Bob Odenkirk has regrets from time on SNL: I was such a prick

1 : Anonymous2021/03/08 02:30 ID: m05qet
Bob Odenkirk has regrets from time on SNL: I was such a prick
2 : Anonymous2021/03/08 03:19 ID: gq67z40


ID: gq75fvw

Aw c'mon, he didn't know those kids were in the back seat.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/08 03:19 ID: gq67yj0

Good for him. A man who has looked into himself with honesty.

ID: gq6pwjd

James Gunn talked about this too. I think one of the reasons he managed to retain his cool after being fired was genuine introspection. Something I really wish Gina Carano and Jay Johnston looked upon themselves with, as creators I really liked.

Now, one is probably going to jail, and even worse the other one has to work with Ben Shapiro

4 : Anonymous2021/03/08 03:39 ID: gq6a4h3

I remember he told a story wherein writer (not performer) Al Franken was pitching Stewart Smalley, the self-help guru, and that the character would be played by himself. Odenkirk responded, "Hey, why don't we just have one of the fucking actors do it?"

ID: gq77m1d

I mean... fair point.

5 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:55 ID: gq6uozc

Had no idea he was on SNL

6 : Anonymous2021/03/08 11:32 ID: gq77v83

SNL has a very well known and long history with cocaine use. I suspect a lot of the cast could admit to being quite the pricks at one time or another during their tenure.

7 : Anonymous2021/03/08 11:56 ID: gq79hlm

We’re all assholes when we’re younger.

ID: gq79zj5

There’s a lot of lead-poisoned asshole boomers out there too

8 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:04 ID: gq6rc4z

Omg bless his hairline here

9 : Anonymous2021/03/08 09:54 ID: gq71ybl

Guess he's trying to get out in front of something before people dig it up.

Smart move.

ID: gq73e12

Nah, if you read the article, the reporter just played him a clip where he appeared in an SNL sketch back in the day, and asked for his reaction. This was his response.

It's already well-documented in that SNL oral history book from about a decade ago, what he's probably alluding to here. In that book, Odenkirk talked about how he wanted to be a performer on SNL, and not just a writer. But producer Lorne Michaels wasn't really interested despite Odenkirk's repeated appeals. It caused some friction, and Odenkirk ended up leaving prematurely to go be a write

on the short-lived Ben Stiller Show.

This seems to be what he's referring to, about him being a "prick". He probably regrets the way he handled it -- maybe he would have been on-air talent sooner if he'd had better interpersonal skills back then.

10 : Anonymous2021/03/08 03:32 ID: gq69aot

Being opinionated is what makes a good comic. Sounds like he sold out.

Edit: bring on the downvotes, you sheep! Love it. I dwell in your disapproval.

ID: gq6du2p

You sound like a prick

ID: gq6hk4k

That's an example of the exact attitude you'll look back on someday with embarrassment when you've matured, like Odenkirk, and like me about my younger self.

I mean, if you're lucky.

ID: gq6rfef

Oh, I get it, this is a moment for you. everyone has opinions dude

ID: gq6d1zf

God, how did we get so many stupid adults. Fuck conservatism, man.


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