Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling and more: Best lines from FOX's TCA comedy panel
What did they say? Here are some of the funny and interesting we learned from these insane people.
- "Kevin Bacon's coming back out." -- Ike Barinholtz ("The Mindy Project") when reporters did not immediately have questions for the panel
- "He's like Raging Bull, and you're like Bull from 'Night Court.'" -- Mindy Kaling to Barinholtz, comparing him to their "Mindy Project" co-star Chris Messina
- The much-discussed product placement for Ford in the "Models" episode of "New Girl" was not actually conceived that way. The episode was written before Ford signed on.
- "We just get extra days and extra money for stuff, don't you?" Kaling to the other actor-producers when talking about getting an extra day to shoot the Christmas episode
- "Not not injured..." -- Zooey Deschanel, when asked if her physical comedy on "New Girl" ever led to injury
- Seth Rogen will be guest-starring on "The Mindy Project" later this season. He plays Mindy's first crush, a boy she met at Jewish camp as a teen.
- "They pay me... and that's usually my main incentive." -- Lucas Neff, when asked how he can stay in character when Cloris Leachman does crazy things on the set of "Raising Hope"
- "I've not had checks before, and it's awful." -- Neff, further explaining his love of getting paid for his work
- "I've been like the super-hot guy's fourth friend in a lot of things." -- Nat Faxon on how it's good to be a central character on "Ben and Kate"
- "I think the show really clicks when I'm in a lot of the scenes." -- Echo Kellum, not minimizing his importance to the success of "Ben and Kate"
- On "Raising Hope," engaged couple Jimmy and Sabrina (Neff and Shannon Woodward) will not face major relationship issues but there will be some major wedding drama coming.
- "She's disturbingly cute." -- Faxon, describing his young co-star Maggie Elizabeth Jones on "Ben and Kate"
The Tuesday-night comedy block returns with new episodes on FOX on Jan. 8.