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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- kristin chenoweth from "marry me", actress casey wilson broadway's tony danza music from brandy clark featuring the 8g band. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] and now, here he is, seth meyers! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: good evening, everybody. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everyone doing tonight?
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[ cheers ] that's great to hear. that's very exciting. that is very exciting. this is also very exciting political news. mitt romney said friday that he's considering a third, a third presidential bid. yeah. romney said he got the idea from watching his dog repeatedly run into an electric fence. [ laughter ] [ applause ] ow, ow. hey, i could do that. anyone watching the nfl playoffs? [ cheers ] very exciting weekend. very exciting weekend in the nfl playoffs. last night after the broncos lost to the colts, peyton manning implied that he may retire after this season. peyton says he wants to spend more time with papa john. [ laughter and applause ] he'd like a little more time. hopefully if we're lucky, the american viewing public, they'll film it.
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[ laughter ] because those two have chemistry. [ laughter ] this is cool. the denver post recently hosted a focus group, a focus group discussing the impact of marijuana legalization in colorado. they call it a focus group because the host kept saying, "come on, guys, focus. we got to get through this. we got to get through this. this is only five questions. there's only five questions. we've been here for over 45 minutes." [ laughter ] you can feel in it the air. you can feel a certain energy in the air because it's that time of year again. yesterday was new york's 14th annual no-pants subway ride. [ cheers ] yeah. of course, if you want to see a bunch of people riding the subway without pants, today works, too. [ laughter ] don't be upset that you missed it. today works too. just yesterday was sanctioned. [ laughter ]
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i think this is great. tiffany & company has a new ad campaign featuring a gay couple getting engaged. which i think is great. [ cheers and applause ] finally, finally giving gay people the opportunity to quickly change the channel while their partner's in the kitchen. [ light laughter ] hey, what happened there? what? what are you talking about? i was -- you yelled, and then you turned off the television. oh, no, it was nothing. hey, babe. what? isn't it great we can get married? yeah. this is a little sad. rapper ray j is reportedly trying to buy a house on the same street as his ex, kim kardashian. the same street. just imagine how awkward it would be if she backs into him again. [ laughter ]
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that wasn't supposed to be the punchline! i was surprised by this. according to the nba store, kobe bryant has the league's fourth highest selling jersey, but -- and this is important -- most of those were bought by kobe's teammates trying to trick him into passing the ball. [ laughter ] hey, i'm open! because that's how kobe does it, right? like -- like a 1950s minneapolis laker? chest pass. and now my impression of kobe bryant. [ laughter ] [ applause ] there's a new study out -- we're huge fans of new studies here at "late night." a new study shows suggested people can develop separation anxiety from their smartphones.
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that's crazy. why would anyone ever be separated from their smartphone? [ laughter and applause ] hey, buddy. [ laughter ] this is amazing. on friday, a car accident in south dakota left an interstate covered, covered in 500 pounds of mcdonald's french fries. and even worse, only two ketchup packets. [ laughter ] isn't that always the way. isn't that always how it turns out? oh, my goodness. classic. i couldn't believe this. new research shows that middle-aged men, middle-aged men are more likely to binge drink than college students or -- or maybe they're just college students who look like middle-aged men from all that binge drinking. [ applause ] and finally, finally a knicks fan recently kissed a total
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stranger after her boyfriend refused to participate in the kiss cam. man, it's like no one can win at a knicks game. [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, this is the 8g band. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: how are we doing 8g band. lovely to see you. very excited, sitting in with the 8g band tonight on guitar, eleanor friedberger is back. welcome back eleanor. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> seth: also, back from a weeks vacation, kimberly thompson on the drums. welcome back, kim, lovely to have you. you guys -- i was at the golden globes last night. did anybody watch the golden globes? [ applause ] an excellent show. incredible job by amy and tina. give it up for amy and tina. [ cheers and applause ] all time great, all-time great
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golden globe hosts. um, it was really fun. one thing the air conditioning was not working very well in the ballroom. although the upside is, if you were ever looking for a night to see your favorite stars of film and television just sweating in gowns, last night was the night for you. i had to go straight from the show to the airport and take a red-eye back here. i was so tired, i -- i don't know if this every happened to you on an airplane where you fall asleep before the flight takes off so your seat's not even back. so i just spent six hours sleeping in the locked upright position. which isn't even that, because over the course of sleeping you sort of just lean forward, just allowing the drool to pool in your own lap. you are basically sleeping with the posture of -- it looked like i'd been tortured for six hours and just woke up. so that was great. so i'm feeling like a thousand dollars right now. i had a really fun table. i sat -- i sat with the
