Freudian Slips: It's Always Sunny on a Samed Named Set

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Life takes us many places. It's a box of chocolates and a Hansel and Gretal trail of candy wrappers. I have filmed as an actor in The Happening, Invincible, The Lovely Bones, The Bounty Hunter, The Greek American, Bazookas, Limitless, TV's Its Always Sunny in Philly, Outlaw, New York, The Warrior, The Nail, Game Change, Cold Case, & commercial work includes The Philadelphia Eagles, Septa, Coors, Turbo Tax & Carnival Cruises. Freudian Slips spotlights irony in short story format.

June 07, 2007

It's Always Sunny on a Samed Named Set

The Fx network is bringing back its critically acclaimed laffer sitcom, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia starring Danny DeVito, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, and Kaitlin Olson for a third season. The upstart series has been described as Seinfeld on crack. It is the most successful comedy on cable TV in recent years.
I jumped on the irreverent bandwagon with episode 310 “The Gang Goes Invincible” by landing a part as a featured extra. In my fledgling acting career, this is my first television sitcom. The episode should hold footage of me trying out for my favorite football team, The Philadelphia Eagles. The irony of being in a television parody of the movie Invincible which I acted in is pure irony. Being invisible for the final cut of that movie Invincible seemed parody enough. Moreover, this wonderful thing called life has assembled a reprised role for me wearing shoulder pads and a ragtag #96 Eagles uniform for a national television audience.
My memories of the experience are sunnyside Seinfeld cracked. Slinking my way to the holding area at 7:15 AM in the morning, the incomparable Danny Devito waddled by me on the way to his trailer on the set. With the cast and crew parked along the roadside for a camera swing, actress Kaitlin Olson(pictured above) asked for an escort to a public bathroom while dressed like a man for her wacky scene. Growing-up faithfully watching The Wonder Years, I never imagined sitting at the same lunch table with Fred Savage and listening to him talk shop in his iconic voice as if I were an equal. Summarily, anytime you wind up sharing a seat on a bus with Philadelphia 76ers Beefcake male cheerleader Latino Jesus Rivera, you realize you are in big company with little room for anything else.

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17 Comments:

Blogger Pax Romano said...

I love this!

You are living the dream, man!

10:52 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

Pax,
Moving up to a three of diamonds on the card rack. lol I may need a crash course in pop culture before I go out on the next set.

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go, Joe!

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Catherine Mary said...

I wanna be the female you, Joe

12:41 AM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

Catherine Mary,
And I wanna be Tommy.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

Anonymous,

Thank you.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Exciting show, Joe! Congrats. You look great in an Eagles uniform.
Gosh, I love Danny Devito! He is so funny!

11:36 AM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

Jessica,
I had no scenes with Danny Devito but being on the show will be a feather in my cap.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Zelda Parker said...

Soon you'll be feathering your nest with acting opportunities you never dreamed of......

6:14 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

zelda,
I just want some camera time out of this gig. Gotta wait until the fall.

8:23 PM  
Anonymous marcus said...

It stands to reason when you don't want the day to end. Goes down in the books!!

9:43 PM  
Blogger mommanator said...

O I can't wait for this show to start. Saw it/preview in Colo looks VERY funny!

2:18 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

mommanator,
Kind of funny I am associated with it too.

2:37 PM  
Blogger honkeie2 said...

Do they let u smoke crack on the set.....you are too cool for me, I should go out for auditions too....but my coolnest would blow so much I would probably be attacked by Tom Cruise lookelike aliens from the Scientology people.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Evil Chicken said...

Too Cool!

All the BEST; you’ll do the number 96 proud!

12:02 AM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

chicken,
thanks for not crying foul. see you on the big screen.

1:29 PM  
Blogger joy said...

Yeah!!! absolutely wish u all luck...Superb show with terrific storyline..Try tis buddies: Download its always sunny in philadelphia here..

4:24 AM  

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