For a relatively young career, Adam Scott has been in a lot of television and film. Wisely, Vulture sat him down and had him dish on thirteen of the “funniest, oddest, most awkward, or enlightening moments” on set.
Here’s his tale from Boy Meets World.
For three episodes, Scott played smart-ass bully Griff Hawkins on the TGIF staple.
“When that was on TV, it was on Friday nights at eight o’clock or whatever, and it was for little kids, so, careerwise, it might as well have been projected on the side of a building in the elementary-school playground or something. It didn’t have any significance.
I always checked the [online] message boards, which were still this kind of mysterious thing – and I remember reading someone posting that they were friends with the girl that played Topanga, and Topanga had told this person that no one at the show liked me very much. And I remember just being crushed, but it also all kind of made sense, because I was definitely on the outside of whatever was going on there. They were all friends and I was just kind of there and would hang out with Blake [Soper, future Rilo Kiley guitarist] and Ethan Suplee. I didn’t know if it was real or not, but kind of felt like it was … The Internet or these message-board things were still kind of small enough that it felt genuine. And sure enough, the next episode they wrote me off.”
“This movie doesn’t scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels.”—Roger Ebert’s review of Freddy Got Fingered