There is skill to it. More importantly, it has to be joyful, effortless, fun. TV defeats it’s own purpose when it’s pushing an agenda, or trying to defeat other TV or being proud or ashamed of itself for existing. It’s TV, it’s comfort. It’s a friend you’ve known so well, and for so long you just let it be with you and it needs to be okay for it to have a bad day or phone in a day.
“Ok, ok. Now make them cry. But, ‘happy’ cry. Now make them all make fun of the blonde one. Now make them all do it on the table. I can’t believe you created a whole show for me! Now cancel it! Ok, now put it back on. Haha!”