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that is good to hear. let's get to the news. democrats held a presidential forum last night on cnn where candidates were interviewed individually. candidates were asked questions like "what would you do about the wage gap?" "do you plan to raise taxes?" and d ow did you get in here?" [ laughter ] during last night's presidential forum on cnn, bernie sanders had to correct moderator chris cuomo who said that sanders was 75 when he's actually 74. cuomo apologized both for himself and on behalf of cmm. [ light laughter ] cmm. it's supposed to be 'n.' [ light laughter ] donald trump said this morning during an interview that ted cruz, "looks like a jerk." [ laughter ] andclaimed that cruz has no friends in congrs and is usually standing all by himself. [ laughter ]
or leader of the plastics? [ laughter and applause ] yeah. that's right. donald trump said that ted cruz is a liar that looks like a jerk. not to be e nfused with trump, who is a jerk who looks like a liar. [ laughter ] donald trump said on sunday that his recent attacks on hillary clinton have caused bernie sanders to rise in the polls. adding that he is "the best thing to happen to bernie sanders." while the worst thing to happen to bernie sanders is still static. [ laughter ] "we can't have balloons at the campaign event. it's a terrible idea. no balloons!" a group of uber drivers gathered at company headquarters yesterday and drove around the building while honking in order to protest the proposed wage cuts. i believe we have footage of thehe
[ laughter ] there they are. are they arrivinnow? they're here? [ laughter ] a matador in spain is under investigation after a video surfaced of him bullfighting while holding his 5-month-old baby girl in his arms. but to be fair, , was take your daughter to work day. [ laughter ] under investigation. how long is that going to take? [ light laughter ] did you have her? "i did." -- you're guilty. [ laughter ] jennifer lopez started her las vegas residency at planet hollywood last week and this weekend accidently split her pantntduring a performance. and the weirdest part was when she split her pants, lenny kravitz popped out. [ laughter ] and finally, the "adult video news" awards were held in las
the oscars of porn. except unlike the oscars, a standing-o isn't just what you give the winners, it's also a category. [ laughter and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, we have what i like to call a great show for you tonight. from "kung-fu panda 3," the aliays delightful kate hson is back on the show this evening. cheers and applause ] he is a fantastic actor, you can currently see him on cbs's "the good wife" jeffrey dean morgan is in the house. [ cheers and applause ] and he is the co-creator of showtime's "billions" which, just got picked up for it's second season. brian koppelman is back on the show with us this evening. so it's a great show. but, before we geteto that, a month-long grand jury investigation into alleged wrongdoing by planned parenthood has produced a surprising indictment that could have implications for the presidential campaign. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." [ applause ]
last july an anti-abortion group released a series s secretly recorded, heavily edited tapes of planned parenthood officials allegedly discussing the sale of fetal tissue. republicans got more excited about these tapes than your i.t. guy was for "force awakens." [ light laughter ] and the tapes quickly became a huge issue in the republican primary. >> planned parenthood is an organization that's been caught repeatedly, and now on video trafficking in fetal tissue. >> planned parenthood also essentially confesses to multiple felonies. we shouldn't be sending $500 million of taxpayer money to funding an on going criminal enterprise. >> i dare hillary clinton, barack obama to watch these tapes. >> seth: you dare them? [ laughter ] is this a esidential campaign oror middle school sleepover? [ laughter ] "mr. president, we have some bad news. you have been dared." [ laughter ] so the republican candidates made this into a national political scandal. the tapes prompted a series of investigations, even as planned parenthood and most independent
were deceptive. but yesterday a grand jury finished its investigation which means the dadais here when planned parenthood haters can finally say they were proven right. >> just now in texas, a grand jury said it will not, repeat not indict planned parenthood on charges the organization broke the law. >> seth: what? but ted cruz just called them a criminal enterprise. and ted cruz would never say something that wasn't true. just ask his mom. >> not a day doesn't go by that my mom is not lifting me up in prayer -- for hours at a time. [ laughter ] >> seth: hours? can we see a gif of that real quick? i don't know if it's hours. [ [ ughter ] the republicans have been claiming there was a crime committed here for months. but if planned parenthood wasn't indicted, who was? >> in a stunning twist the grand jury says it did find wrongdoing
videos and indicted two people behind the recordings. >> seth: did you get that? not only did they clear planned parenthood of any wrongdoingng they even went so far as to indict the two anti-abortion activists who made the videos. they indicted them for using fake identification for the purposes of fraud. and not only that, because he sent an e-mail to planned parenthood attempting to purchase fetal tissue, an e-mail that planned parenthood never responded to, one of the activists was also indicted on a misdemeanor charge related to purchasing human organs. [ audidice ohs ] [ laughter ] first of all, there's a misdemeanor charge for purchasing organs? [ laughter ] and second of all, even if he doesn't do any jail time, that's a crappy thing to have on your resume. [ laughter ] listen, you are our top choice for the job but we have to ask you, were yoarrested for purchasing human organs? [ laughter ] "yeah, but i'm also o oficient in excel so." [ light laughter ] so republicans trumpeted these videos for mths. chris christie called for shutting down the government over planned parenthood funding.
