Michael Payne, an instructor of Classen School for Advanced Studies, earned his bid at cinematic immortality by entering a 100-word essay contest. As part of earning an appearance (as a teacher — typecast!) in The Hot Flashes, he gets a trip to New Orleans where the basketball comedy is being filmed.
Because the title is plural, also starring in the film are Darryl Hannah, Wanda Sykes and Virginia Madsen. Mr. Payne, CFN extends a handshake of congratulations! And within that hand is the phone number of our intern, Bucky. He asks that you please pass it along to Ms. Madsen. He’s really into cougars.