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Rubinek and McClintock

Interview with Saul Rubinek and Eddie McClintock of "Warehouse 13" Thursday, December 2, 2010.

We've done several of these interviews with the people on "Warehouse 13", and they are all so funny! You can't help but laugh throughout, and they are laughing, too.  It's just hilarious. These actors are both very different, yet they both were cracking me up, and each other up. You just have to read the transcript below, but you still won't get the total experience of how funny they are. Some of it was kind of a "you had to be there" moment.

Syfy Conference Call
Eddie McClintock and Saul Rubinek Warehouse 13 Holiday Episode December 2, 2010 5:00 pm CT

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen thank you for standing by. Welcome to the SyFy Warehouse 13 conference call. During the presentation all participants will be in a listen only mode. Afterwards we will conduct a question and answer session. If you have a question please press the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone at any time during the presentation. At that time your line will briefly be accessed from the conference to obtain information. If at any time during the conference you need to reach an operator please press star zero. As a reminder this conference is being recorded Thursday, December 2, 2010. And now I would like to turn the conference over to Gary Morgenstein. Please go ahead sir.

Gary Morgenstein: Thank you. And thank you everyone for joining us. So weíre bringing back the boys of the warehouse, Eddie McClintock and Saul Rubinek to talk about the December 7th holiday episode and they will also talk about their upcoming and they will also talk about their upcoming movies, Saul is co-staring in Barneyís Version and Eddie is in Bulgaria filming The Boogeyman.

So (Yeseme) please feel free to start bringing the people forward to ask questions.

Operator: Thank you.

Eddie McClintock: Iím your Boogeyman.

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen if you wish to register a question please press the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone.

Saul Rubinek: They have to register a question.

Eddie McClintock: Iíve got a question, Eddie why would you go to Bulgaria to do a movie called The Boogeyman?

Saul Rubinek: Because it would be fun and you have a family to support.

Eddie McClintock: Answer, because itís awesome. No it is fun man, Iím having a blast.

Saul Rubinek: Cool.

Operator: And our first question comes from the line of Jamie Steinberg with Starry Constellation Magazine. Please proceed with your question.

Jamie Steinberg: Hi. Itís a pleasure to speak with both of you.

Saul Rubinek: Hi. How are you doing?

Jamie Steinberg: Good. Thanks for taking time out of your Boogeyman schedule to speak with us Eddie.

Eddie McClintock: No problem. Itís my pleasure.

Jamie Steinberg: Itís fun just to say Boogeyman.

Eddie McClintock: Yeah it is. Iím going to have some of my musician friends do the recording of the KC and Sunshine Band Boogeyman Song, see if we can get it for the theme song of the movie.

Jamie Steinberg: Good luck. Fingers crossed.

Eddie McClintock: Thanks.

Jamie Steinberg: Eddie what are some of your typical holiday traditions?

Eddie McClintock: Well, my favorite holiday tradition would be having to pick my mom off the kitchen floor and put her into a cold shower, after she had had too much cooking sherry. But other than that, I have two sons now and theyíre just starting to really enjoy Christmas and the holidays and we try and make sure to put out some cookies and milk for Santa and make sure that they have lots of toys under the tree as it were.

Jamie Steinberg: And Eddie youíre an active participant on Twitter. Why are social networking sites like Twitter important to promotion of special holiday episodes like Warehouse 13ís and new projects that youíre working on like Boogeyman?

Eddie McClintock: Well I think just the climate of the entertainment industry has changed with the introduction of these social networking sites and the fact that a lot of magazines have folded because of the economy.

So the use of a publicist maybe isnít necessarily as prominent as it used to be so getting out there and kind of being able to talk to the fans and let them hear from me personally is a cool new thing and I have a good time, it keeps me busy and itís just fun to have that instant feedback that you get from Twitter.

And I think itís important because for instance I have some friends who have a million, I have like three or four friends who have about a million followers on their Twitter account and I told them before the premiere of Warehouse 13 I asked them if they would do like a blast to all their followers.

So before the premiere this year I had direct blast to about 3.5 million listeners who already follow the things these people say to begin with. I think that has, thereís a lot of power there, marketing power, so I think itís a good thing.

Jamie Steinberg: And real quick Saul, can you tell us why people keep tuning in to watch Warehouse 13?

Saul Rubinek: Because of Eddieís Twitter probably.

Eddie McClintock: Nice.

Saul Rubinek: Itís really interesting. Last year I crossed the country with my son, we were moving from one coast to the other and I was kind of used to people recognizing me from either Unforgiven or Family Man or Frazier or something like that but it was so, it was very often, more often than Warehouse 13.

And what was unusual is I used to be able to pick out people who were recognizing me from what show, my kids and I used to play a game where that was a Frazier fan, thatís definitely a Star Trek fan, thatís a True Romance fan because of the tattoos.

But with Warehouse 13 itís impossible to tell because weíve all discussed this, but quite often people are watching this with their families, which makes all of us really proud. I mean itís a 9:00 show, itís really appropriate for kids ten years old and up, and itís violence is kept at a minimum.

And itís the kind of show because of the humor and because of the adventure fantasy that seems to work, thank god, for the whole family so that nobody feels either talked down to or talked up to and I think itís the secret of its success is that. Now why that is because there are a lot of smart people and producing it and writing it and theyíre brilliant in their choice of actors, just brilliant. But other than that it was, itís...

Jamie Steinberg: Yourself included.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah. But we have a great time and I think itís kind of contagious, you can tell I think that we all have a good time doing the show. We really enjoy it; we really look forward to every day of shooting we have a great time.

We have a wonderful and imaginative show runner Jack Kenny who keeps things humorous and allows for collaboration and weíre very lucky, weíre very fortunate and some of that I think transmits through the airways to the people and people tell each other.

And thatís whatís going on. I think another reason is because not one episode is really formulaic and you canít really tell what the next step whatís itís going to be like other than the fact that weíre tracking down artifacts, you can have quite a dark episode, you can have a really light one, there isnít a formula and I think that that is attracting fans as well, so I mean those are my guesses.

Jamie Steinberg: Thank you both so much for your time.

Saul Rubinek: Sure.

Eddie McClintock: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Jamie Ruby with scifivision.com. Please proceed with your question.

Saul Rubinek: Hey Jamie.

Jamie Ruby: Hello. Hi. Thanks for taking our call.

Saul Rubinek: Sure. Our pleasure.

Eddie McClintock: Sure.

Jamie Ruby: Great. So can you both talk about the Christmas episode and also like what was your favorite part filming it?

Saul Rubinek: Go ahead Eddie.

Eddie McClintock: I think the Christmas episode is itís right in line with what weíve always tried to do with the Warehouse 13 episodes. Theyíre a lot of fun and thereís some tense moments but again at its heart itís a nice family show about this family of people that have come together at this strange warehouse out in South Dakota and I think it just stays true to the series and itís fun.

And Paul Blackthorne who is our guest star does an amazing job and I guess my favorite part was when the nutcracker...

Saul Rubinek: I couldíve told you that that was his favorite part just because he gets to say the word nutcracker.

Eddie McClintock: And I get to say nuts.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah. I couldíve told you that. I have three favorite things that happened to me.

Eddie McClintock: Thatís news.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah youíve talked long enough. I have three favorite things. One is that I got to work with Judd Hirsch who Iíd never met but had been such a fan of for so many years and weíd never even meet before, and that was a huge thrill, heís a wonderful performer, great actor and was just a pleasure to have him on the show, and they had to age him up a little bit to make him old enough to be my dad, but that was a joy.

