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Interview with Eddie McClintock of "Warehouse 13" on Syfy 9/28/11
It's always a joy to speak with Eddie McClintock because
he is such a nice guy, and he's so funny, and he really appreciates his
fans. Plus, he likes to talk, as you will see. I really enjoyed this
chat, and I love the show, too.
Syfy Conference Call
September 28, 2011
3:00 pm CT
Operator: Ladies and gentlemen thank you for standing by. Welcome to the
Warehouse 13 Syfy conference call.
During the presentation all participants will be in a listen only mode.
Afterwards we will conduct a question and answer session. At that time
if you have a question please press the 1 followed by the 4 on your
telephone. If at any time during the conference you need to reach an
operator please press star 0.
As a reminder this conference is being recorded today, Wednesday,
September 28, 2011. I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr.
Gary Morganstein. Please go ahead Sir.
Gary Morganstein: Welcome everyone to the Warehouse 13 Season Finale
press call. And I'm delighted to introduce the star of Warehouse 13,
Eddie McClintock, who will talk about the season finale Monday, October
3rd. Welcome Eddie, thank you.
Eddie McClintock: Hi guys. Thanks Gary, thanks. It's been hard to...
Gary Morganstein: Have you...
Eddie McClintock: ...consider this a conference call when it's just the
- it's a conference of one, me.
Gary Morganstein: Well, and a multitude lurking out there questions so
(Susan) if you want to put the first reporter forward please.
Operator: Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen if you'd like to register for
a question please press the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone. You
will hear a three tone prompt to acknowledge your request.
If your question has been answered and you would like to withdraw your
registration please press the 1 followed by the 3. If you are using a
speakerphone please lift your handset before entering your request.
Our first question comes from the line of Jamie Ruby from SciFi Vision.
Jamie Ruby: Hi Eddie, thanks so much for talking to us. It's great to
talk to you again.
Eddie McClintock: Hey Jamie, how are you? You got...
Jamie Ruby: Great, you?
Eddie McClintock: ...front row, you got the front of the line?
Jamie Ruby: Yes.
Eddie McClintock: Nice.
Jamie Ruby: Yes, yes. So can you talk some about the season finale, kind
of what's going to happen and everything?
Eddie McClintock: I can't. I'm kidding.
Jamie Ruby: Well there's a reason on the press release...
Eddie McClintock: I can't, but I can you tell some renos I've done on my
Jamie Ruby: Okay, sure.
Eddie McClintock: No, of course, of course we can talk about the -
that's why I'm here. What would you like to talk about?
Jamie Ruby: Well it says according to the press release that obviously
Anthony Michael Hall is back again, but also that Jaime Murray is going
to be in it. So could you just kind of talk about, you know, working
with her again and everything and working with him?
Eddie McClintock: Well, I love Jaime and she is fantastic. And, I know
that there's been talk about spinning her off and doing her own series,
but whatever the end result of that may be, I sure hope we can continue
to work together.
She and I did some stuff last year when we were on hiatus and we really
got to know each other well. So she's a great actress and whatever she
ends up doing I wish her well.
What's great is the fact that - the way she comes back this year here in
the finale - the two episodes here at the end of this season, you know,
she kind of - I think I'm allowed to - well gosh I'm not sure exactly
what I'm allowed to say about it. But...
Jamie Ruby: Well it says in the press release...
Gary Morganstein: (Unintelligible).
Jamie Ruby: ...that she's working with...
Eddie McClintock: What does it say?
Jamie Ruby: It says that she's going to be working with - I can't think
of his character's name, but Anthony Michael Hall's character.
Eddie McClintock: Sykes, Walter Sykes.
Jamie Ruby: Yes, Sykes.
Eddie McClintock: Whatever she does it's always good. And I can promise
the fans that they won't be disappointed with, however the story plays
In regards to Anthony Michael Hall, I mean I grew up with all of those
great movies that he did when he was younger. And he really kind of grew
into himself, because he's like 6' 2" now and probably weighs about 200
pounds and none of it's fat, he's just a big dude. He looks - actually
he looks like Steve McQueen I think.
But he's amazing, he's great fun to work with and just for me it's like
getting to meet some of your childhood heroes and the people that you
admired and the people whose work you admired. And to have him come on
the show and be such a strong - play such a strong character is pretty
thrilling for me.
Jamie Ruby: Okay great. How about - how is it working with Kate Mulgrew,
especially because she's playing your mother? What's that been like?
Eddie McClintock: If you went to Dragon*Con or if you ended up at the
Las Vegas Star Trek convention you would see that Kate and I get along
better than I could have ever even dreamed of.
She's the kind of person that after I had known her for five minutes I
had basically told her my life story. And it's not a long story but she
stood there and listened to everything I had to say.
I was kind of going through some stuff and some family stuff and I was
just like, "Hi I'm Eddie, and oh and by the way this is my life," and
she told me some stuff about herself to let me know that she was in the
conversation and was willing to listen. And we just have struck up a
So to have her play my mom seems completely natural. Although she'd of
had to been like four when she had me, which you know, we're going to
have to overlook.
Jamie Ruby: All right.
Eddie McClintock: Suspension of disbelief, we'll call it.
Jamie Ruby: Do you - have you guys heard anything - I donít think
there's was an announcement yet. Do you know if you're coming back for
next season or do you not know what's going on yet?
Eddie McClintock: It has been officially announced, yes.
Jamie Ruby: It has been, great. That's good.
