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>> it's "the late show with stephen colbert." tonight, sessions gets grilled. plus, stephen welcomes john dickerson eugene levy and misical guest midland. featuring jon batiste and stay human. and now, live on tape from the ed sullivan theater in new york city, it's stephen colbert! ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: thank you very much. hey! thank you very much! please, sit down. thank you very much, everybody. thai so much for that welcome to "the late show," one and all.
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i'm your host, stephen colbert. i'm exciting, too. there's big news in the russia investigation. the first part is about attorney general jeff sessions, seen here just loving life. because we learned today that sessions was questioned for several hours last week by special counsel robert mueller's office. i'm sure sessions was-- ( applause ). >> i know. you're excited but i'm sure sessions was not amused. ( laughter ) "i do declare, "i do declare, mr. mueller, you are wasting your precious time interviewing an upstanding citizen such as myself, when there are real criminals out there: grandmas smoking weed for their glaucoma. i bid you good day, sir!" ( laughter ) this is, this is-- ( cheers and applause ) do i need that back? ( laughter )
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this is huge, because it is the first time investigators have interviewed a member of trump's cabinet. probably not the last. after all, the motto of the special counsel's office is "gotta catch 'em all." ( applause ) now, mueller hasn't released a transcript of the interview, and everyone on cable news is speculating what sessions said. but "the late show" has obtained exclusive footage of sessions' answers to all of mueller's questions. >> i do not recall such a conversation. i did not recall this event. i don't recall. i don't recall it. i do not recall i don't recall it. i guess i could say that i possibly had a meeting, but i still do not recall it. >> stephen: "i do not recall it. i may be just a cookie, but i have the memory of a gold fish." ( cheers and applause ) ♪ ♪
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just a minute. laugh did not eat the gold fish in rehearsal. ( laughter ) and sessions isn't the only big fish mueller might be reeling in, because we also found out today that james comey was interviewed last year by mueller's team. this is important. because if comey testifies he was fired because of the russia investigation, it must might-- might-- confirm what the president confessed to on national television last year. laugh now, we don't know the time frame-- we're not sure. we don't know the time frame, but we do know it was late in 2017. but i'm going to guess it was around november 11, when he just happened to be on a trip to washington d.c., and he happened to tweet the following bible quote: "but let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." ( cheers and applause )
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>> jon: i mean, it's right there. >> stephen: okay, so, there is definitely a pee-pee tape. ( laughter ) and things are only gonna get spicier from this point out-- and this is just in-- "the washington post" is reporting mueller is seeking to question trump himself about firing flynn and comey. yeah, yeah. ( cheers and applause ) that's going to be big. yeah, it's going to be big because it's not only going to be about flynn and comey. he is also going to question him on the other question firing. "mr. president, in season 12, why would you fire debbie gibson even though arsenio hall lost a blank check from jay leno? the public deserves to know!" that's my mueller. this could be very bad for trump, especially if mueller
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doesn't take the $130,000 in hush money. ( laughter ) and his legal team is nervous trump might perjure himself, due to trump's lack of precision in his speech and his penchant for hyperbole, which trump disputes. "believe me, i am the least hyperbolic person ever born. ( laughter ) and many people-- everybody-- i'm hearing this from everyone-- everyone is saying my precision is the biggest number, whatever that is!" ( cheers and applause ) now, after-- "all of them. it's big and it's the best." ( laughter ) after the firing of flynn and comey, mueller has expressed interest in trump's efforts to remove jeff sessions as attorney general or pressure him into quitting in order to determine whether there was a pattern of behavior by the president. and if he finds one, the president migh getting a new pan
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of his own. ( cheers and applause ) ( cheers and applause ) , of course,, of course, yesterday, we all know the shutdown ended. and there's always a lot of debate about who wins one of these. but not this time. the democrats lost. or did they? yeah, they lost. ( laughter ) and with government up and running, trump got back to the important work of trolling a cable news reporter. "even crazy jim acosta of fake news cnn agrees: 'trump world and w.h. sources dancing in end zone: trump wins again...schumer and dems caved...gambled and lost.' thank you for your honesty, jim!"
