"I got to have a lot of say about what I wore and how she presented herself…It looks like they dressed me from, like, a 1950s husky boys section of a Sears catalog.
I look like a husky boy, like a 12-year-old, which I kind of love." and being transported back to the world of the 1950s has only reinforced some of Borstein's beliefs about gender."I've learned that a lot has changed and yet nothing has changed.
Our anatomy's different, our DNA is different...we're a different creature. It's trying to bridge—to connect the two islands perfectly is what we have to learn how to do.", playing these women who are not a typical sitcom mom, or a typical thing you'd see. "She's three-dimensional, she's interesting, she's different, she's not just a sidekick with a wisecrack.
She's not the fat girl…it's not about getting a guy, or why don't guys like me, it's so refreshingly different and real and fun.
Swan; her other recurring characters included Eracist Anne, "Stick Chick" Echo, singer Jasmine Wayne-Wayne, child prodigy Karen Goddard, lounge singer Shaunda, News at Six outside-the-studio reporter Sue Napersville, and Cordo the GAP troll.
When Seth Green made recurring appearances on the show as mean boss Mr.
Brightling, Borstein would play his mother, Mama Brightling.