Not only do Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, and June Diane Raphael host the bad-movie podcast "How Did This Get Made?" but as working writers and actors they have the experience to know why movies go right or wrong. Here, they offer some tips on how to avoid the latter.
Earlier this year, prankster group Improv Everywhere staged
an event called "Frozen Grand Central," in which the participants
synchronized their watches, and at a prearranged moment they all froze in place
in the middle of Grand Central's Main Concourse, mystifying observers. Exactly
five minutes later, everyone resumed normal motion. In an April 30 sweeps-week episode,
the television show Law & Order: SVU made Robin Williams the leader of a
similar public action group, and restaged the event for use in their own murder
Robin Williams couldn't have asked for a better straight man, during the closing keynote of the Consumer Electronics Show today, than Google co-founder Larry Page, or, as Williams called him, "Mensa boy."
Williams poked gentle fun at Page, even as he helped him handle a long series of questions from the audience. (Many of which focused on future Google products, like a cheap PC, and many of which Page dodged.)
Watching the Oscars here, and the best line of the night so far didn't come from Chris Rock, but from Robin Williams, before announcing the winner for the best animated feature. Although "The Incredibles" did go on to win the award, Williams began opening the envelope by saying "Don't worry Pixar, you've got iPod stock." iPod stock, not Apple. Says a lot, don't you think?