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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- robert deniro. nfl hall of fame star and analyst, jerome bettis. music from anthrax. featuring the 8g band with jon wurster. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers, this is "late night." how's everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] doing well? excellent, excellent. in that case, let's get to the news. a new poll released today shows hillary clinton is nine points ahead of donald trump in new mexico. and 100 points ahead in old
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mexico. [ light laughter ] old mexico is not in play for donald trump. [ light laughter ] melania trump said in a new interview that she will be different than other first ladies. for example, her husband will never be president. [ laughter ] [ cheers ] hillary clinton held fundraisers today in silicon valley. said hillary, "it's so great to be back here in the town where i was built." [ light laughter ] republican vice presidential candidate mike pence got a haircut at a black barber shop in pennsylvania yesterday, and afterwards, had to explain to the barber who he was. [ light laughter ] please enjoy this clip. >> your name were? >> mike pence.
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>> mike pence. >> yes, sir. i'm the governor of the state of indiana, i'm running for vice president of the united states. >> go ahead, man. >> oh. >> vice president? >> yes, sir. yes, sir. >> oh, boy. >> i'm running with donald trump. so, i'm his running mate. >> okay, all right. >> he just tapped me a month ago. so, we were just in town doing a rally, campaigning and i heard you were the place to come for a haircut. >> oh, boy. >> you're a very gracious host. >> oh yeah. [ light laughter ] >> seth: that's the reaction you get when you tell your best friend, hey, kevin, this is my fiance, she's a cat psychic. oh boy, oh man. [ light laughter ] good luck with that. also, that's the guy who carries on conversations with the backs of peoples' heads eight hours a day, and mike pence still managed to leave him speechless. [ light laughter ] a new report has found that donald trump may have used some of his campaign funds to buy thousands of copies of his own book. oh, my god, oh, my god, that's what he's going to use to build the wall. [ laughter ] oh, no.
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[ laughter and applause ] that's right. donald trump may have used some of his campaign funds to buy thousands of copies of his own book. even weirder, he signed them. [ laughter ] nba hall-of-famer kareem abdul-jabbar said this week that donald trump has no concrete plans on how to handle muslims living in the u.s. kareem aslo said, "if you think trump's hair looks bad from the side, you should see it from the top." [ laughter and applause ] ryan lochte is reportedly in talks to join the cast of "dancing with the stars." [ audience groans ] wow. you know, i knew he was in legal trouble but i didn't know we were already at the sentencing phase. [ laughter ] be strong, bro. [ light laughter ] amazon has announced it's developing a tv adaptation of the martin scorcese movie "the departed" based on a latino gang instead of an irish one. it will be called "the deported."
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[ laughter ] i try to do at least one a night that trump would like. [ light laughter ] [ trump voice ] now that there. police are now patrolling the beaches in southern france to find women violating the new ban on the burkini swimsuit, which allows muslim women to keep their entire bodies covered. hey, france, if you're going to make a swimsuit illegal, maybe start with this one. [ light laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] i'm on the loose, this is what i like to wear. and finally, china has released the first images of the rover it plans to send to mars, and boy was he surprised. [ laughter ] you know, because dogs are called rover. anyway, we've got a great show for you guys. [ cheers and applause ] an incredible new boxing film, "hands of stone," robert de niro
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is here tonight, back on the show. [ cheers and applause ] also, this is -- this is a big deal for everybody, but it's a super-big deal for me. i grew up a huge pittsburgh steelers fan, so i'm so excited to have nfl hall-of-famer and espn analyst jerome bettis "the bus" here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] and music from absolutely a fantastic band, heavy metal legends, anthrax is in the house tonight. [ cheers and applause ] and having -- having anthrax in the building reminds me of a time when i first started working in this building about a month after i started at "snl." i don't know if people remember this, but we had a legitimate anthrax scare in the building. someone sent some white powder to nbc news, and, you know, this was a very scary time in new york, and i remember they gathered everybody from "snl" up in the studio and they had
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somebody from nbc security come and talk to us and say you know, we don't think this is a threat, but obviously if anybody wants to go home, we would understand. and a lot of people did. i stayed because i'd only been at "snl" for a month and i thought it was a trap. [ light laughter ] i thought that would be something lorne would do to test my loyalty and i would -- i would go home and then he'd call and say, "there was no anthrax, you're fired." [ light laughter ] i did not know him well then. now i know him better and i could totally see him doing that. [ light laughter ] but you know, that time was as i said, it was such a stressful time. it was such a terrifying time. and i felt so lucky that i was surrounded by really funny people, which obviously i was based on where i worked, but i remember while this health expert was talking to us in the room, and this -- and basically giving the speech, and he said, "does anybody have any questions, i'll be happy to answer them." and i was standing next to
