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My Today's Show Appearance

  1. fastfreta profile image80
    fastfretaposted 5 years ago

    Well, it's history. big_smile I did give HubPages a plug, albeit a quick mention. Matt Lauer  was sooooo nice, as was the whole crew.

    So today I begin to fade into obscurity. lol

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What - I missed it?? Dang. The one morning I sleep late. I started watching the show this morning when Paula Deen was on, and I'm still watching. I was really hoping to see you! Can we see a clip anywhere?

    2. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, I missed it!   You will definitely not fade into obscurity!

    3. moonlake profile image90
      moonlakeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You sure did give HubPages a plug, I loved it. You have a beautiful daughter. I will be watching TLC tonight. I don't clean as much as you but I do have toothbrushes in my kitchen and bath and I use toothpicks everywhere. Don't forget to clean the inside of the ice maker has all kinds of bacteria.
      You looked so nice and pretty loved your dress.

    4. MarleneB profile image97
      MarleneBposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I saw it! And, I loved your slogan, "I'm not crazy; I'm just clean!" You go girl!

    5. fpherj48 profile image76
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I SAW you freta!!    I try to never miss the Today Show.  I like Matt and Al, Savannah and Natalie...(& the new guy)....very much.  They always start my day off in a good way.
      I was sooo excited for you.  You and your daughter were wonderful.   You did an excellent interview and I was thrilled, as a "Hubber" to hear you give HubPages a plug!!!     
      I wish you much success on your new show!!     I don't know how you can stand the excitement of becoming a reality star!!...............

      1. fastfreta profile image80
        fastfretaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yes fpherj48, those guys are all so nice. The new guy's name is Willie Geist, and he is very nice.  He actually was afraid to shake hands with me, for fear I would not want to, that was funny. I do however user hand sanitizer when I shake hands with a man, very discretely, I might add.

        As far as a show goes, that was my only segment.  This is a test to see if the show will be popular enough for a series, but that's it for me. They did say that if it's picked up our segments will air again, but with only two per episode, so we will get more air time.

        1. donotfear profile image87
          donotfearposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I hope there's another segment.
          It's as if everyone is left hanging...there is no end.  I understand this was a pilot (that's what I was on, a pilot that never made it on the air) but I hope they show more cause it could go on for sure!  Anyway, I do understand the let-down feeling afterwards, I've been there.  It's as if everything you worked for and went through in a whirlwind is over.  Now what.....(?)
            I was really rattled after my taping cause they had put me through so much and I was under those wretched confidentiality agreements and couldn't tell anyone about the experience.  I also had severe post traumatic stress from it.  Then to find out it wouldn't air at all.

          I'm glad your show made it on the air....I think it will continue.  Stay tuned.

    6. Repairguy47 profile image59
      Repairguy47posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That was very cool, I love a clean freak!

      By the way, you're daughter is gorgeous!

    7. rfmoran profile image87
      rfmoranposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Alfreda - you're entitled to your 15 minutes of fame! Go for it - Write a hub about it. Russ Moran

    8. teaches12345 profile image96
      teaches12345posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! That is so nice that one of our fellow hubbers has received some notice.  Sounds like it was fun and exciting.  Sorry I missed it as well.

    9. Jamie Brock profile image91
      Jamie Brockposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I saw you on TLC and I thought it was great and I don't see anything wrong with being a clean person... You have a nice looking son and you and your daughter are gorgeous!  I did watch the clip of you on the Today's Show at the link someone posted here.. and I just think it's awesome you had this opportunity and thank you for mentioning HP in the interview! I have a question.. is Matt Lauer as cute in person as he is on TV?

      1. fastfreta profile image80
        fastfretaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yes Jamie, Matt looks just like he does on TV. And he's just as nice

  2. Michael Willis profile image79
    Michael Willisposted 5 years ago

    Congratulation Fastfreta. Saw the Today show appearance. Also saw you mentioneed on The View yesterday with cleaning fruit. There was a clip of you washing fruit using bleach. ( I think that was what it was.)

  3. donotfear profile image87
    donotfearposted 5 years ago


  4. janshares profile image97
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    Hey fastfreta,
    I saw the Today's Show! That was pretty awesome, you did well. Your daughter was great. I look forward to seeing the show on TLC tonight. I'm already a Hoarder fan so I'm sure seeing the other side will be interesting. Nice plug for Hubpages. I have nothing but big ups and support for you. Don't worry about fading into obscurity. Enjoy your 15 minutes, you deserve it.

