I’ve been so busy working on new projects, I’ve had no time to tell all of you what they are. Word will be coming shortly, but until then let’s put my last show to bed once and for all.
Complaints about YTV’s decision to halt production of further Fries With That? episodes continues to trickle in here at Eyestrain Productions. If I, who can do absolutely nothing about the fate of the show, am getting letters from disgruntled fans, I imagine YTV itself might actually be getting a few too. Not that this will change a damn thing, but it’s nice to let them know someone cares. It may skew them to the idea that all the people who worked on the show did a decent job of it.
From one disappointed fan comes this email:
Way to be the bearer of bad news :(
I won’t shoot the messenger *writes a letter to YTV and Corus*, so instead I’ll just thank you for the work you did on Fries with That? I watch almost no TV, but since the show stole my soul a few months ago, I’ve been watching it every time slot it’s on. Well, not at 4 in the morning, but I tape that instead. ;) The desire to be able to be a part of such a thing was part of what finally pushed me to transfer into Drama at the University of Calgary this fall, so you can pat yourself on the back that you may have totally shifted the focus in the life of somebody. :)
While Supplies Last was a work of art, and it was totally something I could relate to. Being one of the geeks turned… well, just not-so-geek, I guess, I found it simply wonderful. By far my favorite episode.
One last thing before I leave you alone again, do you know where the Bulky’s uniforms were produced? I think it’d be a kick to get my hands on one, even if I have to get it made myself…
Super work with the series – you and all the other writers deserve total props, and after Radio Active and Fries with That?, I totally look forward to seeing what you do next.
Enough from me. Feel free to show the co-workers and get the restraining order, I’ll still hunt you down. Little Jimmy told me to. Marissa is telling me not to though, so we’ll see. ;)
Looks like we missed out on some of that sweet, sweet merchandising cash. For the record, no, I don’t know where you can score any Fries props. I was present for the last day of shooting on Radio Active when we knew we were wrapping for good. I got to see the feeding frenzy as the cast and crew dismantled the set and claimed entire chunks of it as their own. Melissa Galianos, for one, bought the famed ante room couch for five bucks (a piece of furniture notable for being so comfortable, everyone involved in the show fell asleep on it at least once, myself included). The situation with Fries, however, was different since no one knew for sure if we were closing for business. I imagine much of Bulky’s remains in storage somewhere.
Finding merchandise for my next show won’t be nearly as difficult. In fact, once it makes its North American debut, you may have a hard time avoiding it. It’s already a marketing phenomenon in distant lands. I don’t want to tip my hand as to what it is yet (and you’ve probably never heard of it anyway), but let me give you a taste in the form of fashionable footwear.
I seem to recall furnishing my entire living room with my ex’s castoffs from a Tylenol commercial he worked on. Ah, those were the days… who needed Ikea?!