Pilot Study 066: Mulaney

News / Pilot Study / Podcast / April 16, 2018

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Pilot Study returns with a look at “Mulaney,” the John Mulaney Fox pilot that was cancelled following its first season. Chris and Grimes discuss a poorly written female lead, botched sitcom stereotypes and the Pilot Study categories of Title Talk, Pilot Study MVP, Name Change and Most Pilot-y Moment.

Note: The Griffin Newman part from the previous pilot was not just recast. He was originally cast as someone named “Seymour.” Courtesy of Deadline Hollywood: “Gould and Pedrad will reprise their roles, while Smith’s character Motif will now be one of John’s roommates, replacing Seymour, played in the pilot by Griffin Newman. Zack Pearlman has been cast for a newly conceived character that wasn’t in the pilot.” And they even have an old cast photo.

Note 2: Of course that’s Ice T in the title sequence. Confirmed.

Note 3: The first line Elliott Gould speaks? “Oh, hello.” The name of the broadway play that Mulaney wrote and starred in with Nick Kroll.

Note 4: The episode is available for purchase on either iTunes or Amazon.

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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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