Overheard At TCA: Day 3

by | July 30, 2009 at 11:43 PM | TCA 2009, The Ziedgeist

Day three of Press Tour was another star-filled affair, with celebs like Zack Galifianakis, Larry David, Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Ted Danson, Whoopi Golberg, Mo’Nique, and The Lamas family all out to preach the gospel of their upcoming projects. And, for the second afternoon in a row, “leper” was the buzzword. Read on for a roundup of the best quotes from the day’s sessions:

I know that’s supposed to be a provocative question, but I’m not here to talk about that show. I’m here to talk about Whoopi Goldberg: Producer. And Academy Award winner. And Grammy winner…Whoopi Goldberg (“Head Games”) jokingly dodging a question related to The View.

She’s a force. She’s very formidable physically.Larry David on a fight scene he shares with Rosie O’Donnell in the upcoming season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

If I were 26 and this were happening it would be great, and I’d probably buy, like 17 Dodge Vipers. But right now it’s just a major inconvenience. Zack Galifianakis (Bored to Death) joking on how he is adjusting to big-time fame.

I’m the most annoying person. If we didn’t have this show, I would never know how annoying I was.Giuliana Rancic on what she’s learned about herself through her new reality show Guiliana & Bill.

I’m one of the boys, baby.Mo’Nique addressing challenges in joining the late night TV boys club with her upcoming variety series “The Mo’Nique Show.”

I felt the same way, man. A f**king TV show to bring us back together? But if it takes a TV show for me and this guy to come back together, then so be it. AJ Lamas (The Lamas Life) on his reservations about doing a reality show to repair the relationship with his estranged father, Lorenzo Lamas.

I think “nerd” is something G4 wants to put on us, but honestly, we’ve had sex before. — High Stakes poker player Jay (“2 Months, $2 Million”) on whether or not he and his poker playing friends consider themselves nerds.

I said, “Well, you are being really nice, but I know you don’t know me.” And he said, “No, I really do. I love ‘Angel of Mine.’ It’s my favorite song.” And he started singing “Angel of Mine.” And I said, “Okay, Mike, you got it. High-five.”Monica (“Monica: Still Standing”) on one of her first encounters with Michael Jackson.

The fact is that it’s all f**king fate and luck. There’s no reason this show should be good. It should be bad. It’s a show about a guy with a big d*ck who f**ks people for money!Thomas Jane on the secret of Hung‘s success.

It would be like a leper giving a facial; I wouldn’t be very good.Robin Williams (“Robin Williams: Weapons of Mass Destruction”) on whether he gives advice to young comedians.