About Us

 

We founded Cool TV Props 4 years ago to provide fans of some of televisions best shows with products that would provide memories of the most poignant moments – laughter and tears, joy and sorrow – for years to come. We had enjoyed watching a number of shows that entertained audiences for years. We asked ourselves how could we preserve the memories for devoted fans like ourselves. And so Cool TV Props was born!

The first show we focused on was the iconic sitcom Friends. A new generation of viewers is getting the same pleasure that their parents did – and products we provide keep the show alive and vibrant for both generations.

What Friends fans doesn’t want a yellow peep-hole frame over their door, or a Jouets poster on their wall. When Phoebe told Ross that Lobsters mate for life, and Rachel was his lobster, Friends fans were intrigued.   They were also overjoyed to learn that a lobster plush wearing a t-shirt that said “You’re My Lobster” was available, and many gave it to their mate as a sign of their love and devotion.

 And so we added products from other popular shows like How I Met Your Mother, such as the blue French Horn that Ted stole for Robin on their first date, and the Yellow Umbrella under which Ted finally found his bride to be.

Today we have over eighty products from a dozen different shows, and are adding more every month.  We are present on a dozen or more websites, both in The States and abroad, providing fans with memories of unforgettable moments. We have gone from sitcoms to darker shows like Breaking Bad and True Detective, to historical and political shows like Game of Thrones and House of Cards.

We hope you will find something in our selection that resonates with you. And be sure we are open to any ideas you have for new products, or anything else you’d like to say!  We would love to hear from you - Please e-mail us at info@cooltvprops.com

All our best wishes from the Cool Team - Dave, Emily, Gabi, Harley, Janine, Michael & Zoe.

 

Meet the Team:

Michael Cipollaro

My name is Michael Cipollaro; ‘Mac’ for short. I am the chief cook and bottle-washer at Cool TV Props.

I was born and raised in Manhattan, New York. (How you doin’?) I hold degrees from Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins SIAS, and Stanford University. I have seven great kids. We all like to travel and play sports, and we compete with each other for bragging rights.

Cool TV Props is my fourth career. I have been an international business executive, a faculty member at Rollins College’s Graduate School of Business, and the founder of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Rollins College.

These days, I enjoy discovering TV props that fans are keen to own. We try to provide you with stuff that reminds you of your favorite shows and cast members, like Phoebe’s lobsters that mate for life, or the Captain Future poster in Sheldon’s living room.

If you have any ideas of props that fans might like, please let me know at info [at] cooltvprops.com. 

Emily Spencer

I was born in the capital city of Ankara, Turkey. I studied Political Science in Istanbul, but moved to Orlando, Florida when I was 23 to get an MBA from Rollins College. While there, I met ‘Big Mac’, my international studies professor. He’s now my boss at Cool TV Props, and has been for the past 10 years.

I love Mexican food, especially when accompanied by a margarita (on the rocks). I’m a big fan of Dave Matthews Band, soccer, and my 2-year-old son. He helps me re-discover the world.

Like many, my fave character from How I Met Your Mother is Barney. I cannot believe all the things he can get away with. (The naked man – anyone?)

If you’re talking about Friends, my favorite episode is the one where the gang finds out about Chandler and Monica but “they don’t know that they know that they know.”

Kelly Cooper

Hey Everyone! Can I just start of by saying how legen—wait for it—dary my position is? My responsibilities include customer service (I agree, you are always right!) and order processing right through shipping and everything else that Emily and Michael don’t want to do.

I also love finding new props we can offer you, and new comedy shows you watch. If you have any ideas, please e-mail them to me.
 
Penny is my heroine. I love the “Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty” song — who wouldn’t want to sing that to Sheldon? I also agree that “Wait for It” is a cool middle name for Lily’s baby or anyone else's.
 
I’m a rising Junior at college here in Florida, majoring in Communications and Journalism. I'm ready to have fun but also ready to succeed at whatever I do, and I love being part of a team.