What a #1 Network Ratings Hit Looks Like from the Actor’s POV.

10 Jul

In the days of comedy fire power when all the big guns would line up and go kablaam, kablaam, kablaam it was a wonderful thing. The jokes whizzed by like tracer bullets. The scenes exploded with high I.Q.s. The bon mots sizzled the sky like flares.

The jesters would jump and beep. The Kings and Queens would make their pronouncements. The courtiers would scurry about with drinks and snacks. The crafts and services table would groan almost audibly. It was a crazy carnival. Only the best and brightest could attend. And they thought it would go on forever…

But then the little grey men in their little grey suits with their little grey hearts came along. (As they have since Men fell out of trees, I’m told.) And the world went dull and quiet. Like a never ending rainy day. It drizzles still.

And yet every so often late at night you can hear the faint echo of fire power. Followed a moment later by waves of laughter from ordinary people.


2 Responses to “What a #1 Network Ratings Hit Looks Like from the Actor’s POV.”

  1. Jonathan Stark July 10, 2012 at 6:00 AM #

    So true. There are some good shows out there but the major networks don’t have them and if they did, it would be an accident. It consistently amazes me that after all these years of failure, why they don’t put creative (and funny) types in the position of making decisions.
    As Einstein said, ‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results’.

  2. Martha July 10, 2012 at 9:39 AM #

    So true. Was watching a Frazier rerun and realized that probably most if the funniest lines would fall on unhearing ears today.

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