Singer-songwriter John Mayer has come up with his own solution/punishment for Isaiah Washington in regards to his use of a homophobic slur towards his co-star TR Knight:
Make Washington's character, Dr. Burke, gay.
"What better way for an actor to get to the roots of his discrimination than by portraying the very the subject of his own ire for the remainder of his contract? That'll learn ya!"
And have him come out on Frasier Crane's radio show!
Sorry, I'm so selfish.
Does this suggestion by Mayer remind anybody else of the "Twilight Zone" movie? I'm thinking of the story with Vic Morrow, as the bigot who ends up as the various ethnic types he used to belittle.
Of course, in the real world, Vic Morrow (one of my favorite actors, thanks to 'Combat!') lost his life filming that movie when a helicopter fell on him and two small girls during a scene.
You can't have that kind of resolution if ABC and Shonda Rhimes decide to get rid of his character permanently - 'ER' might have something to say about plagiarism.
Dropping a helicopter on a doctor? Been there, done that.
But maybe they should drop him into some kind of high-speed rotary blade that cuts him up into itty-bitty bite-sized chunks.
Know what you'd have then?
Thank you! I'll be here all week!