The story of Ellen DeGeneres crossing the picket line has been here, there and everywhere. Dan Tobin, the blogger behind Surgical Strikes, was a writers’ assistant on The Ellen Show, and thus, had quite the view of the writers’ room, etc. He didn’t write for that show but did work on two other sitcoms. Now, he lives and works in Boston, but the WGA keeps him in their database.
The Guild toyed with the idea of signing up underlings, but nothing happened.