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The 2020 Paper Team Holiday Special (PT202)

Alex and Nick celebrate the end of 2020 by taking a look back at the year for Paper Team and TV writing, plus celebrating our fans and announcing our 2021 plans for the podcast.

What were the most popular and discussed episodes of Paper Team in 2020? Did we hit our 2020 goals for the podcast? What were our favorite shows, movies, music, books of the year? What are our 2021 Paper Team goals? What virtual gifts did Alex and Nick get each other?


1 – Paper Team Shout-outs (00:00:47)
2 – Paper Team 2020: A year in review (00:02:30)
4 – Best of 2020: TV, episodes, movies, music, books (00:13:39)
5 – Paper Team Goals for 2021 and Gift Exchange (00:50:02)


2020 TV Writing Program Updates – CBS/NBC/WB (PT176)
Nickelodeon Animation Writing Program ft. Katherine Wells – Inside the TV Writing Programs (PT179)
TV Pilot 301: Scope, Beginnings, and Ends (PT184)
Tips and Tricks for the TV Industry (PT171)
Showrunning Duncanville & The Simpsons ft. Mike Scully (PT172)
COVID-19 and Hollywood: How We Adapt (PT177)
Tell Us About Yourself: Crafting the Personal Pitch (PT165)
The Mandalorian
Baron Noir
The Good Place
How to With John Wilson
Harley Quinn (TV Series)
Love on the Spectrum
The Voice Australia
“What I Know” (The Boys – 2×08)
“One” (I Know This Much Is True – 1×01)
“Whenever You’re Ready” (The Good Place – 4×13)
“And The Pandemmy Goes To…” (Happy Endings Special)
“The View from Halfway Down” (BoJack Horseman – 6×15)
“On the Run” (What We Do in the Shadows – 2×06)
Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun
The Chase
“Something For Kate” by The Modern Medieval
“Punisher” by Phoebe Bridgers
The Invisible Man (2020 Film)
Happiest Season
Hamilton (2020 Film)
“Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller
“The Dynasty” by Jeff Benedict
The Paper Team 200th Episode Special (PT200)
Being a Black Writer in Hollywood ft. WGAW Committee of Black Writers Chairs (PT181)
How to Give Script Notes (PT196)
TV Staffing vs. TV Selling (PT182)
10 Myths About TV Writing (PT195)
10 Myths About the TV Business (PT197)
Less TV, Less Opportunity (PT186)
TV Writing Incubators and the Evolution of Access (PT125)
Knowing Your Worth as an Assistant: Expectations, Opportunities, and Negotiations (PT168)
Baba Is You
King Pins

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Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.

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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson

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