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  • -Oh, my gosh. -Hello.

  • -Thank you so much for being here

  • and talking to me tonight.

  • I really -- I want to get into so many things.

  • I think you're... -Yeah.

  • -...doing so much good work right now.

  • But... -[ Breathes deeply ]

  • -Now, we're taping this

  • before the final presidential debate airs.

  • -Yeah. -But if you could look

  • into the future, what do you think your reaction

  • will be to tonight's debate?

  • -I think I'm gonna be in the other room,

  • screaming into the TV room, "What's happening?"

  • Because I am getting --

  • I'm so anxious about all of this.

  • It happened in the last debate, too.

  • That fool started screaming and talking over everybody,

  • and I had to walk out.

  • It just made me too upset and anxious.

  • -That was one of the worst things --

  • I just kept going, "How we doing? How we doing?"

  • -Yeah. -And then I just stayed out.

  • And that's what I'm gonna do tonight, too.

  • -'Cause, obviously, I have to watch him

  • because we have to make jokes about this,

  • you know, afterwards. -Right.

  • -And it's like, just --

  • I still have a crick in my neck from that.

  • 'Cause it was like watching two people get into an argument

  • for an hour or two -- or two hours?

  • I go, "This is the worst thing I ever had to watch."

  • I go -- just -- -It was bad.

  • -It stressed me out.

  • I'm so happy this is the last one tonight.

  • -Yeah, me, too. -But you've gotten to know

  • Vice President Biden personally over the past few years.

  • -Yeah. -When did you first meet him?

  • -I first met him --

  • I first really met him when I was doing "Veep."

  • And we were in D.C.,

  • and he invited me to the White House for lunch.

  • -No. -And -- yeah.

  • And I have to tell you, it was so --

  • I was so excited and so -- I had such butterflies.

  • And I got there -- and it was in his office, by the way.

  • It was in his office. -Oh, my gosh.

  • -And so -- I know. And then the waiter came in.

  • -Yeah. -And he said,

  • "What would you like?" and he presented with a menu.

  • And I -- I mean, I couldn't eat

  • 'cause I was so overcome that I was even there.

  • Right? -Of course.

  • -And so I said, "Okay. I'll just have that sandwich."

  • You know, I'm not really thinking.

  • And then Joe goes, "Oh, no.

  • You should get the crab cakes, too.

  • Bring her the crab cakes, too."

  • And then, the next thing I know,

  • I've got these two huge plates of food,

  • and it's just me and Joe Biden sitting there.

  • And I need to make a dent in both of these meals.

  • And I had no -- I was like dry mouth, you know?

  • That kind of nervousness. -How cool is that?

  • -But he couldn't have been nicer.

  • Yeah, it was crazy. And then he had to go

  • to some meeting after this, and he says,

  • "I got to go to a meeting. I'm gonna go in the motorcade.

  • Do you want to ride in the motorcade?"

  • I was like, "Yeah, I want to ride in the motorcade."

  • -You're kidding me! -No!

  • -You were in the car with him? -I think I took a --

  • I took a picture of it. I think you guys may have it.

  • But anyway, yeah. -Oh.

  • -Yes! That's the motorcade.

  • -How cool -- -That's the motorcade.

  • Isn't that neat? -At the DNC --

  • You got to speak at the DNC, which is --

  • Talk about pressure right there. -No kidding.

  • -You told the story about the time that Vice President Biden

  • called you after your cancer diagnosis.

  • -Yes. I got -- I was diagnosed with breast cancer,

  • and this is, I guess --

  • Geez, I guess it's a little over three years ago now.

  • And he called.

  • And, of course,

  • his beloved son Beau... -Yeah.

  • -...had struggled with this disease.

  • And so he was very well connected to doctors.

  • He knew this hospital and that group

  • and this research team, and blah, blah, blah.

  • And so he was calling me to talk to me about

  • who my doctors were and how could he help

  • and should he put me in touch with this, that, and the other.

  • And it was just so beyond the beyond,

  • in terms of kindness, for real.

  • It was just -- It was astoundingly thoughtful.

  • -Wow.

  • -And I couldn't get him off the phone, by the way.

  • -Yeah. -I mean, I was like,

  • "You've got to -- Don't you have to run the country?"

