BY ZHUBIN PARANG for McSweeney's
Writing an original sitcom is an exhilarating but challenging endeavor, one that will test your skills in character creation, plot development, and comedic vision. So let's start by tackling the most important part: writing the scene where your sexy female lead is caught naked.
It is no accident that this scene is ubiquitous in sitcoms. Television reflects life, and being trapped nude in public is a near-daily occurrence for a sexy female, whether she is waving to a cute boy on the beach just as a wave rips off her bikini top, or undressing at home just as all her friends leap into the room for a surprise party. Your sexy female lead must have similar experiences, or else the character will be dismissed as an unrelatable caricature.