Last fall, we received an e-mail from a fan of Field Gulls asking if we wanted to talk about his project for the website. Typically this means that someone has a YouTube video they made with 9 views, but in this case, it was actually a show we had heard of. That most of us have heard of. The League.
Jeff Schaffer co-created The League in 2007 with his wife Jackie and they are just about to premiere their final season on September 9 on FXX. Many of us have already seen the promo clip with Marshawn Lynch arguing with Taco that he should run a beer over to Kevin, but Taco insists on throwing it. Schaffer has also written for Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Clear History, The Dictator, Bruno, and along with writing/directing partners Alec Berg and David Mandel, made the 2004 movie Eurotrip, which also happens to be a personal favorite for me and Danny.
"A nickel! I open up my own hotel."
Schaffer joined us last Friday to talk about writing for Seinfeld, how Field Gulls is one of his go-to sites every day, when he's going to actually start posting, how "Scotty Doesn't Know" was written, his experiences working with Lynch and John Schneider this year, and much, much more. (It's a long episode, but well worth it.) Oh, and if you've never seen The League but you love Field Gulls, now might be a good time to start because later in the season there will be an episode that I helped write.
So yeah, that happened.
In addition to the interview, we talk about the possibility of Evan Mathis signing with Seattle and tease some big Real in the Field Gulls news in terms of new upcoming programming that you can expect all season long.
Thanks as always to David Fagerholm for creating the Real in the Field Gulls intro song!