What primates do when they present themselves to each other. It's what we do around here, when we pitch.
Rob turns into the dark anti-hero he's always wanted to be.
On dating and television programming, which are a lot more alike than you'd think, both being complicated, expensive, and futile.
Going back to a time when Dynasty and Laverne and Shirley were hit TV shows, now known as Empire and Broad City.
With no original material, Rob does everybody else does: he steals from Twitter.
Turn Left Now
Getting ordered around town by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who turns out to know the very best traffic shortcuts.
The Olive Garden
Every entertainment executive should work at the Olive Garden for a day. Not exactly, but close.
Open the Gates
Trying to do the impossible: to enter the gates of a studio and park for a meeting when it's the wrong studio and still maintain a small amount of personal dignity.
What happens in Rob's brain when a pitch meeting goes well, which is that it stops working and says strange, nonsensical things.
Forgot to Laugh
Wading into the recent controversy about what Jerry Seinfeld said about college kids. That they're insufferable killjoys.
You've Got Nothing
Explaining why a movie won't work at the box office, right after it hasn't worked at the box office.
Using Evernote to prove that the entertainment business is about to get very crazy and very good, especially for writers. This is not a scientific conclusion.
Who Did What
Breaking the tribal rule that binds all Hollywood writers together, Rob gives credit to a development executive.
Rob takes a story with the worst and most dysfunctional moral ever, then kind of twists it so it comes out okay.
Sometimes when the star makes a demand you give in, sometimes you don?t.
Belated advice to Trevor Noah, and anyone else who suddenly goes from Internet famous to actually famous.
Furiouser and Furiouser
Furious Seven, Coca-Cola, and how hard it is to change people's favorite things just enough.
The big difference between sampling ? where music producers reuse someone else's hook and borrowing, which is what comedy writers do to each others' material.
The Machine that Spins
Rob solves the problem of television network programming
the Apple Watch, the DeLorean of watches.
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