For a whole bunch of rather obvious reasons, awards show broadcasts can never hope to be as entertaining as properly conducted pre-awards show roundtable discussions. So do yourself a favor and bookmark The Hollywood Reporter’s latest such Q&A with Julie Bowen, Jane Lynch, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Martha Plimpton, Christina Applegate, Laura Dern and Zooey Deschanel.
The whole thing is pretty uproarious, complete with embedded video clips. Towards the very end, the group segues – thanks to a question about possible alternate careers – to the Micronesian island nation of Yap:
Plimpton: I would move to that island – I think it’s called Yap – where the only form of currency is a giant round stone that gets moved from house to house. You want a cow? You give the giant round stone to the guy with a cow…
THR: I’m sorry. This is a real place?
Plimpton: Yes, it’s a real place. I would totally find that island and live there.
Louis-Dreyfus: Get that f–ing stone, yeah!
Plimpton: I have no skills and no ability to function in the world. I have to move somewhere. (Laughter.)
Louis-Dreyfus: I’m going with you.
There’s actually more than one rock to the flow of Yap currency. Still, this latest discussion in the sixth year of THR’s Emmy roundtable series ranks as one of the very best.