Shut Up and Talk: Tommy Wiseau

Yes…THAT Tommy Wiseau. How well can Doug behave himself?

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92 Comments on "Shut Up and Talk: Tommy Wiseau"

Lotus Prince
Member

Okaymoveonnextquestion

ShadowsTwilight
Guest

How the hell did you keep your composure so well throughout all of this? I would have either busted up laughing halfway through or facepalmed so hard that I would invented a new Mortal Kombat Fatality

IMONFIREGUY
Guest

funny considering how there’s a video of Tommy playing Mortal Kombat

Brehmstorm
Guest

I have officially seen everything.

WonderMoose
Guest

Have you seen a man eat his own head?

Papatier
Guest

Yeah, there’s a Salad Fingers episode where that happens.

FirstAngelus
Guest

A man eating his head is kindergarten compared to this…

footballmchuskerpants
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footballmchuskerpants

I’m actually now a lot more impressed with how good The Room is. Unless the other people working on the film could understand more of his ramblings than I got here, it’s *amazing* they successfully got anything shot.

oddtail
Guest

I never thought of it that way, but y’know? I agree. It must’ve been quite difficult for the actors and crew to work on that movie, and I do get a new level of appreciation for them.

narcolepto
Guest

You should check out the How Did This Get Made episode about the Room (ep 23), they had Greg Sestero on for it. Apparently they spent like 6 days trying to get a 3 minute shot. Everything was just pure chaos.

Lotus Prince
Member

Also, read Sestero’s book, The Disaster Artist. Production sounded INSANE.

Saphira
Guest
Very interesting. It is nice that Tommy did actually talkk to you. Though, he did do this ‘next question’ thing quite a lot. And, is it only me or was it rrreally hard to get what the guy was saying? For me, as a german, some people were always hard to understand but the fact that this was recorded not from him directly but via phone/whatnot made it super hard. Or I guess it’s that. I may even rewatch this to get some things. Also it quite amused me that tommy Wiseau asked you to use this picture of all… Read more »
MikeJ2
Guest

Doug we need back story. How did this happen? We need a behind the scenes and your real reaction to the answers.

Brad1ey Shaw
Guest

It’s great that you were able to interview Tommy Wiseau but PLEASE tell me you were able to do a SUaT with Erod while he was at your studio, because you know it could be a while before you get your next chance.

The Mysterious M
Guest

He said it was coming, and I’m still waiting for his SUaT with Dante Basco

Brad1ey Shaw
Guest

Cool. Thanks. I didn’t watch much of this video so I don’t really know what might have come up.

PenguinColada
Guest

I cannot wait for the live Riff.

Olddog
Guest

Oh snap

Arwijn
Guest

That was hilarious.

itstheblueguy
Guest
Yep, that’s the kind of interview you’ll never get again. Actually, you can see why everybody gets so interested in just what’s up with this guy. Every time it seems like he’s totally flown of the rails, and there’s nothing left to do but make fun of him, he retorts with something just aware enough to make you wonder just what actually goes on in his mind. (Like how he doesn’t bite when Doug asks him if The Room might’ve had anything to do with decreased drug sales.) Apart from being very eccentric, I think he might be one of… Read more »
Zoey Posthuman
Guest

Tommy is autistic? Wait…… OH FUCK ST. ELSEWHERE IS IN HIS HEAD

Louis Wolf
Guest

This was very big of Tommy, respect to him in all honesty. I am amazed you kept it together so well Doug. I hope you provide additional comments on this soon.

NeonWave
Guest

Oh wow. Rumours were true. He is much worse than he is in the movie O_O I had a harder time understanding him than I do with my crazy grandmother (who only speaks broken Italian, and my Italian is limited).

Baby Hitler
Guest

Oh HI Tommy.

Scaramouche
Guest

Doug, you are one clever son of a gun! Merely the sly way you worded the questions made me laugh. This is just… Wow. Wow.

Andru77
Guest

Yeah, I had to pause due to laughter from some of those backhanded compliments.

RockmanX3
Guest

Oh hai Doug. Dats bullshit, you did naht hit her, you did naht.

Goat Boy
Guest

Okay, next interview needs to be with Uwe Boll.

the Fat Man
Guest

Boll would see it as a threat, an undermining to his efforts as an ‘accomplished’ director then challenge Doug to a boxing match. O_o

FataMorganaPseudonym
Guest

You just have to see his real genius. You have to really wake up and see him what he is. He is the only genius in the whole f**king business.

Berlioz II
Guest

Josh Hadley on Radiodrome actually did interview him once, which can be found on YouTube. Was a pretty good and candid interview.

The MegaNerd
Guest

Doug is so full of it in this video, It’s amazing that Wiseau doesn’t notice.

lisomaa
Guest

It’s really great that you got this interview, but could you maybe include some subtitles?

