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Titmouseketeers 2: China Il, Wild Hogs
This was the mother of all episodes. When we saw the animatic, I think we all collectively thought this was going to be an insane episode. Hogs, guns, war, college, the Dean, Bad Frank, there was so much going on. I can safely say we all had a ton of shots crash on us while we worked on them, but we muscled through it all and finished the China season finale with flying colors.
I put an easter egg in this episode that was a reference to my favorite Neely song (Baby Cakes - Role Play Tournament). Baby Cakes’ dice only has 10’s and 20’s, a reference to the lyrics “tens and twenties, what’s so funny? Fucking 20-10!” It happened too fast and was probably unnoticeable. But I still like little references to his old work in our show. If you haven’t caught him yet, the Brain Fuckler makes some appearances.
One scene in particular was a total day ruiner. Katie assigned the cafeteria scenes to me and one of the notes was to put Chinese Precious in there. I did my best to nonchalantly keep her alive but the scene got kicked back, with a note saying she’s dead. I put her back in the scene. A moment of silence fell over my corner, and Katie thought it was hilarious. It wasn’t…
Dave Newberg pulled a bunch of us into our directors office and, like the Dean in this show, assembled his own hog team. ”Guys, if you feel you put enough hogs in your scene, double it.” Our goal was to fill in our scenes with enormous groups of these subterranean death animals. I worked on the money shot scene with the destroyed campus and I roughed in what thought would work. In red in marked the bunches of hogs and put in a few gaps. Eventually the scene grew into this frightening hog ocean.
Next time: THE TITMOUSE SMASH PARTY