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rachel dratch, who was dressed up like a blueberry for a sketch, and she was in this big blueberry costume and her face was painted blue. and i remember when he said is there any questions, she looked at me, and she said, "should raise my hand and ask him if this is normal? [ light laughter ] is this a normal way to look?" anyway, so i'm so happy to genuinely say, it is a thrill to have anthrax in the building, so full circle. [ cheers and applause ] full circle. also, very excited about this, we are, for the very first time, taking "late night" on the road. we will be going to washington, d.c. the week of october 10th. we'll be performing at the beautiful warner theater. and you can go to for tickets. they're free tickets. so if you're in d.c., or driving distance to d.c. or want to take a trip to d.c., we would love to see you, it's going to be really fun, doing shows out of the city for the first time. so anyways, we were off. we were just off for two weeks because of the olympics, and if
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you don't mind, i would love to do a little housekeeping. earlier this summer, it became clear to us that it's possible, it might actually be possible donald trump does not actually want to be president, and that might explain why he's behaving so erratically on the campaign trail. so we here at the show made him an offer. if he dropped out of the race, nbc would give him a 13-episode scripted series, where he would play the president of the united states. [ light laughter ] a great solution. this is a fictional show, where he would get all the trappings of the presidency, but none of the responsibilities.
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perfect for him, and perfect for us because, let's be honest, we all kinda want to see what he'd be like as president. but ideally without any of the real-world consequences. you know like how watching "the walking dead" is more fun than living it. [ light laughter ] and while the salary for the actual president is $400,000 a year, the salary for this show is a whopping $410,000 a year, that's money for you, donald. now, nbc has in no way approved of the show, but i think we'll be excited and will let trump can make it whatever he wants. the only caveat is, since the show's on nbc, it will take place in chicago, and will be called "chicago president." [ light laughter ] but unfortunately, as of today, donald trump has not accepted our deal. so i decided to do some reading on how to get a deal done. and i picked up this book right here, from one of those guys in new york who sells -- [ light laughter ] one of those guys who sells books on the sidewalk, and what i realized after reading it is that leverage is key in a negotiation, and i realize that right now i have all the leverage, because when we first made the offer, trump was close in the polls but now he's trailing badly. and so on that note, i would like to say directly to donald trump, we're now decreasing our original offer. if you drop out right now, nbc will only offer you a six-episode series for $200,000
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where you would play the vice president to -- [ light laughter ] and i know you're not going to like this -- president chris christie. i'm sorry, donald. [ laughter and applause ] it breaks my heart. it breaks my heart. but you should have taken the offer last month, and if you think it sounds terrible now, it could be even worse a week from now. you're tied in georgia, donald. georgia. if arizona goes blue, the offer will drop again to a one-episode series on taxi tv where you play the white house janitor and your salary will be one "blind spot" sweatshirt from the nbc experience store. to be honest, i don't care if you take the deal or not, because maybe you remember, the line from your book. "the worst thing you can possibly do in a deal is seem desperate to make it." or maybe you don't remember it, because you definitely paid someone else to write this book. thank you so much for the lesson. so remember, the deal as it stands now, six episodes, you're chris christie's vice president, oh, and i forgot to mention this, the whole show is in spanish. take it or leave it, donald. we'll be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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a member of one of my favorite bands, the mountain goats, as well as indie rock hero super chunk, jon wurster is here. >> hey, seth. thanks for having me. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: check out jon on bob mould's latest release, "patch the sky" as well as on tour with bob beginning september 9th in omaha. such a pleasure having you here, jon. >> thank you. it's good to be here. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: now, there's been a lot of buzz lately about how ryan lochte caused an international incident in rio by urinating all over a gas station and then lying about it to the press. you know, hearing things like this always, well, it gets me to thinking. i'm getting older and sometimes i look around and, well, i don't even recognize the world i'm living in. things are changing every day and not always for the better. and, well, at times like these, that's always nice to take a moment to talk about how things were, well, just a little bit more simple back in my day. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: back in my day, swimmers weren't causing
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international incidents by peeing all over a gas station, no sir. if you were a swimmer and you had to pee, you peed in the pool. [ laughter ] like a gentleman. [ light laughter ] back in my day, people didn't spend all day on their phones using the pokémon go app to catch pokémon. back then, people spent all day on their phones using the tinder app to catch herpes. [ laughter ] i gotcha. [ laughter ] and now i'm going to keep you. forever. [ light laughter ] back in my day, potential first ladies like melania trump weren't having their naked pictures published in newspapers, no siree. back in my day, if you opened the new york times, you'd see nancy reagan in a tasteful, elegant red ball gown. and that was all you needed to get your rocks off. [ laughter ] [ barking ] no rusty, you don't have rocks anymore. [ barking ] no, i didn't keep them.
