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Episode 375: Nerdist Podcast
Paul Feig
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Nerdist Podcast: Paul Feig

The brilliant Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Freaks & Geeks) hangs out with Chris, Matt, and Jonah to talk about the importance of having a good tailor, a spec script he wrote many years ago, and his new movie The Heat, out this Friday June 28th!

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  7. Bebop says:

    Hey, a couple times you guys have talked about scifi comedies and never mention Hitchhiker’s Guide. Which I think is fantastic… Oh and Ice Pirates too! Love the show!

  8. BKSteve says:

    SciFi Comedy had a very short list, have you guys not seen Iron Sky?

  9. Artem says:

    Mr.Nerdist you are fucking hilarious. I caught the Philly show Saturday because of this podcast.

  10. Phil says:

    Interesting you guys mention THREE O’CLOCK HIGH. I loved that movie as a kid and still to this day. Although, I think Phil Joanou gets unfair credit for that flick. That’s one of the problems with collaborative projects such and film and TV. I think Barry Sonnenfeld (the then cinematographer at the time) created the look and tone of the flick that later became the style he used as a director.

  11. rhys says:

    FYI – the budget on District 9 was $30 million. Still pretty low for how awesome the movie was – but not as low as $5-6 million. Reminds me of how Seth Rogen said that $31 million was the most the studio would give them for This is The End and still give them creative freedom. For the studios, $30 million is basically an indie flick to them.

  12. kjpr00 says:

    District 9 was originally supposed to be the Halo movie, it didn’t pan out so Peter Jackson switched gears when that project fell through and helped make District 9.

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  14. ThisGuyRightHere says:

    Chris, you should make corn bread donut holes and market them as Maize Balls

  15. Patty Marvel says:

    @Tyler – Agreed. I listen to this and some other podcasts with pen and paper nearby in case of recommended movies or bands or whatever. Sure would help me make sure I’m spelling them right.

  16. John says:

    Paul Feig was awesome as the skinny counselor in Heavyweights. Also, he and Rob Heubel are the same person.

  17. Scully says:

    This was such a minor point of the episode but I thought I would throw this out there for Matt. I am pretty sure The Watch is an Americanized version of Attack the Block. I highly recommend checking out Attack the Block if you enjoyed the first film you saw.

  18. Daevid says:

    “Gordon, take us into outer space
    ‘Cause there’s no one like you in the Melmackian race”

    Awesome freakin’ cartoon. And I hated the show Alf.

  19. Aahz says:

    Thanks Chris for clearing that up.

  20. Xeroz says:

    If you’re still listening… “Go to bed already! You can’t expect to run this empire on 5hours of sleep a night, can you?”
    But, when you wake up tomorrow. Please ‘tweet’ us some info on to let us know when we can expect the 1st ep. of this awesome-ness!

    Or, you could reply here? Either way, I’m honestly stoked for this long-overdue addition to the podcast lineup. Any word on how often we can expect new episodes of it?

    Sorry, I know it’s way off topic. I just had to ask.

  21. Ok, @Aahz! Here’s the answer we got back:

    “My guess is what is happening is people are using the Promo code for the 5 pairs to try on – which is not when they put in the promo code.

    They don’t use the promo code until after the pick the pair they want to buy from the 5 pairs – and then they put in the Promo code at the point of purchase – not when picking the 5 pairs to try on for free – as shipping is already free with the 5 pairs. ”

    Sorry for the confusion! In the future I will make this distinction on the podcast.

  22. @Aahz: Please hold! Your call is very important to us…

    Now that you’re distracted, I’ll ask Katie! BRB

  23. Aahz says:

    Ok, I tried using the promo code on the Warby Parker website and it told me ‘invalid code’. Or does it work when I actually order the pair I want?

  24. erik2690 says:

    Really enjoyed the episode. Thanks.

  25. Jen says:

    Loved the podcast. Chris, after hearing your famous word I found this link 😀

  26. Murphy1d says:

    Had to come here and remark about the intro… 🙂
    “a Juicy Vein of Deliciousness.” Wow Chris, that’s a new one! LOL

  27. Three Toes of Fury says:

    @Charles…you are sooo correct! I was just saying the same thing last weekend to my wife. We were shopping at one of those big warehouse stores..i forget the name….but i do remember it being a very pleasant shopping experience. 2.5 lbs of their coffee, which is roasted by the same roaster as starbucks, was 1/2 the cost of starbucks. Their produce was fresh and their wine selection superb. They also had tasting stations thoughout the food department with tasty samples of their wide variety of prepared frozen and refrigerated foods. Great selection…great value…and quantity discounts passed to the consumer. Anyway..i forget the name…but i do recall complaining to my wife about movies that adverti…..Costco! thats where we were shopping. Man that place is great.

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  29. NotMF says:

    Speaking of driveby spoilers, someone did that with the Harry Potter books years and years ago. The best reaction is at 1:40

  30. alanso says:

    Agree with Ryan. McCarthy needs to work on new shtick besides SAYING SOMETHING VIOLENT AND ZANY AND OUT THERE ABOUT BEING SO ANGRY WITH A SITUATION all the time.. Works for brief cameos but the thought of an entire film of it is tiring.

  31. Keith says:

    FYI. The Boston Herald didn’t go out of business. They moved to a new/different building.

  32. Tyler says:

    Aisha Tyler as Funny Female James Bond? Although maybe it’s too easy a conceptual jump from an animated series where she’s already doing that. But I’d watch it anyway.

    Also, as bad as speech recognition (or YouTube captioning) can be, searchable transcripts of Nerdist episodes would be kind of awesome.

  33. Amanda says:

    This is a great episode! You guys are all hilarious on it and Paul Feig is the shit!
    Thanks for making my very humid, hot, sweaty, gross run fun!

  34. Ryan says:

    Great podcast, though I won’t be watching The Heat.

    It looks like an utter flop, in the same way McCarthy’s last movie was.

  35. Josh says:

    I love when the Nerdist interviews the guys I’ve never heard of who were behind some of my favorite stuff. Thanks dudes.