Eddie McClintock: Season 4 has just been announced, yes, yes.
Jamie Ruby: Have you started plots about that yet or?
Eddie McClintock: Yes, I...
Jamie Ruby: Do you have any idea what's going to happen?
Eddie McClintock: ...I hope so because I just bought a helicopter and a
Jamie Ruby: No, but I mean do you - I know you can't talk about - but
yourself, do you know where the season headed next season was what I
Eddie McClintock: Never, never.
Jamie Ruby: Or have they not - have you not gone that far yet?
Eddie McClintock: That's another one of the things, as much of a
surprise as it is for the fans it is for me as well. I mean I try not to
know too much about it because I love being able to show up and read the
first script and just go, "You guys are insane," and just like go. So
I'm kind of along for the ride as well as the fans, so it's cool.
Jamie Ruby: All right, well thanks so much.
Eddie McClintock: Thank you very much.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Erin Willard from
SciFi Mafia, please proceed.
Erin Willard: Hi Eddie, how are you today?
Eddie McClintock: Hi, good how are you?
Erin Willard: Good, thanks. I'm a big fan of the show, big fan of your
work. Thank you so much and congrats on the renewal. We were all very
excited when that came out.
Eddie McClintock: Thanks, me - so was my accountant.
Erin Willard: I bet.
Eddie McClintock: Yes.
Erin Willard: Now that you've had three season how are you feeling about
sci-fi in general, do you like working in it as a genre?
Eddie McClintock: Well I'm going down to Florida next week and I'm going
to see Gary Morganstein who's our Syfy rep here on the conference call
Erin Willard: Right.
Eddie McClintock: And Iím flying down there with my family and we're all
going to go to Harry Potter World and ride on the rides after the
Erin Willard: Nice.
Eddie McClintock: ...is closed down. And they're putting me up and
paying for me. And so it's that kind of treatment from the network in a
financial time - the economy is bad, but they still find it in their
budget to treat to their employees well.
And that's my impression. I mean I know all the top execs at the network
and they're all really great people. And so I couldn't be happier.
I mean, the fact that they've renewed the show for a fourth year and
have given me an opportunity to send my kid to a private school here in
LA has been a blessing, because if I sent him to public school he would
come home with a teardrop tattoo and so, not looking to forward to that.
So it's been amazing, yes.
Erin Willard: And do you have plans to do any other work with Syfy, like
any you know, original movies or anything like that?
Eddie McClintock: Well strange that you would ask, but yes. I actually
flew to Bulgaria last year during the dead of winter.
And I mean, Bulgaria is - lovely people there, but I mean literally
when, when the Soviet Union broke down and Communism kind of fell, there
was a mad dash for all the resources and the organized, the people that
were the most well organized and that being the criminal element, they
goggled up all the resources and all the wealth in Bulgaria.
And so literally, the place is - if you pull the thread the whole place
is going to fall. It's really a depressed place. But - excuse me, I went
there and shot a Syfy feature that should be coming out anytime. I mean
this was about a year ago, so.
Gary Morganstein: It'll be coming out next year Eddie.
Eddie McClintock: What's that?
Gary Morganstein: Next year.
Eddie McClintock: The movie is coming out next year?
Gary Morganstein: Yes, early next year.
Eddie McClintock: Okay. So there you go. And it's not Mansquito II or
it's not Alligatoropus, since they were trying to think of - you know,
shark - they did Sharktopus so they're thinking Alligatoropus, but they
Erin Willard: Sure.
Eddie McClintock: ...they couldn't get that past Standards and Practices
So it's called the Boogey Man, and it's fun. You know, Bruce Campbell
and Sam Raimi did these movies, the Evil Dead movies, they were
favorites growing up and still are.
And this was my opportunity to kind of - to have fun, do a scary horror
movie and not take myself too serious in the process, which I know
you'll find hard to believe that I didn't take myself too seriously so.
Erin Willard: Well it sounds great.
Eddie McClintock: I also just finished a movie - excuse me, up in
Canada. I was back up in Canada just above Montreal, a place called Loch
Sainte-Marie which is beautiful, but there's just absolutely nothing out
And this movie it's called A Fish Story, and it is a straight up drama.
I mean there are nice family moments, but there aren't many if any
comedic moments. It's just not that type of a movie.
Again, I didn't want to just have the movie be a downer, so there are
parts that I tried to keep light. But, if anyone in the States gets to
see this movie I think they'll see a completely different side of my
And it was great, great fun and I met a lot of great people. And I think
it's going to be a pretty good movie. It certainly has a lot of heart.
So hopefully you'll be able to check it out.
Erin Willard: Great, I'm looking forward to keeping an eye for it.
Thanks so much for talking to us today.
Eddie McClintock: Well thank you for the interest and thanks for being a
Operator: Our next questions comes from the line of Paul Simpson from
Sci-Fi Bulletin, please proceed.
Paul Simpson: Hi Eddie.
Eddie McClintock: Yo Paulie, how you doing?
Paul Simpson: Hi. Not too bad thanks.
Eddie McClintock: Hey Paul, where are you in Australia?
Paul Simpson: No, Britain.
Eddie McClintock: Oh you're in Britain, sorry.
Paul Simpson: Yes.
Eddie McClintock: I know the Brits are always, if you go, "Hey are you
Australian," the Brits want to slap you. And if you say to an
Australian, "Are you British," they want to bugger you.
Paul Simpson: And then in New Zealand they would kill you for both
Eddie McClintock: I know.
