Good One: A Podcast About Jokes

with Jesse David Fox

Danny McBride's The Righteous Gemstones’s Opening Scene

Danny McBride walks Jesse through the opening scene of his new HBO series The Righteous Gemstones. Along the way, they also touch on the first scenes of his other series and films, including Eastbound & Down, The Foot Fist Way, and Vice Principals.

Danny talks about where he wanted to go after Vice Principals ended, as well as the research that went into creating a show about Christian megachurches and superstar preachers. Jesse also asks Danny about how he constructs his antiheroes, and the different ways he utilizes the writers rooms on each of his projects.

Also included: dick symbolism.

The Righteous Gemstones premieres August 18th on HBO.

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