Top 5 things you say when you forget your lines on the set of Fox's 24 (a list some coworkers and I came up with):
- We don't have time!!!
- I understand how you must feel, but I need you to concentrate...
- I'll open a socket. (note: As a computer professional, that makes no sense whatsoever)
- I'll set up a protocol. (note: what the hell does that even mean? By season 4 I was damn sure the writers were just making up cool words to use)
- (...don't say anything, just hang up the phone - because the first unbreakable rule of 24 is that you never, ever, never ever ever say "bye" when you want to end a call)
Don't get me wrong, 24 rocks my world, but... it's a strange experience to glorify the state's worst tendencies. Let's just say I don't consider Jack Bauer a nice guy. It's kinda of like watching Star Wars and rooting for the Empire.
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