Watch The Credits
TV shows and movies were an important part of my childhood. My parents ALWAYS let me stay up for the Oscars. They made sure I did my research by taking me to as many of the movies as possible. Back in the day of the movie, Fame, I was enthralled with the performances for Best Song. Now, not so much. I have to admit I am very excited to see Billy Crystal host again!
The movie watching routine with my family went something like this: I was ready to bolt for the nearest exit after the last word was spoken. My parents, however, remained in their seats, riveted, watching the credits.
As I got older, I started to appreciate the importance of the credits. These people worked hard on this project and this was their moment in the spotlight.
I wonder how many people actually do look at the credits for a TV show or movie.
Early on, when my brother was trying to break into the TV writing business, I would have my bowl of popcorn on my lap, bracing myself to see his name pop up after one of his first shows. I was so impressed that you could get someone coffee and your name would appear on TV! Granted, if you blinked, you’d miss it but it was pretty cool! As soon as the name flashed, the phone would ring and it would be one of my parents. In unison, we would ask each other, “Did you see it?!”
As the years rolled by, the font size in his name increased, along with his responsibilities and his name has moved from the end of the show to the beginning.
Tomorrow night, his latest effort debuts on Disney XD at 7:30pm CST. It’s called Lab Rats and stars one of my fellow high school graduates, Hal Sparks. If you have kids, like special effects or are just intrigued, please watch the show. It’s a finely written show! I thought it was about biology class and rats. ICK! Like I want to watch a bunch of rodents? Luckily, I was way wrong! Here’s a preview.
When you do watch it, remember to watch those credits! You never know, you may know someone who put some hard work into those movies or TV shows!