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Tony Hale interview on Pop My Culture Podcast

Cole, Vanessa and lovable comedic actor Tony Hale (“Arrested Development,” “Chuck”) talk The Situation, Tim Conway, awkward scientist conversations, the Arrested Development movie, ranking the Real Housewives, the Lost finale, working with Mitchell Hurwitz, salmon allergies, Just Desserts, Andy Barker P.I., angering sorceresses, puppy-producing lawns, The Walking Dead, the new Dancing With the Stars cast, monster roommates, and the great Gail Simmons vs. Padma Lakshmi debate.

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Guest Tony Hale and hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland


  • Comment by Katie — September 10, 2010 @ 12:16 pm


  • Comment by James — September 11, 2010 @ 9:58 am

    Gail Simmons is definitely hot. Would definitely also choose her over Padma.

    Great episode of a great podcast.

  • Comment by Caroline — September 11, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

    Gail Simmons = Crazy hot

  • Comment by Shawn Colton — September 12, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    Great show as always. If Iweren’t already married to my dream girl.. I’d choose Gail.

  • Comment by James — September 12, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    One of the best shows let. Gail FTW!!!

  • Comment by Al — September 12, 2010 @ 11:03 pm

    Great episode… and puzzling too! How is Padma less attractive than Gail (also a cutie, but come on)?

  • Comment by Susan — September 13, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    Great episode! But like Vanessa I am perplexed by the Gail lust. All I see is wonky eye, smushy face and an odd top-heavyness (not just big boobs, but a giant top half in general). Just putting it out there.

  • Comment by vanessa — September 15, 2010 @ 12:16 am

    i am SO shocked about people thinking gail is all dishy!!!!

    susan, al, i respect you.

    james (both of you)- i dont even know who you are anymore.

  • Comment by josh — September 16, 2010 @ 1:05 am

    I have never really evaluated the scale of her hotness, as from day one on Top Chef I hated her. the faces, the overly mean critiques that were barely critiques (stop acting so outraged, no one made you be a judge), she’s horrible. Padma is almost absurdly attractive by the numbers, which can hurt hotness when compared with someone attractive and attainable, but come on.

    Write in vote for Kelly from the last season.

  • Comment by Susan — September 17, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

    Wait, you mean Kelly Liken who named her restaurant after herself? I can’t get behind that either. Bad Gosselin-esque hair, bitchy demeanor and she smokes. What is up with chefs smoking? Doesn’t that alter their ability to taste “the flavors” I keep hearing Kelly drone on about?

  • Comment by Nick — September 18, 2010 @ 2:10 am

    I often mention Gail’s hotness at home and my girlfriend always has Vanessa’s reaction…

  • Comment by NL — September 20, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

    Team Padma!

    Also, loved the podcast, and I concur a special ep of “Would you rathers” would be fab. Maybe a tv show???

  • Comment by vanessa — September 24, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    NL, I think it would be an AMAZING tv show! hopefully network execs look at this comment thread!

    nick- i like your girlfriend.

    josh, i am with you. it never occurred to me that gail was a sexual being.

  • Comment by Emily — October 21, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

    Listening now and have to agree with Vanessa about Gail. Jeremiah and I make fun of her all the time! This is why we are friends.

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