And the second thing was that for the first time Jack Kenny, our head writer and show runner directed an episode and he was wonderful to work with and it was great to have him as the director of the show, and he wrote the script as well, so that was a pleasure, a real pleasure.

And then I got to perform this little nocturne, or at least part of it, that I had been writing myself on the piano, which took the place of the nocturne that Artie has been working on for years that his father is so happy that he finished it. So I got to do that, so those were three great things for me.

Jamie Ruby: Awesome. So I donít know this may I guess be revealed in the episode but I havenít seen it yet, what do you two think would be what your characters would most want for Christmas thinking of anything?

Saul Rubinek: You meant Hanukkah for me didnít you?

Jamie Ruby: Yes. Hanukkah Iím sorry.

Eddie McClintock: Pete would like to get all of his CD collection back because apparently it was lost in the mail from Washington, D.C. to South Dakota. Heís kind of stuck out there at Leenaís with no tunes, because Leena has Justin Bieber and she plays the same CD all day.

Saul Rubinek: Thatís funny.

Eddie McClintock: I know.

Saul Rubinek: I think it actually happens for Artie. I think Artie is kind of like a Christmas and Hanukkah grump and heís kind of not really into all of that stuff and really would prefer it all to go away, and partly because it would remind him of the family that he doesnít have and heís reminded that he does already have a family, which are these people, in fact weíre all reminded of that in this episode.

And Artieís life has been so solitary and so removed from ordinary family life and he has to deal with so many dark things that holiday season for many people around the world brings up what they donít have and what they canít have, and thatís certainly true for Artie and itís brought home to him in a very real way by having his estranged father as part of the episode.

Jamie Ruby: Okay great. Thank you very much both of you.

Saul Rubinek: Sure.

Eddie McClintock: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Pattye Grippo with Paszaz.com. Please proceed with your question.

Saul Rubinek: Hey Pattye.

Pattye Grippo: Hi guys.

Saul Rubinek: Howíre you doing?

Pattye Grippo: How are you doing today?

Saul Rubinek: Weíre good.

Pattye Grippo: Great. Glad to hear that.

Saul Rubinek: Where are you?

Pattye Grippo: Los Angeles.

Saul Rubinek: Oh youíre in L.A., okay cool.

Pattye Grippo: Yeah Iím over here. Actually I wanted to know are there going to be any new or special artifacts in this episode?

Saul Rubinek: There always are, right. There always are and so yes absolutely there are, there is stuff that we canít talk about on pain of death but thatís one of the joys of the show is that they throw in stuff more than one usually. But in this case in our show I think itís just one, right Eddie, itís just one artifact. I think...

Eddie McClintock: Yeah.

Saul Rubinek: ...as far as I remember.

Eddie McClintock: Yeah.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah itís just the one. Itís unusual, usually they throw in a bunch but itís a special Christmas artifact thatís all we can tell you.

Pattye Grippo: Okay. Well weíll look forward to it.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah.

Pattye Grippo: And I wanted to ask you Saul about Barneyís Version, I saw it at AFI Fest this year and how did you get involved with that project?

Saul Rubinek: Well Iíve been involved with the project before. There was a four-part radio version of it done by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where I had played Barney and Iíve known the director Richard Lewis and the producer Robert Lantos for many years and also I had worked with Mordecai Richler, the novelist, way back 30 years ago I had done not one but two different projects that were based on his short stories. And it was really nice.

As you know now from the movie, I canít talk too much about who the character is without giving away something crucial that Barney doesnít know about.

Pattye Grippo: Right.

Saul Rubinek: But it was only you know one great scene, I had to go to Rome to shoot it so that was kind of fun and just me and Paul Giamatti and it was really great. Thatís how I got involved there was, also because Iím Canadian originally and itís a Canadian film.

Pattye Grippo: Right. Did you work at all with, well I guess you only did one day, you didnít even get to see like Dustin Hoffman or Minnie Driver or the rest of the cast then.

Saul Rubinek: No. I worked with Dustin before though because I directed a movie called Club Land with Steven Weber and Alan Alda that was written by Steven Weber that was produced by Dustin, so that was about ten years ago. Yeah.

Pattye Grippo: And real quickly let me ask one more about the episode. What can you guys tell us about this bad Santa that weíve all heard about from the episode?

Eddie McClintock: You donít want to mess with him because he will kick some A-S-S. And I have to spell that out because my five-year-oldís right here.

Saul Rubinek: You know thereís a great cartoon that, the great cartoonist Gahan Wilson his stuff is quite often in the New Yorker, I donít know if you know his cartoon.

Pattye Grippo: Right.

Saul Rubinek: And thereís one I remember from years ago is thereís a little boy with his covers up with his eyes huge with terror and the door is cracked open and a very angry looking Santa is looking daggers at him and the caption underneath is ďI hear youíve been a naughty boy this year Jimmy.Ē And itís that kind of terror that this bad Santa brings.

Pattye Grippo: Okay. Well Iím looking forward to it. Thanks a lot guys.

Saul Rubinek: Sure.

Eddie McClintock: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Michael Hinman with AirlockAlpha.com. Please proceed with your question.

Saul Rubinek: Hey Mike.

Michael Hinman: Well hello everybody. Howíre you doing?

Saul Rubinek: Good. How are you?

Eddie McClintock: Michael, how are you man?

Michael Hinman: Hey Eddie. What time is it in Bulgaria anyway thatís my question.

Eddie McClintock: 10:18 p.m.

Michael Hinman: Oh, thatís so late. Hey by the way I enjoyed the Christmas episode, I thought it was awesome and...

Saul Rubinek: Thank you.

Michael Hinman: ...when you guys first, when you guys first heard that they were doing a holiday episode was there, you know was there excitement about it or was there maybe a little bit fear thinking back to the whole time when Star Wars tried to do this?

Saul Rubinek: Star Wars?

Michael Hinman: Yeah you know the infamous Star Wars Christmas special that they did...

Saul Rubinek: No.

Michael Hinman: ...back in the Ď70s.

Saul Rubinek: No. What happened?

Michael Hinman: Yes. Oh that was like probably the most embarrassing thing that has ever been broadcast but...

Saul Rubinek: Really?

Michael Hinman: ...if you look, yeah if you look it up on YouTube itís scary.

Eddie McClintock: Even more...

Saul Rubinek: Wow.

Eddie McClintock: ...even more embarrassing than that was that creature on the, oh my god whatís his name, on the Star Wars, (Jib-Jib), what was his name?

Michael Hinman: Oh Jar Jar Binks, yeah.

Saul Rubinek: Jar Jar Binks.

Eddie McClintock: Yeah.

Michael Hinman: Yeah worse than that, I mean seriously it was...

Eddie McClintock: More embarrassing than Jar Jar Binks?

Saul Rubinek: No we were kind of excited about it, we were excited right away that we were doing a Christmas episode. In fact...

Eddie McClintock: Yeah.

Saul Rubinek: ...that was kind of, yeah we were looking forward to it.

Eddie McClintock: Yeah I think itís great because it kind of reminds people that we are there and it kind of fills in the gap for fans who are bummed that we donít come on, but every summer itís a long time to wait so itís a nice little gift.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah and then the idea got stolen right. A good friend of mine Tim Hutton is starring in Leverage and I had done the pilot of Leverage and Tim Hutton had asked me what we were doing this season last, before we started and I said weíre doing 12 plus one, and he said what do you mean 12 plus one. I said weíre doing 12 and then a Christmas episode. And he said what a good idea. The next thing I know Leverage is doing a Christmas episode so.