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gyllenhaals, maggie and jake gyllenhaal, both nominated last night. and maggie gyllenhaal won, and it was really lovely to watch her win and be right next to her brother jake who was so excited for her. although i did -- while they were doing her category, i thought if she wins, i should try to jump up and hug her before jake can get to her. because they're definitely going to cut to her and that would be so awesome, me, someone who barely knows her, just embracing her. while her brother awkwardly -- [ applause ] wait -- [ applause ] [ laughter ] quvenzhane wallis was at my table. the lovely quvenzhane wallis. she was annie this year. um, so adorable. so talented. couldn't be less interested to meet me. [ laughter ] fully -- pretty much fully iced by quvenzhane wallis. look, i get it. she's not my demo. she was really lovely. she's such a wonderful actress though, she's such a talented actress.
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could not, despite her acting skills, could not even pretend to be interested in me. [ light laughter ] it's hard, you know, because i'm a huge quvenzhane fan and i feel like, now i got to carry that with me, you know, the next time i see her film, i got to be like -- [ laughter ] why doesn't she like me more? [ laughter ] don't meet your heroes. i did manage to meet michael keaton. i talked about him last week. i love michael keaton so much. [ applause ] such a lovely guy. and he won a golden globe last night. so happy for him. if you haven't seen "birdman," he was just outstanding in it. congratulations to everybody who won at the globes last night. a really fun night. [ cheers and applause ] we have a great show for you tonight, kristin chenoweth is here. the incredibly talented kristin chenoweth is here. [ cheers and applause ] also, joining us the star of nbc's "marry me," the very funny, my friend casey wilson will be joining us tonight. [ cheers and applause ]
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from broadway's "honeymoon in vegas," the legend tony danza. [ cheers and applause ] the tony danza is sitting right there. and we'll have music from grammy nominee brandy clark, which will be outstanding as well. [ cheers and applause ] before we do anything else, though, we here at the show, we believe that no matter how different two things are, they can still have common ground. and to prove it, it is time once again for "venn diagrams." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] you remember venn diagrams, we take two seemingly separate groups and then we find out what they have in common. so as i mentioned the golden globe last night. so on one side we have actors giving speeches at the golden globes and on the other side we have 1 1/4-inch steel nails and in the middle we have things that are hammered. [ laughter ] [ applause ] "boyhood," the great film "boyhood" took home a golden
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globe for best picture drama last night. so on one side we have the movie "boyhood" and on the other side we have osama bin laden. and in the middle we have things that took 12 years to shoot. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] main difference, bin laden never won a golden globe. [ laughter ] moving on. on one side we have kidney stones on the other side we have one direction. in the middle we have things that make you scream when they pass. [ applause ] i also mention the nfl players -- the nfl playoffs. we're currently right in the middle of the nfl playoffs. on one side we have the nfl playoffs and on the other side we have the pacific ocean. i don't know what this could be. let's see. places where you can't find a jet. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ]
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some of the groaners held out. i respect that. next on one side we have new year's resolutions, on the other side we have junk food. and in the middle we have, don't do it, don't do it, don't do it, oh, no! oh, no! you were doing so good. ah, you made it 12 days. that's not that bad. next up, on one side we have things you say about viagra. on the other side we have things that you say about "the hobbit" movies and in the middle we have, hope it doesn't last four hours. [ laughter ] it does. if you're at a hobbit movie and it lasts more than four hours, call your doctor. [ laughter ] moving on, on one side we have an ax, on the other side we have "all about that bass" and in the
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middle we have annoying things that get stuck in your head. i always, always get that song stuck in my head. next, on one side we have pringles. on the other side we have pimples. i wonder what's in the middle? once you pop, you can't stop. [ laughter ] and finally, on one side we have taylor swift. on the other side we have a guy at a urinal. let's see what's in the middle. shake it off. [ laughter ] that's venn diagrams. we're gonna be right back, right back here with kristin chenowith. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night," everybody. our first guest is a tony and emmy award winning actress who lends her voice to the new disney animated film "strange magic", later this month. you can see her in "the boy next door", which opens everywhere on january 23rd. let's take a look. >> oh, claire, okay.