  • -"You have things to do, buddy." Yeah.

  • -Yeah, totally. -He's that amazing.

  • -But I mean, he really wanted to talk to me about sort of

  • my medical plan and how I was gonna do it

  • and blah, blah, blah. It was incredibly sweet.

  • Needless to say, that's certainly not the reason

  • he has my support.

  • But it is emblematic of the thoughtfulness and the kindness

  • that is a part of his personality,

  • which is sorely missing right now in the White House.

  • -You know, there have been countless comparisons

  • between the current presidency and your show, "Veep."

  • But I think I agree with you.

  • I think I know what you're gonna say.

  • But it's almost like what's happening

  • couldn't even be written in "Veep."

  • 'Cause it's too ridiculous.

  • -Well, yeah. I mean, I got to tell you,

  • it's one of the reasons we ended the show.

  • Because, uh... -Is that right?

  • -The -- Yeah. Because the Trump administration

  • was sort of out-"Veep"-ing us at every moment.

  • They were sort -- They were doing a better version

  • of our show, except that it wasn't even remotely funny.

  • -[ Laughs ] -But they really were.

  • And I mean, I can tell you that if my writers

  • had put into a script some of the shenanigans

  • that this guy is up to these days,

  • I would've said, "Guys, not plausible.

  • Nobody's gonna believe it. It's too broad."

  • -Yeah. -"It's too cartoony."

  • -Exactly. -You know.

  • -So many things, you go, "There's no way this is real."

  • But, yeah. -I know.

  • -If you wrote it in a script, you go, "That's too farfetched."

  • -Oh, too farfetched, for sure. -You had a great tweet after --

  • There was a video of Trump dancing

  • at a rally that went viral.

  • And he was doing this thing. And you said,

  • "First of all, he stole 'Veep,'

  • now he's stealing from 'Seinfeld.'"

  • [ Laughter ] -Yeah.

  • -So good. By the way --

  • -Melania deserves an Emmy

  • for acting like she's attracted to this.

  • -How did you come up with that dance, by the way?

  • I know everyone probably asked you about this, but how?

  • Is it -- it's the funniest thing I've ever seen.

  • -Well, this is how it happened. This is how it happened.

  • So, the writers wrote the script.

  • I got it the night before the table read, right?

  • And it said, you know, "Elaine dances weird,"

  • but they didn't say how or anything.

  • So I thought, "Uh..."

  • So I got in front of the mirror,

  • and I tried out a couple of movements

  • that I thought looked horrible. -Yeah.

  • -And then, I came down to the kitchen.

  • And my husband was there.

  • And my mom was visiting at the time.

  • And I said, "Okay, guys, tell me which one of these is worse."

  • -[ Laughs ]

  • -And I did it for them, and they chose that one,

  • and that's the one that I did in the show.

  • And the thing that most people don't know is that, of course,

  • there's music playing when you watch the -- that episode.

  • Elaine is dancing to music. But when we actually shot it,

  • we couldn't play music because, all of a sudden,

  • those hurky-jerky movements would have been to the beat.

  • I couldn't separate it.

  • You know what I mean? -Yeah, yeah.

  • You would be too on rhythm. Yeah -- oh, gosh.

  • -And it had to be completely off-rhythm.

  • And that's just a way of me defending myself

  • so you don't think that I really dance like that.

  • I actually do have a little bit of rhythm.

  • -Oh, yeah. -Not tons, but I've got it.

  • -Well, that must be --

  • Do people ask you to do the dance all the time?

  • Like, "Hey, do the dance. Come on."

  • -Yes, they do. Yeah.

  • And I don't do it. I don't do it.

  • -Of course not. -But I can tell you if I go to,

  • like, a wedding or something where there's dancing,

  • and I hit the dance floor, I feel all eyes on me.

  • It's a very self-conscious thing.

  • And so there's massive pressure to really move...

  • -"That was a bit I did, guys." - -...like I know what I'm doing.

  • -And then you go, "This is not fun."

  • Everyone's staring. Oh, my gosh.

  • Speaking of "Seinfeld," you're planning a mini reunion

  • for a fundraiser happening tomorrow night.

  • -I want to talk about that when we come back.

  • Is that cool? -Great.

-Oh, my gosh. -Hello.

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