Because of scheduling conflicts, David Hyde Pierce (Professor Henry Neumann) was only able to appear in one scene of one episode of this installment, and in that scene, Neumann is only shown on a screen. Neumann is ostensibly calling from his office at N.A.S.A.'s Cape Canaveral, Florida, but in the background of the office, there is a bookcase holding multiple Emmys. In an August 2017 interview with Vulture.com, David Wain explained, "David Hyde Pierce was directing a play in New York during the whole shoot, so there was just literally no chance he could come. He had no time, so we thought, as we'd done in other ways in the past, let's lean into that even more. So, we decided to literally shoot it on Skype in his apartment and make it clear that we're doing that." The Emmys on the bookcase are Pierce's own from his years on Frasier (1993). See more »
Absolutely BRILLIANT- Michael Showalter, comedic genius of our time
Showalter is a genius, a genius! Just thigh slapping, tear-jerking laughs throughout that won't stop.
My only complaint, and it's a biggie: Janeane Garofalo's HORRID cosmetic surgery. She looks as if she is a face-transplant survivor, you've seen them, they get some cadaver's face onto their own, and it just hangs there perpetually suspended and creepy. Well, that's what Garofalo's face looks like. It was so distracting, in every scene she's in I could do nothing but gape at her awful poor face. I don't think she was capable of making any expression except stunned apathy- if that is an emotion, that's hers. Her mouth is like Mr. Toads in a perpetual frown. In the very last episode, she manages to grin!! How did that happen? She must have gotten some special anti-toxin injection, as it was the sole instant in the entire series where I saw her face other than deadpan.
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