MARK & MERCEDES RADIO SHOW
Transcript of Lee Majors’ 6 minute interview which took place on the celebrity competition ‘call in’ to win Hannah Montana show tickets on the Mark and Mercedes Las Vegas Morning show, 14th December 2007
Mark: We have been having fun this week. This is where we get a celebrity to call into the show. And we have celebrity number one for today.
Mercedes: (In an excited voice) Now this is a pretty big deal. This is pretty major, dare I say
Mark: Aha, I like where you're going (picking up the hint given)
Station plays The Unknown Stuntman song from The Fall Guy
Mark: Lee Majors! Welcome to Mark and Mercedes in the morning. How are you?
Lee: Hullo Mark. Hullo Mercedes. How are you guys?
Mercedes: We're doing great! Thank you so much for calling in this morning. Where are you us calling from?
Lee: I am from... I am calling from Los Angeles.
Mercedes: Wow! Lee Majors.
Lee: You know I lived in Las Vegas for about a year a couple of years ago, and I listened to your show most of the time and it was wonderful. I miss you guys.
Mark: Well thank you very much. Wow! What a nice...nice compliment. Thank you. What part of town...when you were living here what part of town?
Lee: I was one of the first in one of the Turnburry Towers.
Mercedes: Oh, no kidding!
Lee: ...and on the strip there. And I was on my way back from Florida, on my way to L.A. but I stopped in Vegas for a year just to hang out. (Lee laughs)
Mercedes: What places did you frequent here in town? What were some of your favourite restaurants?
Lee: You know. I was not really a ... We would see some of the shows and have some wonderful dinners at some of the most wonderful restaurants in the world but other than that we didn't... You know I am not a gambler and err... And I am not a smoker, so if you're not a gambler or smoker you don’t really need to be in Vegas.
Mercedes: Our non-gambling and non-smoking listeners thank you for that
Lee: Hey! You know, I love Vegas
Lee: You know what I come up for?
Lee: I come up for the USC.
Mark: Oh do you? Is that right?
Lee: The ultimate fighting. I come up for every show and err... But then it costs me. I have to take my wife to two Circus Soleils.
Mark: Cirque de Soleils? You know what.... (He goes on to discuss the show and its nationwide popularity.)
Lee: We have...We have them here frequently and we go down to the tent and see their wonderful shows. But anyway, I’m, I am calling for these tickets, man. I love Hannah Montana. I know who she is. I know her father. We are both from Kentucky. And we have met. Wonderful family. But I am calling for a little girl up in Las Vegas who happens to really, really love Hannah and she is the daughter of Rick Thomas. Now you... you know...
Mercedes: The magician Rick Thomas?
Lee: Yes. (Drawing out the word) And Rick Thomas...err... thought I was probably the better celebrity that he had ever known. I thought that was pretty cool.
Mercedes: Wow! That's quite a compliment. I mean he's a celebrity in his own right. And he was able to get you on...
Lee: Well, ya know. I would think there are so many celebrities in Vegas it would be easy
Mercedes: Yeah. But you're the Fall Guy!
Lee: (Self-deprecating) I’m The Fall Guy. Well, yeah. I’m The Fall Guy, I’m The Six Million Dollar Man and if you're old enough, you watch The Big Valley.
Mark: Oh, listen here, we’re going into the TV theme CD.
Lee: I heard that. Thank you. That was very kind of you.
Station plays the opening of The Six Million Dollar Man and Richard Anderson's opening words.
Mercedes: (Laughing) I love that show.
Mark: I love it. I love it.
Mercedes: I had the doll. I had The Six Million Dollar Man doll. Do you still have any of those, Lee?
Lee: (Lee jokingly reprimands) Err listen, now to me they are action figures.
Mercedes: (Laughing) Oh I’m sorry
Mark: (To Mercedes) Come on. Let’s get it right.
Mercedes: Oh, I'm sorry. (Laughing) I was a girl.
Mark: JC. Did you want to say hullo. I know you're a huge Fall Guy fan. Huge.
JC: Mr Colt Seavers! How are you?
Lee: I am great, how are you?
JC: I gotta tell you I loved The Fall Guy. I had the lunch box. I had the little matchbox Fall Guy truck. I love the truck. I love you in the show. Heather Thomas. Err...She was amazing. And wasn’t it? Markie Post?
Lee: I had the Heather Thomas doll.
Mark: Why is that not an action figure? (Laughing)
Mercedes: Depends on what you do with the Heather Thomas doll.
Lee: Whatever thing
Mark: What is ... if we were to go? Can you bring up eBay.com way fast, JC?
Mark: Let's see what kind of Fall Guy merchandise is on eBay right now.
Lee: You know what? They made so much stuff that I'm not even aware of it. People, when I go out to do some films, with the different crews, somebody in the crew will eventually come up with something that I have never seen before for me to sign. You know I have done the lunch boxes and the dolls and stuff. And the colouring books and stuff. But they always come up with something that... that I guess... I got ‘em...they made these... I don’t even have one.
Mercedes: I’ve always wondered though. As a celebrity...?
Lee (interrupts): My wife is always look... kinda of looking on eBay every now and then and bidding on stuff. And I'm saying: "What are you biding on?" She says, "I am bidding on this Steve Austin/Lee Majors thing?" Small laugh. "Well don’t...don't overpay."
Mercedes: There's a lot of Lee Majors things on here. A lot. Magazines, autographs. There's a Lee Majors/Harvey Lee collage leather band wristwatch.
Lee: I’ve never heard of it
Mark: You see it's like this guy knows all this stuff.
Mark: Yeah, but what about you? Everyone talks about, “Okay, hey...You know what, Lee, this is my first lunch box...and I was such a huge.. What about you? What was your first...Some of the first things you remember? Whether it be posters, lunch boxes, things you were really into...toys that kind of thing...
Lee: The Farrah Fawcett poster. Farrah Fawcett Poster
Mercedes: But you had the real things too right
Lee: I am only kidding.
Mark: You're only kidding (laughing)
Lee: When I was growing up, it was all cowboys.
Mercedes: Oh, yeah.
Lee: I was a total cowboy freak with Roy Rogers, Gene Autry the Lone Ranger, all those guys.
Mercedes: What about when you're out and about and people recognise you? Has this ever happened where you're in a men’s bathroom, you're doing your business and some fan tries to shake your hand while you’re doing your business?
Lee: Yeah. They will turn to me and say: "Aren't you Lee Majors?" And I say: "Yeah and you're peeing all over my boots."
Mark: (wrapping up the interview) Lee Majors calling in for Rick Thomas.
Mercedes: Oh wow!
Mark: We are so appreciative. And what a pleasure. Thank you so much
Lee: Oh, It’s a pleasure talking to you. You’re great. You rock.
Mark: And next time you’re in town for he USC thing I am going to find the rest room you're in and...
Mark: Lee Majors!
End of interview, radio jingle plays them out
Big thanx to Hilary for the hard work transcribing this