Michael Hinman: Lotís of people, I didnít even know about that, and also too you know just going with the episode a little bit with Paul Blackthorneís character, what would be a like a bad Santa version of Pete? Like how would, what would he be like?

Eddie McClintock: Like kind of James Brown meets Carrot Top.

Michael Hinman: That would be kind of crazy. Well good luck with the movie out there Eddie too by the way.

Eddie McClintock: Just think, think James Brown with not as many dance moves and bright orange hair.

Michael Hinman: That is pretty scary so well you know, good luck with the filming out there Eddie and Saul Happy Hanukkah, great talking to you.

Saul Rubinek: Thank you. You too. Goodbye.

Eddie McClintock: Thanks. Thanks Michael. Good to talk to you man.

Michael Hinman: Yeah. Same here.

Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Jenny (Rarden) with tvismypacifier.com. Please proceed with your question.

Jenny Rarden: Hi guys.

Saul Rubinek: Hey Jenny. How are you doing?

Jenny Rarden: Iím good. Eddie, you know youíre addicted to Twitter when youíre in the middle of a conference call and youíre still tweeting.

Eddie McClintock: Jenny you know Iím an addict baby.

Saul Rubinek: Is that what youíre doing Eddie; youíre tweeting as you...?

Eddie McClintock: Iíve been trying to tweet you back here but the Internet is actually like...

Saul Rubinek: How the Bulgarian...

Eddie McClintock: ...two guys out on a bicycle.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah. The famous Bulgarian Internet.

Eddie McClintock: Two guys out on a bicycle and theyíre causing friction to make electricity so itís kind of, itís taking a little while here.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah by the way they take it very kindly out there in Bulgaria when they hear you making fun of their country, you should, youíll have a really good time at the service tomorrow.

Eddie McClintock: Iím not making fun, there are actually two guys, hey guys go a little faster. Iím telling you theyíre out there. I just threw them a couple sandwiches.

Jenny Rarden: Well Iíve obviously spoken to you before Eddie but Saul this is the first time Iíve been on a call with you so Iím very excited.

Saul Rubinek: Nice to meet you too.

Jenny Rarden: At the end of the last episode Myka left, obviously sheíll be back, the show obviously wouldnít be the same without her. Iím assuming sheíll be back for a holiday episode. Is that a correct assumption?

Saul Rubinek: No. The holiday episode is a stand alone, this Christmas episode; this Christmas/Hanukkah episode is really called the long lost episode in a way. Itís a stand alone episode that has nothing to do with any of the other story arcs and...

Jenny Rarden: Oh so her leaving...

Saul Rubinek: Is still in play. Yeah.

Jenny Rarden: Right. Okay. Well then that answered that question.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah.

Jenny Rarden: And then this obviously wonít have anything to do with the holiday episode but we were sad to see Peteís girlfriend go and Saul already has this definite flirtation thing going on with the doctor. Can you guys tell us where your love lives are going in the near future?

Saul Rubinek: Well I mean if Eddieís character and Allisonís character have anything to do with it they would like to have Artie hook up with somebody just to get him off their back so much, but also because I think that they want to see him have love and some kind of connection other than work in his life.

And so he would but heís very reluctant, and people get stuck in their ways when they get older and if he hasnít had it already he would be very nervous about it.

We definitely, or I know that weíre going to have Lindsay Wagner back, and itís a wonderful character that she and the writers have created and itís a very interesting little dance thatís going on between Artie and her and that Pete is trying to encourage.

One of my favorite episodes of last season was this, when Eddie and I got to work with each other, actually the truth is that whenever Eddie and I get to work with each other now we have a blast. We donít do it that often, very often you know heís with Myka and Iím with Allison which have their own joys for us but when we have gotten together in episodes and we do have byplay we really have a blast, so thatís some of the favorite stuff weíve done.

Eddie McClintock: Yeah I mean for me watching Saul and getting to see Lindsay Wagner and Saul work together for me was just, two such great pros and I just sat, you know if you remember the scene up in the loft where Lindsayís character is inadvertently tickling Saul, or Artie and it was just so great.

I mean it was funny and it was kind of one of those surreal moments for me as an actor, who by all rights should be probably digging a ditch in Ohio somewhere that I can sit back and watch two pros finesse a scene and I always try and learn from stuff like that.

So I would love to see Lindsay come back and have an opportunity to participate in some more of those scenes.

Jenny Rarden: Now my last question for both of you how are you most like your characters?

Saul Rubinek: Itís an interesting question. When youíre doing a television show or a movie and spend a lot of time going into a movie as you know for a few days or a few weeks sometimes Iíve been the lead but more often than not Iíve been a supporting actor and you create characters that are only meant to last for, and given a quick impression.

When youíre playing a lead in a television series as the four of us are, we really have to rely on our own personalities a lot and the writers start to write for us.

So we arenít a lot different from the characters that weíre playing you know I mean there are aspects of ourselves that may not you know, come to the fore and Iím certainly a family man, Iíve been married 20 years, I have two kids and I didnít do what Artie did which was sacrifice his entire life for his work and for some greater cause like that, in that way Iím completely different.

But when youíre doing a show week after week you canít really put your character in quotation marks, youíre using yourself at all times and Iím pretty sure Eddieís going to agree with me.

Eddie McClintock: Yeah I mean like Saul said when youíre doing the same, playing the same character for such an extended period of time it just feels like to me if I try and be anything other than just kind of who I am the audience is going to catch me in a lie, so I just try and just kind of be, thereís more of me in Pete than I would care to admit I guess because. Yeah.

Saul Rubinek: Or that we can tolerate frankly.

Eddie McClintock: Yeah. Yes. So I mean I just basically show up and just hang out with my friends, thatís basically what itís about.

Saul Rubinek: Thatís the issue with what happens on any television series and all the actors that I know who are on long term television series say the same thing. If you really got to play some very eccentric, quirky character week after week that has nothing to do with you youíre going to have a problem, the audience will start to feel that the character is false.

You really have got to find a way, the writers, the producers, the network, everybodyís got to be behind them creating a character that suits you once youíve been cast, or theyíve got to fire you and find somebody else that suits the role better, you know.

And in this case pretty much what youíre seeing is who we are. We obviously didnít choose to work for the FBI or the Secret Service, we chose a different line of life, a line of work. But our personalities are very similar, maybe with the exception of CCH Pounder whoís kind of goofy and funny and not nearly as serious as she shows herself to be.

Jenny Rarden: Right.

Eddie McClintock: Yeah I would say that...

Jenny Rarden: Well, it was nice talking - Iím sorry, what?

Eddie McClintock: I would say, sorry, I would say that her, she has the biggest contrast in regards to who she is.

Saul Rubinek: Yes.

Jenny Rarden: Well it was great talking to both. Thank you very much.

Eddie McClintock: Great to talk to you.

Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Sammi Turano with TV Grapevine. Please proceed with your question.

Saul Rubinek: Hey Sammi.

Sammi Turano: Hi. How are you? Hi. Happy holidays.

Saul Rubinek: Thank you.

Sammi Turano: Okay my first question is what is your favorite holiday memory? I know someone mentioned tradition before but I want to hear both of your favorite holiday memories.

Saul Rubinek: Wow. My holiday memories, well I grew up with Hanukkah and married a woman who grew up with Christmas and my kids have both with great exuberance for, my daughterís 19 and my son is 15 and we celebrate everything.

