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|CREATORS OF RFR INTERVIEW
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TV Guide Online: When you sat down to create Radio Free Roscoe, who did you hope
would be watching?
Will: We wrote it for anybody who A) loves radio and B) felt like they needed a
voice. And considering the state of affairs when you're in ninth grade, it felt
like that pretty much added up to about everybody.
TVGO: What do you remember of ninth grade?
Will: It's a tough time. You go from being on top of things to being at the
low-rung of the totem pole. These kids are typical of almost everyone I knew,
where you're kind of like in the middle and not quite sure how to be heard. It's
just easier not to do anything. Eventually, you find a voice, but you feel kind
TVGO: How important is it that the kids are anonymous on the radio each day?
Will: If anybody knew that they were just ninth graders, they wouldn't be taken
seriously. But the mystery and the power of not knowing who they are, I think,
gives them strength to reach out past people who ordinarily might not listen to
Douglas: And also, it's just liberating to have that anonymity. It lets them be
themselves on the air.
TVGO: In your minds, how many of the three boys are secretly in love with Lily?
Will: Robbie is probably the one that considers her in the most platonic way.
Wouldn't you say?
Will: The other two have their deep-seated and not so deeply seated affections
Douglas: That ongoing crush, the unrequited romance, between Ray and Lily, I
think that has been going on forever and it is going to continue. The
Travis-Lily thing will definitely have some real fireworks there.
TVGO: Which of you guys had the real-life Lily in your lives when you were in
Will: (Laughs) You know, I think it's something like we always wished we had.
They're at that age where you've been friends for life and suddenly you start
getting these other, squishier kinds of feelings. I really do connect with that
feeling of having a friend, who you took a bath with when you were five-years
old, and suddenly one day, you look at them and you're like, "Hmm."
TVGO: How is that you guys can tap into this so fluidly? What was it about your
high school experience, or the way that your brain works, that allows you to use
this as a resource?
Will: I think what really bonded Doug and I on this idea was, we are huge fans
of music, and we look at these kids as, in a way, being in a band. I mean, they
are on a radio station, but in our mind, it is a punk band for kids, like your
typical four-person line-up in a band. All these bands that we like, we think of
them as being against the world and their music is kind of the way that they
fight back, or speak out.
TVGO: So what is this show really about?
Douglas: These 14-year-old kids are asking are questions that, as you get older,
maybe you forgot, or maybe you don't really bother to ask anymore. But I think
they are questions about life that never change. Our kids have a chance to ask
them and explore them and I think it is kind of universal that way.
Will: Even though these kids are rebelling, they are doing so in a way that I
think is about truth and virtue. And the fight that they are fighting is always
the good fight.
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