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[ barking ] no, you can't have mine. [ laughter ] back in my day, politicians didn't have e-mail scandals. back in my day, politicians had texting their genitals scandals. [ light laughter ] i guess if i had to choose between e-mails and genitals, i'd pick genitals, and just a bit more showmanship to it. [ light laughter ] sorry, e-mails. back in my day, women didn't have to be warned about going to miami while they were pregnant. no, sir. you didn't go to miami when you were pregnant. you went to miami and you came back pregnant. [ laughter ] or you came back with herpes. [ laughter ] either way, you were coming back with something. thank you, miami. [ laughter ] also -- [ laughter ] [ barking ]
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also back in my day, we weren't fretting over mosquitoes with zika. zika, what was that? back my day, our mosquitoes had good old fashioned salt of the earth, west nile. [ laughter ] and we respected them for it. we salute you, west nile mosquitoes. [ light laughter ] back in my day, we didn't have "the voice." we had "american idol." it was the same idea, but the chairs were less fancy. [ laughter ] and the judges didn't openly date each other like gwen stefani and blake shelton. no, they just flirted, like paula abdul and simon cowell, so you just had to imagine if they were having sex or not. [ laughter ] i'd like to think they did. [ light laughter ] in my pretend scenario, paula was on top, simon was on the bottom, ryan was watching and was randy was saying little pitchy, dog. [ laughter ] little pitchy. [ barking ] [ applause ] well, rusty, if you wanted sanjaya there, you should have
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said something earlier. [ laughter ] [ growling ] [ laughter ] i didn't know you had a second sound effect. [ laughter ] [ barking ] [ applause ] i learn new things about you every day, rusty. back in my day, you just barked. [ laughter ] back in my day, we couldn't just order food delivery by clicking on seamless web. no, you actually had to get on the phone and talk to a real-live marijuana addict at dominos. [ laughter ] and after you hung up, you knew it was 50/50 your pizza was going to show. [ laughter ] and finally back in my day we didn't have "pretty little liars" season seven, we had "pretty little liars" season one. it was mostly the same, except the girls were younger, so you caught a little flack when you said you thought they were hot.
