"The Trouble with Tooty"
This story was told by Andy Borowitz on episode #108: The Strangest of Strangers
Note: These summaries are designed to help fans find their favorite stories and may contain spoilers!As a new college-grad writer in LA, Andy got hired to write for the TV show “The Facts of Life.” It was a terrible show, and Andy made an effort to create actually funny dialogue for the boarding school girls. The producers, however, were disappointed in his script; he was told that he “didn’t get Tootie” -- she sounded just like Natalie. “Natalie is wise-cracking,” they said, “And Tootie is sassy.” Unsurprisingly, Andy wasn’t asked back for a second season, and retained some pride in the fact that on the worst sitcom he’d ever seen, he was the worst writer.
Themes/Keywords: Blair, boarding school, Celebrity storytellers, cheese shop, comedy, Edna, fact, funny, Jo, LA, Live show, Los Angeles, moral, Mrs. Garrett, Natalie, sassy, script, sorority, The Facts of Life, Tootie, wise-cracking, worst., writer
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