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"conan obrien" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast

The Michelle Obama Podcast

05:59 min | 6 months ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast

"What you describe in your approach and your marriage, you know just speaks to why we have to learn to cultivate empathy. In people in our children because you need it to be successful in life in relationships because what you were talking about is essentially saying looking at the person you love in the eye and going I have to understand your context. So I can understand where that frustration where that anger where that joy is coming from and then speak to that. You know one of the things it makes me think about is that when you're in a marriage you do. Not Have the luxury of making the person in other you just don't have that luxury because you have to make this work. Yeah. There's the nuclear option of I'm out. Let's get a lawyer but a lot of people do that a lot of people do that. But for the most part, even people that have gone through a divorce have to still see that other person as a person and we've all had really good friends that have done really stupid things. And we've stuck with them because they're our friends and because it's a human being to us whereas if we were just hearing about them on MSNBC or Fox News, we could dismissed them. If, if we wanted to and I think it's just about being really close to someone you don't have that luxury you don't have the luxury of. You have to work it out. You just have to you. One of the reasons why I'm having these conversations about the importance of relationship in defining ourselves is that the core of who we are is built up of all these pieces our relationship with ourself our relationship with our family, our siblings, our spouses, our peers are co workers, you all of that conceptualizes us and gives us substance, but we don't take time to explore that to understand it. To understand how it impacts us. As a comedian you're whole profession requires insight, right? you observe and understand, and then interpret in a funny way what is going on in the world around us And we just can't take that for granted that work has to be done. i. i WanNa thank you Coenen for Oh my God. This is your incite. Yeah. Well, pick and choose the ones you lying and. Throw away the rest but Thank you. Thanks for having me. I had so much fun with Conan. Hopefully you did too. For those of you who are married, maybe you heard something that rang true and for those of you aren't I hope that conversation gave you a sense of what marriage might actually feel like or what you might WanNa be looking for in a partner. But no matter what I hope this conversation gave you a chance to listen not to me in Conan but to yourself to that little voice that tells you if there's something you want to work on or work through with yourself or with your partner, those realizations open you up to journeys that aren't always easy. But. They are always always worth it. So, with that I just went. Thank you for joining me Conan and thank you all for joining me for this part of our journey together. I will talk to you again very soon. Take care. Michelle Obama podcast is a spotify original presented and produced by higher ground audio and collaboration with a slight productions. From Higher Ground Audio Dan Firemen Anna homes, and looked Mohan are executive producers. Today memorable is our editorial assistant. Adam Saks is consulting producer from dust light productions, Michel Yussef is the executive producer. Win, next and Jonathan Shift are the producers additional production support from Mary NAF. Johnson shift is also our engineer. Manica Wilhelm is the archive will producer and transcriber breach Garcia is the dust light editorial assistant Daniel Ac don, Ostrov, and Courtney hold are executive producers for spotify. Special. Thanks to Mackenzie Smith. Joe Paulson Christina Schalke Melissa Winter China Clayton Alex May Carolina other. Morales, and Madan Halima skull. And thanks to Clean Cut Studio Search Party Music Tyler Lechtenberg Dylan Rupert Caroline Lipka Young Creative Agency and Dr on his Aaron our theme music is by Stevie wonder original music by Andy Clawson and Telly Fresco. The song you heard at the beginning of this show is love me right by sister. Thanks for listening to.

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"conan obrien" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast

The Michelle Obama Podcast

03:25 min | 6 months ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast

"The Lebron James Yeah in your life. Yes. The equivalent. So, how did you guys meet? What was your needing love story I part of my job is to go out and shoot remote pieces and so way back in late nineteen, ninety, nine I, shoot a remote at a top advertising agency and I'm just supposed to go into this room and be a wise guy. Now that's unusual exactly and I walk into this room and I'm bringing this up because people can Google Conan meets his wife going meets Liza because cameras are rolling and I walk into this room of eleven people. So we're sitting here with the creative team. For FCB and everyone here is in black, which is I. Guess a New York advertising thing I immediately start talking to her find, and then I'm not even trying to be funny I'm just saying wait. So so where'd you go to school? Oh that's interesting and not even trying to be funny I'm just trying to find out more about this woman and my producers are listening in the next room and they're watching this know like what the efficacy what's he doing? This is what what is it, and then I left the room after this twenty minute conversation with only her. And I said well, I think that went pretty well and there's Nothing, we can use and then and then I said we should probably get everybody's like name and number and my my head writer Mike Sweeney said it's that. It's that blonde woman isn't it and I went no no no, and he said, why would we need their information and I went for editing? Editing, what are you talking about? So. Then we were breaking down the equipment and she walks out and we start talking some more, and then we ended up talking in the lobby and she said everything a woman is not supposed to say leading off with Yeah I saw my my gynecologist recently, and my gynecologist said I need to start having children within the next two to three years if I really want them to be healthy and me rather than being panicked I'm thinking, yes, you should have children your..

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"conan obrien" Discussed on Under the Skin with Russell Brand

Under the Skin with Russell Brand

06:18 min | 11 months ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on Under the Skin with Russell Brand

