At my first San Diego Comic-Con, I had the great fortune of interviewing Thunder Levin, screenwriter of the glorious Sharknado franchise.
I met Richard Dreyfuss this morning — he’s never heard of it. I walked up and said "Hi, I wrote Sharknado!" He said, "What’s Sharknado!" I said, it’s a silly movie about sharks falling from the sky.
You should have said, "It’s a vast improvement on the idea of Jaws."
I said we paid homage to Jaws. Then we started talking about history — apparently he was going to be going on Fox News explaining American history to right-wingers who don’t quite get it.
That’s doing the Lord’s work, explaining history on Fox News.
I didn’t know he was such a big history buff. And I’ve actually written a movie trilogy that’s sort of about the American revolution, and I wanted to talk to him about it. But he had to go on TV.