"Shut the fuck up, you epileptic Picasso painting!" - Uncle Jeff
Episode: Season 6, Episode 9
Mandel: "Credit where credit's due: This came from one of our writers' assistants, Emilia Barrosse. I learned very early on, like, if catering has a good joke, I'm fine with it. I don't care where the comedy comes from. I'm very much a believer in best joke wins. Don't get me wrong, I have a large writer's ego, but I don't have an ego when it comes to, 'It has to be my joke,' which is something I've certainly encountered in Hollywood. All I care about is a great joke. We have a system of submitting alts, which I'll look through blindly during a scene. [Ed. note: Mandel detailed that, after identifying areas in the script that need to be punched up, he sends an email to the writers and writers' assistants asking for alternate jokes.] That was her submission, and it was just perfect.
"One of the funny things we bump into with Jonah in general is, Have we called him that, or have we used those words? Sometimes it's very easy to use variations of cock and penis and what not, so there's something about, in my mind, the notion of Cubism, because Jonah's pieces aren't exactly right -- but in real life. And then making things that much worse with 'epileptic Picasso painting'; it just seems like a truly wonderful insult. It won the day."