I had a severe case of writer’s block the other night. And the brilliant Dr. Spaceman came to my rescue. Here’s how it all went down...
I had never had writer’s block before. Pete had warned me about it plenty of times. And I always said, "Pete, writer’s block is for nerds, it’ll never happen to me". But then late one night, Jenna told me to write a sketch for her – starring her as an ice skating princess who solves global warming. And I had to write up a draft in 30 minutes. I had no clue where to start. I started feeling dizzy. I went to lay down on the couch.
Before I knew it, I was passed out.
Fortunately, Dr. Spaceman was nearby in Tracy’s dressing room playing video games. He came over and saved me. I think he’s gotta be one of the top 5 Doctors in the world. I don’t know what he did. But it worked. After I woke up, I still felt a little light-headed. He said, "Don’t write any ice skating sketches for at least 5 days. And eat a chiliburger once an hour for the next 10 hours and you’ll be fine". I did everything he said, and today I feel great.
I never wrote that sketch for Jenna – and fortunately, because of Dr. Spaceman, I had a medical excuse.
After about 10 minutes & my first chiliburger, I felt so much better. That night, I stayed up all night and wrote up an entire first draft of FART NUGGETS: THE MOVIE. I’m going to put it in Mr. Donaghy’s office right away (before Liz gets her hands on it and burns it).
Thank you Dr. Spaceman!
Special thanks to Cerie for taking these photos with her cell phone.
And thanks to everyone for the advice you gave me about the cat lady. And Martina, I never went out with her, so I’m available.
Take it easy.