TV Jobs That Look Easy*
Have you ever thought that TV characters make their jobs look really easy? Here we are, stuck in the real world, thinking life is all about earning enough money to pay the bills. We’ve got it all wrong, people! We need to learn a thing or two from this lot:
Roxy Mitchell (EastEnders) – Pub Manager: Running a pub in a soap opera couldn’t be simpler; just shout at people a lot, utter the phrase “geddowdamypub!” every-so-often and you’re a seasoned pro. You can even juggle running a busy pub with motherhood. Just plonk your baby in a cot upstairs all day. In soap world, the tot miraculously never needs attention. Your bar also never needs a stock-take or a barrel change. It’s so easy I could do it in my sleep.
Will Schuester (Glee) – Teacher: Let’s face it, if you’re job was to sing your favourite pop hits with a bunch of over-enthusiastic students all day, life would be breezy. If this is what teaching is like, I’m signing up for a PGCE right now…
Joey Tribianni (Friends) – Actor: Apparently, you can survive being a terrible actor who only gets the odd role now and again as long as you have friends that will pay your way. Simples! Chandler not only fed Joey but apparently paid his rent too. How cushy!
Charlie Harper (Two and a Half Men) – Jingle Writer: Take note, if you write a jingle that is successful enough, you will never have to work again! When was the last time you saw Charlie actually doing any work? Sitting by a piano, waiting for inspiration to strike whilst downing endless cups of coffee? Not Charlie! Just one hit and a life of leisure awaits.
Chris Turk (Scrubs) – Surgeon: If Turk can be Sacred Heart’s Chief Surgeon anyone can be Sacred Heart’s Chief Surgeon. I mean, he’s all smiles and even has time to be funny and bromantic with J.D. He’s also not the sharpest tool in the box, so one can only conclude that getting through Medical School is a doddle.
Louie Spence (Pineapple Dance Studios) – Artistic Director: Being a Director of one of London’s major dance studios apparently involves pirouetting and flat-backing your way around the place and occasionally picking up dog poo from fire escapes. It looks like fun if you’re supple enough (even the poo bit).
Jules Cobb (Cougar Town) – Estate Agent: Don’t worry about showing people around properties, or monthly targets, or anything really. If you’re an estate agent in Cougar Town you only have to deal with clients once in a blue moon. The rest of the time you’re free to take a ride with the top down and your girlfriends in tow. Not only can you mosey around in the sunshine all day but you also earn enough to afford a luxury property by the ocean, despite having a dead-beat husband who doesn’t contribute to the upbringing of your child. Paradise!
*Of course, TVGuide.co.uk does not in any way presume these careers are actually as easy as they’re made out to be. Television is deluded.