Hence the Writer's Guild's problem: It's hard to engender public sympathy when most of the stuff you're writing makes people turn their heads away from the TV screen in a mixture of embarrassment and pity. (Yes, I'm referring to "Back to You." Somewhere, Frasier Crane is turning over in his fictional sitcom grave.)
So here's what I propose as a reasonable settlement, in three easy steps:
- Take all the money;
- Give it to the people who write "The Office";
- That's it.