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  • Oh, hey, what's going on?

  • Everybody for first Wi Fi's Dom Shaun Evans and you're watching Hot ones, It's the show with hard questions and even hotter wings.

  • And today, by popular demand, I'm joined by Terry Crews.

  • You know him from his many films, TV shows.

  • And, of course, you can catch him on Fox's award winning hit show Brooklyn 99 now in its fifth season.

  • Terry, welcome to the show.

  • You're doing good, Terry.

  • How are you?

  • I'm good.

  • I'm hungry, you know, fast every day.

  • So wait until two o'clock.

  • It's now two.

  • We can officially waken Do it.

  • How are you with hot food?

  • I've had some really hot stuff before and didn't die, so Okay, You ready?

  • Get it going.

  • All right, So this 1st 1 is Valentina.

  • All right.

  • God.

  • So I want to start by talking about an interesting time in your life.

  • The purgatory between when your NFL career ended and before the Hollywood dream began.

  • Because as I understand it, you're doing temp jobs.

  • You're sweeping factory floors and especially interesting to me working as a part of Ice Cube security detail.

  • I was location security.

  • It's all to do a bunch of different movie.

  • It just happened.

  • I was on next Friday because I was, like, the biggest guy.

  • So they would assign me right outside his trailer.

  • Hey, parked in the whole thing.

  • And I'm like, I missed you.

  • Yeah, what's up?

  • You know, it was really, like, dismissive and and holding, and I just took care of business.

  • I mean, I really wanted to be, you know, a good security guard.

  • I didn't want to be like my demo tape, but I want to be an accurate at all, because I wasn't even into that at the time.

  • What was?

  • Wow that once I was an extra in training day, that's when he was like, It has to do that was out there, you know, doing security whole thing.

  • Then I got my opportunity Friday after next and do it changed our lives forever.

  • And it's interesting to how in this business that can come full circle that way.

  • You know, at one point you're just giving a little head nod to Cuba, and then the next time he's put you in the movie exactly.

  • Exactly.

  • I wanted to get in the business, So you mind right.

  • Awesome.

  • All right, so your Renaissance man with a resume to match.

  • But I think the fans would help me if I didn't focus on Brooklyn.

  • 99 for away.

  • What's the origin story of the yogurt thing?

  • It's funny, because once we started filming, you know what?

  • I always beat Notre.

  • You know, it was one of the things and some writer was watching and picking it up.

  • And what is a really healthy thing?

  • Terry Jeffords love in every like yogurt and it just paying this iconic thing.

  • I'm still waiting for my big, big giant deal.

  • Yogurt.

  • Who's been your favorite cameo on the show?

  • And why's it Marshawn Lynch?

  • My shot was great, though.

  • He was really good.

  • I think Eva Longoria was awesome, even always been a friend and she killed it.

  • Who's the set clown?

  • Who's the funniest off camera is weird, and he's a very serious guy, you know.

  • He calculates his comedy, you know, he's always like that, but Chelsea ready is hilarious all the time.

  • We laughed.

  • Non stop.

  • She is the life of the party, and I truly think she's probably one of the funniest people TV has ever seen.

  • Mmm.

  • I like port.

  • Huh?

  • No, bro.

  • Can you talk to me how you went from not knowing a damn thing about computers all of a sudden, building a custom state of the art gaming PC with your son.

  • Wow.

  • Wow.

  • That right there.

  • It was really cool.

  • I remember watching my son playing video games, playing on the computer.

  • I was like, What you playing?

  • He was like, I'm not playing that.

  • Okay.

  • What are you doing?

  • Like I'm watching.

  • Excuse me.

  • Like what?

  • And I found out he was actually watching people play, and I was like, Oh, this is weird.

  • I didn't understand what was happening.

  • And I said, I've gotta find a way to connect with his world is One thing I remember is that my father never wanted to connect with what I was doing.

  • Like, Hey, Dad, check this out.

  • You know, you're, uh and I never forget how that felt, and I said, I'm gonna get into what he's all about.

  • But once I played battlefield, I saw they had these tower computers and they were playing with keyboards and mouse's.

  • I was like, Wait, I even know about it.

  • And I remember, it was like, You gotta build it.

  • That makes it better.

  • You know, I was like, Really?

  • Like I think there's no way I can pay and all that.

  • But then I said, No, this is what me and my son can do together It's the new ham radio.

  • All of a sudden, things started to make sense.

  • The more you staying around and your articles in there and the sound car calls, this goes right here in the graphics card.

  • It's spinning, it's spinning.

  • And it was so satisfying.

  • And, man, it changed.

  • My life forever changed my life.

  • And it's interesting because, you know, I think that the video game obsession it freaks a lot of parents out when they see their kids getting into it.

  • But as somebody who went through that experience, how did it change your perspective as a parent, when it comes to video games?

  • Well, I mean, I saw the potential.

  • I saw how beautiful the whole thing is.

  • It's no different in reading comic books.

  • And I thought, What a beautiful thing.

  • It's beautiful.

  • I'm all choked up.

  • It's not the week Queen Crown Leopard on Oh my damn!

  • So I wanna talk to you about your NFL career because is Ah, hard knocks fan.

  • I'm fascinated by this sort of bottom of the roster doggy dog competition that goes on and you're someone to experience that with a handful of teams, and I know that it's a very tough business.

  • At what point did you feel most chewed up and spit out?

  • Had to be 1997.

  • I got a tryout with the 40 Niners and they treated me so bad.

  • I mean, they treated me like I was dirt.

  • He was working me out like he was mad and he had to be out there.

  • It was just a psychological mess.

  • I was a little farther away from him than I am with you.

  • And he threw the ball at me and I put my hand up.

  • My finger was like a l that totally what Sideways and I snapped it back.

