If it all ends with the 5’6” Zucker finally breaking down in tears and saying, “Conan was 6’4”, even then! He always got the girl! And he thought he was so funny!” the film version of it all becomes inevitable.
I was reminded of all this after seeing Adam Braff last night, one of the few times I have since many years ago when he was working at the Brown Daily Herald and I’d recently edited the comedic and sometimes libertarian-sounding Brown Film Bulletin. Now, he consults for a gigantic, well-known bank and I just make fun of the government and people who claim household cleansers cause leukemia. Some things change after college, but not all that much.