The Hangover Session with Bobby Finger
Bobby Finger is a ‘copywriter/moviegoer/GIF-maker/panicker’ and I assume only one of those is his full-time job. He writes brilliant stuff on the internet and some of those things include this, this, this, this, and this. You can find him on tumblr and twitter and maybe stalking Laura Dern.
What TV character would you most like to have drinks with?
Amy Jellicoe from Enlightened. And I’d want to meet her at a bar where her TV coworkers/friends frequent so that she would become distracted and start some kind of horrible/wonderful public scene.
Where do you watch TV? Do you watch television on an actual TV?
I watch most TV on an actual TV. This is a recent development.
What is your “must see tv”?
I’ll answer this by pointing out recent shows that I’ve tried not to miss a SINGLE EPISODE OF. There aren’t that many, actually.
Enlightened (My favorite show on television at the moment. I’m impressed by everything about it, and supremely jealous of Mike White.)
Top Chef: Texas (I used to live in Austin. I support things that take place in Austin.)
Up All Night (I hate that I love this as much as I do but it’s so ordinary and wonderful.)
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (I watch for Kim and only for Kim. OK fine I watch for Taylor’s lips.)
Why should HBO renew Enlightened?
Did you see that finale? (Ed. note: as of asking this question Enlightened was renewed!!!)
Lana Del Ray wants to act now, obviously. You are a casting director, what show will you cast her in and in what role?
Up All Night - we give Ava (Rudolph) a rival talk show. A young, fresh, ‘gangster Nancy Sinatra’ named Lana Del Rey (she plays herself because she’s already playing herself) who has a surprise hit show on her hands. Ava develops an extreme hatred/jealousy of Lana’s sing-speak interviews, deadpan humor, use of lions, and irony.
What mid-season TV show are you most looking forward to watching?
30 Rock because I miss it, despite the fact that its last two seasons have been painfully unfunny. I want to be with them all as their show dies. Basically, I feel like George Clooney in The Descendants?
Are you as excited as I am for Mob Wives 2?
YES. Yes. Yes. Absolutely. Yes. Having met these women and witnessing their real and deep-seated animosity towards one another firsthand, I cannot wait to see them throw more nightmarish dinner parties.
Who has the best hair on TV right now?
What is your favorite film that would make the best TV show?
JFK could be funny? I’m half serious. An hour-long series that uncovers a different conspiracy theory every week, with each episode ending as if it’s the absolute truth? A historical fiction romantic thriller dramedy mocumentary written by Steven King and Mike White and Mark Cherry and Diablo Cody and Oliver Stone and Nicole Holofcener.
Describe a TV Mini-Series starring Helen Mirren based on a classic Holiday story of your choosing.
A Charlie Brown Christmas from the perspective of the trombone-voiced teacher, played by Helen MIrren.
What’s the best holiday themed comedy series episode?
Instead of trying to think of the best, I’m going with the first that comes to mind. There’s a great Golden Girls episode where they’re all held hostage by a mentally unstable man in a Santa costume. That show was so progressive.
Create a TV series based on each of these .gifs:
John C. Reilly is a disgruntled advertising executive who spends his nights roaming the streets of New York in a Ronald McDonald costume and anonymously playing nonviolent pranks on people. He becomes a legend, people try to figure out his identity, and he’s having, I don’t know, family drama.
Two-hour, weekly reality series shot in realtime. It’s just Adele talking to the camera while getting her hair done. She probably gives more interesting commentary on the state of the world in two hours than The Wire did in its entire run.
I don’t like this. :(
Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place
It’s a reboot/reality show starring ex-reality stars who decide to open a pizza place in Manhattan. They call it Ray’s and also sleep with each other and there’s drama and stuff.
Hocus Pocus: The Series
Turns out Binx didn’t make it to heaven after all! He’s still a cat. And he’s pissed. The only returning cast member is Thora Birch and she spends most of the show topless. It’s on Showtime.
Rewrite Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer as a live action TV movie.
Haley Joel Osment: Rudolph
It’s set in New York and Haley Joel Osment, upset with his adult acting career, has broken down and just THINKS he’s Rudolph. He goes door to door on Christmas Eve visiting child stars who’ve successfully transitioned into adult acting - bludgeoning them all to death with antlers.
Mariah Carey has been commissioned to write the theme song for a new TV show starring Brandy as a down on her luck Christmas Tree Shop employee, but is really busy with ‘dem babies’ so she asks you to write it instead. Write the theme song lyrics.
(to the tune of “All I Want For Christmas Is You”)
I don’t want a lot for Christmas
I just wanna sell some trees
Home life stinks and dating’s worse and
won’t somebody buy one please
I’m near the edge of my rope
Closer than you’ll ever know
If I don’t sell some soon
All I’ll be for Christmas is doomed!
Judy Greer or Krysten Ritter?
Animaniacs or Rugrats?
Ross or Joey?
Liz Lemon or Leslie Knope?
Ugly Betty or Betty Rubble?
Neither answer makes me happy, but Ugly Betty? Mainly I just want to rewatch the Sisterhood movies.
Best hangover remedy?
Advil. Coconut water.
What other tumblrs/bloggers would you like to see answer questions like this?
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