EVENTS UNFOLD OVER… An early-evening dinner
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THIS TIME: A struggling playwright reluctantly accepts a dinner invitation from a close friend and mentor he fears will be hitting him up for money—in fact, their mealtime conversation sparkles with wit and humor.
(APPROXIMATE) TIME THAT PASSES: Including Wallace Shawn hurrying to make the 7 p.m. reservation and his cab ride home after he and Andre close the restaurant (long after the other patrons have left): 6 HOURS
SEMI-RELEVANT FACTOIDS: Despite playing characters named after themselves, both Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn have emphatically stated they were not playing themselves. And of the many spoofs and parodies that naturally followed, perhaps the best was a gag in The Simpsons that shows über-dweeb Martin playing a My Dinner with Andre arcade game.
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