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    • Other [adult swim] programs that he enjoys include Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Home Movies and also Tom Goes to the Mayor, which he was creative consultant on for the first season. Dino also never responded to Metalocalypse because it is "too fast and confusing" and that he felt "very old watching it." Also, he doesn't like Robot Chicken because "it is mostly parody, so it holds no interest for [him]."

    • Awards/Nominations:
      1993: Won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program for The Ben Stiller Show.
      1996: Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Variety or Music Program for Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
      1998: Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program for Mr. Show with Bob and David.
      1998: Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for Mr. Show with Bob and David for the song "How High The Mountain."
      1999: Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program for Mr. Show with Bob and David.

    • His favourite Mr. Show sketch that he wrote is 'Young People and Their Companions,' which he co-wrote with Brent Forrester. Dino has said that the sketch was conceived whilst on Acid.

    • During Dino's time on The Ben Stiller Show, he and Ben Stiller did not actually get along, and has said that he did not enjoy his personality.

    • Dino is credited with creating the word "Krunk", the all-purpose cuss word you can say on TV. Primarily made famous from a Madonna interview parody.

    • The middle name of his daughter is 'Tigger'. His wife liked the Winnie the Pooh books while she was pregnant and it became a nickname for their unborn baby.

    • Dino Stamatopoulos' favourite season 1 episode of Moral Orel is "God's Chef." He thought it was the funniest.

  • Quotes

    • Dino: I can't watch TV. I don't have the patience. I need to either be writing, hanging out with my kid, or drinking. I usually combine writing and drinking.

    • (about the genesis of the wheelchair-faerie at the end credits of Moral Orel)
      Dino: Yes, I actually animated that. My Production company is called "Fragical Productions" so the symbol is a faerie with a broken leg on a wheel chair. Get it? Fragile and magical. That word came from a song my daughter made up about me when she was four. She sang: "My daddy is very fragical, please touch him gently." That's her saying "Hello/Goodbye" in the animation.

    • (about his preferred drink)
      Dino: Ketel One Vodka on the rocks, no lime, with a little straw. Once I was at Jay [Johnston]'s house and he asked me what I'd like to drink. I said, "Ketel One Vodka on the rocks, no lime, with a little straw." He shot back: "The only thing I have is the 'no lime.'"

    • (about Ben Stiller)
      Dino: I certainly didn't enjoy his personality. I felt he was a cold, shallow asshole... I think he's relatively funny when he plays an underdog part, but that model character is a piece of shit.

    • Dino: Letterman was a real bummer to work on. Everyone was nice, but the fear of "the big man" trickled down the chilled spine of the show and effected everyone on it in a negative way.

    • Dino: I have nothing against God or Jesus. I think I would have liked Jesus a lot, and I only hope he would have felt the same about me.

    • Dino: Moral Orel is more based on the sitcoms of the 50s and early 60s, like Leave It To Beaver, but I wanted to add in the ingredient of the misinterpretation of religion.

    • Dino: I think most people want things to be convenient. We want to live in a convenient society. What's happening with Christianity now is that it's a religion of convenience, 'we want this to happen so we'll just say God wants us to do this and we'll somehow interpret it in this way.'

    • Dino: I leave it up for others to decide what's offensive. Let the party poopers have that crappy job.

    • (when asked if Tigger is his only daughter)
      Dino: Yeah. Although, I did give sperm for awhile in the 80s so I might have some more.