Well, the thing is, I mean, that was the joke. On the show, they kind of almost made him look as unattractive as possible and it's like, poor baby! And it's even with Courtney, you know, she was so pretty! And then half the time, they put her in these slut-mo outfits and she was so cute!
We did that. Not "they." WE. She...at one point, we had these three-by-five cards on a bulletin board for story ideas. Every so often I'd just say to the staff, "All right, we're brainstorming. No censorship." So everybody would come up with one-line ideas, and then we'd have color-coded three-by-five cards about different characters and whatever. And at one point, I looked up on the board and I said, "You guys, if Bonnie comes in here, every idea we have involves her boobs."
[choking on an olive while laughing] Gah!
That's where we were with that character! I said that we've just got to either take those cards down or come up with something that doesn't look like...I mean, she's a stripper and now she's a prostitute...
It also was, I thought, a valid send-up of those shows.
Oh, absolutely! Absolutely! I mean, Sars and I were watching 90210 reruns on F/X the other day and I was like, first of all, the acting is ATROCIOUS, and what was the best part about Grosse Pointe is that, when you go back and look at 90210 and Melrose Place and all those shows, you can directly see where the stuff was coming from!
The difficult thing was, how do you exaggerate it enough to make it funny yet make it feel real? And at the same time, those shows are already so absurd, so you don't have to go that far, because it's already just insane.
And here's the part where Wedge tries to buzz in and test out the speakerphone thing, even though I'd tried to call him forever and ago, and told him not to call me if it was near seven because I'd be on the phone with Robin. At this point, Robin's all, "Do you have to go? Are you still there?" And I'm all, "Please. It's just my friend. Whatever."