Old friend (and Thanksgiving bestie) Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) joins us for this very special 14th Anniversary episode! Rachel shares holiday memories; how she’s navigated her career; and reveals who she always associates with Abba’s “Dancing Queen;” the opportunities she’s had and the ones she’s fought for; how she’s drawn to more comedic roles than dramatic ones; how she’s made peace with the uncertainties of an acting career; the creation (with Paula Pell) of Debbie Downer (left); a shout-out to John Cariani and the late lamented Broadway-bound musical Minsky’s; obscure silver dishes; a very special holiday meet-cute; doing Love’s Labors Lost with Shakespeare in the Park; and the glorious power of mid-level fame! (Length 22:22)

  1. Nope. It’s the one directed by Paddy Breathnach and written by Simon Beaufoy. Released 2001. Really funny movie.

  2. I’m so glad Bottle Shock got mentioned…it’s a wonderful little movie full of some fantastic performances. Mr. Rickman’s first taste of KFC was absolutely priceless.

  3. You’re thinking of ‘The Big Tease’. ‘Blow Dry’ features Josh Hartnett with a truly appalling Yorkshire accent.

  4. Aw, it’s so much fun hearing everyone’s memories of Mr. Rickman. He was such a versatile actor and so fun to watch whether playing good guys, bad guys or the combination thereof. I have to put in a plug for my all time favorite Alan Rickman movie, Blow Dry. It’s worth hunting down, a simple yet complex little story that always makes me smile.

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