So...Did You Know...?
- Larke Miller, the original Eleanor, really was supposed to come back. Martha and company had every intention of working her into the series in some capacity, hence the several references to her early on. By they time they were ready to bring her back in, however, she had signed on to another show, thus Eleanor became free to take on a new, and perhaps in the end more meaningful, identity.
- Lane Edwards was NOT supposed to play Lester Kimsicle---Let that sink in for a second. In an unexpected twist, Martha actually had a comedian in mind to fill the One In A Million role. By the time they went to do the table read, however, the first man slated to play Kimsicle was offered a role on Broadway, which, of course, Martha told him to take. Lane Edwards sat in during the table read, and the rest is history. Also, I think Martha is well aware of our obsession with Kimsicle, which could be enough to bring him back at some point.
- The closest Martha has ever come to breaking the "fourth wall" on the show was as the anchor reporting on 9/11 in The Edge of Forever. Martha only did that as a last-minute production need. So for anyone hoping she might write in a love interest for Papa O'Toole that she would also play, that probably won't happen...
Pretty cool, huh? It really does take a lot of little miracles to make this show happen. I, for one, wouldn't have it any other way.