  • Come on, let's get to work out.

  • Good.

  • And I remember coming home to my wife and I said, Never again.

  • That was I was I was so done.

  • Is your label tasty?

  • Thank you, Terry.

  • Appreciate.

  • Though I just got heat but every kind segment on our show called Explain that, Graham.

  • We do a deep dive on our guest.

  • Instagram pull interesting pictures that need more contacts.

  • So I'll show you the picture.

  • And then if you could just tell me the bigger story Does that sound good?

  • Good, good.

  • All right.

  • Terry has interesting is a great show.

  • You're having fun tearing, having fun.

  • Now tell me afterwards if you had a good time.

  • First things first.

  • Yeah, Lynn's academy.

  • Very aggressive pose for the short shorts era.

  • It was a magical idea because, you know, you gotta know.

  • I had the George Girvan Ice Man poster in my room, and he was sitting on his black ice with basketball.

  • I was like, Do I need, like, my own George Irving posters thing?

  • And it was really bad idea.

  • Even motion.

  • My needs dog.

  • Oh, my God.

  • Dusty the new up next year on horseback, the horses at your favorite animal Here, it's your favorite animal.

  • Versatile love horses.

  • When I was a young man, I used to always want arrivals going up in Flint, Michigan.

  • They were like, Oh, man, man, who was gonna kill you, man, always gonna step on your head.

  • Doggett's going t o and then you find a go.

  • Yeah, that's kind of stupid.

  • Yeah, I shouldn't on Ryan voices behind.

  • He went to ride horses and learned how to do a gallop.

  • Breast time.

  • Let me tell you, it was the best time.

  • I was like, damn it.

  • Don't ever let anybody talk you out of what you want to dio.

  • And they were all wrong, Terry.

  • You could have gone your whole life without knowing the joy of riding a horse in the sunset.

  • Yeah, and this is me On my day off.

  • You are with the iron out, the iron addict, CT, Fletcher, ct Fletcher.

  • We got a background.

  • It's the same.

  • We both had a major major issues with our fathers, and my father was very abusive fairy.

  • I mean, one of my earliest memories of him basically hitting my mom in the face when I was five years old, You know what I mean?

  • And that made me want to live because you feel like, Oh, my God.

  • If he's hitting her, what's he gonna do to me?

  • My whole life, I was totally obsessed with being strong psychologically through a lot of therapy.

  • You learn that you're trying to protect yourself.

  • I remember I got beat up a couple times in high school.

  • That would never happen again, you know?

  • And you have to fight to get into school.

  • It was really not.

  • I want to go to class that I'm even going to go.

  • You ain't going nowhere, you know.

  • And, man, I said no, not me.

  • I'm gonna survive.

  • And we're kindred spirits, man.

  • That's my man.

  • Too serious.

  • No, no, this is not deep down.

  • That's what we want.

  • That's the wings.

  • Do the hot sauce would buy that in?

  • You bring out the fire.

  • No, I don't think that's a good one, my man.

  • Terry, thank you very much.

  • You can't get pecs like those without having some discipline in your diet.

  • But I know that on the cheat days you like to throw down in the kitchen.

  • Do you have any cheat day kitchen hacks?

  • I make a killer bread pudding with orange butter sauce.

  • Take French bread.

  • You let it get about a day old and I mean literally.

  • You wanna have a little crunch on it?

  • Slice it up.

  • You put some raisins on top you pour like a cup of butter.

  • On the fat is butter.

  • You confined.

  • Okay, but make sure it gets all into the bread the whole deal.

  • Then you blend up about six eggs and milk and sugar and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

  • Love it.

  • Then you blend it and makes this really big cream and then put that in there, blended up like crazy for it over the sliced bread.

  • Let it soak.

  • I let that sucker soap and chili all the British just been Gore's bullet makes you pat it all down.

  • Raisins, they're all in there.

  • Make that sucker for about 45 50 minutes that I make some orange butter sauce, which is more butter.

  • More butter.

  • Have some sugar and a couple of tablespoons of orange juice to give a little twang, and then you pour that sugary mixture over there.

  • What?

  • It basically is a glazed doughnut in a bank, and you will be in a carb coma.

  • It's like you know it's a major grass because you get this energy to just go ahead.

  • And also the carbs just run through your system.

  • Oh, man, the walking dead No, looks like that guy with a guy on the bottle of her.

  • Well, that hurts my back.

  • Getting serious over your home.

  • Oh, man, I'm not tasting good.

  • So despite your grueling shoot schedule, I've heard you say that you work out up to two hours per day.

  • What's something that was easy for you in the weight room at 25.

  • That's now kicking your ass as you approach 50.

  • You know, I used to be able to have a 92nd.

  • Then you hit it.

  • Do two or three things the same time.

  • Run the gauntlet.

  • Now, my five minutes.

  • I'm good, you know, 5 10 minutes between sets.

  • Get those lungs back and I gotta come back.

  • What are the fitness politics like when you do a movie like the expendables is the craft service all protein shakes and sweet potatoes.

  • Do they put a gold?

  • Jim, I'm a lot.

  • You know, we don't work out together because it's too.

  • You know, the challenges to what was Wow, I This is a competition when you kind of get those kinds of dogs in there.

  • But I don't like to compete.

  • I don't believe in competing, but it's inevitable, you know, and you do something and you hurt yourself just because you're trying to keep up with people.

  • I have to be very careful who I work out with because they draw you in.

  • And you want to be this and an officer in your packets like pop.

  • You know, you're in the hospital.

  • You know, I've seen it happen too many times.

  • Yeah, well Oh, man.

  • Yeah, it's not.

  • Yeah.

  • Now there's some consequences to the bomb.

  • Oh, going milk.

  • It's okay.

  • It's okay.

  • No shame in that.