1 Updates
Watch My Show: Wendell & Vinnie's Jay Kogen Answers Our Showrunner Survey
Photo Credit: TV Guide

Watch My Show: Wendell & Vinnie's Jay Kogen Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Apr 25 2013, 6:24am CDT | by

Emmy-winning writer Jay Kogen has been a producer on landmark shows such as Frasier, The Simpsons and The Tracey Ullman Show. Now he's writing for a new generation of sitcom viewers, via the...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

51 weeks ago

Watch My Show: Wendell & Vinnie's Jay Kogen Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Apr 25 2013, 6:24am CDT | by

Emmy-winning writer Jay Kogen has been a producer on landmark shows such as Frasier, The Simpsons and The Tracey Ullman Show. Now he's writing for a new generation of sitcom viewers, via the Nickelodeon sitcom Wendell & Vinnie. The comedy, which airs Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c, stars Jerry Trainor (iCarly) as a childish adult who's given custody of his precocious 12-year-old nephew (Buddy Handleson). Nicole Sullivan and Haley Strode also star. Kogen explains why we should adopt Wendell & Vinnie.

TV Guide Magazine: I have time to watch one more show. Why it should be yours? Jay Kogen: Because I know people. Tough people. People you don't want to cross.

TV Guide Magazine: Who should be watching Wendell & Vinnie? Kogen: Our show is mainly designed for prison inmates and their children.

TV Guide Magazine: What happens if we don't watch your show? Kogen: See question #1.

TV Guide Magazine: Give us an equation for Wendell & Vinnie. Kogen: Two and a Half Men minus a man, times The Odd Couple, plus Oliver Twist, divided by The Big Bang Theory minus Chuck Lorre.

TV Guide Magazine: Finish this sentence: "If you like ___________, you'll love our show." Kogen: Cool Ranch Doritos Tacos.

TV Guide Magazine: What's the best thing anyone has said about your show? Kogen: "Funnier than I thought."

TV Guide Magazine: What's the worst thing? Kogen: "We're changing your time slot again."

TV Guide Magazine: Who was right? Kogen: They both ring true

TV Guide Magazine: What's an alternate title for your show? Kogen: Wendell's Billion-Dollar Giveaway

TV Guide Magazine: Tell us something fun about your cast. Kogen: They can survive in the forest with only a buck knife, a rope, and a team of hair & makeup artists. Jerry Trainor, who plays Uncle Vinnie, is not only the most gifted comic actor working today, but he's also one of America's foremost clog dancers. For him it's not dancing unless there are wooden shoes pounding the ground. Buddy Handleson plays 12-year-old Wendell and he's insanely talented for his age, which is a very young 63. He keeps his skin so young by never chewing his food. Haley Strode, who plays Taryn, was at one time going to become a heavy weight boxer but during her road to the Olympics, fell in love with both acting and not being punched unconscious. Nicole Sullivan plays Aunt Wilma and she's famous for being able to communicate with the dead. She has the "voice from above" which allows her to talk to the deceased relatives of our cast and crew. She says mostly they complain about the weather and wish Lena Dunham would cover herself, for heaven's sake.

TV Guide Magazine: Come up with a premise for the spin-off. Kogen: The life of a school hallway extra!

TV Guide Magazine: If you weren't producing this, what series would you most like to be an executive producer on? Kogen: The Simpsons or To Catch a Predator

TV Guide Magazine: Pick a show with which to start a fake feud. Kogen: Rock Center with Brian Williams. I hate that jerk!

TV Guide Magazine: With what show would you like to do a crossover episode? Kogen: Game of Thrones. It'd be a normal Wendell & Vinnie with more wolves and jousting.

TV Guide Magazine: How will your show change the face of TV as we know it? Kogen: In an effort to teach the children about science, we feature a major surgery every show where the kids learn how to perform operations from the first incision to the last stitch. In next week's episode Wendell makes a new friend, Vinnie gets a dog and we show you how to do a hip replacement at home.

TV Guide Magazine: What credit of yours would you prefer we forget? Kogen: Creator of Modern Family, mainly because I was not the creator Modern Family.  I just said that to impress a chick.

Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine now!

View original Watch My Show: Wendell & Vinnie's Jay Kogen Answers Our Showrunner Survey at TVGuide.com

Other Links From TVGuide.com

Source: TV Guide

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Delphi Automotive LLP to Appear on The Balancing Act® Airing on Lifetime TV
Viewers will learn how the The Delphi Connect System helps keep families safe with connectivity to their vehicles
 
 
The Balancing Act® Airing on Lifetime® Celebrates Earth Day with Eco-Friendly Tips for Greener Living
The ENERGY STAR® Program and Broan-NuTone Take Center Stage on April 22nd show to talk about the energy saving actions viewers can take to make their homes more energy efficient
 
 
Remington Arms to Appear in Miniseries on the Balancing Act® Airing on Lifetime
Remington Arms will educate viewers on hunting safety for families as part of a new miniseries.
 
 
Introducing Triplett Records
Triplett Records is headed by the industrious Leon Triplett, a man who is no stranger to the music industry. Mentored by legends like Curtis Mayfeild, Jerry Butler, Eddie Thomas and Carl Davis, he along with his brother Levi made up the successful duo called the Triplett Twins, well known for their song Get It.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Marisa Tomei is too old to play Lady Gaga?
Marisa Tomei thinks she's too old to play Lady Gaga in a movie. The 'The Wrestler' actress was flattered to hear the 'Applause' hitmaker would like her to play the 28-year-old singer if there is ever a film made about...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Hawkeye Technology Improves Time Clock Reporting and Payroll Integration in TimeClick LE 12
Logan, UT, April 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Hawkeye Technology, creator of TimeClick, a leading employee time clock software, announces the release of TimeClick version LE 12. This new version offers powerful new reporting...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Airbnb Cofounders Are Billionaires As Share Economy Leader Closes $450 Million Round At $10 Billion Valuation
It took a month, but Airbnb’s founders are confirmed as the share economy’s first billionaires, at least on paper. That’s because the home-sharing site has closed its new fundraising round, raising $450 million at a $10...
Read more on Business Balla
 
`Taxpayers Rely On IRS Guidance At Their Own Peril,' Tax Judge Rules
Before filing your 2013 tax return, did you  consult an Internal Revenue Service publication for clarification of some confusing point? That’s living dangerously. Or so a U.S.  Tax Court Judge declared this week. “...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Predicting The Most Expensive Games Of The 2014 NFL Schedule
Even at the times of little news during the offseason, the NFL keeps fans in anticipation of what might come next. With less than a month until the NFL Draft, the release of the 2014 NFL schedule is expected sooner. For...
Read more on Business Balla
 
How The Wealthiest Families Make And Lose Their Money -- Part 5
In this series of articles on wealth creation and maintenance, we have hit on a few key findings of researchers and practitioners.  The vast majority of family wealth stems from business ownership and not inheritance. ...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Can High-Speed Internet Spark Better-Paying Jobs?
Many of us look at high-speed internet as a way to enjoy pleasures like clearer HDTV and speedier Wi-Fi. But as lightening-fast service gets rolled out in new markets, it could also pave the way to innovation–and new...
Read more on Business Balla
 
For NHL and NBA Playoffs, Parking, Like Tickets, Also Have A Premium
When the Nets and Raptors tip off tomorrow afternoon, the NBA playoffs will be underway.  Along with the NHL playoffs, many think the next two months are the most exciting in all of sports. Over the course of the next...
Read more on Business Balla
 
The Week Ahead: A Spring Breakout for the Economy?
Just a week ago the stock market was looking quite vulnerable as most of the major averages closed near their lows last Friday, April 11. There were signs of heavy selling, so I concluded last week that “On a short-term...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Which Teams Did The Best And Worst Job Of Pricing Tickets For The NHL Playoffs?
The Bruins have a long history of success with six Stanley Cups championships, most recently in 2010-11.  Heading into the 2014 NHL Playoffs, the Boston Bruinsare favored by Las Vegas to win their seventh.  While that’s...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla