Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Scenes from Comic-Con 2016: Ted Danson, 'Community' Reunion and Pokemon
How many times did I flatter American Treasure Ted Danson? Enough to make it funny -- but hopefully not enough to make it weird.
Moderating the panel for NBC's upcoming comedy "The Good Place," starring Danson and Kristen Bell, was clearly the highlight of this summer's Comic-Con in San Diego. It was my first for IndieWire -- but with our TV team in place and in town, we didn't miss a beat. A few highlights from this year's journey:
Other panels I moderated included NBC's "Powerless," starring Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk and Ron Funches. The panel was way too short -- they cut off our microphones when we went a touch over! But it was still a fun one.
On stage with the aforementioned treasures Danson and Bell, plus Mike Schur and Drew Goddard.
Spotted in town: Mr. Robot.
Speaking of Danny Pudi! We caught up backstage.
One of my favorite things about the Comic-Con green rooms: Impromptu reunions! Here, "Lost" masterminds Carlton Cuse, Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz run into each other. Carlton was there for "Colony" and "Bates Motel," while Eddy and Adam were back for "Once Upon a Time."
My third panel -- WGN America's "Salem," starring Janet Montgomery.
Among the highlights covering panels: Prankster Andrew Lincoln tried to get back at his "The Walking Dead" co-star Norman Reedus by blowing glitter in his face. Instead, it ended up straight back in his beard. D'oh!
Large-sized Kobe, seen on the floor.
Another green room reunion! "Community's" Yvette Nicole Brown and Danny Pudi meet up!
Hanh and I tour the 20th anniversary "South Park" activation. Yep, good ol' Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo.
The rowdy cast of "Archer" read an episode on a yacht deck.
Snoopy at his booth!
NBC Universal cable-themed cocktails.
This guy's gonna have to take a good, long shower.
Friday morning live on "Kevin & Bean" with Ralph Garman and Kevin Ryder!
Gotta catch 'em all!
Pretty realistic wax Negan and his "Walking Dead" prey.
Conan, back in San Diego for a second year.
Who ya gonna call?
The crowded floor.
Spotted around San Diego: "Mulder? It's Me!"