‘When I was 25, all I did was just scream, ‘Sellout! Fucking sellouts! Corporate sellout! Industry bullshit!’ I looked back on it and I realized, ‘Oh, I was screaming sellout because nobody wanted to buy what I was selling.’
The meta implications of authors appearing in their TV and movie adaptations is staggering. In simply walking down the street for a brief moment in Mother Night, Kurt Vonnegut is saying "I, the humble Sad Man On Street, actually created this universe. And I have the power to destroy it!"
Not, like, out loud though. He just silently glances at the camera like a sad puppy. But you could tell he was thinking it.
Here are a few more times authors popped up on screen:
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Many allege Season Nine’s ‘The Principal and the Pauper’ is the exact moment the animated series jumped the shark. But its creator says those critics have it all wrong — including the man whose life he drew upon for the story of Principal Skinner’s true identity