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When I am setting out to do something, I don't consider the state of the culture. I can't possibly conceive of what the most people are going to like. Honest to God, I write something that I like, that I think my friends would like and that I think my father would like, and I keep my fingers crossed that enough other people are going to like it that I can earn a living.
Many of his works contain references to the operas of Gilbert & Sullivan. In Malice
(1993), the doctor played by Alec Baldwin
boasts that he is "never, ever sick at sea", lyrics from "The HMS Pinafore". In The West Wing
(1999), Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe
) says that he was recording secretary of the Princeton Gilbert & Sullivan society, and many of the regular characters welcome Ainsley Hayes (Emily
'Walk and talks' (or 'pedeconferencing') where two characters have a conversation while walking together.