Megan — Did you pick the Betelgeuse (Beetlejuice) reference up as a fan of Season 1 and help carry it through to its conclusion? Harmon seems to credit you for that particular slowburning joke.
Megan Ganz: We had the word “Beetlejuice” in #304, originally, (in the little speech the security guard gives Chang about the thing, the arm thing, the parking lot thing, with the stripes…) and one morning I realized that was the second time we had used that word. We also used it in the Bottle Episode. So I came in and jokingly warned Dan during our morning meeting, that the show had said Beetlejuice twice and we had better be careful. Then he out-nerded me by remembering that it was said once in first season (by Prof. Slater). We had the idea to take it out of 304 and put it in the Halloween episode, so we could have him make an appearance.
Perhaps not as impressive as planning it for three years, but come on. Have you ever heard a writing staff more nerdy about their own show?