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Fresh "Abbott " from The Dan Bongino Show
"Seekers arriving in border states put on buses to places like New York City in recent weeks, cardinal Timothy Dolan planted to meet with migrants today in the city. Here's ABC's Janice yu. The buses are arriving unannounced and without information on how many people will be on the bus. This is certainly making it difficult for city and city officials to plan ahead. Texas governor Greg Abbott has sent the migrants to New York after saying it's quote the ideal destination for migrants. Many are calling this a political stunt and this is definitely creating some tension between the Texas governor and mayor Eric Adams. And Adam is asking for more federal help with those that are arriving. WLS news time, 1104. Still got an axe on the inbound Stevenson, left flying block between first and central avenues and this big backup there. Medical emergency tries to state northbound two right length or blocked at my long bridge, another update coming your way Tom. I'm more incon 8 90 W my mom is 81, and she's having trouble walking, taking care of herself, and remembering things. There are expectations
"Blue" States Aren't Happy About Illegals Showing Up
"In a well genius move, the governor is of red states. I'm thinking a specifically of Texas and Arizona. So governor Abbott in Texas and governor ducey in Arizona have decided to dispatch illegals to blue states to hand them over to the blue state governors and the blue state blue city mayors. And it's like, hey guys, it's your problem now. Or maybe not your problem. Maybe it's a gift to you. It's your opportunity. You've been you've been talking about these people. You've been celebrating them. You've been calling yourself sanctuary cities and sanctuary states, places like New York, Washington, D.C.. Okay, you know what? Your wish has been granted. You want illegals? Here you go. And so bus loads of illegals. In fact, 6100 migrants from Texas have been sent to D.C.. They go sick, they go 6 days a week as early as 6 a.m. as late as 11 p.m., sometimes multiple buses a day. And now Abbott has sent the first bus to New York City. And so look, the Biden administration is unleashing these illegals into Texas and into Florida. And it's motives are, well, you can say purely cynical. I think the motives are twofold. One, let's over the long term, try to tip the political balance in these states, Arizona's already a swing state. Let's try to make it a reliable democratic state. Texas is not so much of a swing state, but nevertheless, the more we can pump in the illegals, maybe this will accrue to the long-term benefit of the Democrats. And the second motive is just mean spirited. You know what? Your red state governors, we want to give you headaches. We want to exacerbate your problems here. You deal with these people. We'll let them in, you can't stop us. And then we just basically leave them at your doorstep,
Phillies hit 4 homers in 13-1 win, finish sweep of Nationals
"The nationals with a 13 one win Philadelphia broke the game open scoring 5 runs on three home runs in the bottom of the fourth inning cap by a solo shot by Derek hall It was the second home run of the game Every run is a good run So even if it's in one game the more you can get the better And I think everybody feels good when the offense is going Aaron nola picked up the window to improve the Internet Corey Abbott took the loss Michael luongo Philadelphia
Alabama man accused of capital murder, holding girl captive
"An Alabama sheriff says a 12 year old girl managed to escape from captivity in a mobile home where two other people were found dead Alabama sheriff Jimmy Abbott tells WSFA a motorist spotted a young girl walking along the road this past Monday morning and stopped to see what was wrong We're very appreciative to the people that actually came forward and identifying and notifying us He says the girl was held captive inside a mobile home for about a week tied to bed posts and kept in a drug state with alcohol before chewing through a restraints and escaping His deputies found the dismembered remains of a 29 year old woman and a boy under the age of 14 inside the trailer She's a hero And it is one of those things that we want to get into to a later I'm 37 year old man who lived at that address was arrested and is now charged with her abduction as well as capital murder and corpse abuse I'm Tim McGuire
Gov. Abbott: Keep Sending Migrant Buses Until Biden Enforces Laws
DC & NYC Mayors Suddenly Unhappy About Illegal Aliens Coming In
"Muriel Bowser, who is the big time left wing mayor of Washington D.C. and a big proponent of sanctuary cities, along with Eric Adams, the left wing mayor of New York, who's also a big proponent of sanctuary cities. They're not thrilled these days because Texas governor Greg Abbott said, okay, you love the idea of illegal aliens coming into the United States? We've got a lot of them here in Texas. They're flowing across the border every single solitary day. They are simply doing terrible, terrible things to our infrastructure. I mean, I don't mean they're out there pulling up roads or such, but there's not enough infrastructure. There's not enough school teachers, not enough school buildings. I love healthcare. The rest of it. So Greg Abbott said, well, here's what we're going to do. We're going to send some of these folks your way. And so Texas governor Greg Abbott has been sending buses filled with illegal aliens to Washington, D.C., and to New York, and all of a sudden, all of a sudden these major proponents of sanctuary cities, these folks who are just thrilled with every goofy left wing policy there is, now they're saying, well, this is problematic. It's a real drain on our infrastructure. You don't say. Because I could have sworn governor Abbott said that. I could have sworn that there were mayors on the border who said that. But now it's happening in Washington D.C.. Now it's a crisis. But what does mural Bowser wants? Mural Bowser isn't saying, oh yeah, we ought to secure that border. Absolutely. I've reevaluated. No, no, no. She says, well, we just need more help from the federal government.
D.C. Mayor Bowser Calls for National Guard to Deal With Migrant Crisis
"Gotta give credit to governor Greg Abbott out of Texas also Doug ducey out of Arizona. You know, a couple of months ago, the governor said fine. Biden's not going to do anything, we're going to start loading up illegals onto buses, and we're going to send him to Washington, Washington, D.C.. So far, more than 4000 illegals have been dumped in the nation's capital, and this breaking news from the NBC station there in D.C., the mayor, muriel Bowser, another Democrat, she's calling up the National Guard, she's activating the National Guard to help with all of the illegals that are arriving in D.C.. She says it's a humanitarian crisis. And it's reached a tipping point. They're going to be using the D.C. armory as a processing center. You know what? I say, I say at this point, send even more buses. Maybe Abbott and doocy can call their fellow Republican governors and we can commandeer school buses, and we can just have caravans, just, I mean, just like trains, just sending thousands and thousands of illegals to Washington and then on to Delaware and then on to Pelosi's district in San Francisco. I think this is a brilliant strategy here. And by the way, Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida. Do not be surprised about this guy. Don't be surprised by this guy. You know what's going to happen? Desantis is going to put out the National Guard on the Florida border and he's not going to let those buses through because that's been the whole point they're threatening to send all the illegals down to Miami. Desantis isn't going to play like that. That's fascinating story. We'll keep you updated on that. All
Senator Angus King: There Is No Excuse for Uvalde
"I got to ask you about you've Aldi, but I want to preface this by saying you're an Abbott guy. I'm an avid guy, the governor is going to win handily. Beto is not the answer for protection. I don't know how many questions. You got to beat him like three times and then maybe he'll go away, but you've all the seared into people's mind. 400 law enforcement officers. You are yourself. Law enforcement officer. What happened? You know, it was a, it was a catastrophe. The things that make good law enforcement are good training, good recruitment, good supervision, well funded law enforcement. They had none of that and Yuval. If you picture everything that goes wrong, it's an embarrassment to the law enforcement community. A humiliation and it's a tragedy of tragedies. And we are going to do everything we can to make sure that that never, ever happens again now. I'm just telling you, we can make those schools. We can lock them up. We can make them prisons. And someone will stand across the street and shoot with a rifle into the playground. They'll run to the bus, jump on the bus, they'll go to the football games. There's always ways people can do things. But our job is to make it as tough a target as possible to have as good and well trained school, personnel to deal with it, and to make sure that we got law enforcement that knows how to deal with that. When I was first became a cop, the deal was, if you had an active shooter, you secured the perimeter, and then you waited for S.W.A.T.. That was the job. That's not the way it's been sent Columbine. These officers dealt with it like it was pre Columbine. They did not go in. I have no idea why. If you and I had been there with no law enforcement training, we'd have been busting out the wind to doing something. But those officers, there's a time when as an officer, you know, you go in and you may be shot as the first one going in, you may be shot as a second one going in, but that third one or whatever is going to take out that shooter and save those children. That's what should have happened, and there is no excuse at all.
