But what about all the other Christmas tunes that invade our mental safe spaces and offend our delicate sensibilities?
Putting aside the more general discussion about the boons and curses of resurrecting television shows of yesterday, I’d be more inclined to a spin-off focused on a few characters, rather than trying to recapture the ensemble magic that, frankly, largely faded after Steve Carrell’s departure (save for the last two or three episodes).
Greg Daniels, I humbly submit my pitches:
“The Office: Austin” — Jim, Pam and Darryl at the sports marketing company. Pam has joined them as a graphic designer.
“A Michael Scott Joint” — Michael’s life as a stay-at-home dad. Co-starring Amy Ryan as Holly.
“The Kelly and Ryan Project” — Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novack break up and make up every episode.
“Czesch, Nellie” — Catherine Tate navigates life in Poland with the baby Ryan abandoned, constantly looking over her shoulder for the U.S. authorities to show up and take it back.
“The Unbreakable Erin Hannon” — Ellie Kemper + Joan Cusack + Ed Begley, Jr. = MAGIC
“Meet the Shrutes” — What happens when Dwight and Angela win the lottery?
I’d be thrilled to come on as your head writer. Or you can buy any of my ideas. We’ll talk price. And royalties.
Everyone likes to be naked. That’s why there’s such a thing called Naked Time. There’s no such thing called Pants Time. It’s just time to put on pants. It’s not a special occasion. #validated
“Nobody cares about that anymore.”
“Yeah, it feels like sexual harassment. Imagine how you’d feel if someone was saying that to you.”
“It exposes children to the concept of death. Think about how traumatizing it was when Mr. Hooper died on ‘Sesame Street’. Or ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’, which isn’t about death, but you think it is.”
I thought it was about drugs.”
“No. They’re special snowflakes, but they don’t get a trigger warning.”