21 Burst results for "Greg Daniels"

"greg daniels" Discussed on Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

03:28 min | 2 months ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on Happier with Gretchen Rubin

"It weird league did relieve some of the pressure of it being the very first script that he was writing because no one really expects a script that you right and only three days to be very good so he was like well. This is what it is so gretchen. That's so interesting. The greg daniels did that. We'll see this is the thing. I would never have thought of that because i always feel like more time makes me less anxious. I assume everybody else feels the same way. But when you put it this way it makes perfect sense grudge. One really nice thing is that it lowers expectation like you feel like yes pressure actually deliver a great script in three days than you would in a week right or if you give someone you're like oh you've got to take a stab at the annual report. Get it to me by wednesday like well. What can you expect. It's the annual report by the middle of the week. I'll do my best. But no one's expecting a polish finished product and that makes you less anxious. And then maybe i especially for some people. It probably would help them get started with lowering anxiety. Yes in gretchen. I wonder if this is related to your know yourself better question of are you a marathoner sprinter. Well that's interesting because this has to do with work pace and marathoners are people like me and you where we like to have more time. We don't like to be up against a deadline. We like to work steadily with with a lot of cushion and then sprinters really like being up against a deadline. They like you know they feel like they're they're kind of their energy and their creativity is crystallized by urgency. So i can see how sprinters would like to work less time. But i think maybe marathoner paradoxically might also benefit because it would relieve that. It's another way to relieve pressure. One way to relieve pressure plenty of time to do a great job another way to relieve pressures feeling. It doesn't have to be so great. Yeah and this could apply to many things not just script writing thinking. I could apply this to planning a trip. Like just say okay. I have to plan the trip in an afternoon. Yeah and then it's like and it's going to be what it is not feel like i have to look at every single hotel and every place you know. It's kind of related to decision fatigue. Yes which makes me think this might be a good thing for questioners. Because one of the ways that questioners can defeat this analysis paralysis to give themselves deadlines so maybe they should actually short a deadline to make sure that they kind of say. This is how much time. I wanna give to something and i'm just going to do the best that i can't and i can also imagine that procrastinators would find this helpful so one thing you always sale. It's bit is that action is the antidote to anxiety. And i think for some people saying you need to start now and finish quickly is a way to get started. And to and by lowering expert expectations lower than anxiety whereas a more distant deadline feels more intimidating because that's when sort of perfectionism can set in and perfection is is sparked by anxiety about feeling anxious about the final product. This way you're like. Yeah do what you can. It is what it is exactly. it's funny. How often lowering expectations improves life. Yes we'll let us know if you do try this at home. And how giving yourself less time works for you or if you as in the case of greg daniels you you used it on someone else. Let us know about that to let us know an instagram.

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"greg daniels" Discussed on Office Ladies

Office Ladies

05:01 min | 2 months ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on Office Ladies

"Play it vividly. Remember this test. I didn't do a lot of test like this. So it really stands out. I think we were all excited to see this cold open. Come to be because it read so funny in the script. But i think what the remember the pressure that that you have trying to make something like this reality. The whole idea probably seemed kind of easy on paper but it was really up to the set designer michael gallagher and his team to make it reality like i said i would do. I would do tests. But there were mainly hair and makeup tests. Or you know a lotta camera tests. But i don't remember one quite like this so i walk into the bullpen. And there's a lot of people there. Greg daniels was their director. Paul feedback Randy cordray our director. Kelly canley of course mike allen berg and then fill shea and the prop department as well and what i saw was just like what you see in the episode. It just looked like a desk wrapped in wrapping paper. But as soon as i walked in it was made clear to me that i should not touch the desk like. Don't really go near the desk until we're going to do the test. I mean specific instructions and it was told everybody that just keep clear the desk. Don't touch just thing. It was their like their only prototype. And so i kind of imagined underneath the wrapping paper like it was kind of house of cards or something. Just read ready to fall. So i didn't even want to breathe on it because i just was thinking remind what if i knock this thing over and for everybody before even do the test. That would be a total nightmare. But then they were ready to do it and props department gave me the briefcase which had something inside of it to give some weight and so they said go so i through the briefcase on the desk sat in the chair and i totally expected that i would fall like rachel ground but to be.