We love holidays and my wife Eleanor has been a huge fan of that. We love ritual, those rituals. We love comfort food and favorite holiday foods. Weíre going to have a Hanukkah party next week with Latkes, those potato pancakes and dreidel playing and weíre going to have, we love...

Eddie McClintock: The guy from Taxi?

Saul Rubinek: Yeah right. And weíre going to do Christmas as well. We love all of it. So I donít know if itís a favorite one thing but itís certainly those ceremonies including Passover, Christmas, all of those things are really important to our family, so those are special times for us.

Sammi Turano: Wonderful. Sounds good.

Saul Rubinek: It is good.

Sammi Turano: And, Iím sorry?

Eddie McClintock: For me, I remember waking up as a kid one morning and going downstairs and my parents had gotten me the Guns of Navarone...

Saul Rubinek: Well that explains it.

Eddie McClintock: ...army man kit, like the army man set. It came with a big, giant plastic mountain with the Guns of Navarone in there and the Germans and the American like commandos and it came with tiny little barbed, like plastic barbed wire and there were tanks and stuff so.

Saul Rubinek: Wow.

Sammi Turano: Wow it sounds cool. And my next question is, sorry?

Eddie McClintock: Yeah.

Sammi Turano: Yeah. My next question is dream guest star. I know Allison wants Betty White but who do you guys want?

Saul Rubinek: Oh for favorite guest stars. Well I want my friend Brent Spiner to come do the show and Iím hoping that they create a character that he wants to do. I worked with him probably 25 years ago doing second season of Star Trek the Next Generation in a great, great episode and we had done theater together in New York years before that too. So I would love to have Brent, whoís kind of a Syfy icon, and a great guy and a wonderful actor on the show.

Sammi Turano: Very good. Who? Sorry?

Eddie McClintock: Bruce Campbell.

Sammi Turano: Okay. Oh very nice.

Eddie McClintock: Yeah. Iíd like to see how his chin and my chin cohabitate. See if our chins could fit in the same frame.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah. Thatís not likely.

Sammi Turano: That sounds interesting.

Saul Rubinek: And also a really boring reason to have an actor on a show, but there you go, thatís our Eddie.

Eddie McClintock: Me. There you go. Yeah Iíve been drinking.

Sammi Turano: And heís not sharing.

Saul Rubinek: Drinking the beer in Bulgaria, well heís in Bulgaria what can you do, you know.

Sammi Turano: I know. I know, its good for you.

Saul Rubinek: At 10:00 at night, you know.

Eddie McClintock: Iím drinking potato vodka.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah absolutely.

Sammi Turano: Oh nice. Sounds good.

Saul Rubinek: Heís not.

Sammi Turano: No heís not.

Saul Rubinek: No heís kidding.

Sammi Turano: Okay. Well thank you both.

Eddie McClintock: Am I?

Saul Rubinek: Thanks a lot.

Sammi Turano: I donít know.

Eddie McClintock: Thank you so much

Saul Rubinek: Who do you want to see on the show?

Sammi Turano: Who do I want to see on the show?

Saul Rubinek: Yeah.

Sammi Turano: Iím agree, Iím with Allison, Betty White.

Saul Rubinek: Betty White. Okay. Weíll start the campaign going.

Sammi Turano: Oh we already have on Allison and I.

Saul Rubinek: Okay excellent.

Sammi Turano: On Facebook.

Saul Rubinek: Excellent.

Eddie McClintock: Go Betty White.

Sammi Turano: Yay.

Eddie McClintock: I want Leslie Nielsen.

Sammi Turano: Oh.

Eddie McClintock: Too soon?

Sammi Turano: Too soon. Yeah I miss him.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah, too soon yeah.

Sammi Turano: Yeah. Well thank you both. I appreciate it. Happy holidays.

Saul Rubinek: Thanks.

Eddie McClintock: Thanks so much.

Operator: Our next question...

Saul Rubinek: Thatís really good Eddie, a Bruce Campbell chin joke and a Leslie Nielsen dead joke. Really good. Youíre doing well. Maybe you should be drinking potato vodka.

Eddie McClintock: My wife is just sitting across the room looking at me just shaking her head.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah. So weíre all shaking our heads. And we better get another question. Get another question here so you can really screw things up. Go ahead.

Eddie McClintock: Help me. Help me.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah. Iím trying, you know, but youíre 6,000 miles away. Go ahead. Whoíve we got next?

Operator: And our next question comes from the line of Suzanne Lanoue with The TV MegaSite. Please proceed with your question.

Saul Rubinek: Good luck Suzanne. I hope Eddie answers your questions in some kind of amusing and intelligent passion.

Suzanne Lanoue: Well I hate to have to follow that but.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah itís going to be tough.

Eddie McClintock: So do I.

Suzanne Lanoue: I do have a semi-serious question anyway.

Saul Rubinek: Okay.

Suzanne Lanoue: Syfy has a little promo click on their Web site where Claudia goes to talk about father into coming to see him because she said that heís dying and thereís a young guy with her, yeah and thereís a young guy with her. Whatís that?

Saul Rubinek: Her brother.

Suzanne Lanoue: Itís her brother?

Saul Rubinek: Yeah there was an episode when he was introduced when Claudiaís character was first introduced, it was the fourth episode...

Suzanne Lanoue: Right.

Saul Rubinek: ...of the first season.

Suzanne Lanoue: Oh I didnít recognize him.

Saul Rubinek: That was the guy that was in limbo that she kidnapped Artie to...

Suzanne Lanoue: Oh okay.

Saul Rubinek: ...in revenge for, yes. So itís her brother who...

Suzanne Lanoue: Oh okay.

Saul Rubinek: ...worked at CERN and eventually you know, left CERN and heís become a kind of recurring character.

Suzanne Lanoue: Oh I did not recognize him.

Saul Rubinek: The role of the family which got left. Yeah. Thatís who that is.

Suzanne Lanoue: Okay well thanks for telling me that because I was just going to ask why Pete wasnít with her doing this but yeah that makes more sense actually.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah.

Suzanne Lanoue: Okay. Well are we going to get to see you think Kate Logan come back?

Saul Rubinek: What do you think Eddie?

Eddie McClintock: I would say the chances of Kate Logan coming back are almost definite. You know Tia was so great to have around and she, I know she is interested in coming back, I think she had a good time on the show and I think we would all love to see her come back because sheís just a joy to be around for me.

Saul Rubinek: Weíve created, or at least the writers/producers have created a kind of a rep company of wonderful actors including the people weíve talked about and Lindsay and Rene Auberjonois and wonderful actors.

And with the success of the show it becomes just easier once people know what the show is and they like it then itís easier, it becomes easier for people to be attracted to the show and to make time to do it and so thatís really good for us, itís one of the benefits of being the number one show on this network and we get great people to work with. So weíre hoping that thatís an extended family on Warehouse 13...

Suzanne Lanoue: Yeah.

Saul Rubinek: ...because weíve only, thereís only four of us that are regulars on the show and we depend on great people to work with and theyíve been coming in droves. Weíve been very lucky.

Eddie McClintock: Apparently Johnny Depp...

Suzanne Lanoue: Oh yeah you have great...

Saul Rubinek: Whatíd you say Eddie?

Eddie McClintock: Apparently Johnny Depp has expressed someÖ

Woman: Oh my gosh.

Eddie McClintock: ...interested.

Saul Rubinek: Though were not in Bulgaria and although heís not actually drinking potato vodka he probably should be.

Eddie McClintock: Help me.

Suzanne Lanoue: Maybe itís something in the water.

