“The Ten-Per-Cent Solution” and “Holidays of Future Passed”

I’m a little behind in my reporting on the episodes we’re working on. I was afraid this would happen once we hit November “sweeps”. This is one of the times of the season where I’m juggling three, four or even five episodes at once in various stages of production. This past Monday we spotted NABF18 “Holidays of Future Passed” and scored PABF02 “The Ten-Per-Cent Solution”. D’oh! There’s more to read…

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…But What I REALLY Want To Do Is Direct

I can’t remember a time in my life that wasn’t influenced by music. My mother studied ballet as a youngster and loved all the dance music by the great masters. She also loved big band music and introduced me to Duke Ellington, Glen Miller, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, and Maynard Ferguson. My father was born in Mexico City and learned to love music that he heard on the radio. He especially loved the dark, brooding music that played as the opening for his favorite mystery show. Somehow, he did some research and discovered that the music was from the opening bars of the music for the ballet “The Firebird” by Igor Stravinsky.

Here are those opening bars

D’oh! There’s more to read…

500th Episode Swag

As I mentioned in an earlier post, as if it weren’t enough that I love my job and I’m paid to do it, every once in a while the show lays a very nice gift on me. Since season 1, there has always been something to commemorate each season, and along the way there have been celebration gifts for various milestones like 100 episodes, 200 episodes, 10 years, 20 years, and others. D’oh! There’s more to read…

Starting “The Man In the Blue Flannel Pants”

We spotted PABF01 “The Man In the Blue Flannel Pants” and scored NABF22 “The Book Job” yesterday, November 4, 2011. These two episodes will add big-name guest stars to the list of actors who have dropped by Springfield. Andy Garcia in “The Book Job” and John Slattery in “The Man In the Blue Flannel Pants”.Andy GarciaJohn Slattery

PABF01 “The Man In the Blue Flannel Pants” is scheduled to air on Sunday, November 27, 2011 (Thanksgiving Sunday) and will be the 7th episode of Season 23, #493 on the road to #500. This episode is what I call “music lite” because it is much more dialogue-driven and the music adds emotional shading here and there. D’oh! There’s more to read…