Episode 43 – Whatever Happened to… Gigi’s Pants written by Jen Crittenden & Gabrielle Allan (Divorced, Veep)

Episode 43

This month’s pilot is a mock rockumentary, or, as we like to say, a mrockumentary. It’s called “Whatever Happened to… Gigi’s Pants” and it’s written by Jennifer Crittenden & Gabrielle Allan (Veep, Divorce).  After twenty years of bad blood, a super cool girl band from the nineties, Gigi’s Pants, tries to reunite despite the fact that […]

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This month’s pilot is a mock rockumentary, or, as we like to say, a mrockumentary. It’s called “Whatever Happened to… Gigi’s Pants” and it’s written by Jennifer Crittenden & Gabrielle Allan (Veep, Divorce).  After twenty years of bad blood, a super cool girl band from the nineties, Gigi’s Pants, tries to reunite despite the fact that they are no longer girls and no longer cool.  Andrew sat down with Jen and Gaby to discuss how seeing the drummer of The Go-Go’s wearing sweatpants at a reunion concert inspired this show. They also share some war stories from the comedy writing trenches. Want to know what to do when an executive you’re pitching to falls fast asleep in the meeting? So do Jen and Gaby, because it’s happened to them. You’ll hear about the pitch where they had to use dolls to demonstrate because there were “too many characters” (even though there weren’t that many characters), and lots more. Enjoy!

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We’re reading pilots from Joe Port & Joe Wiseman (New Girl, The Odd Couple) and Brig Munoz-Liebowitz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, People of Earth).

The cast for this show includes:

MELISSA FUMERO (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE), TONY CAVALERO (RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES), MATT WALSH (VEEP), ASIF ALI (WRECKED), BRENDAN SCANNELL (HEATHERS), VELLA LOVELL (CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND), ED WEEKS (THE MINDY PROJECT), BRIGA HEELAN (GREAT NEWS), YASSIR LESTER (BLACK MONDAY), MINDY STERLING (AUSTIN POWERS), DAVID FUMERO (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE), CHELSEA DEVANTEZ (BLESS THIS MESS), AND MORE!

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In this episode...

Guests

  • Mary McCormack as Didi
  • Michaela Watkins as Kat
  • Felicia Day as R.E.L
  • Casey Wilson as Sharon
  • Nat Faxon as Mitch Kepler
  • Daniel David Stewart as Jake Bonerz/Teenage Boy/Male Fan/Cranky Writer
  • Nichole Bloom as Dr. Judy Li/Hudson/Patty Smyth
  • Mark Feuerstein as Greg Bonerz/Security Guard
  • Nick Peine as Alan Ganz

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In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) and Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour).

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