Paid Members Halitosis Romantic Posted September 6, 2011 Paid Members Share Posted September 6, 2011 Anyone have any zany ideas for a sitcom? The background - I had a dream a few month back, where I was writing and producing a very avant garde sitcom. The premise was banal beyond banal, a bunch of people who work at a country club, and get up to 'shenanigans'. In fact, the characters were so aware of the banality of it that when the shenanigans were happening, they would hand out cards with shenanigans written on them. There was an intimation that they were actually actors trapped in the filming of the sitcom, which had been cancelled - occasionally, they would stop and look in shock and horror at the camera, and at one point a character tried to vault the fence at the back of the set, only to emerge leaping over the fence at the front of the set. I decided to run with it, but I don't think the waking mind does these concepts as well. My two ideas so far are: - Episode 5 would be entitled "Pilot", and would show the events of the pilot, which is a parody of a pilot - different actors for some roles, actors in other roles and with other motivations. Also, a less oppressive atmosphere, as this is just the pilot, and not the existential hell that the characters have become trapped in. - One of the episodes would proceed with the usual banality, but at the 16 minute mark, a female character would slap one of the guys for being 'fresh', but the slap would messily decapitate the guy. The rest of the episode would be horrible pandemonium and panic, breaking down into screaming and people rushing hither and thither... which would the title of the episode. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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