"I Realized I Was Eric"
H: Ah, so it's not just a FOX thing?
JA: No, every network thinks that...Every network would like all its shows to be like Law & Order, where every one stands alone. But our show is different because it's about kind of a romance, and there's some development to it.
H: I remember watching "Eric Visits," which aired second, and feeling like an episode got skipped. Then later I found out my feeling was correct. And it does seem like the ones that aired first were total laugh riots, and now we're getting into more poignant stuff.
JA: And now we're back into laugh riot, so it really does go all over the place.
H: It's good either way, but I think people expected it to be a laugh riot all the time and were kind of startled when the shows dipped into stuff that was a bit deeper.
JA: What happens is, a show evolves into its style. You try to rush a certain part of it onto the air, and then its style changes. We have two different kinds of shows in Undeclared -- a hard-core going-for-laughs show and the coming-of-age poignant stuff. We always do both, although we do gravitate a bit more toward funny ones, just because there's not enough time to flesh out a full, emotional story in twenty-one minutes of airtime. Hopefully [the duality] doesn't confuse people too much.