The Jimmy Kimmel show invited me to do a big crazy Baz Luhrmann-style musical trailer version of David After Dentist. But I really wanted to just act out that whole scene, because I’ve always found it to be a brilliant distillation of the psychedelic experience o_O Thanks to Jimmy and everyone at his show. Dad’s Voice is played by the director, Will Burke.
I wanna show you something that I think is pretty remarkable. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the actor, this kid, I knew he was talented when he was a little boy in 3rd Rock from the Sun. But this is really something. On Sunday, for our annual After-the-Oscars special we took some famous YouTube videos and we made a big-budget Hollywood films out of them. Joseph played David After Dentist, do you know that video? Now most actors would’ve showed up, they buzz thought the lines and they’d be done with it. But Joseph, who is a very busy guy by the way, went through the trouble of memorizing theentire video of David After Dentist. For no reason. He just, he memorized it. This scene was shot without any cue cards, he wasn’t watching along the video to get the timing right. He did this totally freestyle. And somehow he managed to duplicate the video of the kid coming home from the dentist perfectly. - Jimmy Kimmel (x)
On my way. #Oscars
For our #HITRECORDonTV episode RE: TRASH, I got to have a conversation with the pop of trash himself, Mr. John Waters.