Multi-talented Weaver Sierra Ornelas Writes “Happy Endings”
Casey Wilson Corners the Female Writing Staff of Happy Endings
Comment: Having a Navajo writer on staff explains the choice of a Navajo ancestor and the Navajo words. Cherokee would've been the more obvious and plausible choice.
Ornelas isn't listed as the writer of the episode Yesandwitch, but she probably contributed ideas and jokes. I trust she pointed out the script's problems and the other staff members overruled her. If she wrote these scenes herself and the others let her...well, they weren't that great. They were kind of hit-and-miss, if you ask me.
For more on this season's TV shows, see Columbus Day in Saturday Night Live and Pete Littlebear in Up All Night.
Below: "Sierra Ornelas (right) with Mom, Barbara (center) and brother Michael Ornelas."