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state farm. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to the show, everybody. our first guest tonight is a
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two-time academy award-winning actor and director you know from his legendary performances in films such as "raging bull," "heat" and "goodfellas." he plays boxing trainer ray arcel in his latest project entitled, "hands of stone," which opens in theaters friday. let's take a look. >> yeah, yeah. he's tall and he's gonna name me. what? do you work for him or what? >> are you out of your mind? >> yeah, yeah, he' taller than me -- >> what am i doing here? i don't need you. >> yeah, because he's ringer. >> listen, you stupid little schmuck. you want me to leave here? i can leave you in the corner by yourself. now behave yourself, act like a grown up, and stop being a [ bleep ]. >> i'm nervous, okay? >> i know you're nervous, but look at him. >> don't make me worse, okay? >> you're making yourself worse. >> okay, relax. >> you're making -- no, you relax. you get out there, and you show me what you can do. you pace yourself. you be the boss. >> seth: please welcome back to the show, the one, the only, robert de niro. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> seth: how are you? >> thank you. how are you? >> seth: it's so wonderful to see you again. >> thank you, you too. >> seth: and you just had a birthday. happy birthday. >> thank you. >> seth: and i saw a photo from your birthday, and this made me really happy. a lot of things about this photo made me really happy. one, let's just start here, you're wearing a birthday hat. [ laughter ] is that -- do you often have a birthday hat at your birthdays? >> i usually like to wear a birthday hat -- >> seth: got you. >> when i'm not celebrating, not even my birthday, one of my kids, or yeah. >> seth: oh, so the hat goes on if anybody -- if you're even a birthday adjacent. [ laughter ] >> that's it. they put it on, yeah. >> seth: and, this may be -- well, first of all, that's roberto duran, the boxer. >> duran, yes. >> seth: and that's the wonderful actor we saw in the clip, edgar ramirez, who plays him. >> yes. >> seth: but, this is great. this is harvey keitel and christopher walken. >> yes. >> seth: that makes me very happy that they were at your birthday party. are they always sort of attendees at your birthdays? >> well, they're all dear friends, so i am always, you know, pretty much inviting them if i have a party. >> seth: there you go. do you have a party every year, or was this a big year? >> most of the time, yeah. >> seth: okay. well, what can we expect at a robert de niro birthday party? is there a cake? >> yeah. >> seth: mm-hmm.
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[ laughter ] i actually shared it with david o'russell. it was david o'russell's party was -- his birthday was on the 20th. mine was actually on the 17th. but, i celebrated -- i was away, so i celebrated with him. >> seth: so you jumped in on somebody else's birthday party, it sounds like. >> well -- [ laughter ] >> seth: you let them -- you let them do all the organizing, and then you said, "i'm gonna show up. i'm bringing keitel and walken." >> yes. [ laughter ] >> seth: well, nobody can be upset about that. this is -- this is -- and it's always cool to see you in a boxing movie. you've made a few in your career, obviously "ranging bull," but you play ray arcel. >> yes. >> seth: a boxing trainer who you actually met during the making of "raging bull." is that right? >> i met him once or twice, yeah. and i was very impressed with him. he had a lot of -- very elegant guy, sort of refined and well-dressed, not the way you would imagine a trainer, a boxing trainer, the traditional boxing trainer as we somehow imagine -- not imagine, i've seen them. >> seth: sure. and talking about the way it presents, still, there's great detail in the film about, that
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he would comb duran's hair in between rounds. >> yeah, he was a hairdresser before that. >> seth: oh, he really -- was he really? >> no, i'm kidding. [ laughter ] >> seth: because that would be another thing you don't usually think of, a lot of hair -- "i'm cutting hair now, but i want to be a boxing trainer." >> there you go. only my hairdresser knows for sure. "no, oh, yeah, whatever, no." but he just did that as a psychological thing to make the other fighter, the way i understand it, sort of unnerve them a little bit, to make them look -- duran look sort of neat and together. >> seth: so, the idea would be you'd pound at a guy for three minutes, and then he would come back at the next round looking great. >> exactly. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's a pretty -- psychologically, i like that style a lot. >> yeah. >> seth: that's why i dress up so nice for my show. >> i see that. >> seth: yeah, there you go. [ laughter ] um, you know, this is -- you know, so usher and edgar, both fantastic in the film. >> yes. >> seth: and, you know, when you play a boxer as you knew from earlier in your career, you have to get in boxing shape. >> yes. >> seth: so "ranging bull," a movie where you famously sort of played at jake lamotta at different parts of his career, so you had to get incredibly boxer fit, and then, you've got
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to let yourself completely go. >> right, right. >> seth: was -- is there joy in the moment where you get to let yourself go? >> there's joy for the first 10, 12, 14 pounds. and after that, it's just torture. >> seth: yeah, because you just feel awful, right? >> awful. >> seth: yeah. >> awful. >> seth: but in this, also, you can't let yourself go slowly? you have to do it probably on a schedule? >> yeah, a schedule, but i gained 60 pounds in four months. >> seth: yeah, that's bad. >> that's -- and i -- it took -- you know the last -- the first 40 are easy to get off, just get back to your old eating habits. the last 20 or 15 are always hard to get off, so that takes more time, you know. >> seth: yeah. >> that's the problem. >> seth: well, there you go. so for those guys, they then, they got off easy -- >> they do. >> seth: because they just played boxers, you know, at one point. >> they worked very, very hard. they were both terrific. >> seth: now, i would imagine any time an actor works with you, a young actor, there might be a case where they're nervous to meet you, especially -- or work with you, especially in a boxing film where you arguably made, i feel like one of the best there ever was.
