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I'm from Wisconsin so I always feel a little nauseous about begging and trying to trick people into liking me.
I don't think it's going to be possible for the next generation of writers to tell stories without telling stories about telling stories.
I feel like I am a good person and a professional, very able leader of men.
There's a fine line between a stream of consciousness and a babbling brook to nowhere.
I love '30 Rock.' It's one of my favorite shows. It's certainly the gold standard of comedy writing.
Class clowns are never allowed to date anybody decent, but you don't get beaten up, you're invited to parties, and everybody likes you.
I am absolutely and inherently self-destructive in that I am always making sure I'm doing what I want to do.
I've never done well when I've been appreciated. I've done best when I'm targeted for death.
Emotionally, shows like 'Cheers' and 'Taxi' were classic sitcoms when I was growing up.
I don't really have a lot of appropriate feelings for people on an individual basis, but I've always wanted to make people happy.
If your ratings are high and there's money being made, you're allowed to be a perfectionist in television.
Eight o'clock is hard no matter what network you're on because people have to make a decision to sit down and start watching TV. Every other time slot is a time slot that happens after someone's watching something else.
I feel like my life has always been the 'Hey Look at Me Show.' I'm not apologetic about that.
There are lots of emotions that go with the Fourth of July.
The public's perception of your show is what it is, and you don't get to complain how people perceive your show or talk about it.
I am a collaborator with everyone who agrees that I need to be in control. I happily collaborate with my loyalists.
I wish that television would stop selling our hatred of ourselves, and start seducing us with our love of ourselves.
Maybe I am just a jerk.
Everyone knows that there are more people watching any given show than is being registered by the Nielsen system.
I really like performing for people.
When you watch the sitcoms that were the big hits when I was growing up, TV was still just TV. It was allowed to just be TV. There were three channels that were competing for the whole family and you couldn't take your business elsewhere.
People often ask me about what constitutes a nerd-friendly show - like, does it have to have sci-fi elements? But I think it's just a show that satisfies the secret craving we all have to be obsessed with something and not feel at all stupid about it.
The concept of doing holiday episodes is a huge part of what's fantastic about doing TV. And viewers agree; you see the numbers going up for holiday episodes.
There's the same percentage of genius happening in both genders, but there's less women writing scripts and out there looking for the job.
I think that casting is probably the most important thing in television production.
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