You’re probably wondering how much of the story this TV guy is telling is true.
Some of it is.
There were a few curiously fake details, though.
He wants you to believe that he went to a restaurant, was nice to a few people, and then went home.
He wants you to believe that he got home at a reasonable hour on a work night, and then hurt himself the following morning.
No. He went out drinking for several hours after the restaurant. And he didn’t just get drunk.
He got falling-down drunk.
In fact, he was out partying until approximately 3:00 am.
He hurt himself as soon as he got home.
And he didn’t trip over any object except his own two drunken feet.
Nice of him to throw a little shade at his wife’s choices, though.
He went to the hospital as soon as it happened. Just after 3:00 am.
Why the lies?
Because the network really, really wants you to think he is a nice, likeable, responsible guy who just had an unlucky accident at a reasonable hour.
They don’t want you to know that he is actually a falling-down-drunk-at-3:00-am-on-a-work-night, tripping-over-his-own-feet, alcoholic, fucked-up mess.
So they are mopping up this mess… and making contingency plans for the next event.