Henry Winkler (FONZ) Ate A Live Octopus !! Better Late Than Never :/
William Shatner (left), Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman and Henry Winkler in the “Better Late Than Never.”
Men-of-a-certain age, Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman and Terry Bradshaw travel to Asia “Better Late Than Never” four-part (unscripted) series premiered on NBC on Tuesday.
The fearsome foursome – Shatner, 85, Winkler, 70, and Foreman and Bradshaw (both 67) – used for 35 days to travel to six cities in four countries (Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea), documenting the comic book travel for cameras , sampling the local culture (including the vaginas of pork and steak sauce made of dirt), guide, comedian Jeff Dye.
Winkler, responsible for the show’s producer, talking about the Post’s epic journey – and what he thinks of his fellow passengers, after spending so much time with them.
WHY THESE GUYS WERE ELECTED? DID YOU KNOW THEM IN ADVANCE?
Shatner I knew a little bit. I had never met George or Terry, and I met Jeff Dye when he came to my house, when we were gathered young people go on a trip. NBC called me a year-and-a-half ago and said, “Do you want to be a producer?” And here we are. The first thing I thought was, gosh, this sounds like a huge, impossible. You’ll find a million ways to say no then you are so grateful that you were smart enough to say yes.
There was a big list [of possible passengers] on the board and we moved around a list of differences with respect to the spirit of that measure, which would bring the party. No one knows, of course, – 35 days in six cities, four countries, is moving all the time, five cameras and a script. You have no idea how you are going to be other people. Cities and went off the board, and the people said “yes” and then dropped out. And here, this combo will turn on the first day and all went very smoothly.
WHAT SURPRISED YOU MOST IN THE JOURNEY?
That you pushed yourself that we were stronger as a unit in each show. I honestly thought to myself, “Hey, I want to hang out with these guys,” and I have a show! We really got an extra fivesome. Terry Bradshaw … is a fun and a great and a big personality. George is a gentle giant, who made an art form napping. Bill Shatner has read every book on the planet, and really wants you to know every word on every page that he has read … and form factors without hesitation that time. She wants to know. We were in a ryokan [ryokan] Kyoto geisha and had a delicious meal in the evening. We had eaten as much fish and so different kinds of fish and had so much saki. I made a joke that the next thing they were going to serve us had a whale, and Bill said [he falls Shatner impersonation] “Well, you know, TS Eliot wrote a poem called” blue whale, “I think I ‘ll recite it now,” and the four of us turned to him and went, “No. You are not.
Terry is so dear and very thoughtful, soulful man, honest to God. He has a big personality, and saying things … but quite know what to do. And George … he told this story [mimics Foreman] “Well, we were in Puerto Rico, and I fell off the table and was killed in battle.” Bill says, “Come on, you could not have died. You’re here. “And George says,” No, I’m dead. God reached and pulled me back from the brink. I felt it. “I tell you I cried. Those moments were just huge.
I think picking the octopus out of the container in which the woman chop it in front of us … and the next moment you do not eat it and it is still wiggling I could not ever do it -.. and in the depths, I was so proud of myself Or sitting on the bus going to Fuji and Terry George begins karaoke There were so many stories of
Picking an octopus out of the container and which.. woman chop it in front of us … and the next moment you do not eat it, and it’s still wiggling I could not ever do it
-.. Henry Winkler crazy travel experience
WILL RETURN TO BARRY ZUCKERCORN IS “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT”?
I have no idea. I have not received a call. Each makes a different program. the last time I did it, I do not “scenes” Jeff Tambor and Jessica Walter, and they were really light stands with fluorescent green and pink Xs strip them. I talked to the light stands. I was able to discuss the steel. Thank God we had the three years [of “Arrested Development”] before it, and so they are in the brain.
I READ A LOT OF HONORS WHEN GARRY MARSHALL DIED [19HEINÄKUUIÄSSÄ81] AND FELT SO EMOTIONAL.
I was and I’ll tell you why. I was not kidding – it was not an exaggeration when I said that I thanked him in my career. I went to the room [test “Happy Days”], with every man I had ever seen on TV and came out with a very small portion, who introduced me to the world – and since that time he has been a teacher. I had lunch with him a few months before … he said, “I need to find annuity for my grandchildren.” He loved the word “annuity” and I liked the way he said it. He said, “annuity” better than anyone on earth.