one of my favorite jokes of all time
Yvette Nicole Brown wrote this joke based on actual experience with directors who didn’t want to use the word “sassy” but 100% wanted her to play it sassier.
In the first few seconds of Communication Studies (S01E16), Professor Slater, during a conversation with Jeff, mocks on Britta’s name, saying Beetlejuice. In Cooperative Calligraphy (S02E08), when Troy asks Jeff what’s his underwear made of, he answers that they’re an “organic soy-cotton blend” and Britta quickly quips, saying that he usually wears “stripey turquoise Beetlejuice numbers” underwear. On the 1988 movie, if you say Beetlejuice three times, the ghost manifests. During season 3 production, Megan Ganz noticed that the word had been said on the show 2 times and warned Dan Harmon about it, which led them to add the word once more in Horror Fiction In Seven Spooky Steps (S03E05). Once Annie says the word, you can see a guy dressed as Beetlejuice walking in the background.
guys, you don’t get it, this is televison
For two seasons we wanted to do an episode where Jeff Winger pretended there was a class called ‘Nicolas Cage Appreciation,’ and then the Dean caught them and as punishment to them he was going to make that a real class and force them to watch all the Nicolas Cage movies in one night. The thing about Nicolas Cage movies is… unless you’re a total cynical dick, you have to embrace the fact that Nicolas Cage is a pretty good actor. He’s done a lot of weird, dumb movies, but that was supposed to be the point of the episode — that Nicolas Cage is a metaphor for God, or for society, or for the self, or something. It’s like — what is Nicolas Cage? What is he? Is he an idiot? Or a genius? Can you write him off, or is he inexplicably bound to your soul?
do you ever feel yourself being annoying or antisocial but you just cant stop