(If you missed Part 1 of this interview, see last week’s blog.)
This is the official behind-the-scenes story of how the 2015 Online IHostPoker commercial was recorded. Here it is in all its glory, once again:
Now, without further ado, here is the highly anticipated second half of my interview with Scott Bosley…
Patrick: So, Bill was a little tough to work with. What were the good moments?
Scott: One lunch Bill gave me the crust of his pizza to eat…that was nice. And sometimes when I was waiting for Bill to finish correcting the lights I would tell him I had to go to the bathroom so I could sit and take a nap.
P: At least he let you sleep on the job.
S: Yeah, but once he saw me taking a nap and he docked me an hour’s pay!
P: There’s a shot of you and Landon carrying a poker table. Can you tell me why you would carry a poker table all the way to a truck with a closed loading door?
S: Oh, we weren’t loading the truck for the commercial. Bill made us carry that table all the way to his house and set it up for his cat’s birthday party. He just recorded us so he could write it off as a tax deduction since he used it in the commercial.
P: Who did the voiceover work?
S: That was Bill, also. He had gone through 37 voice talents, and none of them made him happy. So he recorded himself, and used AutoTune to change the sound of his voice so no one would recognize it. He said that was the only way it was going to get done right. At one point *I* offered to do the voiceover. Bill laughed and said I’d have to audition. I sent in audition tapes and he sent them back to me in the mail with a form letter telling me that I need to learn how to speak English.
P: Do you have any *fun* stories from the commercial shoot?
S: Once filming wrapped, I was allowed to go home and sleep. I slept until I had a beard.
P: You’ve never had a beard.
S: I meant a Pants Beard. Oh yeah!
<Scott then tried to show me what he meant. I just got up and left. Nobody’s got time for that!>
Disclaimer: Obviously, none of the above happened (except for the commercial – that’s real), and if I have to actually explain that to you, how do you manage to get out of your own house every day?