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Jordan Jesse Go! Episode 93: Explosion Party with Rob Corddry

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Television and film star Rob Corddry joins Jesse and Jordan for discussion of Jordan's old job as a PA on a pilot in which Corddry starred, New York and Los Angeles, and cruises.


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Andy Kindler on the Economy

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Can anyone dispute that Andy Kindler and David Letterman are among THE WORLD'S TOP LAUGH PALS?

Podcast: The College Years: LA to NY

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The College Years is a look deep into the vaults of The Sound of Young America. Take a journey with us every week as we post a new program or two from our salad days.

The College Years is back with a vengeance! Our hosts, Jesse, Jordan, and Brian interview famous comedian Doug Benson on the Marijuana-Logues and The Oscars. Also in this show, NY correspondent "Big Time" Gene O'Neill and a joke about The Sound of Young America getting broadcast nationally.

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JJGo Ep. 92: Gloria

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Blogger Alex Blagg joins Jesse and Jordan for discussion of AM radio, P. Diddy's twitter feed and much more.


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The Whitest Kids U Know Interview: The Sound of Young America

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The Whitest Kids U Know
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Bullseye

The Whitest Kids U Know are a sketch comedy group based in New York City. They won top sketch honors at the 2006 Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, and rode a weekly gig in a NYC club to their own sketch series, which now airs on IFC. Sam Brown, Timmy Williams and Darren Trumeter talk about the trials and travails of professional sketch comedy and what it means to "do whatever you want."

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Giant Crabs Pose No Threat

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Experts Agree Giant, Razor-Clawed Bioengineered Crabs Pose No Threat

Look, I don't want this blog to just become the posting-ONN-videos blog, but shit, they are the funniest thing going right now.

Jeffrey Tambor on the Arrested Development Movie

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The internet's been clogged with rumors about a possible film adaptation of the wonderful sitcom Arrested Development. Last week, I had a chance to talk with one of the show's stars, Jeffrey Tambor, and I took the opportunity to ask him to clarify exactly what he knows about the film as part of our extensive in-person interview with Tambor, which you can hear here.

This is what he told me, in no uncertain terms: "Well, here's the real truth of it: we are going to do it. It's very, very probable. The script is not finished yet, and when the script is finished, we will go into production. I'm positive. "

As Tambor explains in the full version of the interview (which will be up here and in the podcast feed in a couple of weeks), he and Mitch Hurwitz have been close since before Arrested was even a television show, so Tambor knows what of he speaks.

Here's the audio of this small portion of my 40-minute conversation with the actor behind George Bluth Sr. (and of course Oscar Bluth). And speaking of Oscar, he shares a little tidbit at the end about how Hurwitz created the long-haired Bluth.

The transcript of the Arrested Development film portion of the interview follows. Don't miss our full interview, which is now on the web and covers Tambor's career from Kojak to Hellboy and beyond.

Jesse Thorn: What do you understand is the current state, according to the current knowledge of Mr. Jeffrey Tambor, celebrity actor and cast member of Arrested Development, of the proposed Arrested Development film?

Jeffrey Tambor: Well first of all, that wonderful actor who does Spongebob, what's his name?

Tom Kenney?

Tom. Tom said to me, "Jeffrey, before we go on..." and it was a colloquy about Word Girl, "is there gonna be an Arrested Development movie?"

And I said "yes!" and there was a big huzzah.

Well you couldn't find a house full of more committed comedy nerds than at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.

But previous to that, there was a reporter who had asked me about the Michael Cera thing, I think that's what you're referring to. And I said, "I will go to Michael Cera's house and I will pull him out by his hair..." and like that. Well what I didn't know was that there was this kerfuffle that was going on about Michael Cera.

Well, here's the real truth of it: we are going to do it. It's very, very probable. The script is not finished yet, and when the script is finished, we will go into production. I'm positive.

Have you signed any papers or anything?

No, what I have done is I talked to Mitch. He called and said, "Hey pal, you on board?" and I said, "absolutely." Jason [Bateman] and I just had lunch the other day, and we're all excited about it so everyone, to a man, is on board.

Including Michael Cera, who was said to be circumspect about it? (And Michael Cera has been a guest on this program, best guy in the world...)

Oh he's... yeah, yeah yeah. Do I have 100% certainty? No. But I think when everything comes together, and he sees the script, I know that Mitch can take care of all of this.

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If you're a fan of Jeffrey's, by the way, he's teaching an acting workshop in Los Angeles on March 21st. You can find out more information at jeffreytambor.net.

And if you love Arrested Development, you probably love other things that are awesome, so check out our archive for in-depth interviews you'll love with folks like Rob Corddry, John Hodgman and Jack Handey.

Jeffrey Tambor of Arrested Development and The Larry Sanders Show Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Jeffrey Tambor
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Jeffrey Tambor has spent more than 30 years as an actor. A native of San Francisco, he started in television in the 1970s, and his career has followed a simple track since: he plays important authority figures (doctors, lawyers, judges) and self-important pseudo-authority figures. He portrayed the sweet, sad, hilariously self-centered sidekick Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show in the 1990s, and this decade played the patriarch of the Bluth family on Arrested Development. In addition to his work as an actor, he's also a teacher, having worked for many years alongside late legendary acting teacher Milton Katselas. He teaches regular classes and workshops in Los Angeles, including one March 21st at the American Film Institute.

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Miss Piggy Interview: The Sound of Young America

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Miss Piggy
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Miss Piggy is an internationally-celebrated model, actress and now author. Her new book is "The Diva Code." Since her first appearance on television's The Muppet Show, she's appeared in dozens of film and television projects, and she took the time to speak with us about her life, career, and dealing with frogs (and men).

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Today is shot.

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I'm not going to get anything done today, because I just found out you can watch Larry Sanders on the internet.

I feel like I was just placated by Artie.

"Oh! Look here! There's some papaya on a special person's fruit plate!"

I'm pretty sure that Larry Sanders is my favorite television show of all time. There's no doubt that Artie and Hank are tied for my favorite TV characters of all time. If you haven't spent time with Larry Sanders, spend time with it. Start at the beginning, and go through to the end. It will reward you.

(And if you're more cavalier about legal issues, it looks like this person has *all* the episodes on YouTube.)

Hey now!

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