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The Best “Undeclared” Cameos

The Best “Undeclared” Cameos (photo)

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Tonight at 11 p.m. ET we are unleashing another episode of Judd Apatow’s hilarious and cringe-worthy look at college life, Undeclared. You’ve already met the cast who have become a veritable who’s who of comedy (Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, Amy Poehler), drama (Charlie Hunnam) and music (Loudon Wainwright). But working with Judd Apatow was a huge draw (especially after the critical acclaim of Freaks and Geeks) and a lot of big stars were willing to put in some time as guest stars or cameos on “Undeclared.” Even Freaks and Geeks stars like Samm Levine were willing to stop by the set. But cameos were also handed out to people who were still unknown but destined to become television stars. People like Tom Welling who is Clark Kent and Superman on “Smallville” and Mike White best known for “Chuck & Buck” and “The Amazing Race 14” all showed their pretty faces on campus.

Here are a few of the stars who appeared on “Undeclared”:

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Jenna Fischer is now better known as Pam from the U.S. version of “The Office”, but before she worked at Dunder Mifflin she was a Sorority Girl in “Prototype” …and as Betty in “Sick in the Head”

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Hard rocker Ted Nugent appeared as himself in “Full Bluntal Nugety”

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Adam Sandler stopped by University of North Eastern California. He appeared as himself in “The Assistant”

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Will Ferrell was Dave in “Addicts”, unfortunately not Ron Burgundy

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The star of internet sensation “The Guild”, Felicia Day was on Undeclared as Sheila in “God Visits”

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Freaks and Geeks regular Martin Starr dropped by Judd Apatow’s new gig as Theo in “The Perfect Date”

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In the episode “Eric’s POV”, Ben Stiller appeared as Rex.

Undeclared airs every Friday at 11 p.m. ET

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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