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why didn't you tell me? >> i just -- i thought that i could handle it. i thought that it was going to just blow over. i don't know. i didn't think he was going to turn into a stalker. >> okay. we can look at this picture and we see, we know that he's a psychopathic. that's not the way the rest of the world is going to see it. >> and there's a video. >> what? [ laughter ] >> seth: please welcome kristin chenoweth. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: how are you? they're so nice. it's a good group tonight. it's so lovely to see you. it's always lovely to see you. >> you too, it's our first date on tv.
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>> seth: it's our first tv date. >> we know each other, though. >> seth: we do know each other. so this is nice. you've actually -- >> and i love your wife. she's gorgeous. >> seth: she's a lovely wife. hands off. >> okay. >> seth: i have a bone to pick with you because -- >> oh no. >> seth: obviously we just went through the holiday season. we have good families, come from good families. i got my dad a suit for christmas. i thought that was a nice gift. >> that's a very lovely gift, yes. >> seth: you knocked me down a peg, though, because you bought your dad an airplane. you bought your dad an airplane. now all of a sudden my suit really looks like a bunch of crap. [ laughter ] so how did that come about? >> he always was a pilot for fun, and when i grew up, my dad ended up selling his plane, much like this one, to help put me through college. and i wanted to help him -- i wanted to give him something. he's 70 years old. i'd love to see him fly more, because that's how, like i sing, he likes to fly. although he's much better at flying than i think i am singing. >> seth: no true.
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>> maybe. but this is just a two-seater. actually, i could count as luggage and sit in the back. he's got this plane and i was able to help him with that. >> seth: that is so wonderful. now, have you flown with him? [ applause ] >> i have flown with him. and i think it's one of the reasons i'm very frightened to fly. [ laughter ] >> seth: see now, that could break one of two ways. i've flown with him and that's why i love to fly. but you have a fear of flying. >> i am so frightened to fly. when i was really little -- well i should say 7 or 8, not really little. thank you for that. he got me up in his plane, a cessna. he was like, "oh, no, the gears aren't working, oh, no." and he fakes that we're going down. [ laughter ] >> seth: you can't do that. >> he did. >> seth: you can't. that's not allowed. >> he did that. >> seth: that's not allowed. >> so now, of course, i'm on planes with strangers and i'm like, are we okay? are we okay? okay. and i remember one time, if you were talking about, you know, the seats when you fly. >> seth: yes. >> think about being 4'11, and you know the head rests that
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they so graciously put -- think about it being here. so i'm in this constant position. just looking here in the area, so that's never -- >> seth: no that's never good. >> that's never comfortable. anyway a man -- i was so frightened, and he calmed me down. he was kind of cute, but i wasn't interested. i was interesting in living. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, i'm sure. >> and he grabbed my thigh. and he pretended to be asleep. >> seth: he pretended to be a sleep when he grabbed your thigh? >> yeah, and he grabbed and kept going up and up. and i thought, well, it's been a while. [ laughter ] but anyway. >> seth: that's not the place to break out of a cold streak, yeah. >> absolutely not. but i'm excited. i'm excited for him. >> seth: that's really great. >> it's 30 years old so it's not like i bought him a jet. >> seth: no, no. well it's lovely. it's really lovely. >> thank you. >> seth: you've just, you have this new film, we showed a clip with jennifer lopez. >> yes. >> seth: now have you worked with her before? did you meet her before? do you know her? >> i met her once. i'd sung on "idol," and she was passing me in the hallway and i thought, don't be weird, or don't be a freak. just keep calm, keep calm. there she is.
