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  • Ashley Cimarolli

To Celebrate Labor Day WGA and SAG-Aftra Go Back to Work

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In a surprising turn of events, the WGA, the writer’s guild of America and SAG-Aftra, the screen actors guild and incredibly long acronym that should be shortened, go back to their jobs for one day only to celebrate Labor Day.

Without the writers and actors, we have become a nation in peril, frightened for the day when all television is written by AI, no one is happy, and Meryl Streep is a hollogram. Having been on strike for 125 days, the writers felt so inspired by everyone taking off work on Labor Day that they went right back to work.

They wanted to make up for lost time, so together they cranked out 478 completed new mini series’ and 1,356 movies in the course of one 9-5 shift. Now, it’s up to the editors to finish all the new projects and get the distributed.

Doily reporters visited the Rockefeller plaza and chatted with WGA President, Meredith Stiehm, who is quoted saying:

“It felt like the right thing to do… no one was working, that’s our thing! We figured we’d make a greater statement by simply… working!”

One 20 year old intern scab writer was thrown from the rooftop of the Rockefeller Plaza as the writers stormed back in, making all kids of ruckus.

“Honestly I really just wanted Stranger Things season 5 to start filming, so I took it upon myself to make that happen.” said the 20-year old nameless intern, picking up their own cold body fron the ground below the Plaza.

Once the clock struck 5pm, writers slammed down their computers and pens, papers strewn about, and stomped out of there in time for dinner, meditation, and sleep for 14 hours.

We can expect to see a boom in the television and movie business thanks to the WGA and SAG Aftra’s work on this historic Labor Day. Thank you for reviving us, even if it was just for one fleeting day.


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