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Friday night, Mel Gibson appeared on Jay Leno’s new show for the segment “Ten at Ten”. Previously, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz appeared for the ten question comedy bit, with sketchy results. For Mel’s ten questions, Jay decided not to ask him about anything that Mel could potentially self-destruct on (Fake example – Jay asks, “Mel, what do you think about Jews?”). Instead, Jay asked questions like “Where do you keep your Oscar?” To which Mel muttered something about “I hide them in the couch, so people will by accident find out how brilliant I once was” as we are all supposed to soothe him with “Oh, you’re still brilliant, Mel!” Mel seemed… I want to say “drunk” but I don’t think he was. Or, if he was, I don’t think the alcohol was the reason for the crazy. Here’s some more of the transcript:
Mel Gibson revealed that he would swap his brain if he were able to change any of his body parts. The Mad Max star appeared on The Jay Leno Show in the presenter’s Ten At Ten segment – where he asks celebrities 10 questions that they must answer “under oath”.
Gibson said: “I think I’d change my brain. “Maybe get it frozen like Walt Disney, cryogenised.” He joked: “You know what Walt Disney would be doing if he was alive today?” He then pretended to shiver. Leno joked: “I think your brain has already been removed.”
As if to prove the point, an animated Gibson gave a series of answers that left the audience slightly confused. In answer to the body-part question, he said: “I’ve already had my tail removed. It kept wagging when I got happy. It was embarrassing.”
Leno also asked him to name his favorite meal. Gibson, 53, said: “You can’t beat steak with spinach and French fries. I have to hear the chef screaming from the kitchen.” Leno said: “I don’t even know what that means.”
The Lethal Weapon star also joked that he took his Oscars to Hollywood studio meetings and stashed them away, so that execs could stumble upon them. He said: “I hide them in the couch, so people will by accident find out how brilliant I once was.”
The actor was also asked if he could sing the Australian national anthem, before he invited the audience to sing Waltzing Matilda instead. But they didn’t know the words, so the show cut to a commercial break.
And he said the TV show he would most like to appear on is designer talent contest Project Runway – which he called Runway Project – because he might get to “rub shoulders with some really interesting people, and maybe some other body parts, too”.
Ah, gay jokes. Those are what you make when you think Holocaust jokes would be “too edgy”. What is with the gay “jokes” Mel? Are you trying to use reverse psychology on us? Does Oksana have a brother?
Damn, whenever I read or see stuff like this, I always get a momentary flash of how cool I used to think Mel was. Remember the early 1990s? When Mel could do no wrong? Ah, good times.
Mel Gibson is shown on 8/8/09. Credit: WENN.com