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themeltdownwithjonahandkumail:

Go behind the scenes of The Meltdown in this exclusive origin story featuring Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, Natasha Leggero and T.J. Miller, with cameos from Jim Gaffigan, Neal Brennan, Maria Bamford, Kyle Kinane, Nick Offerman, Todd Glass, Tom Lennon, Michael Ian Black and many, many others.  The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail premieres on Comedy Central Wednesday, July 23 at 12:30a/11:30c.

themeltdownwithjonahandkumail:

Go behind the scenes of The Meltdown in this exclusive origin story featuring Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, Natasha Leggero and T.J. Miller, with cameos from Jim Gaffigan, Neal Brennan, Maria Bamford, Kyle Kinane, Nick Offerman, Todd Glass, Tom Lennon, Michael Ian Black and many, many others.  The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail premieres on Comedy Central Wednesday, July 23 at 12:30a/11:30c.

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(He [Seinfeld director Tom Cherones] also adds that guest star Lawrence Tierney, who played Elaine’s father, scared him, “That guy was scary. He stole a kitchen knife out of Jerry’s set. Everybody knew he took it. I said, ‘I’m not going to take it away from him.’”)

A parenthetical about the Lawrence Tierney knife-stealing story from today’s article about the Lost Episode of Seinfeld.  In the middle of an interview about a completely different episode, Cherones— who is 75 years old— stops and mentions that Lawrence Tierney stole a knife and scared everyone on set!!!  This is great.  I don’t know what it is about this story, but I just really love hearing about it— it really speaks to me…

It’s in the episode wikipedia page, which I didn’t check before, but of course it is:

Various cast members remember Seinfeld encountering Tierney and stating “Hey Lawrence, what do you got there in your jacket?”. Tierney, realizing he had been caught, tried to make a joke about how he thought taking the knife would be funny, by reenacting a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), holding the knife above his head and making threatening motions towards Seinfeld. Tom Cherones, Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus saw this happen, and, as Alexander recalled, it “scared the living crap out of all of us.” Cherones stated that, afterwards, Larry David would jokingly threaten to have Tierney back on the show if Cherones did his work badly.

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Catching up on that last season of Portlandia— I really, really liked the Steve Buscemi Celery episode.  I like Armisen’s character there at the end, or Buscemi throughout is so funny, or I just how it all looks.  Plus, the same episode had a sort of cute sketch about trying to quit the internet, pleasant little sketch.  I don’t know— are people less enthusiastic about that show than when it first came out?  I feel like I just generally hear about it less, but I still think it’s a nice show.  That’s still the best theme song…

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I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo. I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, Bang Bus!
Dan Harmon!

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