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which is it? is he an honest newsman or is he crazy jim? "thank you for your honesty, you lying crazy lunatic. i look forward to more truthful praise from garbage bag jim acosta and fire hose of lies cnn. keep up the good work. love, donnie." ( laughter ) ( cheers and applause ) and today-- today? today we're finding out that the white house handled the shutdown with a simple strategy: keep trump contained. ( laughter ) that's not easy. no. just ask his tennis shorts. ( laughter ) ( applause ) okay. so they kept him as far away from the negotiation as possible. but while trump was sidelined,
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he was still following news about the shutdown. in fact, when the president saw a photo in a news story that appeared to show a memorial closed, a staffer was sent to the washington mall, only to find out that it was a stock photo taken in 2013. "oh my god, i just saw on tbs that the statue of liberty is like half-buried in sand at the beach. i want to negotiate with the head ape right now, okay. the chimp in charge. get me dr. zeuz on the phone. by the way, dr. zeus says i'm 6'3" 239 pounds. mano a monkey." ( laughter ) ( applause ) and, as always, donald trump was watching a lot of cable news, so the white house made sure that senior administration officials were on television pushing the president's message so he would not see negative coverage that made him more inclined to strike a deal with democrats.
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things that made him happy, they gave him his special remote. ( laughter ) yes, yes. he borrowed it from ted cruz, actually. but if trump didn't end the shutdown, who did? evidently, it was negotiated by a group of at least two dozen senators who began meeting late last week in the office of maine senator and oldest woman ever to play annie, susan collins. ( laughter ) ♪ the sun will come out ♪ it's a hard knock life apparently-- i don't know why i'm picking on her. apparently, in the meetings to try and keep the peace, collins wouldn't let any senator in the room talk unless they were holding a talking stick. yes. and by "talking stick," we don't mean arkansas senator tom cotton. ( laughter ) now, it sounds like our government is being run on kindergarten rules, but it goes all the way back to our founding fathers.
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patrick henry famously declared, "give me liberty or give me the talking stick. i'm sorry, i need the stick. thank you. --death!" you have to sell it! you have to sell it with sizzle! and collins was so proud of her talking stick, she went on cnn for a little stick talk. >> what is a talking stick? >> well, i can show it to you. >> whoa! >> and as you can see, it's beautifully beaded, and it was given to me by my friend, democratic senator heidi heitkamp of north dakota, and it is originally from africa. >> stephen: yes, yes! as lawmakers discussed immigration and the future of our government, the only minority in the room was a stick.
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( cheers and applause ) ♪ ♪ and, obviously, you'd think a bunch of powerful adults could play a kid's game without things getting ugly, but not so fast. because at one point, senator lamar alexander of tennessee forcefully tossed the stick toward senator mark warner of virginia, nearly shattering a glass elephant belonging to collins. wow! >> jon: whoa! >> stephen: a heated discussion almost destroyed the symbol of the republican party. i think the full details are available in this month's issue of "heavy handed metaphor magazine." ( laughter ) oh, that "fat cat" article, that "fat cat" article looks going good. everybody loves metaphors. the kids love metaphors. washington's still reacting to the news of president trump's alleged affair with porn star stormy daniels.
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( thunder ) ( laughter ) that's enough. that's enough. that's enough, jim, thank you very much. thank you. a little bit of that goes a long way. and the latest person to weigh in is vice president and man practicing his smile in the mirror, mike pence. when asked about the story, pence told reporters he was not going to comment on the latest baseless allegations against the president. first of all, these are not baseless allegations. she says he rounded the bases. ( laughter ) second-- i'm not sure-- i'm not sure mike pence knows what a porn star is. ( laughter ). >> jon: oh, snap. >> stephen: what would mike pence's taste in porn be? maybe something like this. ♪ ♪ >> stephen: yeah. yeah. that's just the way-- mmmm!
