Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People
GLENN: So I wonder if there will be any mercy tonight with Barbara Walters.
PAT: I can't wait to say that.
STU: It's going to be cool.
PAT: We all watched on the monitors as you were taping and
GLENN: Yeah, they came, they came and did the first interview with me in our new studio.
PAT: 700 people it took.
GLENN: It was what, 51 or 37 or something? It was a ridiculous number of people.
PAT: A lot.
GLENN: That it took. And it took them two days to set up. And they had scouted like the week before, they had blocked off, you know, the parking here in front of, for an entire block on Sixth Avenue, Avenue of the Americas here in New York. I mean, I swear to you it was like the scene from ET. Do you remember when they come and it's like all of a sudden there's bubbles everywhere and it's like, "Okay, we've got Barbara Walters coming in in just a few minutes. Help me clear the area. " I mean, it was an amazing thing to watch. And then it was about a half hour. I don't know how long they're going to use.
PAT: I think it's a pretty standard six minutes on that, isn't it?
GLENN: Isn't it?
STU: Yeah, usually. This is the ten most fascinating people list.
GLENN: Plus Glenn. Ten most fascinating people, plus Glenn Beck. I don't know how that happened, but I think I'm only fascinating to them because I say what I mean and mean what I say and they're like, "But what do you mean by that?" I tell you what I'm really thinking? "Yes, but what does that mean?" Why the code you're speaking in now? So that is, that's tonight. And I don't we should put up a poll on the website. Do I confuse Barbara, the viewers, or do I cry? What are the odds that I cry? Sarah, what are the odds that I cry? What do you think? What are the Vegas odds?
SARAH: I say they're high, whatever they are.
STU: Yeah, you are not getting even money for that.
GLENN: What do you think the odds are that she plays how I actually started the interview which was, come on, ask me what kind of tree I am. Come on, come on, ask me what kind of tree.
STU: I'm going to go with low on that one.
GLENN: She is like, I'm not going to ask you what kind of tree you are. "Come on, ask me what kind of tree. I'm ready for the tree. I've got an answer for the tree question!" "I'm not going to ask..." "All right, I'm just going to say it anyway. Weeping willow. There it is. What do you think?" And then I chastised her and I said, this isn't even a hard interview. This is like, "You don't really want to work. Who can I I don't even want to work at making somebody cry. Who would cry just because the camera is on and, ow, I got a booboo or whatever?" Hey, I've got a question for you. And then you'll just start crying. Glenn. I said, "This isn't even work for you." I don't think that probably made it, either.
PAT: Probably not.
STU: You are in quite impressive company here, though.
GLENN: Am I?
STU: You've got Kate Gosselin.
GLENN: Kate plus Eight.
PAT: Are the Olsen twins on this year?
GLENN: No. Fascinating.
STU: Singer Adam Lambert.
GLENN: That guy's following me.
STU: Lady Gaga.
GLENN: Don't know who she is.
STU: Sarah Palin.
STU: You've heard of her.
STU: Brett Favre.
PAT: Brett Favre is on there.
STU: South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford.
GLENN: Ooh, I'd actually like to see that one.
GLENN: Is she going to lower the boom? She did. She didn't chase him out of the house with a golf club, but
STU: No, I don't think that happened.
GLENN: You know, Tiger Woods makes him look good, doesn't he?
STU: Yeah. Yeah, this is a good development for Governor Sanford, definitely. Filmmaker Tyler Perry, Michael Jackson's three children, which I believe they're including as one person, which would be Paris, Prince Michael and prince Michael deux, part deux.
(Pat making impersonations.)
GLENN: He really did call him Blanket. That's the question I want Barbara Walters to ask: Did you think your dad here's credit as being one of the most creative men alive and your nickname was Blanket? I mean
PAT: I don't think you berate a 5 year old with that question.
GLENN: Well, I mean, that's
PAT: What was the matter with your dad?
