When I sat down with Mitch Hurwitz and Will Arnett at WonderCon a couple months back to talk about their new animated series Sit Down, Shut Up — which premieres tonight on Fox — I wanted to get some information about the show. But mostly, I just ended up trying to slip a question or two in between all their jokes. For example, when I tried to ask about the show's unique style of using animation against a live-action backdrop, Arnett ended up on some tangent about starting with clay and firing it in a backyard kiln (Hurwitz: "If I may say, you're always so tan. So I wonder if it's the kiln"). It was tough to stay on topic, but there were a lot of laughs along the way.
That's probably as it should be for a show with this kind of comedic talent behind it: The show, about a group of immature high school teachers and staffers, has a number of Arrested Development folks on board (Jason Bateman in addition to Hurwitz and Arnett), plus comedian Nick Kroll, Kristin Chenoweth, and more.
The show starts tonight at 8:30 p.m. EDT and PDT, and I'm wondering how you're feeling about it. Will you be sitting down to watch this one live? Passing on it completely? TiVoing it for later viewing? Or will you hold off till it's on DVD?
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