How Abby Became Internet Famous (Thanks To That Drunk Guy On ‘Jail’ Who Turned Out To Be Pseudo-Famous)

I’ve written about a lot of things here on Abby Gabs over the years. I’ve told you funny stories about my husband, Photoshopped silly pictures of myself doing silly things, and illustrated moments in my life that have been deemed blog-worthy. I’ve discussed current events, shared with you my hopes and dreams, and written about everything from Donnie Wahlberg to depression. I’ve even tackled emotional subjects like cancer, adoption, weight loss, and infertility.

So naturally, you would HAVE to expect that out of all the many blogs I’ve posted, there must be at least one that has garnered enough attention to warrant calling myself “internet famous.”


Well, you’d be right, readers. But never in a million years would I have guessed that the Gabs most likely to be clicked on would be one I wrote in the first year of publication about an unknown actor named Evan, and his televised night in the drunk tank on a reality show.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the most read post in Abby Gabs history, “What Happens When You Cross Cough Medicine with Bad TV?”

It’s all about our discovery of a dude named Evan Lockwood, who apparently appeared in famous movies like “Ramblin’ Rose” and “Fried Green Tomatoes.” But he’s more famous for his drunken speeches on the Spike reality show, “Jail.” This post includes a half-assed “video blog” of me (in my jammies and wearing no makeup) doing my best impersonation of Evan’s ramblin’ “Ramblin’ Rose” speech.

For your amusement:

I only hate myself a little bit for sharing this terrible video again. And all in the name of internet fame.

Anyway, I always know when Spike has aired a rerun of this particular episode, because my little blog get a flurry of activity, and I get a slew of new comments on this post. Why?

Because if you see the episode, the first thing you do (or at least the first thing I did) was turn to Google to see if this guy’s story has any validity. And here’s what pops up:

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First and foremost, I’d like to drag your attention to the fact that Mr. Lockwood does, in fact, has his very own IMDB page…which lists him as an actor in “Ramblin’ Rose,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” and, hilariously, “Jail.”

Secondly, let the record reflect that Mr. Lockwood is also active on social media powerhouses, Twitter AND Facebook.

But the most important lesson here, friends, is that when the American public get their first taste of Evan Lockwood on Jail, the SECOND thing that pops up in their curiosity-ridden Google search is my little blog.



This phenomenon explains the awesomesauce of comments I’ve received on this post, including my all-time favorite:

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Thanks, Seifer! Not only do you have a seriously awesome name, but your suggestion that I become a famous movie actor will be subsequently stewed over, and potentially acted upon.

Ha. Acted upon.

See what I did there?

And so, in the event that one day you see little ol’ me traipsing down a red carpet, I have Evan Lockwood, the producer of “Jail,: and Seifer from Cleveland to thank.

(Thanks, guys, in case I forget to thank you in my Oscar acceptance speech.)

4 thoughts on “How Abby Became Internet Famous (Thanks To That Drunk Guy On ‘Jail’ Who Turned Out To Be Pseudo-Famous)

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  2. Nagzilla

    Belated catching up on your blog, and I had to laugh at this because I have a slightly similar experience. At one point in time, if you Googled “Velveeta Breakfast Biscuits” one of my posts clocked in at number two. I’ve since dropped to eight, but thanks to Ryan Seacrest’s inability to enunciate, I get a lot of hits from people who are hopeful that Velveeta has made a breakfast food that rivals Red Lobster’s cheddar biscuits.

    I don’t know about you, but I find the stuff I WANT to get big numbers just flounders, and the stuff that I’m kinda wtf on are the things that get the biggest hits. The search terms that bring the most people to my blog? Velveeta breakfast biscuits is number two. Number one? Yaoi. People looking for yaoi get driven to my blog.

    I suppose, as long as they’re coming, I shouldn’t complain. Right? Gift horse and all that?

    1. ThatGabbyAbby Post author

      I totally and completely agree! Never in a million years did I think that a post about a drunk semi-famous guy would put me at the top of Google’s search feature. It’s hilarious to me, but if nothing else, I hope those people click on other blogs I’ve written just to see what I’m all about. Hits are hits–especially for me lately since I haven’t been blogging as actively as before. Now I guess I just need to find some other random, strange topic to blog about that’ll bring folks to my door. LOL.

      Glad to see you’re back, Nagzilla! Have a most stellar day!

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