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  • Hey, what's going on?

  • Everybody.

  • For first we feast on Shaun Evans and you're watching hot ones.

  • It's the show with hard questions and even hotter wings.

  • And today I'm joined by Michael Sarah.

  • You know him as George Michael in the hit show Arrested Development in award winning roles in films like Juno, Superbad, Scott, Pilgrim versus the World and many More You can catch him in the Waverly Gallery, premiering on Broadway this fall.

  • Michael, Sarah, Welcome to the show.

  • Thank you.

  • How are you?

  • A spicy food.

  • I like spicy food.

  • I think there was this this amazing Thai restaurant in L.

  • A called Jet Lada.

  • And they have, like, the back of the menu like something challenge.

  • And you took it on and me and a friend did it.

  • My friend Eric Adelstein and me, we sat and we got muscles.

  • Get anything with this sauce, and they bring you like a pink like Pepto Bismol Nok.

  • I like bunch of cabbage and stuff and you just go bite for bite.

  • And it's like, Okay, let's do another.

  • It's like this weird ride you take with your friend.

  • We did that.

  • Well, let's go on another ride.

  • Can I ask you how you're sitting on this stool?

  • Are your feet both on the middle bar?

  • Yeah, they're gonna put on the ground and I don't feel like I'm sitting.

  • You know, I mixed it up every once in a while.

  • I feel like throwing it off.

  • There's a little style with it, Miss straddle the thing that's like the leg of the table and just really actually join you here.

  • Whatever makes you comfortable, Michael, I look more comfortable.

  • That's good.

  • I want to start by taking it back to the early days when you're a nine year old doing commercial auditions by the hundreds in the highly competitive world of child commercial acting, did you ever get backstabbed or double cross by another fifth grader?

  • There were, like two kids who were like the Kobe Bryant of like, the child commercial ring, and they just booked everything and you go to a commercial.

  • It'd be like dozens of kids and all their moms, and you knew their moms, too, and some of the moms for extra intimidating weird.

  • But there was like if you think you saw like Luca there you feel like shit.

  • Why even come?

  • I might as well go is a wash.

  • And then in our research, we found an old Pillsbury commercial that you did early on.

  • You actually got to poke the door boys belly.

  • That was the second job I ever got.

  • And after that, I never booked.

  • Another commercial was just those two.

  • But I went on hundreds of conditions.

  • Well, Luca was there.

  • Look who's taking all the work.

  • Michael Cedar was killing it.

  • It was like, You know, it's just like it's like there's a C stand with an X and there you do that for, like, 100 times because it's very important that you do in the right place.

  • Yeah, and then But the whole commercial was like a C G I extravaganza.

  • Like, there's this.

  • I'm making cookies and the cookie dough comes alive.

  • Yes, like chasing the other one.

  • Yeah, they went for it.

  • They, like, kind of splurged on their special effects for this commercial.

  • This next one is the heartbeat.

  • Sauce Sounds good.

  • That's delicious, actually.

  • So when arrested Development was reborn in 2013 he took on expanded role.

  • Not only is one of the show's stars, but then also a fixture in the writing room.

  • There's a lot of lore surrounding writers rooms, and I know that your experience was limited.

  • But in that limited experience, I wonder, Did the good ideas just naturally float to the top?

  • Or is there an art and being the loudest voice in the room or a pitchman?

  • Good question.

  • Um, yeah, I think sometimes it's like a lot of timing.

  • If you have a good idea, maybe you shouldn't say it right away.

  • Wait, you know, until things kind of like a lull and then pretend you just came up with it.

  • But yeah, I know a lot of times the good stuff floats to the top.

  • There is some kind of filter system that just kind of happens naturally.

  • And it could be, I think, kind of political thing or a personality thing.

  • It's, but there's, like a balanced.

  • You kind of learn your place like a family.

  • Almost.

  • It's delicious.

  • That one, Dom, put it in the bag.

  • Yeah, okay, we'll give that one to get some gifts.

  • That's cool.

  • You don't you get a little swag bag.

  • That's awesome.

  • This is from Thunder Bay, Ontario.

  • And you're from Ontario.

  • I'm from Ontario.

  • Beautiful for the homies.

  • Yeah, they're doing a nice job of there just as pepper sauce and a little bit.

  • Can I ask you like you must be kind of like by virtue of the show, Like tuned into the world of hot sauce a little bit more than I'd like to be a very nicely curated after, say thank you.

