For Paul Iacono, long gone are the innocent days of launching Koosh balls alongside pal Rosie O’Donnell. Today, the 21-year-old stars in MTV’s raunchy comedy about a high school geek-turned-hero after his gym shorts accidentally drop to reveal his generous endowment. In Monday night’s episode of ‘The Hard Times of R.J. Berger‘ – titled ‘Over the Rainblow’ – Iacono’s lovelorn RJ receives some fatherly guidance on setting his romantic sights lower: “You’ve got to hump a few clunkers before you can fondle a Ferrari,” advises his dad. The Huxtables, they are not.
Below, Iacono plays five questions:
1. What’s your most memorable mortifying moment?
I once peed my pants on stage. Hmmm I wonder if the writers knew about when they wrote that episode.
2. High school: The time of your life? Or a time you’d rather forget?
Both. It took me a long time to figure out who I was and who I wasn’t. But in retrospect it all seems a lot simpler than it really was.
3. Who is your TV geek role model?
Tina Fey on 30 Rock and Sam Levine aka Neal from Freaks and Geeks.
4. If you could get anyone to guest star, who’d it be?
Betty White. Because she’s the greatest thing since sliced bread, which hasn’t been around much longer then she has.
5. What would you like to be doing 10 years from now?
Writing and producing my own TV series.
Get better acquainted with Paul on Twitter: @paul_icon.
New episodes of ‘The Hard Times With RJ Berger’ air Monday’s at 10/9c on MTV.