Exclusive - Michael Strahan Extended Interview

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"Live with Kelly and Michael" co-host Michael Strahan describes how getting teased by his brothers led to his NFL career with the New York Giants. (6:20)

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MY GUEST TONIGHT IS AN N.F.L.LEGEND WHO PLAYED 15 SEASONS

WITH THE NEW YORK GIANTS,CO-HOST OF LIVE WITH KELLY AND

MICHAEL AND HIS NEW BOOK ISCALLED "WAKE UP HAPPY."

PLEASE WELCOME MICHAEL STRAHAN!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

THAT'S WHAT YOU HEAR WHEN YOUWALK AROUND!

OW!

YOU ARE HURTING PEOPLE WITH YOURLOOKS!

OW!

>> YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS, WHENYOU GET ON TV, ALL OF A SUDDEN,

YOU BECOME CUTE.

BEFORE, I WAS, LIKE, WHY DON'THE GET HIS TEETH FIXED?

I WAS THAT GUY.

NOW I'M, LIKE, OH, HE'S SOHANDSOME!

>> Trevor: THANK YOU FOR YOURBLINDNESS.

YOU DESERVE IT.

(APPLAUSE)

>> Trevor: THANK YOU FOR BEINGON MY SHOW.

I WAS ON YOUR SHOW ANDCAME ON MY SHOW LIKE YOU SAID.

SO THANK YOU.

>> NO, I LOVE YOUR SHOW.

YOU ARE SO FUNNY AND GOOD ANDI'M SO HAPPY YOU GOT THIS

BECAUSE IT'S THE HARDEST SEAT TOFILL.

I THOUGHT REGIS WAS HARD BUTTHAT'S NOTHING.

>> Trevor: YOU HAVE TO GET UPIN THE MORNING AND ACT LIKE

YOU'RE HAPPY ABOUT IT.

OH, I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE!

YOU KNOW WHAT'S FUNNY, ON YOURSHOW THE OTHER DAY, YOU HAD

DONALD TRUMP ON.

>> YES, YESTERDAY.

>> Trevor: AND WE TRY TOEXPLAIN A JOKE ABOUT WANTING TO

DATE HIS DAUGHTER --

>> YES.

>> Trevor: YOU GUYS LOOKEDVERY CONFUSED.

YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED,DID YOU?

>> WELL, SOME JOKES YOU SHOULDNEVER REPEAT.

(LAUGHTER)

AND IF YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT,IT PROBABLY WASN'T A GOOD JOKE.

SO WHEN HE SAID IT, I WASPROBABLY, LIKE, THE PEOPLE HEARD

FIRST TIME.

I WAS, LIKE, WHAT DID YOU SAY?

>> Trevor: I'M NOT ASSUIMINGTHAT HE SAW THE SHOW.

WE HAVE PROOF DONALD TRUMP WANTSTO BANG HIS DAUGHTER.

WHEN HE CAME ON YOUR SHOW, IT'S,LIKE, DID THIS MAN JUST SAY --

>> IT CAME OUT OF NOWHERE.

I'M, LIKE, DONALD, WHAT ABOUTYOUR CAMPAIGN?

HE SAID WELL, THAT WAS A JOKEABOUT MY DAUGHTER.

IT WAS CONFUSION.

>> Trevor: YOU PLAYED IT WELL.

YOU'RE A GREAT HOST.

>> THANK YOU, I APPRECIATE IT.

(APPLAUSE)

>> Trevor: LET'S TALK ABOUTTHE BOOK.

WHEN PEOPLE THINK MICHAELSTRAHAN PARTLY BECAUSE YOU'RE A

BIG, BULKY GUY, YOU DON'T THINKBOOK WRITER.

>> YES.

>> Trevor: BUT IT'S FANTASTICBOOK.

>> IT'S TRUE, MUSCLES AND BOOKSARE NOT KNOWN TO ASSOCIATE.

I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU'RE MAKINGLIKE I'M INSITTING

HIM, IT'S TRUE.

>> YEAH, A BIG BULKY GUY WHOWROTE A BOOK --

>> Trevor: THAT'S WHAT IT SAYSON BACK!

A BIG, BULK GUY WHO WROTE ABOOK.

I LEARNED SO MANY THINGS ABOUTYOU.

I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WERE RAISED INGERMANY.

>> YEAH, I GREW UP IN GERMANY.