Paul Simpson: This season you've had - I mean you've had Kate there, you
also had Jeri Ryan playing your ex-wife. What was your reaction when you
found out who Pete's family was going to be in terms of the casting?
Were you surprised or?
Eddie McClintock: Well wait till next year when we find out that Carrot
Top is my brother.
Paul Simpson: I thought it was going to be (Robert) (unintelligible).
Eddie McClintock: I don't know if you know who Carrot Top is? Do you
know who Carrot Top is?
Paul Simpson: I recognize the name.
Eddie McClintock: The comedian. When you - when we get off, Google
Carrot Top and you'll see.
I mean I never watched Voyager and I just never did. I wasn't - but I
knew of Kate Mulgrew. And I definitely knew of Jeri Ryan. I mean she was
- you don't have to be a Star Trek fan to know who Jeri Ryan was. Plus I
actually did a show called, Shark, last - well a couple of years ago. It
Paul Simpson: James Spader.
Eddie McClintock: No, not James Spader. (Jamie) Woods, James Woods. It
was James Woods and she played an attorney on that show. So although we
didn't work together at that time, we were in the same room together. So
I had that going for me.
And then I mean, when I found out that a sci-fi icon was going to be my
wife, my ex-wife, I told her when I saw her for the first time I just
said, "Do you realize that my stud cred has just increased like
And then when I found out that a Star Fleet Captain was my mom I just
thought that that was so awesome. And it just turned out that both
ladies were really cool and good to have around. So yes, I feel like I'm
in pretty good company in that regard.
Paul Simpson: The other thing I was going to ask you, in an interview
just before this series began, Allison mentioned she'd quite like to see
her character go dark for a time, not permanently, but for a time.
What sort of changes would like to happen to Pete? Not necessarily for
just one episode or for a whole season, but you know, for an arc of, you
know, three or four?
Eddie McClintock: I want Pete to change just as we humans just in real
life as we change, we grow, but any drastic changes, I love what they've
done with the character.
I love the fact that Pete can be insanely childish and silly sometimes.
And he loves that about himself. And then he also is incredibly brave
and strong and loyal and loving.
And I mean he gets to - for me I get to play all of things. I get to
play comedy, I get to play drama, I get to play action, I get to play
romance. And to me that's the perfect combination.
I know some fans, I've read that some fans think Pete is stupid and - or
a goof and that always kind of has hit me the wrong way, because I just
think Pete is putting on. He's just having fun.
He likes to pull Myka's strings. He likes to pull Artie's strings. He
likes to get everybody going and everybody kind of riled up. And
apparently it's worked with the fans too.
I mean I think people love Pete or hate Pete because people who want to
see, "Hey he's supposed to be a Secret Service Agent so he should be
more serious." And that will never be my character -- I hope.
But I would never go to the writers and ask them to do anything
differently in regards to the character. I would just say, "Please
continue to make me all the things that you've made him so far."
Paul Simpson: It seems it may just be that I've missed the references,
but it seems like Pete's sixth sense for danger hasn't been as
noticeable this year as it has in the past. Is that because Myka's
picking up on it as well or?
Eddie McClintock: I don't know, we just talked about his - because we
just found out that his mother also has vibes. So, there's some deeper
meaning to - like Pete just didn't end up as a Warehouse agent.
It's been in the plans from when he was very young, you know, his mother
Paul Simpson: Yes.
Eddie McClintock: ...a Warehouse agent. She has vibes.
I don't know, I mean it's not heavily written into the script. The vibe
thing for Pete, which again I think, I like that -- that it comes and
goes -- because otherwise it just gets stale. Kind of like Jinks, with
his, "You're lying," thing. If you hit it too many times it just gets...
Paul Simpson: Yes.
Eddie McClintock: ...old and stale. And again, I think it's a credit to
Jack Kenny and his ability to write a well-balanced show. And that's in
respect to drama and action and romance and comedy, so.
Paul Simpson: That's terrific. Thank you so much. And yes I Googled
while we were talking and I see the family resemblance (unintelligible).
Eddie McClintock: You see it in the biceps right?
Paul Simpson: Something like that.
Eddie McClintock: All right man.
Paul Simpson: (Unintelligible) said so much.
Eddie McClintock: Take care.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Suzanne Lanoue from
The TV MegaSite. Please proceed.
Suzanne Lanoue: Hi, thanks for taking our call today.
Eddie McClintock: Hi Suzanne.
Suzanne Lanoue: I think last time I talked to you, you were in Bulgaria
Eddie McClintock: Oh wow, yes that was...
Suzanne Lanoue: That was a fun call.
Eddie McClintock: ...a mission.
Suzanne Lanoue: You guys seem to have a lot of fun on that set. And
they're - every guest star for the show that I've talked to has talked
about what a great set it is and how fun every - you guys all are and
how much you make them feel welcome. That's not a question.
Eddie McClintock: Well it's kind of from the top down. I mean Jack Kenny
is one of the funniest, brightest guys I've ever met in my life. He also
happens to be one of my good, good friends. And that's the kind of set
And there's a responsibility there for me as the "Star of the show" to -
that's just the kind of - like when I show up on someone else's set,
because I used to do guest star after guest star after guest star after
Suzanne Lanoue: Right.
Eddie McClintock: And it's basically you're walking into somebody's
house with your sleeping bag and you're going, "Hey I'm going to sleep
right here on your floor. So I'll be here and you've never met me, but
I'm welcoming myself to your home for the next two weeks."
