Producer's Blog

WWHL's Segment Producer relives this week's maddness. 

on Aug 2, 20120

Dear Internet, it’s me, Zara. I’m new around here. I joined the WWHL team back in January once America demanded more Housewivery in late night and the show was bumped up to five nights a week. More shows means more hands needed to crank the great TV machine, and I joined the show as a Segment Producer, along with my colleague, Melissa.

Now, what is a Segment Producer, you might ask? I am one of the people who pitches and produces ideas for everything you see in the show –- Here’s What’s, Plead the Fifths, games, reasons to involve a live baby animal on the show... you get the idea. Once a guest is booked, I’ll read through the research lovingly crafted by Christie and Megan to try and shape the nuggets they find into delicious television morsels. Or, I bang my head against my computer keyboard until puns come out.

Which brings me to one of the best parts of my job: THE PUNS. I come up with the puns. Massive amounts of puns. It is Mad Max: Beyond Punderdome around here. Yes, that is a pun about how many puns there are. (You’re welcome.) When I arrived at the show, I quickly learned that the key to any successful game was in its title. I heard the legend of Caissie’s genius title for a game with Hoda Kotb -– “Hodalee Hee Hoo” -– and dreamed of reaching such heights of pun-ditry myself. So, I threw in with the best of them: Our Gayvorite Things, Getting Quizzy With It, Pup Quiz, and my magnum opus, Coco-T or Coco-A. See, mom, it’s almost like grad school!

2 comments
kentuckygirl
kentuckygirl

I am a big fan of WWHL and I have enjoy all guests until the other night with Nancy Grace. She is such a stick in the mud.... George is a mess but she should not have come out fighting another guest on the show. She is so full of herself I quit watching her show along time ago and she does not fit your fun Club House atmoshpere! Aviva and George where very gracious when she went on and stayed on her soap box! She was rude as always!

poolsideandhappy
poolsideandhappy

Josh Flagg and the pepper brought tears to my eyes! Funniest thing I've seen on WWHL!!! Love all of the puns!