For one of the first times on a Wednesday in a good while, posting the week’s episode wasn’t the first thing on my mind when I woke up. It was a long, often tense night- but America has chosen it’s President for the next four years. This is about as political as I’ll get on this blog [EDITOR’S NOTE: This is probably a lie], but I was cheered to hear the President mention global climate change in his victory speech, and was overjoyed to see downticket and issue votes that legalized gay marriage in some states, elected the first openly lesbian senator, and brought us closer to the end of the deeply, deeply destructive war on drugs.
I guess, what I want to say is, for the first time in a while I’m not absolutely certain that HartLife isn’t the future of the country and the world. Maybe that’s the post-election party excitement, or maybe that’s the much-needed cup of coffee talking, but I think I’m going to enjoy this brief moment of respite.
Speaking of enjoying things, we really hope you’ll enjoy the Blooper reel we put together for seasons one and two. VP Rheinstrom has a lot more great material from both seasons two and three, so hopefully we’ll see more of these (also, he’s a much better editor than I am–so expect an uptick in quality as well), but this was a lot of fun to put together—really neat to have the chance to go back to the very early days of the OFC project, back when we were huddled around a mic in what we thought was the most acoustically sound room in the house (Clayton’s coat closet), our pop-screen was a pair of pantyhose stretched over a coathanger gaff taped to a mic, and our actors rarely had a chance to meet their scene partners, much less rehearse and develop relationships.
So, in another moment of maudlin emotion, thanks for coming with us this far, and thanks for joining us as we climb to the next summit. I think you can tell from the ‘reel that we’ve had a whole lot of fun along the way–we hope you have too.
See you in the tunnels,