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(Do You Remember)   The producer of 'The Brady Bunch' tested child actors by putting toys on his desk during interviews with them to see if they could stay focused on him and have the necessary concentration it took to be in a television show   (doyouremember.com ) divider line
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2014-08-15 08:50:07 AM  
You've got to concentrate...concentrate....concentrate....


/Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon
 
2014-08-15 09:04:12 AM  
Isn't that how they cast reality shows these days?
 
2014-08-15 09:43:20 AM  
After I asked my wife to marry me, she did something similar. She got naked and placed a six pack of IPA's and a Porterhouse steak on the nightstand. If I could go down on her and not move my eyes over to the nightstand during, then she would marry me.

/didn't really happen
//my favorite dream
 
2014-08-15 11:47:28 AM  
The casting director for "The View" does the same thing, but with a staked goat
 
2014-08-15 12:10:04 PM  
Judging by the terrible acting, this is no longer a recommended practice it seems.
 
2014-08-15 12:12:12 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: You've got to concentrate...concentrate....concentrate....


/Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon


nice movie ref.
 
2014-08-15 12:14:14 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Isn't that how they cast reality shows these days?


heck, i thought it sounded like the premise of a reality show

strangeguitar: After I asked my wife to marry me, she did something similar. She got naked and placed a six pack of IPA's and a Porterhouse steak on the nightstand. If I could go down on her and not move my eyes over to the nightstand during, then she would marry me.

/didn't really happen
//my favorite dream


i don't like ipa, but my wife may have had to wait on me to take at least a few bites of that porterhouse first
 
2014-08-15 12:17:33 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The casting director for "The View" does the same thing, but with a staked goat


That tickled my fancy. Thanks, man.
 
2014-08-15 12:24:32 PM  
So for Robert Reed's interview they put a tube of KY, vibrator and a copy of Ramrod magazine on the desk?
 
2014-08-15 12:30:18 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The casting director for "The View" does the same thing, but with a staked goat


Then how the hell did Sherri get the job?
 
2014-08-15 12:38:13 PM  
www.agirlandagluegun.com
 
2014-08-15 12:43:01 PM  
Eyes up. Concentrate. Eyes up. Concentrate.

www.sitcomsonline.com
 
2014-08-15 12:56:15 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: You've got to concentrate...concentrate....concentrate....


/Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon


...Manny Mota...
 
2014-08-15 12:58:04 PM  

WilderKWight: Mr. Coffee Nerves: The casting director for "The View" does the same thing, but with a staked goat

Then how the hell did Sherri get the job?



Because Sherri Shepherd doesn't want to be fed. She wants to hunt.
 
2014-08-15 01:03:32 PM  

strangeguitar: After I asked my wife to marry me, she did something similar. She got naked and placed a six pack of IPA's and a Porterhouse steak on the nightstand. If I could go down on her and not move my eyes over to the nightstand during, then she would marry me.


What brand of IPA and how rare was the steak?

\Inquiring minds and all...
 
2014-08-15 01:05:20 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: You've got to concentrate...concentrate....concentrate....


Maybe send them to a concentration camp?
 
2014-08-15 01:06:30 PM  

LZeitgeist: strangeguitar: After I asked my wife to marry me, she did something similar. She got naked and placed a six pack of IPA's and a Porterhouse steak on the nightstand. If I could go down on her and not move my eyes over to the nightstand during, then she would marry me.

What brand of IPA and how rare was the steak?

\Inquiring minds and all...


She must've instinctively known you were a vagitarian.
 
2014-08-15 01:06:43 PM  
www.thomasknauersews.com

Baton Rouge Cindy, Baton Rouge.
 
2014-08-15 01:18:56 PM  

Billy Liar: LZeitgeist: strangeguitar: After I asked my wife to marry me, she did something similar. She got naked and placed a six pack of IPA's and a Porterhouse steak on the nightstand. If I could go down on her and not move my eyes over to the nightstand during, then she would marry me.

What brand of IPA and how rare was the steak?

\Inquiring minds and all...

She must've instinctively known you were a vagitarian.


To: Billy Liar
From: Strangeguitar
Re: New Keyboard
 
2014-08-15 01:19:10 PM  
The director of "Arachaphobia" did something similar.  He met with each of the actors before shooting and had a tarantula on the table to make sure that the actors would be able to work with the arachnids.   Jeff Daniels acted freaked out by it because his character was supposed to be terrified of them.
 
2014-08-15 01:21:41 PM  
I'd butter up MM like a pig and ram her like a jackhamer
 
2014-08-15 01:32:20 PM  
My child would have failed that test.  He wants nothing to do with what he's supposed to be doing.  Maybe that's why all those kids came off as being boring as hell.
 
2014-08-15 02:31:55 PM  

Priapetic: ...Manny Mota...


vudukungfu: I'd butter up MM like a pig and ram her like a jackhamer


PROTIP: Manny Mota isn't a "her"
 
2014-08-15 03:00:35 PM  

Sybarite: WilderKWight: Mr. Coffee Nerves: The casting director for "The View" does the same thing, but with a staked goat

Then how the hell did Sherri get the job?


Because Sherri Shepherd doesn't want to be fed. She wants to hunt.


Well that escalated quickly! New keyboard, etc.
 
2014-08-15 04:08:15 PM  
We're having pork chopsh and apple shaush
 
2014-08-15 04:22:27 PM  
Welp, I may as well bust out my CSB.

Buffalo has a "World's Largest Disco" party for charity every year. They always have two or three of the Brady kids there. I was at a meeting on the day of the party in the lounge of the hotel next door to the convention center where the party is held. A group entered the lounge and set up camp at the table next to ours. I recognized Susan Olsen - Cindy Brady - right away, and realized they were getting ready to go to the party.

