Not surprisingly, Robbin Stone has some issues with the way he was portrayed on “The Rehearsal,” and believes that the show’s producers chose to only highlight his most “douchey” qualities. “The portrayal is just completely aimed at making me look bad,” he said. Somewhat surprisingly, however, he also claims he wouldn’t behave differently if he had it all to do over again (a type of do-over which, incidentally, is one of the core motifs of “The Rehearsal”).
Stone wishes “The Rehearsal” had included more of his discussions about religion, “like mine and Angela’s conversation at the MacGyver Park, [where] we were bouncing off each other, really sharing a lot of similarities with Christ.” He also says that he’s still close with Angela, the woman with whom he (briefly) raised a pretend child before abandoning her in the middle of the night. In fact, he claims that the two believe they’re “meant to be together,” although unnamed obstacles are currently getting in the way.
Robbin Stone’s viral fame is far from the first time that a Nathan Fielder project has generated some real-life headlines. In 2014, a “Nathan for You” bit involving a “Dumb Starbucks” received some baffled local coverage in Los Angeles before it became known that the whole thing was simply a gag for a Comedy Central show.