"abbott " Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Some more of those this year. Last two quick ones. You are especially given the response that I cited earlier to the show and the Emmys and all of that. You and the show are really kind of regarded by a lot of people now as the best reason to still watch network TV among obviously the general public still does it in huge numbers. But in the industry and the media, there is sort of a, I don't know if it's slobbery or just an attitude about network TV that's different. And I wonder as that person, what in your mind is the best argument to fight for network TV. That it deserves a spot in the conversation. Now on TV never stopped making compelling work to me. First of all, there are three channels, not just one, and, you know, this is us was one of the most compelling dramas on TV consistently for every season. And hello. I guess there's no Game of Thrones, but also it's super compelling to be able to do act breaks that keep people coming back. Cliffhangers and stuff like that. That's not easy to do. And doing an act break period isn't easy to do. In a lot of cable or streaming television doesn't have to do an act break in the same way that you have to or never TV. That's a real skill. I mean, it's something that I learned when working with Larry and continued to get better at, especially through Justin and pat Justin is so about his act breaks and he reminds me sometimes. That is a real skill. So, and then it's not just Abbott, ghost is killing it. People love ghosts. It's one of the favorite new comedies of the season. And people enjoy. It's almost like if with network two, it's like, look down upon if people are, I don't know, enjoying it. No, it is, it's like if too many people like something, can it be good? I think that is sort of the attitude about a lot of it. Obviously, I think you've put to rest any question of whether it can be good and popular, but it's just kind of amazing that whereas ten years ago or whatever, 15 years ago, everything that was getting nominated for Emmys was from these handful of broadcast networks. You guys are at the moment. Yeah, at the moment, I mean, I would love to see that change, but I also know that my path has allowed me to create a show like Abbott Ford network like ABC. You know, I watched, I'm watching the bear on FX, and I'm like, you know, Abby could have easily looked like the bear. And it wasn't going to. And I love the bear because it's like this darker workplace comedy. I'm just saying that there is art to. And I hope that I hope that more people now go toward the network route. And I think network has a better understanding of younger people, at least ABC does, has a better understanding of the millennial, but I think cable and streaming helps show them that value. You know, when people like Issa went from ABC to HBO, and all these people made these huge big comedies on these networks and on these streamers and cable, network had to kind of adjust. Yeah, you get like your demographic is even changing network because we're the old people in there. I'm only 32, but it's like, yeah, but I'm the target. When you're selling a Dyson vacuum, you're selling it to me. You're selling. I'm the person I can commercials now. I'm like, wow, I really want to try that mister clean us. Well, that leads us in a way to the last question, which is just where do you, where do you see all this going? It's such an exciting, and I'm speaking about for you personally, such a kind of crazy moment, and I know you're so busy that I don't know if you've had time to really process all of it or digest it. But not just not just that bad and all the response to that, but I think it was in the last week or so that we see a still release you're playing Oprah in a movie. This is weird the all jakovic slurry. I mean, there seems to be a lot of stuff going on, so just what's it's not gonna matter. So Abby, Abbott is my focus. I want to continue to be with this show. I feel that I need to be with it directly for the next forever many, you know, I want to keep being here full time, you know? Full-time, fully in the writer's room, fully in production. I'm even having a little bit of trouble this season 'cause it's like fuck, I gotta do all this other shit. Last year we got to make it in the bubble. We're nobody cared. Well this year, I gotta do all this other stuff to kind of take me out of the room. Once again, I am still grateful for all of you, but I'm just saying. I love being with, I love my writers. I love my crew. I love my production stuff. And I love my cast. And it's just incredible. And I want to keep, I want to make sure it continues to be a good show. The little things I've done outside of Abbott have been easy to do. I did a party down one party down. But they only took two days of my time. You know what I mean? And there's "Weird Al" Yankovic thing. It's literally like Daniel being I worked with Daniel miracle workers in him being like, get Quinta, and it's a day of work, and it was super easy to be a part of this incredible film. So it's also, I just want to hype it up. It is such a silly film. I can not wait until. I'm over the moon for I couldn't believe they asked me to be in it. But then there are other things and I'm like, I can't do it. There was a movie I did want to do. That I was just like, that's too much time away from Abbott. I can't do it. So I'm going to keep taking things as they come if it's easy for me to do. Outside of Abbott, I will. Eventually, I'd love to develop another show, but I don't know when, I just want to focus on making Abbott, I love it, and I want to keep making it good. And I have more stories to tell there. And I think with network TV, I've always heard that it's an engine. And I was like, eh. But I'm seeing it now. You know what the 22 episodes? There's this, these become engines, you know? And I just want to make sure the engine is well built. And then I'll go get another car. Well, you're doing amazing work and thank you so much for taking some time away to do this. And can't wait to see this. I was so scared. Because I hate podcasts, and I was reading this all day. I was like, oh my God, I'm like this. This was so wonderful. Thank you so much. It's a treat for me. I'm really excited. I think I first saw your I was oblivious, unfortunately, too. Some of the more meme related stuff, but when I saw black lady sketch, I'm like, she's going places. I got
"abbott " Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Mid season pickup on a network. I would have fully believed there was an option where we did not get nominated at all. And I wouldn't let anyone take that from me 'cause it was like, guys, I just have to feel that way. Yeah, yeah. And still know that we did good work. But the thing about Abbott is, with all these accolades and everything, wonderful. I love them. I'm so grateful. What continues to be the most powerful to me is being able to have these fans, these people who genuinely enjoy watching this show. And they enjoy watching it with their families, and they enjoy sharing it. This week, there was a Comic-Con activation for Abbott, and I'm just my mind is blue. Yeah. I haven't even been to Comic-Con yet as a nerd, but my show has. And these people are, you know, showing up here, having a good time, getting merch, excited to find out which character they are and get their sticker, that if you continue to be, as I told you from before, I want to be able to it's about people for me. I don't, you know, just people, just people who work their jobs, their 9 to 5s, and they get to come home, and they watch one show with their family. And that's what I had with my family. And, you know, for me, still with my family, it's king of queens. Every time I go back home at night, wears down king of queens is at least on one of the TV Land or late night on one of the stations and that is important to me to be able to have created that for people. Is like, I've done my job in it wouldn't have mattered if we were nominated or not. I know that we are giving people 22 minutes of comfort. Yeah. Of laughter. Well, with our last two minutes, I wonder if I could just give you a couple of this is just sort of assorted random stuff. First, I want to get out of the way. The question I have to ask is a journalist. I have my own thoughts about this, but this thing with there's a woman who has now come forward and is claiming that she conceived of all this. Can you? You know, I can't talk about it. You know I'm legally not alone. Okay, but only to give you the chance if you wanted to S.W.A.T. it. I know, and I appreciate that. Honestly, I really appreciate it, but legally. We'll go to the next one. I wish I could. I would love to. Okay, next. How far along are you guys with season two? Anything you can tease about that because many of us are excited about that. I'm super excited about season two. As far as the writers room, we have the entire season laid out. We were fortunate enough to find out about a month ago now that we were getting 22 episodes, which was super exciting for us. We knew that we were ready. We were preparing for that already. Justin help her and my co producer, he already was starting to lay out the schedule so that we could, you know, be ready for 22 episodes. And so in the room right now, we're up to, we have 7 episodes written, we are the a is about to be written 9 and ten are outlined. And that's big. That's really fancy. We only started in, yeah, we're crazy for a long. We only started in May. To testament to the room to the writers to all of us. We have a really good handle on what the show is and it's not hard for us to write. And so, and I'm very transparent with my writers about where I want the season to go, which makes it easy. Well, I've heard you've kind of thought it out for years down the road of generally where it's where it's going, right? Yeah, I mean, roughly, like, yeah, I think, yeah, I think we can get a lot of bang for our buck with this show when I have ideas. But the thing is I'm never like super, super salad. I love my writers because they help me to make ideas bigger or smaller and that's the beauty of having a right. Just perspectives you need. So we're super, we just finished our first week of filming. And it was just incredible. I mean, it was just incredible to be back. The first day, my first scene was with Tyler and Tyler, a little rusty. Like, holy shit, I'm like, did I forget everything? And he's like, he's like, this is how it goes. You got to shake the dust off. We've been out talking about the show for so long. And not doing this show, but now we're back to doing it. And the first day, everybody just had to shake off the dust. And by the end of the week, it was like, oh God, we are so happy to be back straight up in the groove. Randall's block shooting the first two episodes and we're right back where we left off and it just feels incredible. Some of the things I can tell you is, now that we have these 20 episodes, there's opportunity to have arcs that, you know, we didn't really introduce an arc until the end of the first season, which was the superintendent in the funding for the school. That was kind of me testing the waters. Like, can my little show get away with a little arc? Will the audience react to that? Well, and they did. And so now you can expect some very cool arcs I think. Very cool. And then I think other than that, in the first season, we had these guests appearances that I think no one expected. I think you can expect more. That's awesome. It's really fun to play with the world that Abbott is. It's hyper realistic for Philadelphia, but also I play a little bit with the geography of Philadelphia, play with the, you know, what we can attribute what we can say is real life and what it's fun. And I think we're going to experience a lot more of that this year. I think the first episode is great. And I think people will see it again. They're not expecting. Yeah, so I'm excited. I really hope people like it. And I'm so excited to have more fun, like just fun episodes that, you know, aren't necessarily connected to anything. That's why art teacher last year was one of my favorites because it just existed. And hopefully we'll have
"abbott " Discussed on Awards Chatter