"Macleod's going to drift away. It's it's it's completely worthless Charleston. Inst- I wish I was an instagram model. Is what I'm saying. I wish I had huge fame on instagram. Very and I'm trying now to shit on it so that I I feel I have like an excuse for not being that but yeah hill to be an incredibly cool influencer and to be going out with any any hadid you know. If they were age appropriate killing could be a good angle. Perhaps a spite of indiscriminate slaying yes verdict graphs of those people has been an instagram murderer. Yet coenen know yet said right. Then we've got our selves. A number one record will remember this moment. That zing index is unfair in the oed exchange-rate untethered from any kind of Federal Reserve. One zing for like loss of for someone strolling by. It's a very unfair system. Yes no it is unfair. It's completely insane but it all it all comes from self-loathing it all comes from self hate or self criticism it's like the flip side to narcissism is I fucking hate myself and I And so That is that is what it look. We all know the feeling of. It's a cliche but you perform in front of five hundred people and four hundred ninety nine or laughing and one isn't you'll see the one that isn't And then you will be backstage wondering what the Fuck was wrong with that guy. And that is I think Where you get the wait a minute. That's not fair. One out of one out of five hundred so got one negative thing for four hundred ninety nine positive Zang's and you've given the one negative one much more power than it deserves. But that's all of us all of us are you could get you know Ten thousand great reviews online but is why I don't go anywhere near this stuff but And then one person says I don't know I think he sucks and that's what you're going to be thinking about as you drift off to sleep. I think what is describing is zing hyperinflation which occurred in Germany after the Treaty of facility. A second so innocent we can blame the allies big wheelbarrow fully and what a loaf of bread. That's probably nice setting down with no. It's a well known historic fact that after World War. One resolved that the allies imposed harsher penalty On on Germany and and and that led to the collapse of their currency Zang's and that later that resentment of zing loss later on zing hyperinflation led to World War. Two so this is all leading to another cataclysm. If we're not careful one plucky little guy sore an opportunity there in that absence of Zing Zang thought I can really start corralling the sings if I can get costume right. Did you just describe Adolf Hitler as a plucky little guy? That's that is I watch a lot of. I watch a lot of history documentaries. I read a lot about the second world. War never ever have. I heard anyone's described Adolf Hitler argue arguably in the running with Stalin as one of the worst despots of any century as a plucky little guy very easy to focus on the naked. If so so let me get this straight then would stall it. What WOULD STALIN BE? If Hitler is a plucky little guy. What is what is Stalin is? Is he a kindly old man with a bit of a little bit of a hitch in his snap often keys an adorable old uncle now living? I would love to hear your history. Your History of the twentieth century with everyone described as Oh should have oh Mao weaknesses. Twinkle in his eye and sympathetic. Looker dictators. Yeah no but you're right you're right Hitler if you think about it if you really WanNa get he. He capitalized on people's anger. Over negative things and try to hyper inflate positive. Things and this analysis will end up. I'll do I'll go to prison for. I think probably ultimately for this analysis sooner or later yes like I mean. The sign rap was held aloft. I think someone responsive of our repositioning of Adolf Hitler is a little guy. Rob of one of history's great monsters. Well what we're seeing is the other side of the coin. That's all and I. I know that they'll be letters written Because I think it's nine hundred twenty five. That's right letters. Disapproving letters will be written and put in the Post. I think as you like to say Russell Yes yes. That's that's one of our redeems. They're all our deums. Do you like to take a lift to get on to lift or you get on an elevator. Would you like to do on the lift? Do you go to the bathroom. Do you go to the loo. I to the Levy Sir. I want to go to the levy of the water closet if someone says. Do you mean the bathroom. I roll my eyes and just passed a stool there and then.

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"conan obrien" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

05:28 min | 11 months ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"Well I mean what's the point of it all? That's you know that's the you know in this. Podcast WE KINDA gets to the what you've learned part and I mean what do we do now? I will tell you this. It's what you do now it's It is there's no big mystery to it it is. I don't believe in legacy I don't believe in A. I mean whatever I used to believe about any of that stuff and what will my place in the Pantheon? It's not about that it's about. Did you behave well? Did you You Know Day in and day out try to do good work. Did you You know try to enjoy things as as best you could did. You may try. Lives better for Pete. Just try to pay it forward a little bit and yeah and also have humility about the whole thing you know just. I really have humility. Don't think you're don't think that you're I don't know I think I have. I may not always come across but I do have real empathy for people and I like to joke around a lot that I don't have empathy or play. The Guy was like out of touch but I do empathize with other people when I realized in a bunch of ways. I've been lucky so I don't get a big head about you know and just sort of Play close to the bone. Yeah but I don't know what it's all about. I just know that migration will be a monument it will make the Pyramids Looks Small and people will know my name. Millions of years as the overcompensate Coenen be over him say they will come in with masters shy at Phallic Tomb. All right well. That's enough of this All Right Yeah I love you very much and taking the time. Well you know well now we have to shoot more scuff. Y'All see you in like six minutes. I think we'll do we'll but yeah you know this is. The thing is that I always wanted to do. This kind of crazy thing always had a dream of doing this thing Making something having my band if people. I don't know why you and I met in ninety three. I don't know I know specifically how it happened. Yeah but you're the perfect person at the perfect time and you compliment me And I don't mean compliment because you've never complimented me but you compliment me you you you. You are such a great He was such a great partner in comedy. And in. And you're very honest and I think the fact that I have a lot of affection when I look when these things pop up on my phone and I see you doing something in Nineteen ninety-five or you know shooting some remote and were dressed literally like children. Yeah I am really grateful a Mike. God bless that Andy. He was there He was there and he saved the day. So listen I I definitely I. I'm a one hundred percent in agreement with you that we do. We work well together. Both on and off camera and and I mean in this show is giving me the opportunity to kind of find my place in the in the comedy world. Can I mean and I you know I went often did sitcoms and stuff and I came back just because I love the immediacy of it you know. I love the fact that we get to push it on. Tv Today Yell and sit and wait for somebody to come back from you know Maui and judge what I've written you're right. I've been sitting right for three weeks on now. We have a little clubhouse but we can pull up the rope ladder and not let anybody else. Yeah Yeah it's great all right. Well this is actually. This is the actually the end of my Podcast season your season closer. I do data on. That's no no I mean I designed it that way. I do want to say to the people out there. The people the People Assemble would say Thank you so much for listening to this show and it. I got nothing but wonderful feedback and it really is meaningful to me all the nice things that people say about this show and I'm glad that means something to the people that listen to it and I'm sure I'll be coming back to you soon with more of them. So thank you CONAN. Thank you listeners. And.

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"conan obrien" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

15:49 min | 11 months ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"That? Show do ignace certain way that I think would be like a great. You know. I don't know I. I think I had aspirations of doing it. In a way that we're probably or thinking rightly or wrongly that. Oh I could you know. make the show More like that show that I grew up watching which I think is probably mistaken. Yeah if you could if you could go back and keep the tonight show. Which like if there was some sort of magical lever that could be pulled. I wouldn't change a fame about any of it and I really mean that I think people sometimes say really you know I think. Now I I think I think the everything happened when that went down was excruciating but also in some ways magical and beautiful like the whole movement that came out of it than the. I think it it. The tour was really meaningful to me and I think moving over to t s being able to do things exactly the way we wanna do them. Yeah and I I mean. That's that's something that when people I've talked to me about it. I'd say you know you own this show and it. It wouldn't matter how long you on the tonight show. Yeah you would have been an employee. Yea and I think you know I think at the end of the day there's again we go back to rule in hell someone that's not. That's no slam against TBS. But I think I have to do things the way I need to do them. And I don't know if that was going to be possible in other scenario and I'm.

