They’re not green. And depending on the show, are barely a room. Some qualify as out-right closets with a good stash of candy, soda, and wheat thins. Oh, there’s also a mirror. And a tv set. And a producer hanging out in the doorway making awkward conversation, holding a release. When you walk towards the set, you may or may not pass by the most recent American Idol cast off, who will wave and grimace as his handlers push him forward down the long, snaking hallway. The audience is crazy. The hosts have piled on make-up, big teeth and plastic smiles. Everything goes fast fast fast. Everyone giggles, struggling in their seats, wishing and hoping and waiting for something funny to happen so they can finally laugh.
But you know you’ve made it when there’s wheat thins.