"I had been with my mom in schools all my life, right? I was in her kindergarten class. I went to the same school where she taught from first 5th grade. But it's more than that. It was writing to school with her in another teacher she would pick up his facey and hearing them talk and then being there before the kids got there because I had to get there when she got there and seeing what goes into class into her life before the kids even get there. And then after school, I would come be in her classroom for another two hours while she did all the work she had to do after school and had her conversations with the other teachers and her relationship with the principal, et cetera and I also knew my mom's home life, you know? I knew how much life there was outside of her just being a teacher and people's favorite teacher, but I really got to see the ecosystem of a school. What it looks like behind the scenes and but I didn't realize it until I went back to visit. When I had some separation from this situation and all of a sudden I'm in my mom's classroom for the first time in years, like, and I'm just looking at it, this thing that was so familiar to me, but now looked a little foreign. And it felt like I was just watching TV. I'm just like sitting at my mom's desk watching her kind of kooky principal at the time coming and out and watching her she also was a new school. She had been at the same school for almost 20 years and then she in her before her retirement. She had gone to a new school and she had been there for about three years. So while also was interesting to me is that, wow, my mom's ecosystem looks exactly the same that it did at her other school. Right. Right. That was so, so fascinating to me. She had the same kind of person as her best friend. And you know, in the same kind of relationship with the parents and it looked like she had just transported her classroom to another classroom. With the same problems probably, right? Yes, exactly. And that all was so unique to me. And I think it showed me, this is who my mom is. My mom, it might be one of the few jobs, right? That I believe, you kind of are what you do. Everything else, I feel like my job is what I do. It's not who I am. And I feel that way. I know people don't they would be surprised, but I feel that way about what I do for work. I love Abbott. I'm fortunate enough to love my work. But that's work. It's not necessarily who I am. But with teaching, I think it might be the one job. You know, the kind of person you are very much is to even teach is like all intricately linked and watching my mom's office be the exact or her classroom to be the exact same as it was like, this is who you are. Like, she teaches all the time. You know, she talks to me like I'm a kindergartner still. And so it was just fascinating to me. And I'm sitting at her desk and I'm watching it, and I was like, watching her talk. And I said, this is beautiful. This is a show. I feel like the viewer, but to be here and be in here is what the mockumentary should feel like to be sitting in this classroom the way I am right now. And it went from super funny because, you know, I just look at people and things and laugh, like a crazy person, because I do the same people are naturally so funny. Yeah, yeah. To me and my mom are arguing about me wanting her to retire and her will need to quit comedy and come home. To super powerful when a parent came in at the last minute and brought their kid and talked about her his behavior in the kid play with that was so powerful to me. So to go through that range of emotion, I was like, this is a TV show. And the idea that you just mentioned of it being in the mockumentary style, that I wanted to ask you about how early that entered the picture because you've been very nice about complimenting collaborators you've said Larry wilmore, obviously not on this project, but he helped shape what you've done. And then the other person who one of the other people who I've seen you be effusively complimentary about is this guy Randall einhorn, who had been involved with parks and rec and the office. He's now an EP and I think he directed your first four episodes of season one and the finale, but the fact that those happen to be mockumentary did that was that was he bringing the idea of mockumentary or he came because you already knew that you wanted to do a mockumentary. No, at that point, you know, at that point, Abbott was in my community, because Abbott was in my career in my even when I thought of it as a cartoon. What was always a mockumentary when we, you know, when I wrote the pilot we developed it and I wrote the pilot, it was written as a mockumentary. And then it was time to find directors and I was like, really want someone who's done documentary before. I know this is a different beast. And I need someone who knows what they're doing, because in reality, I didn't, and Justin and none of us had ever done in my community before. And you all we knew was it was different. And so we, the pilot goes out, different directors come to us and some of them, I'm like, have they done documentary? Maybe he's like, no, I'm like, I'm so sorry y'all. I don't mean to be a brat, but I don't want them. I can't figure out how to do this with them. I want someone who knows what they're doing. That's the only way we're going to make a good pilot. Randall einhorn gets back to us. Here's this guy directed, I don't even know how many episodes of The Office Randall directed, but helped develop this style here in America, parks and rec and I'm like, oh my God. So we meet with him and I'm like, holy shit. I was trying to find like a woman or a person of color, but you know, here's the whitest man I know. And but more than him having the knowledge of my he got the show. He got, he got what we were doing. He got what we were trying to do. He understood every at every level, the heart, the humor, and I was like, this is our guy. And he just, without him, there'd be no Abbott as people know it because, you know, I was such a fan of The Office and I'm like, yeah, she looked like The Office. But he said, he was the one that said, but this is Abbott. This is, we're not going to do Talking Heads in the break room. We're going to do Talking Heads in the hallway to show the length of the school and the warmth of the school. And we're not going to have drab lighting, the lighting should be warm, because we're dealing with children not paper. And I'm like, you're so right. And it was stuff I felt in my vision, but I couldn't necessarily articulate. It was such a, I mean, to have him there. And to even help direct is a little, once again, things on new book couldn't articulate. I knew that the acting style had to be different. But he had the director
"abbott " Discussed on Awards Chatter
"I take a meeting with a Warner brother lot. It was producer there. I forget her name, but wonderful woman. She like produced A Star Is Born and stuff just to talk about movie stuff. I'm leaving a Warner Brothers lot. I've run into Patrick, who's on my co producer who did it. Into the world, as we know it. And we both, I told Justin and pet about Abbott after end of the world didn't go. It was, you know, I met with them. We liked each other. I was like, I have this show about teachers. They were in the middle of doing Harley Quinn. I thought about doing it as a mockumentary style cartoon because I had already started working with Jermaine and Larry. And I was like, well, it can't be live action because if this goes, this will be live action. So I was like, maybe I can make this show as a cartoon. And that way I can still, so elementary was almost the cartoon. Almost a cartoon. We thought of it as a cool mockumentary style cartoon. I thought I'd never seen it done before in my documentary style cartoon. And it was going to be my way to be able to do both the things. Right now. So Justin and pat, you know, we talked about it, and they were like, yeah, we need to meet, that's a good idea, blah, blah, blah. I ran it by another producer named Carl Jones actually around the same time. Carl Jones did laser wolf and he did the boondocks and Carl Jones. It was an idea. But then nothing kind of happened, right? I was doing the thing with Larry and Jermaine. I, you know, nothing really happened. So I kept it moving, but then I ran into Patrick on a lot. And I was like, yo, this show us what the HBO Max you can go. And he was like, remember this show you told us about teachers? And I was like, I do. I was like, yeah, man, I love that show. And he's like, what's crazy is we could do we could do that now and we could do it live action. And I was like, I know exactly where I want to sell it, and he was like, where I was like, ABC, I was like, I pitched this woman over there in the air and wernberg, and he was like, Aaron werb. He's like, air war brick started our careers. Talking about him and Justin. And so that was the beginning of the abbe train, but we had to pitch it to Warner Brothers. But at that point, my relationship with Warner Brothers was very solid, you know, between history of the world in the end of the world in working with Michelle Nader and Danielle. I had such a good relationship with Adrian Turner and Shannon over there and Susan Susan rovner, who's out there. Sure, sure. Well, we had this very positive relationship and Justin and pat had to deal there. So we literally just kind of walked in and were like, hey, we have this idea and Warner Brothers was like, hell yeah. And I told him straight up, I was like, I really wanted to sell this ABC. I learned my lesson. This is an ABC ABC show. Well, and the reasons you might have thought that, I'm going to leave to you to confirm, but it seems to me of all the networks that which have been kind of at least shown some evidence of being enlightened in the last decade, let's say, I guess partly because for a chunk of that, I think, wasn't it Channing, Dungey, who was running ABC. Now running Warner Brothers TV, which is also you. But ABC at that time, that's black ish that Modern Family, you know, quite a bit of stuff, right? Yes, but also when I had pitched the show, I sold HBO Max two ABC, Aaron wernberg was telling me straight up like, hey, we're about to enter a new era. You know, black history was, I think, and it's what was it? Second a 7th or 8th season, fresh off the boat had gone off there. Modern Family had gone off there not too long ago. Aaron like new Aaron was new over at ABC. Aaron was at WB. And then she said, and she was like, it's time to usher in a new era, basically. You know, you start losing all your big tent poles. It's time to usher. And I knew I wanted to be a part of that. Yeah. I need to show I had at the time the HBO Max show wasn't that, but I was like, I'd love to be a part of ushering a new era of ABC in. I love ABC. All the comedies, family matters. Family members, I've spent so much time watching family matters over the pandemic, and I was like, what a fucking nut show. Well, and then I've lately, I don't know if you just a quick aside. I don't know if you saw, was it the misses Winslow? Harriet Winslow, I'm sorry, I don't know her actual name. But she's apparently told some stories about just crazy shit that was going on on that show. Recently. I loved it as a kid. They're not going to because it's a separate property, but I really feel like it needs to err on the sci-fi channel. It's so crazy. Well, I watched dinosaurs over the bin. And you remember that show? Vaguely, yeah, yeah, yeah. Jim Henson show with this. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I watched that. I watched full House and I'm like, man, you know, ABC can get weirdly risky. Yeah. They would make these like strides and I was like, see, and then saw them in the opportunity came to usher in a new era. I was like, oh yeah. I don't want to go to CBS and try to fit into their error. I didn't really want to go to Fox because I just, I considered, I don't know, Fox wasn't really an option. We sold to all the networks and all the networks bought it, by the way, Abbott. But ABC. And we can also just note you did not even show it to cable or streaming, right? No. I didn't know I knew I knew it was a network show. I knew it was a network show. The only other place that I may be considered was NBC. But you know, at the same time, I'm like, I knew it was somewhere on the yes, it's a workplace comedy, but I'm like, I knew the light that was in it. You know, I knew, and I was like, that feels more ABC to me. It wasn't, you know, I was like, the kids, the schools, certain warmth to this show, that I felt fit the ABC Family comedy narrative, but I knew they didn't have any workplace company. That's the other thing, too. Just because I wasn't marketing and advertising major. Well, where are they missing the product? NBC wasn't technically missing a workplace comedy, but ABC was. And so I was like, there's more of a chance to get picked up over there too. So just to go back to the very kernel, as you said, this idea was you're talking about it or kind of casually as far back as 20 16 you said maybe somebody remembered that. The original kernel of the idea you've said was because you want to you're back in Philly for a visit. You go to see your mom at the school where she was winding down her career. And what happened? I just, you
