Well… dang it, this is a valid question. In the script we tried to write it so that you didn’t know what Mindy was doing for a few minutes; then you find out what she’s done. But sometimes you get into the editing room and realize don’t have the footage you need to make the idea work. We loved the idea of Mindy being smart and using the microwave, and didn’t want to cut it. But there was no way to make it work realistically. We couldn’t have the AB just stand there doing nothing for five minutes. And we hadn’t shot any other action to allow for the time really needed. So we had to go with what we had and hope no one would ask this question!!
Now, on big expensive movies you can go back and re-shoot scenes, or shoot new scenes to solve problems. But on our low budget, that was never an option. Most of the time our sets were torn down just days, or even hours, after we left a location. If we didn’t catch mistakes while we were shooting, we had to do the best we could in the editing room.
All excuses aside, I timed it, and the ham is in the microwave for almost FIVE whole seconds! So there!
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