Strikenov19lemonadeAssistants (and their showrunner bosses/ex-bosses, as the case may be) hitting the picket line in front of Fox Monday were met by two of their own, who spent the day passing out lemonade to marchers.

The price: 8 cents, "non-negotiable." But many scribes donated much more. Debbie Ezer and Kate Burns said they weren't doing it for the money, however.

"The point of the signs was to make people smile and laugh," Ezer said.

The "Shark" writer assistants have been out of work since Nov. 9, a day after they received a phone call from the human resources department at 20th Century Fox TV. Since then, Ezer and Burns have been joining the picket line outside of the Fox lot — and Monday, decided to bring along some homemade lemonade.

"It's too bad the strike had to happen," Burns said. "But we fully support the writers."

Burns and Ezer said their bosses have pitched in to help them out as they adjust to suddenly being unemployed.

"They've been fantastic," Burns said. "They have banded together to financially support us. We walk the line with them."

– Michael Schneider

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