People don't really have a relationship with great writing or great production or great art direction or great direction. They just sort of admire it.
I know this is going to sound very self-serving, and I apologize for it, but if you can write comedy, you can pretty much write anything, because it's the hardest. It's the most technically demanding, the most precisely evaluated form of writing. People know if it works or not. There's a big button marked 'fail,' and that's when nobody laughs.
I can't see what's wrong about assuming intelligence in your audience and what's bad news about being rewarded for assuming that.
I absolutely love television, and I don't mean to be vulgar, but as I keep having to explain to people from the movie industry, I get more power and more money doing television, so why on earth would I do a film?
Richard von Weizsaecker