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>> keep up the fight. the good wi always prevail. >> reporter: hannah giles, she's keeping quiet about her future plans but promise there's more to come. >> this is hope right here, guys. >> larry: tonight from new york, it's saturday night live! in primetime. amy poehler, seth meyers, kristen wiig, and the guy who plays me, fred armisen. andy samberg, and the creator
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warren michaels. they're here from the set, in one of the late-night longest running shows. if you don't know "saturday night live" is, you're not from this planet. next, on "larry king live." >> larry: tomorrow night, "saturday night live" will celebrate the beginning of its 36th year on nbc at 11:30 eastern time. we have five outstanding cast members and the executive producer with us. we're in the studio, this famous studio, studio 8 h, 8th floor of nbc studios at 30 rock. our guests are lauren michaels, producer of "saturday night live." he started it all. amy poehler former cast member will host the show tomorrow night. she's the three-time emmy award nominee. and star of "parks and recreation."
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seth meyers is the writer. the emmy winner kristen wiig, you know her as suze orman or nancy pelosi or the target lady. fred armisen, you know him as me or president obama or joy behar. and finally andy samberg the emmy-winner best known for his digital short. how did this idea get conceived? >> i think it got conceived because herb who was then running nbc felt production should be back in new york and he had a strong affection for live programming in the glory days of new york television. >> the "tonight show" had been on, right? >> the "tonight show" was downstairs in 6-b with johnny carson. they just wanted a new show. >> on saturday?
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>> on saturday. the time period at that point was carson, the best of carson, which reruns of the "tonight show," and i don't think johnny was happy with those shows. they decided to do a new show and dick ebersol was hired as director of late night. left sports. >> what were you doing at the time? >> at the time i was working with lily tomlin on producing and writing on her shows, both at cbs and abc. i had done one or two -- i had begun at nbc with the phyllis diller show and laugh-in. but all in california. >> larry: "saturday night live," what hayes tore. amy, how did you get onto the show? >> well, i auditioned like everyone here did. and i had some friends that were on the show already. and of course, grew up watching it. so i -- and then i just met lauren in an undisclosed
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location and handed him an envelope with $50,000. and here i am. it's really -- good job. you should write comedy. >> nice, nice. >> it's really a very -- it's on this stage. and you kind of can't sea anyone out there. >> larry: did they tell you to do something or give you something? >> you do characters and impressions. what is it now, five minutes or so? >> larry: how did you get on the show? >> i did a two-person show in chicago with my comedy partner at the time. i was just lucky enough from someone from the talent department was in chicago at the time and they saw the show. i sent in a couple of audition tapes and brought in for the same process we all went through. >> larry: were you nervous? >> i was terrified, yeah. i remember when they put the mike on me, i kept asking, if it was on -- i just didn't want him
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to leave. >> larry: do you hold in your mind the fact that they are nervous? >> yeah. you're looking for a quality that has to be evident in the audition. they have to have a certain amount of comfort being on the stage. because they're about to go into, as -- >> larry: live television. >> yeah, as chaotic an experience as you can get. if you're not sort of poised and ready for it, you can get knocked over. >> larry: kristen, what were you doing at the time? >> only $50,000? yours was only $50,000? >> yeah, it was a little later. >> i was at the ground link in los angeles. and my manager had talked to me about making a tape. and so we put some stuff together and sent it in. and, yeah, auditioned here. the most nervous i've ever been in my life. i don't do -- i haven't done any stand-up or a lot of performing
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just myself on the stage. so i was terrified. >> larry: fred, how did they find you? or where did they find you? where did you find them? >> i was doing stand-up comedy in los angeles. and we also sent in tapes. and yeah, i auditioned right here. and i remember it was like really nerve-racking. when i got the phone call that i got, i saved it on my phone as the best call ever. so since then, i've just transferred that number. over and over. it was exciting. it was really great just to be on the stage. >> larry: did you do imitations? >> i did. i did some impressions and characters. yeah, it was a blur. >> larry: do you say in your mind sometime, lorne, this is it, he's definitely going to get it or she's going to get it? >> of course. >> larry: andy? >> there was construction. so i auditioned on a side stage. which took a lot of pressure off. because it was like this is kind of like a b-league thing.