ShadowsTwilight
Guest

That would require someone who could understand enough of him to actually right said subtitles

ShadowsTwilight
Guest

*write

ShingoEX
Guest

W-what?

lobsterzoidberg
Guest

I find it strange that Tommy refuses to state where he comes from. I’ll bet he’s wanted on criminal charges in whatever country that is.

Also, how the hell did he get enough money to make The Room??? Seriously. How the hell was that movie funded? That’s what I want to know.

Anyway, Doug’s and Obscurus Lupa’s reviews of The Room are among the greatest internet movie reviews of which I know.

Redrally
Guest

You don’t know? He sold jackets. Pretty sly to raise your own budget by saving money from your day job. He also used to coach American Football at a High School.

Zoey Posthuman
Guest

XKCD solved it ages ago. He’s D.B. Cooper.

Arturo
Guest

There’s a rumor that this movie was actually a money laundry

lobsterzoidberg
Guest

Good interview.

Wexter
Guest

Poor guy. First Lisa tears him apart, now Doug is pulling his legs.

Look at it this way: there are horrible people who do cruel, despicable things to their fellow human beings (some of them inexplicably re-elected by their constituents). This guy, on the other hand, worked hard to bring the world his vision of reality and made a film none of us will ever forget. As unintentional as it may be, this man brought a little bit more joy into the world. Grant him that.

lobsterzoidberg
Guest

That’s a really good attitude to have.

Wexter
Guest

Thanks, though I did partially take that from something Patton Oswald said when discussing Nickelback (not “the bringing joy” part, of course).

Shithead
Guest

I know, man! I myself own a copy on DVD, and it was one the best experiences I had watching a movie. Not to mention, it brought The Disaster Artist (which was a great book to read after a nasty break-up). What makes The Room different from standard bad movies is the effort and sincerity put in, and that’s something that’s obvious in the way the film looks. No one could ever replicate it. Technically a bad film, sure, but there was love and effort.

MikeJ2
Guest

I listen and wonder how he gets through life. Tommy goes to the Bank
Teller – Hi Tommy
Tommy – Oh Hi Karen, I received a check
Teller – Do you want to cash it or deposit it?
Tommy – You know Karen it is not about me or you it’s about the world around us.
Teller bangs her head on desk.

I feel the same way about most commenters i.e. YouTube, they don’t address the topic at hand and drift into unrelated areas.

Vader_the_White
Guest

I was already planning on seeing it on the 6th at my local theater.
Also, I can’t believe you actually interviewed him. That is amazing.

Baal
Guest

I can’t wait for the day when celebrities/directors look forward to talking to people like Doug. I want to see Doug get bigger and better!

zerowolf
Guest

When you mentioned about this interview at the Midwest Media Expo, I expected just a straight audio track, but I love that you did it with “Shut Up and Talk.” A very enthralling interview.

JustSome1
Guest

“Do you know the expression ‘Plastic is cheaper than wood’?” I literally had to rewind and make sure I had heard that right.

I don’t know if this interview made the movie make more or LESS sense…

Cahmi
Guest
I had to make an account just so I could reply to this. The thing that scares me the most is, I think I actually understood what Wiseau was saying. I mean, I didn’t literally understand everything, but I think I got what he meant. Even the part about the spoons! I’ve never heard “plastic is cheaper than wood” used as an everyday expression, but with cooking spoons it makes sense. Wooden ones hold up a lot better and are more resistant to damage than plastic. So I guess maybe it’s a metaphor for Johnny’s life or the people in… Read more »
Cthul-aid
Guest

I would in all honesty be really tempted to accept the “plastic is cheaper than wood” reasoning behind the framed spoons… except for the fact that the spoons in those frames are not plastic or wood, but metal.

Oh Wiseau…

This interview couldn’t have made me happier, both for it’s wtf-ery and its moments of sincerity. 🙂

Massakre8492nd
Guest

Apparently in Bloodborne item named “Madman’s Knowledge” is named after a man who understood Tommy Wiseau, His name was Micolash, He became a Host of Nightmare and wore a birdcage on his head.

snoofulus
Guest
Well, it seems as though whatever understanding you may have achieved of Tommy Wiseau’s thought process, it is now beyond description or reach for anybody… they’ll have to go through the door themselves, and when they’ve done so they won’t be able to express the they’ve seen on the other side… In all seriousness though, crazy ramblings by eccentric / schizophrenic people (not saying the two are anything alike) are fascinating to me, because I’ve been known to ramble crazy nonsense when getting woken up by the phone, and it made sense to me at the time. Whatever incoherent words… Read more »
HolyJose
Guest

Doug you are my hero! I can’t believe you pulled this off!!!

LikaLaruku
Guest

Do a review with Uwe Boll. He was pretty nice when Josh Hadley got him on Radiodrome.

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