"conan obrien" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

04:05 min | 11 months ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"So. It's one of those things where I said yes without knowing what the guy was doing which career on and so I said yes and then started writing jokes on little blue cards on index cards and trying them out on people and then not knowing anything I went and found a friend of mine had like a yachting cap as a joke so I took his yachting cap and I put on like a a third rate Tux. That was from a place called. Keyser's which I think is since close. We could buy Tuxedos that a homeless man wouldn't wear with formaldehyde. And I got exactly suspiciously from. Outta and I got a cigar an asshole and walked out and told jokes and I was petrified before I went out there This is your first time doing anything like that. Yeah I mean I had been up on stage in shows and stuff like that as a as a as an actor Gary plays but this is my first time like curious CONAN. O'brien I went out on stage and I did my thing and I remember being petrified but it went well and recently I want to say about two years ago. I got a package in the mail from this woman. Who said I was the head of the pitches and I found this cassette performance by listen to it. Because I'm too afraid my God. I'm afraid because I think it's going to be. I'm always afraid that I listened to it and go like oh you shouldn't be show businessman retroactively. Everything else will go away. So how? How long did you did you. Just do the top of the show or did you do in between the two. I really liked that but I was very also aware that like man. This would the the the safety of being a writer is. It's the tension between the safety of being a writer versus But you have to deal with the frustration of being anonymous versus the glory of being on stage verses the absolute horror of it not going well so those forces are fighting each other. Yeah now you have. I mean you have what I mean to say. Yes to doing something like that. It's like a Predator natural sort of confidence that probably I would imagine that having been in this among this group of people. Doing this stuff encouraged you to feel that confidence and I'm wondering if it played out into other areas of your life like were you confident with your schoolwork down. I mean did you did it. Take away from the grind where you get your social life was an emt talk to women. Yeah yeah it. Definitely the big revelation to me is I think before comedy used to think that goodness good things could only come through pain. Just classically Catholic. But I really did believe that that suffering. There's some Latin phrase through tears wisdom. Like if you really suffer than than wisdom and Good things will come yet. I think to a degree. My Dad encourage that kind of thinking. Which is you've really got a My Dad said to me once. And he's he's a brilliant guy and a really funny guy but he he told me once if you agonize long enough ideas will come. I thought he used the word agonize positive way and I think yes. That is true kind of well. Everything's purse I mean it's partially true. Yes but you know cost. Yeah and also like Elton. John wrote rocket man like six minutes. Like great stuff can happen quickly Through just joy and inspiration so I think that's the party was leaving out and I think what was really nice for me is the idea that.

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"conan obrien" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

09:27 min | 11 months ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"You know I want to be in Vaudeville. So Buckled DOWN. I was a grind. And it's not pretty to admit but I was an incredible grind. I worked really hard through grade school and through high school and then also I could get into this really great college. And what do I do when I get into the Great College I stumble under their fewer magazine and get? It's like the line. That Pacino has the Third Godfather get sucked right. Back and getting on the Lampoon Harvard. Totally chain you know. Where was the grind leading? grind was leading to me being an author or statesmen. I'm not even kidding. I go to the Kennedy School I I or you know and I go to law school and I get with credentials and I become a man of great affairs. Whatever that means you know A man of letters or A. I mean I didn't know again. Have I had a very murky sense of what it would be? But was my ego telling me no. You've got to be something big and it needs to be in this legitimate arena. So I ended up getting to go to school. That's like you know. Harvard is the this will? This will prove to everybody that I've made it legitimate. And then the first thing I do when I get there get sucked into the comedy magazine and Inner was still a good student. It's not like I they're again. You didn't get sucked in you. Know I think yeah. Yeah I entered in but the minute I made contact with that place it was. Oh my God where is this? This has been worse this Ben all my life. And you know what it's like when you're been eighteen when you're eighteen and the place is run by twenty one and twenty two year olds. They're adults to you. Yeah the chasm between eighteen a freshman in his senior and those seniors were saying Hey Conan. You're really funny now. As I was blown away I was just like head over heels in love with the building. The people writing stuff all day making really funny people laugh and have them think I was funny and I. That's when I was up and for me. That was that was Improv. That was the Improv. It was I was a little older in twenty three twenty four but it was asked the same thing it was like. Oh price this is why I've been sort of. I mean you know. Brain Chemistry is one reason but this is kind of a a reason. I felt Kinda Shitty for a long time because I wasn't around these people. I wasn't around these like funny here. They are here the people I should have been with the whole time. Yeah it is. I don't know it's all wizard of Oz sort of your on this. It's a cliche but it's so many so many great tropes in so many great films but people wanted journey meeting their friends along the way yen finding them and and and and it can be Robin Hood and it can be Lord of the rings and it can be like by you. Find Your people on the road you pick them up and then you become this merry band. That's what that's what I dreamed about And that's essentially where it sort of started and. When does that become I mean is it? The performing for them does making them let excuse me making them laugh around the that that building which is also too. It's crazy that it's got a fancy old building essentially a fancy. Oh building it's I mean it's one of the things that I'm sure most people hate the lampoon or Harvard in general but It really is magical hogwarts. It's the boards. It's like hogwarts for.

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"conan obrien" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

14:55 min | 11 months ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"On a date. I the thing that I remember very clearly. It's so ridiculous. Think about it now but because I grew up I came of age in the seventy s and so I should have been watching like movies like the French connection and listening to Punk Rock and all that instead for For some reason because I was in such a bubble The movie that's entertainment came out. Oh yeah and it was this. Mgm a collection of all the greatest mgm song and dance routines from their best movies during their musical period. It's I get Clinton show clips show and my dad took to see it and I saw Donald O'connor doing make them laugh. Make him laugh bag and he does this crazy dance routine where he smashing into an I saw that and I. I really felt like someone had taken my hand and put it on the third rail of a New York. Subway electrcity city went through my body. And I just I that hit me like a ton of bricks and I wanted to be a song and dance man and affiliate and I think to this day I wanna be a five billion. I think I'm really happy in theaters. I I love You know packing them in the seats giving them a great time and then giving them more than they thought they were. GonNa get in And I love old Kooky theaters and even when when you and I you and I have done so many shows together where we do a week in Chicago a week in Atlanta a we at the Apollo Theater via. I'm in love with that. I'm on cloud nine. I love backstage is I love and I think All of those things led me to sort of. That's the kind of show business I wanted to be and I think I willed myself. I mean I was a writer producer on the simpsons and people were really happy with me there and there was a feeling remember by agent at the time. Saying you could stay here and you could run the simpsons and this is going to go on forever and it's the most respected and I was like I gotta get out of here because I'm in a lab. I'm in a comedy lab and it's the funniest group of writers. I may ever work but guess what I'm got I. I'm sitting in a room. I mean people said to me over the years but you must have loved the simpsons was like I love what we made and I had such respect and have such respect for those writers and for that with that but it wasn't Mike Creation and also it didn't involve it involved me sitting still and just using my brain years like I can't get out but everybody that worked with you. There talks about how you were. It was the cone show in the room every day. Yeah I can hold. I mean having you know having been your TV wife for all these years Yeah I know like you. Can't you don't stop now and it's funny because You know when we did the tour after the tonight show craziness. We did that. You and I did that tour and it was such a traumatic slash great. It was competent as a combo. Platter of so many things. It was a An Rodman flender made this documentary about it and for a long time. He was putting it together a long after the tour ended and I said what are you. GonNa call this thing and he went on. I know what I'm going to go and I'm not gonNa tell you yet. And then finally he's he came out. It was called CONAN. O'brien can't stop and I said Oh that's interesting anyway. Yeah it's a documentary about addiction and you're the addict on I was like Oh okay and I don't think he's Ron. I think he's right and that there was some and you can see in the documentary which I won't watch any but he did it very value net. I Wat- I watched it when it came out. Yeah and then I want to look back at it because it's just a time I don't want to go back to and I think I will look at it again but I think more time needs to go by. It's only been a decade. Yeah but I think it'd be good to watch with your kids when they're older in on but I think one of the things that's interesting is this dynamic of. There's a great moment where I It's very honest moment where I think do a practice show. And it's like just for practice crowd which is basically a crew members and stuff came in in all felt very flat and it wasn't that that was something else. I'm talking about You can clean this up if you want. I remember I remember very clearly. There was a moment when.

