But I say give it another shot. And start by following one guy: Dan Harmon. Dan is the creator and head writer of one of the best shows on TV: “Community.” I read a recent article in which Dan was asked what one thing he would change one thing about TV, and he thought the 22-minute sitcom format was too limiting; not every story can be wrapped up in that time frame.
And for the time being, Dan squeezes every bit he can out of 22 minutes. “Community” is one of those rare shows that was hilarious right out of the box, with episode parodying a TV or film cliché, like buddy cop or romantic comedy. My life won’t be complete until I land a co-starring role.
Dan is also a dedicated, loveable Twitter genius, and he hit for the cycle Friday night while he was out drinking. Here are three consecutive tweets from him:
- New pitch, SC Johnson: Smelling salt scented floor wax.
- My sentiments exactly, young man. (With this accompanying pic.)
- There was a guy at the bar doing a Walken impression so bad we are now at a bar across the street. #LessCowBell
*Note: after posting this entry, I received this direct message from Dan:
“Thank you. Very flattering.”