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"greg daniels" Discussed on The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner

The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner

04:56 min | 3 months ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner

"Jack benny thing of your money or your life and not just have a guy stand there and tell the setup and the punchline in the same line right if you're gonna go with character comedy you've gotta learn who the characters are right and the audience has to figure it out and That takes some time so they always tend to start slow. Don't start with a bang. Usually so i wasn't thrown or worried when it started slum right but there is a difference between season one and season two well so that was my next question so i you felt like to my understanding. All of the writers disagreed with you. But after the forty year old virgin and seeing steve and seeing him in a new way and when what his sensibility was that you needed to change michael that was part of it for sure. But like you know how i said. The the goal with the pilot was co even produced. Something that looked like the office. Right it was a production type of deal so them going into season one. It was like okay. Can we write the office. Can we write stories that are like this and are just as good but not use the british scripts or anything like that. And then i think we achieve that but then we didn't have very good ratings right and kevin was really a fan of the show and the middle management at nbc. We're fans of the show to which was really funny. Because i went to like whatever up fronts the things where they were presented and all the middle management would come and tell me how much they loved it and they would point to the senior management is being michael. Scottie like you could say you could tell like they were feeling oppressed by people not kevin but other people in the in the structure bay way. It was really hard to get picked up and kevin said okay. Greg you have to come in and pitch me how you're gonna change it because it has to change..

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"greg daniels" Discussed on ID10T with Chris Hardwick

ID10T with Chris Hardwick

05:54 min | 3 months ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on ID10T with Chris Hardwick

"I always marvel at the fact that the office was a show that you know America has not historically done a great job of adapting british source material. And i think that often comes from the fact that you know even though the americans and the brits use a lot of the same words we don't necessarily speak the same language like we don't speak in cultural language so things that work well over the make sense over here we try to translate them and then it sort of loses the magic but somehow the office manage to be its own completely own thing like not that it somehow paid homage to the source material but also at the same time was entirely its own entity which is real feet. Yeah i mean you know. Listen we've all said this. But you know our fearless leader greg daniels. He was the one behind that like. He's this brainiac comedy writer from harvard. He was he had been on the simpsons he had been on seinfeld had been on saturday. Night live really like come up through classic comedy. And he's just so frigging smart like every decision..

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"greg daniels" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss

The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss

04:23 min | 1 year ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss

"So I people tell me that all the time that it is one of their goto shows they don't need. necessarily. Even see it just having it in the background brings. Them Comfort. That's that's amazing and it's You know it's one of the reasons I think not not to start. At the end before the beginning but it's one of the reasons why I think your reunion special that you did towards the beginning of the pandemic. impactful because it was exactly the kind of feel good familiarity that the world needed especially at that plate when things were still new and people were still I think a lot more nervous and anxious about what lockdown was gonna look like and what quarantine was going to be and. You guys the characters that they've grown to love over not just from the show is on but like you said so much more after the fact. And now it's okay we're seeing them in the same situation that we're going to be in and we kind of laugh about it and have a moment about it and feel good like we do when we watch arc's I, think the timing of that special was. Perfect and you know the way it came to be was NBC apparently got a hold of Mike Shore who co created with Greg Daniels wreck and said, you know were these food banks are in trouble were trying to come up with ideas well, we can do to do fundraisers you know to help the food banks, and so they were trying to get shows to do table reads and a lot of shows were doing that which is great. I mean anything to raise the money whatever it takes. So the MIC is going back and forth with all of us and then he said you guys have an idea. Hold on. I'll get back to you and then I mean I guess it was forty eight hours and then there was the next message. Hey, guys. What do you think about doing a new one and we are like damn yes yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. So then he said, okay, let me get back to you again he roped together the old team and these geniuses because I think they are geniuses a put together their pandemic episode not having a clue how they were gonNA shoot it how it was going to happen no one knew anything he said, would you guys Avi Willing to donate your salaries and B.? C. Will then I don't know if they matched US put their own chunk of however it worked. But everybody of course was immediately yes. Of course whatever we can do and then next thing you know they said, okay. Here's our script and we did a table redesign table read laughed our asses off and next thing and now they're telling us how they're going to be together in I jim O'hare is attack dummy like the worst. So I'm thinking I'm GonNa Screw this up which I know would be a good Jerry move because Jerry would screw it up but this is Jim O'hare shooting this damn thing. So they sent us cameras and lights. In all boxed up and wiped down Amanda. Than we did it and then you set it up and then you put your zoom camera. So they could watch us and direct US and talk us through the piecing of things and then they scheduled each of us like a block of time. I think mine was two or three hours on a Tuesday morning and the funny part was you know it all take play takes place at night..