And it can be weird if you don't know the dynamic of the cast, if
there's problems, if there's problems with the writers and the cast --
you don't know what's going on. And so when the cast is welcoming, it's
a huge relief.
I remember when I did two episodes of Friends, and it was right after
they had signed their $1 million an episode deal. And I was making like
$4250 for the week.
I was making almost $50 or something, and these people are making $1
million. This is the Number 1 show at the time, and it can be really
intimidating. So I just know from experience.
And I just happen to be that kind of person. It's like I generally like
to meet new people and so - especially when they have a common interest
like acting and sci-fi and I love having new people around.
So again, it's just from the top down and I hope as long as our
reputation of being a good set and a fun set, I hope we can continue to
get the great talent that we've had on the show for guest stars.
Suzanne Lanoue: All right. And you mentioned Jinks, will he - will we be
seeing him in the finale?
Eddie McClintock: Yes, yes. He's not gone. As it stands right now it
looks as though the Warehouse people have shut down all his credit cards
and everything, they basically are trying to erase him. And so it looks
as though he may be joining Walter Sykes and the gang.
Suzanne Lanoue: Yes, I don't believe that. I think he's a mole -- he's a
Eddie McClintock: Oh really? That's an interesting way to go.
Suzanne Lanoue: I've seen it too many times. Maybe I'm wrong.
Eddie McClintock: You've seen - are we going down (Trope) Avenue?
Suzanne Lanoue: No, I've watched a lot of soap operas; that's the kind
of thing they do. So maybe I'm wrong. Seems like you know...
Eddie McClintock: Nice, well you know...
Suzanne Lanoue: He was just, you know...
Eddie McClintock: ...I can say, "However it plays out, I mean I just was
doing an ADR session yesterday and I was talking to the guy - the mixers
and I was like, "So how were the last two episodes," and they were just
like, "They're the best episodes of the series."
Suzanne Lanoue: Of the...
Eddie McClintock: They've really raised the stakes this year here for
the last two episodes. And so I'm looking forward to - I haven't seen
any of it so I can't wait to see it.
Suzanne Lanoue: And you think it - will it be a great cliffhanger?
Eddie McClintock: I hope so. Like last year's cliffhanger to me wasn't
really necessarily a cliffhanger. To me a cliffhanger is like the fair -
the damsel is tied to the railroad tracks, the train's coming, the guy's
racing to get there, "What's going to happen next," not, "Oh no, one of
the characters left."
Suzanne Lanoue: Yes.
Eddie McClintock: And I kind of thought it kind of ticked a lot of
people off. I remember like getting a lot of twitters about, " I'm not
going to watch the show if Myka's not going to be on there. No way,
that's uncool. You guys are," (ma ma ma) and so...
And I get it. It's like, "What? That's the cliffhanger? One of the most
loved characters is just walking away?" So I would say that this year
they definitely have again, upped the stakes in that regard. And I think
people may be shedding a few tears on this one.
Suzanne Lanoue: Uh-oh. So somebody might not make it back?
Eddie McClintock: Maybe.
Suzanne Lanoue: All right, well thanks very much for your insight...
Eddie McClintock: Of course.
Suzanne Lanoue: ...to everything. And keep up the great work. Love the
Eddie McClintock: Thank you so much. I appreciate that, thank you.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Jenny Rarden from
tvisourpacifier.com. Please proceed.
Eddie McClintock: Jenny.
Jenny Rarden:Hey Eddie.
Eddie McClintock: How are you?
Jenny Rarden:I was - I'm fine. I was just complaining on Twitter that,
"I hadn't gotten my name called yet."
Eddie McClintock: Well here you are.
Eddie McClintock: I saw all your - you know, you're on my - I follow you
on Twitter, so I follow...
Eddie McClintock: ...all your Tweets. So I was like, "Where is this
Jenny Rarden:Well I've just been listening so. Well let's see, you've
talked some about Pete's mom.
It was interesting because you know, we saw a lot with Claudia and her
brother towards the beginning of the series. And then last season we had
the episode with Myka and her parents. So it's neat for the fans to
delve more into Pete's familial relations.
How much of the relationship with his mother will come into play in the
future? Do you know? I mean like will we continue to see her every so
Eddie McClintock: I sure hope so. I mean again, as I said earlier, I
really don't know what's going to happen next. And that's in life and in
- even when I'm at work, they come to my trailer and I'm like, "Oh, my -
do I say things in this scene?"
And Joanne always wants to beat me. But I don't know that I've talked to
Kate about coming back. And I don't think that they would have
approached someone like Kate Mulgrew to have her be on the show if they
didn't plan on keeping her around a while.
Eddie McClintock: So I think that definitely we're going to see more of
Jenny Rarden:Well I hope so because we have all the rest of these
families who are outside of the Warehouse, but then we have Pete's mom
who is definitely involved in the things that he's involved with. So
it's - it'll be fun to see how that plays out I think.
Eddie McClintock: Yes and right now she's got the (Calati) bracelet on
so she is in charge. Everything rests on her at this time, so she's been
very active in the finale.
And yes, Kate and I have so much fun together. It really is effortless
to work with her. So I look forward to the time that I get to do that.
Jenny Rarden:Great. Well one last thing and then I'll let somebody else
ask. Can - do - am I remembering right that you guys are doing a
Christmas episode again this year?
Eddie McClintock: Oh yes.
Jenny Rarden:And have you already filmed it?
Eddie McClintock: Yes.
Jenny Rarden:And what can you tell us about it?
