LOS ANGELES - Evan Stone and Tristan Kingsley weren't watching the Super Bowl when some Comcast viewers in Tucson got an unscheduled glimpse of the two porn actors in a scene from Fusxion's Wild Cherries 5.
"I was out of town and didn't find out until I got back," Stone told AVN Online. "TMZ ambushed me at the airport."
Characterized by Comcast as "an isolated, malicious act," the 30-second interruption from an adult pay-per-view channel made headlines around the world and placed the two porn stars in an unexpected spotlight.
"It's an amazing thing," Stone said. "And they keep saying it was 30 seconds when it was really about 12 seconds. But it couldn't have been placed in a better spot, right after that Cardinals touchdown."
Kingsley heard about the incident Monday night.
"I had no clue anything was going on," she told AVN Online. "It was not anything I would ever expect in a million years. There are thousands of porn girls; it just so happened it was me that got put on TV during the Super Bowl. It's very surprising and very ... surreal."
Many parents have expressed outrage over the broadcast prank on blogs, call-in radio shows and letters to the press. Kingsley, the mother of a four-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl, is sympathetic.
"If it was me and my kids were sitting there watching it, I'd be a little upset, too," she said. "But as far as the rest of us go, we're all adults, and parents should act like parents and explain things to their kids."
Both Stone and Kingsley remarked that parents could have used the occasion to discuss adult topics with their children.
"The game was over two minutes later. It was an opportunity for parents to talk to their kids about sex then, or the next morning when they were sober if they'd been drinking," Stone said.
Kingsley pointed out that the clip was strictly softcore.
"It could have been a lot worse than it was, which probably would've upset parents more," she said. "But if it was me and my kids were 9 or 10, I'd talk to them -- 'every guy's got a penis.'"
"Seriously, no one's head exploded when it was all done," Stone told AVN Online. "Everyone else thought it was a commercial, and radio stations are having a good time with it. Like I said, this is a chance for parents to say to their kids -- 'these are adult people, this is what they do for a living'. It shouldn't have happened on television, but if you don't teach them, they're never going to get it. It's better than kids coming home with drugs from school; obviously, you missed that conversation, but here's an opportunity you should not have missed."
Both performers have seen a marked increase in traffic on their websites since the incident. Stone said his site increased from an average 2,600 daily visits to 20,000 overnight.
"Our server actually crashed because we got so much traffic," Kingsley said of her website .
Stone has been making the rounds on radio, including Arizona stations, many of which have raised the theory that a disgruntled employee is to blame. Comcast is still conducting an internal investigation, and news sources report an FCC probe could be in the offing.
"The problem with that is, you'd have to switch two relay stations and the two systems aren't even integrated," Stone said. "They should have two people on a switch anyway, like a nuclear-missile thing, to make sure that doesn't happen. The fault lies with that disgruntled employee -- if that's what it was -- and whoever helped him."
Kingsley is making the most of her 30 seconds of fame. She's been deluged with mainstream media interview requests, and has already spoken to Arizona outlets.
"We're working people that have requested me to go out and do signings for the video," she said.
Stone, on the other hand, has hired an attorney as a safety measure.
"I want to make sure I'm free and clear on this," he said.
He also joked about the value of the Super Bowl TV appearance. "How much is a commercial spot, a million a minute? So they owe me 12 million dollars."
Kingsley said years from now, she'll tell her children about the Super Bowl incident and all about her adult industry career.
"We're really close and it's going to stay that way down the line," she said. "I think I would tell them what I've done as a career. I have no reason to hide it from them."
Ironically, Stone recalled the scene from Wild Cherries 5 that appeared during the Super Bowl as something which almost ended up as an outtake.
"I remember them giving me a hard time about having tight pants on," he said. "We were laughing about it. I had to take off my pants and shake it out, which is what turned up on TV. If that movie doesn't sell out now, I'll be really surprised."
Comcast issued an official apology to its customers Tuesday, offering affected subscribers a $10 credit to their accounts.
The Arizona Star reports that the broadcast was actually interrupted twice: Prior to the Wild Cherries scene, the credits of another adult film briefly appeared on some Comcast TV screens.
Despite previous reports that the clip aired on the Club Jenna channel, Wild Cherries 5 was showing on the Club Jenna-affiliated Shorteez. Spice Entertainment offers both services.