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i just kind of let it rip. but yeah -- >> larry: a big break. >> i still threw up before if. >> larry: you're going to host tomorrow night? >> yeah, can you believe it? you seem like you can't believe it. >> larry: back on the stage, a whole different thing. >> i don't know. i'm so incredibly honored and privileged to be back anytime to do anything on the show. but to be able to host is a whopper. >> larry: how was she selected, lorne? >> no idea. no, it was -- we have four new cast this year, and it's an election year. and we just wanted the most solid choice i could find. and here she is. >> larry: how do you feel about that, seth? >> i'm very -- i think we're all thrilled. it's very exciting. one of the joyce of writing for the show is with the host, you always have the different unknown qualities. but there's nothing better than
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knowing it is a known quantity. and i get to write for them again. i think the cast members are excited to be onstage. >> larry: some day it will be you, kristen. >> that would be -- yeah, that would be great. >> she's a lot harder to work with. >> larry: a little stuck-up? >> talks a lot about hollywood. >> i don't appreciate eye contact from people that are younger than me. >> larry: you don't like -- you have no peers, is that it? >> yeah. i look around the landscape and i'm like, where are my peers. that's how i feel. >> you said maybe meryl streep. >> i said if she's lucky. >> larry: andy, are you very happy for amy's success? >> yeah. >> larry: you won't after what she just said. >> no, no, amy is beloved by all. that's her secret move. no one doesn't like her. >> i could name a few. >> i would say it's inspiring to
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see. i came in when amy was kind of in the middle of her run. and i would say her and seth, maybe more than anyone, really looked out for me. they kind of took me under their wing and made sure i was doing okay. >> larry: why, fred, is he staring at you? >> i was just showing him the ropes, that's all. >> there was a little hazing. >> really kind of limp hazing. >> but i accepted you. >> and i appreciate that. >> fifth year. >> i'm really excited. >> larry: we'll be back with the cast of "saturday night live," 36th year starts tomorrow night. don't go away.
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♪ ♪ >> larry: was she a good sport? >> yes. anyone who comes on the show is already a good sport. >> larry: fred, the new season's starting. are you going to play obama early? >> we'll see how the week goes
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and what the writers have and what lorne decides. >> whatever is in the news. >> larry: any trepidation playing him? >> no. i enjoy playing him. it's always fun to see what angle the writers have on it. >> larry: do you have impact with the writers? can you say, i'm comfortable with this, but not comfortable with that? >> i trust them a lot. they've never presented me with anything that i wasn't comfortable with. >> and it's -- also, here the cast write well. fred contributes a lot. and kristen and andy at read-throughs. they're also writing. so i think -- >> larry: an ensemble. >> yes. >> larry: kristen, your most famous impressions are the speaker of the house pelosi, kathie lee gifford and suze orman. what's the trick of suze orman? >> oh, my gosh. well, she's very energetic. she's very passionate about
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everything that she talks about. so i think for me, just finding that one thing in a person i'm doing an impression of and just blowing it up to make it like more of a character than the actual person. >> that is what my hairdresser has named my hairdo, the cutback, because she only cuts the back. >> i watched her for years. i love her. i obviously make her a little crazier. but i've met her, and she's -- she was actually in the audience one time when i did her, which is a little scary. >> the easiest person to pick out of the audience. >> oh, yeah. you could see her from up there, her blond hair. >> larry: andy, you had a fight with mark wahlberg, right? >> fight is a little harsh. >> larry: what did you have with him? >> i did an impression of him, and he was doing a movie of his. >> larry: how do you impersonate mark wahlberg?
