When Bush tried to bring up the controversial "g" word (graduation), McHale quickly replied, "We don't talk about that." But he did.
Bush then asked the actor what grade his character was in. "Right now I'm a junior, but we'll see," said McHale. It turns out that McHale had no idea what grade Artie was in until he was given the script.
"We didn't know," he said. "We were all talking to each other, like, who's a senior? And slowly trickled down, who was who. I found out that Jenna was a junior, and I was like, 'Okay, maybe I'm a junior too.' I don't know why. I just reasoned it out that way, but luckily I am. I want to be on it as long as possible. I love it."
McHale also took the time to plead for a love interest. Ever since his romance with Brittany fizzled out in Season 2, Artie has yet to find love. Will junior year be Artie's year to finally get "some lovin'?" Or will he have to wait until senior year?