Denis Leary

  • Aired:  07/11/11
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Denis Leary talks about the last season of "Rescue Me," his character's induction into the Smithsonian and potato vodka. (6:42)

>> MY GUEST TONIGHT,

COMEDIAN AND AGENTER DENIS

LEARY, FX RETURNS FOR ITS

FINAL SEASON THIS WEDNESDAY.

>> LISTEN, YOU HAVE REALLY

GREAT LEGS.

>> UH-HUH.

>> REALLY.

>> YES, REALLY.

AND THEY ARE JUST KIND OF --

>> WHAT 1234.

>> CURLEY.

>> WHAT?

>> WHAT ARE YOU TALKING

ABOUT.

>> THEY ALSO LOOK, THEY LOOK

GREAT ON A MAN.

>> OKAY.

I'VE BEEN AROUND LONG ENOUGH

TO KNOW THAT'S NOT WHERE YOU

GIRLS, YOU DIDN'T START

TALKING ABOUT MY LEGS JUST

ALL OF A SUDDEN.

>> Jon: PLEASE WELCOME BACK

TO THE PROGRAM DENIS LEARY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> HI [BLEEP]

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

ARE WE GOING TO STAND.

>> I WILL SIT DOWN.

>> YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE

AN -- YOU CAN WRITE A BOOK,

[BLEEP] LET'S GO, LET'S DO

THIS.

>> BY THE WAY, IT'S PETRI,

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR.

>> DID YOU LOOK THAT UP.

>> YOU CALLED HIM PETRY LIKE

HE IS ROB PETRY.

>> NOT WHEN A RETAPE IT.

>> [BLEEP] DO IT RIGHT.

>> BUT YOU TRY TO PASS

YOURSELF OFF AS THIS BIG

POLITICAL, YOU KNOW, HOT

SHOW DAILY EVERYBODY COMES

TO YOUR SHOW EVERY DAY TO

FIND OUT SMART INFORMATION.

THE TRUTH IS THE POINT OF

REFERENCE IS THE DICK VAN

DYKE SHOW, MONTY PYTHON.

>> JON IS NOT READ A SINGLE

ONE OF THESE BOOKS.

HE DOESN'T READ MY BOOKS.

HE DOESN'T EVEN READ THE

REAL BOOKS.

THE INFORMATION IS PASSED TO

HIM BY ALL THE SMART WOMEN

WHO WORK BACKSTAGE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> TELL ME, TELL ME.

>> WHAT!

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

>> Jon: HOW ARE THINGS IN

THE WORLD OF FAKE FIRE

FIGHTING?

(LAUGHTER)

>> --.

>> Jon: I HEARD ARE YOU

GOING TO THE SMITHSONIAN S

THAT TRUE, YOUR CHARACTER

GOING TO THE SMITHSONIAN, IS

THAT TRUE.

>> MY CHARACTER IS BEING

INDUCTED INTO THE

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE ON

THURSDAY.

>> Jon: WHY?

WHY IS THAT HAPPENING?

>> JON, THIS IS THE SAME

QUESTION I AM GOING TO ASK

THE SMITHSONIAN PEOPLE ON

THURSDAY.

>> Jon: HOW DO THEY LET YOU

KNOW, YOU JUST GET A LETTER,

THIS IS A FUND-RAISING SCAM,

HOW MUCH MONEY DOES IT COST

YOU.

>> YOU GET -- LISTEN IF I

COULD HAVE PAID MY WAY INTO

THE SMITHSONIAN I WOULD HAVE

DONE IT YEARS AGO.

YOU CAN'T.

THEY JUST PUT YOU IN.

I DON'T KNOW HOW IT

HAPPENED.

I DONE EVEN KNOW -- I THINK

THEY ACTUALLY THINK IT IS

DAFOE.

THEY THINK DAFOE PLAYS THE

GUY SO WHEN I GET THERE ON

THURSDAY THEY WILL GET A

GOOD LOOK AND GO WAY WAIT A

MINUTE, WE THOUGHT YOU WERE

THE PLATOON GUY AND -- BUT I

DON'T KNOW HOW IT HAPPENS.

BUT WE'RE GOING IN THERE.

>> Jon: WHAT ARE YOU GOING

TO DONATE, DO YOU HAVE TO

DONATE SOMETHING?

>> THEY ASK FOR SOMETHING SO

IT IS TOMMY GAFFEIN'S HELMUT

AND BUNKER JACKET IS GOING

IN.

>> Jon: DID YOU TELL THEM

YOU BARGAIN WITH THEM OR

JUST ALL RIGHT, LIKE WHAT

DID YOU --

>> YOU KNOW, WHAT DO YOU SAY

TO THE SMITHSONIAN, YOU SAY

OKAY.

>> Jon: I SAY YOU GIVE ME

THAT YOU GIVE ME [BLEEP]

ARCHIE BUNKER'S CHAIR.

YOU DON'T JUST HAND IT OVER.

WHAT KIND OF A SCHMUCK ARE

YOU.

>> THAT IS WHAT THE JEWISH

GUY DOES, YOU BARGAIN.

(APPLAUSE)

WITHIN THE IRISH JUST GOES

LIKE REALLY, I'M GOING IN.

I GET A TRIP TO WASHINGTON?

>> Jon: CAN WE DRINK ON THE

BUS.

