As the first season of Canadian
Idol was reaching its dramatic conclusion, our then
16-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn asked me if I knew anyone
who would be able to get tickets to see the show live.
"I'll call my friend Brophey
" I replied.
"Who's Brophey?" Kaitlyn
Sally interjected (as usual),
"She's one of the women Daddy has dinner with periodically,
one of the 'girls'."
I explained that I'd known Sue
Brophey since our days together at CFTO-TV where we
became fast friends based on our mutual desire to get
out of the place as fast as we could. After procrastinating
for four years Sue finally left. Early in her freelance
career, one of Sue's jobs was to serve as the audience
warm-up for The Tommy Hunter Show, receiving rave reviews
from all who witnessed her performance.
I had never had the pleasure
of seeing Sue in front of a television audience and
knowing that she was warming up the Idol audiences,
I made it clear to Kaitlyn that Dad would be tagging
along to Canadian Idol. Brophey is not only the senior
producer on the show, but also the warm up act for the
hundreds of Idol fans in the audience. I could not miss
the opportunity to see Sue perform live in what might
be one of her last appearances as a "Warm Up Icon".
With tickets in hand (thanks
to Sue), off we went to the John Bassett theatre. Shortly
after being seated, the lights dimmed, and out on stage
appeared this blonde bombshell, dressed in a skintight
black leather pantsuit, waving a clipboard about as
she began to pump up the audience.
I leaned over to Kaitlyn and
whispered: "That's Brophey".
"That's Brophey?" Kaitlyn
replied. "Boy... she's HOT".
"You know, she's going to
be 50 years old next year" I said.
"You've got to be kidding,"
All this is to say, that Kaitlyn's
right. Brophey, you are Hot, you look young, you think
young and you've been a great friend for almost thirty
wishes from Patrick, Sally, Kaitlyn, and Christopher
to "The TV Producer"