I want to thank everyone who’s been so kind in the wake of our announcement about this Comedy Central opportunity. The messages, comments, blog posts, and emails have all been insanely nice and it means the world to me to see them all. It’s very motivating and makes me want to get this thing right even more than I already did.
With that in mind, I feel like I wanted to just put my motivation out there publicly. This is for a few reasons. First off, I’ve always felt so strongly connected to the fans of this show and feel like they are a huge part of the process. People are already posting suggestions for the pilot on our message board over at the main web site unsolicited, and I think that’s the best. I read them all. Also, I think it’s interesting to let you guys see my thought process - I have a chip on my shoulder and often think about why and this should show that off. Mostly though, I feel like I put this out into the world it will force me to live and die by it a bit more - declare something publicly and you are accountable for it.
So why are we doing this? Why take this thing we love and change it? What motivates that?
The first year the Puppy Bowl was on my sister came in my bedroom and WOKE ME UP (also why was I sleeping so late? Sigh…..) and was like, you won’t believe what’s on TV. She was right. I didn’t believe it. But It. Was. Real.
The next year in the darkest days of Seasonal Affective Disorder, (SAD!), I was lying on a rented futon that was so low to the ground so that it was more like a pallet and depressively flipping channels when I stumbled upon PUPPIES ANDNOTJUSTONE PUPPY A LOT OF PUPPIES. We were subletting a place that had a giant TV screen. They had installed the bowl cam so you could see the paws up close. It was so cute I cried.
Since then I’ve gotten a lot more into football so the puppy bowl isn’t my main focus of the day. Also, I’m probably a lot happier and so I don’t desperately need the cheering up that puppies do so well. But I always watch it at least a few times and this year the technological advances in cuteness sound pretty amazing. From the excellent LA Times Article on the Puppy Bowl
“All of the pets featured on the show, which is filmed in a New York studio months in advance of its air date, were up for adoption (most have already found homes). This includes not just 63 puppies, but 21 kitty half-time show performers, nine hedgehog cheerleaders and a half-dozen hamster sports reporters that fly above the miniature stadium set in a blimp.”
I can’t wait.
Also apparently the Puppy Bowl has a huge effect on animal adoptions. I mean, just like real NFL cheerleaders, there’s a lot of people out there who want to spend their golden years with a trophy hedgehog.
I can’t wait for the GIFS!