Inside the Actors Studio
James Lipton: What is your least favorite word? Mark Wahlberg: Is "Marky Mark" one word?
(interviewing the cast of "The Simpsons" as their characters) James Lipton: Homer, what is your full name? Dan Castellaneta: Homer J. Simpson. The J stands for Jay. James Lipton: What do you do at the Nuclear Power Plant? Dan Castellaneta: I am a safety inspector. I tell people to be safe. And safen up! James Lipton: Safen up? Dan Castellaneta: Safen up! James Lipton: Since you're still here, and Springfield is still here, I assume you have an umblemished record. Dan Castellaneta: Well... there's a few blemishes on it. James Lipton: Ever come close to a meltdown? Dan Castellaneta: Oh, a number of times! If that's what you mean by "blemishes".
James Lipton: What is your favorite curse word? Jack Lemmon: Cocksucking motherfucker.
(Lipton tries to get De Niro to say "You talkin' to me?") James Lipton: The film Taxi Driver. In which, you spoke those immortal words... Robert De Niro: (uncomfortable) Well, you know... The usual.
Martin Sheen: I love being Spanish as much as I love being Irish, and I *really* love being Irish.
(regarding Lipton's guest appearance on "The Simpsons," in which Ranier Wolfcastle appears on "Inside the Actor's Studio," gets into character as McBain, and shoots Lipton) James Lipton: Would it have been too much trouble for you to go out and get a prop gun? Harry Shearer: (as Ranier Wolfcastle) I'm not the prop man. I'm the actor!