GLENN: Okay, he's been dead for a while; I'm sure you're over it. What was wrong with him!
STU: And then I guess the number one most fascinating person is a reveal, right?
PAT: Yeah, it's a reveal.
STU: It ain't Glenn. We know that.
GLENN: It's got to be.
PAT: Who do you think it is? Is it Palin? Do you think it's Sarah Palin?
STU: No, no. I think it's someone not on this list.
PAT: Oh, it is?
GLENN: Barack Obama.
GLENN: I don't know.
STU: I've heard some speculation.
GLENN: What is the speculation?
STU: Taylor Swift.
PAT: Taylor Swift?
STU: That is what I've heard.
PAT: The most fascinating person of the year?
GLENN: How did I get on this show?
STU: I don't know.
GLENN: They really, they got down to like number 18 most fascinating person and they are like, everybody's out of town, I mean, everybody is out of town. Who's in town? (Phone ringing). Oh, it's Glenn's house. Oh, jeez.
STU: Because the interesting thing, you do stand out here because people seem to know and like everyone else on the list. And then there's you. I mean, if you look at it, Sarah Palin, I guess, everyone hates evil Sarah Palin.
GLENN: She mention she did mention that I was, what, inciting violence like four times.
GLENN: And she said that I was crazy.
PAT: People say you're crazy.
GLENN: People say you're crazy about five or six times.
GLENN: So we know that the inciting of violence and the crazy thing is going to be in the episode.
STU: It's possible that that was why it was asked.
GLENN: The question is, will they air my answers to some of those?
STU: Well, you figure if you were asked four or five times, they had the opportunity to air any of four or five answers.
GLENN: Answers, yeah.
STU: Which one? Will they choose your best answer?
GLENN: It was a really good interview, wasn't it, though? Wasn't it a good interview?
STU: I did not see it. This is all new to me.
PAT: It seemed to be, yeah.
GLENN: Yeah, I thought it was a really good interview.
PAT: It's on at, what, 9:00 Eastern?
STU: 10:00 p.m. Eastern.
PAT: Wow, that's
GLENN: Okay. Now there's another major TV announcement.
PAT: Have you seen it?
STU: He has not busted this one out and it's not a good start.
GLENN: Very bad.
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STU: This is not a promising start.
PAT: Just as a clue.
GLENN: When I was on
PAT: But you knew what I was talking about.
GLENN: Would you please? When I was on stage in Mount Vernon getting the keys to the city in my hometown, the stage that I hadn't been on since I was about maybe 12, if you've ever seen a picture of me with the magic and the bird, you know, the dove on my finger and stuff, that was taken on that stage that I received the keys to the city. I didn't realize it until I actually got backstage and I was like, oh, my gosh, I haven't been here in forever and this is and I was thinking. My phone rang while I was backstage. That picture was taken because I thought I could actually get on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and so I had that picture and I was like, hey, you are a magician; I'm a magician, and here's a picture of me looking really dorky. What do you think? Have me on the show. That's why that picture was actually taken.
GLENN: And when I was backstage, the phone rang and it was somebody here in New York and they said, Jay Leno just called and wants you, wants you to be on the Jay Leno show. And in my own head that's still kind of The Tonight Show even though it's not. And it was kind of a really cool thing. That is happening, what is it, next Friday I fly out to Los Angeles?
STU: December 18th.
GLENN: December 18th. And I am Jay and I are going to be cooking my grandmother's sugar cookies.
STU: That's big.
GLENN: Yeah. Cooking my grandmother's sugar cookies.
STU: I'm sure he won't come up with any fat jokes. I'm sure he won't have any prepared.
GLENN: Well, the problem with these...
STU: For you looking like that.
GLENN: is they go right to your chin. As apparent to my chin and his. So neither of us should be eating those.
STU: How would Jay Leno say that, Pat?
GLENN: Jay Leno next Friday, Barbara Walters tonight.