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Watch Gupta and Lata from “Outsourced” Talk About the New Fall Schedule – with Parvesh Cheena and Sharmila Devar – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 103: “Apocalypse Now?”

May 31, 2011

Top Story! Weekly has more than once gotten people from NBC shows to guest star on a Sunday that happened to fall right after the network cancelled their show. Memorably, Brian Kiley – Conan O’Brien’s head monologue writer – was our special guest two days after the final episode of “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”. And this month Parvesh Cheena from “Outsourced” was our guest star the Sunday after NBC announced the show would not be on the new fall schedule. Parv was great – you can watch his sketches on the TS!W website – and incredibly good natured about the show’s cancellation. So much so that he, and his equally awesome co-star Sharmila Devar did this segment – as their characters Gupta and Lata – about the new fall schedule. (And I worked in a little good-natured joke about my friend Jason Ritter.)

GUPTA AND LATA TALK ABOUT THE NEW FALL SCHEDULE by Phillip Wilburn and Michael Hughes

Starring Parvesh Cheena (Gupta), Sharmila Devar (Lata) and Phillip Wilburn (Anchor)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Proud as a Peacock” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 61: “There Will Be True Blood” – with “True Blood”‘s Jim Parrack!!

July 24, 2010

So a little fun with a lot of cursing. And the star of a big hit show is in this one too!!!

Now that the FCC rules barring profanity and indecency have been loosened by a court hearing, two NBC execs have a plan to boost the network’s f’in’ low ratings!

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PROUD AS A PEACOCK by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 61: “There Will Be True Blood”

Starring Tommy Bechtold (Jeff Zucker), John Abbott (Dylan), Melissa Okey (Susan), Jim Parrack (Jim Halpert), Shannon Ayers (Pam Beesly Halpert), Gregg Lopez (“Law & Order: Los Angeles” Cop #1), Tammie Smalls (“Law & Order: Los Angeles” Cop #2) and Phillip Wilburn (Donald Trump)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Barton, Fink” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 58: “(61) Days of Oil”

July 2, 2010

Another sketch I wrote – co-wrote, actually – from the Matthew Gray Gubler Top Story! Weekly show – only this one is without Criminal Minds‘ Dr. Spencer Reid. Brent Pope did a great job here as the congressman who thought the U.S. government should apologize to BP.

After apologizing to BP for President Obama’s “shakedown,” Texas Congressman Joe Barton has a lot more people to apologize to!

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BARTON, FINK (PARTS 1 AND 2) by Derek Jeremiah Reid and Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 58: “(61) Days of Oil”

Starring Brent Pope (Joe Barton)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Top Ten Rejected Titles for David Letterman’s Blackmailer’s Script!

October 3, 2009

From the home office in Hancock Park, California….
Letterman Top Ten Blackmail List for website


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