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do you feel when actors are nervous around you, or is that something that you don't sense? >> no, i don't -- i mean people -- no. and if they do, that goes away quickly. you gotta get down to the work, so -- >> seth: when you started, were there actors that you worked with that were nervous about on the first few days? >> not many. i mean, one actor who i didn't work -- well, i did work with him after, brando, and when i met him the first time, i was always impressed with him. actors of my generation, most of us loved brando, so -- >> seth: did you meet him before -- >> "the score," i did it -- i met him before, yeah. >> seth: but did you meet him before "godfather 2," or have you -- >> no, i hadn't met him before that. >> seth: oh, wow. that's pretty -- >> but, i studied. i studied, you know. i went up to paramount with one of the producers, gray frederikson, and we took an old, you know, a reel-to-reel, sort of, recorder and played the movie. and the scenes that brando was in, we played -- i recorded those and studied those. >> seth: that's -- because that must have been obviously, you
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know, incredibly burdensome trying to take on the responsibility of making a sequel to "the godfather" film, but playing a young brando must have been even more so. >> yeah, it was -- yeah. >> seth: well, you know, guess what? i want to be the first to tell you it worked out okay. >> thank you. [ laughter ] yeah, yeah. >> seth: i know you've been waiting for feedback. >> i waited a long time to thank you for that. [ laughter ] >> seth: well, there you go. i just wanted to let you know because i could tell you're worried. i could just feel a worry off you. "what's seth going to think about 'godfather 2?'" um, this is very exciting. so, i want to talk to you, because you -- you know, you've been in hundreds of films. you've only directed two -- >> not quite hundreds, but, i'm kidding. >> seth: over a hundred. over a hundred. >> over a hundred, yeah. >> seth: "a bronx tale" was the first film you directed. you've only directed two. >> two, yeah. >> seth: and "a bronx tale," which is a fantastic film, is now going to be made into a musical. >> yes. >> seth: is that exciting for you? >> yeah, i mean, i'm directing it with jerry zaks, who's a wonderful director, broadway director, comedy director, theater director. and, so, he's basically doing the heavy lifting. i'm there helping, but he's doing it. >> seth: you're mostly doing
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voice coaching for the singing? >> that's the, you know, come and make a little thing -- [ laughter ] exactly. >> seth: was musical something -- were you drawn to musicals in your career? did you, like, go to see them when you were younger? >> i did when i was a kid. >> seth: yeah. >> i like to take my kids to them. >> seth: yeah. >> they're easy, they're fun, and yeah. >> seth: yeah, that's nice. and then, i want to ask about another -- you directed a film, "the good shepherd" now -- >> yeah. >> seth: which is about a decade ago -- >> yeah. >> seth: a film i love. >> oh, thank you. >> seth: a great movie about the cia. what -- when you directed those two films, did you learn things about film making that you wish you'd known as an actor? >> no, but what you learn when you direct a movie, it's, in my case and i think most directors' cases, it's just -- it's always an uphill battle with budget schedules, everything. there's million problems that come your way, and you have to answer them right away. you have to deal with them right away, and that's okay. that's what it -- that's what it's about. and -- but it's another type of commitment time-wise.