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what sticks out about mark wahlberg? he's terrific. >> i do a lot of guys i grew up with. >> you're a donkey. i like that. you eat apples, right? >> sometimes there is somebody like that that you wouldn't think it's easy to do an impression of. the minute andy started doing it, you're like, oh, that's how you do an impression of somebody. >> yeah. >> those are the ones -- >> larry: not in the voice so much as in the manner, right? >> yeah. i think just grab the personality. >> but i mean, he came on and did a thing with me about it as well. >> larry: it was all in jest? >> yeah. >> i wouldn't say like besty besties, but close. >> pretty close. >> yeah. >> larry: you do a hillary? >> right. >> larry: easy or hard? >> i found hard. i will say that there's a difference between like, you know, someone like darrell hammond is a premier impressionist. who can get everything down to the last drop. and then there are times when you just try to do someone, and
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you want to just -- just get like a funny take on it. not necessarily needs to be like even really sound exactly like them. you just want to create a character of who they are. so i tried to do that with her. she's kind of, you know -- there was nothing really that stuck out voice-wise. >> larry: you don't have to play it funny, right? you have to play her. you're serious about it. >> yeah, she played, hopefully, as real in the moment as you can. but i thought deep down, he wrote a lot of hillary clinton pieces which fluctuated over the many years i played her certainly. the gain that was fun to play is how she had to hold it together when she was becoming so frustrated, or that there was a lot of stuff underneath. and i thought that was a great take. >> larry: do you always try to begin with politics? >> it's a nice place for it. i find that's the best place for
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it in the show. then it picks up a different momentum. >> larry: you know how we're opening tomorrow? >> we don't know yet. >> we don't know as late as friday. >> larry: you do the shoot on friday? >> it depends on what -- because anything topical, the nightly shows probably, if it happened on a monday or tuesday, then the nightly shows would have probably have beaten it to death by then. and our take has to be original in some way. so we have to find the way into it that seems -- >> larry: i would guess you may do the candidate in delaware? we'll be right back after this. financing their fleet, sharing our expertise, and working with people who are changing the face of business in america. after 25 years in the aviation business, i kind of feel like if you're not having fun at what you do, then you've got the wrong job. my landing was better than yours. no, it wasn't. yes, it was. was not. yes, it was. what do you think? take one of the big ones out?
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>> larry: saturday night, 36 years starting tomorrow night. that's a record, i guess. we're 25 1/2. we're just a baby. give us the, kristen, as the target lady. watch. >> applejacks. i get to put this under the tray. >> i'm sorry, i'm in a hurry. >> hey, you know what fertilizer is, right? >> excuse me? >> it's part dirt and part f
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feces. i thought you should know you're buying a big bag of feces. >> larry: did you actually know a lady that worked like that? >> i actually met someone at target that talked a little bit like that. but i exaggerated it a little bit. she was one of the characters that i auditioned with when i came here at the groundlynx. >> larry: how did you find gilly? >> that's just really me, yeah. >> larry: you play yourself? >> basically, yes. >> this is a character. what are you doing noul? >> larry: andy won an emmy -- >> woo! >> larry: -- for a digital short with justin timberlake, which after we see this, i'm going to ask lorne how this ever got approved. ♪
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>> larry: all right. >> i always forget what's in the box. >> me and my two buddies, akiva and norma. >> larry: did timberlake go for it right away? >> immediately, yeah. >> larry: it's a lot about him. >> yeah, for sure. he was down here blocking the scenes. and we started writing it. and thought, this will be good. we knew he had already been up for doing a song. because he liked the ones we had done with natalie portman. >> larry: how did you come up with the whole idea of digital shorts? >> there's a long history of short films on the show. >> larry: i know. >> when we came in, it was something we were well versed in. because we had our own group and we had our own website, and we had had a couple of small pilot
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deals. so we kind of spent a lot of time making short films. and specifically short music videos. but we didn't get hired for that. you know, i got hired off my audition and they got hired on their writing packet. but when we got here, we suggested, you know, we do this kind of stuff. is there a place for it. we talked to, you know, some of the producers about it, and they said, yeah, lorne would love that. we're always looking for something to play while we change sets. so we went off and shot one on our own. i think the first one was called "let us" and it aired. if you want to do another one, do a shot. and the next one we called "lazy sunday." >> larry: now, lorne, is there someone upstairs at nbc who does the blue pencil stuff? >> absolutely, yes. >> larry: did you have any trouble getting that through?
