The Mitchell and May (Pre-)Show

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“You’re looking at the wrong camera.”

“No, you are, May. I’m looking at camera B.”

“Camera A’s on first. Get a grip, Mitchell!”

“Camera B, May. Why are you wearing brown? I told you I was wearing brown today.”

“This? It’s more maroon than brown! Do I have to get you a color wheel? And go easy on the makeup. Good grief! Is that blush, Mitchell?”

So? What’s wrong with a little color?”

“Just feels like you’re auditioning for the Moulin Rouge, that’s all.”

The producer sighed. “More like the Punch and Judy show,” he mumbled in the control booth.

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47 thoughts on “The Mitchell and May (Pre-)Show”

    1. Dear Rochelle,

      Yours and Iain’s comments convince me that fiction may be closer to the truth, that it’s not all peaches and cream being in front of a camera for the 6 o’clock news. The curse of celebrity, perhaps, however limited locally!

      Aleichem shalom,


  1. Hee, I’m imagining them verbally fencing right up until they go live, being very professional and friendly, then going at it again as soon as the cameras are off 🙂


        1. And then end up in each other’s arms or murdering each other or both joining forces against the new kid in town. The plot would kind of write itself, wouldn’t it? 😀


  2. A few years ago on Australian news, the anchor got caught on air being catty because the reporter and a guest were wearing the same colour as her. Apparently, it’s a thing. I’d say your story rings true!

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