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mmmm! ( applause ) that is just the way mike likes it-- white bread. white bread. but there is one conservative christian who will talk about the story, and that's president of the family research council, and grown-up kid from "jurassic park," tony perkins. perkins said that when it comes to the stormy daniels controversy: >> we kind of gave him-- all right, you get a mulligan. you get a do-over here. >> stephen: yes, a mulligan! because marriage is like golf, both things trump claims to love but constantly cheats on. ( laughter ) >> stephen: allegedly! allegedly! allegedly! i have no proof he cheats at golf. ( laughter ) so the family research council is giving trump a pass on his affair with a porn star right after his wife gave birth. you know, family values.
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( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: jon batiste and stay human. give it up for the band! ( cheers and applause ) oh, can you dig it? can you dig it, baby? >> jon: yeah, yeah! >> stephen: you guys always sound good. >> jon: oh, yeah, yeah. >> stephen: you guys always sound good, but you sound a little richer, a little richer
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tonight. to who do we owe that? we have a high school student sitting in with the band. from grammy museum, veronica leahy. grammy in the schools program. i was a part of that program. ( cheers and applause ). >> stephen: that's fantastic. you were in the grammy in the schools program? >> jon: yes, i was in the agreement in the schools program in 2004. >> stephen: me, too? >> jon: yeah? >> stephen: i was in high school in 2004, too, jon. very similar. >> jon: i'll remember that. >> stephen: let's leave it right there. veronica, thank you so much for being here. you sound fantastic. >> thank you, thank you for having me. ( applause ) >> stephen: well, jon, i don't know if you noticed, but the oscar nominations were announced this morning. >> jon: yeah, i saw that through twitter. >> stephen: good eye.
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these are the first oscars in the wake of the #metoo movement, which means there will be some changes. for instance, the oscar statue will now be fully clothed. but the biggest surprise this year is there are no controversies over lack of diversity. mexican director guillermo del toro's "the shape of water" leads the pack with 13 nominations. ( cheers and applause ) yup. we love guillermo. it's a great story. it's about a woman who has sex with a disgusting fish monster. and i'm really impressed someone already produced the stormy daniels story. ( laughter ) meanwhile, jordan peele was nominated for directing "get out," making him only the fifth black director ever nominated for a best directing oscar. ( cheers and applause ) congratulations, congratulations "la la land!" i mean, jordan peele! dammit, why does that keep happening? now, jordan peele is now invited to a big party thrown by rich white people. i hope he's seen "get out." ( laughter )
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he'll be up against greta gerwig, nominated for directing the wonderful "lady bird." only the fifth woman ever to earn that distinction. so hollywood is watching to see whether she or jordan peele wins, because that will determine which group of twitter users become enraged. ( laughter ) and whichever ones you are, i'm on your side. i've had it! laugh and it's a big year for women: meryl streep was nominated for an academy award for her performance in "the post." then she was nominated for a second academy award for acting surprised that she was nominated for the first one. amazing, so convincing i believed it. i believed it. so a fairly diverse group of very deserving artists, but i've got a well of award anger that i've got to focus at something. so this year i've decided to be furious that "the lego ninjago movie" was not nominated for best sound mixing.
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( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: welcome back, everybody, to "the late show,"" already in progress. ladies and gentlemen, my first guest hosted his final episode of cbs's "face the nation" this week. he is now the co-anchor of "cbs this morning." please welcome, john dickerson!