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"Back to that. It all comes back around and that's why you keep your relationships healthy and everything because we pitched the show. It was a show about BuzzFeed about a girl working at BuzzFeed and you know, she was kind of a bad of the bad girl boss, but like her, it was really cute. We pitched it to ABC and Aaron wernberg sold ABC to me. And I'm like, I had never experienced that before. And I was like, I want to work with them, but this is not the right show. That show is raunchy and it was, you know, I wanted to get darker, hightailed it to HBO Max. And but I kept I left that meeting being like, that was the best meeting of my life. And I will work with that woman. And so then, at this point, what happens is such a train. Okay, so it seems like black lady sketch shows got to come in there at some point there, right? Exactly schedule was actually before that. So blackley sketch show was when I was in blackley sketch show first season, this is so great. I'm trying to give you the timeline. So it's good. I appreciate it. Thank you. Yeah, it sounds like lady sketch shows first season, which was in 2019. And it was costarring and writing, not just. Like a rumor that I can't get rid of. I did not. Okay, well, we are correcting the record today. That's good. I only start in it. I was asked to write, but I honestly really loved the ability to just go somewhere and act. It was so exciting to me. I had been in my own stuff at BuzzFeed for so long. To me, black lady sketch show proved to me that I was a real actor. I was like, yeah. Well, and it's interesting because it's not that far after the end of the world, as we know it, where you wanted nothing to do with that thing. I know. I know. It was so, I don't know. Was it? Because end of the world was so intense. It was going to take my whole life. Frankly, schedule was one month of shooting. Okay. You know, it was one month to shoot and I get to be on HBO. It was bomb. I was like, this is tight. I could do this. And then it proved to me that I can just show up in X somewhere. That was really cool to me. And we should just say, this is their seasons. All three of which have now been nominated for best variety sketch series. This is 6 episode seasons. I guess with 6 sketches each in each episode. Fronting it. We've had her on the pile that was a lot of fun. And Issa Rae is that where you and she first kind of crossed paths because she was an EP, right? That's not where Issa and I first ESA, dude, that's so cool. Your fellow nominee this year for I know. Comedy series. He's gonna actually have lunch. She reached out to me and had lunch one time. Years before that. Wow. And just because she wanted to. I didn't have anything to sell or give her. And she didn't want anything. She just wanted to have lunch. That's why I will forever just fuck with Issa. She saw this other girl doing some cool shit and just wanted to have one. Nice. That's great. Yeah, it was. And that was like, maybe it may be like two years before black lace kisha was even in existence. And then the thing with black lady sketch show, if anyone hasn't yet, watched it. I mean, the title should give a little hit of what it's all about. But I mean, here's a line from April 2022 in The New York Times, quote it's worth remembering that it wasn't that long ago that the title sequence of this show included as many black women as could be found in the cast of four decades of Saturday Night Live close quote. Now, it doesn't mean that Saturday Night Live wasn't great, obviously you were very influenced by it, but it is kind of amazing that on one show. I guess had you ever had an experience where you were around so many other black women in a position of power? No. Not in Hollywood, not in the industry. I mean, I would come from places with many, you know, my upbringing, my everything, as many, many black women in my life, but that I had never seen. And honestly, besides Abbott, I never had the experience again. And I remember after filming black lady sketch show realizing how rare that was to be in one place. It's something that like, you know, why do you get to be on the shows movie shows about the white dudes all the time? But usually when you are a black girl in some, you're the only black girl in something. And I really took that away from my experience on black lady's schedule. I was like, you know what, I want to make sure whatever I make. I'm not the only black girl, because I also think that's too much weight on my shoulders. It was part of what informed well, it's part of what was exciting to me about Abbott elementary is that it just naturally was this world that contains multiple different types of black people. It wasn't a reach. I also don't love diversity casting. I don't love when people don't know what they're doing and they just pluck a person of color in there. I don't like that either. And I don't like stories that do that, you know? If I decide to make a story tomorrow about. I don't know, a store in Beverly Hills, right? I'm going to tell that story. I'm going to tell I'm not going to pop some black people in there for no reason, like, no. This is about white Beverly Hills people. And that's that. Well, and you've said, as that pertains to avid elementary, it's like not that anyone suggested this. I don't think, but sorry, she's not going to have a white boyfriend. Yeah. Wouldn't it be the case? That's just wouldn't if she did, it would take some real explaining, but that's typically not the makeup in Philadelphia. You know, dating is like dating is regional dating is socioeconomic dating is about proximity to. That's more of an L anything. I don't know many women black women in Philly with non black boyfriends. If they do, it's the exception, not the rule. So I like to make sure I'm telling the accurate story of wherever I'm showing the story. So did the black lady sketch show chapter and after just the one season because you were now moving the ball with avid elementary? No, another common misconception. So no, like lady sketch show season two was starting was in pre-production and then COVID happened. And then COVID shut things down and to be honest, I was just a little bit too afraid to go back to work during COVID. Sure. So the deal was, I wasn't, you know, Robin was very understanding, honestly, and I was like, look, man, I don't want to work. They were going back pretty fast. But like this picture was one of the first shows to go back during COVID. I just was not ready. I had had someone very close to me that I have COVID. My cousin, people were dying of COVID left and right. I was like, and at that point, they were the first show I knew of. To go, I don't know of one other show. And that show shut down of COVID, and I knew a girl got extremely sick on the set, so I was just like, I told her, and I was like, I love you. But I can't. I just really can't. I would be just Abbott was not, had we sold Abbott at that? No, because so this was the timeline. First season of black lady sketch show happened when I then sold the HBO Max show after that. The HBO Max show didn't go, right? It didn't go COVID was starting to happen. Likely to sketch those shuts down.
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"To click on it. That was just that's it. It's like our own inherent, you know, racism, so yeah. And how does that it's really this? Did that affect what was BuzzFeed's attitude about that? We're going to screw them or we're going to not put black people in our thumbnails. Oh, yeah, no, absolutely, wasn't that, and it's like what you just said, I can't get mad at, I don't even think people are that aware. I think everyone does it. It wasn't like it was specifically white people. It was like, that was something that a lot of us were programmed to do. Like, just be less inclined to click on something if we saw someone with darker skin color. So I don't know. It was like, well, you're going to get these, you're going to get these black people anyway, so good luck. And so for me, it was always like, okay, I know people are less inclined to click on it, right? But for me it was like, if the content is good, the word will spread. And so that's what I had to work with. And that's kind of the way I operated. I was like, well, the content is going to be good. So the word will spread. It may not be the most viral thing. And it may not be the most, it was never my stuff was never the most viral stuff at BuzzFeed, but I never was trying to make the most viral stuff. I wanted to make good content. Want a better life than you need better sleep. And if you want better sleep, you need the dream cloud hybrid mattress, with 5 layers of comfort, support, and cooling for the sleep you deserve. Order your dream cloud hybrid mattress today and get $799 in savings and accessories with your purchase. Enjoy free shipping and returns. A lifetime warranty, and a 365 night trial. Visit dream cloud sleep dot com today to experience your better life on a dream cloud. This is your summer. That means 6 flags in the taste of an ice cold Coca-Cola. We're talking thrilling coasters, delicious burgers, real moments together and this. Coke is summer refreshment when you need it most, so you can hop on another ride or race down a slide at the water park. 6 flags in Coca-Cola. Come make it yours. Visit 6 flags dot com slash Coke to save up to $20 on passes, plus daily tickets starting at 34 99. So was it basically, I guess, was it as a result of broke finding its audience with selling to YouTube, red and all of that, that I don't think it was that long at the period that you were at BuzzFeed. What led you to say, I'm going to go off and kind of try to make it on my own. Well, yeah, I mean, when broke sold, I remember where I was. I was at a bowling alley. And the grants gave me things. This is nothing, right? I sold my little web series to YouTube red, which no longer exists. And it's like, but for me, it was everything. It was the ability to make something that someone else a show that someone else wanted. And the whole show was filmed, they brought it completely filmed, all the episodes. We were just going to put it out as a web series, but they brought it. And I was like, dang, this is huge for me. I was at a bowling alley. I remember falling under the table and crying happy and my friend Zach cornfield was like, dude, you did it. And that was a big moment for me of knowing that I had the ability to make something that someone would buy. And I knew that's how television worked. So I was like, okay. And no, I stayed in a BuzzFeed for a while after that. For me, it was just, I think it was like 2017 that I left. And it was just that my opportunities were growing outside of BuzzFeed, right? BuzzFeed, it is a 9 to 5 job. And I knew I couldn't continue to work a 9 to 5. And want to write for I wrote on the show called laser wolf, which was one adult self adult women, I couldn't ask my job to let me go for two months to go, you know, right on this Adult Swim show, and when I wanted to do certain acting things, I knew I couldn't ask all from work to go film a pilot in Vancouver. Yeah, no, I mean, I guess it's really amazing. So you say you left in 20 approximately 2017. I believe it was almost 17. And Abbott elementary debuts 5 years later, so we've got in that 5 years basically, a lot of stuff happened that maybe the public didn't necessarily see, but that really was keeping you busy and also maybe probably made it possible for you to make a show like abi elementary, right? Can you explain what was going on in those intervening years? Yeah, so a lot of it was, I was always prepping with my manager to sell a TV show. I was like, I want to, you know, and I was drafting pitches. I was so I could always be ready. My manager actually pointed out to me recently that, you know, I had the idea for Abbott, in 2017, and I didn't even, but it wasn't anything yet. Do you know what I mean? It wasn't like just drafting. I sent him a list of the kinds of shows I want to make. And when it was untitled teacher, I was like, I was like, wow, I didn't even, in my friend Kate, a writer in the room. She's like, dude, you were telling me about the idea when you're balcony in 2016. But you just have an idea, right? You don't know when what is going to materialize. So I was always drafting pitches. I got hired to be a writer on laser wolf, which was huge for me. Like getting hired to write for the first time was just such a big deal. And life-changing. And laser wolf's not this huge show. Or even the show that someone in the air or even the show that many people saw, but for me, improved that I was a real television writer. And then trying to think, what happened between laser wolf and it was me. I didn't attempt to get staffed on writing jobs too much because I was like, I kind of want my own thing and I want to, but I want to make sure it's not time two time consuming and I also pursued acting. You know, I wasn't that interested in acting, but my manager was like, it'd be a crime for you to not audition for things. So I started auditioning and I got hired on my two co producers now Justin halpern and Patrick Schumacher had a pilot called history. Nope, called in of the world. As we know it, and I auditioned for that, reluctantly. I did not want to audition. I did not want to be there. And you can ask us in fact, I was just the most sour Susan. I did not remember I did not know the law. I kind of wanted to take it. I was like, I don't want to be here. I don't want to be, even though this is a pilot for The CW, which if it got ordered to series, would have been more exposure than you'd ever had before. Yep. And I didn't care. I was like, I knew there was some different things that needed to happen. And so I auditioned for it and Justin and Patton and rob Thomas, creator of a party down in a zombie. They told me, they were like, do you want to come back tomorrow? And I'm like, no, I don't, and
