Why are there no sitcoms about people like me?

December 6th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized

And by me I mean middle-aged, single, pathetic, but not completely unendearable (I just made up that word) and funny (what?). Finding a man would only be a minor side-plot, a running joke, like the conveyor belt of secretaries on Murphy Brown. I don’t mean that as a anti-man thing, but that’s what it’s like, going both ways. I think it’s a combination of we’re all the left-overs and we just don’t have the energy for dating we once had. If the sitcom were being made today I’d make finding a job the major focus. That could provide plenty of laugh-until-you-cry material.

A giant bulb decoration. It’s terrifying, right? Try batting that around, cats.

Christmas Decorations New York City

  1. 6 Responses to “Why are there no sitcoms about people like me?”

  2. By Greg on Dec 6, 2011

    Wasn’t it “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle?”

    Maybe I’m deluded, but I always tend to think of you as a glamorous, cosmopolitan New York City writer with a literary following. (And two cats.) Am I wrong?

  3. By Citizen Reader on Dec 7, 2011

    I totally agree with Greg on you being glamorous and cosmopolitan. However, please do develop a sitcom that is set in NYC that will be better than “Two Broke Girls,” which is awful.

    LOVE the giant ornament. Would love to see your kitties take a whack at that.

  4. By Stacy Horn on Dec 7, 2011

    Honestly, I’m just a regular person living in a glamorous place. But I remember the editor who bought my singing book told me, “You can’t describe your life and yourself as a loser. To most people your life is glamorous.”

    But I’m a single woman with cats who watches a lot of tv!

  5. By Citizen Reader on Dec 8, 2011

    It’s not just the place. And you should never describe yourself as a loser, even if you feel un-glamorous. No one who can write like you is a loser. I still think of “The Restless Sleep” as one of the most finely put together books I’ve ever read. Loser, indeed.

  6. By Vivian Swift on Dec 9, 2011

    Beautiful photo. Sixth Ave.?

  7. By Stacy Horn on Dec 9, 2011

    It’s up my Radio City, actually, and thank you.

    CR: That is the nicest thing anyone has said to me in a LONG time, thank you so much. Especially about Restless Sleep, which I’ve gotten such mixed reviews about!

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