personally to force the justice department to investigate. but the candidate who arguably stretched the truth the most when it came to the videos is carly fiorina. she was challenged repeatedly by journalist f ft checking her claims, and for months she refused to back down. like in this interview last month on cnn. >> the videos were edited. you know that. the scenes that were depicted -- >> actually, i don't know that. >> -- of course they were edited. >> it's amazing that we're still having this conversation. >> no, no, no. let's be careful about what we're saying. of course they were edited. what you're saying is -- >> oh, let's be very careful about what we're saying, chris. let's be very careful about what we're saying. >> you were saying that the -- >> seth: she's got a real glenn close in "fatal attraction" vibe there. [ laughter ] "let's be very careful about what we're saying!" so carly fiorina made these lies a huge part of her campaign. and after they were repeatedly proven false, she doubled-down on them. but hey, she took that gamble ananit paid off. if she hadn't, she might not be polling as high as ninth place. [ laughter ] look, the abortion debate is an emotional one. and it's always koing to take
sides to have an adult conversation about it. which is why instead of defunding planned parenthood, i propose we defund planned bull[ bleep ]. [ lauger ] you know, the bull[ bleep ] where you edit tapesesnd you make fake ids and set up a make-believe company and send a phony e-mail trying to buy fetal tissue? [ applause ] just the bull[ bleep ] you put work into, all for the purpose of defunding something that provides healthcare for over 650,000 women. this has been "a closer look." [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with more
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night." please give it up for the 8g band. so wonderful to have t tm with us tonight. [ cheers and applause ] also, she's back sitting in with the 8g band on drums from sleater-kinney, janet weiss, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] bebeure to check out sleater-kinney's latest record the critically acclaimed "no cities to love" available now. and thank you so much for being here, janet. >> thank you for having me. [ applause ] >> seth: and, fred, i neglected to mention this yeststday. fred playing bass in the 8g band for the first time this week. very exciting. [ applause ] >> fred: thank you. >> seth: now, not the first time you played bass. i wantnto clarify that. you've played bass before. >> fred: yes, i have played
thank you. 'cause you sound way too good for someone who -- it's their only second day. >> fred: thank you! >> seth: you're welcome. [ laughter ] also i want to givivit up "portlandia" season six premiered this week for fred -- last week. >> fred: last week, yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: and -- a show i love, a show i never miss. but one of the biggest problems with tv right nono and i don't know if i'm alone in feeling this is, there are so many good shows. it's so hard to keep on everything. and often i'll be backstage complaining about this. and fred claims does he not have that pblem because he seeses every episode of every tv show there is. [ light laughter ] and if you're making that up, if you're just lying to impress people, you need to come clean right now. >> fred: no, i watch everying. laughter ] >> seth: okay, that means it is time once again for fred armisen's extremely accurate tv recap. cheers and applause ] >> seth: all right. i'm going to give y y the title of the show, and you're gonna tell me what happened on this week's episode. okay? >> fred: okay. [ laughter ] >> seth: okay, it's a show on mtv, "the shannara chronicles." >> fred: oh, "the shannara chronicles?"?" >> seth: yeah.
