I swear I’ll keep this brief and I’m not sure what the point in even blogging about this is other than my nose isn’t brown enough. I also want to point out that not all celebrities are assholes unwilling to give back to their fanbase.

I didn’t find out about this until Monday, but It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor Glenn Howerton posted this on his Twitter back in March:

glenn howerton


Read the last one. It’s the most relevant.

Basically he’s soliciting different screenplays, television pilots, and I’m sure he will not turn down nude photographs of women although he did not state it would increase chances, but I have no doubt it would. If you don’t know the story of how It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia got started, it was basically based on a short video made by the cast. Danny Devito somehow discovered it and the rest as they say is a much more interesting and incestuous way than most television shows are created, in-house and remade from unoriginal ideas.

Mr. Howerton went on to answer different questions on his Twitter account, at one point saying that this is not a contest, it’s a “call to arms” and that “everyone just needs a way in.” Of course I emailed something almost immediately (he set up an email address for this to save trees) and now I play the waiting game hoping that I at least hear back.  A “quit now while you can still waste your time on something else” would be as helpful as a “this is amazing.”

This is one of many things I’ve been entering/submitting to in recent days. I entered two things back at the end of February. That contest closes submissions on Monday. There’s another contest that opens on Monday. This contest I entered the last two years with no luck. Then there’s an internship I applied for which I have the least amount of faith in because you needed to include a resume. Whenever I have to include my resume for anything I feel like I’m telling people not to pick me. What age is it acceptable to travel around the country robbing banks and becoming a national hero? I feel like I’m getting close.

But thanks Glenn Howerton for not being a megadouche and instead at least attempting to pay it forward and give other people an opportunity to one day, like Zach Braff, take advantage of their fans.

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Season 5 New York Premiere - Arrivals

(Normally I’d be jealous of Mr. Glenn here, but he seems like a nice guy so I shall contain my jealous rage and save it for someone more deserving)

  1. Lily says:

    Very cool! I hope they contact you. Wouldn’t that just be the best feeling? I feel like if you keep on keepin on. Keep writing your ideas down, you’ll eventually hear back from someone. Don’t worry. It will all work out someday. And maybe this will be the time! Always best to be optimistic about these things. It’s like willing it to happen.

    • Mooselicker says:

      You’re just worried about me robbing your bank aren’t you?

      I think the worst thing with any of this stuff is not knowing how far off you are. For all I know they guffaw at the horribleness or I may just miss it. I can comfortably say this stuff is better than anything I’ve submitted in the past, especially since the two people I had read the one thing I’m particularly proud of did it in one sitting which they had never done before. Thanks for the support though! I really just want to do DVD commentary more than anything else.

  2. The Waiting says:

    We have been going through a marathon run of It’s Always Sunny for the last week or so. Your work really fits in with the kind of stuff they do! I hope you hear back from them. The hotel I used to work at in Chicago just had a pop-in from Danny Devito. Totally unrelated, but you know. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151593528190865&set=a.10151132750640865.482281.184660170864&type=1&theater

    • Mooselicker says:

      Danny Devito just gets cooler and cooler. I’ve always respected famous people who took time for fans. Maybe someday I’ll be popping into hotels and having people ask for my picture? Nah. I’ll aim lower.

  3. Addie says:

    Oh! So exciting!! Let us know how it goes, I’ll have my fingers crossed for your success, which I know will be coming your way.

  4. Tim, this is very cool. I didn’t know you submitted this type of work. I’m impressed and hope something good happens for you soon from all your hard work.

  5. You are always ready to be the moral compass…

  6. breezyk says:

    Very cool! good luck!

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