INTERIOR: Dermatology Office – Day
Going to try to be brief and to the point with this week's blog. Quick, short sentences. That sort of thing.
But before I launch into things, I need to point out that this episode is incorrectly titled. "Escape from the Castle!", which alludes nicely to our opening episode, "Escape from the Dungeon!", is not actually the correct title. It was my original title, but I changed it to: "I Want to be a Eunuch in the Harem of an Arab Prince!" But due to some bureaucratic snafu, the old title was left in place, which is a shame. I really wanted to see that nutty eunuch line reproduced on IMDB and other such places. For me, this whole thing - creating this show - is an expressive, loony performance and so even the titles are important to me.
Anyway, in this opening scene, please take note of the pamphlet Jonathan is looking at. It's a hidden little joke, which may go unnoticed. The headline of the pamphlet is: "Port Wine Stains: What Can be Done?" And then it shows a photo of a man on a cell-phone, with a large Gorbachev-esque port wine stain. Jonathan reads the pamphlet with interest, cocking his eyebrow. This is a very tiny moment at the top of the episode, but I get a big kick out of it.