Writer/director: Brett Weiner
Director's CommentaryBrett: I wrote this sketch. It was meant for the stage, so when I got around to editing it, it became a five-minute monster. I tried to whack it down to around two minutes and keep it funny. DID I SUCCEED? Only time, and the internet public, and possibly Attack of the Show, will tell.
Max: Usually for roles in these videos I hardly prepare at all or even bother to show up with my lines memorized. However, for this sketch, I spent weeks at the race track watching bookies. I hope it paid off.
Prescott: The original script called for massive monologues on my part which I lamely did not memorize before shooting. The result was me reading the script held directly behind the camera. The eye-movement while reading amazingly doesn't really show up on camera. I think the way Dan says "Mom died" is the funniest thing ever.
Laura: Ah yes, it seems like just yesterday that we were feeding Prescott his lines. This sketch was inspired by a real fight we had had, only it wasn't about Prescott's betting problem so much as his lack of short-term memory. I'd also like my fans (Mom) to know that I have since had my face moles removed and some very substantial breast implants.
Brett: It's true. Each boob is like three handfuls now, right Max?
Max: I'm uncomfortable.
Laura: The truth is, I just got really, really fat.