"You've gotta really rub a piece of coal to make a diamond"
We tried. He just didn't like it that way, and you've definitely got to negotiate with the actors. And he's not me; he's not playing me. Plus he did such an excellent job for four years for us. I don't have kids, but I can imagine it would be a lot like having one -- if they're a good kid, and they're bringing home great grades, at some point, you've gotta let them...
...have hideous hair. I think hair was kind of a theme in the show, and certainly in my recaps.
If we could reflect for a moment on cute hair, Season 2 hair was awesome.
I agree, but Most Improved Hair award for the entire show goes to Nina Feeny.
YES! That was always a behind-the-scenes conversation. I'm not gifted with "look"? And I hear you want the Brooklyn jacket...I don't know what happened to it, but if I can find mine, I'll send it off to you. But yeah, Nina had very poofed hair.
And we can't not mention Amy's Bangs of Sadness, obviously.
And she was doing such a great job with the part, and that helped her really get into that character...you know, you hoped that people understood, if you had a sixteen-, seventeen-year-old girl who was going through that, she'd probably look different.
Okay, so tell me a funny story about something that happened on the set, or give me some kind of juicy behind-the-scenes gossip that we don't know about.
What you should know about me and the set -- and this isn't gossip yet -- is that I was notorious for being on the set for ten minutes and leaving, because I don't like to be where I'm not useful, and I was the least useful person on the set. So anything that happened on the set, I would find out from other writers who found out stuff through the hair people. That's how everybody finds out stuff is through makeup and hair, because that's where actors will tell you stuff. We were a pretty gossip-free show, and anything that's gossipy really would be hearsay. I'm the wrong person to ask, because I'm kind of Reagan-esque in that I don't always know what's going on, and I'm the last one to find out, and they keep stuff from me a lot of times, because they'd be afraid, oh, what if I found out these two actors who played brother and sister were really dating in real life.
That's not a good answer.
I just gave you a hint at one!
I knew that one!
Well, they're very happy, and they do deserve each other, because they're two of the nicest people ever.