Eddie McClintock: Well I can tell you that last year...
Gary Morganstein: (Unintelligible). I'm sorry, we're going to announce
all the details at Orlando in a week and a half.
Jenny Rarden:Okay. Oh well then...
Eddie McClintock: Yes, I'll just give you some - no details, but I can
tell you this, where last year's Christmas episode was pretty fluffy, I
thought, this Christmas episode is to me, more of a Warehouse 13
It's edgier than last year's. It's not a Charlie Brown Christmas, it's
an actual Warehouse 13 episode. And even though it's still like a
standalone episode, it doesn't - it's not impacted by previous episodes.
It's very much, there's a lot of drama and there's a lot of heart and
there's a lot of action -- just like every good Warehouse 13 episode.
Jenny Rarden:Okay great. Well I look forward to hearing more about it.
And I you know, obviously can't wait for the season finale. My son, as
always when I told him that I got to talk to you today, was just
absolutely jealous so.
Eddie McClintock: Well please tell him I said, "Hello. And hopefully
I'll get to meet him some day."
Jenny Rarden:Yes, well he hopes so. All right thanks Eddie.
Eddie McClintock: All right honey, bye-bye.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Aaron (Matloch) from
Blogomatic3000. Please proceed.
Aaron Matloch: Hello.
Eddie McClintock: Blogomatic3000.
Aaron Matloch: That surpasses Robin Dunne's pronunciation of the Web
site so (unintelligible).
Eddie McClintock: Wow, I beat the Dunne.
Aaron Matloch: Yes, yes.
Eddie McClintock: That's pretty good. Maybe I could record that for you
and when anybody comes to the site it goes, "Blogomatic3000."
Aaron Matloch: That would be awesome really. I mean maybe we could
work something out, you know, your people call my people.
Eddie McClintock: That's right, we'll do lunch.
Aaron Matloch: Work on a royalty system. Yes, we'll do lunch.
Eddie McClintock: How are you man?
Aaron Matloch: I'm doing good. We've actually talked a little bit
before and you threatened me with wild ocelots so I'm hoping this one
goes a little bit better.
Eddie McClintock: With wild ocelots, well I must have been drinking.
Aaron Matloch: You must have, I'm not sure what happened there.
Eddie McClintock: What is an ocelot exactly?
Aaron Matloch: I think it's a wildcat. I was a little too afraid to
look it up.
Eddie McClintock: Oh it is; it is a wildcat. I think it's got the long
hairs that grow out of the top of their ears too. But maybe - babe,
could you look up ocelot for me? I have my wife right here, she's going
to go on the worldwide Web and look it up. Looks like a little cheetah,
my wife says.
Aaron Matloch: All right then, well you threatened me with...
Eddie McClintock: Don't be such a cheetah. Right babe; don't be such a
cheetah, hey. Okay, I'm sorry.
Aaron Matloch: No that's no problem. So Season 4 is coming - I mean is
closing its third season. The season this year is closing the third
season. How is the finale going to shock us because seasons past, there
have been some pretty shocking things that have happened that have upset
some fans -- as you said earlier.
Eddie McClintock: Right.
Aaron Matloch: So how does this one shock us?
Eddie McClintock: Well as I said, because I love the writers but I just
like, I didn't get the whole, Myka leaving thing in regards to using it
as a cliffhanger.
I understand it as a plot, as a storyline for the plot, sure. But to
leave that as like the cliffhanger, especially when the fans have to
wait a year to see what happened, it's just rough man.
It is Hollywood so people were like, "Maybe she didn't renew her
contract or whatever," it's just like people won't be wondering that in
regards to this ending this year, it's a straight up dramatic
And it definitely will - I don't think it'll leave people going, "Hey,
I'm not going to watch anymore," it's going to make people go, "I can't
wait to - I can't wait till next year to see the show."
Aaron Matloch: That should be great. I recently got a chance to talk
to Kate Mulgrew, who's been a pretty big guest star on Warehouse 13 this
season. And she said that, this is a quote, "You were all quite naughty
on the set." Are there any stories you can tell that maybe have passed
the statutes of limitations or?
Eddie McClintock: It's just my basic attitude. My comedy can go a little
blue sometimes. And I mean we're all adults on the set.
I can't really think of anything too specific other than we just have
fun and itís a lot of adult conversation and innuendo and double
entendre, and I love a good dick joke and a good fart joke and that
never gets old for me.
And that mixed with the highbrow comedy of Saul Rubinek, it's a pretty
wild time, I must say.
Aaron Matloch: Sort of sounds like staffroom Blogomatic3000.
Eddie McClintock: I would say, "Yes." I would say, "It's like - much
like a writer's room."
Aaron Matloch: So the Warehouse 13 has renewed for a fourth season. Is
there anything special you'd like to see happen next season -- whether
it be guest stars or an event, or you know, getting (unintelligible).
Eddie McClintock: Well I'd like to see the Warehouse crew have to travel
to Hawaii to do a 2-hour episode where while Pete is surfing he gets hit
by the surfboard in the head, and then a spider almost - a tarantula
almost bites him, and then they find a Tiki in the sand, and then meet
Vincent Price in a cave.
Aaron Matloch: So you want a Warehouse Scooby Doo episode?
Eddie McClintock: Yes, it's actually a Warehouse - oh my God, Brady
Bunch, Warehouse Brady Bunch. Remember? Do you remember that one man,
when they went to Hawaii? It was like, what's her name, Cindy was like
15 and they still had her in pigtails and it was kind of - the show was
jumping the shark a little bit.
