[The following two statements are a small "mention" that was made before
going to commercial at approx. 1/3 of the way thru the total show.]
REGIS: Co-star of "What About Joan?", Kyle Chandler; Remember EE? Got a new
show"What About Joan?"
KELLY: Hes very adorable, Kyle Chandler
[INTRO to Interview 2/3 of the way thru the show.]
REGIS: You saw him on "Early Edition". Now hes Joan Cusacks boyfriend on
the new ABC comedy "What About Joan?" Heres Kyle Chandler, everybody!
[Kyle enters from stage right with the "Rosie" magazine and has to return it
before making his final entrance.]
REGIS: Hey, Kyle? How you doin, Buddy?
KYLE: [Looking at PG Kelly] Nice to meet ALL of you, the family.
KELLY: Nice to meet you. How are you?
REGIS: Kyle Chandler. You know we had him on so many times when he was with
"Early Edition", talking about that showoriginated in Chicago, from Chicago,
moved, stayed there, lived there, and then the shows over. So youre going
back to LA for the next job, right?
KYLE: Joan comes into it.
REGIS: Joan comes into it, but but, meanwhile you found a house, you bought
a house. Your wifefamily is there.
KYLE: Yeah. Oh, yeah.
KELLY: So, you transplanted your family in LA
KYLE: Oh, yeah.
KELLY: And now youre working in Chicago, again.
KC: Oh, yeah.
REGIS: Still in Chicago! You cant get out!
KYLE: You think thats funny. My wife does NOT think thats funny.
KELLY: Wives love that when their husbands
REGIS: Meanwhile, and shes expecting a baby.
KYLE: Yes! Weve got another one on the way.
KELLY: [surprised] When?!
REGIS: What do you do? Commute?
KYLE: Were very, very early on.
REGIS: You commute?
KYLE: Yeah, I commute. Yeah, yes, a lot of walking
REGIS: Out of OHare to LAX.
REGIS: Oh, boy, Kyle.
KYLE: No, its great though. Its a The show is a You know Joan?
REGIS: We had her on the show here, yeah.
KYLE: Great! Shesshes fun.
REGIS: She is.
KYLE: They named the show wrong. Aheh"What About Joan?" What about Joan?
What about me? What about Kyle? But, anyway"What About Joan?" And ah
REGIS: You tell em, Kyle!
KYLE: I told em, I TOLD em! Anyway, shes fantastic.
REGIS: Shes got a great comic touch, you know, and she can do it all when it
comes to acting.
KELLY: Youre really fantastic together.
KYLE: Shes funny, shes very funny. Thanksthanks.
REGIS: Youre the boyfriend?
REGIS: Is this going to culminate in a wedding?
KYLE: No, I dont think so
REGIS: In May, or something, for the sweeps?
KYLE: [Crossing his arms.] Oh, no. No, I think theyll hold off on that.
KELLY: You cant marry people off that quickly in the first season.
REGIS: No, if you want to stay on the air, you should But, anyway!
KYLE: In the ninth year, I think
REGIS: So, youre happy.
KYLE: Uh, yeah, things are going good.
REGIS: Did you audition for this? Or, did they just?
KYLE: Yeah, I auditioned for it out in ahout in Chicago. ..and ah,..Wewe
went out there and ah It was funny, cause I had all my material rehearsed. I
was ready to go and, of course, Joan didnt know her material at all. You
know, Im like You wont let me say my line. We start bantering when we
firstfirst read the material. So it got off to a good start. We started
yelling at each other right off the bat.
REGIS: Sure they like that.
KYLE: It was ahit was nice.
REGIS: So, youreyoure into a comedy now. Isnt that great?
KYLE: [stuttering] Im ah .having some fun. They tell me Im funny!
REGIS: You are!
KELLY: You are! You really are!
REGIS: You remind me of me! But, anyway When we come back well take a look
at Kyle in action in "What About Joan?"
[KC scratches the back of his neck in that, oh, so Gary way, here. They
break for commercial.]
REGIS: So, were talking with Kyle Chandler about his new show "What About
Joan?" on ABC, just really started out a couple weeks ago and ahShes kind
of frenetic in ths series, got a lot on her mind.
KYLE: Shes got a lot going on
REGIS: Shes got a lot of physical comedy and youre the boyfriend?
KYLE: Yeah, yeahMy guys the investment banker and ah Hes very straight
forward. A equals 1 plus 1 equals 2 and I love you, you love me, boom,
lets get married. And it flips her out, cause [they] only been seeing each
other, its the eighth date or something and so ahwe take off from there,
and Joan, ah, Joan, working with hershes, shes crazy, first of all. She
is insane, literally insane and ah, you give an actor whos already insane a
little freedom, and I like to I like to give her a little coke, root beer,
and a candy bar halfway thru the day. Whoooo! And boy, shes out there!
REGIS: Shes gone. Well, in this particular scene, here he is trying to have
an intimate moment with this whirlwind, OK? "What About Joan?"
[Film clip from second episode "Sex Talk" is shown. Jake is half sitting up,
on one elbow, in bed. He has no shirt on. He is mostly covered by the
comforter, etc. over his chest, but when he moves, at times, his bare back &
/or aureoles can be briefly seen. This seems to imply that he is nude under
the covers. But we fans who attended the tapings know that he is not. He
always has boxers or sweatpants on underneath those covers.] Joan is standing
beside the bed, wearing a very reserved-looking lavender nightgown, and she
is looking down at him as she speaks]
JOAN: I want to know. Did, did the time itit was so great Was it
chemistry or was it her?
JAKE: You know, IIjust know whatever I say is gonna be the wrong answer.
JOAN: Whenwhen youre in love, there are no wrong answers.
JAKE: Well, II dont think it was the chemistry.
JOAN: Wrong answer!
JAKE: [stuttering] JoanJoan..will you.. sheshe was, she was just someone
I went to college with. She was a dancer/anthropologist. You know how they
are! Iits not important. Come on, come on. Look, listen to me. You are
the sweetest, kindest Youre the funniest, most warm-hearted gentle
person that I know. To say nothing of thethe most entertaining and I would
do anything for you.
JOAN: Except be smart enough to lie!
REGIS: Yeah, I dont know, Kyle. This could be a lot of work for you. A LOT
of work for poor Kyle Chandler. Anyway, it looks like a lot of fun.
KYLE: Yeah, it doing allright. Its onWe got the second show on tonite.
REGIS: And you got Jim Brooks guiding you along the way.
KYLE: Yeah,Weve got a good group of people. Yeah.
REGIS: Absolutely sensational producer.
KYLE: "What About Joan?" airs 9:30 on ABC on Tuesday night.
REGIS: Kyle, good luck you, pal. Nice to see you again.
KYLE: Good to see you again.
REGIS: Well be right back.
[They cut to commercial here. Camera pulls back for long shot from back of
audience as Kyle shakes Kellys hand and gives her a kiss. He returns to his