NBC, ABC and Fox need to schedule a champagne lunch to chat about my 1, 2, 3, 4, (possibly more) ideas for a sitcom. I have a couple ideas ready to go, all of them involve Anna Kendrick as a leading actress, and my daily activities ensure that the list keeps growing, growing, growing… (did you hear that E!?)
This weekend, for example, I taught a cooking class for Big Brothers/Big Sisters on how to make simple and healthy meals with as little as 5 ingredients. Kids in The Kitchen provided a curriculum, and my job was simply to read and demonstrate the material.
Here is where the sitcom comes into play: As I was teaching, I kept discovering new and interesting information, and I realized that I was learning just as much as my students. So now I’m thinking it’d be funny to make a TV show where the teacher learns more than her students? What do you think?
The sitcom concept came to me when I realized that there are only 5 food groups. I read that fact out-loud and then had an enormous “WHAT?” moment. Last time I checked there were definitely 6 food groups — did they combine fruits and veggies? Is dairy no longer a category? And then I realized the worst had happened: sugar has gone missing. Can you imagine? How do we justify those chocolate chips and brownies and fro-yo? Any ideas?
Do you have any ideas for a sitcom? Who would play *your* in the movie of your life?