>> seth: no, i don't know it. >> fred: you haven't seen it? >> seth: no. >> fred: oh, you have to see it! >> seth: okay. [ laught ] >> fred: s there's a printing press, rig. it's'sike at the top of thth hill. >> seth: okay. >> fred: there's this printing press. and then they print all the newspapers, right? and they're printing. there is no place to put them. the show is about this truck that shows up. and the driver is like, "you guys, i'm going to put the newspapers somewhe. i don'^ want to, like, throw them out. think they need to b bput some place responsible." >> seth: and this is a show on >> fred: yeah. [ laughter ] so the people who run the printing press are like, "oh, okay. we didn't think there was a problem. we didn't think there was a problem. but if you insist, you want to take theaway, knock yourself wut." he's like, "need some gas money." they're like, "oh, you need gas money? i see." like this is a scam. he's like, "gas costs money.
they're like, "we want you to leave." he's like, "all right." so as he drives away, they're like, "i love that guy. [ laughter ] i love him. why did we turn him away?" >> seth: can i ask you a question, who is shannara? >> fred: shannara is just the name of the town. >> seth: oh, got you. [ laughter ] can i read you the description of what the e guide said the episode wawa >> fred: okay. >> seth: while amber-lee embarks on a deadly task to prove her worth -- >> fred: no, no, no. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ] i trust you. i trtrt you. give it up for fred armisen, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] as you know, the 2016 presidential debate season is in full swing and this is -- i'm going to be honest, this is very exciting. we here at "late night" we're invited to host one of the debateright now. and with the iowa caucuses less than a week away, to save titi, we invited both the republicans and democratic presidential candidates. the candidates are here.
so, without further ado here is the "late night" demo-publican presidential debebe. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth:h:elcome to the "late night" demo-publican presidential debate. i am your moderator seth meyers. let's get started. governor o'malley, let's begin with you. ere are a lot of peoeoe watching tonight. tell us one thing that the american people don't know about you. >> my name is martin o'malley. [ laughter ] >> setet dr. carson, the iowow caucuses are less than a week away. are you ready? >> i was going to ask you to wake me up when the time came. [ laughter ] >> seth: secretary clinton, you look fantastic. what's your secret? >> drinking and bathing in lead contaminated water. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: lead contaminated water? mr. trump, what do you think
elected. >> thousands are thinking of leaving our country. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: senator sanders, you've been in politics for a long time. why do you feel you're qualified to defend and uphold the constitution? >> i helped write it. >> seth: i didn't know that. senator rubio, why have you been advocating that peopleleive mastururting with their other hand a try? >> it feels different. >> seth: oh. [ laughter ] governor bush,an you make a case for why we as a nation should be eating more cottage cheese? >> kurds are our strongest allies. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: senatororruz, do you think that only honest reasonable people should be loud to run for president? >> under that theory, not only would i be disqualified, marco rubio would be disqualified, bobby jindal would be disqualified. and, interestingly enough,
disqualified. [ laughter ] >> seth: governor kasich, are you going to make love to your wife tonight? >> right nowow >> seth: no, of course not. after the debate. >> we will, you count on it. [ laughter ] >> seth: senator rubio, did you hehe how bernie sanders described the band mumford and sons. >> he described them as a bunch of guys with long beards on the back of a pick up truck. >> seth: sounds like you disagree. how would yoyodescribe mumford and sons? >> this say group of people that enslaves women and sells them. sells them as brides. >> seth: i don't think that's right. [ light laughter ] senator cruz, what do you hope to gain from running for president? >> hundreds of millions of dollars. [ laughter ] >> seth: governor bush, how would you describe donald trump? >> spiraling out of control becaususof mental health challenges.. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: governor christie, would you let marco rubio have a turn playing with your kazoo? >> no, you already had your
[ laughter and applause ] >> seth: governor bush, have you heard about those new hygiene wipes they're making for men? what would a man need those for? >> for refreshing the equipment. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: senator rubio, mr. trump and senator cruz seem to have an insurmountable lead over you. how will you overcome this? >> ronald reagan. >> seth: what? >> ronald reagan. >> seth: wait, you think if you say ronald reagan's name three times he'll actually appear? >> ronald reagan. >> h hlo. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: what just happened? >> he invokeronald reagan. >> welcome president reagan. glad you can make it tonight. >> it's been quite a journey. >> seth: president reagan, what would you say to president obama after his last day in office? >> hello, freedom man. [ laughter ] >> seth: secretary clinton, what do you do to relax in your free time?