Aaron Matloch: I don't think she jumps the shark.
Eddie McClintock: Any excuse for me to go to Hawaii.
Aaron Matloch: Is a good day, right. All right, well thank you for
your time Eddie. I hope you have a good day and I'm sorry we didn't have
time to talk about the renovations, those - I'm sure our fans would have
love to have heard about that.
Eddie McClintock: Next time we speak we'll do ocelots and renovations.
Aaron Matloch: Sounds good Eddie. You have a nice day.
Eddie McClintock: All right man. See you.
Aaron Matloch: Bye.
Operator: Our last question comes from the line of Tim Holquinn from TV
OverMind. Please proceed.
Tim Holquinn: Hi Eddie. Thanks a lot for doing this.
Eddie McClintock: Hey (Tim), how are you man?
Tim Holquinn: I'm doing well. I've got a few questions here for you.
First, branching out from Warehouse 13 with Lindsay Wagner doing Alphas
and Claudia going to Eureka, it's clear that those shows now share a
universe, a shared universe. And...
Eddie McClintock: Yes.
Tim Holquinn: ...I was wondering if any of those shows - if - which of
those you would like to visit and perhaps to have a mini-arc or guest
star on, or have somebody from one of those shows come to Warehouse 13,
if there's any crossovers that interest you?
Eddie McClintock: I mean I would like to go do any of those shows just
because I think they're all so much fun. I would like to go do Sanctuary
because I've gotten to know Robin Dunne pretty well.
And I think the way they shoot their show, I guess it's a lot of green
screen stuff so it must be pretty challenging. I know when we do a lot
of green screen it's hard because not only do you have to act, but you
have to imagine your surroundings as well.
So that would be cool. And I guess I'd like to do an episode of the WWE.
You know, I'd put on some tights and a cod piece and put some
clothespins on my nipples and a latex mask.
Tim Holquinn: That was actually on my list of questions, wondering if
you might want to go to Tough Enough or to ever appear at WrestleMania
or anything because of your wrestling background.
Eddie McClintock: Yes, you know, Cody - the guy who came on and played
Myka's - I can't think of his name right now, I feel like...He's you
know the - what the hell's his name? I can't think of his name.
Tim Holquinn: One of the wrestlers?
Eddie McClintock: Anyway, yes I'd love to do it. I saw the guy I'm
talking about -- I can't remember his name -- but he's a great young kid
and a good guy. And he played Myka's love interest last year.
And if anybody out there is listening, when you come on if you remember
his name would you please tell me? Because I'm just so embarrassed that
I can't remember it.
But yes, it would be fun. To me there's not a whole lot of wrestling in
what they do, other than they're just great athletes, you know?
Tim Holquinn: Right.
Eddie McClintock: But as far as when I wrestled - I wrestled in grade
school and then in high school and in college, so it was collegiate
wrestling, not WWE style.
But still, to get in there, and scream and have people throw stuff at
you is always fun, because that's what happens here a lot with my wife,
she screams and throws stuff at me.
Tim Holquinn: Yes, it would all be about the theatricality.
Eddie McClintock: Yes.
Tim Holquinn: Okay, a couple more brief questions. I saw your appearance
on Hollywood Treasure and you were raising money for KaBOOM! And I was
just wondering if you still are affiliated with them and if you met your
goals and how that worked out.
Eddie McClintock: I mean I think we met our goals. Again, I can't
remember what the Tesla - do you remember what it sold for?
Tim Holquinn: No, I'm sorry. I could look it up. I actually wrote about
Eddie McClintock: Oh yes, but I mean so to me, any amount of money that
can go to such a great cause as KaBOOM!, that's reaching a goal as far
as I'm concerned.
I'm not like actively affiliated with them. But certainly if they came
to me and asked me to do something specific I would entertain it because
I think it's important that kids have a place to get their ya-yas out
and have some exercise and have a good time.
Tim Holquinn: Right, I agree. Okay and lastly, I am a big fan of your
Eddie McClintock: Oh thank you.
Tim Holquinn: ...as displayed at ETM 369.
Eddie McClintock: Yes.
Tim Holquinn: In fact your BP piece was my desktop wallpaper for a
while. So I'm just wondering since...
Eddie McClintock: (Unintelligible).
Tim Holquinn: The BP one...
Eddie McClintock: Oh really?
Tim Holquinn: ...where it was kind of...
Eddie McClintock: Oh cool man.
Tim Holquinn: (Unintelligible) Statue of Liberty...
Eddie McClintock: Oh yes, I'm getting ready to add that to the site so
that it can be an actual a purchased piece, if people are into it.
Thanks. Yes, I like that one, it's...
Tim Holquinn: I think you're an incredible artist, and as such since you
always - at least the last three years, have been going to Comic-Con, I
was wondering if you might, or if you have already I don't know,
illustrated or written and contributed to a comic book? Because I'm sure
they would love it when you go to Comic-Con.
Eddie McClintock: People have mentioned it, but I don't think I'm good
enough to do that. I just feel like as long as it - I mean I don't
really know. I guess...
Tim Holquinn: You know, that just shows that you truly are a good
artist, because only the real artists struggle with that. Because I'm
telling you, at least from my perspective, you're very good. Like
Eddie McClintock: Oh thanks man. I mean I think that I'm pretty...
Tim Holquinn: You're fandom (unintelligible).
