Takes on Mainland Mexico”

premiering this September.

Ellen, we are so incredibly excited about our trip that we’ve already started a list. Here’s what we have so far.

#1 Do not travel without water – for drinking, showers, dishes and if we’re unlucky enough to experience Montezuma’s Revenge, flushing.

They didn't bring enough water

They didn’t bring enough water

#2 Buy a spare gas tank. Did you know the distance from Guerrero Negro to El Rosario is over 400 kilometres and there isn’t one gas station? Yes there are people on the side of the road selling gas but not diesel. Which leads me to…

#3 Remember to turn off our air con. reduce our speed to 45 km’s an hour when travelling distances over 400 kilometres without any chance of a fill up, or risk breaking our iron clad rule of…

#4 Never ever ever ever drive at night unless we forgot to take care of #2.

#5 Buy the food we can’t live without. Here’s my list:

Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.

#6 Wine. Of course Mexico has wine, but on average, expect to pay 30% to 40% more.

#7 Bring Contact lens cleaner solution, the one with the red top, that at some point in everybody’s life they’ve mistakenly used as a rinser resulting in eyeball peeling pain. That one.

#8 Purchase boxes and boxes of black tea. Black tea or Tea Negro is as easy to find as hens’ teeth.

#9 Don’t forget to bring extra sunglasses. Of course sunglasses are everywhere in Mexico and the vendors swear to God they’re real. But are they?

#10 Have 400 pesos ready for “The Bite.” (When the police stop you for a bogus driving infraction and insist on you paying them. If you refuse, they offer to take you to the police station and write you up for 2,000.) Didn’t happen to us, but to other RVers.
Not the Federales. They were great.

Not the Federales. They were great.

Do you have any additional ideas?

Shelley and John

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Dear Shelley and John,

Only that I have no idea who you are or what you’re talking about.

Ellen

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Dear Ellen,

Of course you do. It’s our understanding that after your train wreck of a finale on “Ellen’s Design Challenge”

Oh oh

Oh oh Heads up Tim (HGTV)

you were looking for a project that would bring back viewer loyalty and you picked the Smiths.

Shelley and John

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Shelley and John,

I am not producing a reality show. Period.

Ellen

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Dear Ellen,

Yet.

Shelley and John

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Oh no. It’s all coming back to me. You two lunatics sent me eight e-mails over the last four years requesting to be guests on my show.

Ellen

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Dear Ellen,

Nine.

Shelley and John

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KM Press Group

Dear God.

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Dear Ellen,

What now?

Ha! Ha! That’s what my dad says when John says, “Dear God.”

Shelley and John

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Dear Crazy People,

I have a counter proposal to your fictional reality show.

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Dear Ellen,

We’re listening.

Shelley and John

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Aceshoebiz.com

Aceshoebiz.com

Instead of your own reality show, during your travels you take videos of what you get up to, send my producers your updates and we’ll do a small segment of “Honey Did you See That?” every Friday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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Dear Ellen,

like a video blog, a vlog?

Shelley and John

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Yes. If you accept this proposal, you must promise to stop contacting me personally. You only contact my producers. Deal?

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Dear Ellen,

You drive a hard bargain, but it’s a deal.

Shelley and John

PS: One more question. Do you mean something like this?

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Yes.

Signed,

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show Producers.

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Day 150, March 8/2015

John and Shelley, The Comox Valley Echo volunteer travel reporters who the editor knows nothing about signing off from Palm Springs, California.
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21 thoughts on “Dear Ellen DeGeneres Thank you for Producing the “Honey Did You see That?” Reality Show

  1. That’s fabulous! You forgot that along with the 9 emails were our business cards in her mailbox! Maybe Toni can make it happen, after all you are taking her dry camping to Joshua Tree (Toni, take lots of wine & reading material)!!!

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  2. AY, mis amigos Mexicanos. Had you taken your bonita Spanish teacher with you, you would have avoided those unfortunate events on your list – minus the Montezuma’s Revenge (even I got that). I would have for sure been able to bail you out of jail had you encountered the policia. Buena suerte with Ellen! 🙂

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    • You’re right we need our bonita Spanish teacher. Pack your bags, we’ll swing by around October. Actually we were super lucky with our stomachs. But some other Rvers, whoo boy! Ellen Will crack. She will. 🙂

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  3. I hope Ellen breaks. You’d be a fabulous addition!

    My one long-weekend in Mexico City (back in 1996) I was able to avoid Montezuma’s Revenge. But I’m not sure what’s worse … that Revenge, or the hangover from the beer and tequila my best friend and I consumed instead? Ahhhhhh, good times.

    And 12 miles? Respect!! (Or was that 12 miles out, then 12 miles back? If so, Mucho Respeto!)

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    • Oh she will! Right Ellen??? Mexico City sounds like you had a super duper bad time. I’ll think of you when we hit it next year! Si??? Yeah 12, but nothing compared to what you did for military training. 🙂

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  4. “Dear God. What now, John?”

    LOL I loved this whole post! So funny and creative, and Ellen is gonna crack for sure. You will end up being the most famous reporters that the Comox Valley Echo has ever (not) hired!!!

    One more day of work for me (tomorrow), and 10 more for Jerry. Then off to Texas! Woohoo!

    PS: we went to another RV show this past weekend, and we are more confused than ever. So many options…rental in May should help…

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    • Awww thanks. I have no doubt she’ll cave. It’s like blink murder, I can out last her! 🙂 Oh and thanks so much for the tweet. Am honestly clueless about twitter but my daughter-in-law insists it’s a great promoter.

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