week being outraged. >> seth: governor kasich, complete this lyric, birds do it, bees do it -- >> i did it as the chairman of the budget committee working with senator domenici and i did it in the state of ohio as the chief executive. >> seth: no, that's totally wrong. i don't see rand paul here tonight. does anyone know why he couldn't make it. >> he wawagetting a birthday hair cut. >> seth: how about you governor o'malley, is there anywhere you need a little trim? >> south of the mason-dixon line. >> seth: mr. trump, let's do wowo association, syria, iraq, iran, canada -- >> bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb. [ laughter ] >> seth: g gernor bush, is there anywhere you're doing well in the polls? >> an alternative universe. >> seth: senator rubio, tell us, what does a senator actually do? >> you blindfold the american peopop so they cannot see the true cost of government. >> seth: senator sanders, what do you think about the fortunes inside of -- sorryt what do you
fortune cookies? >> i hoax invited by the chinese. [ laughter ] >> seth: looks like we're about out of time. mr. trump, your closing statement? >> i win. >> seth: president r rgan? >> time for me to go. >> seth: well, on behalf of myself and the candidates, have a good night. we'll be right back with kate hudson. [ cheers and applause ] man, i'm glad aflac pays cash. aflac! n't major medical enough? no! who's gonna' help cover the holes in their plans? aflac! like rising co-pays and deductibles... aflac! or help pay the mortgage? or child care? aflaaac! and everyday expenses? aflac! learn about one day pay at aflac.com/boat
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all right everybody, if this doesn't get your toes tappin', then check your pulse... george: my family's lived on this farm for three generations. the bakken pipeline would pump dirty crududoil across iowa. patti: the fact that bernie sanders stands up against the pipeline is one of the reasons we support him.
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look away. no. you can't can you? >> why does she keep staring at me like -- >> try to keep up. >> seth: please welcome back to the show, kate hudson. [ cheers and applause ] >> yeah! >> seth: you look fantastic. >> thank you. >> seth: so lovely to yohave here. >> i decided to get likel sparkly tonight. >> seth: a full sparkly. this is fantastic. >> thanks. >> seth: i know this is weird. we should totally go out after this and just hit the clubs! >> woo! [ laughter ] >> seth: so welcome to the world of "kung-fu panda." [ laughter ] >> up in the club to "kung fu nda 3." >> seth: there you go. so you obviously are joining the franchise. i want to ask. because you have two kids, 12 and 4. i do. >> sith: were they excited that you were entering? >> super excxced. ryder, e eecially. being 4, but he's seen the
trying to figure it all out. >> sure. >> whereas ryder was like, oh really, mom? you're going to be in n e next ung fu panda?" and then it was the first time i got to take him to a premier. because it felt appropriate. >> seth: sure. >> because i'm kinda weird about taking my kids out like that. >> seth: yeah, yeah. >> you knonoa carpet or something. feels a little weird. but then i had this whole moment where i was like, okay, well maybe this is actually a good thing. because i sort of alienated them from that part of my life. like they don't know anything about it. and, this movie e nd of brought that to my attention. i never take them anywhere like that. they don't know that part of me. >> seth: they should have brought that to your attention, yeah. [ laughter ] hey, why? we're here.. >> and so, you know, we went to the premier. ryder was super excited. and i was, like oh, wow, they're going to see the attention for ththfirst time. >> seth: did you walk down the red carpet with you? did they do that? >> bing wasn't going to do it. he was just going to go and see pandas and a that. that ryder was likik-- there was no way i was going to get
the carpet with ryder. like, he was my date. >> seth: okay, gotcha. >> he wanted to do all the interviews and stuff. >> seth: fantastic. >> i guess. [ laughter ] >> setet and he was like, "i'd actually like to do mine alone without kate." [ laughter ] you're like, "i'm your mom, stop calling me kate." he's like, "not now, kate." >> basically. although, he did do something really ce. we were up there.. and he was like -- they ask him questions. like, "yeah, i'm proud of my mom. this is a really big movie, the third one." i'm like, wait a minute, what? it was so cute. and then bing saw ryder and i taking a picture. he just ran out and he smiled like he was like, you know -- it was pretty cute. it was cute. >> seth: when he ran out, you did miss an oppopounity to say in front of all the press, who's kid is this? [ laughter ] i mean, we're trying to take a picture with my son. who's kid is this? he's ruining -- give him complex. >> i did.. i totally missed that one. but it was cool. i was nervous about it. but i had a great time. >> seth: you obviously grew up with showbiz parents who were in movies. do you remember the first time you did that? >> well that's why i thought it was okay.
