|Dan Fiorella: Writer @ large||
From 1999 to 2004-ish, I was one of the contributing writers for Garrison Keillor's renowned radio show "A Prairie Home Companion." I learned a lot of things there, mostly how to spell 'prairie." It was a solid gig and I'm proud of my work there. But, like any other job, there were...things...
This one has me baffled. It's a sequel to something, but I thought this was the only plumber association skit I wrote? I scrolled back in the blog and can't find one. I guess this is just what happens at my age, you write sequels to sketches you never wrote. It was something I had kicking around the hard drive and pulled out it out for the holiday season (?). I didn't even bother to mention holiday meals to tie into the season. I totally get why they didn't use this one.
American Plumbing Foundation 2
From 1999 to 2004-ish, I was one of the contributing writers for Garrison Keillor's renowned radio show "A Prairie Companion." I learned a lot of things there, mostly how to spell 'prairie." It was a solid gig and I'm proud of my work there. But, like any other job, there were...things...
This is one of those Barely Home Companion tales that has a happier ending. Since I never throw anything out, a few years after this got rejected by PHC, I submitted it to another radio content producer and they produced it! It's a straight-forward comedy sketch. In no way did I even attempt to tie it into the PHC format or regulars. It was just a funny audio bit. It's another one of those thing where I don't remember how or where it came from. After the script, I'm including the audio from the version that did get made.
"The Expendables 2" is now in theaters. I parodied the original. Through one of those creative flukes, I sold two different versions of the same idea to two different producers. Let's check them out:
First, the version from All Star Radio, which stayed close to my script:
The the version from American Comedy Network and took the idea in a (slightly) different direction:
Freelance writer, still hacking away.