You would not want me on your football team.
If something sticks around long enough that it makes it to seasonal D.V.D. release, I’ll watch it. That’s how I watched ‘The Sopranos’.
If I were to do a musical, I think I would rather make a film musical.
I’m bad at golf.
I had – I was pretty hell bent on getting into the cartoon business specifically as an artist from the get-go.
‘American Dad’ is, by its nature, much more political.
The Simpsons are ugly-looking, and they should be. That’s what works. That’s one of the things that’s funny.
The quest for Tommy Lee Jones’ laugh begins now.
‘The Brady Bunch’ asks nothing of you as a viewer. Sometimes is just what the doctor ordered.
I wrote on a show called Johnny Bravo when I was at Hanna-Barbera.
I was a big Fred Flintstone fan.
Every year, the Friday before the new Saturday-morning shows would premiere, the networks would do this big preview special, and I was always glued to the TV. As horrible as they were, they were entertaining at the time. There was a lot of showmanship from the networks based around the new lineup.
If a song is funny and absurd, and it sounds great, it’s just going to be that much funnier. And there’s no better example of that than ‘Monty Python.’
There are times when I’m under the weather and the corporate machine tries to put me in the recording booth anyway. It’s always up to me to say, ‘Guys, listen to me, listen to what I sound like. I’m not myself.’
The success of ‘The Simpsons’ really opened doors. It showed that if you were working in animation you didn’t necessarily have to be working in kids’ television.