Random Thoughts: How to Make a Better Sitcom

Posted on April 30, 2012 9:32 am

I honestly thought being horrible at president would matter more at the polls.

I can see the argument that Romney would suck as president, but that he’d be worse than Obama seems preposterous.

I thought the Civil War documentary Community episode was the best ever, but the Law & Order one may have beaten it.

I have an idea: a sitcom set in… wait for it… New York City.

I don’t like politics. If it stayed out of my way, I’d stay out of its.

Fire Dan Savage. Or at least take his lunch money.

Does it disturb you that we never found anything out about Bamm-Bamm’s true parentage? Just one of life’s unsolved mysteries.

So when am I notable enough to be on Wikipedia? Someone doesn’t officially exist until you can prove they do on Wikipedia.

Watching the live 30 Rock delayed for Mountain Time off of DVR.

They should do a new Star Wars special edition where Han fires round after round into an unarmed Greedo who’s begging for mercy.

Got a really long, one star review from someone who obviously didn’t read my book and thought it was serious.

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1 Star (Hated it)2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Awesome) (8 votes, average: 4.88 out of 5)

13 Responses to “Random Thoughts: How to Make a Better Sitcom”

  1. DamnCat says:

    My favorite line from that one-star review:
    “You sir are an idiot and your book only makes good toilet paper.”

    Ewww…he used your Nook to wipe his nook?

  2. Brandon says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_J._Fleming

  3. Mxymaster says:

    Savage looks like a guy who had so many swirlies in high school it’s a miracle he didn’t drown. Now he makes stuff up to try to make his former tormentors feel lame. It’s what we used to do to bullies before the government swooped in and solved bullying.

    I’ve spent most of my adult life working in New York and it’s not funny. Don’t know why anyone would set a sitcom there. The only one that ever kind of seemed authentic was The Odd Couple. Yes, they will steal your shoes if you fall asleep on the subway.

    Bamm-Bamm’s dad was Gazoo. Explains his weird superhuman strength.

  4. Calvin A says:

    How about Greedo wears a hoodie and bangs Solo’s head on the pavement until he shoots him? Then the major media can call Han a white-Corellian in the news stories.

  5. Harvey says:

    The controversy over “Han shot first” overlooks the fact that Greedo DREW first, so Han’s shot was completely justified as self-defense.

  6. Son of Bob says:

    @DamnCat,

    I always wonder about people who write things like that. They seem to spend their days looking around for things to use as toilet paper. Toilet paper isn’t really that expensive.

  7. Ernie Loco says:

    Does it disturb you that we never found anything out about Bamm-Bamm’s true parentage? Just one of life’s unsolved mysteries.

    Wow, I’m such a partisan hack that when I read “Bamm-Bamm” there, I thought you were talking about Obama at first. And then I was thinking, “Well, we don’t know much about his parents, but we do know who they are at least, so what’s Frank talking abou…” Then I got the Flintstone reference.

    Maybe I should quit spending so much time on politics.

  8. Mxymaster says:

    Came across this today; proof that politicians not only lie about what they believe, but are willing to tell titanic whoppers to get what they want:

    “The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.”

    ATTRIBUTION: WOODROW WILSON, governor of New Jersey, address to the New York Press Club, New York City, September 9, 1912.—The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, ed. Arthur S. Link, vol. 25, p. 124 (1978).

  9. Burmashave says:

    Sitcoms:

    1) Call it a “reality show”
    2) ???
    3) PROFIT!!!

  10. Monkey Faced Liberal says:

    FrankJ:

    Which of the one-star reviews of your book are you referring to here?

    The one that stated from the reviewer that said he felt ” cheated despite the appealing price of free.”?
    Or the one that called it a “mess of pottage?”
    Or another one?

    Thanks for clearing this up.

    Best Regards,

    Monkey Faced Liberal

  11. 4of7 says:

    “By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece.”
    ― G.K. Chesterton

  12. VelvetElvis says:

    What ABOUT about Bamm-Bamm’s true parentage?

    Are you suggesting that BETTY slept around on Barney?!?!

  13. Harvey says:

    VE – Bam-Bam was adopted, and the series never offered any sort of origin-story:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamm-Bamm_Rubble

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