Twelve Thousand Dollars
A number of the performers on Twelve Thousand Dollars had already been performing on indie teams together prior to the creation of the Harold Team. Aubrey Plaza, Craig Rowin, and Joe Spellman performed together in the indie group Sherpa. Jen Bartels and Chris Schell were both members of indie group Machine Wash Tuxedo.
Twelve Thousand Dollars long term coaches were Michael Delaney, Kate Spencer, Will Hines and Porter Mason. It must be noted that soon after Porter Mason began coaching Twelve Thousand Dollars, they were disbanded. It must be noted.
It also must be noted that Will Hines only coached us for a month. That's it. One Month.
A picture of Twelve Thousand Dollars performing on Harold Night was featured in a New York Times article titled "Class Clowns." Unfortunately, the Times cropped Matt Fisher out of the image. ()
Their starter name was Death Molar.
12K, as the were sometimes known, also dabbled with the idea of naming the group "September 12th."
With Kate Spencer at the helm, Twelve Thousand Dollars once did a 45 minute organic that left every member of the team covered with sweat.
They would frequently do Musical Group Games for their 2nd Group Game of the Harold.
Chris Schell Trivia
Chris Schell once did a scene in practice where he labeled someone, "Rowdy Rowdy Dinosaur"
Chris Schell once whipped a horse for a whole rehearsal scene and the second beat.
Chris Schell convinced his mother that Dewey Cox (the titular character of the 2007 film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) was a real singer in the 60's.
During a scene, Chris Schell referred to an internet dating site named, "She Looks For Him."
Chris Schell's dad is a country singer, who won a contest for a Kentucky Fried Chicken radio contest.