Hey, remember when I gave Carlos Mencia a hard time for stealing other peoples’ jokes? Well, tonight my friend put on season 4 of Mr. Show with Bob and David and a little sketch called ‘The Wishing Well” came up.
“Say Eric, didn’t you just write a story called ‘The Wishing Well’?”, you ask.
Why yes, I did, dear reader. 9 Years ago, Bob and David did a sketch about a scam artist with an indoor wishing well who charges people money to use it. Which is basically the plot of the story below.
I feel really stupid. But, I actually don’t feel like a hypocrite, because I’ve said all along that people are sometimes unconsciously influenced by other work. In my case, I must have watched this sketch while I was falling asleep, because I swear to God, I felt like this was my idea, which it clearly is not.
I apologize. I am stupid. I saw something in a state of half-consciousness and I mistakenly thought that I dreamed it.
Mr. Show with Bob and David is the best sketch comedy show ever. Bar none. I am in awe of how funny this show is and I am mortified and embarrassed that I would rip them off.
I’m actually a little disappointed that nobody who read this caught it. I know a lot of people come to this site from bobanddavid.com, so what’s the deal?
One final thing: I am leaving the story up because to take it down seems like I’m trying to hide this, or sweep it under the rug. I’m not. I fucked up.