As a future dentist and present screenwriting enthusiast, I’ve decided that someday I’ll write a network drama about a dental clinic.
I’ll be like any other medical show except instead of them having to work extra hours (a.k.a the whole 40 minutes of episode) over a huge plane/car/train/bus crash with lots of people injured or a flesh eating disease or something, the season climax will be around Halloween and every character will be super stressed about being able to fix all of those children’s cavities on time for the Holidays.
And then at 6pm or so (maybe 15 minutes later, because of the paperwork) they’d quietly go home and read a book and have dinner and go to sleep early.
“Teeth”. Every Thursday at 8pm on Fox.
Will those dentist finally defeat the enemy: plaque? Or will the streptococcus and lactobacillus eventually take over? Stay tuned.
STARRING: Bryan Cranston. John Stamos. Jenna Fischer. Ricky Martin. Jennifer Aniston. Steve Martin. The redhead from “Death at a Funeral”. The guy from “Twin Peaks”. Willy Wonka’s father. Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Guest starring: Steve Martin.