Just listening to Harry Shearer from The Simpsons, being interviewed on Aussie radio. He was asked why The Simpsons has lasted so long and remained so funny. And do you know what his answer was?
No interference from The Network !!!
It was part of the deal with Fox. NO INTERFERENCE FROM THE NETWORK !!
Amazing isn’t it. Something so simple. Keeping network executives out of the creative process.
And you can always tell when a film has been interfered with by “Network Executives” or the money backers…….it has Andy McDowell in it!!
Why would “The Networks” not learn their lesson, and stay out of the creative process? Ahh of course, it’s middle and senior executives justifying their pay and position, and of course the rest of us don’t understand the advertising industry like they do (thank God!). Mind you, why would a network import a sitcom from the UK and remake it with American actors, American script, and lose the essence of what it’s about? I give you ....”The Office: An American Workplace”.