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Monday 7:00 PM on Bravo Premiered Jun 12, 1994 In Season

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  • Season 5 Episode 2: Robert De Niro

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Refinement

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Boorish

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    That's a hard one to answer. I mean, I know what I use a lot. Well, I use F**k, I use Motherf****r, whatever, you know. As****e, or something.

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Oh, Medicine, or something. Or Music, or... I've thought of that.

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Well, something that's more... mundane. Anything 9 to 5, probably something like that.

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Well, if Heaven exists, He's got a lot of explaining to do.

  • Season 5 Episode 4: Sean Penn

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Hi

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Smell

    - What turns you on?
    Quiet

    - What turns you off?
    I think I'm a bit of a justice freak, so injustice of one kind or another

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Hi daddy

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    My own voice when I'm not in control of it

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    This goes back to Saroyan, I had this in my head, there's a line in A Time of Your Life where somebody says, "You... Dentist"

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    I would like to be able to write and play music

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Politics

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    You've tortured yourself enough, there's two hookers and an eight ball inside, come on in

  • Season 5 Episode 19: Tom Hanks

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Dad

    - What is your least favorite word?
    It's for you

    - What turns you on?
    Laughter

    - What turns you off?
    Tension

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    The laughter of my family

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    The emptiness of an empty house

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Horses**t, not bulls**t, that is a very different word, horses**t is a very specific thing

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    I'd like to be a cartoonist

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    The law

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Ah ah ah, back you go

  • Season 6 Episode 4: Kevin Spacey

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Welcome

    - What is your least favorite word?
    No

    - What turns you on?
    Watching my dogs play

    - What turns you off?
    Presumption

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Laughter

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Horns

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    F**k, or Ratba****d

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Politics

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Uhm, I would not like to be a mortician

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Now I can finish

  • Season 7 Episode 9: Helen Hunt

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Kiss

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Literally. Unless you are British

    - What turns you on?
    Enthusiasm

    - What turns you off?
    Cynicism

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    The sound of the Pacific Ocean

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Gossip

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    F**k me

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    I would have liked to have been a dancer

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    I would not like to be a surgeon

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    You showed courage

  • Season 7 Episode 10: Francis Ford Coppola

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Hope, esperanza

    - What is your least favorite word?
    No

    - What turns you on?
    Life, everything

    - What turns you off?
    It's the thing that kind of conspires against, you know, all of our aspirations. They say "Oh it can't be that way", or "for insurance purposes kids can't go", you know, I don't know the word. I hate it so much I don't even know it

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    The flute

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Gasoline leaf blower

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    I don't have a favorite curse word. I curse as rarely as possible, and if I curse in front of women I give them a dollar

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    It would be nice to be an architect

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Executioner

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Welcome

  • Season 7 Episode 11: Robin Williams

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Cloaca, it's a real word. It exists because it's, uh, only certain bugs have it, it's a combination between as***le and vagina Next to that, I think abbondanza is a great word

    - What is your least favorite word?
    C**t, least favorite, just because it's so negative. It's one word that would get me kicked out of the house. I once let it fly, and that was it, bye bye

    - What turns you on?
    My wife's laugh, it's incredible

    - What turns you off?
    Violence towards children

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Prrr (like balloon deflating, or a fart), because it's musical, but it can be anything

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Screeching of breaks, usually implies something is going to happen

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Favorite because I am a big fan: P***y. That's the opposite of the other word we talked about, it's just so warm. As a friend of mine says, I'm a big fan we all come from there and wanna get back as often as possible. P***y is so sweet, reminds you of a kitty but it's better

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Neurologist or Theoretical Physicist, those are the people I kind of admire

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Bomb tester, that is a rough job. I think it works...Boooom

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    There is seating near the front, the concert begins in five, it will be Mozart, Elvis and one of your choosing. To know that there is laughter, that would be a great thing. Two Jews walk into a bar...

  • Season 7 Episode 15: Ben Stiller

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Galaxy

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Bad

    - What turns you on?
    Laughing, laughter and music

    - What turns you off?
    Judgment

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    I like when my wife is whispering in my ear

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    I don't like call waiting, or cell phone ringing

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    F**k me, yeah

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Archaeologist

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Mathematician

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    OK, so now you are familiar with the rules and the pitfalls, would you like to try it for real now?

  • Season 8 Episode 2: Will Smith

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Antidisestablishmentarianism. You don't know all the training I've been doing! It's an individual who is against the system. Now you define Jiggy

    - What is your least favorite word?
    No

    - What turns you on?
    I like watching people work hard

    - What turns you off?
    The converse, laziness

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Hey come on man, I can't share that here

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Remember in Jaws, that he ran his fingers down the chalkboard? I had nightmares about that sound

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Wow, and I can say that on TV? I really appreciate the nature of motherf****r because it fits in a lot of different places

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    I would've liked to be a scientist, like a computer scientist

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Professional sports

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Good work, Dog

  • Season 8 Episode 6: Sarah Jessica Parker

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Fetching

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo

    - What turns you on?
    This is gonna seem as if it was, because of the environment in which we are living up, but it is not, this is timeless. New York City

    - What turns you off?
    Rudeness

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Ka-ching. I love other things too, but...

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    I wish it could be two things. It can't be right? Kind of the funny answer would be silence... after a joke. And the not funny one would be sirens.

