TV Show Idea
I figured this might be a good opportunity to tout my television show idea, Check it Out, based
on my experiences (the good, the bad, and the ugly) of working in public libraries.
My inspiration: After receiving a death threat from a wacked-out transvestite while
showing the holiday film, A Christmas Carol, I realized I should jot these bizarre
episodes down. Then I realized I could do one better. Why not create a comedy show?
There are days where I literally feel like I’m in a sitcom, dealing with a cast of
characters ranging from boozy old men trying to sneak 12-packs of Heinekens under the
public computer desk to callers asking if we have books on Shakespeare in English. I
also surmised that writing a comedy show could provide me with a healthy dose of
therapy. And after fourteen years in the profession, believe me, I need it.
I see Check it Out as a mixture of real-life library experiences intertwined with subtle (and
occasionally zany) comedy. A blend of three programs comes to mind: the highly-acclaimed
laid-back British comedy show, The Detectorists, The Office (US version), and the Canadian hit,
Smart, funny, matter-of-fact, Check it Out is a show for those who crave something a bit offbeat
without being hit over the head with an agenda. For more information, please contact me at (954)
649-8053 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.