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and she's so beautiful. >> seth: she is stunningly beautiful. >> isn't she hard not to just stare at, right? >> seth: yeah. >> so i'm like, don't look like a lesbian, but be nice. [ laughter ] and i'm looking at her and she's coming towards me and she goes, i'm a big fan. and i thought the world could stop. it was like, i'm a big -- [ laughter ] it was in slow motion. >> seth: yes. oh she does. she does her own slow-mo. she does. that's one of the things about her. >> i like your take at the end of thing. you're very dramatic. >> seth: well it's a very dramatic clip. it was a very dramatic clip. >> yeah, some of my most dramatic work. >> seth: the thing is i want to see the picture you guys are looking at. that clip is a real tease. oh, my god, look at this. i want to see what it is. >> i want to tell you, but you'll have to see it. >> seth: we have to see it. you're also back, you're coming back to broadway after a four-year break. [ cheers and applause ] is it "on the 20th century?" is that what it is? >> yes. it's "on the 20th century," which is a train. so most of it takes place on a train. it's starring peter gallagher and a bunch of incredible actors. i'm back at it. and you guys have to come. >> seth: we will definitely come. now explain to me, because i know you're on vocal rest.
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you are -- >> can't you tell? >> seth: no, your voice obviously such an important instrument for you. explain how does it work? how does your vocal rest work? what does that entail? >> about once a night -- i know your musicians understand this, but you got shut it down. after i get home at 6:00, i just, i don't speak. and i'm sure i seem rude to people. but i do try to smile and, you know, wave. >> seth: you're not being rude, you seem like probably a little simple. a little off. >> exactly. that is the truth. so my friends and i -- i'm like -- no, i just -- >> seth: right. >> i just do sign language. if i didn't have hands, it would really be hard. >> seth: yeah. thank god for that. thank god for that. well you should on opposite days have hand rest, because you don't want to get in the middle. >> that's really funny, i'm stealing that. you give it to me. >> seth: you can have it. i bequeath it to you. so that's the last time we're going to be doing hand rests on this show. i'm giving it to kristin. this is really sad to me. you have a dog.
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>> yes. >> seth: your dog is not a fan of your singing. >> no, no, no, no. [ light laughter ] >> seth: how do you know this to be true? >> well because she cries and shakes and leaves the room. >> seth: how long have you had this dog? >> i've had her 11 years. >> seth: how does she not know this is the gig? >> i don't know. my dog, excuse me, her name is madeline kahn chenowith, which is one of my favorite actresses. >> seth: right. >> and she -- i got her after "wicked" and she was not having any of it. and to this day, shakes, goes in the closet, looks at me like, how can you do this to me, mom? and so now i just rent studios to rehearse in. >> seth: wow. >> i have a grand piano, a great apartment to rehearse in but i can't do it because of my dog. >> seth: oh my goodness. well that means you're a really sweet dog owner. >> i love her. >> seth: the fact that you go somewhere else instead of sending her somewhere else. >> exactly. >> seth: because you know, there are people that like walk dogs. you could always get one of them to take her outside, yeah. >> i could do that, right. thank you for that. i'm going to steal that, too. >> seth: yeah, no, but you could go ahead. thank you so much for being here. >> thanks, seth. >> seth: it's such a delight. it's always such a pleasure to see you.
