The Word - Flight Risk

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Michael J. Fox interrupts Stephen so they can talk about his new book, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future." (5:12)

WORD.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

FLIGHT RISK.

FOLKS, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY, ATTORNEY GENERAL AND LONGTIME OPRAH COMPANION ERIC

HOLDER ANNOUNCED THAT THERE IS --

>> HELLO?

HELLO?

HELLO?

>> Stephen: WHAT IS THAT?

>> HELLO.

>> Stephen: JIMMY, WHAT IS THAT SOUND?

>> I DON'T KNOW.

>> HELLO?

>> Stephen: WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?

>> HELLO?

STEPHEN?

>> Stephen: MICHAEL?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> HEY, STEPHEN.

>> Stephen: IT'S MICHAEL J.

FOX, EVERYBODY.

IT'S MICHAEL.

MICHAEL, LISTEN, MAN, WHO GAVE YOU THE NUMBER TO MY DESK?

>> GEORGE CLOONEY'S COFFEE TABLE.

>> Stephen: OKAY, MICHAEL,

WHAT'S UP, MAN?

I'M DOING MY SHOW RIGHT NOW.

>> I KNOW.

I HAVE THIS NEW BOOK.

I WAS HOPING WE COULD TALK ABOUT IT.

IT'S CALLED "A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FUTURE." YOU WANT TO SEE IT?

>> Stephen: WELL, I'M SORT OF IN THE MIDDLE OF DOING MY THING.

>> HERE.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

HERE WE GO.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

"A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FUTURE: TWISTS AND TURNS AND LESSONS LEARNED."

TWISTS AND TURNS, IS IT A BOOK ABOUT AFTER TAFFY?

>> NO, IT'S A BOOK FOR GRADUATES.

IT'S ABOUT HOW I FOUND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN LIFE EVEN THOUGH I NEVER FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL.

>> Stephen: THERE YOU GO,

KIDS.

DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND BECOME A FAMOUS ACTOR, A MESSAGE OF HOPE.

MICHAEL J. FOX.

>> IT'S ADVICE FOR NEW GRADUATES, HOW THE MAKE NOSE OF THEIR OPPORTUNITIES AND OWN

THEIR OWN TESTNYS.

I SIGNED THAT ONE TO YOU.

>> Stephen: OH, TO STEPHEN COLBERT FROM MICHAEL J. FOX.

WOW, THAT IS REALLY TOUCHING,

MICHAEL.

THANK YOU.

>> WELL, I MEANT EVERY WORD.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Stephen: LOOK, MICHAEL, I REALLY JUST CAN'T SELL YOUR BOOK RIGHT NOW.

IF YOU WANT TO COME ON THE SHOW,

JUST CALL MY BOOKER.

WE KIND OF HAVE A SYSTEM HERE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

I'M SORRY.

WE JUST CAN'T DO IT NOW.

YOU UNDERSTAND, RIGHT?

>> YEAH, I UNDERSTAND.

>> Stephen: MICHAEL J. FOX,

EVERYBODY, MICHAEL J. FOX.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NOW, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY, ATTORNEY GENERAL AND HAN SOLO BETRAYER ERIC HOLDER

ANNOUNCED... WHAT THE HELL IS THAT SOUND?

MICHAEL, MICHAEL, MICHAEL, IS THERE SOMETHING I CAN HELP YOU WITH?

>> NO, I UNDERSTAND.

YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO SELL MY BOOK RIGHT NOW.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

THEN I SHOULD REALLY GET BACK TO THE SHOW.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

I'M A FAN.

PROCEED.

[LOUD CHEWING]

>> Stephen: OKAY.

OKAY.

NOW, WHERE WAS I?

>> YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT ERIC HOLDER I THINK.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Stephen: OKAY.

THANKS.

AT PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY,

ATTORNEY GENERAL AND TBS SITCOM UNCLE ERIC HOLDER ANNOUNCED...

[HARMONICA PLAYING]

LOOK, MICHAEL, I'M SORRY.

I AM REALLY, REALLY SORRY THAT I DON'T HAVE TIME AND THAT YOU'RE

UPSET THAT I'M NOT PUSHING YOUR BOOK "A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON

THE WAY TO THE FUTURE: TWISTS AND TURNS AND LESSONS LEARNED," BUT WE REALLY HAVE A SYSTEM HERE

THAT WE HAVE TO ADHERE TO, AND IF I MAKE AN EXCEPTION FOR YOU... [HARMONICA PLAYING]

>> FINE, FINE, EVERYBODY, LISTEN UP.

BUY THIS BOOK, "A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FUTURE: TWISTS AND TURNS AND

LESSONS LEARNED." IT'S A GREAT GIFT.

EVERYBODY RUN OUT THERE AND BUY IT TODAY.

OKAY?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[TAPPING]

MICHAEL, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

>> BUILDING A BIRDHOUSE.

>>

>> Stephen: BUT I JUST SOLD YOUR BOOK.

>> YEAH, BUT YOU DIDN'T MEAN IT.

>> Stephen: OF COURSE I DIDN'T MEAN IT!

>> WELL, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MEAN IT.

>> Stephen: YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU DO WHAT YOU WANT.

I AM GOING BACK TO MY SHOW.

FORGET THIS.

[TAPPING CONTINUES]

AT PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY,

ATTORNEY GENERAL AND ADULT CONTEMPORARY BARITONE CLAIRE NETTIST ERIC HOLDER...

>> STEPHEN, LOOK WHAT I FOUND, A BUNCH OF MAGAZINES.

>> Stephen: JUST PUT THOSE BACK IN THE BOX MARKED "TAXES."

>> THIS ONE HAS A GREAT ARTICLE ABOUT A GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING MATCH.

ARE THESE PAGES STUCK TOGETHER?

>> Stephen: THAT'S IT.

I'M COMING DOWN THERE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

ALL MY MAGAZINES ARE SCATTERED AROUND.

MICHAEL?

MICHAEL?

WHO SHUT THE DOOR?

HEY, IT'S LOCKED.

EXCUSE ME.

EXCUSE ME?

THE DOOR IS LOCKED.

THIS ISN'T FUNNY, YOU GUYS.

HELLO?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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