Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Stealing material from my family for my scripts. Or selling Bum World to Cbeebies. #BritishDadStuff
You know that you are a Great British Dad...
...when you try to use your family to make money.
I often steal material for my scripts from my family.
I obviously don't tell them that, and lie that it's through deep observation and careful capture.
But that's because I haven't got round to going through all my cameraphone videos to see if I can get any of them onto You've Been Framed, and steal from them directly.
Ahh, parent-assigned photographic consent.
where baby powder goes
By the way, that one literally just got rejected by You've Been Framed.
ITV didn't want it.
Anyway, I'm stealing this instead:
Look at this lovely thing my daughter built.
She brought it to me.
Thank God she explained it to me.
"It's Daddy. In London."
I love how she's just taken Emma (not Olivia) from the Lego Friends™ to make me by taking off her hair.
There I am, staring at the Monolithic City, with its token bit of greenery.
Not knowing where to start.
My son builds these too.
But this is what I am stealing:
Look at this lovely thing my son made.
Always thinking ahead, like his Dad - he's worked these up like a format.
That's POO LAND™.
And WEE LAND™ and NAPPY LAND™.
Featuring the wee chute and nappy window.
(Those SATS will bang those typos for six.
Thanks Department for Education.)
I don't yet know how I can make money from this.
Perhaps there isn't a way, and that's what defines it as Art.
Though funny that I spend all day writing scripts for this age group, meanwhile kids entertain themselves with things which are completely unbroadcastable.
I'll still see if I can somehow work it into a pitch for Cbeebies.
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