Before They Were Stars: Jim Parsons in “Blitt Happens”

Would you feel compelled to watch a pilot starring the guy who wrote The Ringer? Well, neither did anyone else. Blitt Happens was a 2003 television pilot starring screenwriter Ricky Blitt as himself, a struggling writer who finds sudden success when Cameron Diaz loves one of his scripts. Since Blitt was good friends with the Farrelly brothers, they directed this pilot and Cameron Diaz appeared as herself. As you can see from these clips, nothing about Ricky Blitt screamed “T.V. star”, so not surprisingly, the pilot was never picked up and turned into a series. However, Blitt Happens is notable for providing Jim Parsons with one of his earliest television roles as Blitt’s friend.

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