May 29th, 2008
The challenge was to write a theme song for a TV show about ourselves (or in my case, me). I thought about it for a very short time before deciding that such a show would probably include some kind of monkey. Possibly even a monkey butler. Here’s the pitch for the show, which is obviously called “Monkey Shines”:
I am a stuffy, middle aged bachelor with an enormous inheritance. The monkey is a charming but unpredictable rake, who is also a master thief. In the pilot episode he is arrested while trying to steal my collection of jewels. He charms the judge, who much to my dismay orders that as a condition of his probation, the monkey must become my butler. Hilarity ensues as we try to live together, each of us coming to learn and appreciate the other’s perspective on life.
I think it’s got to be a talking monkey, I really don’t see any other way. Voting has begun: please do not use your sheer numbers to overwhelm the competition.