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Jack**s

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Grocery store proprietor. I'm serious. I mean, I think we need one in our neighborhood, to be honest. I'm looking into some business plan, that's my goal.

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    The people that have to pluck the chickens in the chicken factories in Arkansas.

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    I would like Him to say, "Sarah Jessica I would like you to meet Mr. James Broderick".

  • Season 8 Episode 13: Samuel L. Jackson

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    My favorite word in general is Motherf****r

    - What is your least favorite word?
    No

    - What turns you on?
    Work

    - What turns you off?
    Stupidity

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    The soft whack of a golf ball tacking off

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    The sound of a golf ball hitting a sand trap

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Motherf****r

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Oceanographer, diver

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Politician

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    You're in

  • Season 8 Episode 17: Johnny Depp

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Why

    - What is your least favorite word?
    No

    - What turns you on?
    Breathing

    - What turns you off?
    Not breathing

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    My daughter's voice

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Vacuum cleaner

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Boy, this is a real opportunity here, I don't wanna mess this up. The most expressive would be s**t, works a lot

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Writing

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    President of the United States

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Wow

  • Season 9 Episode 8: Nicolas Cage

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Grace

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Stop

    - What turns you on?
    Driving

    - What turns you off?
    Traffic

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Once I heard the sound of a hollow pipe that was in the ground and I was a boy and I use to put my ear against it and hear the wind whistling through and I loved that

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    I'm very sensitive to sound, when my parrot shrieks I have a problem with that, the sound of a shrieking parrot

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Horses**t

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Sometimes I have this idea that I could be a priest

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    I don't think I wanna be a lawyer

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Bless you for trying

  • Season 9 Episode 10: John Travolta

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Ambrosia

    - What is your least favorite word?
    No

    - What turns you on?
    There are so many things that turn me on, but if I have to choose one... Aviation

    - What turns you off?
    Negativity

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Oh, the sound of my children, I love that

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    The noises that are in a hotel room that keep you awake, like the refrigerator buzzes or the water that drips or all those things that interrumpt my sleep

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    F**k

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    The one I'm doing, being a pilot

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    I don't think I would like to deal with the liquids at a hospital

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    So, what was it like to work with Olivia Newton-John?

  • Season 9 Episode 13: Drew Barrymore

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Empyrean

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Moist, it's so not sexy, like, moist anything

    - What turns you on?
    Laughter

    - What turns you off?
    Arrogance

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    I like the sound of the ocean

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    The ticking of a clock, I can't have it

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    F**k, for sure. F**k, f**k, f**k, f**k, sorry

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Photography

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    I wouldn't like to do nothing

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Relax finally!

  • Season 9 Episode 17: John Goodman

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Hiya

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Hatred

    - What turns you on?
    Laughter

    - What turns you off?
    Loud people

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    My daughter when she laughs, when she is extra tired she goes into hyperspace and then there's a special little laugh. It just kills me

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    People who insist on speaking with their mouths full

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Goddamnit, I'd like to be more exotic about it, but that is the one that leaps out on every instance. I wish it was f**k, but it's mundane, Goddamnit

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Musician

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    A desk job. Maybe a lawyer or something like that

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Half an hour

  • Season 10 Episode 7: Tom Cruise

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Yes

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Yes, when they really mean no

    - What turns you on?
    Laughter

    - What turns you off?
    Pain

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    I love the sound of a P-51 engine

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    If I'm in the P-51, the silence at 40,000 feet

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Joder. It can be used in any way. It is Spanish. It means so many things, can mean Wow, cool, great, awesome, f**k, it can mean all of them.

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    I wouldn't wanna do anything else

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Psychiatry, I would not wanna do that

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    What I would really like to hear Him say is that I helped people, that I did the best that I could to try to improve life of some people. That I did alright.

  • Season 11 Episode 4: George Carlin

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    I have to give you more than one. The musical instrument the balalaika, it's just so good to say it. For some reason, Skylark is a lovely word and it evokes a lovely thing of course

    - What is your least favorite word?
    There are harsh words, a lot of them are two words phrases. Harsh words, like dump-truck, ash-can, meat-loaf

    - What turns you on?
    Well, reading about language

    - What turns you off?
    I don't like people who are pretentious and arrogant

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Oh the sigh, the well earned and comforting sigh that comes naturally to you

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    The sound of a truck backing up with that beep beep beep. Everything beeps now

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Motherf****r, it has such a balance to it

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    I think with the tools I have, I think I would've made a good trail lawyer

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    I just wouldn't like any profession where I really had to answer to another person without exception, without a vote

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Now we're gonna have some fun around here

  • Season 11 Episode 11: Cameron Diaz

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Unity

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Hate

    - What turns you on?
    Laughter

    - What turns you off?
    Arrogance

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Anything in nature

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Um, contemplating that, the sound in my head, the voice that won't shut up

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    F**k. C**ks****r motherf****r yaktik. Is currently my new favorite one when I picked it up in Nepal this last week, yaktik

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Zoologist, biologist, scientist. I'm a scientist trapped in an actor's body

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Paparazzi

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Nice a*s, nah, just kidding. Good try, nice job

  • Season 11 Episode 12: Kiefer Sutherland

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    It's latin, Gravitas

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Ni***r

    - What turns you on?
    Hope

    - What turns you off?
    Selfesness

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Guitar

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Brakes

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    It'simple, F**k

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Professional ski instructor

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    I would not like to be my accountant

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Why do you look so scared? Don't worry, come on in

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