So You Want To/Write a Very Special Episode
So you have a lesson that you want to teach your audience. Good for you! But before you do you might want to read this here page.
- 1 Necessary Tropes
- 2 Choices, Choices
- 3 Pitfalls
- 4 Potential Subversions
- 5 Writers' Lounge
- 6 Departments
- 7 Costume Designer
- 8 Extra Credit
The world is your oyster when it comes to Aesops but just in case you're not sure what you want to teach your audience check out our handy-dandy list of Stock Aesops.
Again, the world is your oyster, but make sure that whatever Aesop you pick doesn't get cancelled-out by your premise. Also, make sure that your series can deliver an Aesop that your intended audience can handle reasonably well.
Having your Very Special Episode take place in its original setting will drive your Aesop closer to home than if you change settings all of a sudden.
Make sure to have Aesop-related props nearby (car and booze for the drunk-driving episode etc.).