Saul Rubinek: Itís just Eddie, you know, thatís the way, I mean the, these tedisms come out.

Eddie McClintock: Poor Saul has to endure me.

Saul Rubinek: Well he throws out ten bad ones and then one lands. See normally heís got an editor but he doesnít today so weíre getting it all.

Eddie McClintock: Tell him to de-moan.

Suzanne Lanoue: Unedited, uncensored.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah uncensored Eddie is actually the name of a new horror film that Syfyís going to be, he thinks itís called Boogeyman but not really.

Suzanne Lanoue: Be a great extra for the DVD.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah. Uncensored Eddie.

Suzanne Lanoue: Just give him a video camera and let him go.

Saul Rubinek: No. Theyíre trying to sell these DVDs remember.

Eddie McClintock: Yeah.

Suzanne Lanoue: So, well weíve talked about the holidays, what about New Years, do you guys have any New Years resolutions that youíre thinking about?

Saul Rubinek: Resolutions. Oh my god. Iím trying not to make them anymore. All they do is depress me. Iím going to lose weight, Iím going to lose weight. Iíve been thinking...

Suzanne Lanoue: You say it now itís, if you say it now itís out there, all of us have heard it so you have to stick to it.

Saul Rubinek: Now I do? Okay. Okay. Artieís going to lose weight but I didnít say how much weight, could be ounces.

Suzanne Lanoue: Okay.

Eddie McClintock: Iím going to try and be nicer to Saul.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah. This is not time, you know. Do you actually ever have a New Years resolution, do you ever do that Eddie?

Eddie McClintock: Not really no.

Saul Rubinek: See I told you, I knew Iíd get the truth out of him, not really.

Suzanne Lanoue: No.

Saul Rubinek: There you go.

Suzanne Lanoue: Well I guess...

Eddie McClintock: New Years.

Suzanne Lanoue: I was going to ask, but Mykaís not in the episode right, so I was going to ask you if there was going to be any mistletoe, the thing for Pete and Myka, anyone else?

Saul Rubinek: Myka is in the episode because the holiday episode is a stand-alone episode that has nothing to do...

Suzanne Lanoue: Oh okay. Iím sorry.

Saul Rubinek: ...with the way the season. Yeah you havenít seen it yet. So she is in the episode and it really is kind of call it the long lost episode as if it happened the Christmas before and so it isnít related to any of the story arcs that, and you know, that...

Suzanne Lanoue: Okay. So will there be any...

Saul Rubinek: ...have happened.

Suzanne Lanoue: ...mistletoe, in fact, oh there is, yes there is, I forgot.

Eddie McClintock: Thereís a little...

Saul Rubinek: Well I forgot, somebody had asked if we had any special artifacts there are quite a few actually. Now that I remember there are quite a few being used, thereís one really special artifact, Christmas artifact and then there are quite a few others of which maybe mistletoe is one. There you go.

Suzanne Lanoue: All right. Well thatís very, good fact out of you, thatís good.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah.

Eddie McClintock: Warehouse 13 explores a little guy on guy.

Saul Rubinek: Eddie, Eddie, Eddie.

Suzanne Lanoue: So Pete and Artie are going to be kissing under the mistletoe.

Saul Rubinek: Eddie zip it. Eddie.

Eddie McClintock: Come on. Come on Saul.

Saul Rubinek: Oh man. And heís actually got a script that heís willing to give you Iím sure.

Suzanne Lanoue: Just text it to me all right.

Saul Rubinek: All you have to do is ask him, heíll tweet the whole script.

Suzanne Lanoue: What about Pete and Valda. I think that would be a good thing that weíd see.

Saul Rubinek: I mean yeah, no thatís an after 1:00 am episode. Yeah. So you donít...

Suzanne Lanoue: I think five Web sites just sprung up Pete loves Valda.

Saul Rubinek: Valda, yeah. There you go. Thanks for that though, for our family show trying to sell our holiday family show now images of Pete and Valda are in my head, excellent. Thank you for that.

Suzanne Lanoue: Thereís a bunch of fan picked out there already Iím sure.

Saul Rubinek: Yes. And theyíre very healthy fan based material.

Suzanne Lanoue: Well just one last question. Eddie are you going to be back in the states in time for the holidays with your family or are you going to be just stuck out there in Bulgaria?

Eddie McClintock: Well let me just restate for the record that Iím, I love, Iím having a great time here in Bulgaria doing this, Iím doing a movie for Syfy but I will be back on the 19th. We come back and then weíre going to jump in the car and drive six hours to Scottsdale after our 17-hour flight from Bulgaria. So yeah.

Saul Rubinek: Well planned.

Eddie McClintock: Yes. Lots of traveling. Actually weíll have our (soup)Ö

Suzanne Lanoue: All right. Well you have a good time.

Saul Rubinek: Thanks. Good holidays to you.

Suzanne Lanoue: All right.

Eddie McClintock: Thank you.

Suzanne Lanoue: You too both. Thank you.

Saul Rubinek: Bye.

Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Adam Harris with SpoilerTV. Please proceed with your question.

Adam Harris: Hi guys.

Saul Rubinek: Adam.

Eddie McClintock: Hey Adam.

Saul Rubinek: SpoilerTV. Excellent. How are you.

Adam Harris: All right. Yeah. Good. Nice to meet you. How are you?

Saul Rubinek: Good. Weíre good.

Eddie McClintock: Hey man.

Adam Harris: Good, good, good. I have a few questions sort of revolving around Warehouse 13 and my first is youíd said earlier that you saw yourselves in the role when you know in the writing and in the acting of it.

And so I was wondering if you could use your foresight to perhaps say where you think Season Three might be going or with Pete obviously Mykaís quitted and Kellyís left him so where do you think Pete is going to go and where do you Artieís going in Season Three?

Saul Rubinek: You know we, go ahead.

Eddie McClintock: Go ahead.

Saul Rubinek: Weíve been told some stuff so I canít tell you. If I havenít been told anything I couldíve started guessing. Now I feel if I pretend to guess stuff Iím going to lead you away from what I actually know is going to happen and weíre not, and youíre called SpoilerTV so...

Adam Harris: So you know whatís going to happen.

Saul Rubinek: I know some of the stuff thatís going to happen, they donít tell you that stuff because of your addiction to tweeting so we keep a lot of things from you Eddie, a lot of things. So I canít tell you actually and because then Eddie would know and then if Eddie knows the world will know so thatís...

Eddie McClintock: My best friend used to call me the town crier.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah and all the rest, yes he cries and the rest of us weep. Hereís whatís really going on is that theyíre going to have to deal one way or another with the fact that Myka has left the warehouse and try to figure out what to do about that so obviously thatís going to be dealt with.

And the other thing is youíve got a show that people like, the audiences have liked it, itís a hit show for them, theyíre going to continue doing what theyíve been doing, but that said you know weíve had unpredictable shows. Weíve had two unpredictable seasons.

Weíve had villains who are not painted with just one color. Theyíve been wonderful, Jaime Murray and Roger Rees have played multi-faceted characters, great actors and the writing has matched their inclusion in the show.

So giving them a lot to work with and I suspect that thatís going to be something that will continue, giving an audience the unexpected and continuing that family feeling that weíve got on the show and that people care about us.

As far as the particular adventures are concerned and what the arcs are theyíre, thatís going to be stuff thatís going to be revealed probably starting with the first episode youíll start to get a feel for where thatís going to go.