remember any of them. >> seth: okay. >> but i went to all of them. i don't really remember -- you don't remember stuff as a kid. do you remember much? >> seth: i have childhood memories. [ laughter ] >> yeah, but for me, they weren't at the premier which is a good sign. you know? >> seth: that's better as a good sign. >> for me, it wasn't like -- >> seth: oh my best moments of my parents here at the movies. this movie. this movie had a great first weekend. laughter ] this movie opened. >> yeah. no, my childhood memories are actually quite visceral. like my mom's sk. likekene of my first memorors was in ibiza. [ laughter ] like, up in the club. >>eth: so you don't remember premiers because they're like boring as s mpared to the rest of your lili. >> i was 2 years old at a foam party. i was 2 years old. no. [ laughter ] >> seth: you had a pacifier but so did every ahult. [ laughter ] >> yeah. but, no, i remember my mom's warmth of her skin.
>> i remember lying. and it was one of my very first memies. was lying on my mom's skin. and she was holding me. i remember the feeling of warmth and sunscreen and the smell of sunscreen. >> seth: i will say this, i don't think i have a single visceral memory. >> really? >> seth: as you say that. i pretty much only remember things my parents said. [ laughter ] i just remember words. >> no wonder you're a comedian. [ laughter ] >> seth: so you -- you got to do press. the premiere. >> yeah, we went to china with jack black. >> seth: with jack black. >> which we've never -- when you do these animated things you don't work together, you know, we don't have any interaction. >> seth: of course, you're not actutuly acting. >> we're just in a booth. we're not actually acting at all. >> seth: not at the same time. >> no, we aren't. but we are, buwe're not and we're not together. but weweo and we meet each other on these press tours. >> seth: right. yeah, you're like, "hey, i was the other panda." he's like, "oh, cool i was a panda too." >> cool. [ laughter ] basically, yeah. and evererody is like, did youou gugu have fun working together? we're like, "yeah." >> seth: so that's where you do your acting.
>> seth: oh my god, we had so much fun together. >> the chemistry wasasmmediate! [ lalahter ] but, no, jack and i -- first of all, he is everything that you would think he is and more. he's a great guy. and then going to china with jack black is like a whole other thing. >> seth: yeah. >> you know? because he's definitely putting -- you know, like jack black and china is in itself, like -- >> seth: it's an animated movie. yeah. [ laughter ] it should be an animated movie. >> we had so much fun. i think we're kindrid spirits. because we both are just crazy. and we sing and weance and we gestupid. >> seth: now are you representing americans in a way when you're there that we're going to -- it's going to come back on us? [ laughter ] >> probably. >> seth: they're all like singing dummies. >> probably. >> seth: how are the fans in shanghai? was it different than any other -- >> it's different.
