“I knew it wouldn’t make it past the script stage,” Smith says. “Someone would be like, take it out.”
However, when recording long-time podcast collaborator Ralph Garman as Fisto, Smith couldn’t help but ask him to say the line even if he assumed it wouldn’t make it into the final cut.
“And it made it all the way through!” Smith joyously says. “The flip of the double entendre was just so sweet. It’s something we borrowed from the internet. For years the internet has been taking Fisto and kind of having a good time with him.”
As much as the joke is a cheeky reference to Fisto jokes, Smith also thought the line would add a little levity to a scene that was focused on the world possibly ending. It also spoke to what Smith was trying to do with the series as a whole, making the world of Masters of the Universe feel real despite how silly it can seem on the surface.
“Being able to make the stakes real and make the conservations real, while still playing in a world where you’ve got a talking green cat. That allows you to be able to play and get away with fist jokes,” says Smith.
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