I should not neglect to mention (although I am tempted) that Frank and I both made multiple appearances on December 10 on Swedish TV 4.
Late in the evening, Anna Björn re-interviewed us about what had been the best and worst Nobel bits of 2004. In case you missed it, the worst for me was worrying about walking down multiple marble staircases. The best was how charming everybody Swedish is (including HRH Prince Carl Philip) and going to the Green Frog Lucia Ball on December 13.
When the interviewers thanked us, and our car was waiting, and had been waiting for fifteen minutes, I took a step backward and stepped off the fairly high platform, almost but not quite falling on my black ball-gowned behind. On live TV.
Everybody that I know in Sweden seems to have seen this.
And to judge from their reminiscent smiles when I ask if they saw this, my almost-fall was a high point of Nobel late night TV.
Anyone who wants to give near-universal satisfaction on TV should really consider this quite simple method.
Actually falling might have given even more pleasure…