1. Eric McCormack's Angry Canadian Streaking

Eric McCormack's Angry Canadian Streaking

Outdoor nudity is usually a joyous group event, but for Eric, it's how he ends arguments.

Transcript:

CONAN: IS THIS A TRUE STORY.
I'VE KNOWN YOU FOR A WHILE AND YOU'RE A VERY NICE GUY AND YOU DON'T SEEM LIKE A MAD MAN TO ME BUT I'M TOLD WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER IN COLLEGE YOU ONCE -- THEY USED TO CALL IT STREAKING, RUNNING AROUND NAKED.
ERIC MCCORMACK: I DIDN'T STREAK BUT I TOLD A STORY TO SOMEBODY TODAY THAT I WAS LIVING WITH A GIRL IN LIKE 1987 OR 1988.
CONAN: BECAUSE STREAKING WAS THE 1970'S.
ERIC MCCORMACK: THIS WAS NOT INTENTIONAL AT ALL.
WE WERE LIVING TOGETHER AND FIGHTING ONE NIGHT AND THE CLOTHES WERE COMING OFF AND YELLING LOUDER AND LOUDER AND FINALLY I SAID, THAT'S IT, AND YOU BURST OUT OF THE HOUSE AND I WAS FULLY NAKED AND I REALIZED -- THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN DRINKING INVOLVED -- AS I LEFT THE HOUSE, I THOUGHT, NOPE, NOPE, I'M GOING TO WIN THIS ONE.
I'M NOT GOING BACK SO I KEPT WALKING AND I WALKED AROUND THE TOWN OF STRATFORD, ONTARIO, AROUND THE RIVER, FULLY AWARE THAT I WAS NAKED BUT I WAS THINKING AT SOME POINT THIS IS GOING TO PAY OFF, AT SOME POINT THIS IS GOING TO BE A VICTORY.
CONAN: WHAT TIME OF YEAR WAS THIS?
ERIC MCCORMACK: THIS WAS IN THE SUMMER, LUCKILY, BUT IT WAS CANADA, SO I GET HOME IN THAT SORT OF GEORGE COSTANZA, I WAS IN THE POOL MODE, IT WAS A CHILLY NIGHT AND I COME IN THE HOUSE AND I WALKED THROUGH THE DOOR AND SHE'S GONE TO BED.
SHE HAD NO IDEA.
THERE WAS NO VICTORY AT ALL.
I WALKED NAKED FOR NO REASON.
CONAN: IT SEEMS TO BE ANGRY AND NAKED IS A SAD COMBINATION.
IT'S LIKE YOU THINK OF A STREAKER AT LEAST IS GOING WEEEEE, AND FLAUNTING YOUR NUDITY, YOU WERE ANGRY AND SULLEN AND MUTTERING AND NAKED AND YOU GET BACK HOME AND NO ONE CARES.
ERIC MCCORMACK: IT'S NOT A FLATTERING LOOK ON A MAN.
WHEN YOU'RE NAKED, SPEAK SOFTLY, STAY QUIET, STAY ALONE.
CONAN: "PERCEPTION."
ERIC MCCORMACK: THAT WAS A NICE SEGUE.
CONAN: I WANT TO DO SEGWAYS.
I'M AT THAT POINT IN LIFE WHEN THERE'S NO SEGUE.
"PERCEPTION!"
THE SHOW IS VERY POPULAR, AIRING WORLDWIDE AND YOU'VE HAD THE FUN TREAT OF MEETING THE ACTOR WHO DUBS YOU IN OTHER LANGUAGES.
ERIC MCCORMACK: I WENT TO SPAIN BECAUSE IT WAS PREMIERING, THIS WAS LAST SEPTEMBER, AND I MET THE GUY WHO WAS WILL.
CONAN: HE DID "WILL AND GRACE"?
ERIC MCCORMACK: HE DID "WILL AND GRACE" AND HE'S DONE EVERYTHING AND WHENEVER I GET A JOB, HE GETS A JOB BUT TO MEET HIM AND SAY I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S SO NICE TO MEET YOU AND HE WAS LIKE -- WILL HAS THE DEEPEST VOICE IN SPAIN, IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE HE'S GAY.
[LAUGHTER]
CONAN: IT PROBABLY CHANGES THE CHARACTER OF WILL TRUMAN THAT HE'S GOT THIS VERY DEEP --
ERIC MCCORMACK: HE WAS VERY MACHO, I THOUGHT.
VERY COMMANDING.
ERIC MCCORMACK: AND NOW HE'S A NEUROSCIENCE PROFESSOR WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA, IT'S FANTASTIC.
CONAN: IF YOU EVER HAVE A PERIOD OF YOUR CAREER WHERE YOU TAKE A YEAR OR TWO OFF, HE STARTS TO STARVE.
ERIC MCCORMACK: I HAVE A FAMILY TO FEED INCLUDING A SPANISH MAN.
CONAN: WE HAVE A CLIP FROM "PERCEPTION."
ANYTHING YOU NEED TO TELL US?
ERIC MCCORMACK: ALL OF OUR SHOWS BEGIN WITH ME IN MY CLASSROOM SETTING UP NOT JUST THE LESSON FOR THE DAY BUT IN SOME WAYS THE EPISODE WE'RE ABOUT TO SEE.
THIS IS HOW MUCH FUN I AM AS A TEACHER.
ERIC MCCORMACK: THE GOOD DOCTOR HAS JUST PERFORMED A HEMISPHERECTOMY TO REMOVE THE DISEASE PATH OF THE BRAIN.
THIS IS JOHNNY'S LEFT HEMISPHERE WITH HIS LANGUAGE FUNCTIONS.
>> SPEECH AND OTHER FUNCTIONS CONTROLLED BY THE LEFT HEMISPHERE WILL DEVELOP IN THE RIGHT.
ERIC MCCORMACK: HEMISPHERECTOMIES SAVE LIVES AND SHOW US THAT TO BE FULLY HUMAN TAKE HALF A BRAIN.
AS FOR THE REST OF YOU, DOES THAT MEAN YOU HAVE MORE BRAIN POWER THAN YOU REALLY NEED OR DOES IT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE VAST AMOUNTS OF UNREALIZED POTENTIAL?
[APPLAUSE]