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an actor, you can come in and do a beat working on the set, doesn't mean you haven't prepared for a long time before, but the actual working maybe is two months, a month, and then that's it, because some post-production stuff, what you call looping and stuff. but with the directing thing, it can take you years -- at least a year, two years depending, preparation, this and that. >> seth: and with those films, like, when you actually then have to, on a film when you direct, when you have to go in and do your scenes as actor, do you find it very hard to transition from the guy who has to worry about budgets and everything else to go to your performance? or as an actor, do you take it as a relief? "oh, now, i can just be a" -- >> no, it's something that -- these days, you also have playback and stuff, though. i don't usually like to use much of the video playback, because it just is time-consuming and a distraction. but, sometimes you have to, and it helps. so, when i acted in "the good shepherd," for example, it was only, like, a day or two. then i did a reshoot, so i just
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did it, and i asked anybody, "got any problems with what it was?" and that was it. the d.p. -- >> seth: can i guess no one said they had a problem? [ laughter ] >> no. >> seth: i also want to say this, "taxi driver," 40 years old this year. >> yes. >> seth: it's amazing. [ cheers and applause ] and we were talking about -- in your best guess in the last 40 years, how many times have people said to you, "you talking to me?" [ laughter ] >> a few. >> seth: a few people have said it? and do people still think they're being funny when they say it to you? >> sometimes, you know, they are. [ laughter ] >> seth: would you say that's the best acting you do these days is trying to pretend that you haven't heard it before? [ laughter ] >> no, it just say, "yeah." [ laughter ] "just do it for me once. do it for me." i say, "no, no, no." >> seth: oh, that's good. so, you won't do it for other people? >> only under rare, rare circumstances, like on "saturday night live." >> seth: there you go, yeah.
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[ laughter ] they'll trick you into doing anything. always such a pleasure to have you here, i can't wait for the musical, and congrats on the film. >> thank you, seth. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: robert de niro, everybody! "hands of stone" is in theaters friday. we'll be back with jerome bettis. ♪ i had that dream again -- that i was on the icelandic game show. and everyone knows me for discounts, like safe driver and paperless billing. but nobody knows the box behind the discounts. oh, it's like my father always told me -- "put that down. that's expensive." of course i save people an average of nearly $600, but who's gonna save me? [ voice breaking ] and that's when i realized... i'm allergic to wasabi. well, i feel better. it's been five minutes. talk about progress. [ chuckles ] okay.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. our next guest is a super bowl champion and pro football hall-of-famer who played running back for the pittsburgh steelers. he's currently an analyst for espn, and will be participating in the barclays golf tournament at bethpage later this week. please welcome to the show, one of the all-time greats, jerome bettis. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> seth: how are you, my friend? >> i'm great. >> seth: it's such an honor having you here. >> thank you. >> seth: last time you saw you, two years ago at the super bowl, i hosted the nfl honors, and you were there. that was the night you found out you were going to be inducted into the hall of fame. >> yes, yes. >> seth: and, here was the photo. we ran into each other, and i was very happy to get that. although i'm very upset because i realized i was wearing a free giveaway hat. the patriots logo up there, and now i realize i shouldn't have been wearing that with you. but, the thing about that night and a great part of the
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nfl honors for me and, i think, for people watching it, but maybe stressful for people like you, is you find out right before the show -- >> yes. >> seth: if you've made the hall of fame induction class. >> yeah, it's a very strenuous time, because in my case, you know, i've been waiting a couple years to get the nod, so, you're, you know, you're sitting in the room. you're like, "okay, is this the year, or am i going to get, you know, hammered again?" >> seth: it must feel like draft day all over again. >> mm-hmm. >> seth: like sitting and waiting. >> no, it's different, because you got money this time. >> seth: oh, good. [ laughter ] >> if you don't have any cash, it's totally different. >> seth: that's true. so i guess that's my question. because you have money, if you hadn't been inducted, would you have gotten on the next plane out? >> yes. >> seth: you would've left? >> absolutely. >> seth: you wouldn't have stuck around? >> i had done that the last couple years -- >> seth: yeah. >> when i got the nod, so i was like, "pfft. i'm out of here." [ laughter ] "i'm going to have fun somewhere." >> seth: yeah, there you go. so, obviously, though, that's a special night. and you had your induction ceremony, and here's a photo of you with your bust.
