Sunday, December 17, 2006

I Think You May Have Something Here

Looks like it's that time again, so I'll make it short and sweet. Figured I should include the entry that is basically this book in a nutshell.

Nothing After joking around about salsa with Jerry, George says, “See, this should be the show. This is the show.” He is talking of the proposed TV show NBC has talked with Jerry about; Jerry asks “What?” and George replies, “This. Just talking.” Jerry chuckles at the notion, but George says, “No, I’m really serious. I think that’s a good idea.” Jerry asks, “Just talking? Well, what’s the show about?” and George responds, “It’s about nothing.” Jerry questions, “No story?” and George says, “No, forget the story…Remember when we were waiting for that table in that Chinese restaurant that time? That could be a TV show.” George goes on to say that he could be one of the characters, as well as Elaine and Kramer; Jerry still doesn’t quite understand, so George explains, “Everybody’s doing something. We’ll do nothing.” Jerry tries to straighten it all out, “We go into NBC, tell them we got a show about nothing.” George replies, “Exactly.” Jerry says, “They say, ‘What’s your show about?’ I say, ‘Nothing.” George replies, “There you go.” Jerry finally says, “I think you may have something here.” However, once in the meeting with the executives, George takes over, despite telling Jerry to do all the talking, and explains that the show “is just like life. You know, you eat, you go shopping, you read, you eat, you read, you go shopping.” Dalrymple asks for the stories, but George explains there are no stories; when he asks, “Why am I watching it,” George explains, “Because it’s on TV.” Dalrymple quips, “Not yet.” George then storms out citing his “artistic integrity”; despite it all, one of the executives, Susan Ross, likes the idea and plans to champion the show, but then Kramer vomits on her; Jerry thinks the show is dead and George says they should take the idea to different network; Jerry wonders how George ever talked him into going along with it; but NBC calls back and wants to have another meeting; this time George is more flexible and because Dalrymple has a feeling about Jerry and George, and because he places a lot of faith into Susan’s judgment, he says “Let’s make a pilot.” (42)

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