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"greg daniels" Discussed on DeaconLive

DeaconLive

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on DeaconLive

"It's forever. Kerry. indycar Dash E I WANNA. Talk about a major event that could happen popping Cherry Dog Lord. We Are Smart and idiots are bending all the time we learn how to do it to. Just, give auto. Yeah, I won't be able to walk again tomorrow because I'm about to go get rail peace out virgin. Lost High School with Dick to see Dick. Note just want to be normal teenager. Door. We TEENAGERS END UP IN PRISON US Looking Jersey Mike's buckle up for some steamy Teen Romance. Sh! So that's new series on Netflix called. Never have I ever and it's kind of funny. It falls this Indian. Girl is from the company minds of Mindy Kennelling you know or from the office and she was also. She had her own show. It's fun it. It's A. It's a girl Shell. The compensates well written very well written very well shot. The characters are great. Everyone has their own personal characters and. Quirks and an jerks and all that stuff, but it talks about like girl issues about losing their virginity like going into high school and style and I just kind of checked out because I was like well. You know it's not really my thing. I mean high school. Of course and losing your virginity Christ I wasn't. Wasn't until I met my wife. Right? Everyone out there shaking your head. Yes, you know it's Kinda. Lose your virginity in high school in this girl's on a mission to do it, and she's an Indian girl, so she's Kinda outcast, nerd girl and when I say Indian. Nut the WHO I'm talking about. The dot on the forehead, Oh my God. What was I? Talking about the whole show and I do that I'm sorry I'm sorry. Sorry, Deacon, it profit radio. Dot Com all right, so here's the new show. Speaking of the office do Krill has. Kind of spoofed actually again from writer Greg Daniels who brought you the office and some of the symptoms, and that show upload that I was talking about earlier fast, Colpon, cast. Was All right wasn't horrible, but this Jesus Christ. This is space for starring.

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Space Force Review: Steve Carell Charms in Netflix Comedy Series

First Light

02:04 min | 1 year ago

Space Force Review: Steve Carell Charms in Netflix Comedy Series

"As the brand new streaming series space forces about to blast off that's right this star Steve Carell and it's created by Carell and Greg Daniels who is best known for doing the office the two of them of course work together and that for many many years big popular show this one is a Netflix series and like you said it's taking off this Friday it's about the creation of the space force which is a real thing and we've got that actually happening right now and it's a more of a workplace comedy from the general's point of view has been put in charge of it that being corral potus once complete space dominance to that end the president is creating a new bridge space force which mark will run what overall the story is interesting I'm curious to see where they're trying to go with it because that one hand they're trying to make a kind of this absurdity but on the other hand there really trying to make this destroyer of out this general who finally gets his chance to run something and and he's handed something that he really doesn't want to do it he's gonna find a way to make it work hi it has had some some very funny moments especially because of the acting I really want to see where they go with season two because they could this could blossom like the office but it could also please allow ten you know crashed upon landing yeah you know it's got that deadpan humor the kind of thing that Steve Carell is able to do very very dead pan humor how does that how's that gonna hold up episode after episode well I think that's the part that works that's I think what made the office work so well and and he's he's up against like John Malkovich's his foil it and and that that really was the two of them have great chemistry I was amazed scene after scene they trot out in every scene another new character actors some of television's best character actors on this so that makes it look pretty interesting all right how many how many retro rockets do we give space force I'm going to give it three and a half retro rockets but they're firing on all cylinders and that's good because I I I think this has a lot of potential which is kind of still has to fight to find its