I'M FROM HOUSTON BUT I WENT TOGERMANY WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS

(SPEAKING GERMAN)

>> DON'T GO FURTHER.

THAT'S IT.

>> Trevor: I CAN JUST IMAGINEBECAUSE YOU WERE FAT AS WELL,

WHICH MAKES IT SO MUCH --

(LAUGHTER)

NO, IN THE BOOK, IT'S SUCH ABEAUTIFUL STORY!

I JUST PICTURE THIS FAT LITTLEMICHAEL --

>> DON'T MAKE ME CRY, MAN!

I WAS NOT FAT, I WAS JUST BIGBONED!

>> Trevor: YOU SAID THAT INTHE BOOK.

YOU SAID FAT IN THE BOOK.

>> THAT'S A MISPRINT.

I WAS BIG BONED!

(LAUGHTER)

>> Trevor: IT'S NOT JUSTABOUT YOU AS A KID, IT'S ALMOST

AN INSPIRATIONAL BOOK WITHOUTIT BEING AIRY, FAIRY.

YOU START WITH INSPHIRGS ANDAPPLY IT TO YOUR LIFE.

>> THEY SEE WHAT I DO NOW LIKETHEY SEE WHAT YOU DO AND THINK

IT JUST HAPPENS.

IT DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN.

THERE ARE A LOT OF TRIALS THATARE IN YOUR LIFE.

YOU NEED TO TAKE THE NEGATIVEAND MAKE ATE POSITIVE.

WHEN I WAS A BIG CHILD, MYBROTHER USED TO CALL ME BOB,

WHICH MEANT BOOTY ON BACK --

(LAUGHTER)

BUT I WENT OUT AND BOUGHT THEJANE FONDA VHS TAPES.

>> Trevor: SERIOUS?

>> AND I DIDN'T BUY HER LEGWARMERS, BUT I USED TO WATCH

THOSE AND DO THE LEG LIFTS ANDWAS LITERALLY TRYING TO WORK MY

ASS OFF.

I DID THAT FOR ABOUT A YEAR,THEN HERSCHEL WALKER, ANOTHER

BIG FOOTBALL PLAY, DID PUSHUPSAND SITUPS AND WORKED OUT WITH

MY DAD, LOOKING BACK, IF IHADN'T BEEN CALLED BOB, I WOULD

HAVE NEVER WORKED OUT, AND NEVERWOULD HAVE HAD MY FATHER IN MY

SEEN YOUR YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOLSAYING YOU'RE GOING TO GO TO

HOUSTON AND SPEND THE SUMMERWITH YOUR UNCLE AND GET A

FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP -- IWOULDN'T HAVE BEEN IN SHAPE.

>> Trevor: SO MORAL OF THESTORY, CALL YOU FAT.

>> YES, BECAUSE I REALLY WORKEDHARD.

>> Trevor: GETTING INTO KELLYAND MICHAEL IS ANOTHER

FASCINATING STORY TO READ ABOUTIN THE BOOK BECAUSE A LOT OF

PEOPLE DON'T ASSOCIATE WITH YOUAS A TALK SHOW HOST.

FUNNY ENOUGH, YOU SAID THAT WHENYOU WERE A GUEST ON THE SHOW.

>> YES.

I WASN'T EVEN REALLY A GUEST.

I WAS LIKE A WALKOUT GUY.

ELI MANNING WASN'T AVAILABLE, SOTHEY CALLED ME AND I SAID, OKAY,

I'LL DO IT.

A GUEST GETS A SEAT.

I WALKED OUT AND WAS JUST KINDOF NEXT TO THE DESK.

HE SAID, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TODO NOW THAT YOU'RE RETIRED.

I SAID, I'M ON A SHOW, AND MAYBEYOU'LL RETIRE, AND IT WILL BE

MICHAEL AND KELLY.

TWO YEARS LATER, HE RETIRED IWENT ON AND GUEST HOSTED IT 20

TIMES.

I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD GET IT.

I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS FUN.

NEXT THING YOU KNOW, THEY ASKEDME TO TAKE THE JOB, AND I..

WONDERED WHAT THE HELL WAS WRONGWITH THEM.

>> Trevor: YOU'RE A MODESTMAN, EVERY DAY I WATCH YOU AND

SEE WHY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Trevor: THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AMAZING.

(APPLAUSE)

"WAKE UP HAPPY" IS IN BOOKSTORES RIGHT NOW.

MICHAEL STRAHAN, EVERYBODY!