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Jack--so far, no. I don't think they see them as comedies in quite the same way I do, though--but maybe I can help them evolve in that regard. Not sure what you'd throw in here that hinted at humor, though--there's a UFO subplot in this one, so that might work. Huh.
Maybe I'm wrong about the screwball mystery. You could be a "literary mystery" with only elements of humor.
Yeah, maybe use the current version with a UFO included that is not obvious to anyone who isn't in on the joke, though it's right there in plain sight.
I think I see a UFO in the clouds.