Saturday, December 3, 2016

The time I was watching Flipper in the middle of the night


It was, like, 2 AM and Flipper was on the Animal Planet channel. The ranger and his two sons were kidnapped by criminals and left stranded on an island. His younger son clearly forgot his lines as well as the plot of the episode.

"Well, what about our boat?" he said.

"Our boat is at home," the ranger replies very patiently.

"Oh, yeah," the kid says.

"Oh, yeah," the ranger says back.

Weird that they left that in.

Ron Howard told the story on David Letterman about the time he appeared on a three-part episode of Lassie. They didn't shoot retakes on that show either.

I'm telling you, directing is an easy, easy gig.


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