Brian Regan - Interviews

Brian Regan & Jonathan Solomon Season 1, Ep 0110 02/24/1992 Views: 11,173

When Evel Knievel goes on a talk show, why do they always show his wipeout footage? (1:55)

I JUST SIT AROUND AND WATCH TV.

I WATCHED A MONSTER-TRUCK PULLTODAY ON TV.

YOU EVER WATCH THOSE?

( light applause )

MY FAVORITE PART ISTHE INTERVIEWS AFTER THE RACE

WHEN THEY TALK TO THESE GUYS.

THEY TALK LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT...

"WHAT WERE YOU THINKINGDURING THAT RUN, EARL?"

"I WAS GOING PRETTY GOOD

"AND THEN THE HIND-COILPINBURNER STARTED SMOKING.

"THE BACK-END FLAT VALVE STARTEDVIBRATING LIKE A SON OF A B.

I KNEW RIGHT THENI HAD TO GUN IT."

"WHAT THE HELLARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?"

LIKE YOU FOLLOW HIM AT HOME--

"THE HIGH-PIN...OH, SURE, YOU HAD TO GUN IT.

THERE WAS NO CHOICEAT THAT POINT, EARL."

DO THAT WHEN YOU HAVECAR TROUBLE.

"I'M HEARING SOMETHING SMOKE,I'M GOING TO GUN IT."

"WHY ARE YOU TALKINGLIKE THAT, HAROLD?"

"HANG ON, LOOK."

"DON'T DO THAT.

YOU'RE FRIGHTENINGTHE CHILDREN."

"THE FLAT-VALVE PINIS SPURTING OIL."

( barking )

"HAROLD, STOP THAT."

( laughter )

I SAW EVEL KNIEVEL TODAYON A TALK SHOW, TOO.

I LIKE HIM.

I FEEL BAD, THOUGH, BECAUSEEVERY TIME HE'S ON A TALK SHOW

THEY ALWAYS SHOW HIMTHAT FOOTAGE

OF HIM WIPING OUTAT CAESAR'S PALACE.

I'M SURE HE WANTSTO RELIVE THAT.

"HEY, REMEMBER THAT DAY, EVEL?"

"OH, NO...

"OH, THAT DAY, OH...

OH, YEAH."

THEY'RE ALWAYS ASKINGWHAT HE WAS THINKING

RIGHT BEFORE HE HITTHE PAVEMENT.

"WHAT WERE YOU THINKING BEFOREYOU HIT THE PAVEMENT, EVEL?"

"I REMEMBER THINKING, 'HEY,DID I TURN OFF THE IRON?'

( laughter )

"THEN MY LEG CRACKED IN HALF.

"THEN I WAS GOING, 'HEY,MAYBE I SHOULD GET A PUPPY.'

( laughter )

"WHAT DO YOU THINKI WAS THINKING?

"I WAS THINKING: ( screaming )

"SOMETHING LIKE THAT,IF I REMEMBER RIGHT.

"LET ME GO BACK-- YEAH,THAT WAS IT: ( screaming )

"I BELIEVE THOSEWERE MY THOUGHTS.

HOPE I CRYSTALLIZED THEMFOR YOU."