>> EXACTLY.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW WHAT,

HONESTLY, ONE OF THE

THINGS --

>> MY COCREATE CERTIFICATE

GOING TOO, ONE OF THE FIRST

THINGS WE SAID IS LET'S GET

A LIST OF THE TED KENNEDY,

THE BARS HE USED TO GO TO

AND GO ON A TED KENNEDY TOUR

BECAUSE WE'RE LOW RENT

IRISH.

>> Jon: DO YOU THINK HE USED

TO GO TO -- WHEN HE WAS ON

THIS SHOW, GOD REST HIS SOUL,

BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY.

>> HE CAME ON THIS SHOW.

>> Jon: HE STLUTLY DID.

HE BROUGHT ME THE LITTLE

DUCKLINGS BOOK FOR MY KIDS.

GO BACK TO SEE HIM IN THE

GREEN ROOM, THIS IS TRUE, HE

IS BACK THERE, PANTS ON, BUT

HE'S IN THE GREEN ROOM

DIGGING THROUGH THAT LITTLE

GIFT BASKET AND HE FINDS THE

VODKA BECAUSE YOU KNOW WE

PUT VODKA IN THERE AND HE

LITERALLY DOES THIS, WHEN I

WALK IN, THIS IS WHAT I SEE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: BUT IT -- IT WAS

LIKE A CARTOON.

HE JUST LOOKED UP AND WENT

YEAH!

>> AND YOU KNOW WHY HE MADE

THAT SOUND.

>> Jon: NO.

>> BECAUSE I KNOW THE VODKA

YOU GIVE AWAY ON THIS SHOW.

BECAUSE I'VE BEEN HERE MANY

TIMES.

LET ME FINISH, LET ME FINISH,

I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING, JON

GIVES AWAY THE POTATO VODKA,

ISN'T IT, POTATO BASED

VODKA.

>> WE GIVE AWAY WHATEVER

PEOPLE GIVE TO US GIVE AWAY.

>> HERE IS THE THING.

>> I'M MIDDLEMAN.

>> OKAY, POTATO BASED VODKA

AND THE THING FOR IRISH GUYS

IS WE ARE ALWAYS AMAZED.

WE CAN'T BELIEVE THAT WE HAD

POTATO AS FOR YEARS WE

DIDN'T INVENTED POTATO VOD

GENTLEMAN -- VODKA SO WHEN

WE FOUND OUT IT, EVERY TIME

WE SEE IT WE'RE LIKE WHOA!

MA, MA!

THIS USED TO BE POTATOES.

(LAUGHTER)

>> THEN THE FAMINE WOULD

HAVE HAD A WHOLE DIFFERENT

ELEMENT TO IT WE'RE

OUT-OF-FOOD AND BOOZE, GOD

DAMMIT WHAT ARE WE GOING TO

DO.

I GOT TO ADMIT, AS A GROUP

MAN I THINK WHEN I FIND

POTATO VODKA I THINK WAS

ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO, WHEN I

FOUND OUT ABOUT IT TOOK ME

YEARS -- I DON'T THINK I'M

OVER IT YET.

>> Jon: USUALLY YOU LET

STUFF FALL.

>> I DO.

BUT POTATO BASED ALCOHOL,

THAT'S PRETTY BIG.

>> Jon: WE'RE DONE,.

>> THIS IS THE LAST SEASON,

IT STARTS --.

>> Jon: YOU FINISHED IT LIKE

FIVE YEARS AGO AND NOW

YOU'RE JUST AIRING IT.

DIDN'T YOU COME ON LIKE TWO

YEARS AGO AND ARE LIKE WE

JUST FINISHED AIRING --

>> A YEAR AGO.

>> Jon: TWO YEARS AGO.

>> A YEAR AGO.

>> Jon: BUT YOU HELD ON TO

IT FINE WINE.

YOU WANTED TO AGE THE SHOW.

>> I WANTED TO RIDE THAT

BABY AS LONG AS I COULD.

LISTEN, I DIDN'T KNOW I WAS

GOING TO GET SPIDERMAN.

I AM GOING TO RIDE THAT INTO

THE GROUND.

>> Jon: IS THAT WHY IT

HAPPENED.

>> I GOT SPIDERMAN SO I QUIT

RESCUE ME.

>> Jon: YOU GOT SPIDERMAN.

>> THAT WILL MAKE A GREAT

MOVIE FRANCHISE.

YOU CAN'T CATCH THE PREMIER

OF RESCUE ME WEDNESDAY ON

10:00 ON FX THIS IS THE

FINAL SEASON.

>> THIS IS IT, BABY.

>> Jon: WHAT ARE YOU,

SERIOUSLY LIKE [BLEEP]

TELLEE SAVALAS ALL OF A

SUDDEN.

>> YEAH, WITH HAIR.

>> Jon: YOU CAN ALSO SEE

DENIS LEARING AND FRIENDS ON

THE THINNING THE HERD TOUR.

>> OH, THAT'S RIGHT, I'M ON

TOUR.

>> Jon: WEDNESDAY NIGHT

AT --

>> YOU CAN READ THIS WHY

CAN'T YOU READS ONE OF TEASE

BOOKS WHEN THEY COME OUT.

>> AND AT THE THESE NEVER

NEW JERSEY JULY 15th.

DENIS LEARY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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