Overheard At TCA: Day 10

by | August 6, 2009 at 8:06 PM | TCA 2009, The Ziedgeist

Day 10 at Press Tour was all about Fox, Fox, and more Fox. Hot-tempered chef Gordon Ramsay taught everyone – mostly unsuccessfully – how to make baked Alaska (“you should have been done whisking FIVE minutes ago!!”), and Seth MacFarlane reminded us all why he’s so rich (hint: he’s a comic genius). All of the chatter from today’s sessions, below:

I don’t swear in unpressurized situations, unless I’ve got f*cking journalists asking me questions.Gordon Ramsay on his well-reputed bad mouth.

This is the reason Fox had no money left to give Paula Abdul a raise.The Cleveland Show executive producer Rich Appel jokingly introducing well-paid Seth MacFarlane.

I would like to do “Rose’s Turn” from “Gypsy.”Jane Lynch on what she’d like to sing on Glee if her character ever got a musical number.

If Dick Cheney puts out a hip hop album, we’re booking him.Wanda Sykes (“The Wanda Sykes Show”) joking about which musical guests she would book on her upcoming late night show.

I had to put my foot down and ask for Sunday off. It was extraordinarily difficult for me and yet I found that I loved it. Tim Roth (Lie to Me) on the difficulty in working in TV versus film.

If Simon and Ryan find out what I’m making they’ll want to double their money. Nigel Lythgoe joking about his So You Think You Can Dance paycheck compared to Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest for American Idol.

You were an athlete?Michael Strahan joking about his Brothers co-star Carl Weathers.