  5. ocbill profile image62
    ocbillposted 5 years ago

    I missed it and it is on. I saw the Dustin Hoffman interview and the subway incident covered.

  6. Robin profile image
    Robinposted 5 years ago

    Congrats, Freta!!  Here's the link on the Today Show!!  So happy for you!

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You and your daughter look great! Nice :-)

    2. Rosie2010 profile image76
      Rosie2010posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the link, Robin.

    3. cameciob profile image83
      cameciobposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thank you for posting this link Robin. I is awsome.
      And Fastfreta, congrats to you.

    4. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      kewl!....good for you Fastfreta!!!!!....'im not crazy, i'm just clean'....i luv it!

      i hope you had fun with the show and the interview!

    5. snakeslane profile image77
      snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the link!
      Freta, I love the dress. Thanks for the Hubs plug! Must have been so exciting...congratulations!

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years ago

    Well done! smile

  8. CASE1WORKER profile image71
    CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

    I thought it was a wonderful interview- both you and your daughter came across as natural, warm people. Could we have a TV star in the making?

  9. Kim Grbac Diaz profile image76
    Kim Grbac Diazposted 5 years ago

    You go girl! Awesome...be proud...we are!  More to come? thakns for sharing...wink

  10. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    I came in from walking the dog at 7:45 and checked the messages here-- thought I had missed it  but, being on the west coast, they were just starting to mention you. It was another hour before they got to your spot. Good job!  Hope you got to enjoy some of NYC.

    I don't usually watch Today and now I know why-- I think they have more commercial time than program.

  11. Rosie2010 profile image76
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    Thanks to the link provided by Robin, I was able to watch you on Today's Show.  You were awesome, fastfreta!  Omg you really love to clean.  I enjoyed watching you and your daughter so comfortable with Matt Lauer.  Congratulations, girl!   Woohoo!  smile

  12. Gypsy48 profile image73
    Gypsy48posted 5 years ago

    Congrats fastfreta,  Both you and your daughter were awesome.

  13. Scribenet profile image87
    Scribenetposted 5 years ago

    Thanks Robin for the link...Freta, you and your daughter looked gorgeous and you aced the interview. Congratulations!  I had a laugh when you described why you are fastfreta...lol. I don't think you would like to eat at my place...I believe in healthy germs...lol...but I sure admire your cleaning skills. smile smile

  14. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    Do you want to come visit me for a while, I have an apartment that would love you to clean it smile

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image98
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Can I be next on the list? I have an entire house begging for attention!

  15. LetitiaFT profile image83
    LetitiaFTposted 5 years ago

    That is so fantastic! I just watched the video. You look so natural before a camera. I wish I shared your love of cleaning!

  16. SmartAndFun profile image98
    SmartAndFunposted 5 years ago

    Congrats, Fastfreta, that was so much fun to watch. Like someone else mentioned, your daughter is gorgeous. And like almost everyone has mentioned, you are a natural in front of the camera! Some might think your cleaning habits are crazy, but you come across as very smart and likeable. You would be great in a Clorox commercial! I hope some sort of endorsement deal comes through for you!

  17. Shadesbreath profile image86
    Shadesbreathposted 5 years ago

    Super cool. Watched video. Maybe you'll get asked after that gets out to do some other show, like Big Brother or Wife Swappers or something like it. You look great on there, and your daughter is lovely. Super congrats on that, I hope it turns into something more for you than just fading into obscurity. I bet it does help somehow.

  18. Simone Smith profile image95
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    This is so cool, fastfreta!! Neat people ROCK!! Yay for cleaning- and thanks so much for mentioning HubPages!

  19. fastfreta profile image80
    fastfretaposted 5 years ago

    Just got in from New York, tired but satisfied.  Aw thanks you guys, you all make me feel so good. big_smile

    As soon as I rest I'll write more.

  20. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I saw the preview this morning before work, and set the dvr to record it.  You are a natural in front of the camera.  I felt so proud of you, like a hubber sister!  I'm recording the Neat Freaks show also that is about to start.  Rest well and be proud. smile  We may be seeing more of you!

  21. Global-Chica profile image96
    Global-Chicaposted 5 years ago

    Congrats, Freta! Great job on your tv debut - you were so natural and look good smile
    So cool that it was your article on HubPages that led the tv show producers to call you.
    Wishing you lots of continued success!