  • Even the color scheme.

  • Like, I guess you put some thought into heaven because Schoenberger, who helped make this whole thing together he has sleepless nights every season, every season.

  • So when you're a beloved character that's in cult movies like Scott Pilgrim are super bad.

  • You end up sometimes having a persona that takes on a life of its own.

  • Have you seen the way the Internet has made you its own?

  • Via means and corners of Reddit?

  • Do you ever poke around?

  • Does it scare you?

  • Are you fascinated by it?

  • Maybe it scares me.

  • I don't think I want to know.

  • Not that I you know, it's kind of nice in a way, but I'm not just a big Internet guy, really.

  • Your friend and Superbad costar Jonah Hill has this larger than life online persona, in large part because he's like a street style icon, right?

  • Have you ever heard of Jonah Hill Day?

  • Yeah, Well, from Joan.

  • I heard of it.

  • I was with Jonah last week and he went to Jonah Hill Day that morning I saw have so probability.

  • I mean, that's a brave It's great, though.

  • I mean, I love that he did that because it's my buddies that put it on.

  • Okay, guys once and James got out failing upwards.

  • So when Jonah was on Kimmel, he was like, I was too shy to go the first year and then the 2nd 1 it was just ringing off and he had such a great time.

  • Yeah, it sounds like a great thing to do.

  • I mean, I was inspired by Jonah doing that.

  • At first, I think I'd be scared, But then it was like he had a great time, right?

  • I mean, also, I think he liked just got himself in the frame of mind of, like, I'm just gonna go be this like it's like, kind of a character or something, like the person they want you to be or whatever your are to them.

  • And that day just go Be that.

  • I mean, it's like going and shooting something or something.

  • It's, like, just kind of take yourself outside yourself and have fun with it.

  • Can we expect to see you in attendance at next year's Jonah Hill Day?

  • That sounds fun.

  • I told Jonah he should go like, like a like scatter when he goes like, don't go the third year Go the fourth.

  • Yeah, people like every two years he goes, Keep on going as if.

  • Yeah.

  • Inouye terrorized.

  • Um, So there's this guy.

  • This is the son of Zombie Grant.

  • Okay, I'm gonna invite first.

  • Ask questions later.

  • What they taught us in the academy, that one is just so delicious.

  • Right away.

  • Sweet.

  • So as you mentioned in your intro, you're an upcoming Broadway play called Waverly Gallery.

  • Yeah, and then earlier this year with Lobby hero.

  • So clearly it's not a one off experiment for you.

  • What draws you back to the stage?

  • So I was working on lobby Hero with Kenneth Lonergan, who wrote it, and he also wrote Waverly Gallery.

  • And then I I think from my agent, I heard that they were doing the Waverly Gallery with Elaine May.

  • So I e mailed Kenny right away and said, Please let me, like, sweep the floor to be there because I love Elaine, mate.

  • And I found my God, they have an opportunity to work with her would be just amazing and something I would be so jealous of, whoever got to do it.

  • If I wasn't doing it, I would always regret missing that chance.

  • What's the biggest difference when you're tryingto target your next project?

  • When you're reading a movie script versus when you're reading a play script, I'm gonna play.

  • It's a big commitment of time and you're stuck like you can't do other things At the same time, I'm choosing a movie.

  • You just don't want to be something that people see and they're embarrassed by.

  • I think which could happen.

  • But it also is like who you get to where you know, I don't know.

  • I mean, like, the reason I really love acting for a living is that you get to work with people that are amazing that you admire.

  • So this next one is the lowest Kellyanne tays.

  • We're calling it the sauce of summer.

  • Who?

  • It's really nice to.

  • Will we ever a crane segment on our show called Explain That Graham.

  • We do a deep dive in our guest instagram Interesting pictures that need more context.

  • You do not have an instagram which really throws a wrench, but we have a work around.

  • We've gone to the Gettys and pulled some interesting Michael CERA photos that just need more context.

  • I'll just show you the picture and you tell me the bigger stories.

  • That sound good?

  • Yeah.

  • Laptop, please.

  • Grain.

  • Thank you, Bill.

  • You're welcome.

  • It's a funny job.

  • He left a giant block of the computer on Bill.

  • The light of the bill has really grown quite a bit.

  • First things first.

