I can’t help but think that together we could populate a TV sitcom that would be tons better than anything out there. I’ll give you some basics below and a few characters to get you going, but we need many more personalities to make our sitcom memorable. See what you can add:
Location: A Workout Gym in a Small Town
–Steve Lemming: A middle aged guy who mostly stands on the tread mill, drinking something out of a metal cup and gossiping about his years playing football for the Paducah Corn Poners.
–Thelma Remarkable: A thirty-two year old meter maid just back from the Peace Corp where she worked on Pago Pago, teaching English and perfecting poi recipes for the American palette. She dreams of opening an ethnic fast food restaurant. Her cat, Emeril, has to pull a little kitty respirator around on a tiny trolley since he smoked for so many years.
–Basil and Thorny: Sixteen-year-old schizophrenic Siamese twins, joined at the torso (two arms, four legs). One of their personalities has a bad crush on Thelma, but they’re not really sure which one.
–Doc Fornoy: The gym owner and ex-physician (specialty in neurology) who was barred from practicing medicine because he kept trying to bring his patients to a state of perfect happiness with a continually adjusted array of medications.
We need more characters. Who else hangs out at the gym?
Ideas for episodes?