Title: Creative Differences
Original Record Date: March 17, 2014
Soundcloud Publication Date: April 25, 2014
Youtube Publication Date: May 11, 2016
Please Welcome a Man
*Announced by Harry Shearer*: “Mr. Richard Herring!”
Guest Best Known
As the character Murray Sports in The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.
Better or Worse than Last Week: N/A
Like or Unlike Wikipedia: N/A
Member Member Note Unnamed not in audience sent RH piece of scripture from Daniel 5 pertaining to a magical finger Adam Newman not in audience sent RH word that HS was one of the few people who has seen the controversial unreleased film The Day the Clown Cried
Have you ever tried to suck your own cock?
I’ve never tried to suck anything.
Would you rather have a tit that dispensed talcum powder or a finger that can travel through time?
We have talcum powder. Oh, we have everything in America. We’ve got tits, we’ve got cocks, we’ve got balls. We’ve got the whole deal. Did I see you at the last Comicon convention? You were dressed as one of the characters from Star Trek right? I would take the finger. I’d put it on a tit that could dispense talcum powder. When you were a kid was there either too much or not enough talcum powder?
Ben Evans: Sam Wright: Do you use the words “diddly” and “doodly” around the house?
There’s no way to top the question. Do we have prizes? Because Sam gets a prize for that.
Ben Evans: Sam Wright: What is your favourite Simpsons episode?
I have two. The three-eyed fish – Mr. Burns runs for governor there there’s a three-eyed fish – in season 3. And season – I think it’s either 7 or 9, some odd number, it’s a single digit – and it’s Homer meets the psychedelic… what is it, wolf? Coyote, sorry. Meets the psychedelic coyote played by Johnny Cash. Which is, to this day, I think, the most beautiful half-hour of animation ever seen on television. I mean, it’s really amazing work. The first one is still, I think, the most resolutely satirical episode of the series. The second is the most aesthetically beautiful.
What is it like being *guest*?
I’m not going to say the joke answer that I told you back stage because I don’t want to be in that position. Um, I feel extremely lucky to – most of the stuff I do is the stuff I want to do and love doing. I do very little that I don’t like. I feel understandable frustration because there are things that I want to do that I haven’t been allowed to do yet but I keep trying to manipulate the circumstances to get to do them, but compared to what this career could have been, what I could have been… First of all, the odds that you can have a career in show business that lasts longer than 10 or 15 years – it’s like an athlete’s career. You know, it has normally a shelf-life. There are very few people who can go beyond it. And I did think about it when I was in my 20’s when I came back into show business. I thought, They want to categorize you, they want to put you in a box and say, “This is what you do.” And you do it for a while then they say, “Let’s get a young one of him.” And then that’s the end of it. So the strategy that I devised was be a moving target, do different stuff, not allow myself to be kind of typified and typecast in that way. The downside of it was that it took a long, long, long, long time for me to achieve fame and any degree of financial success but the upside is that I’ve had a career that’s way outlasted most show business careers. I feel – luck is a huge part of it – but I did do some thinking about it.
RH wearing “We’re All Going to Die” t-shirt.