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>> it was certainly discussed. but i think it's -- the spirit of it is, i mean, it's much more about comedy than it is -- >> they made you use the box. >> yeah, exactly. >> yeah. the box. >> larry: how did you like it? >> we loved it immediately. >> and we won't see it until dress rehearsal. you know? so it's -- the nature of the show is -- and i strongly encourage them to do a visual short that week. i believe i mentioned it on monday. >> larry: when they came up with that, though? >> my point is, they have a very high standard. they think, and then sometimes overthink. by the time they get started, it's quite often friday night. >> larry: do they lower the standard for that bit?
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sna we're back. we're honored to be in the space of honor. they should transport this to the smithsonian, along with our set. >> is it a package deal? >> larry: take them together. for longevity. all right. you were great together as weekend update co-anchors. watch. >> really? really, cdc, the next time you want to give something to goldman that should be going to students, how about an economics textbook? >> yeah, really. >> give yourself a big fat nugie, goldman sachs. >> yeah, really. >> larry: is that your bit, seth? >> it was both of ours. i will give credit to -- andy was the one. i talk like that a lot. i'm incredulous about a lot of
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things. >> larry: your idea was really? >> i talk like that all the time. andy actually had the idea. >> it was borne of his personality. my impression of seth was he would always walk in a room when he was po'd about something and go, yeah, really? >> it could match incredulosity with you? >> larry: is this a fun place to work? >> no. >> larry: it's not? >> no. >> larry: this is serious business? >> it's the most fun you could ever imagine. you're just around smart and funny people all the time. and you're around them a lot. the week is -- it's almost 24 hours a day that you're with everybody. and it's just the most fun. constantly. also, like blocking sketches. >> hangout time. >> it's like your best friends. >> not to be sentimental about it, but i am very sentimental.
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it's almost nine years to the day that we started. our first show -- seth and i, our first show was september 29th, 2001. and it was a very different time. >> larry: it sure was. >> and certainly a historic show. but we were also just new cast members trying to figure out where the bathrooms were. so to be able to be back nine years later, and see how much things have changed, and to be back in different capacities. >> larry: was it hard to write, seth, after 9/11? >> yeah, it would have been so hard just to be new on the show. like for the new cast members we have now, i mean, it's not right after 9/11. but they're going to go through the toughest time they've ever had. you have to learn how to write for a show and perform in front of a live audience. there's nothing like it. there's no practice you can have to sort of figure it out. to have that sort of both at once was a real tricky thing. a one-hand note, it gave us a little bit of time to sort of figure it out because no one was paying attention to us.
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>> larry: how did you approach that? >> the hardest part -- there were two things that were hard. one was finding the right way to start. i sort of thought that i would start with music. and i got -- i asked paul simon if he would sing the boxer, which is sort of a new york city song, about renewal. we hadn't yet started with a laugh. >> can we be funny? >> why start now? >> so that's the moment -- and the problem with it, at dress rehearsal, we were doing it. and when rudy is about to tell a joke, he starts to smile. and so i'd be looking him in the eye and i'd sort of see he was getting -- because i'm doing my line and i know he's already excited about the fact that he's going to laugh in a minute. that was an opening there. for him not to smile. until he said his line. it got a huge laugh.
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then we were back. >> larry: speaking of back, we'll be right back. don't go away.
