August 22, 2023

EP. S2E57 — The Making of ‘Jury Duty’ w/ Jake Szymanski

How did ‘Jury Duty’ pull off the toilet clogging scene with James Marsden? What does one use to make a fake turd? Director Jake Szymanski joins Ashley Ray to break down moments during filming that almost ruined the show and reveals if there could be a season 2. He also explains how Ronald was cast and if Judge Judy is a fan.

 

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Transcript

Jake Szymanski [00:00:03] It was a long process because you’re looking for someone that has never done jury duty, doesn’t watch a lot of TV hopefully–    Ashley Ray [00:00:12] That was the tough part for me because the second I walked in there, I would have been like, “Oh my God, you were on Parks and Recreation. I would have been like, “Oh, Mekki, we’ve done shows together. How are you doing? I love your stand-up.” Welcome to TV, I Say with Ashley Ray–your go-to podcast for discovering what to watch on TV and getting behind the scenes insight from the people who make the shows you love. You just heard a little tease of my chat with actor, writer, director, and producer Jake Szymanski, who most recently directed the Emmy nominated Jury Duty. I am obsessed with this show. It is one of the most complicated shows to describe. It is half prank show, half written reality show, and also actually a show about just a guy who’s really nice

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