"Everybody knows about Television Without Pity."
Do you ever post on the boards?
No, uh-uh. Never. One thing that happens on the boards a lot that's really annoying is that people really love to catch us in mistakes. And it's like, for example, like Fiona's date of birth?
And, you know, the fact that the math that Nate was saying, when he's having the scene with Billy about how old he was or how old Fiona was, mixed with what we put up as her date of birth/date of death on the white card, mixed with what was on the sign in front of her funeral? And that was, like, stuff we were all going through constantly throughout the prep process, trying to get it right. Trying to get an age that Lee Garlington wouldn't feel like was offensive for her as an actress to be calling her, because she acted much older than she actually was.
And an age that would make sense for Nate to have his virginity taken away. And then, like, ultimately, a mistake was made by the prop department for the funeral sign there, and we were all going crazy, and I was saying to Alan Poul, the producer, like, "Don't worry, nobody's going to notice."
And then on the message board that's all anybody talks about. [laughs]
Well, I have to be honest, I probably wouldn't have noticed it if a poster hadn't mentioned it on the boards.
Yeah, they love to catch us. I love when people talk about like what's going on or why [characters] are doing things but, like, when they're just pointing out mistakes it's so embarrassing to me. You know, obviously we know that we made them.
Yeah, there's so many details that go into a show that it's not feasible to get them all right in the amount of time you have, I would imagine.
Yeah. It's true. And that scene that we shot, that funeral scene where the sign was up with her name on it? We shot that the morning after our mid-season party so the prop guy was really hung over.
[laughs] Oh, that's great.
And he made the mistake.
So is there anything you can tell me that you couldn't tell me while the show was still in production?