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  • Season 12 Episode 16: Al Pacino

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Anodyne

    - What is your least favorite word?
    No

    - What turns you on?
    Everything

    - What turns you off?
    Lying

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Soft rain outside the window

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Dentist drill

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Oh f**k it!

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    A good doctor

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    Well I did it, the profession I wouldn't wanna do because I did it and it's tough, is moving furniture. That's a hard job

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Rehearsal is tomorrow at 3:00

  • Season 12 Episode 14: Hugh Laurie

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Marsupial

    - What is your least favorite word?
    Whatever

    - What turns you on?
    Eye contact

    - What turns you off?
    Financial advise

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    I love the sound of the acoustic guitar being played badly. I can't explain it, it's this physiological response, I'm like a labrador lying on his back having his tummy tickled. It physically does something to me that I absolutely love

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Ringing telephone

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    F**k, F***ing, F***ed and all its f***ing cognates

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    I would like to be a singer in a Rock'n'Roll band

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

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    No hard feelings

  • Season 12 Episode 13: Robert Downey Jr.

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Print

    - What is your least favorite word?
    What do you call those guys who go diving and underground in caves. Spelunkers, it's a terrible title, I mean, they do brave stuff those men and women down there they're underground, they're in the water... but they're spelunking

    - What turns you on?
    Spitballing

    - What turns you off?
    Motives

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Uncontrollable snorting laughter

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Custom ring-tones

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    This is unprecedented, it's got seven syllables, I don't know if you had a seven syllables, son-of-a-c**k-loving-w***e. So precious

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

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

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Boy, did I have a ball with you

  • Season 12 Episode 12: Dustin Hoffman

  • During the episode Murray Schisgal is introduced to the audience. Also, Hoffman's wife and daughter are introduced.

  • James Lipton mentions at the beginning of the episode that Dustin Hoffman is their 200th guest.

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    Saga, well yes. You know, we have a lot of kids and we for some reason developed a language all of our own. We call it Hoffitalk, and Saga is everything wonderful

    - What is your least favorite word?
    It's 3 words that we usually use as one, Woulda, shoulda, coulda. That hurts more than anything, I think to all of us

    - What turns you on?
    Seeing someone whether I know or I don't, male or female, who is completely out of control laughing

    - What turns you off?
    You see it, when you are outside in the streets, in the park and you see a parent with a little kid, yanking the kid around, pulling him. There's nothing worse than that

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    Everyone laughing They answered it, there's nothing better. Collectiveness, the sound of collective joy, and sharing the same information

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    Anything that resembles shut-up

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    I worked on Little Big Man many years ago and I heard some guy curse another guy and he called him a smooth-balled-needle-pr**k-butt-f**ker. No one's ever gonna better that

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Well, music. I mean, particularly in the arts where you don't need a kind of a collective joining, like you do in a movie or a play

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

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    I loved what DeNiro said. DeNiro said, "Well, here's a guy who've got a lot of explaining to do". But the first one that came to my mind is, That's funny, you don't look Jewish

  • Season 12 Episode 9: Tom Hanks (II)

  • The Pivot Questionnaire:

    - What is your favorite word?
    I'd have to go with the original, and that would be Dad

    - What is your least favorite word?
    It's two words, bitter compromise. If it's a bitter compromise it's not a true compromise

    - What turns you on?
    Laughter

    - What turns you off?
    Eggshells. Not the kind that you eat, the kind that you have to walk on

    - What sound or noise do you love?
    The family's conversation when they are in the other room

    - What sound or noise do you hate?
    The ringing of a telephone

    - What is your favorite curse word?
    Well, years ago it was Horses**t. Now I have to say, it's the old standby, it's F**k

    - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Quite frankly I would like to try to be a weekly columnist

    - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
    A lawyer, that's doing homework for a living

    - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Ah, different than you thought, isn't it?

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