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"conan obrien" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

15:39 min | 11 months ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"May I join Mike and to code writers as we bring you the nitty gritty of producing a late night? Show another insights about working in the comedy industry. We'll be talking to CONAN's staff celebrity guests and even Conan himself if we can get coenen inside CONAN premiers. May I wherever you get your podcast? Oh God I'm so sorry. Let's just a mailman dog all right. Well let's start the podcast. Hey so little enthusiasm you again. How often do you get to talk to me eat? Well I just want to finally confront you about your Habitual Pants shitting. Okay confront you your pants. Shitter admit clapback you for that our you how how seriously I may see this is what's fun about. This podcast is that I get to talk to people that I know and love and have known for a million years just like ask them prying personal questions that I normally wouldn't so you always asked me prying personal kweskin. Yeah and you always come up with a joke. You always deflect with your comedy. So no jokes today Yeah no no no but I mean seriously. How are you holding up during this tie and doing okay? I would say if it's all relative but if you look at my family unit My wife is built for this because My wife comes from this. A breed of sort of Welsh Scottish English. Waspy just WanNa stay at home anyway and I've always joked that they're hobbits 'cause they're very content to like make granola. Look out the window They're they're wonderful people great people but they're the last thing they want to do is get on a plane go somewhere or rush around and both my kids Fourteen and sixteen are very good at living online and very sort of built for this. There's I think there's a generation it's kind of built for the game with their friends. They really smart about taking their online classes. They Know How to upload their homework means. Just they've been preparing for this somehow and then. I'm the one that's having trouble as you can imagine because you've known me for years and I'm Hyper Kinetic. I'm always moving. I need to constantly be physically putting my hands on people Edges problem. Now I know I know I know but Biden told me it was fine right now. I like I grew up in a family of six and so the boys in the family were constantly and constantly wrestling and I just never got over that part. Like as you know. I'm always wrestling our head writer or or I just need to physically touch a lot of the writers. I don't touch the women. I'll make that very clear because I'd ask them if it's okay and they've said no right But they say no the yelled no they yelp. They banned symbols together. You Away Yeah Land. But I know I'm very so and of course I invented this whole other job for myself. Which is traveling the world and jumping on planes and going places and jumping into crowds of people that's always been the essence of. I think what made me happy? So everyone stay inside and don't move much and stay away from other. People has been frustrating for me Damn missed the studio audience. Because I know I feel like you get a charge out of that I do. I think I it's funny because I think I think I've noticed. This is something that You and I are very different. We have similarities in. Were very different. Some ways I get something from an audience I get a charge and you're always in a good way. Think uninfluenced by meaning if a crowd is terrible I think I lose some of my energy and if crowds really great I get energy and I think I've noticed that you're a strength of yours. Is that when a crowd is giving you what you want? You're still you're south and you're very comfortable with your own rhythm and knowing what to do and I think I've gotten better at it over the years I used to live or die by the crowd and you would say like well. What are they have to do with it? Air Making a funny show and well and especially the studio in the studio audience is just a soundtrack that we can manipulate whereas it's the people at home watching the show. That are the young audience but is to get. I used to get my use use to get my feelings hurt. Honestly I would I WOULD. I. I'm very thin skinned and I'm very Influenced by You know a if if random person says you suck you know if a million people tell me I'm great. One person says you suck obviously think about the person who said you suck for months afterwards in wonder. Why would my father say that there? We go as your show. That's a common. That's a commonality though. I mean I think it's like you know I definitely notice that in in our studio audience if there's one person sitting with their arms crossed and like without smiling and just kind of like the there. It looks like the You know the dad that was dragged to this thing and never thought much. Yeah and that's the person I see. The smiling happy faces enjoying themselves are like a visual white noise. But the only thing I see is the person having a bad time and I and it's not like that. They panicked me. I just fuck you motherfucker like just when you're twenty now but it's when you say that rolling.

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"conan obrien" Discussed on Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

01:49 min | 1 year ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

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"conan obrien" Discussed on Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

05:03 min | 1 year ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

"I don't think in a arrogant way but I get more confident about it. Sounds strange counterintuitive. I know how much I don't know when you're young. You think you know a lot more than you do now and as you get older. You're so you're aware of how much I don't know and you relax into it as well said that's really nice. Very nice. Let last question. What Book Changed Your Life? Wow Man would. That's I'm GonNa go with dianetics around Hubbard. Suddenly it got really quiet and Alan. I'd like like you to come with me. There's a meeting we're having thank you. Yes I'd like to be hooked up to the machine. Yeah Yeah Hook you up to a machine. I man that I am hard pressed to say you know. I don't know that is unfair. I don't know that I can say say I love books. I don't know that I can say one book that change my let. I will say a book that was very important to me is the most of Most of S J Perelman which was a collection of essays. And I my dad add loved S J Perelman and so I read it and realize this is really funny really funny and this guy is very smart and these were written in the thirties and the forties and it had some great images in it just terrific images and very funny. I remember reading. That and thinking thinking comedy is something smart people can do Children died. I've noticed that. Yeah I'm so glad you came Minnie for this is This is You kidding this is a pleasure Real pleasure for me and I will love to come back again or maybe we continue you this on my show. Yeah I'll get back out here to New York and we'll hook you up to the machine. I'll start insulting your hair and we'll see how you end up doing doing the cell. Oh there's enough for me to work with. Thanks so much thanks so much. This is great really great. Thank you this has been clear and vivid. At least they hope so. This episode was made possible by presenting sponsor discovered all the income from the ADS. You here go to the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. Just by listening to this podcast. You're contributing to the better communication of science. So thank you for more information about the Santer. Please visit all the center dot Org Conan is one of the great witch of our time and these assesment amazing team of people around who help support his TV show his podcast and of course Conan Without Borders to find out all the ways. You can get your Coenen fixed. VISIT TEAM COCO DOT com. This episode was edited and produced by our executive producer. reducer Graham shed with help from our executive producer Sarah Chase and our associate producer. Jean Shimane are sound. Engineers Dammed Zulu our tech guru is Alison Causton and our publicist Sara Hill. You can subscribe to our podcast for free at apple podcasts. Stitcher stitcher or wherever you listen and don't forget you can always say Alexa. Play clear and vivid on Apple podcasts. For more details about clear and vivid and to sign up for my newsletter please visit Alan alda dot com. You can also find us on facebook instagram and linked in at clear and vivid. I'm on twitter at Alan Lowell. Thanks for listening. We started something new on clear and vivid. It's called Patriae Freon and it allows you to directly support US engage with us in a much closer way if you visit Patriot dot com slash clear and vivid. What you'll find for as little as two dollars a month listeners of clear and vivid can get exclusive behind the scenes access? You can find video extra content bonus this episode's and all sorts of fun stuff including behind the scenes pictures and for those of you who have seven questions of your own for Mr Alan Alda. You might find some answers there too so now you don't have to subscribe for as little as two dollars a month to keep listening to the show. You can continue to listen to the show and supporters by hearing the ADS. But you can get all this extra material if you do decide to become a subscriber and most importantly your patronage directly funds are work at the oldest center for communicating unicating science. Give Patriot try that's Patriot on dot com slash. Clear and vivid bye bye..

