Ted believes that the act of writing is beneath him, until he learns that some of the "big ones", such as Walter Cronkite, sometimes write their own copy. When Ted's attempt to emulate a "big one" has a less than positive response, Ted decides that he will sit in on a creative writing class. Unfortunately for Mary, the class that he chooses is the one she is taking. Ted thinks that he can breeze through the class on the strength of his news background, but finds that his first assignment is more difficult to write than he imagined. A day before the assignment is due and is to be read in front of the class, Ted has not even started and asks Mary to write his paper for him, which she refuses to do. But Ted will do anything to make himself look good in front of the class, even at the expense of a friend.
Did You Know?
The title is based upon the logical fallacy "two wrongs don't make a right," meaning that if someone does something wrong, that doesn't mean it's acceptable for another person to also do something wrong. See more
In the short story class, Ted reads his bogus story that he ripped off from Mary. Then when Mary gets up to take her turn, she begins to tell Ted off, but the bell rings to signal the end of the class. This would have made the class last a total of about three minutes. See more
Where do you get off changing Murray's copy?
It was flat, Lou! I didn't change the facts, I just jazzed up the language.
Jazzed up? Jazzed up? Ted, you do not change the wording of a direct quote. And I do not believe that the Queen of England calls the French Ambassador "The Dude from Frog Town."
Love Is All Around
Written and performed by Sonny Curtis See more