  22. Sherry Hewins profile image98
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    You did great on TV. Seemed very relaxed and natural. You certainly are welcome at my house, it will not be hard for you to find something that needs cleaning, even though my MIL is coming to visit in a couple of weeks and I've been busy cleaning like mad.

  23. Shadesbreath profile image86
    Shadesbreathposted 5 years ago

    We watched the show. Very cool. LOL @ your daughter putting up with you. And LoL @ you at that restaurant, asking your kid, "You really going to eat that?" and he was like, "Yep, I am."

    Great stuff. Again, grats. That was fun.

  24. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    I saw the Today Show clip, and I also saw Neat Freaks. Too cool!

    Freta - I luv ya, girlfriend, but you'd have a field day at my house! You have a handsome family, and your daughter is gorgeous. Could you give me a transfusion of your cleaning obsession? Share the love! lol

    1. donotfear profile image87
      donotfearposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Me too.......if Freta came to my house she'd literally fall over in a dead faint.  We'd have to call an ambulance.  I keep things picked up around the house, try to free it of clutter, but as far as dusting and cleaning: NOT! 
      As long as my bathroom and kitchen are clean, I let the rest go.

  25. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I watched part of the Neat Freaks episode before bed.  You are too funny!  Now every time I clean, I'm going to wonder if it would pass the FF test, which it wouldn't!  Enjoy the limelight, maybe Oprah will hear about you... !

  26. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 5 years ago

    Just watched the link! Yeah way to go! Nice to see you!

  27. Kim Grbac Diaz profile image76
    Kim Grbac Diazposted 5 years ago

    Freta you are so damn cute. Lovely family too. You keep at it...the world is a better...and cleaner place because of you!  Clean on!

  28. KCC Big Country profile image88
    KCC Big Countryposted 5 years ago

    Congrats, Freta!   I watched the Today Show clip and caught the TLC program last night.  You and your familly are darling!  It's easy to see why they chose you for the show!  I do believe this is just the beginning for you and your daughter!  Look out Hollywood!  smile

  29. Millionaire Tips profile image93
    Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations TV Star!  I watched the Today show (thanks for the link Robin). You and your daughter are both beautiful and natural in front of a camera.  I hope there are more opportunities like that for you if you want them.

  30. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    I saw the show too. You have a very attractive family smile Move over Kardashians smile

  31. Sunshine625 profile image93
    Sunshine625posted 5 years ago

    I just watched your segment, you were awesome! I wish I was as dedicated to cleaning as you are! Well done! I also liked your HubPages shout-out! smile

  32. fastfreta profile image80
    fastfretaposted 5 years ago

    Thanks all! In an answer to someone saying I should write a hub, I will, when I come down from this cloud, and everything goes back to normal, which I surmise will be in about a week. tongue I don't think I'll get 15 minutes of fame, just a few seconds, but that's alright, I've had fun with this journey. big_smile

  33. EsmeSanBona profile image81
    EsmeSanBonaposted 5 years ago

    Awesome, awesome, awesome.  You and your daughter rock!

  34. tlpoague profile image85
    tlpoagueposted 5 years ago

    I saw the show and thought you were a natural. It gave me the urge to go do some purge cleaning. I missed the TLC show, but look forward to reading your hub about cleaning. Congrats!

  35. profile image0
    summerberrieposted 5 years ago

    Loads of fun. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Just delightful in every way!

  36. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 5 years ago

    Congrats Freta smile that was awesome and thanks HP for posting the clip! that is one chapter you can add quite proudly to your 'Memoirs' wink

  37. quildon profile image81
    quildonposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Sorry I missed it. Some of us still have to work you know, but I'm glad someone posted the link. I'm going to watch! All the best.

  38. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    hey fastfreta...i watched the show....i never watch reality shows...but it was you, so i watched it!...but only the piece about you near the beginning...you have a very nice looking family! ...you must be very proud!....i bet they are great kids!

    1. fastfreta profile image80
      fastfretaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for watching for me, I do appreciate it. Thanks for the compliment, yes my kids are pretty good.

  39. cclitgirl profile image97
    cclitgirlposted 5 years ago

    Freta - sooo awesomesauce!  I didn't know you were on Today, but I'll look at Robin's link below.  I know I've missed it, but what's the TLC show?  I would LOVE to see it.  smile

    1. fastfreta profile image80
      fastfretaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, it is called "Neat Freaks." You can Google or Bing it and see several clips of the show.  This is just a pilot to see if the public would love seeing a show like this.  However my part is over, I was just there for the pilot.