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♪ ♪ ( applause ) >> stephen: nice to see you again. >> it's great to be back. >> stephen: and i hope we get to see a lot more of you because now you're just around the corner at the broadcast center on 57th street. >> i'm capitol hill any time you want me. >> stephen: okay, great. cbs, "face the nation," it is the longest running show on cbs. you anchored it for two years. your mother started off at cbs working at that show as an associate producer. sunday was your last show. was that a-- was that a tough show to do? >> yeah, it was very tough, because you know what it's like when you work with people in stressful conditions, high stakes, you bond with them. you care a lot-- let's see if i can get through this description without losing it-- you care a lot about the people you work with. the work is important. they all care as much as you do,
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and i get to go out there and, you know, for an hour benefit from all of their hard work, and you want to-- you can't stop saying, "thank you." so it's really hard to leave that incredible experience. but i have this new incredible experience i'm now a part of with people who work just as hard. >> stephen: norah and gayle. >> and there are people working right now, and tomorrow-- like lots of people working right now on tomorrow's story s. >> stephen: shouldn't you be sleep already at this point? >> asleep or waking up. i could say, "good morning" to myself. >> stephen: surely you expected to be at "face the nation" longer than two years. >> yeah. >> stephen: did donald trump break you? ( laughter ) did he make you flee the city? because this is-- you grew up there. most of your career has been there. >> born there. >> stephen: yeah. >> the-- no. because i get to-- i get to still cover that story. >> stephen: oh, okay. from a safe distance. ( laughter )
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the splash zone, as we say at the shamu tank. ( laughter ) everybody in washington politics is wearing a metaphorical poncho right now. ( laughter ). >> no, i get to conservative that story and, of course, the rest of country, too. >> stephen: has it changed -- has trump changed all-- obviously, he's changed the people-- the way people run for president, the way things in washington are staffed. there are so many things unfilled. but you are like a national repository of norms and standards. you have a great memory for the history of washington. what do you think the norms and standards are that donald trump has changed most in the first year? >> well, the first is, you know, "the washington post" totaled up all the misstatements and untruth he has said, and got over 2,000. >> stephen: misstatements and untruths. there is a shorter way of saying that. there's a shorter-- i'm just saying, as an editor, wouldn't you trim that down to the shoafort-- ( cheers and applause ). >> everybody is an editor, yeah. >> stephen: everybody is an
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editor. >> let's assume half of those are overcounting. you're still talk about 1,000. was the presidency was an office-- we talked about "honest abe." it was an office that talked about honesty. now, some of or best presidents have been isdis honest, both in the room and to the public. >> stephen: give me an example. >> f.d.r., they said you would go into him and he would say, "yes, yes, yes"-- senator long said this-- "he's saying yes to me but he's also saying yes to the next guy. and it was said it was like nailing custer to a wall. chuck schumer said dealing with president trump is like dealing with jello. they're always going to the dessert. but that flexibility of opinion and position can be quite helpful. it can also be, obviously, destabilizing and it can be misdirecting. i'm not suggesting presidents should always be dishonest, but
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the fact is that has been one this president in his public comments has been different than any president we have seen before. >> stephen: is that sort of lack of normality? has that-- changing of standards-- has that affected the way the news is covering him? >> sure, sure, because you have to remind people of the norms first, and then you have to say, "here is where this president measures on that norm standard." as opposed to before, everybody agreed on what the measuring stick was and you could say okay, this person either measures up or measures down. >> stephen: are there any more norms or is this now the norm? donald trump is, by definition acting presidential. >> sure, because he's the president. >> stephen: he's the president. >> right, right. >> stephen: so what's happening right now on a daily basis is the normal thing to have happen. are we ever going to return to a-- in your opinion-- to a previous standard of norm? >> well, we'll have to figure that out because in some ways, you know, he would say and his supporters would say, look, a lot of these norms shut out us, and he's in there changing these norms and doing good things and
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disrupting washington because it neeppedded it. and there are a lot of other people who feel, oh, my gosh, he's a threat to these norms which it's presidency is actually not that well defined. so each president is constrained by the previous norms of their predecessors until they say, i'm not going to be." >> stephen: let's talk about the revelations on mueller's probe that just came out yesterday and today. can you read any significance into sessions being called in for an interview with mueller? because that's calling in, essentially, his boss for a chat. >> right, although his boss is now recused, so, so-- but, yes. what it means to me is it's getting closer to the president, and there's reporting that the are the prt is, you know-- going to have an interview some time relatively soon, if he agrees to do it. because, as you know, he said, "well, maybe i won't." >> stephen: but he originally said, "any time. 100%. under oath. you name it, bare-knuckled brawl, one hand behind my back." >> he did, and what's so
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interesting about that is when he said that-- recently he said, "nobody has proved collusion so why have an interview?" obviously there's a lot of debate about that question. but leaving that aside, collusion was not the topic. when asked it was about james comey and the question of obstruction. when he said 100% he was talking about the question of obstruction. so to say it's not worth tow have an interview because because there is no collusion is not really the point. he said i will talk about the question of obstruction in the famous meeting in the oval office with comey. >> stephen: you're not a lawyer, but can the president say no? mueller is an appointee of the executive branch, so there's no spraifgz powers there. can mueller compel the president to come in or answer face to face, if the president says, "i want to answer on paper?" >> i don't think he can compel him, i think -- >> stephen: under what grounds could the president say, "i don't want to." >> i'm the president. >> stephen: but then where are we?
