Here’s a little back story to these two scripts. During the recording of the “TV” episode of the Mark Forward Podcast we talked about the 80’s TV show “Manimal” (Manimal is an American action–adventure television series created by Glen A. Larson and Donald R. Boyle, that ran on NBC from September 30 to December 17, 1983. The show centers on the character Dr. Jonathan Chase (Simon MacCorkindale), a shape-shifting man who can turn himself into any animal he chooses.)
We began to joke about how it would be funny if Manimal was a typical family man who solved crimes and could turn into animals but he also had a family life as an animal. Thus began the scripts of “Family Manimal”
These are not great pieces of writing.