|Dan Fiorella: Writer @ large
Wow, after a slow start, I scored quite a number of jokes in the TMI Hollywood videos in the last 4 weeks. They only did a couple of videos in January. None in February, then they settled down in March to a more standardized production schedule and I managed to get jokes in 3 of the four weeks they posted, even the special "College Emission Scandal Edition." Some of my jokes even survived punchline rewrite: They were still basically a variation on my version, so I included them here. In the past, I've skipped those kind of rewrites. I can usually tell when they've used one of my premises or set-ups, then I've seen the whole punch line redone. I honestly don't think I can take credit for a joke when that was done. If I was sitting in a writers room pitching it and things were reworked, I guess I would. Or if I was being paid. I used to deal with this to an extent when I wrote for Newsbusters, only then it was whoever submitted the punchline first who got the check. Nobody got credit. to be fair, they pretty much used the jokes as written. Certainly you could tell there was no one on duty punching anything up. Anyway, my jokes on the TMI Minute!
Freelance writer, still hacking away.