‘It was like being in general population at a jail with all these men with dollar bills in their pocket and no where to go.’
We’re talking about the American tradition that is the bachelor party – ‘stag do’ to you and I – with Mike & Molly’s Reno Wilson. But he isn’t describing the recent episode in the sitcom; he’s talking about the striking similarity of it to his own bachelor party.
‘The groom is always like ‘I just want to stay home or do whatever’ and they’re like nah we gotta go out!’
‘When I was getting married I just wanted to have a little gathering with my friends and they wanted to go to the strip club. They had this elaborate plan. It was at a friend’s house and they invited these strippers over and they never showed up!’
…cue the awkward image of a jailhouse…
‘After that didn’t work they said OK we’ll take you to a strip club…and then they wanted to buy me a lap dance, so I said ‘alright fine’, but the girl comes over and she looks like my niece.
‘I said I’m out of here and that’s the last time I ever went into a strip club. Never again.’
So familiar strippers aside what does the future hold for the third series of Mike & Molly Season 3 then now the pair will have truly settled down? A baby?
‘Wouldn’t that be fantastic?! I’d love to see Carl and Christina babysitting, trying to change some big ass baby diapers!’
For now though, all we can do is muse as not even the actors know what creator Mark Roberts has in store for their characters…
‘We get the script the night before. Literally they give us no indication about what’s coming. I think Mark Roberts knows what’s going to happen but he doesn’t want us to know. Ain’t that something?’
Wouldn’t that make it harder to perform on the night though?
‘Oh no it’s fantastic because it keeps us in the moment, keeps us present, we’re not thinking about where we’re going, we’re just thinking about where we’re at.’
Compared to the other two main Chuck Lorre-helmed US comedies Reno says he hopes for a nice long run:
‘You know we’re sandwiched between The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men so hopefully some of that will rub off on us.
‘But I have to tell you it’s the best set in town because there’s real love between all of us and we’re grown folks on the show. We’ve got buy cialis families, we’re parents and I think everybody’s had shows, has had disappointments, ups and downs, and it’s the most thankful, appreciative and grateful set I’ve ever been on – it’s a great vibe.’
Makes you just want to go and give him a big hug doesn’t it? But I couldn’t. He was on the other end of a phone.
Watch Reno assume his best man duties Monday from 9pm in the double bill season 2 finale of Mike & Molly only on Comedy Central.