One of my jobs is pitching shows. Most of them don’t get picked up. Soon you will understand why.
It’s Pitch Of The nipple-clamping Week.
This week’s pitch:
Captain Planet is a show about –
Wait, didn’t this show already get made?
Not that I know of.
Yeah, it did… It ran for six seasons
I had no idea, never heard of it before..
Really? What’s your show about?
Is it about a gender neutral Gaia giving rings to ethnically diverse children that control the elements, occasionally create an environmental superhero that saves the earth from oil drillers and miners?
… No. that sounds stupid…
So, your show is about…
A captain. Of a boat. That’s also a planet.
A planet driving a boat?
Does it fight crime or save itself from invading aliens
Nice. How big a boat?
A really big boat?
Damn, if you had said A comically small boat, that’d totally fit in with our new summer animation lineup. ‘the oversized undersized comedy animation hour’
We can make it a small boat…
Too late. Get out and take your stupid ‘large boat’ show with you.