“Bill’s gonna have a cake at the Roast, come up with something funny to write on it.”
This request floated in during filming of Booger Nights. Thus a door was shut, a white board was used, and options for Bill’s cake were discussed.
The heavy favorites were “You’re Fired!” and “Fuck You!” before the “J/K Congrats” was conceived. Then it became about putting the worse thing we could think of to pair with it. Kid Toucher, Gaybo, You Smell, You Stink, Booger Cake, Eat Shit, they all had a shot at various times.
But, as almost always happens, Rapist won out. The copy went to Art Department, and that was seemingly that.
Once we reached the frosting phase, “Rappist: J/K Congats” was written by a flustered Art Department PA in a moment of weakness. There was a small discussion to keep it that way, thinking Jillian would have been responsible for the cake and screwed it up, but Producers weren’t sure it would come across as more than a mistake. So the cake was fixed and lives in one of the episode bumpers forever.
Congats on your 20 years at TelAmeriCorp, Bill. No J/K. Just congats.