The Pretender Episode Guide
A trip down memory lane.
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In their infinite wisdom (at least that’s the way they see it) NBC refused to allow us to film the script slotted for this episode. They had their reasons for not allowing us to film that episode in season one, and we can differ on whether it was the right or wrong thing to do, but all that being said they didn’t decide not to let us film that show until three days before it was to begin prepping.
Thus we found ourselves pulling what is known in college as the all-nighter — for three nights in a row. And not being one’s to hog the misery we decided to share the fun with Tommy Thompson. And thank God we did. The three of us broke the story and wrote the script in three days and it turned out to be not only a very good episode with a great takedown in the gas chamber but it also solidified Tommy Thompson as an indisputable member of the Pretender core.
The Monopoly runner was particularly inspired and stands out as one of the more whacked out practical jokes Jarod played on Miss Parker and the gang during season one.
The script originally planned for this slot was later revised, filmed and aired as the season premiere of season 3 the episode called CRAZY. It was one of our best and we still don’t understand why NBC wouldn’t let us do it in season one – but then again, their wisdom is infinite.
Little Known Fact:
The script originally planned for this slot was later revised, filmed and aired as the season premiere of season 3 the episode called CRAZY.