"The gate is good" is old-school phrase used when wrapping a shot and last night I had the pleasure to shoot a scene for Perfect Couples. It's a new show in development for NBC and as such it hasn't been dropped into the schedule yet. It might be a mid-season replacement, it might be a winter lead-in -- that's for the Scheduling Barons to decide.
So I can't tell you when to watch, but rest assured, I will. You'll have to put your Patience Hat on, because this scene was for episode 10.
It was a great experience. The whole process was smooth, from the audition with Susie Farris (who cast my favorite comedy of the year) to getting on set and working with Kyle Bornheimer who was cool, approachable, and professional. The crew, from the director on down, made it a easy, welcoming environment to work in.
It always feels like that comes off as a bit of trite and shameless kowtowing, but for one: it's all true, and second: I know it's not always like that. And there's nothing tougher to do than to try to create comedy when people are uptight, don't get along, or are dealing with a hostile set.
So, I'm grateful to have had the opportunity. Hopefully there are more to follow.
-Tom, who has a Patience Hat that's a little snug, but it's better than wearing my Impatience Sweater, which is really itchy.