they're great. they're supe-- actually, it was really interesting with shanghai versus chengdu. was actually really different. >> seth: i noticed that, yep. >> i went to chengdu, china. i never a million years -- >> seth: did you do a premier in both? >> yeah, we did, in chengdu they did this amazing display at a mall. >> seth: okay. >> of, you know, the panda mascots came out a a they built thth whole sort of "kung-fu panda" set. it was wild. i mean it was out there. they don't do that kind of stuff in the states. >> seth: no. >> no. it was pretty y you know, all these people came. and they have all these emcees. i don't understand a single word they're saying. and then you have a translator behind you who is translating. so you're sort of like leaning back and you can't really hear the translator. >> seth: what are they translating? the panda show or are they translating something else? >> like everything that is going on. >> seth: oh god, this personon says thehelove you. this person is asking her friend who you are. [ laughter ]
second "kung fu panda" and worried they won'te able to follow the plot. [ laughter ] >> basically. basically thatat exactly what's going on. >> seth: thank you for being back on the show. always a pleasure. >> i love it. >> seth: kate hudson, everybody. check out "kung-fu panda 3" in theatres friday. we'll be right back with jeffrey dean morgan. [ cheers and applause ] james drove his rav4 hybrid into the frozen wilderness. the scent of his jerky attracted a hungry wolfpack behind him. to survive, he had to remain fearless. he would hunt with them. and expand their territory. he'd form a bond with a wolf named accalia... ...become den mother and nurse their young. james left in search of his next adventure. how far will you take the all-new rav4 hybrid?
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look. >> we need you on a case. >> are you sure? i think alicia's worried about the money. what's the money? >> $20 raise. she was going to check with you about it. >> what did d u do to her? >> no. uh-uh, i was in california. >> come on you screwed with her head. >> no, i didn't. >> you did your smile thing and your bedroom eyes bs.. the oh, i'm juju a guy's guy. i don't know what i do to women. >> lucca? look at me. i didn't do a thing. >> seth: please welcome to the
you here. >> thank you for having me. >> seth: and i think this is very nice. because a lot of times you join "the good wife" seventh season. a lot of times people would do that and say that and say, oh, grabbing watching from the very beginning. you straight up admit that is not the case. >> i had never seen the show. heard about it. the king's called me, who created the show, and i know julianna. but again, i had never seen the show. and so i known for years that my mom was a huge fan. and so i called my mother which could go eitr way. u know? [ light laughter ] mom saying something could be great. could be really great or it could be, mom -- >> seth: the whole time you're doing it, you're thinking, why i did listen to my mom? >> oh, mom! [ [ ughter ] but it turned out, you know, she said, you know, she had this
do it. something about character development and these femama characters. and i'll be damned, she was right. >> seth: fantastic. i watched the whole season and said, yes. and i'm glad i'm doing the show. >> seth: now here's the most important thing, is your mom happy with your performance? is she enjoying it? >> no. [ laughter ] no. she wants -- well, i think she wants me to be on the show more and she wants my character and juliannanao hook up in the biggest way. >> seth: gotcha. so you're getting a lot of mom calls about this? like mom notes. >> yeah, mom notes. then i'm like, well mom, if we do hook up, it's not something i really want you watching. you know what i mean? right. >> seth: i want to hook up on the shows you don't watch. >> that's a really uncomfortable christmas dinner, you know wt i mean? "i really like that love scene jeff." [ lalahter ] >> seth: i really believed it. >> yeah, i believed it, i bought it. [ laughter ] >> seth: you are also as far away as you could get from "the good wife," you're also on "the walking dead" now. >> yeah. >> seth: a huge show. [ cheers ]
shrouded in secrecy. what can you tell us about your character? >> i can tell you sort of what has been announced and that is i'm joining the show. [ laughter ] >> seth: zombie or not a zombie? be honest. >> i'm not a zombie. not a zombie. i play a character named neegan. and if you'r'ra fan of the comic books, you know who neegan is. >> seth: i am, i am. that's the real deal right there. >> it's the real deal. he's the game changer. and it's a complete, you know, 180 from what i'm doing on "the good wife." >> seth: g gcha. >> you know, as an actor it's like a dream come true. >> seth: it must be really exciting. >> i get to be the biggest ass in the world. >> seth: will your mom be tuning in for that? >> you know she was-- when i took the show, when i took "walking dead," she was like, what does this mean for "the good wife"? [ laughter ] she was like devastated that it could be the end. i'm like, mom, just keep your pants on. [ laughter ] >> seth: you talked about-- it's great for an actor to play multiple parts. but you also this is what i'm really fascinated by, you have your own farm in upstate.
