Me: "Really? How's that?"
"You know, they start it and then there's one already magically done and waiting for them to show you the finished product right away..they don't show you all the time that goes into it."
He is absolutely right - our first half hour looked like this:
Then the next half hour was spent tracing the pattern onto the pumpkin and the actual carving took at least another 45 minutes which put us way past bedtime but the end result was worth all the time and effort..
The TV version would have been painlessly over and done with in a half hour or less. I would for the sake of arthritis like to be able to do the TV version of carving from now on...what would you like to see the TV version of in your house instead of the long version?