Ew Crib Sheet: James And The Giant Peach
Bravo airs ”Inside the Actors Studio’s” 100th interview Oct. 14. Will Martin Short’s Comedy Central yakfest last as long? You decide.
TYPICAL QUESTION ”If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?”
SIGNATURE PROP A pile of index cards
MAJOR SIDELINE Published An Exaltation of Larks, a dictionary of collective nouns, in 1968
INTERVIEW STYLE Studious preparation begets surprise questions, as when he asked Geena Davis about the purple footprints pasted on her childhood bedroom ceiling.
CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT Five consecutive Emmy nominations
TYPICAL QUESTION ”What do you think about what I just said to you?”
SIGNATURE PROP A pile of crackers
MAJOR SIDELINE Claims to have once appeared on Barnaby Jones
INTERVIEW STYLE Poor planning — and ignorance — begets surprise questions, as when he asked ”Dharma & Greg’s” Jenna Elfman if she was in ”Jaws;” cramming jelly beans into his mouth.
CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT His family: wife Dixie; sons Morgan, Mason, Matthew, and Modine