102 Network Run-Through
August 19, 1999
This show is awesome. And I mean that in oh, so many ways.
This week's show is very funny to me. I think the concepts are great and the jokes are great. And today the final battle scene between Ford and Norris had been reworked so that it is a nice close to the show. It's a show about the dynamics in the apartment between the three roommates and it's got some cute, clever stuff in it. Ford especially has some fun things to do. I have sense again this week, however, that some of Ford's bits may be a bit over-the-top. I am trying to embrace the reality of it and make it funny at the same time. There is lots of laughter on the set, I just need to carry that over to the studio audience and the television audience. I hope they get it.
Rehearsal today was also very fun. The director, Tom, works so efficiently and stress-freely that we had a very casual, low-key rehearsal. We ran every scene at least three times, we were never rushed, he even took nine of us out to a sushi lunch since we had to wait until the network was available for our run-through. While rehearsing today, I even had a scene I could not get through because I got into a laughing fit and couldn't stop. Something about Steve's lines and my trouble with mine turned the moment absurd for me and I had to battle through it. That's great.
The run-through went well, I think. The writers like the show a lot, I can tell, and I think the network honchos thought it was a hit, too. We won't find out the changes until Monday but I imagine they will be slight. The only thing working against this episode is that rumor has it it's way too long. So something may have to go for tape night.
Go on to Episode Two Shoot.
Episode 102 | Behind the Scenes | Oh Grow Up