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>> come back on that show. yeah, i mean, we're-- i mean, people would in that instance talk about a constitutional crisis. now, there would be a pain and a cost to that. and there would be republicans outside of the usual suspects who would find that probably to be going too far, you could imagine, given how many republicans in leadership have said they believe in what mueller is doing. they believe he's an honest guy. so that would be-- it would be quite a moment, if that happened. >> stephen: please do come back if that ever happens. >> yeah. >> stephen: in the meantime, good luck in your move up to new york. you lived here a long time ago, didn't you? >> yeah, back in the early 90s when i worked for "time." >> stephen: there's no city like new york. it's the greatest city in the world. >> it is ( cheers and applause ). >> stephen: do you have like-- like, do you have-- do you have, like, young, happy memories of the city? >> well, i do. the woman who i'm lucky enough to be married to was my girlfriend back then. we we're here together in new york together. and my favorite memory was louden wainwright, who you know,
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the musician he used to play at a place called the bottom line, which is closed. and i saw him once at shakespeare bookstore which is also sadly closed and i went home and got one of his cds and got him to sign it for me which on the one hand i thought that's said sadd. and then i thought no, this is new york! these kinds of people are everywhere! so i still have that cd. it's my memory of new york, there are stars everywhere. >> stephen: someone is going to run up to you and ask you to sign your cd, john dickerson. welcome back. i'm so glad you're here. "cbs this morning" airs weekdays on cbs. john dickerson, everybody! we'll be right back with eugene levy. next time, i want you on my bowling team. [ laughs ] rodney. bowling. classic. can i help you? it's me. jamie. i'm not good with names. celeste! i trained you. we share a locker. -moose man! -yo. he gets two name your price tools.
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that will take you back through history, bring our landscapes to life, and make your evenings last longer. welcome to ireland. welcome back to the show! thank you, matty. >> stephen: folks you're in
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for a treat. my next guest is a comedy icon you know from "sctv," "best in show," and the "american pie" movies. he's now starring in season four of "schitt's creek." >> everybody, just calm down. nobody's been murdered. >> the old man in room four died alone in his sleep. >> why do i find that scenario even more bone chilling than murder. >> stevie, do we know how this man expired? >> do i look like a coroner? >> nikki, you don't want people answering that question. >> it feels like every time the motel sells out, someone dies. >> we've only sold out one night. >> exactly. >> stephen: please welcome eugene levy! ♪ ♪ ( applause )
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>> stephen: the people know. >> thank you! >> stephen: so nice to see you again. >> yeah. i got hit with something last night. they're calling a flu bug. >> stephen: oh, is this the flu bug that is the worst flu bug of all time? >> ient know what it is. apparently, it's very rare in this hemisphere, you know, and i don't know where i picked it up. >> stephen: and that's why we touched elbows just now. >> that's right. >> stephen: so, how long i do have, doc? let me ask you something, you'reica naipped. >> yes. >> stephen: and i have a plilg plil question. >> yes, see. >> stephen: i have a political question-- judge ydid you point at your chest. the maple leaf. >> that's my order of canada. >> stephen: what is the order of canada? >> well, that's the highest civilian honor you can get in canada. you're being honored for your contributions. ( applause ). >> stephen: congratulations. can your government-- our government just shut down fair couple days. can the canadian government shut down? >> oh, the canadian government
