March 24, 2014 – Bryan Cranston
EPISODE NUMBER: 10078 (March 24, 2014)
GUESTS: Bryan Cranston
SEGMENTS: Back From Spring Break | Better Know a District – North Carolina’s 1st – G.K. Butterfield | Malaysia Airlines’s Missing Plane | Bryan Cranston | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Dark Pin Striped Suit | White Shirt | Purple Striped Tie
VIDEOS: Monday, March 24, 2014
Back From Spring Break
Stephen returned from Spring Break after a hush hush undercover operation to find out if the bottomless drinks at Aruba’s Senor Frog’s are really bottomless.
- I wanted to find out if their bottomless margarita is really bottomless and they aren’t and I know because I hit rock bottom.
Better Know a District – North Carolina’s 1st – G.K. Butterfield
Stephen went to his northern neighbor for the next BKAD, with G.K. Butterfield, a man who is a champion of civil rights. He started by gnawing on a little chew from the tarheel state.
- I’m going to add that to my “chaw juice” or as they call it in North Carolina, barbecue sauce.
Someday I am going to stop in North Carolina and try their BBQ to see if it really is as bad as Stephen says.
Stephen was surprised when he was expecting to see a black representative and he sat down to see this man:
Stephen really loves to stick it to the tarheels about their BBQ sauce. At first I thought the NC barbecue was those Steak-Umms. Yeah, I don’t know which is worse, actually, Steak-Umms or shredded cardboard.
Malaysia Airlines’s Missing Plane
Stephen sent thoughts and prayers to the families of the airplane who found out that the plane went down in the Indian Ocean. The Malaysian authorities notified all the families via text message.
- Yes, text message because Snapchat would be insensitive.
Even though CNN did nothing but speculate about what happened to the airliner, their ratings doubled among viewers 25-54, during the coverage.
- [This] drew a lot of criticism from Fox News, whose ratings doubled among viewers aged 25 + 54.
Bill Hemmer from Fox News said that “It took us 100 years to find the Titanic, took us 2,000 years to find Noah’s ark…” Yeah, that’s right Bill. It took us 100 years to find the Titanic. Right, because we found it 2 years ago, eh?
Oh and Bill, (whispering) we never found Noah’s ark.
- Yeah, I mean we all remember where we were when they found Noah’s ark. It’s…over there where they found it. Remember… they covered… a huge story!
- Bill knows how tough a search like this can be, I mean it took him three months just to find Waldo.
Interview – Bryan Cranston
Stephen: Why do a play after being a huge TV star?
Bryan: It’s all about the writing and the character, this character is Shakespearean, he’s like King Lear, he’s huge.
Stephen: He’s President Lear.
Bryan: He’s President Lear, he’s like the Godzilla of Presidents.
Bryan talks about how to act as President Johnson without just doing an impression of him and when he asks Stephen if he knows what that’s like, Stephen just shakes his head no. It would appear that Bryan momentarily forgot that Stephen is in character.
Bryan: He had a pet name for his Johnson. His Johnson’s Johnson, he called it “Jumbo” and apparently it was aptly named.
Stephen: Could he pick up peanuts with that thing?