Episode 203″ – Production Designer Dan Butts (Part 1)
Original Air Date – August 16, 2023
Dave and Ethan interview Dan Butts – the production designer for WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story and decades of other projects with Weird Al. On this episode, Dan shares how he ended up in Weird Al’s bedroom, discusses his work on Weird Al music videos, reveals his mistake that left Al furious, and the surprising fate of an iconic music video prop.
Dan Butts is the production designer for WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story, as well as many of Weird Al’s most popular music videos and projects. He’s been nominated for the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union, and Arrested Development. Additional projects he designed include the new Apple TV children’s series Hello Jack, Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, and hundreds of commercials.