John and Craig look at phrases that have been banned from comedy writing rooms, and more generally why making a list of what you will never do can help you figure out what you should do.
We also answer listener questions about character names, life rights and sticking to a genre.
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UPDATE 12-08-16: The transcript of this episode can be found here.