-So excited “The Good Place”
is back. It’s one of my favorite shows
on TV. I was also…
-That makes me so happy. -…so excited
to see you at the Emmys. You were in the opening number. -Yes. -And, of course,
the Emmys night, this is a celebration of
television. Everybody’s out.
Did you go to parties afterward? -No. No, no, no.
-You did not. -I — I did that opening number
and then after, I walked directly off stage
and right into my car. [ Laughter ] And I just ghosted it.
-Really? -I was like, “They’re not gonna
miss me.” -Dax has been very open about
his sobriety — 14 years sober. -Yeah.
-And you — [ Cheers and applause ] -Right?
-Yeah. Absolutely. Absolutely. -Let’s hear it for that. Yeah, he’s a good egg. -It makes sense that you would celebrate
the anniversary of that. And you did something special
for him this year. -I do. I always do,
like, a huge surprise for his sobriety birthday because I think it’s so —
it was great that he was born, but it’s so much more important
that he stays alive. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -So we always kind of try to
knock it out of the park. But for a man who can kind of,
like, buy himself things, and he never said
that he wanted anything, except I heard one thing he said
earlier in the year. He said, “You know what I really
want to do?” And I was like, “What?” He goes, “I really want to eat,
like, fresh Hawaiian bread off the bakery assembly line.” And I was like…
[ Laughter ] “Okay.” So I was like,
that’s got to be it. It’s got to be it. And our friend Monica,
who does the podcast with him, was like, “That has to be it.” So I called the King’s Hawaiian
bread factory. [ Laughter ] And I was like, “Hi. Um, can we get a tour of
the bakery room floor?” And they were like, “No, no, no. That’s food.
You can contaminate it. We don’t let strangers —
Thank you.” And I was like, “No, no, no.” And I called them
a bunch of times. It’s a family-owned business. They ended up being so sweet. And I was like,
“We’ll do whatever. We’ll come showered.
We’ll wear hazmat suits.” And as it turns out, we had
to do both of those things. [ Laughter ] -This is — this is not what
you expect of people… [ Laughter and applause ] …in a bread factory. -But it’s very —
it was so impressive because they walked us through, like, how they make it
and the secret recipe. And the secret recipe
is upstairs and, like, no one has keys to it
but like five people. ‘Cause you can’t know
what’s in it. And then — look at Monica. And everybody looked like they
were on a tour, like a scientist. And then Monica, because her
hand didn’t come out, looked like she was on, like,
a preschool tour. [ Laughter ] -Also bread is so soft, and yet
you all had to wear hard hats. -Yeah, well, there’s a lot of
equipment in there. -Yes, that’s true. -I just want to say
he looked happy. It looked like it paid off. -I got Baby his dream.
Look at that! [ Laughter ] Fresh off the assembly line. [ Cheers and applause ] Another one of you guys
looking so happy. -They gave us —
We ate so much bread. You can’t imagine
how much bread we ate. We were just, like, eating them
at every stage. We were, like, raw. And then at the end they gave us
this 50-pound block of butter to, like, swipe on the bread
as it came hot out of the oven. It was the best day of my life.
[ Laughter ] It really was. -I heard 50-pound block of
butter before I saw this photo. And in my head I thought it
can’t possibly look like — and it does. It looks the way you would —
-Look at it. -That is so —
-You try to pick it up. Guys, it’s the size of, like, an extra large microwave,
except maybe even bigger. And we were just gluttons, just eating bread
and just, like, swiping it. And we had butter all over
our fingers and our faces. It was a wonderful birthday. -That’s fantastic.
[ Laughter and applause ] I am also so excited for this. “Veronica Mars”
is gonna come back. Eight episodes on Hulu.
-It is. -Correct?
-Yes. -That’s really awesome.
[ Cheers and applause ] -Thank you. I’m very excited. -A show that you originally shot
in San Diego. You’re shooting in L.A. now.
-Yes. -How was shooting? -Well, we start on November 5th. But I’m so glad
that we’re not — I mean, I loved San Diego. But we were — we were kind of
like all transplants there. We were at a place called
Stu Segall Productions, and most people were from L.A., and we were just
very unsupervised for the three years
we were down there. And it was, like — like,
you know, Veronica’s office was always like
the high school bathroom. It’s where she did
all her P.I. stuff. And there were so many pranks
happening because, again, we were completely unsupervised
in San Diego. We had no executives or, like,
bosses coming to the set. And in the bathroom
throughout the three years, someone would constantly poo-poo
in the fake toilet. [ Laughter ] And we would come to work, like,
every couple of months and there would be
just a dump in my office. [ Laughter ] And, like, you know, like,
working on a set, there’s, like, union rules. You can’t just, like, clean it
up and go back to work. You have to, like,
shut down production. You have to call OSHA and IATSE. You got to get a hazmat team
in there. They got to get those suits…
-The bread people. -…from King’s Hawaiian.
[ Laughter ] And they got to
clean up the set.