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‘Atlanta’ writer shares his favorite lines from season two

The Primetime Emmys are right around the corner, and FX’s “Atlanta” is up for several awards, including outstanding writing for a comedy series. Donald Glover’s younger brother, Stephen Glover, helps write and produce the series and recently talked about the most standout moments from the show.

Stephen and Donald Glover at the season 2 "Atlanta" screening in early March, 2018. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com (Rodney Ho/Radio and TV Talk)

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During an interview with The Hollywood Report, he chatted about season two, specifically highlighting the “Teddy Perkins” episode, where the character Darius goes to pick up a piano from a strange man. 

“That episode was so weird because we were shooting in this mansion,” Stephen Glover said. “It was so creepy and old. Video village was up in the attic of the house, and everybody's being very quiet on set too, because everything creaks and moves — so it was dead silent in there. It felt like we were just shooting live, like we were shooting documentary footage.”

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He also discussed the “Barbershop” episode, where the character Alfred faces a series of obstacles while trying to get his hair cut. One of his favorite lines of dialogue is in the opening scene. 

“Alfred thinks he's talking to him but he's on the phone, then Bibby is talking to him — he can't tell because he has a bluetooth phone,” Stephen Glover said. “Alfred is like, ‘I have somewhere to be,’ and Bibby's like, ‘What are you hanging around for, don't you have somewhere to be?’ and Al's like, ‘Yes! I already told you that!’ It's very Atlanta and very specific to my life.”

Want to learn more about Stephen Glover’s experience on the show? Read the full interview here

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Najja Parker is a writer and online content producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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