“Our drug dealer knows more about television because all he does is watch television,” Donald Glover told the audience at a recent New York City screening for Emmy voters of his FX comedy Atlanta. “He said, ‘If you do a show make sure its tight like Clapping for the Wrong Reasons,’” a short 2013 film Glover wrote and starred in. “Like [my brother] Steven always says, let’s make something that people can’t see normally. That’s the only way you can really fight with the Internet or anything now. With all these screens, why are people coming to you?” He was talking about figuring out how to make a show that was special, and while he was happy to give his dealer credit for some valuable advice, Steven was even quicker to add that the guy is just their “weed” dealer.
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