Eddie McClintock: Thank you. I think I'm pretty good and I have like a
niche thing that I do. But in my mind, I look at guys that do comics and
I just go, "Man, those are the artists. Those are the guys that are -
that can do it."
Herb Trimpe who was probably the greatest influence for me, he drew the
Hulk back in the 70s. I'm just like, "How do they" - I try and get my
brain around how they know what goes where in proportion to everything -
I mean it's just like it's mind blowing, the talent that these guys
And - but for you to say that, I'm flattered. So thanks man, I really
Tim Holquinn: Well thanks for being so talented and please keep it up.
Eddie McClintock: I'll try man.
Tim Holquinn: Anything I - just for all of us, I saw Jack Kenny
mentioned - I don't want to be spoiling it, but the Christmas episode is
going to be Pete-centric and it's been tied to a beloved classic movie.
Eddie McClintock: Yes.
Tim Holquinn: That's true? Okay I look forward to that.
Eddie McClintock: Yes, Jack directed that episode. And he came to me the
week before and just said, "Hey man, this" - I don't know if he wrote
that episode too.
But he's like, "Look, I'm directing. I need you to bring it. Because
there's a lot of stuff in it for you and there's a lot of dramatic stuff
in it for you and I want it to be great."
And so I don't think I disappointed him. I mean I worked really hard and
I think that, as I said earlier, "It's not a fluff piece". It's not a
fluffy Christmas story. I mean there's still some Warehouse 13 fluff
don't get me wrong. But it's a little more dramatic this year; it's kind
of Warehouse 13's version of It's a Wonderful Life.
Tim Holquinn: I'm looking forward to it.
Eddie McClintock: Thanks, me too man. I'm going to actually see it this
Tim Holquinn: I'll have to wait.
Eddie McClintock: You'll be waiting Sir.
Tim Holquinn: Well thanks a lot for talking to us today.
Eddie McClintock: All right man.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Kevin Bachelder from
Tuning in to SciFi. Please proceed.
Kevin Bachelder: Hey Eddie, how you doing today?
Eddie McClintock: Hi Kevin. Good, how are you?
Kevin Bachelder: Good. I think the name you're looking for was Cody
Eddie McClintock: Cody Rhodes, thank you. Yes, Cody Rhodes guys. Sorry.
Cody if you're out there and you're listening, "I'm sorry, please don't
hurt me;" because he's big and young...
Kevin Bachelder: Yes, I just wanted to...
Eddie McClintock: ...and I'm small and old.
Kevin Bachelder: That's okay. I just want, as someone who's attended the
Dragon*Con for many years I just wanted to thank you. I mean it's been
great having you there the last couple of years.
Eddie McClintock: Thanks man. I have had an absolute blast down there.
Kevin Bachelder: Yes, I'm hoping maybe you can convince Allison and/or
Joanne to join you down there in the future too. That would be great.
Eddie McClintock: Yes, I don't know what's going to happen. They're busy
Kevin Bachelder: Yes, no I understand. I had a question for you relating
to how much fun it is watching Pete. And it seems like some of those
lines that are true, you know, Pete lines, are any of those ad-libs? I
mean do the writers come to you for topics or pop culture things that
you're into, because they just seem so natural.
Eddie McClintock: Well yes I guess I do throw stuff in there.
For instance, in Season 1 during the episode Duped, I was walking down
the hall talking on the Farnsworth, and when I got to the end of the
hallway I said, "Kirk out," and then closed the Farnsworth. And Ben and
Deric, the writers are kind of looking at each other like, "Hey I don't
know, can we - are we allowed to say that? Get on the phone; can we say
that? Can we say, Kirk out? Are we allowed to say Kirk out?"
And so I mean I like to do stuff like that. I mean I just saw a thing on
there today when this episode that's coming up, and I'm the guy - I'm
getting beat on and I was like, "Hey you, that's my tennis elbow,"
because he's like hitting me right in the elbow. And I'm like, "Hey
that's my tennis elbow," and then I was like, "I remember I kind of
threw that in there and they kept it."
So sometimes, but I'd say the most improvisational stuff that ends up
staying is if I have an idea I'll go to Jack and say, "What do you think
about this there? Can I button this scene with this line or can I
finesse it with this or that," and it's very collaborative.
He tends to beat my idea, which means he'll take something that I have
that is moderately funny and then he'll go, "What about this," and I'm
like, "Oh now that's really funny." And so usually he'll take my kernel,
my seed of funny and turn it into a giant oak of hilarity.
Kevin Bachelder: Cool. Now I've heard you talk about in other
interviews, and even at Dragon*Con, some of your favorite props or
artifacts to work with. Have there been any that have been, shall we
say, "A little more difficult to work with," either physicality-wise or
just story-wise that were a little more of a challenge when it comes to
Eddie McClintock: You know I can - I remember the ferret because it was
taking little bites out of me and stuff like that. And like trying to go
up my shirt and - which normally I'm okay with, but it was in front of a
mixed crowd there.
But I don't know, I haven't really had any artifacts that I've been
like, "Oh my God, really?"
When we were doing the H.G. Wells time machine even though I was kind of
laying there with this helmet thing on it was a little uncomfortable
but, I mean come on man, I'm making a TV show that has my name in it and
so none of it is that difficult. It's all really fun.
Kevin Bachelder: Well thanks very much Eddie, we really appreciate your
Eddie McClintock: Thank you. Thank you for your time.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Kristyn Clarke from
Pop Culture Madness. Please proceed.
