Sometimes you have the beginning of a cartoon, but the end takes a while to reveal itself.
I knew I wanted something with ‘Your 2:30 is here…” and I wanted the secretary to have that ‘you’re in trouble’ look on her face, but it took forever to find the last couple of words.
Some rejected endings include:
- …grovel for forgiveness.
- …try his best and ultimately fail.
- …waste everyone’s time.
- …sink or swim.
- …for the big reveal!
- …the poor guy.
- …that thing you’re going to spring on him.
I don’t know how ‘test your mettle’ won out exactly – but it just seemed like the best fit.