Amy P @ The Chris Gethard Show <3
(We both arrived alone and at the same time. She said hi, and I went to hold the door open for her. I thought to myself…”Jessica, do not accidentally hit your comedy idol with a door. This is your moment. Just get a good grip and hold that door like a pro.” Guys, it was a success.)
DF: The one thing from that draft that was actually a pitch from Jake Johnson last year was the Tran stuff. Jake texted Liz late at night, as he is wont to do—
EM: —with story ideas.
DF: With story ideas. Clearly on a friend level. And he was like, “What if I have a Vietnamese friend in a park?”
EM: “And he doesn’t speak English, and his family gets really mad at me for hanging out with him.”
BB: Which was supposed to be a huge part of Thanksgiving. We were going to bring this Vietnamese character to the Thanksgiving episode.
EM: We had nothing two days before the “Menzies” table-read, so we were like, “Shit. Let’s pull that story from the Thanksgiving episode, and put it in this episode.” But then that turned out well.
TRAN WAS JAKE’S BRAIN CHILD?