-Thank you. -So happy you’re here. -That’s an ad lib —
“Thank you.” That wasn’t wasn’t rehearsed. -I want to talk to you
about your podcast, but I also want to
ask you about this. You’re active on — I guess it’s
an app called Cameo. -Yeah, it’s cameo.com, where you
send out — They make a request, and you send out
video shout-outs. That’s the company that
Brett Favre got in trouble — -Brett Favre, yeah.
-Brett Favre. He got in trouble because
some bad Nazi group — As opposed to the good
Nazi group. -Yeah, you can’t lump
them all together. -Yeah.
-Yeah. -You know, it’s no reason —
A couple of bad apples is not a reason to condemn all
of the Third Reich. -No.
-So, he got — See? He made apologies. With me, if they pay me,
I’ll do stuff for al-Qaeda. -You will. Yeah.
-Yeah. Yeah. I’ll be on the phone going, “Yeah, I just wanna make sure
I have infidel. Yeah, the proper pronunciation.” -Your podcast —
this is nearing 300 episodes. This is you interviewing people that you loved
when you were young. Is that a good
way of describing it? -Yeah. There’s — We’ve had on Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner,
Bruce Dern. -And I believe, like,
you’ve maybe had 8 to 10 people who are over 90 on your podcast. How has that been? Because they probably don’t even
understand what a podcast is. -I was originally going to
call the show “The Before It’s Too Late Show.” -Yeah, I think that’s a —
-Yeah. It’s like, if someone’s
in their 80s, people — You know, I got a great
tweet from someone after one person I interviewed
in their late 90s, and they said that
the podcast proves people don’t have to worry about being
in their 80s and 90s. -Well, that’s nice.
-Yeah. You know, that’s supposed to get
a sentimental round of applause. [ Cheers and applause ]
Yes. -I want to ask —
You know, because one thing — You know, you talk to people
who were important when you were young. You worked with some people that
have, like, very big careers. Larry David.
You did a show with Larry David. -Yeah. I did a show with —
Larry David wrote it. And it was
called “Norman’s Corner,” and it was terrible. And it was so bad a show
that when Seinfeld was trying to sell
his series, they said, “Who’s creating it with you?” And he said, “Larry Da–”
Well, he said “Larry David. Larry David
is running the show.” And one of the executives said,
“Isn’t he the guy that wrote that piece of [bleep] for
Gilbert Gottfried?” -It almost cost the show.
-Yes, yes. -Just having worked with
you once. Yeah. -Yes. And, you know, I got in
trouble on that cameo one time, because I called someone a goy. -A goy?
-Yeah. And I said — To the woman who
was complaining, I said, “Do you know what a goy is?” And she didn’t, so I sent her
a picture of you. Because you’re
the ultimate in goy. -Yeah, thank you. -Yeah. It’s like Hitler watches
you and goes, “Too gentile.” -Wait. I have something else
I want to — This is very exciting.
This is an anniversary of sorts. 27 years ago today,
“Aladdin” came out. -Yes.
[ Cheers and applause ] -I mean, Iago. -Finally, you’re applauding
when you’re supposed to. -What was it like
when it first came out? Do you remember,
like, the premiere? -It came out. There was, like —
It was winning awards. There were raves about it. They were comparing it to
“Gone With the Wind.” And they were saying to me, “You’re this iconic character,
the parrot.” So, I was working,
doing a job in California, and my hotel
was near Disneyland. So I walked over there
and I said to the girl at the ticket place — I said,
“I’m Gilbert Gottfried, the parrot in ‘Aladdin.’ Is there a way I can get
a V.I.P. pass?” And the girl, with one of those
smiles, like — she goes, “Everyone’s a
V.I.P. at Disney.” And I said to her,
“Yeah, but not everyone can get you fired, bitch.” -Well, I think that’s as good a
place to leave it as any. Gilbert Gottfried, everybody!
[ Cheers and applause ]