"I Realized I Was Eric"
H: And you just threw them different scenarios?
JA: Yeah, it was scenarios like, they have a very small refrigerator and are fighting over how much space each person is taking. They'd improvise and develop a script around it, playing around with each other. Certain people would be great at it, and other people couldn't do it.
H: Who's the best at it?
JA: Seth was the first -- see, I knew Seth was going to be a writer on the show, but we didn't know if he would be approved to be in the cast. Still, for all the auditions, everybody had to read with Seth. So by the end of it, he was the greatest auditioner on earth.
H: That'll help him. When he talked to Wing Chun, he said he's kind of soured on television because of what a tough time Freaks and Geeks had, and now similar things may happen with Undeclared. Basically he sounded eager to do other things.
JA: It's hard to be sour when you're [nineteen]. [Laughs] And only had one job in your life. He should be soured on being in high school in Canada, or something.
H: He is also soured on network executives. He said some pretty funny things.
JA: [Grins] I'm sure it was just funny enough to end our show. ["You know, I kind of doubt Gail Berman reads TWoP, dude, so you're probably okay." -- Wing Chun]
H: I'm interested in the process of incorporating improv into your scripts. How does that happen? ["Yeah, by this point, I was still pretty nervous in there. Suffice to say that this question was a lot longer, and came out more convoluted, on the tape. There are few things as torturous as listening to yourself give an interview." -- Heathen]