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and i feel like they did a pretty good job. >> they did! >> seth: yeah! >> that's pretty cool. >> seth: um, and uh -- >> i actually have my hall of fame ring, where they gave me. >> seth: no, i can't take that. [ laughter and applause ] jerome, no, you -- >> i want you to take a look at it. i want you to look at it because on here, they actually put a bust on the actual ring. >> seth: that is -- i would say this. this is the only way it would be okay to wear a ring with your face on it. [ laughter ] any other guy who has his face on a ring -- >> on a ring. >> seth: you know he's bad news. >> right. >> seth: yeah. >> it's a problem. >> seth: so, that's good. and that's a beautiful ring, and that is very tastefully done. and now, do you ever wear it? >> you know what? i wear it sometimes on television -- >> seth: yup. >> when i'm working at espn. it, you know, gives you a little bit of validity in terms of what you say. >> seth: now, is it validity for the people at home? are you showing off to your colleagues who maybe aren't in the hall of fame yet? >> no, it's not at all. [ laughter ] >> seth: no, be honest. >> no. >> seth: be honest. >> no! >> seth: do you sort of say, "oh, that's it. are you in our out? i can't remember." and then, you're just like -- [ laughter ] >> "are you going to believe him
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or me?" [ laughter ] no, i don't do that. >> seth: and of course, even more -- well, i mean, you tell me. i mean, a hall of fame's a whole career, but -- >> yeah. >> seth: you know, you finished your career in the best possible way. you won a super bowl ring your last game. >> yeah. >> seth: in your hometown of detroit. so of your two rings, your super bowl ring, your hall of fame ring, does one mean more, or do they both? >> that's a great question. and i get that question a lot, but actually, my super bowl ring means -- [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: i can't. jerome, i know. >> the super bowl ring. >> seth: i'm just gonna say no. you can finish, but i'm not taking it. >> you're not taking it, okay. this means more to me than the actual hall of fame ring, because the hall of fame ring is really a by-product of wanting to win the championship because every year we get, you know, to the championship game, we lose. >> seth: yeah. >> so, the next year, i rededicate myself, i want to become a better football player, a better person, and so, as a result of losing for so many years, wanting to become better, you know, i turn myself from a young running back who didn't know anything into a hall of fame running back.
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>> seth: yeah. >> so -- but, it was because of this ring. >> seth: it was this one. and now, is it true -- this one, did you design this ring? you helped design it? >> well, i helped design that ring. >> seth: uh-huh. >> and the funny story with that, after we won the super bowl, obviously i was in my hometown. i was on the stage. i retired. >> seth: yeah >> the first thing i thought when i got into the locker room is, "i have to find a way to be on the committee to design the ring because i don't get another shot." i'm done. >> seth: right. >> so, i saw mr. rooney, the owner of the steelers and rushed over. i said, "mr. rooney, i would love to be on the committee to design the ring." and he says, "okay, it will be you and me." and i'm like -- [ laughter ] "i thought it was a committee, right?" but, but it sounded great then. >> seth: yeah. >> but after all of my teammates found out that i was helping to design it, they came to me and said, "listen, it better have diamonds. it better have this." and i'm saying to myself, "uh-oh." >> seth: yeah. >> "i'm in trouble." >> seth: that's a lot of pressure. >> it is. and as it turns out, it was even -- >> seth: you did a great job. >> yeah, i did a good job. >> seth: if my wife had let me
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help design her engagement ring, i probably would have gone for something this. [ laughter ] she didn't want my feedback. she wasn't as nice as mr. rooney. >> she didn't go for that one. >> seth: so, i know now -- i know you're a great bowler. >> mm-hmm. >> seth: but i also know post -- during your playing career, you became a golfer, and this is because of your quarterback at the time, kordell stewart. is this true? >> it is. he would take me out and consistently just pound me, you know? >> seth: yeah. >> and part of the pavement was of learning was i gotta pay him -- the bet, so to speak. >> seth: gotcha. so, a little course gambling? >> i became his personal atm machine. >> seth: gotcha. >> and so, i was so upset, i said to myself, "i have got to find a way to become a better golfer because i want to beat him." so part of it was me wanting to -- to get my money back. [ laughter ] >> seth: okay, gotcha. >> and part of it wanting to become a better golfer. >> seth: and you are a good golfer now? >> i'm a pretty good golfer. i, you know, i don't have the best-looking swing. >> seth: okay, i'm glad you brought that up -- >> yeah.