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>> you're so great. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: kristin chenoweth, everybody. her animated film "strange magic" and "the boy next door" both open on january 23rd. we'll be right back with casey wilson. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪you better pledge your allegiance♪ ♪you're not the only one ♪listen up forefathers ♪let them have some fun ♪some fun ♪some fun. your heart is precious. one of many ways to support its health is new truheart, from one a day. it's the only heart health supplement with ingredients to both help lower bad cholesterol and support healthy blood pressure and also includes co q 10 try new truheart
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: welcome back, everybody. you know our next guest tonight from her roles in "gone girl" and the cult tv series "happy endings." [ cheers ] you can see her every week in the nbc comedy "marry me" which airs tuesday nights at 9:00. let's take a look. >> do you approve of my dating choices? >> of course. >> thank you, girl. >> and you're calibrated. >> that was a lie. >> but we do believe you'll find love one day. >> another lie. we're hot, people. this evening for dinner -- >> okay. as long as we're here, am i the best lover you've ever had? am i the biggest? have you ever cheated in your heart? have you ever cheated in your mind? have you ever actually voted and i'm not talking about for the color of the m&m or american idol? >> yes. yes by an inch. no to the cheating run. and yes, i voted for the black guy. in buzzfeed's who is your favorite "happy endings" character poll? >> wow. all true. she's on the level. >> seth: please welcome casey wilson. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> seth: so lovely to have you here. >> hey! so happy to be here. >> seth: and you're expecting, congratulations. >> i am, thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: how are you feeling? are you feeling okay? >> it's been a rougher start for my child and i, together. but i'm good. i'm feeling -- >> seth: that's all right. it's going to keep getting better. >> yeah. >> seth: is your family excited? are they excited for you? >> very excited. of course. my dad is a character. >> seth: uh-huh. >> and he -- this is very strange to say, but has ben a dad who, through my life, has just said to people "my daughter has got a sensational figure." [ laughter ] >> seth: okay. >> that's a lot to hear from your dad. >> seth: yeah. especially hearing like spreading it around. >> oh yeah. i mean i guess it's just positive. >> seth: it is a positive thing. >> sort of. like at the beach, he's like, "look at her. she looks terrific in that suit." [ laughter ] so horrifying. but then, since i've gotten pregnant, he's like turned the tide. he's like, "i think she's gaining too much." i'm like, please! what --
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he told my girlfriend in a whole foods. he saw her he's like, "casey's gained a lot." and she's like -- she called me, she's like i think you need to put a clamp on your dad. i said, there's no clamping him. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> but i was talking about you, he goes, "that dude's really thin, he looks great." >> seth: he's figure obsessed. i like this. [ laughter ] >> yeah. you're up in his book. >> seth: what do you think of obama? he's trim. he's trim. [ laughter ] all he cares about is figures. >> meanwhile -- and i love my dad, but it's not as though he's running around with the greatest figure himself. and i love him. but he's very quick to put his eyes on everyone else. [ laughter ] >> seth: right. >> figure yeah -- >> seth: your husband, david, created your show "happy endings." >> yes. >> seth: and he -- "marry me" as well. >> yes. >> seth: do you pull from your families for inspiration for the shows? >> we do and largely from my father, of course. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> on the show i have two dads played by dan bucatinsky and tim meadows. >> seth: yes. >> and they're so funny. yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: both great. >> both so funny. and in real life, my dad got engaged right after i did, on the heels of my engagement.
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>>seth: great. >> and my brother was engaged. so my dad wanted to do a christmas card that said, "we're engaged," with all of us. [ laughter ] which was vetoed, you know. >> seth: yes. >> and he just recently got married, and i'm very happy about that. but he's -- we kind of used him and we had a bride wars on the show between dan an i, but my dad had no knowledge that it was based on him. he was like, "where did you get the idea for that?" [ laughter ] i was like, you. >> seth: he -- your dad obviously a cool dude willing to take some risks. a couple of years ago, new hair style. talk us through this. >> i will. [ laughter ] a couple years ago my father gave my brother and i the shock of a lifetime. we honestly, i thought he might need to be hospitalized. he announced he was getting a perm -- [ laughter ] but not just any perm. you know if you go to the hair stylist, a woman might bring in a photo of a jennifer aniston and say like, "give me the rachel." >> seth: yes. >> my dad brought in a $20 bill and said he wanted to look like andrew jackson. [ laughter ] and --
