Sometimes I get bizarre questions so I thought today I’d try to answer some of them. Names have been withheld to protect the embarrassed. These were actual questions submitted. NOTE: I post these in the spirit of fun, not to be mean-spirited (which is why I'm not identifying anyone). I love your questions and answer them every week. But I do get some goofy ones and people are always asking me to share some of those. My answers are tongue-in-cheek. So please, just have fun with this.
I've noticed that when a character is writing something he (or she) is usually left handed. I don't know why I notice this or why it bothers me. My question is, is this my imagination?
No, you’re correct. Research has shown that audiences prefer left handed penmanship. So if the actor is right handed they just flip the film. Congratulations on being the first viewer to ever spot this phenomenon.
Have there been porn parodies of any of the shows you've worked and, if so, have you seen them?
Yes, but I haven’t seen them. I prefer pornographic parodies of procedurals. My favorites are BONE and CS&M.
I was at a casino recently and saw a "Cheers" slot machine. You getting anything from that?
I’m getting as much as I’m making on the porn CHEERS.
As a baseball announcer maybe you can answer this – is there an inning where not a lot happens and you can go to the bathroom or concession stands without missing too much?
Any inning the Houston Astros bat.
When is the best time to pitch a show? Time of year, time of day, day of the week?
Summer. 11:13 AM. Second Tuesday of the month.
Do you like killing characters?
What writer doesn’t?
It seems alot of people that have recurring roles on series have been popping up as guest stars on other series (Peter/Neil from White Collar on Body of Proof/The New Normal as an example). I never really noticed that much before, is there any reason why it seems to be happening now?
Yes. Actors like to eat.
Ken, I recently read an article in Entertainment Weekly about the drop in sex scenes in mainstream Hollywood movies. I'm curious as to your thoughts on this trend.
Until I get royalties on the porn version of CHEERS, I’m against it.
An Anyday Question for you:
Have you ever written into a script someone breaking an object during a scene? A glass window, chair, or whatever?
Yes, but unlike killing actors, I get no real satisfaction out of it.
Question ten (this is a FRASIER question… I assume):
Did Eddie have actors that he preferred working with?
Kelsey Grammer because they both went to Julliard. Eddie, however, graduated.
What’s your question? Please leave it in the comments file. Woof.