If you watch Entourage, but didn't see it Sunday night, then this post will include spoilers. Be warned!
So I caught the latest Entourage episode on Monday night (because I like to tape my shows and spread them across the week), and in true Entourage fashion, nothing really happened during the episode (does anything ever actually happen on this show?), and yet it was still entertaining. One of the central running gags during said episode had to do with Knocked Up and Seth Rogen, and how the guys couldn't understand why anyone (including Katherine Heigl's character in the film) would want to sleep with the dude. Granted, the joke itself is sooo two-years-old, but whatever -- sometimes the show is very "now" and sometimes it's very "way back when."
The topic remained throughout the entire episode, coming up again on a double date and again during an after-party conversation where one character actually admitted to sleeping with Rogen ... while drunk. Kinda messed up, but Entourage is known for going after celebrities and Hollywood execs, agents, etc ... though the Rogen gags seemed a little harsh even for them. But maybe there's some personal history behind it. When E!'s Daily Ten caught up with Rogen, he had this to say about the episode:
"Yeah, those guys are a**holes. I actually ran into Matt...Kevin Dillon in a Starbucks. And he's like 'you know, I've got to kind of apologize because apparently the guy who created our show doesn't like you so much.' And I said 'well I have reason to believe because I think [showrunner] Doug Ellin is a moron from all I can understand so it makes sense he doesn't like me ...'
Read the rest of his quote after the jump and find out the real reason why Rogen doesn't like Entourage
"... And I've kind of said some disparaging things about the show. Although in our defense, [producer] Mark Wahlberg called us misogynistic in an interview, so I think they kind of started that...It's on. Luckily I never have and never plan on watching Entourage."
There's a reason why Rogen doesn't like Entourage, and it's because he had a very similar idea for a show that he brought to HBO, but they passed on it and later picked up Entourage. In an older interview with E! Online, he said, "I just remember feeling really bitter. We thought the stuff we were writing was funny... and it just seemed crazy that no one else liked it. You start to question your own sanity. Like, 'Our HBO pilot isn't funny, but Entourage is?'" So was Entourage creator Doug Ellin aware of this, and was the Rogen subplot just a way of rubbing it in his face?
Here's a sample of the Rogen-related dialogue from the episode:
Turtle: His ugliness is oddly fascinating. Especially in Blu-ray. It just pisses me off.
Drama: Why would you be pissed off? I'm the one who was too good-looking to even get an audition for the role.
Did you watch the episode? Do you think it was just some old, clean fun or should Rogen have a reason to be somewhat upset?