The Pigs Have Eyes: A Love Note From Amy Schumer
12:44 pm, December 30th | by Kady Ruth Ashcraft
In a touching homage posted to the Comedy Central Tumblr, Amy reveals that when she found out she was going to shoot a pilot for the network two years ago, her first phone call was to her younger sister Kim. When Inside Amy Schumer was picked up to series, Amy made Kim, who was working as a school psychologist at the time, promise to move to New York and help with the second season of the show &mdash if there ever was one. After hearing that Comedy Central was ordering a Season 2, Amy called her young sister and told her, “You’re moving to New York.”
Leaving behind a “lovely home” in Chicago with her husband and their three-legged dog, Kim moved to New York’s Tribeca to live with her comedian sister and help her with the show. According to Amy, Kim did everything: yelled at lousy tech guys, pitched scenes, and earned the nickname “The Closer” after coming up “with the closing line for at least a dozen” scenes. Amy writes:
At the end of the season, it was that she was proud of me, and I was proud of her. She left her life behind and took care of me so that we could create this show and give back like all those women who gave to us. We both want to be happy and laugh and feel loved like everyone else. But we also want to sacrifice and do our part and work hard like the women we grew up watching and loving. And we did, and we are.
Maybe it’s all the holiday cheer or maybe it’s the fact that we’re on our third big girl cider, but we don’t even have an ounce of cynicism to direct at this tale of two Schumers. In fact, it’s sentimental crap like this that really reminds you of the reason for the season: family. When Amy was eleven-years-old and still mired in adolescent hatred of her sister, Kim slipped a drawing of an eyeless pig underneath Amy’s bedroom door. There was a note attached: “If you love me, you will draw eyes on this pig.” “It broke my heart,” Amy writes now. “I drew hearts as eyes on this pig the best I could through the tears. I handed it to her and we hugged and cried knowing the worst was behind us.” Amy, if Inside Amy Schumer doesn’t get picked up for a third season (which is unlikely), you have a career in writing Lifetime movies waiting for you.