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"It's still my manager now. He was like, you know, a way that you can still show up and he's like, it's stand up, and I really think you'd be good at it. And I was like, okay, so I started doing stand up. And that introduced me to that community kind of, you know, my community was growing, and then through stand up, I met just in ten who was one of my writers now on Abbott, but at the time, Justin tan was working at BuzzFeed, and I needed a job. I had gone viral and stuff, but I didn't have any money. Well, because in those in whatever that would have, I guess, 2014, I think is about 2013, yeah. Yeah, it wasn't really possible to monetize directly from Instagram, right? It wasn't. It was not what it is today. There was no, you know, you weren't even and I still to this day do not know if this is true. Someone told me this at an event at VidCon that said my video series was the first series to go viral on Instagram. So this was before that was even a thing, like serializing videos or whatever. So there was no money to be made. I like sold t-shirts with the catch phrases on them, but honestly, I didn't love doing that. It was just not, well, just to remind people, because of the way it worked on Instagram, these had to be 15 seconds or shorter. So for you, I guess it was just like a creative outlet that you initially put up on Instagram because you had had a response from or it actually came out of Friends. One Friends, yeah. It was just a girl with a regular Instagram and killed just showing my Friends a video, you know? And frustrated with what, like the LA dating scene versus Philly? Yes. And I'm not going to I'm not going to ask you to say the catch phrase unless you're willing to, but I do know that it is still so closely almost a decade later. Would you ever believe that this would still be trailing you? No, but I'm learning a lot about myself. He's passed. A few months. I am drastically intentional, even when I don't think I'm being, you know, I think my vision kind of guides me and I'm just always working in accordance with it. So nothing surprises me anymore about what you know. So yeah. Well, so as you say, the series of Instagram videos, which really did go viral before that was common for anything. That's on one level giving you probably good feedback. This is something I really can do well, but on the other hand, I still have to eat. So I needed a job. And so Justin told me about BuzzFeed. He was working there and he wanted me to be in a video for them. Something silly about potato chips from around the world. And I went to go be in the video, but I looked around the place and I was like, I need to work here. I need to work. Once again, talking about vision, because BuzzFeed wasn't at all became well. I was there. But I was like, I can see the path of where this can go. But at the time, it truly was just like taste test videos. There was nothing more to it than that. But I saw a little bit more. And I was like, yeah, I need to work here. And Justin's like, are you serious? You're so good as dead, you know, whatever, but you're done. I was like, I need money and I need a giant house. I love the stability of a job. Like, I don't love capitalism or anything, but I love a day to today. I love working with people. I love it just always has brought me a clarity, you know? To do something every day with people, and I was missing that too at the time because, you know, I wasn't working. I was making stuff, but, you know, anyway, so yeah, that's when I started working at BuzzFeed and then opened up a whole new door of well, and it's interesting because basically what you were being asked to do at BuzzFeed was to make comedy that would appeal across a wide cross section of demographics, which is basically the mandate for a network sitcom. Yeah. Absolutely. And that's when you realize, because again, some people seem to find that not what they gravitate toward, not what they like because they're saying, I don't want to have to please everybody, or there was something about that while you're making videos at BuzzFeed that you found you actually did respond to. Yeah. I have, I loved it. I loved making videos for the masses. I always was like, I want to be able to reach every demographic. And while I was at BuzzFeed, it was almost like my own little personal fight for representation in the way. I was like, I want for people to be able to watch a video with the black girl in it. And feel and feel that it is relatable. And that was part of my challenge of like, I wanted to make something consumable for everybody. And once again, I'm not sure I knew how much I loved sitcoms in how much that influenced that one. I knew how much I loved sitcoms. I'm not sure how much I knew it was influencing influencing me, but that was my favorite thing was to try to make the world very small. You know, I had a series. There are called broke, which was about three black best friends who just were broken Los Angeles. And I was like, I don't care that this is about three black kids. I want someone to be watching this in Japan and loving it, you know? That was always kind of my goal. And it did, in that case, I think sultan YouTube read, right? It did get a bigger audience. And I wonder though how much were you aware at that time, I think you've talked about it since, but there were supposedly YouTube studies and things saying that and I don't know whether to be, I guess you don't get angry at the study. You get angry at the people who they were studying, but there was some bullshit that people did not click as often on. Absolutely. Tell me, tell me what you can describe it better than I can. What was the study? Well, I mean, that was something we knew working at BuzzFeed. If there was going to be a black person or another person of color in the thumbnail, the viewer was user of YouTube or whatever was less inclined
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"Know, I was a dancer. My mom was a dancer, and so she also it gave me a love for the stage. I think dancing and performing. And then as I got older, became, you know, when I went to college, I studied advertising, because I was like, man, it'd be cool to make commercials that's kind of like, you know, you get to be in the funny world, but not really, but then as I studied advertising and I realized I didn't really want to do that. But I did love the creative aspect of it. Which kind of led to everything just slowly was drawing to what was my first love, which was comedy. And sitcoms, really, specifically. Even what I did, like black lady sketch show, it was cool to be a part of a sketch show, but I was like, man, I really would love to be a part of a 22 minute comedy. And that was like making Abbott. It was just something I need to be in to be in one. Well, and I'll definitely, I guess, go back and hit on a couple other things along the way there, but it is interesting. And others have certainly noted this too that. All the reference points that you mentioned are the same ones that I had growing up. Those same shows, I love them. And I would think for our millennials, the last thing in a way that somebody might predict, you would be drawn to do if they didn't know how important sitcoms were to you as a kid would be the sitcom. Because we kind of came of age at the time of, of course, the platinum age of TV with cable, and now you're kind of such a kind of launched in a way by the Internet. And so we're streaming live. So it's interesting. I guess we'll come back to more of why some people see the 22 minute format as and broadcast network TV generally as constricting some people also, other people respond to working within confines, very well, I know that was like, for instance, Aaron Sorkin said that, which was. Absolutely. Yeah. So just to make sure we hit on an important thing that's also going to come up, of course, later, you start out in kindergarten and your mom's class, I guess, through 5th grade, you're in that same school. And then when you have to go off to 6th grade, it's at another school. And this is where enters the picture, somebody by the name of miss Abbott. That's right. So why was she so important to you that decades later, you named a show after her? I think because, you know, all right, so at first, the name of this show was hairy elementary. It was named after the school that I went to where my mom taught and it didn't clear that I had to get out of get another name. And I said, well, who would I love to bestow this honor? And I thought of my favorite teachers and miss Abbott. It's almost a thing like I didn't know she was my favorite when I had her. I didn't even know she was my favorite by the time I graduated high school. Or anything like that. It was when I was put in this position to name something special after someone, I thought about everything she did for me, and what a lasting impact she had on my life just, and it's stuff you don't know while your kid, but her teaching us how to be responsible with money or turning our whole classroom into a planetarium for the rest of the school to walk through. And I was a little scaredy cat when I got to her class because I never not been at the same school that my mom was at. And it was scary to me. And she really took me in and gave me confidence for sure. And these are all just wonderful qualities that a teacher has and I was so bad because I have so many other amazing teachers. And hey, Abby cleared, and I was like, you know what? What I was like, I like the ring of this. I like it. I love it. It was simple. It was easy. And I loved the ring of Abbott elementary. Yeah, so it worked, but yeah, she just was incredible. And still is. I've talked to her recently. She's just so great. That's awesome. Yeah, and folks who want to have a good time should bring some tissues and go on YouTube and watch the Jimmy Kimmel episode with you. And a special appearance. So what was it though in, I guess, starting in high school and then really picking up along the way into college that made you look at comedy as not just something that was a lot of fun and you enjoyed. But that was something that could be that you might want to dissect and really study even while you're studying advertising and broadcasting. It seems like it got a lot more serious. It did. You know, I was in college and was watching SNL and just started becoming obsessive. I was like, how do these people, you don't just, you know, walk up to mister SNL and get a job, like there has to be something to this, and there's an art to what they're doing. And also it was at the time where my SNL error, when I was in my 20s, was Andy Samberg had just gotten on the show, Kristen, I remember Kristen Wiig's first episode, and I remember being blown away. I had never had that experience before of seeing someone's first episode because I had just started. And so she was on it and I started realizing that these people know these other people. I'm like, wait, the people on this show know the people in the office, this is a community, you know? How do they do it? So I started researching and then I started being like, aha, I knew there was a place and that's when I started finding out about UCB and second city and groundlings. At the time, I had a boyfriend who actually was the next boyfriend. He was living in Chicago, but we were still super in touch. And I said, I found out that second city was in Chicago. And I was like, I really want to see what this is like. I just want to see. I looked down. And I just say this is while you're going to college at temple in the Philadelphia area. So Chicago's what a couple hours train rides. Two hour plane ride, okay. My first plane ride was to Chicago to go to second city. Okay. This is back when plane, you know, planes could be, it could be cheaper. Somehow fight was like $90, which was a lot for me. Yeah, sure, sure, sure. So I go, I don't tell my parents, but I go and stay with my ex and I'm like, I find out they have a winter course, so I went over the winter break, and it was just a weeklong course. I said, let me just see. And I went and it was just that feeling of like, I'm home. Looking at the walls and seeing all these people and like, oh my God, they all were here. They all touched these floors or whatever. So I started taking the classes and the teacher, her name is Shelly gassman. She took a real liking to me and even being someone who had made their career out of comedy like she had written on SNL and to me that was just unreal. I was like, you write on, you know? She told me, I really think you should take the writing course. Instead of writing course, and I just took the extra person on it. And I think that was the first time it dawned on me that, oh yeah, this stuff is written.