And we love the fact that our fans guess and make, look we like the fact that our fans are critical as well. If theyíre involved in the show and there are things that they donít like they talk to each other. A lot of people read what they like and what they donít like and itís a new universe, as Eddie said a few interviews ago. Itís a brand new universe. We have an interactive television audience thatís never existed this way before.

Adam Harris: Yeah definitely.

Saul Rubinek: I mean itís really by leaps and bounds so itís going to be a new media. I just read for example there was some kind of press release recently that said there was going to be a comic book of Warehouse 13.

Iím hoping that eventually thereíll be a really good game, that thereíll be webisodes dealing not necessarily even with our characters, that the universe of this show can expand on a lot of levels because itís 3,000 years old this warehouse and been doing things for a long time.

A lot of great stories can be told in different ways so I think that the modern term for this is called transmedia.

Adam Harris: Yeah.

Saul Rubinek: So itís not just social networking sites, itís gaming sites, itís comic books, itís webisodes, itís shows, itís documentaries about the show, itís the reality shows that are based on the fact. There is a kind of reality show already that Syfy is doing that has to do with artifacts.

And so what Iím hoping is rather than to talk about just what our characters are doing and what arcs are going to happen and what adventures were going to happen. What Iím hoping happens is the show continues and if the fans keep us on the air, because thatís whatís going to keep us on the air more than anything else, is that the show deepens its platforms and that there is many more ways to explore the life of Warehouse 13, its history and its adventures rather than not just on the show but in many other ways.

And I think that the people at Syfy and at NBC Universal are thinking along those lines. And the fans, Eddie and I have been, Eddie had been to a few more conventions than I have but Iíve been to two or three and Iím amazed by how bright, how involved the fans are and they can tell in a way that they never have before in any other decade how interactive and how important their contribution, what they think gets listened to.

Adam Harris: Yeah. I mean on our Web site definitely the general consensus is that the best aspect of the show is that it manages to mix the story of the week, stand alone episodes really, really well with the bigger mythology and I think thatís probably one of the big pluses youíve got because there so many different ways that the show can go in future seasons.

Saul Rubinek: And yeah, and the louder the fans are about what they like the more weíll listen to them.

Adam Harris: Good. I just have another question about Judd Hirsch joining for the Christmas episode, and heís obviously a very important person in Artieís life and during the show we see he sort of tends to shy away from any personal relationships, heís quite secretive. So was it really exciting for you to get to explore a relationship with a family member and what can you...

Saul Rubinek: Yeah.

Adam Harris: ...tell us about Artieís relationship with his father?

Saul Rubinek: Well it was a long lost relationship, I mean over 25 years of estrangement for both the bitterness on both sides and the show deals with a little bit of that, it doesnít explore it too deeply but it puts them together in a way that they would neither of them have expected.

But as I said to another interviewer before, yes Artie shies away from personal relationships, people that heís hired to be agents like Pete and Myka have been killed or disappeared or been in limbo or god knows what kind of places theyíve gone to if they havenít taken things seriously enough.

And the dangers of working in a place like that are mammoth and as a result heís afraid of losing people, somebody who hasnít got a partner and doesnít have children and doesnít even have a, a cat or a dog. Heís learned to isolate himself for three decades or more.

Adam Harris: Yeah.

Saul Rubinek: And a personal relationship is just fraught with the possibility of loss, abandonment and death. Those are very dark things to live with when you have the responsibility that he has. And thatís whatís most fun about the character for me to play with is that thereís a line of madness that deals with that kind of isolation, that kind of monomania, that kind of obsessiveness thatís really fun to bring out just in parts.

Weíre not doing a show like Fringe, as good as Fringe is, weíre not doing a really dark show where those qualities would come out so much, itís what allows Eddie as Eddieís really a wonderfully, spontaneous performer and really, and because if he does do that he has that kind of wonderful ability to throw himself humorously into situations no matter whatís going on.

Adam Harris: Yeah.

Saul Rubinek: It encourages that side of the show and so for all of us actually thatís a really, really good thing I would say led by Eddie. And itís encouraged by the writing and by all aspects of the show.

That said thereís I think Artie represents a darker side to that. But then thereís, as you can see from the show, Eddie has been really great when some of the darker stuff has played. Heís had two or three episodes in two years where really dark sides of his character have come out and itís been some of his best work and I know heís really proud of it and deservedly.

Eddie McClintock: Thank you.

Adam Harris: Yeah.

Saul Rubinek: And Artie has very like moments so weíre a little unpredictable and I think thereíll be more of the same, donít you think Eddie?

Eddie McClintock: Yeah. One of the things I really love about the show is its unpredictability and being able to open up the script every week and go wow, this is what weíre doing, this is where weíre going, I mean itís that kind of spontaneity that I think really for me keeps me energized in regards to what can be a pretty tedious, grueling 15 hours a day, five days a week, you know 2,000 miles away from my family type schedule.

So the writers have created this world and itís really exciting to be able to go there from week to week when weíre shooting.

Adam Harris: Yep. So just one very quick last question, well itís more a just like a, if you had to do a one sentence statement about the episode coming up on December the 7th like a one sentence teaser to get everyone to watch the show what would you both say?

Saul Rubinek: Itís, as magical as Warehouse 13 stories are this one has extra spice.

Adam Harris: Thank you very much. And Eddie?

Eddie McClintock: Mine would be watch this weekís stand alone Christmas episode of Warehouse 13 and win a chance at a million dollars.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah great Eddie. Good. Please donít publish that in any way, okay. Please. This is Eddie in you know, in Eastern Europe.

Adam Harris: And drinking his potato vodka or whatever heís.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah. Potato vodka. Yeah. Thereíll be, for as many people that donít believe it thereíll be people that do.

Adam Harris: Well thank you very much and both of you have great holidays and it was great to speak to you.

Saul Rubinek: You too.

Eddie McClintock: Good to talk to you.

Adam Harris: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Joseph Dilworth with Pop Culture Zoo. Please proceed with your question.

Joseph Dilworth: Hey guys. How are you doing?

Saul Rubinek: Hey Joe.

Eddie McClintock: Whatís up Joe?

Joe Dilworth: First of all I have to say best conference call ever.

Saul Rubinek: Really? Oh good.

Joe Dilworth: Oh yeah you guys have been great.

Saul Rubinek: Okay cool.

Eddie McClintock: Like TiVo and Twitter stuff.

Joe Dilworth: My first question is, yeah exactly. My first question is considering that you, you know you shot this in probably this summer in Toronto how hard did you find it trying to get into the holiday spirit that early in the year?

Saul Rubinek: You know thereís an old joke about doing winter in summer. The writers on MASH used to get, years ago used to like getting comments from actors and they used to get all kinds of notes.

But then sometimes, this is a story Alan Alda told me, that sometimes you know one actor would say well heís getting changes, maybe I should get changes and sometimes when they got too many changes the writers would write a winter episode shot in 102 degree Calabasas desert where theyíd be around a barrel filled with fire wearing parkas, you know.

So theyíd be shooting this in 102-degree weather and that was the way they would get back at the actors. It was tough, we were hot, it was August and it was (unintelligible) turn into winter and covered in whatever they called, whatever that snow was, I think thatís probably why they set part of the episode in Los Angeles so that they could at least get outside and do summer looking Christmas but.

Eddie McClintock: Yeah the snowball that Myka throws at Pete...

Saul Rubinek: Yeah what was that?

Eddie McClintock: ... it hits me in the back of the head and then it kind of fell down into my shirt and it was this gooey, the glyceriney like conglomeration of like goo. It was like a ball of goo.

Saul Rubinek: Excellent. A snotball.