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>> larry: in a minute i'm going to ask seth to take us through a week, starts from inception on monday through saturday. but first, let's see fred as me. watch. >> good evening, i'm larry king. are these glasses getting bigger or is my face shrinking? you decide. tonight the late-night wars are heating up once again with new
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rumors flying every day. conan is out, jay is in, and no one is talking about the greatest talk show of all-time, mr. joey bishop. >> larry: that's pretty good. flattering, by the way. >> thank you. >> larry: am i hard to do? >> no. it's pretty easy. >> larry: i don't know how to take that. >> no, it's -- you know, you're iconic. and familiar with your voice. i've been hearing it and listening to it for a long time. >> larry: i'm honored. >> thank you. >> plus you do the service of dressing in a very easy way. >> larry: are you making fun of this? >> well, we are, with that sketch, too. >> larry: take us through a week. >> monday, we pitch ideas to our host. amy. and then we get started on the writing. everybody piles into lorne's office and does one or two things they're working on.
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>> larry: the writers. >> the writers. the cast members pitch as well. sometimes people don't understand how much the cast members sort of write, and contribute to that side of it as well. >> larry: tuesday? >> tuesday, people roll in here around noon. and through the night a fair share of us, a good group of us stay through the night all the way through wednesday. >> larry: lorne is here for all of this? >> oh, no, i leave around 3:00. >> he's here until 3:00 a.m. >> larry: wednesday? >> wednesday, we all sit around the table. we have a stack of about 40 scripts. we read through it. >> larry: is the host a participant in a skit in which the host is not involved? >> i would say of 40, the host is probably in 35. they sit at the head of the table. >> larry: is lorne a factor? >> yes. >> we read through everything. then we go off into a room where lorne and the host start paring that down. >> larry: the host has a say in all of it? >> yeah.
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>> it wouldn't work if it was something they didn't want to do, because then you would be discussing it all the way up. >> larry: do you write the host monologue? >> we do. and that's one where you most want the host to be onboard. >> larry: of course. friday? >> you don't care about thursday at all? >> i thought you did thursday. >> no, that was wednesday still. >> larry: so thursday? you're here? >> yeah. >> larry: you're blocking cameras? >> and rewriting. we sit down and rewrite everything. cut it down, punch it up. >> larry: are you laughing during these times? >> we are. >> larry: okay. friday? >> that's just more camera blocking. we're down here. late in the night we sort of go to lorne's office and sort of order the show. although it all sort of flies out the window at dress rehearsal. but we do our best guest. >> larry: is it true you do your show for an audience, a rehearsal show that an audience sees? >> yes. 8:00. >> larry: on saturday night? then a new audience comes in? >> yeah. >> larry: at the rehearsal show,
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decisions are made, fred? >> yeah. during, right after. you know, from the audience, we can tell what's going to work. and what's not going to work. >> larry: does the rehearsal audience get to see more stuff than the audience will see at 11:30? >> definitely. >> larry: i would rather go to a rehearsal show. >> yeah. >> larry: that would be a hoot. >> and you're in bed by 11:00, larry. >> larry: we'll be back with more right after this. you exercise and eat right, but your blood sugar may still be high, and you need extra help. ask your doctor about onglyza, a once daily medicine used with diet and exercise to control high blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. adding onglyza to your current oral medicine may help reduce after meal blood sugar spikes and may help reduce high morning blood sugar. [ male announcer ] onglyza should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. tell your doctor if you have a history or risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. onglyza has not been studied with insulin.
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the tea party convention said the convention is in february and is expected to be the nation's largest ever gathering of misspelled signs. wednesday the rockefeller christmas tree was illuminated. however, the occasion was marred when aretha franklin was caught in a bear's mouth. >> larry: what do you say about this part of the writing for the show? >> you have to start over every week with a completely blank slate. if you have a good show on saturday, it doesn't stick around until the first thing monday. the great part about the show is we're allowed to be wildly inconsistent with our approach. >> larry: wildly inconsistent? >> this week this writer might have an idea that has nothing to do with politics. the next week somebody might have an idea of something in pop culture. the next week could be a scene of just like sort of a timeless comedy idea that could have been on the show 30 years ago. >> larry: does it get, though, a
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little unsaturday, at 11:15, are you -- >> but that's just what the job is. you know, making sure that you hit your mark, and that you've got everything right. it's still fun. that stuff is still fun anyway. >> those live moments, those cortisol spikes you have when things go wrong, they're intoxicating. i remember doing a sketch one time with queen latifah, and we had to sing a song. and something was happening with the music. so the music wasn't coming on. and it was live. they were like, okay. jenna, our stage manager was like, okay, ten, nine, eight -- do you want me to tell them? four -- there's no music. and we just had to sing without any music. and it's those kind of moments -- >> larry: where are you, lorne, while the show is on? >> right over there, just standing on the floor.