  • Looks like you're just minding your business every day.

  • That's a story.

  • That's a crazy story.

  • That was a horrible moment from a Really?

  • Yes.

  • So this guy, um, I used to live in Las Villas in Los Angeles, and that was a moment when I was, like, kind of famous.

  • I had a movie coming out, or some reason why someone would, like, want to photograph me and spend their day doing that.

  • So there's this guy I like in my neighborhood stalking me.

  • This is the only time there's never happen to me in my life.

  • It was a very strange experience.

  • He just wouldn't stop.

  • He was following me all day.

  • I was riding around on my bike and he was enjoying my like fear.

  • You know, it was just this like thing where you saw this other side of people and I was like, I get it like, take the photo and go.

  • But he liked enjoyed putting me in a state of, like, fear or agitation to get another kind of photo or something.

  • I went up to his window.

  • I like, shook his hand.

  • I was like, Please stop.

  • You're really scaring me now.

  • Like this is getting really weird.

  • It was like that was what made it really was like, Yeah, I got it, man, you're totally I'll leave you alone.

  • And then he kept doing it, and then I could, and then he would just be always, like a little far away in his car.

  • I went into a movie theater, Delos Feelers three and watched a movie for two hours and came out He was waiting.

  • He had waited and I was like, Don't don't follow me home, man.

  • Like, I don't want you to come know where I live and like, be a splinter in my leg for the rest of my life.

  • So it was really At one point, I just, like, got off my bike and sat down on the curb and he, like, drove by looking for me.

  • I was like, Dude, this is like, really stressing me out.

  • Can you stop?

  • And then he, like, saw that and stopped and went away.

  • It was a weird day.

  • I was like, This is weird.

  • I didn't mean to dig up any trial.

  • I'm glad it was years ago.

  • You know that it hasn't happened me again.

  • Is that enough of a bite to be fair?

  • Throwing qualifies Know us Well, if you don't, you can go in for another one.

  • I will just that people don't call me.

  • Plus, so super bad celebrated its 10th anniversary last year.

  • What I'd like to do here is dig up some of the lore surrounding that film because it means so much to so many people.

  • And you could just tell me if it's fact or if it's fiction or if there's a bigger story behind, that's that sound good fun, All right?

  • Sure False.

  • Evan Goldberg's brother, Dave drew all the dick drawing that's true for bad.

  • That's true.

  • I mean, we watch the movie like, hundreds of times.

  • When it came out, we were promoting it.

  • I think the dicks are like at the end of the movie.

  • Over the credits was a lot of Dick pictures and people that was, like, perfect emotional button for people never like, Yes, he really wanted to see all those.

  • Is it true that Christopher Mintz Plasse pissed off Jonah Hill during the conditions?

  • There were definitely.

  • When he left the room, Jonah was like, No, not him.

  • What happened?

  • He was irritated by him.

  • I think he felt that Chris was like, kind of getting the better of him.

  • Comedically stopping Jonah like like kind of like blocking Jonas like funny jabs, which made it so funny.

  • I mean, it made Jonah like Double down and Jonah getting irritated made him funnier, made Jonah funnier, and Chris just deflected like he just he he is a guy who does not care in real life.

  • He's really an admirable guy shrugs everything off.

  • He does not care what anybody thinks about him, and that was really apparent.

  • And in an audition setting that you're like a rock star.

  • If you have that quality, did you do an hour long dance for the superb A DVD?

  • I did So that was Evan Goldberg's idea.

  • Evans a really fun and funny and weird guy.

  • He was.

  • It was like, right when Blue Rays were starting to happen.

  • He was like with the Blue Ray way can have a DVD menu, that the menu screen can be an hour long and it won't loop.

  • He was like, So I want you to dance for an hour so that somebody will watch the DVD menu waiting for it to loop, and it just, like, never will until after an hour was great.

  • And then So we did that.

  • Like after a day of shooting.

  • We went into this like studio at Sony with green screen, and I danced for an hour nonstop.

  • There are 1,000,000 different references to Superbad and hip hop lyrics, so I wanna bounce to off of you and you can tell me which one you're prouder of.

  • Okay, great So this 1st 1 is from big Sean.

  • I'm unusual is shit.

  • I'm super bad.

  • Your girl probably doodle in my dick.

  • And then this next one is from Kanye West, Off forever Old money.

  • Benjamin Button.