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: first of all, here we have -- this is really exciting. he took a picture of himself in rollers. [ laughter ] and i got to be honest, they did a pretty good job. >> pretty good job. >> seth: they did a pretty good job. [ laughter and applause ] >> i think it's a nice match. >> seth: it's a nice match. >> yeah. >> seth: i want the address of that hair salon. >> you don't see -- you know terry in alexandria, virginia. you don't see too many businessmen running around with like flowing locks perms. [ laughter ] >> seth: yes, i love his style. >> i think he pulls it off. >> seth: you -- this is your first married holiday. right? >> yeah. >> seth: and so what did you do for new year's? >> for new year's i was in palm springs about my husband's family who are so lovely. and there was a hotel ballroom party. >> seth: okay. >> we were at a hotel that we went to and it was the saddest, the saddest night ever. [ laughter ] the saddest ballroom, there was about four people on the dance floor. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> and the band was playing "brick house," which they played twice. >> seth: they played it twice. >> yeah. >> seth: they didn't time out new year's well enough. >> no -- that's exactly --
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>> seth: we're out of songs. >> again. >> seth: brick house. >> and then there were some balloons at the top. and basically the balloon just at midnight floated down with the sadness of what i can only imagine is the new year and what everyone's year will be like. [ laughter ] >> seth: right. this is -- just to prove, this is the rocking -- casey wilson's rocking new year. [ laughter and applause ] really great. >> and that's -- that's when i feel like things were at their peak. that's when things were going really strong. >> seth: that was their peak. [ laughter ] >> that's when things were going really strong. >> seth: you have a show oh hulu, "real housewives of orlando." great show. you and so many other funny -- women, so many funny improvisers and you're doing a second season, but you're playing different people. >> yes. >> seth: explain this. >> this is now "hot wives of las vegas." >> seth: okay. >> and it's kind of going to be the writers have conceived it as an "american horror story" type. [ laughter ] >> seth: so you're going to play different people every year. >> same cast but different, amazing housewives characters. >> seth: got you. and what is -- do you know your house wife's name for this year? >> i don't know. i was toni st. john. >> seth: okay.
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>> and i had to put down the mantle of that beautiful character. >> seth: yes. but now i think i'm playing a spicy, pregnant latina. >> seth: uh-huh. >> and i know that part of my finger is missing. [ laughter ] >> seth: oh, that's really good. i hope we'll find out more about that. >> i think you will. >> seth: we were so -- you know -- obviously we didn't see you at christmas, but we did make a gift for you because we so delighted this story. but we -- this is for you. we put your dad on a 20 dollar bill and framed it for you. [ laughter and applause ] i just feel like -- i feel like he deserved it -- you can keep it, you can give it to him. >> oh, i'm keeping this. this is the gift of christmas. >> seth: okay good. thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. >> seth: casey wilson, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] check out "marry me" tuseday nights at 9:00 right here on nbc. we'll be right back with tony danza. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ there are lots of reasons to finish college.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. our next guest is an emmy and golden globe nominated actor who starred on such iconic shows as "taxi" and "who's the boss." you can see him starring on broadway in the new musical "honeymoon in vegas," playing now at the nederlander theatre. please welcome tony danza. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> thank you. >> seth: congratulations. they're so happy you're here. i'm so happy you're here. [ cheers ] >> thank you. thank you. >> seth: and i can't wait, i cannot wait to see this show. i've heard great things. and you are -- you're tap dancing in this show. >> i do. >> seth: is that exciting for you? is that something you always wanted to do? did you always wanted to be tap dancing in a broadway show? >> i always wanted -- in fact, what's interesting about it the guy that first taught me, 32 years ago on "taxi" when i first decided to try it, i'm doing those steps, some of the steps that he taught me. >> seth: wow. >> he's not around any more, pat rico but -- >> seth: he must have been a great teacher if 32 years later you can still do the moves. >> i'm the only guy who could find an italian tap dance teacher. [ laughter ] >> seth: right. yeah exactly. >> he ws the best. he was the best. >> seth: you mentioned "taxi," some or your "taxi" castmates have been coming to see the show. which is just great. >> all right so, one by one, danny came, mary lou came, and carol came, and now everybody's coming for the opening.
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we're having a "taxi" reunion. >> seth: that's really -- [ cheers and applause ] >> like so amazing i'm talking about jim brooks, jimmy burrows, i mean it just spun out of control. then i got to -- it breaks my heart, because these are the people i started with, seth. so it's really kind of -- it's heavy. >> seth: yeah. >> but i got an e-mail from carol kane who said, "i guess you're just going to have to accept it, we love you." >> seth: i say don't ever accept that. don't you ever. >> but it's really exciting. >> seth: that's really lovely. >> then judith light is coming and danny pintauro is coming. >> seth: all right, that's great. [ cheers and applause ] the whole gang. >> let me just tell you i'm pretty excited. >> seth: that's great. you also have another reason to be excited, you got a great review in "the new york times" that compared you to frank sinatra in this role. [ cheers and applause ] and that is -- you're a big fan of his. >> i'm a big fan. because right away i think of my mother. you know, my mother used to say after i was on tv for a couple years, i started thinking who i was, you know, and signing autographs. and she said to me, "big shot, when you introduce me to sinatra, then you're a star."
