The A.V. Club: How did you land Iggy Pop to play the role of her father?
WM: We probably get the most questions about how we got him, what it was like to have him, and the buzz surrounding somebody so legendary. I know we had talent people who were always looking around for cool people who were in the area doing shows, and we would try to get them to appear for one or two days out in the suburbs. But do you know anything at all, Chris, about how we actually managed to find Iggy Pop and get him on the show?
CV: I don’t. I think because we had [Michael] Stipe and Kate Pierson and Steve Buscemi and various others in the first season, it started to get a little bit easier for us to at least have the talent folks at Nickelodeon get calls back from the people who represented these rock ’n’ rollers. I think it was the Stipe factor, for sure, that helped us get Iggy. But I don’t think anybody on the show, unless I’m mistaken, had any connection with Iggy. I think they just went through his agents and managers and sent him the script and some episodes. I think for that second season, we did a cameo clip reel that was a couple minutes long and had Syd Straw and Richard Edson and Stipe and Kate and all the others in there. And I think once some of these actors and musicians got to watch that, that really helped a lot. It made them realize that they were stepping into something that seemed pretty cool.