Sutherland Weston functioned with mary Hartt to craft the “Real Mainers” radio and also television campaign for Dysart’s Restaurant and Truck avoid in 2012. The campaign featured true customers share what lock love ~ above Dysart’s menu, and each commercial finishing with Dysart’s simple, and very “reminiscent that home” contact to action: come eat!

That September, mary asked united state to script and also storyboard a commercial showing the “real Mainers” cast enjoy Dysart’s chicken pot pie.

You are watching: Baked in a buttery flaky crust

I’d consumed much more than a few chicken pot pies native Dysart’s (I have the phone call numbers for both Dysart’s locations stored on my phone) for this reason describing the dish wasn’t a challenge.

“Pulled chicken,” “fork tender veggies,” and also “mmm-good gravy.” I maybe risked false claims of plagiarism native Campbell Soup’s “mmm mmm good,” but I seek a description for the gravy.

And the crust? that is “buttery.” and also “flaky,” also as I challenged the auto-correct assertion that the word is no spelled f-l-a-k-e-y. Therefore, “baked in a buttery, flaky crust” helped complete the script on October 1st, 2012.

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The actors was set to incorporate a very great friend Paul Tormey of Orrington (representing “dad” and his then man Bapst High School-attending “son” Michael.

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Also, a young lady Bre Clement, now Bre Walker.

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Representing kids, two youngsters native the Dysart family, Jordan and Emily.

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Jordan’s acting career was short lived

And to represent Maine’s senior citizens, Sonya and also Jack Palmer.

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The superstars!

Based on previous filmings, ns made a keep in mind that, once assigning “who’d say what lines,” ns should offer Jack the less complicated ones.

I lost that note. Somewhere.

We scheduled filming for Monday October 29th.

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You’ll note that Elizabeth, the Sutherland that Sutherland Weston and my wife, had plans to satisfy Tanya in ~ the gym that afternoon.

My partner Adam and also I landed on 2:00 pm to scout and set up. Sonya and also Jack arrived early, took their seats, and also we started filming at 2:49 pm.

On paper, it looked choose it can take Jack and also Sonya, maybe, five minutes.

It take it closer to 45.

The fault was mine. I’d lost my “don’t offer Jack the ‘buttery, flaky’ line note.

Precisely what I’d operated to avoid from happening, happened.

https://youtu.be/DIrQ9ilL8aw

Paul and also Michael, Bre, and also Jordan and Emily to be truly enjoy it the moment patiently wait for your scenes. Ns recall phoning Elizabeth and also apologizing that she can have come skip the gym to pick up sons native school because we were running late.

What’s no widely known is that Sonya did speak “baked in a buttery flaky crust” in her an initial attempt, but, perhaps worn down from coaching Jack, she didn’t smile. We essential a 2nd take. That’s when she flubbed her line and howling laughter to fill the restaurant.

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The final version that what we’d scripted because that a commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcz0aWwetOI

was eclipsed by what Sutherland Weston reworked for television and also social media.