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"Everyone and thank you for tuning in to the 454th episode of awards chatter. The Hollywood Reporter's awards podcast. I'm the host Scott feinberg. And my guest today is a comedic phenom, who is blowing up at the moment, having created and served as a producer and writer and the principal star of the ABC sitcom Abbott elementary, which has been described by The New York Times as quote the best new network sitcom of the season close quote and quote the kind of comedy that network TV needs. With the guardians suggesting quote, it has Parks and Recreation sense of community, modern families, precision tooling, and Ted Lasso's charm. But as its own hilarious thing. The first season of the show about the struggles of teachers in a Philadelphia public school rolled out between December 2021 and April 2022, and quickly proved to be something special. It's second episode was ABC's highest rated installment of comedy since the finale of Modern Family a couple of years earlier. Ratings for the premiere were quadrupled after about a month, something that had never before happened with an ABC comedy. Season one overall averaged about 4 million viewers per episode, the show was renewed for a second season, a month before the first season's finale, and the first season ended up with a 100% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Oh, and earlier this month, the show received 7 Emmy nominations as well, including best comedy series, making it this year's only network show nominated for the top drama or comedy awards. And my guess is personally nominated in three categories, producing, writing, and acting, which is a total never before achieved in a single year by a black person. I'm talking about one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2022, Quinta Brunson. Over the course of our conversation, the 32 year old and I discussed what led her to comedy and to create web content, including what proved to be the first viral Instagram video. What it was like subsequently working on projects like the first season of HBO's a black lady sketch show. While quietly trying to sell a show of her own, how her mother, Norma Jean Brunson, and her 6th grade teacher, Joyce Abbott, helped to inspire abbot elementary and why she wanted the show to air on and deeply believes in the future of network television, plus much more, and so without further ado, let's go to that conversation. Hi, what's up? Thank you so much for joining us. And great to have you on the podcast. Normally I begin with a question I'm going to come to in a second about just where our guests were born and raised with their parents did for a living. But first, I need you to help me understand. I always thought that QU I NTA was Quinta is, so are we all saying it wrong? Or what's going on? No. Quinta is another pronunciation of my name. Someone say that is the correct pronunciation. I've kind of grown up my whole life being called both Quentin and Quinta. Okay. I am the 5th child Quinta means with and it's actually something I had to land on when I became more of a professional in my field when deciding which one I wanted to go by. And I decided to go by Quinta, but what's hard about it is I don't always pick up when someone is calling me. Quinta, because I'm so used to it. Right. Right. So it's funny you bring this up. I was on a red carpet the other day, and the one woman said, Quinta, you know, who was taking pictures in the rest of the people. We're like, Quinta Quinta, everybody's confused. And I didn't even catch it. My peel, so I'm upset. And I was like, wow, I didn't even hear it. I'm just so used to hearing both versions. So yeah. All right, well, thank you for clarity. Now I can sleep well at night. So all right, now for the usual question, just can you share for anyone who may not know where were you born and raised in what did your folks do for a living? I was born in west Philadelphia, born and raised in west Philadelphia, trying not to sing the theme song. Me too, me too. I'm proud of both of us. And my mother was a teacher. And my father was, he managed parking lots. For a living. It seems so mundane, but I found it to be very cool. Sure. No, I've always thought that's the American Dream. One time payment and then let it just keep collecting. Exactly. Now, your mom, it was always kindergarten that she taught her did that change over the years. She talked kindergarten for most of her career. She had switched to first grade. I remember one year. And she wanted to go back to kindergarten. Okay. And that was good because you were when you were in kindergarten that worked out nicely, right? It did. She was my teacher, yeah. Yeah. So in your memoir, she means well. And I will just repeat that for anyone listening at home that is. You talk about the fact that your family that when you were growing up was quite observant, Jehovah's Witnesses. And how that may have shaped you and I wonder if you can maybe give a little version of that now just how you think it might have affected you as a kid. I think for growing up Jones witness, it just, for me, as a kid in west Philadelphia, I think it gave me some type of religion gives a lot of people, but it gave me some guidelines, you know? It helped keep me safe in Philadelphia and keep me out of trouble. Joe's business is a very strict, it's a very strict religion. I wasn't allowed to do so much that when I did become passionate about something, it was often something that I that was in wine was kind of my principles at the time, like I felt like, oh, this feels like it's part of my purpose. If I really want to do it because I had all these rules and guidelines and fears of God, but then there were some things that I was like, ah, I absolutely got to do this. I think this is in line with what I'm wearing. I felt that way about comedy. You were talking to him any other jobs when it says and they would not say the same thing, but I felt that I had kind of a purpose in that arena that aligned with my religious beliefs at the time. So to connect the dots, I guess, to comedy, I guess there's first dance, and then dance somehow leads to acting, which somehow leads to comedy. Yeah. Connect those dots if you don't mind. Well, how many was always there? That's another thing my family, we spent so much time together, and we watched so much, we watched a lot of comedies, things that were the whole family could enjoy. Like a big one in our House was all of the Nick at night TV shows, all of the shows that became Nick and night TV shows in my era. So the Brady bunch, Mary Tyler Moore show, Bob Newhart show, they all became really important to me, those sitcoms, they represented togetherness, things I could watch with my family, things I was allowed to watch. And for that reason, you know, I really loved comedy more than I was willing to admit. I think, and as I got a little bit older, I started to find kind of my own things I loved all that was really big to me. I just thought it was fascinating. These kids, you know, doing sketch comedy was so incredible to me and my older siblings kind of sharing comedies with them because it's what we also had in common. Ace Ventura pet detective made my brother and I Friends. I think without that, I'm not sure we would have gotten a lot. And so, you
DL Hughley: Uvalde Police Waited to Confront Gunman
"Yet. Somebody that I have been waiting to do a diss track on. It's almost like a rapper. I want to diss this person. Is DL hughley. I've been, I told the lord, I said, lord, please give me a radio show. That's big enough and syndicated. So I can tell the truth about DO hughley. I used to love DIA hughley. He was a part of the kings of comedy, I used to love him growing up. He's an incredible comedian, but this man is so woke. And he hates white people so much. That is sickening to me. And he's always talking about people like me and others like me who are black who are conservative and he's even named me because my uncle used to listen to deal he will then deal healey start talking trash about me on the radio and so my uncle told me and he said he don't mess with DL he did no more. Because DIA hughley is fake to me. And he's an example in his exemplification of the weak black men in America. That literally can not think for themselves. And everything that come out of their mouth is from the perspective of a complete victim. Now, I have talked about you to the point where I'm done even I don't even want to say the word y'all anymore. However, DL hughley decided to make comments about Yuval D and I wanted to give him an honest take on it. But he can't help but make it about race. So without further ado, let's play the deal, he could clip where he's talking about you valdi. It definitely retreated. When I saw that video from the first though, who the hell is the mayor to get more mad at the video coming out than the police officers who perpetrated being police officers on that day? Because all right, put a pause on it. So before he says this, he talks about governor Abbott. He mentions that governor Abbott came out and said the police did everything they could do and in the next day governor ever said he was disappointed that he was then told he wasn't told accurate information.
Rep. Barry Loudermilk: Even Nancy Pelosi Would Retire in Florida
"I love what governor juicy and governor Abbott are doing and quite frankly what they ought to do is double up and send some of those buses to Delaware and to Nancy Pelosi's district over in San Francisco. Would you do that though to even that cruel and unusual punishment to send them to Nancy Pelosi? They already have a lot of problems there, but no, I agree with you. But I don't think that would have an impact on Nancy Pelosi since it appears that when she retires, she's moving to the Republican led state of Florida, which doesn't have an income tax and the economy is doing well and people have some freedom there because of governor desantis. She doesn't even want to go back to San Francisco.
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison on the Need for Leadership Change in Texas
"Sorry, we just covered the story of Texas suing the Biden administration. So to allow women to die in abortions. I mean, the federal government is just trying to say to save the life of the mother. We have a duty. And so Texas suing to make sure that what women get to die in Texas. I don't know how else to say it. Listen, you know, I live in South Carolina, I grew up in South Carolina and I couldn't think that you could find a state where you had worse leadership than the leaders that we have in South Carolina and McMaster and Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, but then Texas does it bigger. Yeah. Abbott is a disaster. We all know about cancun Cruz and the walk in disaster that he is in corn and has no backbone. This is a state where the AG to the lieutenant government. Remember the lieutenant governor in this state was when COVID hit was, he was a guy who said, well, we should just sacrifice our seniors. We should just let them die so that we could save the economy. I mean, these people don't care about the people here in Texas. And they don't care about women and women's rights. And we've seen it time and time again, they don't care about voting rights in this state. And that's why it is so needed for a sea change in leadership here. And hopefully with beto at the top of the ticket, we could see that what I've heard my entire life, the sleeping giant, actually. I just heard someone say, and again, you know, his lips to God's ears, but that is sadly a game changer that they really feel like beto, it's beto's time. Liam on Twitter said, I'm sorry. It may sound harsh, but standing around in the hallway while children are shot in the next room is exactly what Republicans have been doing for 40
'Succession' tops Emmy nominations, 'Squid Game' also scores
"Succession leads to the nominations for the Emmy Awards with 25 I'm Archie's are a letter with the latest Succession will make another run at the best drama Emmy It won in that category in 2020 its competition is Better Call Saul euphoria Ozark severance Stranger Things yellow jackets and Squid Game the first non English language series to be nominated in a top category Ted Lasso has 20 nominations It competes for best comedy against Abbott elementary Barry curb your enthusiasm hacks The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel only murders in the building and What We Do in the Shadows The Emmys will be shown live on NBC on September 12th
Greg Abbott Orders Texas State Police to Return Migrants to Border
"I love your show and never miss it. Thank you. I've heard you be critical of Texas for their PR stunt of busing illegals to Washington D.C. it seems that they are starting to listen. Texas is now authorizing its own state level law enforcement to immediately remove all illegal crossers and put them at the port of entry in Texas. Do you believe this is the right move? Or do you want them to do even more? Becky from Fredericksburg, Texas, first of all, I love Fredericksburg, Texas. It's great, and that is what is happening. Governor Greg Abbott empower state authorities to return migrants to border crossings, breaking in just the last day. Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday cleared state authorities to return migrants. They apprehended the border, setting up a potential clash of the federal government over the authority to enforce immigration law. Thank you. That's what we've been calling for on the show for quite some time. We're not taking credit for it. We've been one among several voices, but not enough, Tucker, Bannon and others. Immigration law enforcement is a federal responsibility to the Texas tribune rights. Abbott appears to be testing the limits of state authority by empowering state law enforcement National Guard troops under state deployment to bring migrants to port of entry, stopping short of using state resources to expel migrants from the country as immigration hawks have increasingly called for in recent months. I call for that, obviously, we should be sending the illegals the lawbreakers, the vigilantes, the line cutters, and the criminals, because those are all descriptions of the people that break illegally into the country and send them back to where they came from. Now look, I want to say something about, you know, some of the illegals that are here. You know, some people say, well, Charlie, a lot of the illegals are here and they just want a better life. And I've always found a difficulty with this argument because imagine knowing you're breaking the law and staying there. I don't have a soft spot for those people. Now, for some of the children, I might have a soft spot like the DACA kids, I don't support Amnesty by any means whatsoever I support removal, but I'm just talking about from a tonal perspective to there's people that say, well, Charlie, come on. These people want a better life. Yeah, a lot of people want a better life. But you're breaking the law every day that you are here.
