"Quanta...like spit in the dust of a baseball field" - Cody

April 22, 2003

Celebrity Letter: Sarah Gilbert

Dear Sarah Gilbert,

It’s been two years since we met, and of course we haven’t talked since then. Ours was a chance encounter in a quiet corner of Amsterdam. A small moment of co-expatriate excitement that I will treasure always.

Your smiling cheeks and lush ringlets have charmed a generation who grew up amazed by Roseanne’s flailing motherdom and your public teen angst. But the true source of our admiration is your portrayal of a Donut Hut slut on Saturday Night Live. You said, “That doesn’t even make sense!” to Chris Farley, when he said, “Oh yeah, well when they were handing out brains, you thought they said trains, and so you got on train and went for a ride.” And the way your hair was tucked through that giant donut will stay always. As will the patch that was on your eye when you shared a bath with Simon (Mike Myers). By the way, has anyone else ever asked you to pre-bathe before you share a bath? Wouldn’t that be funny?

It was good talking to you. Even though I didn’t realize it was you until later that day. Imagine that moment for me? The talented Sarah Gilbert had opened up to me about her plans to travel to Berlin. It was my most famous moment. And I played it cool cuz I didn’t know it was you!

I love that you disagreed with me when you said that you liked traveling on your own. I thought it was a bit sad and tragic because that’s how I was traveling and that’s how it felt. But for a celebrity like you, any sort of solitude must come at a high price. I’m sure you screen your calls every day--What is a life like with that much control? Do you feel privileged? Can you call up any other famous person you want and have them listen to your ideas, because you are somebody? Could you call Michael Stipe for me? There’s so much I want to say to him.

I don’t expect you to respond, Sarah. This is one of those “plead ignorance” letters if I ever meet you again. You can claim you weren’t in Amsterdam that year, and that it wasn’t you sitting on those cushions making fun of the Dutch girls who were slumming for fun, or maybe we were very respectful and making fun of them never crossed our minds, because in small coffeeshops in Amsterdam there is no popularity competition.

Will I ever meet you in America?

Your grateful acquaintance,

Cody Brian Sisco

Posted by cbsisco at April 22, 2003 11:27 PM

hur hur. donut hut sluts are cool.

(cody happy?)

Posted by: michele at April 23, 2003 11:21 AM

hi cody!
i'm just commenting so you can have more comments on your site. i too live to have my entries responded to :)...but i don't have any celebrity experiences unless you count taking a picture with Miss Universe once. she was so tall! and skinny.

Posted by: jade at April 23, 2003 01:27 PM

Ok, so not only did I just learn on Saturday that you went to Amersterdam, but now I learn from your blog that you met Sarah Gilbert while there. That's hella cool that you met her, even if you only realized it later. Are you sure it was her... or was the Amsterdam "product" just being really effective? Perhaps when you come to visit me, we should spend more time talking and less time with the video crack ;)

Posted by: Kristina at April 23, 2003 01:36 PM

I always had a crush on sarah's roseanne boyfriend, "david." he was just so surly.

Posted by: didofoot at April 23, 2003 02:05 PM

so between david and david's older brother mark, you think david was the surly one?

Posted by: holohan at April 23, 2003 04:44 PM

Mark wasn't surly at all. He was wimpy. i liked her other boyfriend better, the guy that's now on "That 70's Show." Except I don't like him on this new show--he's so thirty years ago.

Posted by: jason at April 23, 2003 04:57 PM

I meant david was wimpy, not mark. Sorry, mark. Fuck you, david.

Posted by: jason at April 23, 2003 04:58 PM

Fuck "David," fuck Johnny Galecki, fuck the movie "Suicide Kings," and fuck the decision to bring back the sub-par, unpretty original Becky after the tremendous Becky upgrade to the girl who's on Scrubs now, a show which I still haven't ever seen.

Posted by: sean at April 24, 2003 01:06 AM

duuuuude! you've GOT to watch scrubs! it's like miles zajaczkowski and marc gasway had a BABY!

Posted by: holohan at April 24, 2003 07:57 AM

My favorite "Rosanne" moment was went Becky got drunk while Rosanne and Dan were out for the night and when she came down to breakfast the next day, Darleen (Sarah G.) made her run to puke by talking about how runny and gross her eggs were. Ah, Darleen, such the superior sister, if only because she wasn't such a lame-o, Debby Gibson wannabe.

Posted by: Kristina at April 29, 2003 01:23 PM

I liked the one where roseanne and jackie get stoned and sit in the bathtub, because it was so fascinating to watch my parents fall all over themselves laughing. it was the first time i'd ever seen the "potheads like pot humor...a lot" phenomenon firsthand.

Posted by: didofoot at April 29, 2003 02:19 PM

who is sarah gilberts sister in real life!!!!

Posted by: laura at June 24, 2003 03:18 PM

april 22 is just the day after my birthday. Is that a coincidence of what???

Posted by: myung at July 19, 2003 07:01 AM

Have you seen Debbie Gibson lately? It's scary. She is still wearing those ugly hats.

Posted by: Cody at July 19, 2003 12:40 PM

um, her name is Deborah Gibson now, hello?! Yea, her hats are gross - but I like lisening to her slam those "Fame" contestants.
PS my car got broken into today for the fifth time. I'm pissed.

Posted by: Robyn at July 19, 2003 02:46 PM

Sarah Gilbert's sister is Melissa Gilbert from little house on the prairie...she was also in some hair commercial where she was running her fingers through her hair.I think Sarah's adopted if I remember right but they look nothing alike.

Posted by: Krissy at March 10, 2004 03:11 AM

My faverite episode was were Darleen"sarah Gilbert"told David on the porch that she was pregnent,and then had to tell the family,by the way,I just read a letter writen to Sarah gilbert,I wrote a letter once,but I dont think it got through,Sarah Gilbert is my faverite person,I'll wach a movie even if I dont like it just because shes in it,she makes every movie interesing!

Posted by: vanessa at March 14, 2004 11:51 AM

My favorite episode was the first one the had after they brought the old Becky back and Roseanne says, "Where the hell have you been? It feels like you've been gone for years!"

Posted by: Clint at March 14, 2004 12:52 PM

Holy crap! How did I miss this "Roseanne" lovefest? I can't remember which was my favorite episode, but my favorite period was definitely before Roseanne got all thin and started looking and acting like a mean witch and every episode was about pushing the envelope.

And I like Jackie.

Posted by: jason S at March 14, 2004 08:05 PM

I know this article is ages old, I can tell you one thing: it could just happen that she contacts you. I began blogging about 2 years ago. In one post I wrote about the one girl that I let get away in high school. She moved to Philly and I let our conversation drop off. Add about 10 years since I last saw her: About a year after writing the post I get an email from someone who happened to be the one I let go. We've been talking regularly now. Regardless of whether she's famous, it does work in some cases.

Posted by: colson at January 4, 2005 08:59 PM