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Larry King NowJun 27 '16

Stars of Bravo’s hit comedy series 'Odd Mom Out' Jill Kargman and Abby Elliott keep Larry King laughing as they dish on competitive New York 'momzillas,' their success in comedy, and why Donald Trump’s candidacy for president baffles them.Plus, Abby reveals to Larry why she decided to leave 'Saturday Night Live' after four years on the iconic sketch show.


*Posted Online on Ora.TV on June 27th 2016:

"It's kind of this particular milieu of stay-at-home moms who had all of this ambition and drive and then kind of funnel all of it into the fetuses, it's not really about parenting per se, it's about keeping up and it's a typical New York thing about keeping up with the Rockefellers versus the Joneses." — Jill Kargman on Upper East Side stay-at-home moms.

Jill Kargman: "I think a lot of these women on the Upper East Side have these hedge fund husbands who are kind of masters of the universe and they want to keep their wives occupied while they bone the secretary, and so they give their wives money to start a jewelry line or a handbag company, so every day I get another invitation for a trunk show at the Carlyle or the Mark where these women are hawking $20,000 bags made from one alligator hide. So we knew we wanted Brooke to go back to work, so we thought that would be funny, and then the twist is like people are actually buying them that aren't... normally it's a cottage industry where all these rich bitches just buy each other's crap."

Abby Elliott: "And the husbands are a little like here go do something with this money."

— Abby Elliott and Jill Kargman on the inspiration for Elliot’s character Brooke.

"I just think there's a particular breed. I have three children and I was home with them for 11 years and [the moms are] just very type A and competitive. And the irony of calling them stay-at-home moms is that they have like four nannies for four kids, they're not doing anything except buying the clothes." — Jill Kargman on the term “momzilla” and how she defines that type of stay-at-home mom.

'I didn't pitch it to any other networks, I developed it with Bravo. I met with Andy Cohen when he was the head of production...and he wanted to work together, maybe in a reality sphere and I didn't want a camera up my butt, I'm just not into reality. I have enough reality, I like fantasy." — Jill Kargman on developing her show “Odd Mom Out” with Bravo.

"I think there's a type of woman who's all about the perfect christmas card. It's all about projecting perfection and the kids hair, and they have their lederhosen, and all crazy outfits, and it's really just to make you think that they have the perfect life." — Jill Kargman on wealthy moms.

"I grew up in the excess of the 80's in private school New York, so I had friends with private jets and all these Gordon Gekko type kids, so I never felt poor, but I definitely saw a lot of the excess and I felt like I became kind of a social observer of the extremely wealthy with their trappings."— Jill Kargman on how her childhood inspired her show “Odd Mom Out”.

"My parents never pushed me into acting but I always wanted to do it, in fact they kind of discouraged me from doing it professionally until I was about 18. I really wanted to do it, all I wanted to do was play Annie and they wouldn't let me."— Abby Elliott on growing up with a family in the entertainment industry.

"It's really a version of myself from when I was 28, now I don't give a damn what anyone thinks, I'm 41. But when I was 28 and a new mother, I was very insecure about what I felt was the judgement of everybody about how I was parenting, or bottle feeding, or whatever it was, everyone's giving their two cents. And so it's very alienating and lonely to have these assholes telling you what to do." — Jill Kargman on how her life inspired her character on “Odd Mom Out”.

"Because they are justifying being home, they want perfect children that are an extension of themselves. So they want kids who are preened and get into the right schools and do everything right and they're channeling their lives vicariously through the tots."— Jill Kargman on her experience with wealthy stay-at-home moms.

"A lot of husbands are co-watching it because they walk by and the wives are watching it and they've gotten really into it. And then we're very very big in the gay male community." — Jill Kargman on if she thinks men will watch “Odd Mom Out”.

"I wasn't surprised ‘cause I felt like it was unique in it's own way and I was hopeful. I didn't really care, I have pretty thick skin. I'm older now, I don't live for what the critics say but it was a pleasant surprise." — Jill Kargman on the positive critical reaction to “Odd Mom Out”.

"It's a machine and it's meant to be difficult and sink or swim... I got a lot out of it, I really learned so much. Yeah, you're competing with your peers essentially. So one week you're writing with someone a sketch where you play a similar character and then the next week you're vouching for their airtime."— Abby Elliott on being a cast member on SNL.

"I think there is something about New York comedians, that you know everyone and there's a real community here, you support everyone." — Abby Elliott on the New York comedy community.