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"conan obrien" Discussed on Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

04:06 min | 1 year ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

"You know what I'm Gonna I'm noticing as we talk it your hair. You're yes I get the impression that when you're on the show you comb your hair in a deliberately peculiar way in real life. It doesn't look anything thing like that in real life. It looks like a regular person's head now an when I watch it on television. He seemed to have this very high. POMPADOUR is if you're playing a character. Yeah what is that. It was just me. I know you're used the word peculiar and I take offense. I didn't come all the way down here told them. My hair is peculiar. No not at the moment at the moment but on television It is a My goal is for it to look like a Belgian pastry the shop window that you WANNA take a bite out of You know it's funny when I I you know why does where do these things happen. something along with my interesting comedy that started to grow as my interest in the music from the nineteen fifties And as early Elvis. Not Elvis once you know once he went to You know the big time. But when he's I made his recordings in in Memphis I I got really interested in that kind of music playing that kind of music and scene of singing seeing if I could sing that rockabilly Kinda music and gene Vincent and I don't know why again again I was out of time because now it's the nineteen eighty. I'm not supposed to be listening to that. You know but I'm but that's what I'm listening to and became a little obsessive about it and so I grew my sideburns burns long and I realized that my hair had the ability to it has a key a wave in it and I could pile it up and I don't know why it's compulsion it's compulsion but I did it and I think I turned myself into a little bit of a a character so you continue to do it deliberately deliberately has kind of you know and it's not even really a choice. It was like a compulsion. I just don't know why but I it's maybe it's an obsessive compulsive but I would pile my hair up and go out and if you look at I mean it used to be far crazier but if you look at some of the early shows from the nineties It is is a three d structural marvel one of the wonders of the woods that cantilevered. You know it's something that you'd have to have architects. Come in and say hey. We need load-bearing. It's coming out at an eighty degree. Angle you could hang Christmas ornaments off of. It was an absurdity and I don't know what I was doing It has calmed down a lot since then You know it reminds me of. WC fields one of the things about him is that he created a character that it was impossible to imitate without stealing from him. Yes and nobody combs their hair. That way in for good reason nobody everybody wanted to dress like Johnny Carson. He had a line of suits and everyone wanted to be like Johnny Carson I decided to stake out territory that nobody would want and take the hair Did it have something to do with the character you were playing. Did you think of playing a character has the talk show host you you know. I think I had. An idea is not so much that it'd be a character but I think on some level there's part of me that thought it's important. I'm to be easily caricatured if you're in this business because there's lots of people in comedy and so I had There's no mistaking me. I'm easily drawn. A child could draw a CONAN. O'Brien caricature very easily because it's a couple of freckles beady little eyes is and then This massive desert on my head and yeah they're Conan t shirts that are just the silhouette of the hair and I thought. Yeah Okay I see I see on some unlevel way. I did that just you know. Let's just make it Something that can be reduced to about four.

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"conan obrien" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"An- An I was thinking colonial. I really was thinking gasset jets and and cobblestone streets center insurance people turning take that sounds fantastic and then I got my brother Neil to drive me and we showed up in early February of eighty eight pitch black freezing and we get off the Williamsburg Bridge and start heading south. And then we get off. And it's just looked like a like one of those post-apocalyptic take movies of burned out cars. And all the streetlights were were dark and someone said later on they told me the the crack dealers. Shootout streetlights lights. Oh so everything was dark smart and I kept thinking what is this. Got Off on the wrong thing and my brother Neal is saying no no no this is this is Berry street this is and and then finally the car starts to slow down and he goes gets to forty two to four. No no no no no no no no no. This can't be any comes to stop. And it was a scary scary place to live and I remembered coming to work one day and used to take Ayla to walk eight blocks north to get to the end the L.. I went and got frye boots with giant heels and I would wear a trenchcoat wrote because I thought that it would make me look tougher and I would have a cigarette coming into my math because they thought this would make me look tough but I just I looked. I looked like a tough law. I'm not a tough looking guy to kids in exactly. Yeah Look Nineteen Thirties. Movie were three kids. Try and get into a movie as an adult. You're on my shoulder to see the movie. It was terrifying and then I came to work and I remember listening to chatter US chattering. And you're doing something and then you just heard me say you know I just came in from Williamsburg why Williamsburg. He was burgundy wine. Yeah and he said you gotta get out of their fucking dot long long right after after. You told me that I got out and I moved to Eighteenth Street. Yeah Yeah so thank you. You saved my life. Okay well there you have it yet. Yeah you know what this is. It's been a joy very nice having you here in laughing our asses off. And let's do this again. This is really fun. Yeah we mean what was that. It wasn't I'm trying to know I was going like I'm wondering when we do. And how do you do that. Do you do that. You will see you had Dana. Yeah I know a couple of again you know you never know okay okay good. What a terrible blending awful to interview just to sort of? I think it's like a little wind. It's a wind down to be continued. Yeah one yeah yeah voices giving really. Oh Aw Al Franken thank you. Yeah well I hope you enjoyed Listening that beautiful music is by Leo. Cocky the Great Leo Cocky. I WanNa thank Peter Osburn. UGH Burn for producing. We'll talk again next week..

