Orphan Black- One of the Funniest Panels at SDCC

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Octavio Karbank writes,

As the panel began, you could feel the audience’s nervous energy. Everyone was ready for the show to start and for his or her favorite actors to come on stage. Nobody knew what to expect, but by panel’s end, it was pretty clear those same expectations were blown to high heaven.

Once the cast came on stage, the lights dimmed and a sizzle reel gave us a look back on the incredible series that is Orphan Black. Afterwards, the usual back-and-forth between the host and actors followed, as questions focused on Season Four and the myriad of hijinks that had transpired then. The audience made their sadness known upon once again discovering that Season 5 would be the show’s final season, but much-need brevity quickly replaced the somber emotions as we watched Season 4’s blooper real. Needless to say, the audience had a hoot.

Yet what came next proved to be one of the funniest moments that I can recall while at a San Diego Comic Con panel. Scott Aukerman, the host, first complimented actress Tatiana Maslany on her ability to act out many different roles, which then served as a segue to asking her whether she could do all her characters, one at a time, in different situations. With a cheerful laugh, Tatiana agreed, and proceeded to play off her fellow cast members as the scenarios went as follows:

-Sarah giving Art directions to the nearest Walmart.

-Helena and Alexis discussing appetizer options at a TGI Friday’s.

-Krystal trying to describe to Felix the plot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze.

-And finally, Allison and Donnie at a Donald Trump rally.

Kudos to both her and her fellow actors, as they each took the scenarios and turned them into bellyaching comedy. The whole audience was in an uproar; we couldn’t get enough!

Thankfully, we got more. There was a brief mention of Tatiana’s Emmy nomination, which was received by a standing ovation that lasted at least a good minute.

Scott then proceeded to ask the cast to pitch what they thought might be the final line spoken in Season Five and Kristian Bruun (Donnie) gave the best worst line he could think of, “I guess this truly was a game of clones.”

End scene.