Eddie McClintock: A snowy snotball if you will, but I remember Jack Kenny, the exec producer when we were, because he also directed that episode as Saul had said earlier and he was like you guys to production make sure that these...

Saul Rubinek: Oh yeah.

Eddie McClintock: ...stages are air conditioned and he forced production to go and rent like two or three extra...

Saul Rubinek: Mammothís, yeah thatís right.

Eddie McClintock: ...mammoth ACís so that we werenít just burning up in there. I mean not just for the fact that they wanted the production to look decent but also to keep us comfortable, and that...

Saul Rubinek: Yeah. The good fortune of having a show runner that used to be an actor so he can feel for us sometimes.

Joseph Dilworth: Right.

Eddie McClintock: Weíre not just meat puppets to him, although he may not admit that in public.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah I think one of the favorite things that Jack used to say was that you know, Alfred Hitchcock is misquoted, he never said that actors were cattle. He said they should be treated as cattle.

Joseph Dilworth: Right. Well Saul the highlight for me for the episode were the scenes with Judd Hirsch and you guys just nailed it and it seemed like you guys would be father and son. How easy was it to...

Saul Rubinek: Heís too young to be my dad. Heís too young by at least ten years. But they aged him up a little bit you know and he walked a little bit more slowly because heís probably in better shape than I am and so I noticed actually watching the episode that he, itís very subtle what he does with his movements, how he gets up and off a couch, how he sits down. He aged himself in very subtle ways.

When youíre working with great people itís effortless, you show up, youíre in the scene, before you know itís over. Itís very simple.

And Iíve noticed that my friends who are in different professions that are similar where skills are used in front of an audience like especially athletes, that when athletes are working together collaboratively, when a team is working, when you watch a great double play, it just looks easy doesnít it?

Joseph Dilworth: Right.

Saul Rubinek: It looks easy and when it looks easy itís because it is. The years of experience have allowed it to be that way or people like each other and theyíve collaborated well. Of course in acting sometimes youíre watching a movie and you find out later oh my god these people hated each other but those love scenes were so hot, you know.

And thereís the magic of editing and the magic of movies that I guess wouldnít happen in the same way in a double play situation. But...

Joseph Dilworth: Right.

Saul Rubinek: ...all I can say is that it was a joy, it was really a joy, it was very simple. I felt like Iíd worked with him for years. Itís kind of a similar thing happened to Allison and I the very first time we worked together, I felt like weíd worked together for years, even though thereís, you know, 30, 40 years separating us in age.

Joseph Dilworth: Right. Well one last comment, Mrs. Frederic was sorely missed in this episode but I only assume with her ability to get in and out of buildings undetected she was out helping Santa Clause, so.

Saul Rubinek: Perfect. Yes. Excellent. I like that.

Joseph Dilworth: Great episode and looking forward to Season Three. Thank you guys.

Saul Rubinek: Thanks a lot.

Eddie McClintock: Thanks man. Thank you.

Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Ian Cullen with SciFi Pulse. Please proceed with your question.

Ian Cullen: Hey guys. Howíre you doing?

Saul Rubinek: Weíre good.

Eddie McClintock: Hey Ian.



Ian Cullen: Hey. Iíve got a bit of a hypothetical question for you guys. You know before you were talking about what actors you would like to see come on the show so Iím going to (unintelligible) a little bit and ask what classic cartoon character would you like to come on the show and how do you think thatíd play out?

Saul Rubinek: Wow what classic cartoon character would work well on Warehouse 13? What an interesting question. You know, I always try to think of what would be the least likely not the most likely cartoon character, so rather than any of the superhero characters or any of those characters would seem to fit into our universe, what occurs to me immediately is those Tubby and Nancy comics and you know...

Eddie McClintock: What?

Saul Rubinek: ...or Peanuts characters.

Eddie McClintock: Tubby and Nancy?

Saul Rubinek: Yeah donít you, thatís before your time. Thereís, well Peanuts characters would be awesome on our show because itís so un-Warehouse, it says nothing to do with our universe whatsoever. But to have...

Eddie McClintock: How about Archie and Jugghead.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah. To see, well actually Jugghead is probably, that hat is probably an artifact you know.

Eddie McClintock: My god thatís a question that, man I donít know.

Saul Rubinek: Well weíre answering it anyhow.

Eddie McClintock: Iíve just got Wylie Coyote was pitched to me on here on Twitter from Tvismypacifier, so that would be a good one.

Ian Cullen: Thatíd be cool. You know what about Daffy Duck?

Saul Rubinek: Yeah Daffy Duck, excellent, because heíd probably take over from Artie and start running the warehouse and thatís what he would do immediately, weíd have to get Elmer Fudd in there to shoot him and there would be a big mess, thereíd be animal rights people, itíd be terrible.

Ian Cullen: Yeah thatíd be fun. One of my favorite episodes from Season Two was the one involving the artifact from the comic book. Now if either of you two, you know have super powers or could have some sort of super power what would it be and how do you think youíd use it?

Saul Rubinek: The idea of having super powers itís like, the expression a busmanís holiday, itís like a bus driver who goes on vacation but itís ending up on a bus going on vacation. Itís like bringing coals to New Castle.

Having super powers is kind of like the daily life of Artie. Heís got these artifacts that when you use them actually do approximate having super powers and all he knows about super powers is that all they do is they have to be cataloged, they have to be neutralized, they can really destroy peopleís lives. In fact they can be dangerous to the planet and so he doesnít fantasize about that, doesnít fantasize about having super powers.

What he fantasizes about is not having to deal with any of these things, have a life of normalcy where cause and effect have logical and natural order. You know what Iím saying? For anything to do with super powers itís not in his, his everyday life is doing that.

If he could really have them, if he could create anything that would have a super power it would be that these things didnít exist, that there were not such thing as artifacts that could be imbued with these powers that were deadly and insane, and that there was no need for a world where Warehouse 13, where all these 13 warehouses had to exist in order to protect humanity from itself and from the things that theyíve done and so thatís my answer.

Ian Cullen: And what about you Eddie?

Eddie McClintock: If I had super powers it would be the ability to get my sons to go to bed before 11:00 at night every night.

Ian Cullen: Thatís a great one. And one final question.

Eddie McClintock: Yes.

Ian Cullen: One final question for Saul. Youíve been doing a movie called The Suspect at St. Markís Place. Could you tell maybe a little about it please?

Saul Rubinek: No. Itís on IMDb as a movie that I have been doing, itís not been shot. I think theyíre still trying to get their financing. So that IMDb quote is put up, you know Iím not in control of what IMDb puts up there. So that movie no, has not been done yet. I hope it is done and I canít talk too much about it until itís actually you know, ready to go so. Sorry about that.

Ian Cullen: Sounds like IMDb getting it wrong again.

Saul Rubinek: I donít know if theyíve got it wrong, theyíve put up stuff and what do they say about it, they say that itís in production?

Ian Cullen: Yeah. Said itís in production and the comment says here is that itís set in 1919 New York City against a backdrop of a group of young men to have a safe tested and one is befriended by a notorious (unintelligible) family.

Saul Rubinek: Thatís very funny. No the most recent film that Iíve done is Barneyís Version with Paul Giamatti and Minnie Driver and Dustin Hoffman thatís going to be released in the theaters generally in January. I think theyíre doing a pre-Oscar qualification in December in New York and Los Angeles. But thatís the most recent film that Iíve done thatís coming out.

Ian Cullen: Okay guys. Well thanks for the time and answering my questions. Loving the show.

Saul Rubinek: Sure.

