A.P. Bio, Mike O’Brien’s high school comedy, returns for its second season next Thursday, March 7. In honor of the new season, we sat down with the cast, crew, and creators of the show for a series of interviews. Today, we chat with Paula Pell—a.k.a. Helen, walking one-liner and assistant to Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt)—about the show, and writing for Saturday Night Live.

Check out our interview with Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, and Jean Villepique here.