So I’ve got this idea for a sitcom once ‘Two and a Half Men’ mercifully folds.
This 20-something kid, former football player, all-state wrestler, gets one of the plumb coaching jobs in the state at Southington. To help him out we’ll bring in his dad — a hellraiser in his day (we swear!) — and they try to build a championship team together. The kid’s the boss, but, see, he’s gotta deal with his dad’s (um… ego? stretch) as they navigate the 2011 season and try to win that trophy together.
Throw in a crazy next-door neighbor from the old town to help, a bunch of football players, their parents and (BAM!) you’ve got yourself a sitcom!
Think ‘Coach’ meets ‘Frasier’ meets ‘The Odd Couple’ (sorta).
Cue the campy music.
We’ll call it: ‘Meet the Drurys’
Whaddya think? Have we got a deal?
OK, so you’ll get no ego from great, former Pomperaug coach Chuck Drury. But, man, he’s full of great one-liners. Great delivery. Great timing. Perfect foil for our straight man, Southington coach Mike Drury.
And you’ll loooooove assistant coach John Periera as the crazy neighbor. He’ll mix things up a bit.
You can get an episode out of every kid on that team, too. All kinds of stories.
It’s gold, Jerry. Gold!
(Sorry, I couldn’t get this idea out of my head when I watched this video posted by the Record-Journal of Meriden yesterday.
No, this is NOT the pilot. But fine work from RJ’s Sarah Nathan.
Aside. For all of you Pomperaug fans out there, this has gotta be bittersweet. It’s like somebody else is taking your car for a drive, yeah?