Autobiographical Sitcoms

Recently, I was discussing the show Girls with some friends. We were talking about the episode “One Man’s Trash” where Hannah (Lena Dunham) sleeps with Joshua, a guy she just met, and then stays with him for the next couple days, forgoing all of her responsibilities, etc. Joshua (Patrick Wilson) is much older, and extremely attractive. It was hard for all of us to believe that someone like Hannah Horvath could have an encounter with such an attractive, successful older man. 

However, we started talking about how Girls is, in large part, an autobiography of Dunham’s life, so perhaps something like this actually did happen to her. Which brought us into another conversation – what if we were able to turn our everyday lives into a sitcom? Funny, strange, and unexpected things happen to everyone, and we certainly have had our share of, ahem, experiences within our circle of friends. Of course, all we would have to do is jot down some of our more interesting conversations, or log an event that might classify as not-so-normal. Then, with a little exaggeration and a few tweaks here and there, the stories might be just as hysterical to outsiders as they are to our friends. It would definitely be an interesting project as we have already thought of many circumstances that have the potential to turn into something hilarious.

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