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Friday, May 20, 2005


I really am a TV Comedy writer

Yesterday, May 19th, 2005, was the opening date of the new Star Wars movie- "Episode III, Revenge of the Sith." As I normally do when a new Star Wars movie comes out, I took a vacation day from work and planned on seeing a morning show.

Before heading out to the theater, I watched the morning news on WBAL-TV, the Baltimore NBC station. They have a morning feature called the water cooler question of the day, where they pose a question for viewers to respond to via email. At 6:45 AM they show and read some of the responses on the air. I have had 3 or 4 of my responses shown on TV that way.

Yesterday's question was "Will you bring your children to the new Star Wars movie, or do you think it will be too violent?" I replied by saying that I would bring them, because to not bring them would be to deny them their destiny- a cheesy Star Wars dialog reference. I also put the phrase "" in the email.

At 6:45 they did show my reply, with my name on the bottom, and morning news anchor Stan Stovall read it. He actually did the Darth Vader breathing noise sound too! Joyce and I watched this and laughed like we were little kids. Or at least I did.

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