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Allen Gregory

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Jonah Hill voices the titular precocious youngster in Allen Gregory
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The first job Jonah Hill ever wanted was to write for The Simpsons. ”Usually a kid wants to be a fireman, not a staff writer on a prime-time animated series,” he laughs. Perhaps that precociousness explains how Hill wound up co-creating Allen Gregory, a show about a prepubescent intellectual Hill describes as ”a 7-year-old Truman Capote.” Raised in the lap of luxury, Allen Gregory De Longpre is forced to attend public school after one of his two dads makes bad investments. Hill, who also voices Allen, sums up the show’s fish-out-of-water premise: ”The first day of school he sits down at lunch with his Louis Vuitton picnic basket, pulls out some sushi and a bottle of pinot grigio, and asks the kids if they caught Charlie Rose.” (Oct. 30)

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