Greg Abbott Orders Texas State Police to Return Migrants to Border
"Debbie and I were talking this morning about some interesting news. Well, a couple of separate items of news auto Texas. So let's talk about the first one. So Texas governor Greg Abbott now, I don't know why I can do this before, but he's ordered troops. The National Guard. That's about it for a good while. To deport illegal migrants. This is an example of the state taking action and I think I would recognize as it's called unprecedented action. But his point is, listen, there are laws. And the federal government is not doing its part. So you know what? Texas is going to step up. So I think it's a very good thing. It's a great thing. You know, this is very, this is a very bad thing. What these Democrats are doing, allowing these people to come in. It's very cruel for them, first of all, there have been so many of them that innocent people, mothers, children, whatever, die because of heat exposure, die because cartel kills them, whatever. It's very dangerous. It's human trafficking. Bar none, it is. It's done in hand in hand with the content. It is. And it's sanctioned by the Democrats and by Biden. So I think that what governor Abbott has done is an excellent way to deal with it. Now there's probably going to be some backlash. Well, the federal government is going to assert its authority and say, this is our job. This is a federalism issue. They always say that, but they don't do anything. They don't want to do anything
Shinzo Abe, former Japanese Prime Minister, killed in shooting attack
"Reactions to the kidding of Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe are coming in from around the world Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has expressed shock over the shooting of Abe during a campaign speech In common with millions of people around the world I feel numbed at this shocking truly shocking attack on someone who has been a great leader of Japan and probably the greatest ever Japanese friend of Australia Abbott also praised Japan's former prime minister for the extraordinary work of his grandfather who negotiated the original trade
Texas governor authorizes state to return migrants to border
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting the Texas governor authorizes the state to return to migrants to the border Texas governor Greg Abbott stepped up his efforts to stem the flow of migrants Thursday authorizing state troopers at National Guard members to apprehend and transport migrants to the U.S. Mexico border Abbott stopped short of authorizing the transport of migrants across ports of entry into Mexico but his order is an untested expansion of powers for the National Guard and state police The federal government not states as responsibility for enforcement of immigration laws Abbott blames the Biden administration for the rise in migrant crossings On the Texas border U.S. authorities stopped 523,000 migrant crossings between January and May up from 417,000 over the same span a year ago I'm Mike Gracia
Abbott: More checkpoints after trailer tragedy
"Texas governor Greg Abbott is taking steps to respond to the deaths of dozens of migrants inside a sweltering tractor trailer Abbott is setting up more checkpoints on highways Targeting trucks like the one that was used where these people perished to make sure that we will have a better capability of perhaps stopping future trucks like that The Republican governor says many of these deaths could have been prevented If President Biden fully funded the border patrol operation he pointed out the truck passed through a border checkpoint It was unexpected because the border patrol does not have the resources to be able to inspect all of the trucks And as a result the border patrol did not have the capability of saving those lives The truck was registered in Texas but had fake plates and logos
Governor Abbott Blames Migrant Tragedy on Biden
"In the following way, we spent our first hour talking a lot. About the lessons to be learned from the horrible migrant tragedy of 50 corpses in the back of a truck, governor Abbott, here in Texas, hasty to say, that's on Biden. Could that truck would that particular truck have made it through, even if we were serious about the borders? Maybe. But I think the overall broader point is that porous borders have a death toll when the smugglers, the coyotes, the traffickers, know that they can pretty well flood people into our country at will. Because of policies that will do little to thwart that practice, well, this is going to be what you will get more of.
The FDA Has Lost the Trust of the American People
"So it comes my turn to talk about it and I know that FDA and jewel are on the agenda cut number 24 Jacob, please. I don't hear anything from the administration about fentanyl. And those numbers are through the roof. It's a tomb and the fentanyl that all of us agree is the number one part of the border crisis is what we have to be focused on to kill the 107,000 American last year. It is a wide open border. I know you wanted to talk about the FDA and Joel. And I have to say, why are we focusing part of the federal government? The FDA on regulating jewel when we can't regulate the border. Why do we assume the federal government can do anything when it can't do the first thing, which is to control the border. As Molly said, the cartels control the border, not that. And administration, so why would we trust the FDA, which had a very bad year anyway in the course of COVID? They blew the Johnson & Johnson pause. They blew in fact, they blew a lot of the Abbott laboratory process. They do not have a great reputation right now and they're shutting down jewel. I'm not a fan of Joel. Why in the world would we trust them when the government can't do anything on its number one job?
"abbott " Discussed on Fresh Air
"I mean, it's something you really have to think about now. You have different kinds of decisions, and you just have a different place in the world. Yeah, well, you know, I have a big large family to take care of, so I'm taking care of my family with the power part. I don't know. I'm still examining that, examining what that means for me. I don't know how much I've liked the idea of that, but that doesn't mean it's not the case. So a lot of times it's about how I can be a good leader, how I can hopefully continue to maintain a positive work environment on Abbott, you know, there's somewhere close to 300 people who work on the show. I want to continue to be a good leader of this group that something I have to do and maintain a good work environment. And it's also about, I guess, so far it's about managing. You know, what to do with this new found attention, you know, for instance, one of the decisions that we made as a group with the studio and the network was instead of marketing the show. We're doing well, right? And hopefully I don't regret this, but we're doing well. We have very good ratings. People are watching the show. It was like, well, how about we put this marketing money towards something else? And we chose to put the marketing money towards supplies for teachers. And it's about being able to make those kind of decisions that really excite me. Things that can really materially help people. And I think other than that, you know, I've been prepared for this for a long time. And so I'm just going to keep doing what I have been doing. Well, congratulations on the series. And I just want to say, you know, somebody who got fired after 6 weeks teaching 8th grade. I have such respect and I'm in such awe of teachers who really know how to do it. And who create safe, respectful environments for their students, where their students can really thrive and learn. And I'm grateful to you not only for providing a.
"abbott " Discussed on Fresh Air
"But I love those teachers, those teachers who just have that kind of magic touch and the kids respect her and listen to her and we'll do what she says. And while chaos is might be happening all around, her students will not be in chaos. How do they do it? I've always wondered, how do they do it? I don't know, you know, my mother has that ability. And that character Barbara Howard is loosely based on my mother. It's something I've watched her do for years and continue to do, to just get a room of children to act right with nothing more than a look. I just think it's a gift. You know, one interesting thing about it is I think my mother has just as much respect for her students as they do for her. And I think that relationship creates a bond. And I think that's very important. That's an important part of that power. No, I know another inspiration for this series was a teacher that you had when you were in 6th grade, wasn't it? Yeah, when I was in 6th grade, my teacher, miss Abbott, who was my first teacher in a new school that was away from my mother. That was my first time going to another school and having this teacher who I was scared. You know, I was scared to go into the real world or what I looked at is the real world at the time. And she just took me under her wing, and I really give her a lot of credit for, you know, helping me leave the nest. So to speak and she was just incredible and incredible teacher who put her all into making sure that her students felt special and were ready for the world. What did your mother do or what did miss Abbott do to reward and to punish kids? Because I think that's always a tough one, you know? Like what should the rewards and punishments be? Rewards are fun. Rewards can vary. My mom, a kindergarten teacher, a star, a nice gold star, can really brighten up a kid's day. And then I think miss Abbott did things like fun trips and fun fun trips and just fun things like doing murals and stuff like that felt like rewards. And honestly, just positive reinforcement, just building confidence, you know? Getting in a, it feels like a reward when you're teaching well when you're doing the job well for your students. I think for punishment, that's a hard one because I think it varies from child to child. I will say about both my mom and miss Abbott, I don't think punishment is really in their vocabulary. I think they always have to look at it as a broader issue. Why is this child acting out? What is going on at home? What's going on in their behavior pattern in this classroom? Because they get to know these students. Very often for my mom, the child that misbehaved the most was kind of like her favorite student by the end of the year. She would have this weird relationship where she would come home and my family would know, okay, this is your problem child this year, but it's also like your favorite child because you come home and talk about them every day..
"abbott " Discussed on Fresh Air
"This is fresh air. I'm Terry gross, the new hit sitcom. Abbott elementary about the teachers in a majority black under resourced elementary school was created by my guest Quinta Brunson, who also stars on the show. Before getting her own show, she was known for her viral short videos and series on the Internet, like the girl who's never been on a nice date. She was a producer and actor for BuzzFeed video and was a cast member on the first season of a black lady sketch show. Inhabit elementary, she plays a second grade teacher in a Philadelphia school. She's pretty new at the job, and has remained fired up by idealism, but is still pretty naive. The series is a mockumentary. In this scene, from episode one, she's in front of the camera describing herself. What she says is interspersed with a scene from her classroom. She's given her students to the count of three to do what she's told them to do. She's already up to 8 when this scene begins. I'm Janine teagues, I've been teaching second grade here at ebit elementary for a year now. 8. 9. As a product of the Philadelphia school system, I'm proud to say I survived and now teach here today. All right guys, so there have been three presidents since this one, okay? It's an old book, so here's where I taped in the others. I'd say the main problem in the school district is, yeah, no money. The city says there isn't any, but they're doing a multi-million dollar renovation to the eagle stadium down the street from here. But we just make do. I mean, the staff here is incredible. They're all amazing teachers. I really look up to.
