25 02 2013
Live Show: Mental Hospital Sit-com
From the brain of Samson comes a new and incredibly complex comedy drama.
The Show is called “Institutionalized.”
What is the show about? — Mr. Smith finds out about the funny side of his new position as the senior custodian at a mental hospital with the help of a long time resident Mr. Doe who becomes his friend.
The show is filmed as a Multi-cam comedy. A cross between the classic early 90s Drama sit-com like Full House or Family Matters and standard dramas like House M.D.
My show would support very broad demographics since it will include aspects of both sexes, many American cultures, and be in English (and might as well throw in SAP). Age is the only demographic that will most likely be limited. It will be unlikely that children will watch, but if its age appropriate content then it is possible. Seniors may enjoy a situation comedy about folks they may know and may be enticed to watch.
Since there is alot of room to go with this idea it was not too difficult to come up with ideas for episodes.
1)Mr. Smiths first day- how he becomes the custodian at such a place. He also meets his first patient Mr. Doe and becomes friends with him.
2)Mr. Smith finds out that Mr. Doe is a part of a clique of patients and joins in.
3)Mr. Smith takes the night shift and finds out about the night life in the hospital.
4)Mr. Doe gets into “trouble” with other custodians and Mr. Smith has to play his cards right not to ruin his friendship or a pleasant workplace.
5a)Mr. smith gets diagnosed as crazy by the doctors because he is hanging around mr. doe so much. -or- 5b)we find out that the whole story was all in mr. smith’s head, and really it is Mr. Smith who is crazy (see shutter island).
My sets would not be very complicated. Most mental asylums are very mildly colored as to keep the patients calm. Most episodes the hallways would look something like this:
in certain episodes- if there is a twist- a may make the hall look like this:
Some rooms for added flavor and a classic psychiatric ward feel would be padded and all white but regular rooms would be the norm- for ex:
In short the color scheme would be white to a deep tan or light brown with some blues and greens for comfort. Something like this but with more blue: