Dan Snierson
January 26, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

Donal Logue’s apology


The Knights of Prosperity

”So many sitcoms don’t have a comic premise. It’s like, ‘We’re going to get five twentysomethings who all come back together after high school and things happen.’ In this one, what if, while watching one of those super-celebrity, look-at-me-I’m-so-rich shows, a guy whose life sucks just decides he’s had enough and wants to rob that person? He gets together a gang of inept, bighearted friends who similarly feel overlooked by the celebrity-obsessed consumer culture that we live in. I know it’s kind of a criminal premise, but Hogan’s Heroes worked.”


1995 kiddie flick 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up

”Maybe one of the greatest film debacles of all time, even though I had one of the best times of my life. I was working as a janitor for five bucks an hour and I [went] to an audition for this job. The director was Korean. And the Japanese translator would come up and go, ‘He kick you in balls, you do thiiiiiiiiis!’ and he’d make the faces you had to mimic. It’s comedy advice I still take to heart: ‘Chocolate on the teeth, hit in the balls, cross knees, cross eyes, go over…’ I went to a screening, and there was one particularly awesome part where the kids are kicking my ass in a pizza parlor, and someone in postproduction added this flatulence. It’s like, when it can’t get lower, someone makes a decision that’s lower.”

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