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Episode 5: The JV Club
Laraine Newman
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The JV Club #5: Laraine Newman

Possibly the only Saturday Night Live cast member who not only founded The Groundlings but who also sported a chic BACK BRACE in high school, Laraine Newman reminisces over rubber animal erasers, evil gym coaches, and the wonders and woes of having two teenage daughters of her own.

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  1. Superstarseven says:

    I’ve heard Mae Whitman (voice of Katara in The Last Airbender) call Andre Braugher the “N” word. In character, of course.

    You voice actors can’t surprise me any more than that.
    But yes, I grew up with the early 90’s SNL cast and I do respect the people that came before. Laraine also played a Chinese hippie in Avatar:TLA

  2. Abbey says:

    Janet – Whaaa? Oh my god that’s awesome! And you’re awesome for doing that. I’m so grateful, it really means a lot. 😀

  3. Janet says:

    Thanks for the comments, dudes! AdmiralKent- YES SHE IS!!

    Kevin – Hooray! I’m so glad you liked the ep!

    Superstarseven – I hope it wasn’t too weird hearing Korra interview a comedy icon! 🙂

    Abbey – I sent your wonderful note to Laraine!

  4. Abbey says:

    I loved this interview. As a teenager who looks up to Laraine as much as I do, it was so incredibly interesting to hear her talk about her own experiences in adolescence.

    I wish my parents were half as cool as her. When I play dubstep my dad yells at me to “turn that weird electronic music down! I’m trying to listen to the blues!” Also I would never be caught dead at something like Coachella with them, not that they would ever let me go.

    Laraine, you’re just a purely awesome person and you really inspire me. I’m so glad I found this interview.

  5. Superstarseven says:

    I came here for the Korra.

  6. Kevin Osborn says:

    Good stuff!!!

  7. Janet says:

    I’ve just added Laraine’s lovely high school photo onto the JV Club Facebook page… and the pic of my cobbled-together Goodwill gentleman’s attire.

  8. admiralkent says:

    Woah…Laraine is hot!