Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam
magicmarmot

MST3K

I am reminded that Trace Beaulieau, one of the creators, head writers and performers on MST3K went on to be a comedy writer for America's Funniest Home Videos.
Oddly, I don't consider that a step up.

MST3K was a brilliant show. A lot of talented people put their hearts (and wallets) into it to make it work. It was a work of great creativity and passion.

AFV is... well, it's milquetoast. It's pre-digested food. It has about as much passion as a gas range hob.

Comedy writers aren't exactly considered celebrities either. An old joke about Hollywood goes something like this:
Producer 1: "If a comedy writer falls in the forest, does he make a sound?"
Producer 2: "Who cares?"


I suppose that having a regular gig writing for a show has its good points-- Steady paycheck, insurance, working in "the industry"-- but I just can't believe that going from your own show to being one of a bunch of people that never see the light of day is a happy thing.

Maybe he's fine with it.

I know I wouldn't be.
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