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"greg daniels" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

03:12 min | 2 years ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Details loose Alabama along Greg Daniels LSU leading Alabama thirty nine twenty seven I want to get to college football playoff number two number three last four times the AP number one and number two have have played the winning team has failed to win the national championship but the losing team has won three of them including the last time in two thousand eleven when Alabama lost Ellis you so maybe some late jockeying for the best position before the whole structure that's it I don't think anyone throwing this game to get that stat on their side number two and number three respectively soon all of them and the coaches poll whoever loses game kind of feels like that on the box itself it seems like it if you haven't seen ruling to bottle into the flat to a ton of the law and what it will take it down to just prior just shy of a first down at the five yard line so Alabama will happen second in about two from the five trailing by twelve to greatness directional that played by Steve he's a detailed model the fourth with these really good wide receivers one three wide receivers out as all of the squad well played this drive is gone seventy yards already three first downs game big big versions on third down including thirty nineteen at the beginning of the driver Alabama's went three and out second into from the five by lower back to pass pumps wants to his left knee was open to run it but he didn't instead finds a wide open ninety Harris in the flat to the left side of the ball is added at the line of scrimmage by Tyler Sheldon even completed now third in two yeah you heard it all aboard or Jim really welcome to the world it's almost like he's been directed do not run out of the box it does seem like it feels like that because he had nothing but green grass in front of him he is old worst case scenario you're sitting first and goal even if he goes and slide but it would have been your right absolutely unnecessary big third down here on the thirteenth play of the drive third and two from the five play action fake the slant into the end zone nearly the jury duty Cameron Lewis the third string safety in because of depth issues in injuries on the coverage and it's for the two from the five if they don't score here jury duty is going to hate himself for the next week and a half bulls very respectable the LSU defense has their portion of their fans on that into the field to the north end of the LSU band up and playing they're urging the help from the vocal minority in this crowd a big fourth down for Alabama trailing by twelve with five thirty seven the play little by little has.

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"greg daniels" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Networks presentation of NCAA football it's it is the first single from the two now another give the browser welcome to the Stanford California where the Stanford cardinal host the northwestern Wildcats Ginny's coverage of NCAA football is brought to you by five hour energy energy on the go works fast works long tastes good now let's head to Stanford stadium where Greg Daniels and Tony hill checked off today's coverage of NCAA football on this media network everybody along side Tony hill at.

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"greg daniels" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

