On weeks where they are feeling especially frustrated with Alan's dictatorial nature, Rob, Buddy and Sally type in disparaging remarks about Alan in their copy of the week's script, inking out those insults in the official copy that eventually goes to Alan. As they and Laura are in the office getting dressed to go to an opening night of a new play - tickets for which were provided by Alan - Sally comes to the realization that none of the three inked out the insults in this week's script that went to Alan. They feel they have no other choice but to try and break into Alan's office and retrieve the script, or else get fired after Alan reads it. With only Mac the night security man in the office, they think they have a good chance of breaking in. Breaking into Alan's office and actually finding the script are two totally separate tasks, each which may be equally difficult. But when they find out where the script is, they are sent on another quest, which may be a little more illegal in ... Written by
Did You Know?
This episode was inspired by writers Carl Kleinschmitt
and Dale McRaven
's own experiences writing for The Joey Bishop Show
(1961). Joey Bishop
could be very hard on the writers at times and they often added their insulting comments about Joey in the margins of their scripts. They would white them out before Bishop saw them. See more