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"conan obrien" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

10:31 min | 1 year ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Were there but I bear you no L. will go okay but can I ask a question because you've told the story before USA sort of made it seem like it was a joke but where you really telling him to be quiet now. I'm confused fused doing a bit of a Joe. I think you're doing a bit. I I want to have a successful TV show at any kind of my goal. And he'd been there a while also he was very drunk and it wasn't I'm not a music critic but I don't think they don't think it was his best work. The wheels on the bus ie around Sundance Bahamanian here. Yeah yeah the bill's gone and guess what happens. People get the get to work right and wrong good show. I don't remember if it was a good show. I don't either. Ah Eighth slightly passable show but now I I. You're I will say absolutely fearless Louis. You I remember you not being intimidated by a massive stars and just going right in and were you always way way. Were you like that. In nineteen seventy five dollars. who were you ever a scared pup or do you have any remember of that first show like how scary it was doing being alive show? Will this even work. What if will this? It was very unlike what the show became. Because we had I think three musical lacks or something and you had muppets to think. We had muppets. We had music act. The hit was Chevy in an update. Yeah and the show didn't become the show until you know started getting more like what it was in the lily. Tomlin I think was the first shows seem like one of the shows but George Carlin. I think did to mine long or something. It was like it was like midnight express. Yeah but with more people people always try to point this out to younger. People that are sitting comedy is that nothing is what you think. It was at the beginning and a good example. All of that is watch a simpsons from the first season First of all Dan Castellaneta. Who Does homer his take on homer was that he sounds like he should sound Walter Matthau and so if you watch I H boy? Now come here boy I. I'll get Chu Tao. Well we'd better I mean it's not and the and the pacing is completely different. It's it's it's radically different and I always tell. Tell everybody that nothing you know. People tend to think that everything springs out practically and that never happens. I mean I think a good show is a living thing I know that you know. Lauren has told me that you know people used to say to him. Starting with the second season season well. It's not as good as the first I did. Yeah I they started doing this dead joke probably right away second season. Oh Yeah I guess it's that Arthur Miller or something said that you know. He wrote death of a salesman. And everyone's like Oh my God this is the best thing ever and and then later on hit right his other plays and people would say it's not it's not like you know it's just not death but salesman then finally late in his life people had read something in people would say you know we've been thinking about it death of a salesman. Isn't that good actually. It was really. It's just if you stick around long enough. They'll pick everything apart. I do my podcasts alone. I'm like back in. There's nobody in the studio with me except a climate scientists is on and we're talking about obviously obviously global warming and what we need to do and he gets into the Underdeveloped world the poor countries of the world the Third World countries and when their economies expand that they're going to have to kind of skip a generation of energy. They'RE GONNA have to skip coal hole and go into You know carbon neutral fuel and that kind of thing and I said well how could we just get these these countries not to develop and he didn't laugh he saw okay for example so we had former energy secretary very earnest. I'm laughing and he's on and he's a great guy and he he actually associated all the technical aspects of the Iran nuclear deal. He's a brilliant brilliant guy. He was the head of the physics department at Mit. And and we're we're talking also about climate and We have this discussion about whether natural gas is a transition addition or not. There's controversy about that. And he says it is he says it is and he says I for example. I work with Southern Company. which is this big big utility in the south so I say to him you working for the man and he goes well or the woman? uh-huh maybe didn't know the phrase. That's exactly what happened. I like. He just didn't know the phrase working for the man and and he I I think he's five years older than me or something like that and people five years older than me. No the phrase working for the man yes but I think he was studying physics. He's trying to fix the world he's. Va trying to save our planet from from a global disaster. So he didn't and you're angry that he's not up on his. I'm not angry not angry. I'm just I'm going like I. I really respect him I think he's he's a great a great public servant the great mind and he's a tremendous asset to this country in the world but I just kept making fun of him. I hey can I get you. I know you're over but we can. Yeah we cut. I don't but this guy does okay. So how so chop this up anyway. Yeah okay so so we did. We had to rewrite table. On Thursdays Thursdays we rewrite and The Bush secaucus debate. Now right now and you know for those who don't remember Dukakis. BACCHUS was probably about what five six or something yeah and Bush was like I don't know h w Bush was like six one to a lot in the news is that Dukakis was could he stand on something and and the camps were going back and forth like well. It can be one apple box but it can't be to see you know maybe it can be one step but not a step and a half and they were negotiating. That's was in the news. Were looking for a Joe. You know some way to do this. and Ah we get it from Conan only because he does sound affects right or this sound effect which is a hydraulic lift. Yes yeah so if you look at the the the piece it was Jon. Lovett says Dukakis John Hilarious Dukakis. And he kinda gets behind the podium uh-huh and you see him like get ready and four. I've ever pitching this in the room. Yeah and then the then it goes up. I can't do you I'm GonNa have you do it. And then it goes to high right but it goes like a a lever and Yeah I know he doesn't have somebody else is doing it but he is. He played it so beautifully because he is trying fine not to to caucus trying not to react but he goes up. He's being humiliated trying so what I did in the room. It was just like well. What if he gets behind the podium and then you just hear grinding like an elevator or something because I and was doing that? Copy that day. That was a day where I used to go back to my apartment which was in Williamsburg Aymesburg Brooklyn and this is eighty eight and this is back when you I again. Things are not what they were you. Brooklyn in nineteen eighty. The eight was a scary place to live high to the crack epidemic it's not the Williamsburg of today where there's just. Why did you live there? I know it was less expensive. Yes let's say I didn't the only thing that also I had not lived really in New York before I was coming from Los Angeles where I started my career and I didn't know and so I had a friend this woman. Lynette Cortez who over the phone. I said I just need to find a place to live in New York I just got hired Senate live and she said come live I have an extra I live in a townhouse. And there's there's a room here that you could have and I live in Williamsburg.

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"conan obrien" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

