Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jay Leno Thrills Bill!

"I'll Bet You Could Balance Two of Those On Your Chin!"

On March 29th's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, William Shatner took part in a new bit called "Does This Thrill Bill?"  Just think of the awkward beauty of America's Got Talent and throw in Bill Shatner's special brand of potshot humor.  The Three Contestants were Rob from Orlando who balances egg topped tables on his chin, Champion Sumo Wrestler Kelly who performed "the strangest yoga class" Bill had ever seen by eating a cupcake while doing the splits, and Kathy who crushes cans under a 30 second timeclock.

You can watch Part 1 HERE on Leno's site and Part 2 HERE.  However, my favorite video to spawn from this skit is the backstage interview with Bryan Branly found HERE.  

When asked if he needed to be thrilled, Shatner responds "I don't need to be thrilled, I've got lots of thrills in my life...when Jay calls I answer...Ever year I put on a charity horse show that benefits children in need.  It's called the Hollywood Charity Horse Show sponsored by Wells Fargo and it's on April 30th. will give you all the information and that's why I wanted to do the show."

Later, when interviewing Kathy, Brian asks what she thought of Bill's dirty can-popping gestures.  Kathy responds, "He's a guy, what can you say.  Sometimes it's to be expected."  Oh, Bill.

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