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aussie-bookworm  asked:

When recording TBS, do any of actors flub their lines by accident? If so, would we be able to listen to the bloopers?

Oh yeah, absolutely. I am an extremely cruel director and make them do single takes of entire episodes (sometimes 25+ pages) and, while they are all very talented professionals, there’s bound to be some stumbling. 

Putting together a blooper reel is something I’m kicking myself over not keeping track of at the start because now there is just hours upon hours of footage that I in no way shape or form have any time to listen through and pull clips from. Maybe someday we’ll hire someone to do that because there are some good moments. 

One of my favorite bloopers from early on was in a Caleb episode. This was still in the first season, when I was trying to figure out the best way to record/take notes during recording/direct/etc. I now sit on my bed as the actors sit at a table in front of me and use 1-tap touch to highlight the script for notes, but back then I was trying a bunch of stuff out. 

I didn’t want my note-taking to interfere with sound, so I sat out in the hallway with my headphones and left Julia and Briggon in my bedroom. So I’m sitting on the floor staring at a closed door, and Briggon and Julia are just on their own. Briggon gets to a line that went something like, “I had a rough day at school”, but instead of school, Briggon goes full-adult and says “work”. And even though I couldn’t see Briggon’s face, I could just hear him have that moment of, “wait, what”. 

I don’t know why, but that was such a fun, funny moment - Briggon plays a teenager extremely convincingly, but he definitely slips up sometimes. 

The Sad Truth About Australia

Inspired by the numerous questions asked of me by foreigners and the terrible posts from Buzzfeed, I’m going to let you in on a little secret - Australia is kind of boring. 

Okay yes most of our animals are poisonous and most of what you guys think are cute we consider pests. 

And yes we drink a lot - you would too if Tony Abbott was your PM.

And yes we have Christmas in summer.

And yes Steve Irwin and Crocodile Dundee are Aussies. 

All of this is true but so are some other things!

1. Most Australians live in busy metropolitan areas.

2. If we want to see a Kangaroo, wombat, wallaby etc we just take a drive in the country; they will be plenty of ‘em dead on the side of the road,

3. We sweat a lot. Here we use 'mate’ as a form of aggression and 'cunt’ as a form of endearment. We’re weird.

4. Southern Cross tattoos are a necessary evil. They work as beacon to show single people who not to date. Under any circumstances. Ever.

5. Our favourite form of footwear are Havaiana Thongs. Not flip-flops. It is likely that every Australian owns at least 2 pairs of thongs and may even have a pair they call their 'going out thongs’. They’re for fancy occasions. We also proudly show off the tan line such enthusiastic thong wearing leaves on our feet. 

6. It’s pronounced Straya not Australia. We shorten everything. For example:

Afternoon = Arvo

Petrol Station = Servo

Liquor Store = Bottle-O

Cigarette = Durry or Dart

McDonalds = Maccas

Woolworths = Woolies

7. You’re either Ford or Holden. And it is a fierce rivalry.

8. We take a day off to watch a Horse Race. It’s essentially a national day to get really pissed*.

9. Men will be nicknamed according to their surname. If there are multiple men in the one family their nickname will have a 'Big’ or 'Little’ in front of it according to their age. 

10. Road rage is taught from a young age. 

11. Taking the piss is a way of life. Remember the old Aussie proverb 'He who laughs first doesn’t punch last.’

12. It’s pronounced 'Auzzie’ not 'Aussie’

13. Drop bears aren’t real, we just like to see how gullible you are.

14. Our coffee is better than yours. Deal with it.

15. Vegemite is a spread, not a dip. We make you eat it in an evil way before allowing you to taste its supreme deliciousness.

16. Fairy bread is a childhood institution. Mock it and fisticuffs will ensue. 

17. There are plenty of annoying Canadians and Americans; if you stop giving us shit about ours we won’t be forced to bring up yours.

18. You will learn to love Karl Stefanovic and his unique brand of news reporting.

19. If you can’t sing at the minimum the chorus to Khe Sanh, you will be asked to leave the country. 

20. You’re welcome for the Hemsworth brothers. 

*Pissed is Australian for drunk. Shitfaced is also used frequently to describe being drunk.

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Tbh I still laugh at this