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Bikini-clad gardeners take to the streets of Memphis

  • Memphis, Tennessee - August 16, 2007
    1. Wide of women in bikinis mowing lawn
    2. Mid of lawnmower in use
    3. Mid of woman in bikini mowing lawn
    4. Wide of lawnmower and woman in bikini mowing lawn
    5. Mid of woman in bikini pushing lawnmower
    6. Mid of woman in bikini pushing lawnmower
    7.SOUNDBITE: (English) Blair Beckman, employee
    "He was sitting there one day and we were all just hanging out, and he said 'What about a bikini cut?' I said, 'That'd be a good idea. Why not?' I was the first bikini girl, and I'm still here. So, I guess I'm doing something right."
    8. Wide of woman in bikini mowing lawn
    9. Tracking short of spinning wheel on lawnmower
    10. Mid of woman in bikini mowing lawn
    11.Tracking shot of woman mowing lawn
    12. Wide of woman in bikini mowing lawn
    13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Karen Dixon, employee
    "This is the most fun. I have the best boss. I work with the best people. I get along with all the girls that we work with. I get along with my boss. We have great hours. Like, I don't like to work in the morning time. I don't have to work in the morning time."
    14. Wide of women in bikinis mowing lawn
    15. Wide of woman in bikini using leaf blower
    16. Mid of woman in bikini using leaf blower
    17. Tracking shot of woman in bikini using leaf blower
    18. Wide of company owner watching lawn crew
    19. Close shot of company owner watching lawn crew
    20. SOUNDBITE: (English) Lee Cathey, owner of Tiger Time Lawn Care
    "I've had clients say I'm the biggest thing to come out of Memphis since Elvis. It's been great as far as them telling me I'm going to be the next millionaire. I don't know about all that. I'm just trying to make a living, it's all I'm trying to do. It's been fun. The clients get involved in it. They go out there and watch, sit back, drink a beer and enjoy the sights of the bikinis doing their lawn. They have fun with it, and all of a sudden they're interested in what their lawn actually looks like, and that's what it's all about."
    21.Various of woman in bikini using leaf blower
    22. SOUNDBITE: (English) Lee Cathey, owner of Tiger Time Lawn Care
    "They call me the lawn pimp. They've called me all kinds of different things. But, it was all in fun. It was all in jest. I think 95, 96 per cent understand this is really a business and it's about having fun with it. That's all we're interested in, is having fun with it. If you're not having fun with work, why work at all?"
    23. Various of woman in bikini working
    24. Mid of woman in bikini using leaf blower
    LEAD IN:
    A business offering bikini-clad gardeners is proving to be a big hit in the US city of Memphis.
    This unusual gardening service is the brainchild of local businessman Lee Cathey.
    STORYLINE:
    Gardening enthusiasts in Memphis are being treated to a novel way to have their lawns trimmed.
    This is all thanks to the ladies of Tiger Time Lawn Care who perform their gardening duties in bikinis.
    One of the scantly clad employees is Blair Beckman.
    She says the idea was born one day when she was spending time with the owner of the business, Lee Cathey.
    Another of the employees laying things bare is Karen Dixon.
    She says this is the best job she's ever had, especially since she likes all her colleagues.
    These two bikini-clad landscapers cut lawns for clients all around the city.
    Lee Cathey, the owner of the business says his clients are happy with the service they provide, and that business is booming.
    Despite some people's concerns, the bikini service is in high demand.
    Cathey says his business is all about having fun.
    The company also offers free lawn care to military wives.
    He now has plans to expand his company into Arkansas and Alabama.
    Keyword wacky bizarre
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    Category : Entertainment

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