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[ laughter ] and so years later, i was on "who's the boss" and sinatra did my show. >> seth: wow. i got sinatra to do the show. and so i flew my mother out. the only time she couldn't speak. [ laughter ] she always -- you know, she could never shut up, but this one time she couldn't form words. but he was so wonderful to her. he treated her like she was the queen of england. and they took a picture. and then years later -- she's gone. and she was gone. and he was 80. and they did the 80th tv special of frank sinatra's birthday, i came out and told the story, and then they put the picture up of my mother and frank sinatra. [ applause ] and she would have died again, you know. >> seth: yeah. >> but it just was the most incredible thing. so this is like -- you know, to be doing this now on broadway after all these years. >> seth: wow, that's great. and this i love -- >> seth: well now, i've heard you go to the tkts booth in times square. >> i stop by there every once and a while, yeah. >> seth: and actually go and interact with people and try the convince them to come see the show. >> i just say, what are you going to see, you know? [ laughter ]
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>> seth: well, you can sound a little threatening. how do you say it? do you say like what are you going to see? or what are you gonna see? >> what are you gonna see? [ laughter ] >> seth: i would hate for you to go to the wrong show and then all of a sudden. >> don't make me say it again. no, but there was a family there, four -- two kids and their parents. i said, come see the show, it's family friendly. the guy says, what is it? i said, "honeymoon in vegas." he said, "that doesn't sound family friendly." [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, it doesn't. it doesn't. >> so we -- i said come, if it's bad i come out at the end, you can tell me i'm a bum. [ laughter ] he came and was standing outside with the kids. and i'm telling you, the kids had a look in their eyes, the kind of show that will hook kids on musical comedy. >> seth: that's great. congratulations. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: now, this is something i love about you because you on "taxi" you were a boxer. >> yes. >> seth: you were boxing when you got the job on "taxi" and you didn't quit right away. >> no.
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>> seth: you tried to do both jobs. >> no, well, i tried to turn my tv q into a title shot. >> seth: yeah. right. >> i thought you know, i'd get lucky hit somebody on the chin. i'd be champion of the world and have a series. [ laughter ] >> seth: you can't argue with that. >> if you dream you might as well -- but it didn't work out. i had a great fight here in the city at the garden, then i fought in phoenix. my last fight in phoenix. and what happened was i was on tv. and i was real good if you came to me. >> seth: how far into the first -- is it the first season of "taxi"? >> after the first season of "taxi", we'd go on hiatus. >> seth: the show is popular. >> oh yeah, the show's a hit. >> seth: so i go to a boxing match and i'm watching a tv star in phoenix. amazing. >> perfect. this is perfect right? >> seth: i would think not, this is perfect, yeah. >> until the moment, you know what happened, i was chasing the guy around. and he was a cutie, as we say in boxing. >> seth: what does that mean? >> he's just a cutie. where is he? he's here. he's there. >> seth: okay got you. >> he hits you, he doesn't hit you. >> seth: like cuties. yeah. >> i started thinking --
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for some reason in my mind, geez, i hope this guy don't hit me in the nose. just as i said nose in my brain i got hit on the chin. [ laughter ] and that was it. i knew i shouldn't have got hit with that punch and if i was in with somebody really good, i might really -- >> seth: well i'm glad you got out when the getting was good. >> i did -- no, i'm really lucky. i had a great six year career. i had a bunch of fights. i won some, lost some. >> seth: fighting at the garden must have been incredible. that's great. >> fighting at the garden was incredible. >> seth: you were very approachable, obviously. you have fans from different shows. and you are recently approached by john boehner. >> oh, no, you know what happened? we went to patsy's for my birthday. patsy's italian, restaurant on 56th street between eighth and broadway. the official restaurant of the tony danza show. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ] >> so we went there and were eating, and we were on my way out, i was with my friend dan and a bunch of people and sal the proprietor says to me, john boehner's upstairs. john boehner, speaker of the house? yeah, really. so we go upstairs, as we want to do, we go up.
