This Thursday at midnight, another season of the hilarious Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital comes to a close. Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to participate in a press conference call with series writer/creator (and Dr. Blake Downs himself), Rob Corddry. Right from the start of the call, it was easy to tell how gracious and appreciative Rob was of the show’s loyal fans. Rob talks about the series and previews what fans can expect in the season finale.
Kyle Nolan: Could you talk a little bit about the craziness we can expect in the season finale and the challenges or benefits that you found making a double-length episode?
Rob Corddry: Well, it was – yes, basically, the same challenges that would come with making any episode increased by 50 percent. It was a lot. We were really kind of under the gun, and we always are when we’re shooting. And this episode, in particular, we were writing right up until the minute it was shooting downstairs, and sometimes even during, because, you know, we got cocky after last season. We won an Emmy. It’s sort of like, oh, we got this. We can throw these three episodes away and just write some more as we go.
And so we were just writing a lot. And I was literally writing a scene for two days in the future. I was looking over notes that David was rewriting for a scene that was going to be done next while I was writing a scene that was actually shooting downstairs with Erinn Hayes that was a complete circus.
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