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>> seth: because i do want to show your swing. >> it's an ugly swing. >> seth: it's an ugly swing. >> it's -- you know, i'm really good friends with jim furyk. >> seth: uh-huh. >> and he's a pennsylvania guy -- >> seth: yeah. >> and a steeler fan. he's got an ugly swing, and i follow in his footsteps. >> seth: okay. don't try to throw him in, because his might not be the best-looking swing, but -- >> well, but guess what? his swing works. >> seth: yeah. >> mine doesn't work all the time. >> seth: well, it works pretty good. let's take a look. >> it works okay. [ laughter ] that's my routine. i've got to go into the wiggle-waggle. [ laughter ] >> seth: look at this in slow motion. what are you doing? just -- oh, my goodness. >> see, i have to get around. see, at the bottom, it gets there. >> seth: yeah, as long as it's there. >> but, the problem is, i have a little bit of a different figure than, you know, jim. >> seth: okay. >> his -- he's a little slender. >> seth: gotcha, right. >> and, so, i've got to get around some things. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> so, because of -- >> seth: ah, i see. >> i got to take it in a conventional way. >> seth: you are compensating. you are compensating. >> absolutely. >> seth: now, tell me about this partnership with stryker orthopedics. >> well, i'm working with
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stryker, and it's really simple. i just want to try to help educate people they don't have to live with pain. obviously having played football for 13 years, i lived with a lot of pain. >> seth: yeah, i would imagine joints and stuff would have been brutal. >> yeah, absolutely. but you don't have to. there's things that you can do, talking to your doctor. so, i'm trying to encourage people with stryker that we need to see our physicians. we need to talk, get a game plan to deal with that pain, and if it's not, you know, replacing a knee or a hip, there's other things that you can do. so, as long as you talk to your physician, get a plan, that's all i want. >> seth: well, that's great. best of luck on the golf tournament, and i cannot -- >> well, i'm not in the tournament. i'm just going to be going to the tournament. >> seth: well, you know, you can -- i saw your swing. just jump in there. [ laughter ] look, you're jerome bettis, if you tee up, what golfer is going to say, "get out of here?" you're good. [ laughter ] thank you so much for being here, bus. >> thank you. appreciate it. >> seth: jerome bettis, everybody! we'll be back with music from anthrax. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: i'm very excited about this, everybody. tonight's musical guests are six-time grammy nominees who sold 10 million albums worldwide during their three and a half decades together. performing their new single "monster at the end," from their latest album "for all kings," please welcome anthrax. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ do you think that you're worth anything do you think that
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you had everything ♪ ♪ or was it just another dream with a monster at the end ♪ ♪ promised you'd get what you want instead you're getting what you need ♪ ♪ this ain't just another dream with a monster at the end ♪ ♪ down and under where the damned are riding down and under where you pay ♪ ♪ your golden halo burned and melted crown the monster at the end ♪ ♪ the wall of sleep is crumbling and your conscience is left fumbling ♪ ♪ a massive sleeping serpent uncoiled and awake in this place this sun-bleached hell ♪ ♪ your sins were yours no angel fell a monster hiding in plain sight ♪
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♪ with the monster at the end ♪ ♪ down and under where the damned are riding down and under where you pay ♪ ♪ your golden halo is burned and melted crown the monster at the end ♪ ♪ it's coming it's coming it's coming the monster is unleashed ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ now that crown is on your head now the crown is on your head ♪ ♪ now the crown is on your head you're that monster
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at the end ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ it's coming it's coming it's coming down and under where the damned are riding ♪ ♪ down and under where you pay ♪ ♪ your golden halo burned and melted crown the monster at the end ♪ ♪ down and under where
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the damned are riding down and under where you pay ♪ ♪ your golden halo is burned and melted crown the monster at the end ♪ ♪ it's coming it's coming it's coming it's coming it's coming ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: anthrax, everybody. catch them on tour with slayer starting september 9th. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to robert de niro, jerome bettis, anthrax, everybody! jon wurster, and of course, the 8g band. stay tuned for carson daly we'll see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ that one time on linkedin when i endorsed her bartending skills-- which was, in reality, a complete lie, because she's a terrible mixologist. we text late into the night about music, art, culture, cuisine... my emotions on a roller coaster ride


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