So when can we expect the baby to show up?
Elfman: Well, the first season is the whole pregnancy, so the end will be the birth. But the storylines aren't -- it's not like morning sickness storylines, because then come Season 2, what do you have? It's completely the [love] triangle, and my character's management of such, and the dynamics of this weird new relationship, and "What have I gotten myself into?" My character -- it makes me laugh -- her solutions to try and control and manage this very awkward situation are pretty funny, and she's quite manipulative. And it takes a lot of twists and turns, and it's a lot of storytelling I've never seen in a sitcom before, with many layers, and I'm really excited. I heard like six stories pitched to me, and I was really impressed. I've never heard such storytelling in a sitcom before. It's really awesome. The writers are doing great.
Anything we should be on the lookout for in the first season of AoP?
Elfman: Ashley Jensen ("Olivia") is gonna have a baby in October, she's pregnant, and how they're going to deal with the pregnancy on the show is really funny. The plan is to not even acknowledge it, and she's gonna be fat as sympathy weight for me as my friend. And they're not gonna hide it or anything, which I think is really funny, even though she's not really as fat as a pregnant girl. But I guess how they dress her... I'm not sure what the plan is, I think everyone is just rolling with it, you know? And that's what I love about Claudia Lonow and the writers -- they don't take anything too seriously. Claudia is such a funny mind, and the way her logic stream works, and how she puts that into her writing and the characters, I just think is very amusing and fun and completely wonderfully flippant and irreverent, and I'm happy to be around that tone of comedy.