On today’s show
we remember cabaret singer Barbara Lea
rebroadcast an interview with Tina Fey
hear from David Bianculli about his weekend TV picks
hear David Edelstein’s review of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
It’s the greatest job ever, and people always say, ‘I want to get into that.’ Or ‘How do you do it?’ You have to have something interesting about your voice, you have to be able to act, and you have to be able to act quickly and take direction. If somebody says something to you, you don’t say, ‘Oh, I’ve already done it.’ You say, ‘Okay. That sounds good.’ And you move on. That’s the one thing I’ve learned. I never say, ‘Well, I just did that 20 takes ago.’ Nobody wants to hear that. Shut up and say the lines, and get out of the studio.
— Pamela Adlon, on her career as a voiceover actor.
I would rather my kids not see my boobs on the Internet, but it’s not going to be the end of the world if that happens.
— Pamela Adlon, on her daughters’ friends watching Californication online.
Pamela Adlon, on doing Bobby Hill’s voice: "The thing about women playing boys is that we’re not going to age, and we’re not going to go through puberty in the middle of a long-running series. I used to take over for a lot of boys whose voices would crack and change. My voice is on the lower resonance scale so I just naturally go into the boy mold." [complete interview here]
Mel: Can you give me a sense of what Pamela Adlon's character did on Californication?
Coworker: She had an affair with the guy who sang Jesse's Girl, waxed porn stars, and went to rehab for a coke problem.
Coworker 2, who walked over in the middle of this conversation: Are we talking about someone here?
Tomorrow: Pamela Adlon, the voice of Bobby Hill. She’s also in Californication, Louie, and a ton of animated sitcoms.
Related: Mike Judge on Fresh Air