02:44 min | 2 years ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"You can figure out what you're gonna do. I might start running. But you you can also be checking as you go not have time, man. I'm out here. Trying to run these Dicks. She would have to run really far to carve out a dick. But some of these are some of them are just like a mile they larger than a mile. Yeah. Yeah. I'm gonna try this actually looks kind of like Florida too, right? Yeah. That's true handle that is one of the weirdest things about nature is how many things look like Dicks. All over the place. And a lot of the stuff that looks like Dicks are things that man has sort of genetically modified corn on the cob when we first got corn. It was just like two kernels at the end of a long stem. But then man like genetically modified it to look like a giant dick with corn all over it. Oh, that's man doing that. Or you go. Yeah. A lot of these look like Oklahoma to what I mean. Yeah. I guess you can start just calling the panhandle. Like, the cock shaft. Yes. The oklahoma. Cock shaft. Yeah. Oklahoma would be very strangely shaped cock. Yeah. That would be like there would be some kind of gigantism or something right into scrotum. Yes. But anyway, we're not doctors follow us dick run. Claire have. She needs more. I think if she doesn't have as many as the president of that's proof of your thesis that social media doesn't matter. So there's a movie coming from net flicks. Speaking of the president about no series A series. Yes. Okay. My bed. I'm sorry. Just just hop in really quick dick run Claire has oh actually saying have you have more followers than to sixteen point five history and get your numbers up. Claire. I don't even know why we're talking about her. Okay. Anyway. Sorry. So there is speaking of the president. There is a comedy series coming about his space force. Yeah. From Greg Daniels and Steve Carell. Now, they were the show will Greg Daniels was the main Showrunner and then Steve Carell eventually became head honcho there too. But these are the people really behind the US office are now giving us a show, which Netflix describes it as a workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a six branch of the armed forces. So this sounds like something that's in their wheelhouse right place comedy of like with some kind of really bumbling task the feels like what's the point of it all like a right company? Yeah. Just shit coming down from on high and the on high is just governed by somebody with a addled toddlers brain on Adderall that is going to be crazy. Well. Chorale? I am on board that they are a dynamic team..

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Steve Carell to star in Netflix comedy "Space Force"

Todd and Don

00:42 sec | 2 years ago

Steve Carell to star in Netflix comedy "Space Force"

"So the space force. It may not be a reality yet. But it will be coming to a small screen near you actor Steve Carell will team up with the office creator, Greg Daniels. Again, this time for a Netflix series. That was inspired by President Trump's idea. For a space force. Steve Carell will start in the series, which is described as quotes workplace comedies centered around the people test with creating a six branch of the armed services. The space force to establish a space force as the sixth branch back in June, President Trump directly to the Pentagon to establish a six branch of the armed forces dedicated to protecting American interests in outer

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Steve Carrell and an 'Office' Creator are turning Trump's 'Space Force' into a show

This Morning with Gordon Deal

00:23 sec | 2 years ago

Steve Carrell and an 'Office' Creator are turning Trump's 'Space Force' into a show

"Hoping for a reboot of the office, you may not get that. But you will get Steve Carell and the office creator. Greg Daniels teaming up for a new Netflix series called space force the show will be based on President Trump's idea for a six branch of the military. It's described as a workplace comedy about the people in charge of creating the space force a release date has not yet been announced sounds of that could be good. I like the office of the humor of the office, which just not a show. I ever got to seal anything. So okay. Let's see that way. I just feel like I have gobs of time. If I want to catch up on the office before I transitioned into this new show

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Steve Carell to star in Netflix comedy "Space Force"

Lori and Julia

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Steve Carell to star in Netflix comedy "Space Force"

"Want? Steve Carell, Greg Daniels. Best known for starring in and producing the American version of the officer teaming up for a new workplace comedy. And this time they have their eyes set on space the show called space forces a series about a group of people tasked with creating a six branch of the armed services known as the space force. Now. Remember this space force else taking its inspiration from the president's proposal of a new military branch of the same name. Now, the show debuting on Netflix sometime soon Steve Carell reportedly being paid a million dollars enough bestowed this

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"greg daniels" Discussed on I Think You're Interesting

I Think You're Interesting

03:20 min | 3 years ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on I Think You're Interesting

