Interview: Tom Lennon
KP Issue XXX: Blast A Duke
kp: Michael Ian Black told us he constantly is mistaken for one of the Kids in the Hall. Does this also happen to you?
tl: Yes, I am complimented on my work in Kids in the Hall once or twice a week. It's a nice feeling.
kp: Who is your muse?
tl: My Muse is a tiny, faerie like creature from Gnardgnanesh: a country that only exists if you wish it to. He's about 4 inches tall, greenish, and resembles a little twig. In meetings, people just think there's a little twig on my shoulder... but he actually came up with most of my ideas for Starsky and Hutch, Taxi, and the Untitled Lennon/Garant project that's in the works.
kp: Lt. Dangle on Reno 911 seems to have a wavering accent. Is he part "nowhere person"?
tl: Look, the shorts are REALLY tight, so if I can string two words together, for me it's a success.
kp: What is the first record you ever bought?
tl: The first record I bought with my own money was Rio. Years later I had the pleasure of meeting Duran Duran, and they graciously invited my sister to go to Connecticut with them on their bus.
kp: If a production of "Oh God! Here We Go Again" was to start again, what living actors would you cast to replace the late John Denver and the late George Burns?
tl: I'd go with myself in the John Denver role, and a computer generated John Denver in the George Burns role.
kp: What 8 letters would you have tattooed on your fingers to spell words?
tl: I guess you've never noticed that I already have ILUV IHOP. Sometimes they put makeup over it, 'cause we don't have a placement deal with those pancake fuckers.
kp: People are saying that Joey may have his own spinoff of "Friends" next year. If asked to reprise your role as his "Hand Twin," will you?
tl: Yes, Of course I'd pair up with Matty L.B. for the Joey thing. If the price is right, and if I can make my own hours, and if I get some sort of special chair.
kp: What is the best/worst thing that happened during the filming of "Out Cold"?
tl: The best thing that happened during the filming of Out Cold is that I forged a friendship with Lee Majors that endured for almost 12 weeks. I'm not sure if he'd remember me now, but at the time we were practically "an item."
kp: Who makes the best hot dog in Los Angeles?
tl: Without a doubt, the best hot dog in L.A. is a place called Tasty Dog. Which is on Lake Street. From Hollywood, take any major interstate EAST for three days. When you see signs for CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE -- take CHICAGO. Follow the CONGRESS EXPRESSWAY, and get off at HARLEM AVE. Then make a right on LAKE. Tell 'em I sent you. (Then tell them who I am). Then please bring me back two.
kp: Do you have any questions for kittenpants?
tl: Yes, I have one question for you. You're not the same Darci who I asked out in 6th grade who then blew me off completely, are you? If so, what happened?
kp: I am not. I am sorry that a Darci was such a bitch. Are you sure it wasn't a Darcy?