Shannon, on 02 February 2013 - 04:07 PM, said:
One of the first episodes of CDR that I ever heard was when Brett Gelman read his iBrain poem thing and Scott got really mad and everyone yells. I still hadn't quite figured out the character improv theme of the show yet and I felt like I was hearing something I wasn't supposed to.
Something happened like that for me too on one of the bonus episodes of How Did This Get Made? Usually I pick on things quickly, but there was a really deadpan interview with a friend of Paul's who spent all of his money on a Jay Leno shirt business (yeah, I feel dumb writing it down now). I seemed entirely possible since I really hadn't heard of the director and there are guys who just self destruct with a dumn idea. I caught on at the end when he basically asked Paul to have dinner with him sometime. It's such a classic way to end an "I'm being pathetic on air" bit, that I realized "oh, this is a bit". Still, Paul and the director (who's name eludes me) both really sell it and it made me feel really uncomfortable. I bet Joquin Phoenix wish they could accomplish that.