Anyway, it made no sense. It was utter gibberish. A better display of my acting occurred during the "interview" component, where we had to give a meaningful explanation of our dramatic techniques. As the four-unit English student of the group, most of the talking was palmed off onto me. What followed was this fifteen minute long verbal wank that I enjoyed so, so much. I talked about the principles of existentialism and Theatre of the Absurd. I referenced Beckett. I was amazing.
We actually got pretty good marks for it, and it had something of a cult following within our drama class, but when we performed it for the year 9s, blank stares. Crickets chirping. Awkwardness.
And yet, I don't learn my lesson. Here are a few sitcom ideas I have been throwing around:
Psychology Cat tells the story of a cat who is working as a respected practicing psychologist, until he hits someone with his car. As punishment, he has to work in an underfunded public highschool, teaching psychology and learning a lot about the world around him. Also he is a cat.
Everybody knows the later work of Jesus Christ, but few people are familiar with his "emotional teen" phase. Rebelling against his authoritarian father, Jesus gets some friends together and forms a band, 'The Disciplez'.
Follows the exploits of a bumbling superhero whose pants fall down at inopportune moments. Watch as he finds himself pantsless at an emergency scene, at the altar, while shaking hands at a job interview. Very youtube friendly.
The laptop of an unsuspecting female is possessed by the ghost of a sassy teen. Watch her frustration as she goes to type the URL for facebook, and constantly finds herself at 'dicksdicksdicks.com'. Based on a true story.
All this and more on the new fall line-up on the 'Don't Even Bother' network