Robbin Stone became a topic of internet discourse after appearing as a (brief) co-parent in a child-rearing sim in Nathan Fielder’s little social experiment, The Rehearsal. Now, Stone is participating in that discourse, interacting with fans of the show in a Facebook group, “Nathan for You Businessposting.”
“You can all laugh at me all you want. Enjoy and just know that God always has the last laugh and God is not mocked,” Stone posted Wednesday on the group, named after Fielder’s previous Comedy Central show.
Stone appeared in the second episode of “The Rehearsal,” which follows series creator Fielder as he coaches people through bizarre, big-budget simulations of real-life situations. Stone was embroiled in a six-week child-rearing experiment with a woman named Angela, who tests parenthood with the help of dozens of child actors and a creepy robot baby.
In a video of himself posted to the group late Thursday night, Stone said, “Hey, what’s up with the ‘Nathan for You Businessposting’ group? I heard we have 24,000 members. That’s stupid…keep it up.”
He continued, “I’m in the whip right now, on my way to get mayo [a reference to his episode of ‘The Rehearsal.’] And I’ll probably hit 100.”
In the series, Stone repeatedly mentions crashing his Scion tC at 100 mph – and finding himself “upright”.
While Stone has been the target of many jokes online, he seems to take it easy and respond to comments on the Facebook group.
“Are you using mayonnaise? Or are you just trying mayo?” a member of the Facebook group wrote, to which Stone replied, “Shh, don’t blow my cover though [of course] I can’t get it wrong. It has to go just right and it will not be a coincidence.”
“Got your plates yet?” reads another comment, to which Stone responded, “How many times do I have to make it clear I don’t need them? I mean honestly. Gosh,” alluding to a much-quoted line in The Rehearsal in which he assures Fielder that you don’t need a license plate to drive a car.
On July 27, Stone donated a handful of photos to the Facebook group of him snuggling up with Angela, with whom he says he still keeps in touch despite leaving her experiment on the first night.
Stone shared his experience on the show in an interview with Vice, saying he wasn’t entirely happy with how he was portrayed in The Rehearsal.
“I think they really changed my personality,” Stone said. “The performance just aims to make me look bad.”
While he and Angela bonded strongly over shared religious beliefs, Stone told Vice he wished the series would show more of that.
“I know I spoke a lot more about Jesus than they showed,” he said. “Like mine and Angela’s conversation at MacGyver Park, we rebounded and really shared a lot of similarities with Christ.”
Still, he said he “didn’t do or say anything differently,” including disclosing his intention to sleep with Angela after she told him she was celibate.
“I could only say it. I mean, I’m very good with women,” he said. “I could just tell that she had such a crush on me. That’s why I said that in the first place.”
https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/the-rehearsal-nathan-fielder-robbin-reacts-1235334741/ The Rehearsal: Robbin reacts to appearance on The Nathan Fielder Show