09:19 min | 1 year ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Hey everybody we got a great one. Today you know for a change. It's it's also a departure of sorts CONAN O'Brien an Iot been friends for. I think over thirty years it's now and When I was in La Awhile ago? I was a guest on his late. Night talk show on a tbs he is now the dean of late night TV host. I think he's been thirty. Years hosted the show in a so hard to believe Aleve when he first started he was everyone went. Who the hell is this guy anyway? He he's been a huge influence on comedy And he has his unbelievably successful podcasts. And he interviews a lot of COMEDIANS and John Mullany was on a a recent one and talked about one influence. Now CONAN was not unlike letterman. Who is an influence on comedy CONAN has been a tremendous influence on on comedians. And I did the talk show and then immediately after I went and did the podcast first. The agreement we had was that we'd both post it. So what you're about to hear Cost my team. Nothing and if I must say you're going to enjoy this now you'll notice right away when you listen that there is a lot of laughter and it's not just me and Conan. He has a few people in his studio there and Clothing Sonal Moss Essien who is His assistant at the show has been his assistant at the show since I think since he's come away and I've got I've known on her for a while they've done the show and She's great and She and he have great chemistry. Selma's job basically is. She gives him a lot of Shit. And this is the part of the show were before the guest comes on. So you're not going to hear that. But hopefully my doing. This will steer a lot of my vast audience to Conan and in his wildly successful podcasts and hopefully vice versa But really what sonal and you will hear this Parv her job is she laughs. And if you listen to my interview with Dana carvey about how he did political comedy at SNL and this is not long after. George H W Bush died. We were talking about how he got the Got The impression Russian and one day we were sitting around. You just did a not gonNA do that thing over there and I laughed really really loud and we talked about that. Dana said that laughter is the oxygen of comedy. Now you may have noticed that I'm alone I don't have anybody Laughing and there's one advantage to that which is that. If if I say something that I think is funny. No one can prove that it wasn't anyway. I think you're really going a to enjoy this now. We we've added a little bit. We've we've Taken out the parts where Conan talks to SONA and Matt Gowrali Gowrali who is the Producer of the podcast. Let's face it. You WanNa hear me you know but but what you'll hear you'll hear sonal laughing. We were all laughing. We had a great time. I know you're gonNA enjoy this one. And if you we haven't listened to Conan O'Brien needs a friend. You'd be there. I think he has like a million downloads per her podcast. Anyway so But you gotTA gotta go check it out so but we'll listen to this and I swear to God you're GonNa this is a great one for change I met you in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight eighty eight. Listen I thas correct thirty one years ago. Yeah I yeah I was a kid. I remember very clearly My writing partner at the time Greg Daniels and I came to New York to write on Saturday night live and I pitched something and no no no no no no you laugh the Al Franken laugh. Oh and I immediately really relaxed. I thought we were GONNA get bounced out of there any second pitch. We sketch remember what it was about. It was about a lab professor. It was something I used to do for my friends. It's a lab professor. He'd be like who had a lab skeleton. He say well we have. Of course the Patella is the thickest the bones and then he would look over this going he and he got scared every time. And you and then you so you came up to me and you and I really like that and I wait a minute. Let's sorry that's how Utah Roseanne Barr. That was a T. Rex a But anyway you were a generous laugher with me right away and I remember that feeling great. I remember that feeling. Great if people aren't laughing in in the office or is harder right. It's a it's interesting too because everything would be based on you. Remember this the read throughs that we would do a live and you did how many I mean if you add up all your years. It's Saturday night live. Isn't it like one hundred eleven. It's something crazy. I did fifteen in seasons so we did twenty year right That's three hundred numbers I was good at math both science and and I'm a sputnik kid was born fifty one when sputnik went up. My parents marched me and my brother into the living room and said you boys are. We're going to study math and science so we can beat the Soviets and I thought that was a lot of pressure. Did you really thought it was Z.. You guys in Minnesota we were. We were literal. Yeah a liberal and obedient. Yeah and so and so oh my brother was really really really good at it and went to MIT. And I was really good at it and I you know went to another school tool. That was very well thought of. Yes yes I've heard of that school and he became a photographer and I became a comedian. Yeah but we beat the Soviets. You know it's nice that you took that seriously and then Yes the wall came down the Soviets were defeated and then sonal married one. Is that right. Yes but he. He wasn't one of the Soviets. You were fighting well away as he was he was a child. We we were fighting. We're fighting them all. He was a child and he grew up in the Soviet Union. The child came here here yet when he was eleven hour and I maintain that when you fight the Soviets you fight them mall Manso tack your husband. Even as a small child we were we were out to defeat tack. You're saying tack was the enemy. Yes he was and now he's not. He was a child so I don't I disagree with a child's name. Remember anyway. Yeah so I I came to live and I was so scared and and then got to know you Jim Downey right away. And that's the thing about that. I was impressed with his. They throw you right into the deep end. There's no you'd think that. What is the band? got to write a sketch. was that the deep end. No but what I'm saying is you've got to do your the job. The deep end. Okay Yeah right right a sketch right right. GO IN AND PITCH to Steve Martin go in and pitch to Martin Short going in pitch to. You've just come in off the street but that's a that's like cool a privilege. You're you're getting think being thrown in the deep end is a good thing Haha. God this isn't going. I thought it was a pejorative okay. It's just not going away. I wanted.

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"conan obrien" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?

How Did This Get Made?

02:54 min | 2 years ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?

"We talk about her being trapped in the middle of the woods. This is nineteen ninety three. There are cell phones. I I did not understand why after flying that executives CEO to her airport. Why he had to personally drive her to drive her there? Because when he was rather driver didn't he get back in the car and just go, I didn't he just stay at the airplane and other west. Yeah. He she had to get to that cabin. And he had to flyer in this seven. Yeah. Kristie alley jumps in a car with the kids. And is there in an hour. Yeah. What do you understand where is this place? It's did one of them. Go through did the car that Kirstie Alley's in go through a wormhole. Yes. Get there faster than that you missed in the first two movies. There are portals there. There are portals in this. Also, this is a full-sized. This is is alien C show. One of the best moments in the movie is the entire family Christie alley and the children will not the entire like Christie, only children are saved by rocks single Henley goes out, and he attacks he fights off this wolf and saves their lives. Yes. And gets an injury to himself at the end when they're all in the cabin. And he's injured rocks. Is there? She Christie alley only says we can keep the dog because he sits. Yeah. He sits when he's told to sit. That's the deciding factor. He saves children at the drop of a hat. Not not that. He did what she would be incapable of doing. She was saving her children. She got by the olive that wasn't enough noble because he was about them shoes. Yeah. Look, that's what she likes. She likes those shoes. There was the end of the by the way, the end of the movie is here to people both unemployed with a wrecked car and they're spending Christmas in a ranger station. This is not a happy ending is like I do think. She also emotionally abused these kids. She keeps on telling them that it's Christmas even that Santa's going to come deliver presence there. How? He'll. Well, I mean, I think that she was going to have this presence where were the presence in the camp. Yeah. But she didn't get back to that cat. You mean at the end of the movie in the ranger's cabin. You mean? I think she was just going to she was planning to just give them Rangers gear deal stuff from his show, wrapping up a kerosene lamp, you always wanted to be Here's you. the alley and John Travolta going to kill that ranger. And they're going to live in that way. Where was that ranger the judge Volta enters in with oddly placed snow on that one. White spray paint. Yeah. And then the Rangers never seen again. He goes, wait look at this..

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"conan obrien" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?

How Did This Get Made?

04:46 min | 2 years ago

"conan obrien" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?