I tried not to be "that guy" but I couldn't. I asked her if I could take her photo. She wasn't rude, exactly, but she sort of made an eye-roll face and didn't say "ok" - just stood there waiting for me to take her photo. Now, I realize I was being a dork for asking, but it wasn't like she was eating dinner or in the middle of something. She was standing 10 feet from me holding her purse. Also, she is paid quite handsomely to attend the party, so you'd think she'd be prepared to pose for a photo or two. But whatever, she wasn't flat out rude.

About 10 minutes later, a guy came up to me to ask what our group was about (promoting Buffalo through free-lance writing assignments) and when I told him he said he was enjoying his stay here a great deal. He seemed to be an architecture buff so we talked for a good 20 minutes or so about local landmarks. Then he excused himself...

and walked over and sat down next to Cindy Brady. I had been talking to Bobby Brady for 20 minutes and didn't even realize it. He was a very nice, intelligent guy, and I enjoyed our chat quite a bit.

and that's the way we all became Cool Story Bro.
 
2014-08-15 04:29:09 PM  

The Why Not Guy: Welp, I may as well bust out my CSB.

Buffalo has a "World's Largest Disco" party for charity every year. They always have two or three of the Brady kids there. I was at a meeting on the day of the party in the lounge of the hotel next door to the convention center where the party is held. A group entered the lounge and set up camp at the table next to ours. I recognized Susan Olsen - Cindy Brady - right away, and realized they were getting ready to go to the party.

I tried not to be "that guy" but I couldn't. I asked her if I could take her photo. She wasn't rude, exactly, but she sort of made an eye-roll face and didn't say "ok" - just stood there waiting for me to take her photo. Now, I realize I was being a dork for asking, but it wasn't like she was eating dinner or in the middle of something. She was standing 10 feet from me holding her purse. Also, she is paid quite handsomely to attend the party, so you'd think she'd be prepared to pose for a photo or two. But whatever, she wasn't flat out rude.

About 10 minutes later, a guy came up to me to ask what our group was about (promoting Buffalo through free-lance writing assignments) and when I told him he said he was enjoying his stay here a great deal. He seemed to be an architecture buff so we talked for a good 20 minutes or so about the terrible layout of the brady house, even before the women folk moved in, despite the owner being an architect local landmarks. Then he excused himself...

and walked over and sat down next to Cindy Brady. I had been talking to Bobby Brady for 20 minutes and didn't even realize it. He was a very nice, intelligent guy, and I enjoyed our chat quite a bit.

and that's the way we all became Cool Story Bro.


he looks like a fairly normal guy, and actually quite a bit different than his brady days (hair color, for one), so that's understandable
 
2014-08-15 04:41:46 PM  

bungle_jr: he looks like a fairly normal guy, and actually quite a bit different than his brady days (hair color, for one), so that's understandable


Very true. He doesn't look or act like anyone who would have been on tv. Also, when I saw your changes just now my first thought was "Jesus, Fark has Brady filters now??"
 
2014-08-15 07:24:02 PM  

bungle_jr: The Why Not Guy: Welp, I may as well bust out my CSB.

Buffalo has a "World's Largest Disco" party for charity every year. They always have two or three of the Brady kids there. I was at a meeting on the day of the party in the lounge of the hotel next door to the convention center where the party is held. A group entered the lounge and set up camp at the table next to ours. I recognized Susan Olsen - Cindy Brady - right away, and realized they were getting ready to go to the party.

I tried not to be "that guy" but I couldn't. I asked her if I could take her photo. She wasn't rude, exactly, but she sort of made an eye-roll face and didn't say "ok" - just stood there waiting for me to take her photo. Now, I realize I was being a dork for asking, but it wasn't like she was eating dinner or in the middle of something. She was standing 10 feet from me holding her purse. Also, she is paid quite handsomely to attend the party, so you'd think she'd be prepared to pose for a photo or two. But whatever, she wasn't flat out rude.

About 10 minutes later, a guy came up to me to ask what our group was about (promoting Buffalo through free-lance writing assignments) and when I told him he said he was enjoying his stay here a great deal. He seemed to be an architecture buff so we talked for a good 20 minutes or so about the terrible layout of the brady house, even before the women folk moved in, despite the owner being an architect local landmarks. Then he excused himself...

and walked over and sat down next to Cindy Brady. I had been talking to Bobby Brady for 20 minutes and didn't even realize it. He was a very nice, intelligent guy, and I enjoyed our chat quite a bit.

and that's the way we all became Cool Story Bro.

he looks like a fairly normal guy, and actually quite a bit different than his brady days (hair color, for one), so that's understandable


Yes, it is the Brady girls who are contractually obligated to have hair of gold like their mother
 
2014-08-15 08:30:05 PM  
Not News: Producer set out toys in order to test the attention spans of child actors Fark: they were sex toys
 
2014-08-15 08:40:45 PM  

quizzical: Sybarite: WilderKWight: Mr. Coffee Nerves: The casting director for "The View" does the same thing, but with a staked goat

Then how the hell did Sherri get the job?


Because Sherri Shepherd doesn't want to be fed. She wants to hunt.

Well that escalated quickly! New keyboard, etc.


Seriously. I LOL'd. A lot. That was excellent.
 
2014-08-16 12:47:36 AM  
A certain executive nowadays has a similar system for casting young actresses, but it involves sex toys and seeing if they make the mistake of trying to go to the media.
 
2014-08-16 03:36:11 PM  
Speaking of the Brady Bunch kids and toys....didn't Peter once save a little girl from being crushed
under a falling toy store shelf?  (She tried to reach a doll, the nail holding the shelf pulled out, and
Peter pushed her away just as the shelf hit the floor face-first.)
 
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