I drew all the Scrooge in this short but I got to take a stab at drawing all the cameo characters during the end shot of “No”! It was like a puzzle figuring out how to position all the characters just right. At the time. I had nothing but the storyboard panel to work off of. Then once I had the bg layout it made it easier to move everyone in a good spot.
Today Ken welcomes writer/producer Anne Beatts (SNL, Square Pegs, A Different World)
Ken and Anne discuss the sadness of rain soaked inaugurations, golden showers, writing TV ads in London, Canada, National Lampoon, Freddy the Pig, The New Yorker, being suspended from the McGill Daily, Queen for a Day, Quiz Shows, aluminium extrusions, Michael O'Donohue, Mad Men, how cigarettes funded National Lampoon, Saturday Night Live, “no flies around the head..”, Walter Crankcase, The Californians, when Lorne Michaels left SNL, SCTV, Martin Short, Nathan Thurme, Dobie Gillis, Square Pegs, The Waitresses, dealing with network notes, Tracy Nelson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Devo, getting killed by Little House on the Prairie, beverage signals, Trojan Horses, Mainway Industries Unsafe Christmas Toys, Ken’s favorite SNL sketch, A Different World, creating Dwayne Wayne and Whitley, Peter Bonerz, The Elvira Show, Julie Brown, appreciating tween media, Bill Murray, Al Franken, why people on TV can’t smoke pot, The Keith Moon deposit, staging a “piss in”, network censors, why you can’t say tits on TV, Square Pegs in the TV Guide Fall Preview of 82, and being robbed of the Rolling Stone cover photo due to your own boasting.
Anne has a fascinating life story and has been a key part of so many amazing moments in modern comedy.
It was an absolute honor for Ken to get to speak with her
This episode was made for season 2 but just aired this Friday! “Dancevidaniya” is a great one. I designed their little booties and did some fun poses for it. I love the music and bgs so much. Check it out!