Episode 204″ – Production Designer Dan Butts (Part 2)
Original Air Date – August 23, 2023
Dave and Ethan’s interview continues with production designer Dan Butts. On this episode, Dan dives into his work on WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story, including the secret Arrested Development prop that cameos, the actor he pitched to play Dr. Demento, and his process to recreate Weird Al’s childhood bedroom. Dan also talks about working with Pee-wee Herman, Flight of the Conchords, Mr. Show, and more!
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.