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>> larry: you're not in the control room? >> i go back and forth. control room -- there's lots of shows going on. there's a show in the control room, there's a show out here. and -- >> larry: frantic? >> and also there's changes happening while we're on air. >> larry: they start their 36th year tomorrow night. don't go away. hi, ricky lake. the last two years i have had the honor of recognizing great people changing the world at cnn heroes, an all-star tribute. i'm a supporter of 2008 top cnn hero maria desilva. i am committed to building schools, providing education and preventing aids in malawi. i'm thrilled to help cnn introduce one of this year's top ten honorees. now more than ever, the world needs heroes. >> i'm going to get my life on track. and you end up getting off a bus, downtown los angeles, skid row.
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a one, and a two. ♪ i'm sure you have a lot to say on your mother on this day ♪ ♪ tell you why you love her ♪ her apple pie is the best ♪ she tucks me in at night ♪ she gives me good advice ♪ i'm only allowed upstairs >> larry: another famous show in television history was lawrence welling, with the bubbles. and kristen plays judy. how did you find that piece? you didn't wans the lawrence welling show. >> i'm familiar with it, yeah, absolutely. and we -- the night that we wrote it, we were watching a lot online. >> larry: so how did you find judy? >> anne hathaway was hosting. and we just wanted to do a sketch with her and a group with her sisters. and one of those sisters has -- is a little different.
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so we just wanted to make her -- the way she looked was almost, not an after-thought, but we just wanted to think of a different way to make her really kind of not attractive. so we just went, okay, big forehead and little hands. she just sort of was going that way. >> was her forehead really big or was i looking through a couple of bubbles? >> larry: we asked you about this earlier, you've got your own -- >> what's really funny is having been in the cast, when you come back to host, it's -- you kind of know -- you peek behind the curtain. and you know how hard everybody's working. and so i -- it's just -- it's like the ultimate experience to be able to have lived it and go back. >> larry: fred, we saw you -- >> you don't like that answer i feel. >> larry: no, that was a good answer. >> yeah, i feel above everyone,
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larry. >> larry: fred, were you a kid who imitated people? >> all the time, yeah. teachers. everyone, on my street, all the time. >> larry: let's do a couple. >> yeah, do your own teacher. >> okay. mr. brindle was kind of like, yeah, nine times -- >> that's so like him. >> we all remember him. >> larry: hugo chavez? >> hugo chavez is kind of like -- he's always kind of puckering up. >> larry: martin skor ka se. he's just the greatest. a rock star in a way. he's really into numbers and long, long pauses. he'll just say like, a billion downloads a day. a billion.