"Friends who were kicking ideas around and. It's hard to train your brain not to think about the show from the beginning of its premise. It's very it's because it feels slippery. It's like, how do you? Then what are you start with? Right. If you don't start with like, okay? This is about a school, or this is about a bunch of people who work at a navy base or whatever it's hard to come up with idea. The good place is a gigantic premise, but it started from me wanting to do a show about what it means to be a good person. And I sort of felt like, okay. Well, how do you? How do you? How do you judge good and bad? And what is that? That's I guess that's ethics. And then how would you judge a person's life? I thought of a couple ways to do the show before I got to the afterlife. So I think if I'd started with like, okay, a bunch of people are dead. Now. What I think I don't know that the show would have gone that. Well, so yeah, I think it's character over plot. A hundred times out of one hundred do you remember some of those dead ends you sort of turned away from before you found the afterlife. Yeah. Well, I loved enlightenment. I don't know if you were fan. That show. But I love that show so much great show. Yeah. A wonderful show and enlightenment was almost visit basically like a good place. You know, a decade before I came up with the idea, and I watched that show again, especially the second season. And what's so wonderful about that show? It's it's a woman who had some problems who then went away and thought that she had solved them. And then the world just keeps creeping back in right? It's like you keep having like, the just the the basic nuts and bolts of just existence on earth or so infuriating, and she didn't have a great job and she had a difficult situation with her ex boyfriend, and and you know, just all of the stuff in her mom is kind of annoying. And so all of that stuff that just grinds you down comes back and she's in chips away at her new found sort of centered zen like existence, and and so I thought well, maybe you could tell the story based on a person who just got out of jail. Maybe you could say like, I'm I was a bad person in now. I'm a good person. I want to try to be a good person. And the idea would be that the life of the pre whatever the criminal enterprise was at the person was a part of might have kept kind of chipping away. Then I thought of just basically ripping off enlightenment and saying a person who like it was going to be about a person who is really into self helper a person who had like gotten kind of wandered down that path and that led me to a person who like a person who got really into Buddhism specifically. None of it. I mean, I didn't go too far down any these past because they're not any good. And you have to be Mike white to write enlightenment, and I'm not, but that then the Buddhism thinks somehow led to like, oh, wait a second. What about the afterlife? What if it's literally person who's dead who's life has been evaluated, and they have a sort of an initiative system has weighed in and said a moneyball cow cold. Steely calculation has been made. And it said you were this much bad. You were this many points ahead and the not suddenly got exciting. So, but before that he was just I wasn't thinking premise, I was thinking sort of like person slash Scituate life life circumstances. One thing I've noticed in a lot of your shows, including once you didn't create but worked on like the office. Like, you said they make Greg Daniels being Michael Scott a little bit more huckabee'll for lack of a better word that made the show better..

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"greg daniels" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

03:24 min | 3 years ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"And so that was the first time I felt like at all even competent I would say in the second season. I felt like the west wing parts of the show really start to shine in terms of the optimism about what government can accomplish. Yeah. Yes. I would say that's right. You know, what's interesting is because maybe because the west wing was so baked into. The idea of the show we tried to do a bunch of west wing. He things in the first couple of years, and they all failed. We tried to do I wrote a cold open early in the second season, the idea of which was a classic west wing, cold open walk and talk. It was going to be steady Cam, which we'd never done before the show is very hand held in very loose and stuff, and I was like we're going to do a steady Cam hand-held walk and talk thing, and it's going to and the point of it is going to be that Leslie, Nope is walking through the hallways. And instead of the important C J Cregg being handed memos, and then writing something any them back and people coming in and talking and leaving whatever it was just going to be annoying stupid things that she had to deal with in her life that we're on important and that we're annoying. So we wrote it, and I think we actually I could be wrong. I think we actually did it in the read through. And the problem is is that walking talk his terrible for comedy. It's like because it comedy so much about rhythm. And it's about shaving frames off of a reaction shot in the edit bay. And whatever that when you had to do it as a one or and people are like moving while they're doing jokes. It was like, oh, this is never gonna work. And I. We just junked it. And so there were all of the kind of stuff that I had one point imagined being west wing iw about the show a lot of it kind of fell away. What was left was that was what you're talking about was the optimism and the sense that like it stinks, and it's hard and you make mistakes and the when you make mistakes people get hurt and all that sort of stuff. But when you do something good it's worth it that the people who were dedicated to the government can help people when they have successes. It actually matters. They actually affect people's lives in a good way. That was what was left that was like that sort of west wing residue. Then permeated the show forever. I would say one of the most successful things about the shows that it's so incredibly funny, and yet the poignant and touching moments actually pay off by rewatch, an anticipation of talking to you guys is the moment where Leslie gets devote for herself. Let's see I can't figure this thing out. Can you help me? Yeah. This hang on a second. Bobby? Yeah. This is this is as moving as any single moment in the west. Immediately jokes following you're laughing again. But it lands emotional. Yeah. Well, that was like it's not an easy thing to do all the time to carve out space in a comedy show in because it's like not cool comedy was if you wear like sincere in your writing or your acting. It was like you're not it's uncall- and the being uncall- is like the number one fear of a lot of comedy writers. But I think and I I don't want to like give to I don't want to locate too much of this on the west wing, but like no one did sincerity like the west wing like in TV at the time. And I just sort of always felt like and so two Greg sorted everybody who worked in the show like and then by the way, this came from the office to on the office. Greg Daniels is whole thing was like we're going to take ninety seconds or two minutes and episode and say like there don't have to be jokes here..

