By Andy Tarnoff Publisher Published Jan 08, 2006 at 9:00 PM

You know you've made it into pop culture when an animated version of yourself shows up on Fox's "The Family Guy." Milwaukee filmmakers Mark Borchardt and Mike Shank made a brief cameo on Sunday night's show, popping out of a closet, where they were hoping to secretly film a lesbian love scene.

The stars of "American Movie" had just two lines, but they were captured to a tee.

"I don't know, man, we didn't get the shots we need," said the animated Borchardt. "Man, what do you think, Mike? I mean if you saw action goin' on in front of you, would know instinctively to center it in front of you?"

"I don't know," replied Shank. "Someone take my soda out of the icebox please so it doesn't freeze."

Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.

Before launching in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.

Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.