"abbott " Discussed on POLITICO Dispatch
"Presented by at and t. We'll thanks for taking the time. Sure my pleasure you my husband. I met governor. Greg abbott and mid june in his office in the capital. And you know. I'll have to say on a one on one level. He's warm he's friendly. he's charming. We talked about our kids. You know we talked about my husband. Who is a lawyer and and went to law school which is crap it went to. Ut's and undergrad. Well i'm an adopted texan and he's castle so in texas georgia but when we spoke though you definitely saw you saw a lot of the different forces that he was navigating he avoided talking about any specifics of any bills of where did being down on things. Like whether and president joe biden won the election. One of the things that some the republican party and said is that they don't believe that buying legitimately won the election into you agree with that. I will abide by with the courts and he said i will abide by the courts. Decided and i think that really speaks to what people say is judicial bearing that he sort of can also be touch aloof not necessarily being the one out in front with proactive strategy or narrative if that makes sense.
"abbott " Discussed on The Chad Prather Show
"You know when people come up and say donald trump really endorsed greg abbott. Did sean hannity really endorse greg abbott. You know and i'm like yeah i did. There's a lot of people that jumped on. An airplane flew to mar-a-lago and said Dawn check yourself folks. It used to work for trump. They've all the several of them gone down. What are you doing man. That's another story. But what i get a lot of. Is people saying well chat. Why are you doing this. We've got a republican governor in the state of texas. Why are you guys getting involved. You're just gonna steal votes and give this to a democrat and it's like i want to encourage you. Comeback read six for dummies. It's not how the primary process folks. Greg abbott been what twenty five years. They've groomed him ultimately to be the president of the united states. That was the lord's plan. Char he got a big fat goose egg in the straw poll cpac. That pissed flew all over now. He was so mad. Yeah you know. Yeah that's why and then suddenly all of a sudden you lifts the mask mandates but again. I keep making the jokes about the that. How self unaware can you be on texas independence day. He makes the announcement that he's going to remove. The masks made the announcement from a mexican restaurant. People texas independence day. It's like you gotta be more aware of what you margaritas day. We celebrate our independence from mexico. You did it from a mexican restaurant. This is the kind of things. I just kind of catch me but the the primary process. Yeah why is it important. How's it work. It's it's it's super important and you know in a in a solid red state which is texas east to be till we got a bunch of rhinos in there But in a republican state. The election is in the republican primary okay. There's no reason for us to believe that. A republican aren't going to take the entire slate all the way down so who is on. That slate is is the argument in the primary. This is where conservatives get a chance to onto honestly have their vote matter more because there's less people who are going to be involved it takes less people to get your guy on there and i will just tell you from my experience down there. I was stabbed in the back. More by fake republicans more than the democrats because at least they square up. And you're you know you know where they stand on the issue Republicans are lying to you about it but but but he. but here's the bottom line this race that you guys are in right now..
"abbott " Discussed on WTOP
"DNA but governor Greg Abbott says his forthcoming plan for re opening will overrule any local policy the White House has set certain standards for states to re open and one of them is a two week downward trend of new publications by that standard Georgia fails but CBS correspondent mark Strassmann this pandemic could threaten progress that some states have been making an expanding access to pre K. programs forty four states and DC server one point six million children in the pre kindergarten programs in the twenty eighteen twenty nineteen school year but the National Institute for early education research at Rutgers says state budget cuts could wipe out the growth in participation and quality of those programs the group says state funding for early education is considered discretionary which leaves those programs unprotected right now all during budget cuts kids are supposed to be social distancing as well and while it's recommended that they get out of the house to exercise with their parents doctors say they should wear masks if they do have to go out for any other reason recommended for kids over to how do you convince children to wear face coverings normalizing and reassure them that even though it's different than what they're normally doing that it's not scary chief of pediatrics for Kaiser Permanente Adrienne collier you can practice at home wearing the mask around the house he can play games with your kids and pretend that they're super heroes you can put masks on their stuffed animals without creating danger of suffocation collier says mask should fit snugly with few gaps on the side and no gap in the kitchen area or on the bridge of the child's nose Kristy king WTOP news we're seeing all green on Wall Street today Jeff Claiborne leave now is up to four hundred and seven points the S. and P. five hundred index is up two percent money news in ten minutes on WTOP sports at fifteen and forty five powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white thank rad one fifteen today Preston one year ago on this very day the capitals were in the middle of their first round playoff series with Carolina and while this year's team awaits the resumption of the season whenever that might be tonight Alex events can faces off against all time great Wayne Gretzky on Xbox the two will play best of three series on NHL twenty monumental sports entertainment senior vice president exactly owns this we're very lucky in that Alex and Wayne have a really fantastic relationship Alex recently posted on Instagram a video of him playing the NHL game with the sun and it got caught when Zayn win said why don't we do something work will stream online no competitive match between ourselves and we'll try to use it as an opportunity to raise money for covert nineteen the lead the series will stream live on the capital's twitch channel beginning at eight viewers will have the opportunity to donate to the monumental sports entertainment foundation as well as the Edmonton food bank to benefit the coronavirus relief effort baseball years are perking up in Frederick Bowie Hagerstown and Fredericksburg the minor leagues have reportedly agreed to MLB's proposal to reduce the number of affiliated teams by twenty five percent from one hundred sixty to one hundred twenty next year not including rookie league teams the nationals and Orioles currently have five minor league affiliates apiece NFL fox nineteen in Cincinnati reports that the Bengals have told LSU quarterback Joe burrow that he'll be the.
"abbott " Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Abbott. we just were saying at the end of last segment he is stock with this commission quote to do something. so what is now being reported a special session to expedite the death penalty. what all that is let's be honest all that is is man I need to look like I'm doing something. so I'm gonna do something expedite the death penalty yes I assume he's going to follow up by saying in the cases of mass shooting. excuse me. most of the last few mass shooters are dead yeah except the guy from one that's a line on that dude from el Paso there's one Sutherland springs dad to dad el Paso do dad Odessa del Paso guys alive yeah I'll pass allowable down today see that's exactly how he's now realizing all man I put this commission together to give the optics of doing something and we you're not gonna do anything boy what can I do what can I not that. well it whatever whatever that means at least we know now that the guy apparently courted ABC news got the gun person the person where you don't have to have any top a background check say about gun from Jeff their use by gun from Jeff. even Dan Patrick I guess yesterday it said you need to look at this person a person deal he wants to make it okay work say Jeff will leave his guns to all the kids if they're over eighteen or twenty one. but in the person to person we may have to look at the person the person sales in this state. now I want. should look at it they should they should look at it now I know the answer to that is no they won't because the governor just try to come up with whatever diversion he could. expo whatever that even means it's all you know with how how was it even I realize the governor of Texas it is arguably the most important thing you do you go ahead and sign off on. death. I don't know what I think the governor's office can do to quote expert dot heat well they've got all these appeals on appeals in a week every time we execute somebody hunt for the crime was down thirty years ago yeah I I know I mean maybe I think and you know what that's we've taken to expedite it we don't have you don't have all these appeals. but under the rule of law you have the peel and that's gonna do what. you know the next shooter we only have the death penalty here you think that it is time to it I don't know what made it terror a guide to say say the el Paso dude he knows he gives the probably did all this turn himself in and said I am I am be dead for twenty five years. under this proposed if they do have a cat in twenty four and a half now no there he'll be dead within a year make if they act but I will I don't know what's interesting I don't love all over that the governor's office can do anything in that process because your stay is appeal to the Supreme Court there are some legal things that are and all that well I know I know we're quick to Tim to jump up and down say yay for us on the death penalty let me ask everyone do you think we've executed an innocent person in this state. yeah probably have. probably yeah we we've had some issues with convicting people of committing crimes horrific crimes that have not committed the crimes I had a guy on the show who was sentenced to death twice Michael Morton now Anthony gray all your at your baseball friend Anthony gray who was sentenced to die twice I asked to be think we've executed an innocent person he said yes I go why would you say that and he said point play because you tried to kill me twice. he didn't do it well but on the governors I stand on this it's obvious we know that the do del Paso did it. if I if if this is if this is the answer to the commission on mass shootings to solve the problem of mass shootings in Texas. okay I don't I won't solve anything I'd yell Judaism up quicker yeah. the death penalty is not a deterrent to amass shooter the best that we can tell. okay acts okay let me just say this one more thing if there is a special section called. watch out camping ordinance in Austin the guests were lined up it'll get away from this no I think they'll do they'll do that and they'll do the camping deal because you can do that in a special session okay if they declared is not wholly for that the I'll I'll buy that I think it'll be a lot more about Austin and nothing about guns nothing about Jack's improved probably very little about expediting the death penalty the shooters are dead. it's not a deterrent obviously. they're thinking though is it could be a deterrent to the guy my example again the guy from help the el Paso deal. not gonna get Kay I'm not gonna be put to death for years and years and there's his thinking is I need to come up with something so I come up with this. that way I don't have to tackle that other stuff that might be a political risk this is of no political risk there is no political risk there is no political clout in saying we need to look at expedited the death penalty in the case of mass shooters well I think one thing. there is not what I would like no one's arguing that I would like discussion of the extended background checks the red flag laws. ban on assault weapons not gonna happen don't worry about that's not gonna happen okay. the red flag thing didn't happen correct it's not happened no not happen attacks there is no appetite excel to find something that is as non. controversial as possible. I know we should expedite mass shooters we should expedite their deaths and it's faster. oh okay. thanks. okay that's fine is that what the commission was put together really. it's interesting it's energy has not had this topic said about that part person to person sales right he stuck in a corner I don't know what we can do on the person to person sales have you know about right the person to person sales exactly unless you say if you sell a gun person a person and that said gun was used on a felonious act you could go to jail. sure. okay but my defense of me I didn't know yeah I. I think this I think if we're to predict now the path of least resistance will be again almost a no brainer but okay expediting the death sentence in the case of mass shooters. if any of them ever live again we will expedite their death sentence. how's that that that is a non controversial as non committal as non as much of a non issue is in and I disagree I disagree I think it is if they have legislation where the legislatures worry where it I don't have I had a it will be due process is right he will be challenged it I don't know how much to eat it has but there will be we now he's now with his aides his marketing staff has come up with the one thing that they can say a hot seat we're tackling something..