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10 Great Seconds – Mary Tyler Moore

October 22, 2011 Comments off

Mary Tyler Moore getting tickled by Lou Grant. For anyone who’s ever seen the show, what more info do you need?

Here’s the setup if you haven’t seen the show: Mary’s mad at Lou and he’s going to fix it by tickling her. That’s really all you need.

The reactions are priceless.


10 Great Seconds – Two Guys from Kabul

October 17, 2011 Comments off

This 10 seconds is from somewhere around season 3 of the Simpsons. Also known as those good Conan O’Brien years, when he led the writing staff.

The setup: Bart and Lisa’s new worldly neighbor (voice by Sara Gilbert) is babysitting, and they order dinner from these guys. I don’t think they’ve ever appeared on the show again, and this is the only bit of the episode they appear in, so you’re seeing their entire existence. But I really want to write a series about them, I love these guys so much.

When I was putting together a lecture about writing characters, I remembered this little clip, even though I hadn’t seen it in, probably, 10 years. That’s gotta mean they’re good characters, right? Enjoy!

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