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"greg daniels" Discussed on The Director's Cut

The Director's Cut

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on The Director's Cut

"Listens i buy that and so we just didn't about face and we made him a lot more slender and a lot more i don't know like a kind of scrappy survivalist evolutionary creature rather than what an ignorant person in the beginning like me thought was like i just wanna cool as creature with picks on it's like thank god we didn't do that that would have been a disaster but people in the film business argue all the time about things that don't exist at all but with with incredible certainty of the creature would definitely be this way not that way there's a a great book of memos executives wished they never said it was compiled by somebody worked at hbo years ago and i'm not sure if this is the i'm not sure if that's the title that subtitled because the cover is is a script page with an executive angry handwriting on it saying a martian would never say this with such certainty so made me think of that the creature would definitely be this way not that way that's question yeah for sure i mean again it sounds like a broken record but when i let's put it this way i don't think you anyone would look at my name and be like dak dude is gonna direct a horror movie i mean i certainly wouldn't i knew i wouldn't i was looking for something that i connected to in my heart and i know that sounds like a weird like i said a hallmark card when i was doing the office i remember this moment where greg daniels who created the show said to me totally randomly one day he said you know.

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"greg daniels" Discussed on The Writers Panel

The Writers Panel

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on The Writers Panel

"Ageism is real and they impact the studios agencies settled a lawsuit with writers maybe ten years ago and what was amazing to me was the cutoff age for participating in this suit was not sixty it wasn't fifty it was forty and you know most professions just kind of hitting your stride we're like professional athletes but without any award initial nothing like professional athletes they're so good at what they do we're probably gonna have to wrap this up soon i don't know if we have time for one more question something really upbeat about isn't it all good or something something it's rainy out we're here at scurr ball it's just end on a real high note i'm gonna go with what's going to be good yes emmy award winning scott alexander dave was golden age of comedy very influential you were there talk about those days sure spy was considered so unique because it was snarky and now the entire internet is snarky and it's hard to sort of appreciate but it was the birth of the short fingered vulgarity epitaph for donald trump people don't know there were other ones that didn't catch on like there was queens born failed casino operator was another one but yeah we dispensed donald trump and he was never heard from again.

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"greg daniels" Discussed on The Writers Panel

The Writers Panel

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on The Writers Panel

"And that's when shows can run on fumes i think the simpsons has done a brilliant job i've revisited because i my son is a huge fan and i've been watching them with him i haven't watched it for years once the residual stop i didn't give shit but i but i revisit it and i'm i'm seeing that they have really been able to keep the quality and sometimes you see an episode you like less but yes i do think over time it's it's mostly about try to show for how many years it's been down thirty two years or something and twenty two each year and try to keep it just to springfield and no bells and whistles it's pretty tough do you remember that story george meyer satele about i guess he was he was grumbling about the fact that we were doing an episode involving sideshow mel and he had this dialogue with a fan of the show where the fan would say what's next week's episode about say as it about is it about homer and the person go now it's not about home or do you know you know homer son bar of course i love bar barred episode no no no it's not a part episode you know how bart likes this tv show where the lead is crusty the clown and because like yeah yeah i think i know that across the clown episode now there's cressey clown has sidekick on the show called sideshow bob.