Ian Cullen: Iíve not missed an episode and I hope you all have a happy holiday, great holidays.

Eddie McClintock: You too man. Take care. Thanks.

Saul Rubinek: Thank you so much.

Ian Cullen: Will do.

Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Lance Carter with Daily Actor. Please proceed with your question.

Lance Carter: Hey guys.

Saul Rubinek: Hello. How are you?

Eddie McClintock: Hey man.

Lance Carter: Iím well. Now you guys prefer working on a film where youíre creating a character for a couple months or when youíre doing a show like where you guys said earlier basically playing yourself?

Saul Rubinek: Thatís a really good question. After all these years I can tell you it depends on so many things and on what the people are like and whether youíve got a great script. It really can be a nightmare doing a television series where youíre locked into something with people that you have trouble with.

And Iíd have friends whoíve been on series where you know the show runners and the writing staff and itís all been, thereíve been tremendous insecurity from the network and so things change constantly, everybodyís nervous about how much money theyíre spending, trying to get an audience.

Iíve never been in a show thatís been the number one show of a network and Iíve never been on a show ever thatís had this kind of support from a network and a studio and had such a happy experience. So thereís nothing really in all the 40 years that Iíve been working that can compare to doing this show. I can say that without any qualms, itís really a joy from beginning to end.

Of course we all like doing different things. We like variety and we are getting a lot of variety on this show. The character isnít stuck in one area. So it really depends, Iíve done radio and theater, Iím trying to do more theater now because itís a completely different joy that happens as an actor, as you know.

But yeah, the show is offering all of us a lot of opportunity for versatility.

Lance Carter: Yeah. And what about you Eddie?

Eddie McClintock: Well I mean the closest thing Iíve ever come to doing a film was I played Lauren Deenís hands.

Saul Rubinek: (Unintelligible) heís doing with his hands now.

Eddie McClintock: In Lawrence Kasdanís Mumford.

Lance Carter: Youíre doing a film now though.

Eddie McClintock: Yeah. I mean itís a TV movie so I think itís a little different, you know. But Iím not, I canít really remember what the question was exactly (unintelligible).

Lance Carter: (Unintelligible) and my last question is whatís your advice to actors?

Saul Rubinek: About what?

Lance Carter: Just in terms of you know, somebody wants to come to L.A. and give a go at it?

Saul Rubinek: Hereís one piece of advice, donít listen to anybody giving you advice. Thereíd be one thing to not do. You know if you can be advised away from doing acting you probably donít belong there, you know. Itís a terribly difficult thing to choose, itís kind of got to choose you.

Eddie McClintock: I can say that I can just speak from my experience, and Iíve had a lot of young people from back in Ohio where Iím from who have asked me what they should do. And I mean I donít know what they should do but I can tell them what I did.

And that was I got into, I started taking class here or in L.A. because you know itís, the business itself is so cold. I mean not to be too trite but itís a cold, cold business and when youíre in class for me, it becomes a bit of an extended family because youíre probably from, youíre probably not from L.A. when you get there.

So you learn, you develop a support system in class and itís a great way to meet people and do showcases and I met my manager through my acting class and a lot of people that I know that are still working I met through class.

So that was probably the most important thing for me is I got in class with a good, reputable acting coach and I studied and studied and studied and worked really hard to feel that I had, that I was qualified to actually walk into a room and call myself an actor so.

Lance Carter: Cool. Thanks guys. Appreciate it.

Saul Rubinek: Sure.

Eddie McClintock: Thanks.

Gary Morgenstein: Yeah. We have time for one more question.

Saul Rubinek: Okay.

Operator: And our question is a follow-up question from the line of Jamie Ruby with Scifivision.com. Please proceed with your question.

Saul Rubinek: Hey Jamie.

Jamie Ruby: Hello again. Iíll make it quick.

Eddie McClintock: Hi.

Jamie Ruby: Can, you both I know Saul you have a little bit already, but can you both talk about your movies that are coming up?

Eddie McClintock: Sure. I guess Iíll start. Iím doing a TV, they call it a creature feature here on Syfy and itís called The Legend of the Boogeyman and itís really, itís really a lot of fun, SyFy has been really, really good to me and they want me to kind of bring my comedy to what otherwise would be a kind of a horror film kind of creature feature.

And again I think itís kind of like my all time favorite, one of my all time favorite movies is Evil Dead 2 and the reason being is Bruce Campbell was so brilliant in his ability to inject comedy into what was just a very well done Sam Raimi horror film and the only reason I reference that is because if we can do anything thatís even close to that, that would be my dream.

So young Emma Sams is in the movie with me, you remember Emma Sams from Dynasty and she was also on General Hospital back when Luke and Laura were getting married and she is amazing and Iím in Bulgaria for three weeks and I actually tweeted a picture today from the set.

Jamie Ruby: Yeah I saw that.

Eddie McClintock: And (unintelligible) I said that the film is not about moonbeams and daffodils so itís really kind of a clever story about who the boogeyman actually may be and I play a local cop who stumbles upon this terrible, terrible creature and hopefully I can help save the day.

Jamie Ruby: Awesome. Saul...

Saul Rubinek: Along with, well Barneyís Version is coming out in January. I did another film that Iím hoping is going to get a U.S. release and for anybody who wants to find it itís called Kill Me Please and you can look it up by googling Kill Me Please Belgium movie and take a look at it because I had to go to Belgium last January and did a film where I improvised in French.

Itís a really a very small, independent film, however it won a number of prizes including best film at the Rome Film Festival this year. And itís a really interesting movie about clinics that actually exist in Switzerland where people go to commit suicide, but even though that sounds really somber and bleak itís a very funny black comedy, very funny movie.

So Iím hoping that, I know itís released now in Europe and who knows, it might even be in Bulgaria there Eddie. But it might, but Iím hoping because itís winning prizes and great reviews that itíll come to North America soon. People want to look it up itís called Kill Me Please. They should look that up, itís really funny.

Jamie Ruby: Okay great. Well thank you both of you. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah.

Saul Rubinek: Thanks a lot.

Jamie Ruby: Thanks a lot.

Eddie McClintock: Thank you. Happy Kwanza.

Gary Morgenstein: Thank you all. The Bulgarian authorities have been waiting patiently to their call (unintelligible).

Eddie McClintock: Nice.

Saul Rubinek: To get Eddie off the air, yeah because Eddieís taking up all the bandwidth for the country right now.

Gary Morgenstein: Now youíre in trouble, theyíre going to come looking for you.

Eddie McClintock: Hey. Yeah the producers for the movie have been knocking on my door for the last 20 minutes Iím afraid to open up the door.

Gary Morgenstein: Are you sure itís the producers? Anyway thank you Eddie, Saul thank you so much and thank you all for coming in and talking to them. Remember the holiday episode of Warehouse 13, Tuesday, December 7th at 10:00 and the leader is the holiday episode of our sibling Eureka.

Thank you all. Very happy holiday to everyone. Take care.

Saul Rubinek: Take care Eddie.

Eddie McClintock: Thanks you guys. Thank you.

Saul Rubinek: Goodbye.

Gary Morgenstein: Have a good trip home Eddie.

Eddie McClintock: All right. Saul Iíll talk to you soon pal.

Saul Rubinek: Okay take care.

Eddie McClintock: Love you and Gary thank you and Iíll see you all soon.

Saul Rubinek: Yeah thanks. Bye.

Eddie McClintock: Bye-bye.

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen that does conclude the conference call for today. We thank you for your participation and ask that you please disconnect your line.

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