Be prepared... As many of you already know, I will never agree to be interviewed by a muppet (or Larry King for that matter).But in retrospect, I may need to amend that . . . I think there may be certain muppets I would agree to answer questions from. Miss Piggy is 100% off the list, Kermit, too. Also Big Bird and Snuffy, and Fozzie and most of them actually. But I'd agree to an interview with Elmo, Oscar, Animal or Cookie Monster.
On a related note, Lara and I love to watch Inside the Actors Studio. James Lipton is possibly the worlds greatest suck up but his research and questions are usually excellent and help shed a new light on his subjects. One of my favorite parts of the show are the questions asked of every guest, the Bernard Pivot Questionaire. I've always wanted to note them down and prepare my answers. Thanks to Natalie and Paul for posting them and getting me off the stick and doing it. Here they are...
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Energy and confidence in whatever... painting, music, conversation, laughter, whatever...
What turns you off?
Frailty, people who are sick all the time, moving from one complaint to the next
What is your favorite curse word?
Mutherrrr- - -fuckerrrrr!, shouted as loudly as possible, by oneself, amidst noise so loud you can barely hear yourself say it
What sound or noise do you love?
It's cheesy and cliche, but the sound of my kids laughing. Any parent knows how simple, pure and delightful it is
What sound or noise do you hate?
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Oh, there are so many... chef, photographer, filmmaker, highly skilled rockabilly guitar player, printmaker, architect, the list goes on and on...
What profession would you not like to do?
Law, medicine, sales, coalmining
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Oh, it's you. Here are those keys you dropped when getting on the bus, that wallet you thought was stolen, those sunglasses you left on a desk at school, that glove you dropped on the lift, about a hundred solo socks. Yes, you have no need for them now, but we thought you might like to know what happened to them