"That what you liked to do you think they can fly? They can't either, but they can jump really really high. But this is like I mean, this in the second movie the children are in an apartment that is engulfed in flames. We'll if you're going to talk about another movie, I'm going, you know, what? Pause on this right now, we're going to watch the other may. Jay, I hold on. We're gonna positing a see both other movies hold on. Back though, you. Yeah. The flames man crazy days. He's children need to be removed from this household. Well, I mean, first of all both will look the dad is making a very big wage being a private pilot to a CEO. This is a story line that we are following from each movie, he is a cab driver and a pilot. And now he's full on just pilot. He used to have to go back and forth reason, they drive a cab is because in the regional movie. He's just a cabbie. And she gives birth in the back seat of his cat because she was having an affair with George Seagal who does make a very brief candy. Let's hear him. It wasn't that wasn't habit wasn't him. Now that was short that was that was short Siegel. Oh, I think it Siegel Siegel Seagal on Steven Seagal. Oh, I thought it was I thought it was the play the seagull. But why would he why would even agree to appear in such a limited thing? Like, all right. Well, you you love my characters the philandering accountant in the movie one. Why is Diane keen in this movie? Like what's going on the second? Voisey other question a movie they have Diane Keaton. Yeah. They get George Seagal. Siegel conceal. I'm sorry, George. It's they get George Segal. There are really no cameos never Novi. That should be Chuck full of cameo Olympia debate couldn't they got Olympia Dukakis. But you look at all these other roles and even the voice over roles. How easy is it to get anybody? They couldn't get anyone the first movie huge hit Ellen expected the second movie, huge flop, and then they go let's double down. Again. This is nine hundred ninety three. This is a year before Pulp Fiction comes out. So either he shooting that right after the Hawaii or John Travolta shutter right before like, this is a weird moment in time because it seems like they just really want to do this movie together and be these characters and that fun. I mean, not. You don't think they went to work for fun? Travolta does donate his own planes to these movies. That is a true fact, I have another question Travolta, always in the cockpit alone. That's violation of FAA regulations. All private, yes. He seems to fly those planes completely on his own. Yes, there need to be too. 'cause he's a hero. They need to be there. Need to be to pilots? You never see another pilot. Yeah. And also they need to rest in between that is a law. He is constantly the premise is he's being forced to fly nonstop alone. Now, I'm in Paris now in Boston just for private like a business client, like a it's not like he is being he's like, he's a pilot who is jumping around for all these different flow one person. He's flying everywhere constantly who's sexually obsessed with him. And by the way, do you get that to get like why she would be so intimacy displayed any. Characteristics. That would connect the two of they setup. Also that she's on the cover of fortune five hundred and so and she's this very attractive. Very sexy woman who's who's a Mogo right and her only option for a man her only option is the former cabdriver with the tourney Joe's. Well, father of two father of two whose life is falling apart. Come. So this is that classic late eighties early nineties representation of a woman in a like a leadership position right where she's like sex crazed wants to doesn't care about family. Life says Asti also a real fit man on Christmas Eve, she her office is Lynch, Ian in like, what is the scene? She. Yes, she's whereas that her office was a month. Liam office is like Jared Leto 's house in blade runner twenty four thousand nine to such lengths to void of emotion or Amy personal connection. They don't ever seem to be having fun together. All the fun. They're having his offscreen, which is another weird thing because he's like, oh, she's joking with me because she bought me this jacket..

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Disney planning Star Wars spinoff series starring Diego Luna

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00:49 sec | 2 years ago

Disney planning Star Wars spinoff series starring Diego Luna

Disney+ streaming service gets a new name, logo, and more confirmed content

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04:28 min | 2 years ago

Disney+ streaming service gets a new name, logo, and more confirmed content

"You know, I I've been wondering since Disney announced the streaming service, and this, you know, this deal with FOX going, you know, apparently going through, you know, what would be left for who with the Disney streaming service launching. But now that we know that the Disney streaming services going to be split up into right now five categories, National Geographic, Star Wars marvel Pixar in Disney that doesn't seem to include like ABC in the other like, you know, TD networks. I mean that Content's probably going to go on Hulu, not that anybody said anything about that. But. Chris I'm wondering, you probably watch more content that both mean been combined. Are you nervous? But what's going to happen too? I mean. Maybe you know, I don't think never happens now like Hulu content just going to go up in smoke. The way film struck is unfortunately, but yeah, I'm not really sure I mean, you know, I do like Hulu, I don't mind the interface so much. So I guess it's it's really a wait and see sort of thing. What do you think about the original programming on who is thus far? I haven't seen a lot of it. But the the stuff I've watched I liked I really liked Castlerock. I've loved the looming tower, which is another one of their shows. So it's they're slowly building their own lineup. It's not quite as good as net flicks yet. And I don't think it's quite as buzz about like, I really like the show they made call the first about going to Mars with Sean Penn. But I haven't seen anyone talk. I really don't know if they're having as much impact as they should be. It's weird for me, the Hulu original programming fuels more like network to login than it does like cable or premium like cable programming like Netflix, and, you know, aim see in the HBO that kind of stuff Ben do you have any experience originals? Yeah. I mean, I watched the Handmaid's tale. That's the big one that I've seen every episode of that one certainly doesn't seem like something that looked be on network TV. But I think. Really? I don't know for me. I haven't really watched much of their original stuff beyond that. I've seen some of the episodes of the Mindy project, which Hulu saved after NBC cancelled it, but yeah, I haven't really gotten a chance added a bunch of stuff to Mike you there. But it's sort of like the the third or fourth thing that I check through when I'm looking to watch something I'll I'll go to my DVR first. And then I'll go to like Netflix, and then check down to, you know, HBO go or something like that. And then go to Hulu, and so, yeah, there's still a lot there that I haven't something my teeth into yet is hint speeds tail the the loan esteem show original show who at this point. I can't think of anything else I can have them. And I can't think I mean Castlerock had a lot of hype around it. But I don't think that's like prestige. Yeah. That's not going to be. I don't think we're going to see a lot of that with the word season and stuff that. Yeah. It'll be interesting. What happens to? Who and also wear Twentieth Century, Fox falls into this. Because we don't know, you know, we we've heard that wants to keep this Disney streaming service this Disney. Plus, I don't like this name had been. I know Ben you like it. But like what does that even mean Disney? Plus, it's like more than Disney. Yeah. It's I don't know. Google. Plus to me, isn't that like a thing like Google, plus or my remembering something wrong that was a thing. Thing. Of. No, it's a. I'm wondering if Twentieth Century Fox could, you know, become the six brand in that Disney streaming service, or if the the FOX content might somehow fall into who in some way, like is that too is it to adult is it above the family friendly threshold, then Disney wants to keep on the streaming service. Yeah. Like would they include some of that stuff in the Disney category? Because that you know, the just the word Disney sort of implies family friendly. So yeah, I can see what you're talking about there that might be a problem. But then it's Disney. Plus, so it could be more than just Disney. Right. Yeah. Disney after door to that. Time..

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