Kristyn Clarke: Hi Eddie. Thanks so much for talking to us.
Eddie McClintock: Hi Kristyn.
Kristyn Clarke: So I'm curious, you know, we saw Warehouse 13 get, you
know, some of the highest ratings ever this season. Do you feel that the
bar has been raised? You know, is there any ways that you feel the
show's continuing to improve with each season?
Eddie McClintock: I mean I've said wholeheartedly that I think this
season has been the best season of the series so far. They always say it
takes a show a season to find its legs.
Like if you go back and you watch an episode - or like the first season
of Cheers or the first season of Friends or the first season of
Seinfeld, I mean they barely resemble the show that people really know
and love and remember.
And that's based on a 22 episode season. And since we really only get 13
episodes per season, really it's 12 because the Christmas episodes don't
count, we're really just starting our second season.
So I think the show has really found itself. The writers have really
kind of zeroed in on what makes the show work. And so yes, I think the
show just gets better and better.
And I mean I don't know how they're going to do it this next - I'm just
like, "How can they possibly make the show better this year unless they
get like Captain Kirk and Spock in a cat fight, like get them in a
couple of latex jumpsuits and have them battle it out."
Kristyn Clarke: Well now you definitely (unintelligible).
Eddie McClintock: At least that would be it for me, I don't know about
you but I'm kind of going back to latex a lot here during this
Kristyn Clarke: Yes, am I seeing a trend there?
Eddie McClintock: Right?
Kristyn Clarke: So I mean, what do you feel it is about the show that
continues to attract viewers?
Eddie McClintock: Well you know what my wife likes about the show is
that it has a lot of heart, you know? It's really a family show. And
what a great time in our history to have a nice family show. I mean if
you look around, name a family show that's on the air right now, like
one that everybody can sit down and watch. I don't know too many. I...
Kristyn Clarke: Right.
Eddie McClintock: Matter of fact, I don't know any except for, you know,
maybe Spartacus and - I was kidding. And so the fact that the young guys
and gals can sit and watch it, and the parents can watch it, and it
doesn't talk down to the kids, and it's not too juvenile for the
Although some people think Pete is overly juvenile. But there are people
like that in life. And I think Pete is just awesome. I love playing
Pete. It's the funnest thing - he's the funnest character I've ever had
the privilege of playing.
So I think the reason people stick around is because they can relate to
the characters. It's really, the Warehouse team is a family, they have
become a family. And hopefully we can get (Snookie) on there and pump
the ratings, and do some fist pumping as well.
Kristyn Clarke: Awesome. Well we definitely look forward to the finale.
Thank you so much.
Eddie McClintock: Thank you. Sometimes my answers are on track and
sometimes they meander. So thank you guys out there for being patient
with my stream of consciousness.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Jamie Ruby. Please
Eddie McClintock: Jamie Ruby?
Jamie Ruby: Hello again.
Eddie McClintock: Hi Jamie.
Jamie Ruby: Yes, hi. So do you have any crazy or fun fan stories, you
know, of meeting fans?
Eddie McClintock: Well - oops, somebody got a text message.
Jamie Ruby: That was me, sorry.
Eddie McClintock: That's okay. When I was growing up, when I was in high
school and even in college, I mean I grew up as a jock. I was a baseball
player and a football player and I wrestled, and I wore the letterman
jacket around school and I hung out with all the jocks. And I never gave
anybody a swirly, but I probably looked like a guy that would give a
So the fact that I kind of - but in my defense, like I was always an
artist, like I always considered myself an artist. So it was weird
because I looked like one thing, but kind of who I really was was really
So now that I'm doing the show, and the fact that I've been embraced by
these people - this group of people who might otherwise see me as the
enemy, just because that's kind of the way it was back then, I love it.
I've met scientists; I've met literally rocket scientists at these
conventions. I've met people that work at NASA, that have helped send
the Cassini satellite into orbit. And I love that. And the fact that
these people, these smart intelligent people come to me and tell me that
they admire my work is such a huge complement for me.
Babe I'm - I think I'm almost done. I'm sorry, hold on Jamie. I think
I'm almost done. Hey Gary are you on there still?
Gary Morganstein: Yes, this is the last question.
Eddie McClintock: Oh it is. This is the last question honey.
Lynn Sanchez: Okay.
Eddie McClintock: The - so...
Lynn Sanchez: I'm sorry.
Eddie McClintock: No, no, no. So the fact that they admire my work is
beyond flattering. I just admire intellect and wish that I had more of
it. So when people who are highly intellectualized tell me that they
admire my stuff it's really cool.
Jamie Ruby: Great. Well I got to be first and last. So that was great.
So thanks a lot for, you know, the answers. And I can't wait to see you
in Florida next month, meet you in person.
Eddie McClintock: Oh cool yes. I can't wait to see you, thanks. And
thank you guys out there for your time. Thank you for supporting the
show. And we'll see you all either down in Florida or next season.
Gary Morganstein: Thank you Eddie, for joining us on our conference
call. I still like to think of it as more than one person's a conference
Eddie McClintock: Well you're on there so I guess it's...
Gary Morganstein: All right. (Unintelligible).
Eddie McClintock: All right brother.
Gary Morganstein: Everyone, Monday, October 3 at 9:00 pm, the special
2-hour season finale of Warehouse 13. This is the first time the show's
ever done a 2-hour finale.
And thank you Eddie, I'll see you in a week and a half. Thank you
Eddie McClintock: All right guys, take care. Thanks again. Bye-bye.
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