This barely scandalous joke wasn’t something new for the collection, however the violent nature of the episode led to “And Then There Was Shawn” receiving the present’s first TV-PG-V ranking. In keeping with Menell, Michael Jacobs had a manner of pushing the boundaries with community executives. “He bought away with much more stuff than most individuals as a result of he might actually browbeat some community executives at instances to get what he wished.”
One main addition to the solid for “And Then There Was Shawn” in all probability helped Jacobs catch the community in the precise temper. Jennifer Love Hewitt, coming off Celebration of 5 and on the peak of her scream queen powers, visitor stars as new John Adams Excessive pupil Jennifer Love Fefferman. Hewitt on the time was courting Will Friedle and it’s believed their relationship impressed her cameo.
“We possibly requested him to ask her, as a result of clearly she was in I Know What You Did Final Summer season, so having her there simply provides horror movie credibility to it,” Menell says. “She was nice. She was such an ideal sport, and it was enjoyable having her on.”
McCracken concurs: “It was such a pleasure. It was a kind of issues that you simply don’t understand how a significant star strolling in in your set, how they’re going to be, what their calls for are going to be, what their character goes to be like, what their disposition for the script’s going to be like, and she or he simply got here in full weapons blazing and simply had a blast and that made every thing simply fantastic. She was sport for something.”
One factor that Hewitt was sport for was an enormous makeout scene with Friedle’s Eric, which will or might not have been improvised. “I don’t assume we wrote that in, I believe they only wished to do it and we let it,” Menell laughs.