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12:01 AM, Monday, January 22nd, 2007:
This had to be the funniest shooting day ever. It was like going to an amusement park with your Physics class. I actually did this in high school. We had to do tests on the rides and then write little reports after each ride. What a joke this is. No matter how hard you try, you're gonna rush through the stupid reports and go play. As you may have read, we were shooting this week's show at the same time as the Price is Right skit for the season finale and it was all I could do to concentrate on the task at hand. So with each character I'd do the Week 7 bit and then go play on the set.
Once again the episode revolved around Gary who just can't seem to win. He has lost every single round and after much outcry from the submissions Cameron finally had to let him go.
He wonders off the set and at the very end finds himself in this strange theater and the distraught Gary's demeanor turns to amazement as he realizes what he's discovered. I'm sure you all can put 2 and 2 together. ;-)
As well as Gary's main plot, a cute sub-plot was introduced with Spencer's undying crush for Adam who now replaces Gary in the monitors. Longtime fans will know that this crush went to ridiculously adult lengths in the live show... but here had to maintain a G-rating. Even with that G rating I was surprised at how risque it felt. The script seemed very innocent, but man - when Spencer says those lines? You know exactly what the he means. After one take Donna even mentioned something but I just didn't know how to tone that down. Oh well, it's still G rated...your mind however may beg to differ. ;-)
But as I mentioned before, this week's episode was simply a physics report. We all couldn't WAIT to get the parts over with so we could spin the wheel or play on contestant's row.
This was just such a monumental day for me. It was the day that I really stepped back and watched what was happening in utter amazement. To have somehow made the right choices in my career that I'm getting to goof off on this set...and that (get this) shooting my own Egos bit is a SECONDARY thing I'm rushing through because it isn't as exciting as the OTHER thing I'm doing? LOL. The audacity! How funny is that.
I mean I'm standing in front of a green-screen... ON THE PRICE IS RIGHT. I'll just never forget these moments man, they're buned in my brain (and on this website) forever. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.
So the question on everyone's mind is what's gonna happen with Gary and the truth is, what he discovers at the end of the episode will easily be the bargaining power he needs to get back with the group. Don't you worry. I'm gonna be teasing the season finale for the next 5 weeks, bar none.
So enjoy Week 7 and get ready for our 2nd finalists round next week! Should be a great one.