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and he sees me and dan says, hey it's tony's birthday. he jumps up and goes into this -- what do we do for birthdays, to his family. and they do this birthday song. >> seth: john boehner's family has a birthday -- there's a boehner birthday song? [ laughter ] >> yes, evidently it's famous. it's not too long. it's really short. >> seth: okay. >> but he got up and the speaker of the house sang happy birthday to me with his family. it was amazing. [ cheers and applause ] amazing. >> seth: we're talking here like it's crazy they have a birthday song, but you have a birthday song. >> i have a birthday song, yes. >> seth: so this is not that strange, because you have one, too. >> well yeah but mine, it's a rap. >> seth: oh, so that's totally different. >> it's a little long. it goes like this -- ♪ it's somebody's birthday i wonder who ♪ ♪ it's somebody right in here in this room near you ♪ ♪ so look all around you until you see who is smiling and laughing my goodness it's you ♪ ♪ happy birthday seth from all of us to you happy birthday seth ♪ ♪ we bust this rhyme for you we congratulate you
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and send good wises too ♪ ♪ happy birthday seth may all of your dreams come true ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: thank you very much. thank you very much. that was better than anything i got on my actual birthday. tony danza, everyone! >> thank you. >> "honeymoon in vegas." thank you. it's playing in the "nederlander theatre" on broadway. we'll be right back with music from brandy clark. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ before larry instantly transferred money from his bank of america savings account to his merrill edge retirement account. before he opened his first hot chocolate stand calling winter an "underserved season". and before he quit his friend's leaf-raking business for "not offering a 401k." larry knew the importance of preparing for retirement. that's why when the time came he counted on merrill edge to streamline his investing
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that aqua net could start a fire with a single cigarette ♪ ♪ she wasn't drunk she wasn't stoned just sick and tired of wonderin' when he ♪ ♪ was coming home so she drove around she found his car they heard a boom ♪ ♪ from in the bar he called the cops she called his bluff they hauled her off ♪ ♪ in high heels and handcuffs crazy women, ex-wives and old girlfriends ♪ ♪ keep their crazy hidden till they're pushed off the deep end ♪ ♪ oh yea, god forgive them they weren't born like this
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oh no, crazy women are made by crazy men ♪ ♪ he told his friends she was depressed borderline bi-polar a bitch with pms ♪ ♪ he cheats and lies and then plays the victim he don't know why they always seem to pick him ♪ ♪ crazy women, ex-wives and old girlfriends keep their crazy hidden 'til they're pushed off ♪ ♪ the deep end god forgive them no they weren't born ♪ ♪ like this oh no crazy women are made by crazy men ♪
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♪ some take a pistol some take an axe boy if you feel the fire you better bet ♪ ♪ she's got a match it might be the teacher just down the street the hairdresser or the ♪ ♪ housewife or that waitress that's so sweet no you won't see it when you meet 'em ♪ ♪ so be careful how you treat 'em she might look just like me ♪ ♪ crazy women, ex-wives and old girlfriends keep their crazy hidden 'til they're pushed off ♪ ♪ the deep end god forgive them we weren't born like this
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no crazy women ♪ ♪ are made by crazy men yeah crazy women are made by crazy men ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: brandy clark, everyone. "12 stories" is available everywhere now. head over to for a bonus performance of her hit "stripes." we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to kristin chenoweth, casey wilson, tony danza, brandy clark, t-mobile and of course the 8g
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band. stay tuned for carson daly. we'll see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> carson: well, hello there! thank you for tuning in. it's "last call." i am your host, carson daly. here's what we got tonight coming to you from queen of the night at the paramount hotel. for our music, rey pila from mexico city debuts from fox theater pamona. also, for our comedy, it's all about leo flowers. but first, we're gonna dedicate a little time to the new movie, "listen up, phillip." it's star, jason schwartzman, and the film's writer and director, alex ross perry. so, for more, we go now to bar nine for the "last call" spotlight. ♪ >> since doing this movie, i've had two verbal altercations with people. and i never haem


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