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downloads a day. he loves numbers. he loves the moment. introducing the new ipod. >> larry: the show itself, andy, putting it all together and then getting ready to go on. some weeks you have a lot, some weeks you don't have a lot. are you perked up, no matter what you're doing? i'm trying to figure out when you're not included a lot. >> when you have a bad week in terms of being on the show, you definitely relax a little bit more. i do anyway. >> larry: when you have a bad week? >> yeah. i mean, it's more fun if you're in the show. but it's also a lot more stress and a lot more going on. you have a much better after-party if you've been in the show a lot. >> larry: when a skit is not working, seth, as obviously every skit can't work when you're doing live, what goes through you as head writer? because you know it's not
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working right. >> you know right away. and you hope if it's during dress rehearsal, you hope you also know you're not going to have to do it at the air show. but if for whatever reason you have to fix it, like you don't have time to have anything go through your head other than get together as many people as you can and go to work on it, you sort of watch it under the bleachers with lorne. it's like triage more than anything else. which of these can we save. or say good-bye to. >> larry: what goes through you when a skit is not working? >> it depends on why it's not working. it could be the shooting's -- cueing was wrong. it can be that the audience is not interested. it could be that it's just too long. >> larry: what happens like if it's all three? >> if it's all three, it's left alone. and tip toes quietly out of here. >> you know if you're under the bleachers and lorne starts talking about other things. >> did you have a nice summer?
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>> sometimes when they don't go well and you look at other cast members, it's very hard not to laugh. when you say that line -- >> larry: when it's not going well? >> if it's supposed to get a laugh and it's silence, and you go, oh, i have four more minutes. >> the first joke bellwether doesn't work? oh, that was the best one. >> but those are the times you become so connected with the cast members. the times when you're dying are the times you become close friends. >> it's also the humility that no matter how certain you were something was going to work, and then there's just silence, you realize that no one knows. >> larry: have there been laughs at the dress rehearsal, not at the show? >> absolutely. >> you never know. >> larry: do you get thrown by that? >> yeah. no one will know except the people on the inside. but there's moments where if you go back and look at a scene that you laugh, that you see on air
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somebody just goes for that line so hard, full confidence. and this is what i said to him was the butler! and it's like dead. >> and you're like, what? >> you can see our eyes dilate. you go, what happened? >> oh, my gosh. >> larry: we'll be back with our remaining moments. we'll ask lorne about betty white. don't go away. did you know prilosec otc can stop frequent heartburn before it begins? heartburn happens when stomach acid refluxes into the esophagus. prilosec otc uses a unique delayed-release system that protects the medicine
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>> remember how bad a governor i am already? imagine how bad i'll be when i'm not trying to impress anyone. i can just let myself go, like a typical housewife in new jersey. >> larry: governor paterson. >> it's pretty much just the one closed eye looking this way. and just a little bit of a -- i mean, that's -- >> larry: what was betty white to work with? >> she was fabulous. she worked so hard that thursday and friday because we're used to that schedule. and she never complained. just extraordinary to watch how great she was at it. >> larry: what a pro. >> what a pro, yeah. >> larry: what do you make of her resurrection? snickers made her. >> yeah. i've been watching her my whole life.
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it was such an honor to have her here. golden girls, and mary tyler moore, i've been a fan forever, obviously. >> larry: we're in our remaining moments. amy, you all revved up? >> i don't know. i feel like you're nervous for me. >> larry: you've got to come away with -- >> it's not about lorne. >> no, no. >> no. >> that's what she's aiming for. >> larry: she wants to be lorne? >> as great as. >> right. right. no, i'm very, very, very excited. and see? look -- >> everyone's very excited. >> larry: despite what she said. >> it's like she's coming home. >> despite the fact that we don't know what we're going to be doing. >> larry: we taped this earlier in the week. >> even then on friday night we wouldn't know what we're going to be doing. we would have a very good idea. but then things don't work. or things come together that you're surprised at or the
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audience. >> larry: why is this show -- why has this show last? >> i think there's nothing quite like it. and there's that chance on a saturday night that you're going to see something that you're going to remember for the rest of your life. and i think it's cross-generational. i was at the airport the other day, and there was someone twice my age who says he still makes it home at 11:to watch it. >> larry: fred? >> i always liked it. i just felt it was something i needed to be around and watch. >> larry: what do you think, andy? >> it never gets old. it's basically a camp fire for the country. people have to check in and talk about what happened that week. and combined with -- i'm going to suck it up and do it. lorne keeps choosing great people to be on. keeps bringing in people who have great creative ideas, and has surrounded himself with people that are good at what they do in every department, you


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