how long have you had it? >> like three years. i bought a cabin in upstate new york. we lived in l.a. and we had a kid and i had done a couple movies in the hudson valley and fell in loved with it. >> seth: beautiful place. >> we bought a little log cabin. as my son has started to grow, he's 5 now. we kind of outgrew this little log cabin. and i grew up working on my great grandmother's pig farm, believe it or not. >> seth: wow, where was that? >> that was outside of seattle. in thehease of mt. ranier. beautiful. and we decided, let's buy a farm. i mean what could go wrong? [ laughter ] and it's been -- >> seth: you have animals on the farm? >> yeah. >> seth: i have a photo of this. i want to ask so many questions about. >> that is alice. she is a highland cattle, a scottish cow, essentially. >> seth: got it. >> and a woman, a lady, a woman -- [ laughter ] >> seth: she's all woman. >> and, i'll tell you something else, she's pregnant. so you can't tell, but she's
she is massive. >> seth: when she finds out you showed a pregnant picture of her on tv. >> way to announce that. she'll really be pissed off.f. >> seth: "i haven't told any of >> yeah. way to go. [ laughter ] >> seth: and you have llamas and alpacas as well. >> llamas, alpacas, chickens, and then there's a dairy farm up by where i live. this guy named ed hackett. i can't believe i just name dropped ed hackett. i better g a free bale hay out of the deal. [ laughter ] but he has the local dairy farm in the area. so every spring he gives me a bunch of young cows that i raise through the spring, summer and fall and then he comes and gets them and they start producing milk. so every spring i get an influx of new cattle on the farm which is great. >> seth: i apologize asking qutions having never been in the farming industry. do you -- when t ty go away, are you sad? do you get close to them? >> i do. here's what happened. shame on mr. hackett. but i bond -- >> seth: there goes your hay.
he's a turkey. he knows it, though. >> seth: he's not an actual >> no. >> seth: again, i don't know. i'm not -- >> he would probably answer that differently. but, yeah. what happens is i really become friends with these cows. and we name them. my son and i and my wife, we name all the cows. and i kind of tame them. i'm sort of the cow whisperer. [ light laughter ] and then i make them these great cows and he comes and swipes them from me and they becomes his spare cows that he takes to the county faires that are all like -- i'm like, dude, do you know how much work i put into that cow, how many mornings i had to get up and play with it. >> seth: when you go to the fair, do the cows snub you? >> they sort of snub me, like yeah. >> seth: they've movedn. >> they're sort of like, okay, >> seth: we're with the turkey now. [ laughter ] thank you so much for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> seth: really great to meet you. >> really nice to meet you too. >> give it up for jeffrey dean morgan everybody. "the good fe" airs sunday nights on cbs. we'll be right back with brian koppelman.
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man. >> seth: now, this is very exciting because we say hit show a lot here. this is the real deal hit show. not only do you premier as the biggest premier in the history of showtime. you already, today, you got picked up for season two. >> we did. picked up for season two. thank k u.
