Q. What are the production logistics of getting several people to “vomit” all over the place? How do you do it? How many takes? | JJ An
Mindy: What’s funny about vomiting on TV is that the actors have to hold “vomit” in their mouths before they spit it out. I wasn’t in the scene so I didn’t get to do it, and I was jealous!
I think it’s mostly soup and mushed up bread. I do like a good vomit joke, I put one in the cold open of The Injury many years ago.
Seeing Jenna vomit made me very proud of her. Here she is, an attractive young actress in her most anticipated wedding episode, and she has to barf right off the bat. Very cool.
Paul Feig wears like, a Prada suit every day to work, so it was funny seeing this classy guy direct vomit take after take.
We spent a long, long time on the cold open. Greg and I pictured it in different ways and there meetings about it. How much vomit? Should Ellie vomit on the floor or in a cup? How do we show Angela’s vomit coming through her fingers most convincingly? I love my job so much.
[that was one of my all-time favorite office openers. the rest of the questions about the episode along with this one can be found here.]