New Year’s Eve… There’s something refreshing about the end of one year and the start of another. It’s also a great time to reflect on the most memorable moments of the year that will live now only in your memory. Here is our list of the Top 10 Traveling Twosome moments of 2012. Also, enjoy our video recapping 2012 and looking ahead at what’s to come in 2013. Happy New Year!
#10 Discovering Hardy, Arkansas – Well, we didn’t actually discover Hardy in the pioneering sense… there were already natives living there when we arrived. Hardy is a small town situated along Arkansas’ adventurous Spring River in the Ozark Mountains. We were initially invited to Hardy by one of our closest friends who knew we’d fall in love with town. She owns a cabin there that she was generous enough to allow us to use as our Hardy home base. We made several trips there throughout the summer and fall of 2012 and have found much there to showcase on our website and TV Channel. Moreover, we found that Hardy was just what we needed personally! It has become a place of rest and relaxation for us – a getaway spot that is just what the doctor ordered!
#9 The 2012 Costume Contest – Char looks great in costumes! She has become synonymous with Wonder Woman ever since she first put on her amazon superheroine costume. To this day, the July 15, 2012 Pic of the Week is still one of the most visited pages on our website. But Wonder Woman isn’t her only costume! In 2012, we held a costume contest where you got to choose which of her costumes you liked the best! The candidates were between Wonder Woman, Police Woman, and a referee. After 3,072 votes, you chose Wonder Woman as your favorite, edging out Police Woman by just 5 votes! It was close but Wonder Woman prevailed!
Wonder Woman might have some stiff competition in 2013, however… in the midst of this year’s costume contest, we released a picture of Char in a purple costume being used for another video we were filming. Immediately, our fans began writing us that if this new costume (named “Charminatrix” by one of our fans) had been in the running, they might have voted for it over Wonder Woman. Look for another costume contest sometime around Halloween 2013. Wonder Woman will defend her title against Charminatrix and a third contender.
#8 2012 Traveling Twosome Olympics Chess Match – There is a scene in the 2012 Traveling Twosome Olympics where Char admits that she doesn’t think she stands a chance against Louis in the Chess Match. In reality, she had pretty much written off that competition as one that already belonged to Louis before they even began playing. Off camera, she said multiple times that she was certain to lose this event. As the game began, she didn’t appear confident but soon realized that they were neck and neck. Louis realized before Char did that he was playing defensively for most of the match while her King was safely protected and her army was charging on. By the final few moves, she knew that she had pulled off the biggest upset of the 2012 Traveling Twosome Olympics and he had no chance of winning the game. Based on our fan comments, you loved watching this event! We pledged on a recent radio show to hold a rematch in early 2013. Stay tuned!
#7 Filming the Police Woman PSA – We had been filming fake commercials for quite some time now and it was time to try something new. We decided to tackle those hilarious Public Service Announcements that were so common in the 1950s – 1970s. Our first subject: Female Police Officers. In our hilarious PSA parody, Char plays a female police woman who has no trouble whatsoever in apprehending her suspects. What’s her secret? Watch the PSA and find out!
#6 Writing our First Book – It’s long overdue for a variety of reasons but our first book, The Traveling Twosome: Live, Love, Laugh, is finally hitting stores in early 2013. Writing this book took us on an amazing journey recapping our experiences together and made us realize all over again just how thankful we are for each other. The book is filled with beautiful, full color photos as well that will make it THE conversation piece of your home or office lobby. Order your copy today right here on our website and we’ll autograph it for you and send it right to you as it’s published!
#5 Paper Football Championship Bowl Game 2 (and the Rematch) – Our annual Paper Football Championship Bowl Game has become one of the most anticipated events each year by our fans. We treat it like The Super Bowl (usually releasing the video on Super Bowl Sunday) and throw in zany fake commercials and much, much more. But the game itself has become quite the rivalry! Char (who played this year’s game in her distracting Wonder Woman costume) won this year’s Second Annual Paper Football Championship Bowl Game but after reviewing the footage, there were a few questionable calls. We agreed to hold a rematch a few days later to settle the dispute.
In the rematch, Char won fair and square… with a LAST SECOND touchdown. In 2013 Char will defend her championship in the Third Annual matchup, this time playing the game in her Charminatrix costume. Watch for it in February 2013!
#4 Valentine’s Day Surprise – Char made Valentine’s Day 2012 one of the most memorable, exciting, and romantic days we’ve ever experienced! Louis came out to his car in a parking lot to find it had been completely decorated inside and out with rose petals, love notes, romantic games, and more! Upon arriving home, he found that Char had transformed the bedroom into a romantic playroom (see Figure 1).
There’s no need to provide any further details of how the evening progressed… but we hope this gives you ideas to add spark and spice to your marriage! You will thank us for it later!
#3 Wonder Woman vs. The Masked Man at “Nightmare” Ken Wayne’s Wrestling School – Ever since Char transformed into a superheroine with her Wonder Woman costume, our fans have begged us to return to the ring for a rematch of our infamous wrestling bout that we aired on our TV Show… this time, with Char in character as Wonder Woman as we face off against each other.
We held a rematch, of course, during the 2011 Traveling Twosome Olympics but our fans wanted the rematch to be in costume. Not long afterward, we were involved in a photo shoot with photographer Rob Deglow who worked with us on our book, The Traveling Twosome: Live, Love, Laugh. The shoot was held at “Nightmare” Ken Wayne’s School of Professional Wrestling and some of the photos that made it to the final draft of the book included shots of Char as Wonder Woman wrestling Louis in a Mexican wrestling mask. There wasn’t an actual match – just a photo shoot. Some of those shots have been seen by our fans as promotional pictures for the book… and they only fueled the fire of the many fan requests to have us hold a wrestling match in the costumes.
While we have been commissioned to produce custom videos of competitions between Char and Louis wrestling as Wonder Woman and The Masked Man, there has yet to be a public match. But who knows what the future might hold in store…
#2 Riding the Zip Lines at Griffin Park – One of the highlights of our summer was riding the Zippin’ Griffin Zip Lines at Griffin Park in Hardy, Arkansas. For those of you who have never experienced anything like this, it really is like jumping off the top of a mountain holding on to a clothesline… only with safety equipment to ensure you get to do it over and over! This summer, we flew hundreds of feet in the air over the beautiful Spring River with bald eagles soaring around us. It was an experience we will never forget and one we hope to repeat again soon! Watch it all unfold on our upcoming feature presentation, The Traveling Twosome: Ozark Adventures. That video will be coming soon to our website and Roku TV Channel.
#1 The Traveling Twosome TV Channel on Roku – In the summer of 2012, we launched our very own TV Channel on Roku! In the first weekend, thousands of people began watching us on television in full 1080p High Definition and on demand. We are always adding new videos to our channel’s lineup. If you don’t have a Roku yet, what are you waiting for? Buy a Roku today, start saving hundreds and hundreds of dollars per year on your cable or satellite bill, and get all the shows and movies you want, anytime you want! And of course, don’t forget to check out The Traveling Twosome Channel!
Now take a moment and check out our video recap of 2012! It’s been an exciting year… but the best is yet to come! Happy New Year – keep following us in 2013!