The Anti-David E. Kelley
JA: When we have a big star on an episode, if people like him, they tend to like the episode. If people don't like him, they tend to not like the episode. And when a big star is on, but he's not really servicing a story about himself, and he's setting up a story about his assistant [laughter], it kind of confuses people about how to interpret it. But I liked it. I think it's a really funny episode, and I think Jonathan Loughran is hilarious. We were happy. If you have expectations for a certain type of episode...I like the way Adam underplayed everything and showed kind of a side that's actually unbelievably truthful. When you're in college and a celebrity comes, it's exactly what happened on that show -- the awkward, weird party, where everyone's trying to have fun and it's not working, and then he winds up having sex with someone who doesn't want to admit it, and then one of his friends falls in love...It happened to us so many times that we're like, "Yes, this is a documentary." People are like, "That episode's crazy," and we're going, "We did that in Illinois, we did that in Wisconsin...."
H: Do you have favorite episodes?
JA: Probably ones that each person wrote. So how about the favorites that we didn't write?
KB: "Eric Visits Again," where Eric and Steven get into that big fight.
JK: That one, and one coming up that Kris wrote, which is where
KB: I wrote first one; Joel and Seth wrote the second one. I love the pilot, too, I could watch the pilot over and over.
LM: I have high hopes for "Eric POV," which I haven't actually seen yet.
JM: I like "Sick in the Head."
AR: "Eric Visits."