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"greg daniels" Discussed on The Writers Panel

The Writers Panel

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on The Writers Panel

"And that saturday morning i got an email from jon favreau the the speechwriter not the director and he said the president thinks that joke about matt damon's to mean he doesn't wanna tell it and i said well i did see the adjustment bureau and truth is a defense and i was actually working on a said in toronto and flew back that afternoon ran into the house and turned on c span just in time to see the president and when he said matt damon i love that guy i just screamed he's doing it because i didn't know until that moment like my my experts that he'd go they don't tell me they love to not tell the comic which jokes he's doing about which topics and he gets to go first right so you have a big i have a big pile of jokes and one by one i hear him take out because it's all from the news so i'm sitting there next to michelle obama or hillary clinton and i'm listening to someone take literally go ahead of you and do taking the blue cards out and throwing them out as i go so you're getting smaller and smaller but i would think it'd be much more fun and relaxing to be seeing did you have a favorite joke that you did for obama probably my favorite was for the al smith dinner which he spoke out with mitt romney that's the catholic league dinner and the joke was.

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"greg daniels" Discussed on The Writers Panel

The Writers Panel

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on The Writers Panel

"That's true i do and in fact the first time i learned how to ride a joke was with these guys and we were working on a sketch for molten north and i was really again here we go the most influential show ever it was very it was like seinfeld only it wasn't i come from magazines and so as a journalist i could think of kind of big concepts but we were doing a story about the reagan white house that's how long ago this was and the line was that the reagans dog was named rex and that greg wrote this joke in how rex would roam the halls late at night and the ghost of abraham lincoln would also roam the halls late at night and it was unclear which one of them was responsible for the small stain on the carpet door member that but it sounds like it's in my wheelhouse and i i remember how it was constructed and kind of going all that's how you do it and couple years later you guys went off to esa now and i got hired at late night with david letterman and one of my great joys was the doing the top ten list every day and you had forty five minutes to write all the jokes you could think of my first one i still remember my first ever entry on the top ten list which was the top ten lease popular summer camps and i slid in at number ten with camp tick and beautiful lyme connecticut.

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"greg daniels" Discussed on The Writers Panel

The Writers Panel

02:39 min | 3 years ago

"greg daniels" Discussed on The Writers Panel

"You know entering narratives dot com hey this is a real treat especially for people outside of los angeles who don't get to go to this kind of thing today's recording was from an event a couple of weeks ago at these skurdal cultural center it was part of their writer's block program and it features are old frontal scoville who is so funny and so smart and has a terrific new book out called just the funny parts all about her career in hollywood and specifically about being a woman in comedy room it's really worthless and the book is really worth your time and money to pick up you'll fly through it as i did this event features nell writer producer greg daniels who of course created the office king of the hill co created parks and rec in his always funny and very dry as well as conan o'brien it's a really fun conversation about comedy about television about woman in both of those things and i hope you enjoy it as much as i did i do need to think larry cendiz who is the master over the scribble center as well sheri bernstein and everyone involved with writer's block who allowed me to record this and bring it to you off day right whatever the time is right and it starting oh no scoville is a television writer director and producer who's new book just the funny parts of hugh hard truths about sneaking into the hollywood boys club is often real revelatory and always really funny it's revelatory for those of us not closely tied to the ins and outs of making a good tv show while her experiences a great exposition of working women in general i suggest that her story might be a great deal funnier than others she gives us innumerable great jokes and anecdotes about ideas pitched both rejected and accepted including one pretty fabulous story line that larry david turned down for curb episode and you're gonna have to read the book to find it because it's just so funny but a few story shocked me i learned for example that it was a given that the show twenty four would never hire a woman in the writer's room i have confidence however that one twenty four is rebooted in the not too distant.

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