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George Meyer Interview

A great interview with George Meyer, one of the writers for the Simpsons. He has been with the show from the beginning and is considered to be the one guy who shaped the show into what it is.

GM: I don’t remember a lot of what I write. I try to release it after it’s out there so that I can be fresh again. I find that the creative side of my brain and the archival side of my brain don’t work well together. When I’ve done my best work, I’ve been in a trance-like state. I write jokes that are more by-the-numbers, but they tend to have a flat, pedestrian quality compared to the dizzying flights of silliness that we occasionally achieve. That said, I’m pretty sure I wrote “Pray for Mojo.” Do you remember that line?

BLVR: Weren’t those the dying words of Homer’s helper monkey?

GM: Uh-huh. It’s almost like an epitaph for Western civilization.

LINK to interview.

Found via this Metafilter thread.



John Hodgman and Patton Oswalt enter into a sci-fi knowledge smackdown. Courtesy of WFMU.

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