I was going to write a ponderous lot of waffle today, wondering inarticulately if The Office, Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn 99, and The Good Place all share a fictional universe. Would it be called the Schurniverse?
And then I saw this.
That’s a clip from One Tree Hill, a show I have never seen, created by Mark Schwahn, which ran for nine seasons on The WB and The CW.
I have no context for this scene, nor do I want any.
Apparently the director of this episode is supposed to be the inspirtation for Crazy Joe Davola on Seinfeld.
Which weirdly brings us back to Michael Schur, the co creator, creator, and executive producer of the show listed above.
It’s the undisputed champion of out-of-context TV scenes. Why is there a dog in the waiting room? Why, when the heart comes tumbling out onto the floor, does literally nobody move? And why, in the name of all that is holy, does [Chad Michael Murray] look at [Paul Johansson] with a look on his face that seems to say, “I told you so”?https://news.avclub.com/the-story-behind-one-tree-hill-s-infamous-scene-of-a-do-1798264929