Phil Rosenthal speaks to Adam about his love of Adam’s audiobook. Adam exchanges the love fest, and shares his enthusiasm for Phil’s latest project, ‘Exporting Raymond.’ The documentary follows Phil as he brings the successful series ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ to a Russian audience, and tries to deal with execs who have no idea what is or isn’t funny.
Of course Adam relates to dealing with unhelpful studio notes, and shares his own thoughts on the difference between a show that’s ‘nice’ versus ‘funny’. The guys also discuss the importance of actually caring about the characters you’re investing in, and why it’s better to be real instead of broad. Phil gives Adam advice to make the show he wants, regardless of notes, since it’s likely they’ll cancel it anyway.
Moving on, Adam asks Phil about the movie screenings that he does at his house, and Phil explains that the tradition goes back to his high school days, having friends over to watch HBO movies on TV. Adam tells a particularly embarrassing story from when he had to leave one of Phil’s screenings early, and Phil encourages Adam’s self esteem.
Toward the end of the podcast, the guys talk about the benefits to being nice as you make your way through the industry. Adam also talks about watching Pixar films with the kids, and jokes about his nanny interpreting the lyrics to La Cucaracha. As the show wraps up, things come full circle to making sitcoms, and Phil says you have to pick your battles. Adam thanks Phil for his time, and looks forward to the next movie night.
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Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producer: Mike Lynch
Producer: Mike Dawson
Audio/Voice Over: Mike Dawson
Associate Producer: Katie Levine
Technical Director: Logan Moy
Search: Gary Smith
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler