In her new book about her career as a television writer, Nell Scovell talks about interviewing for a job during one of her pregnancies. "I went to meet Joss Whedon, creator of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,'" she emailed a friend shortly after. "He took one look at me and said, 'Boy, are you fat.'" Scovell laughed. Then the show's co-executive producer jokingly asked if he should put down a tarp. The postscript: "They didn't hire me."