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

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year 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

Will Bill Cosby Sanctions Give Rape Accusers Their Day In Court?
Will Bill Cosby Sanctions Give Rape Accusers Their Day In Court?
What will happen if civil lawsuits emerge?
 
 
IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
Our sister site I4U News is giving away a brand new iPad Air or if you can wait an iPad Air 2. This is an $499 value.
 
 
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
The most popular TV series released in 2014 include such incredible shows as True Detective and Fargo.
 
 
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
The vampire series True Blood has arrived in its wacky final season. Director Stephen Moyer and his wife Anna Paquin, who played Sookie, also pose 'Nude' for the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

UN slams terrorist attack in Kenya
United Nations, Nov 23 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the terrorist attack on a bus in northern Kenya that left at least 28 people dead. "The secretary-general condemned the attack Saturday on a...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Two dead as 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits China
Bejing, Nov 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed and around 54 injured when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale hit China, media reported. The earthquake hit south-west China's Sichuan province,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Japan
Tokyo, Nov 23 (IANS) Over 50 people were injured and about 10 houses collapsed after a 6.7-magnitude quake on the Richter scale hit Japan, media reported Sunday. The quake hit Nagano City and Hakuba village in Japan...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Messi sets new scoring record as Barca thrash Sevilla
Madrid, Nov 23 (IANS) Leo Messi made La Liga history when he scored a hat-trick which gave FC Barcelona a 5-1 win at home to Sevilla. Messi's goals, on Saturday night came thanks to a magnificent 21st minute free kick...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
English Premier League standings
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Following are the English Premier League standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Chelsea...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
'Western actions during Ukraine crisis contradictory to democracy'
Moscow, Nov 23 (IANS) Western countries' actions during the Ukraine crisis were contrary to democratic principles, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov . "Our Western partners played an 'all-or-nothing' game in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Release of army general expected: Colombian president
Bogota, Nov 23 (IANS) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that he expected to secure the release of five hostages next week, including an army general, whose capture by the FARC rebels led the government to...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Brook dating model James Crabtree?
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress-model Kelly Brook seems to have moved on from her on and off relationship with actor David McIntosh. Brook is reportedly dating a male model James Crabtree. The pair went on a romantic...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Russia calls for free trade zone between EU and EEU
Moscow, Nov 23 (IANS) Russia has said that it is in favour of a free trade zone between the European Union (EU) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). This was reiterated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Messi scores hat trick, becomes all-time highest scorer in La Liga
Madrid, Nov 23 (IANS) FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi scored a hat trick in a 5-1 triumph against Sevilla at the Camp Nou Saturday, to become the all-time highest scorer in La Liga history. Messi scored his first...
Read more on Sport Balla