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“Pubes” a TV comedy series. Call for ideas.

By Kerehona - 6 September 2011 91

PUBES is a mocumentary TV series I am developing which was inspried by the BBC Comedy Series the Office (starring Ricky Gervais), ABC TV’s Hollowmen and BBC Two’s People Like Us. Pubes is about public servants who are following their dreams, aspirations and creative ambitions outside of their usual public service role – and fail.

So far, some of the disillusioned characters I have that can potentially work could include an artist, singer songwriter, actor, cafe/restaurant owner, sportsperson or a filmmaker (like me – you have to write what you know about).

I find that some of the comments on RiotACT are extremely funny – I often find myself laughing out loud, so I’m throwing it out there for you all to contribute your quick wit and humour. If you have a typical public service story – such as an all staff meeting about cleaning the tea room (and a colleague asking if that they went to buy chux wipes, can they claim it on their tax?), or, organising a meeting to set a time for a meeting; or any other anecdote please contribute your ideas and experiences here!

Thanks alot.

K.

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“Pubes” a TV comedy series. Call for ideas.
Kerehona 2:20 pm 06 Sep 11

PBO said :

You should base it around the poor admin guy who has to know how to do everyone elses job but does not get paid the same. It could revolve around the bitterness they experience when they do not get promoted and the humorous revenge that they partake in.

That is a very good over-arching theme for one character! Thanks!

Kerehona 2:19 pm 06 Sep 11

Keijidosha said :

In before Dilbert plagiarism. (Be careful about crowdsourcing creative ideas.)

I haven’t read Dilbert

Kerehona 2:16 pm 06 Sep 11

Waiting For Godot said :

Why don’t you make it a tragi-comedy?

Include a storyline where a courier working in the Department of Defence wears a red nose on Red Nose Day and has somebody file an official complaint. The courier is then dragged through a two week investigation, interviews are held with everybody involved, the complaint is upheld, the courier is formally reprimanded and the incident is used as justification for annuling the courier’s appointment a few months later.

Hold on, that isn’t scriptwriter fantasy, that actually happened and the courier was me.

That’s a tragedy alright – Sorry to discover your story actually happened to you. But on the funny side, I can see (the character) in those investigative interviews still wearing the red nose.

Kerehona 2:11 pm 06 Sep 11

la mente torbida said :

this post makes me sad….
you have an idea to make a comedy series (based on…) but no ideas
pls correct me if i’m wrong

Sorry for bothering you – you’re indeed correct

Waiting For Godot 1:58 pm 06 Sep 11

Why don’t you make it a tragi-comedy?

Include a storyline where a courier working in the Department of Defence wears a red nose on Red Nose Day and has somebody file an official complaint. The courier is then dragged through a two week investigation, interviews are held with everybody involved, the complaint is upheld, the courier is formally reprimanded and the incident is used as justification for annuling the courier’s appointment a few months later.

Hold on, that isn’t scriptwriter fantasy, that actually happened and the courier was me.

PBO 1:52 pm 06 Sep 11

You should base it around the poor admin guy who has to know how to do everyone elses job but does not get paid the same. It could revolve around the bitterness they experience when they do not get promoted and the humorous revenge that they partake in.

Ex Warrior 1:35 pm 06 Sep 11

Funniest PS moment to date, going around ‘the team’ to see wtf everyone has been up to and the young lady explains she’s been busy writing procedures on how to write procedures!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ABC129 1:30 pm 06 Sep 11
Gershwin 1:24 pm 06 Sep 11

DermottBanana said :

Wasn’t it Sir Humphrey Appleby who said that the civil service is entirely bereft of humour?

I fail to see the humour in that.

Boom-tish.

DermottBanana 1:18 pm 06 Sep 11

Wasn’t it Sir Humphrey Appleby who said that the civil service is entirely bereft of humour?

la mente torbida 1:11 pm 06 Sep 11

this post makes me sad….
you have an idea to make a comedy series (based on…) but no ideas
pls correct me if i’m wrong

poisonivy 1:07 pm 06 Sep 11

Oh, and coaching. Don’t forget coaching – the comic possibilities are endless there.

poisonivy 1:06 pm 06 Sep 11

Consider an alpaca breeder, a winemaker, an olive grower a truffle farmer – all rich pickings as alternate careers for public servants.

Hank 1:00 pm 06 Sep 11

Firstly well done, I think this has the potential to be a very funny series.
I think there was a story here on Riot about public servants leaving to try their hand (so to speak) at running an adult parlour, then failing.

Keijidosha 12:40 pm 06 Sep 11

In before Dilbert plagiarism. (Be careful about crowdsourcing creative ideas.)

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