"Even to think of myself as a king in any way is very difficult. I would change so many things, honestly. I would find some way to separate the creative impulse from the economic necessities of the business, because that's the place where everybody runs into trouble. If those two things could be separated, I think the product would be better in the end. We never have enough time or money to do the stuff we want to do. You find yourself just struggling (to achieve) mediocrity amid the financial constraints of a show. If we have (done better), it's by virtue of luck and stumbling in the dark, honest to God."