My boys and I enjoy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” with Larry David on HBO. We watch it religiously and quote our favorite lines. The other day my oldest son and I went out for lunch. while we sat there we wondered how does Larry do it. How does he sit there with a blank pad of paper, dream up an idea, outline it and turn it into a half hour of comedic genius on TV. I challenged my son to see if we could do something like that. He took up the challenge, looked around the outdoor restaurant we were eating at and started with….”what if…”
Sure enough, a few dozen “what if’s” later we had a great idea for an episode with a main idea and a couple of subplots to it. We raced home, outlined it out scene by scene then spent the afternoon flushing it out and writing it. We think its funny. With the cast of “Curb” breating life into it it can be hysterical. We’re now looking to send it in.
If nothing else, what fun we had together writing it.