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I have a confession to make. I may have just the teensiest little bit of a crush on Craig McCracken, the creator of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. It’s just such a wacky and wonderful show, with each character stranger and more enticing than the last. I even forgive him for being the reason that my children now randomly declare (on a more regular basis than I may admit) “I like cereal!” (See also: “I like chocolate milk,” “Television tastes funny!” and “It’s hot in Topeka.”)

One of the things I adore about McCracken is that he posts really fun behind-the-scenes stuff to the Foster’s blog. This past weekend he put up a bunch of beautiful hand-painted versions of the Foster’s house done by Carol Wyatt.

But by far the coolest thing posted to the blog of late is the continuing series about how the show is actually made. This is for the grown-ups (or older kids); little kids probably won’t find it all that interesting, but uber-geeks like me can’t get enough. So far McCracken is up to four parts (and I’m linking them all so that you can go read the whole thing):

Step 1: The Story Meeting
Step 2: The Outline
Step 3: The Script
Step 4: Recording

Did you know that a 22-minute show takes 4 hours to record? Neither did I, until I read about it on the Foster’s blog. And you know I’ll be working that into casual conversation sometime soon, just in case my friends didn’t already think I was some sort of loony cartoon-addict geek. Yeah. You know you wish you were as slick as me.

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