‘The Other Two’ Creators Reveal the Justin Theroux Jokes That Didn’t Make the Cut

IndieWire | 6/25/2019 | Staff
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Justin Theroux has been shown to have a good sense of humor about many aspects of his persona, and in the latest tribute, it’s his interior decorating that’s targeted.

Comedy Central’s showbiz satire “The Other Two” takes on pop culture and the concept of fame in a biting yet affectionate way. Look no further than its treatment of “The Leftovers” star Justin Theroux, or as one character identifies him: “LEGO Ninjago.” Although the actor doesn’t appear in the series, a version of his apartment does.

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In the series, adult siblings Cary and Brooke Dubek (Drew Tarver, Heléne Yorke) are struggling with their careers when their 13-year-old brother Chase Dreams (Case Walker) becomes a viral singing sensation overnight and begins a media tour to capitalize on his fame. Their mother Pat (Molly Shannon) goes along for the ride, and they end up bunking at Theroux’s New York apartment since Chase’s manager Streeter (Ken Marino) represents Theroux for his hitherto unknown music career.

IndieWire spoke to series co-creators Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, along with Yorke, to get the behind-the-scenes scoop on what Theroux’s digs look like in the hilarious universe of “The Other Two.” Kelly revealed that the show didn’t want to have one central location to return to – like the “Seinfeld” apartment – but that it would hop around to all the various locations in New York: a party, a movie premiere, the set of a music video, a plane, on the set of “Watch What Happens Live!”

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“But we knew that they needed to live somewhere. So if we were going to return to some place over and over again, we wanted it to be interesting. We wanted the place in and of itself to be funny. So then we decided to have him live somewhere famous,” said Kelly. “We just thought...
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