thank k u very much. >> seth: are you -- i have to ask, how quickly do you go from relief, "oh, my god season two!" to white-hot panic of, "oh, my god i have to write season two?" >> said like a guy that runs his own television show. >> seth: exactly. you're like, oh, my god, we got picked up -- oh, no. >> i basically fell out right away. i looked at my co-creator and show runner david levien and we high fived and then looked at each other and said is there any way to get out of this at all? [ laughter ] >> seth: it's a fantastic show. we'll get to it, but i also -- you have a big social media presence. you do a lot of vines. you do a lot of twitter. you, however, you do not want to live tweet your show. what is the decision on live tweeting? >> that's a great question. i want to know what you think. so, the showtime people, who are great, so supportive, renewed the show right away. >> seth: of, course. >> but, they said it is really important that you live tweet the show. it's going to beben. you have to get out there on twitter and live tweet it. and, you know, dave and i spend months and months figuring out
screen, every line. it is carefufuy considered. and then for twitter, i'm basically looking at my daughter. i'm like, "is that cool to send?" and it just seems like i'm distracting people from what i want them to w wch. so i'm in the room with the showtime people and say are you guys sure this works? like, what's the data? do you know that this drives viviers? and they all were silent for a second. and then they said, "well, it couldn't hurt." and so i was talking to chelle wolf, one of f ur writers whose my friend. and a big twitter presence. and we followed each other for a long time. and i was complaining to michele and she goes, "oh, it really works." i said, how do you know? "'cacae you know, someone is not watching the show w d they're on twitter, then they see you mention the show, then they go, 'i better watch.'" so i thought, great is that what happened to you? michelle said, "i still don't watch the show." that just t ppened. [ laughter ] >> seth: i get when you're watching a drama and watching
is done. i don't want to also be watching them and have yoyobe like, whoa. you know, that's your tweet. i got it now. so i get that. >> yeah. >> seth: you have -- >> i'll be live tweeting sunday night. >> seth: that't'fantastic. >> people should check in on twitter while the show is on. >> seth: you should do live tweets, didn't see that coming. so you have paul giamatti a u.s. atatrney. you have damian lewis a billionaire hedge fund manager. we talked -- paul was on the show and we talked about how it seems like the audience should know this. the good guy and bad guy. it seems a little gray. is that intention?n? >> yeah. you know, we felt like right from the beginning andrew ross sorkin, david and i, as we started to think about the characters, you know, we're fascinated by why americans -- you talk about donald trump, a lot. like, you know, sort of on the borderline obsessive way. >> seth: i care deeply about him and he ignores me. [ laughter ] >> we're so interested in why people like mark cuban.
great guy. but why as a culture we decided that successful billionaires are our heroes? cuban is like the biggest reality star. >> seth: yes. >> so we were interested in why that is. and you look at united states attorneys, people in that position or similar positions like chris christie, rudy giuliani, elliott spitzer, people who use the prosecutorial platform as a way to advance to a higher position. you know, they're all like these ambitious, powerful people who, you know, in trying to do good, are actually like doing good for themselves. it's more fun to look at this from all those different angles. >> seth: now you, i know when you write, you do a lot of research. did yospend a lot of time in this world of billionaires and was it super fun? >> yeah. [ laughter ] yes. it's amazing when you think about billionaires. different from just like, you know, rich talk show hosts. >> seth: thank you.
>> they are billionaires are like nation states. if you think about it. they have flotillas of ships. they have fleets of aircraft. they have people walking around with guns around them. they move like a little nation. and this one i was at this guy's house in the hamptons. this is years ago. one of the things that planted the idea for all this. i'm at his house. he's a billionaire who, i won't say his name, owns sports teams on a couple of continents. and i came over. and there was an extra structure at his house. i said what is that for? and he said, "i recently have gotten into the idea of art." and i didn't know what that meant exactly. because it was this empty structure. and i went back a month and a half later. and it wasn't only filled with like the most incredible expensive e t, it was filled with artists. he had moved an artist colony on to his property. >> seth: just to work in a building? >> yeah, he was like, "these are
that's just what you have. >> seth: oh, my god. i have a talk show, and like every now and then i go on ebay and i'm going to buy some comics. >> right. >> seth: fred sign and gives it to you. by the way fred d st time i was here, you promised you'd be on my podcast, "the moment." >> fred: let's do it right now. >> seth: no, no. now is not the time. [ laughter ] >> podcasters are desperate people. you are committing now? >> fred:d:bsolutely. yes. this is an agreement. i'll do it. >> that's fantastic. >> seth: and fred do you want us to edit this part out of the show? >> fred: please. >> seth: brian koppelman, everybody. "billions" airs sunday night's on showtime.
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