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would never shut down. are you kidding? the apologies alone. ( laughter ) would go on for years. you know? no, no. >> stephen: you're one of my favorite canadians, along with one of your old roommates. and i have a photo here. i hope you can explain to us what is happening here. you were roommates with-- here's you. let's see if we can find this here. that's you right there. >> oh, my. >> stephen: and this young man right here is your roominate. >> marty short. >> stephen: martin short right there. >> and next to me-- next to me is gilda radner. and way up at the top is victor garber, very, very -- >> stephen: that's victor garber? >> yes, from ""titanic" yes. dispr fr-- yes, he's done a lot of tv and theater. >> stephen: so what was it like rooming with martin short back in the day? >> oh, well, marty and i-- marty and i are the oldest it and dearest friends. marty and i go back-- we went to school together but when we started professionally, we-- we
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got a-- like "godspell" that picture, that was our first show. and we rented-- we rented a house because, you know, we were-- we were making $140 a week. we were rolling in folding golden. uh-oh. that's it! >> stephen: $140 a week. canadian. >> and that's canadian, exactly. it's about did the $48.50, u.s. and we represented a big-- well, not a big house. we represented a house. and we had the most fun. the address on that houseue know, there's a street in toronto. it's one of the oddest names for a street. it's called "avenue road." >> stephen: really? >> so our house was on avenue road, 1063 avenue road, and it became quite infamous in some very narrow circles. marty wrote about it in in his autobiography "1063" which we used to get together while we
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were doing "godspell" and there's another book i think mentioning it now. we used to every friday night have what we called "friday night services." >> stephen: like religious services? >> no. ( laughter ) no. it was-- i would call it imbibing and laughing. >> stephen: okay, all right. >> imbibing and laughing. and that's what we did until the wee, wee hours. and marty would record the sessions on his tape recorder, and he still has the tapes from those friday night session s. >> stephen: well, now you're doing "schitt's creek," and i should point out-- we talked about this the last time you were here, and this is absolutely true-- cbs makes me put up this sign when i say "schitt's creek." to prove that it's just a man's name. >> well, it is -- >> stephen: the name of the town. >> yes, it is. the name of the family that founded the town was the
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schitt's family. but listen, there are schitt'ss in every phonebook in every country around the world. it is-- it is a legitimate name, unfortunately for the people who have it. >> stephen: oh, yeah. there are-- there are schitt's in every country. we've got a few down here. that's for damn sure. >> yes, yes, well, yes. as a canadian, i say, "don't drag me into your nightmare." yes. ( laughter ) >> stephen: now, does it take place in canada? >> "schitt's creek"? >> stephen: yeah. ( laughter ) >> well, it takes place-- no, we don't know-- there is no location for it. there is no setting. there is no country. it is what it is. >> stephen: and you do it with your children are in it? >> yeah, my son, dan, is my-- i created the show with my son dan. and he plays my son in the show. >> stephen: sure. >> which makes it kind of easy,
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from an acting standpoint. >> stephen: you've already done all the background work. >> i've didn't work. i know what's going-- i know what's going on. his character is a little kind of, you know-- it's more out there than my son actually is. but when i'm working with dan in a scene, it really is like i'm working with my own son. when i'm working with the girl that plays my daughter, annie murphy, terrific actress, i actually feel like i'm working with my daughter. i have very familial feelings. >> stephen: but she's not your daughter. >> i'm not my daughter. when i am working with my real daughter on the show, i also feel like i'm dealing with my real daughter. ( laughter ) on the show. so now it's getting a little muddy. i'm not-- muddy, muddy. >> stephen: things are muddy in "schitt's creek," is what you're saying. thank you. nice to see you. "schitt's creek" season four
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