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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Eric Metaxas in New York City

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December 18, 2019
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Eric Metaxas in New York City

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - JUST FOR YOU, ERIC, I'M GOING
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  • TO DO SOMETHING I HAVEN'T DONE
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  • IN A LONG TIME.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL
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  • TIMES.
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  • HIS PRAISE WILL CONTINUALLY BE
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  • IN MY MOUTH.
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  • HI THERE.
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  • WELCOME TO BEHIND THE SCENES.
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  • TODAY WE ARE IN NEW YORK CITY.
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  • YOU HAVEN'T BEEN WATCHING LONG
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  • ENOUGH TO KNOW, THAT'S THE WAY
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  • MY DAD DID HIS SIGNATURE
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  • INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUALLY EVERY
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  • PROGRAM HE EVER DID.
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  • YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT, DID YOU?
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  • - NO.
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  • - PSALM 34 I'LL BLESS THE LORD
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  • AT ALL TIMES.
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  • HIS PRAISE WILL CONTINUALLY BE
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  • IN MY MOUTH.
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  • - AMEN.
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  • - SO WE'RE HERE IN NEW YORK
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  • CITY.
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  • ERIC, YOU ARE SOMEBODY THAT FOR
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  • THE LONGEST TIME, WE WERE TRYING
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  • TO GET TO BE PART OF TBN.
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  • WE WERE AFTER YOU.
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  • WE DOGGED YOU.
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  • WE E-MAILED YOU.
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  • WE HAD DINNER WITH YOU.
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  • - HELP ME, LAURIE HELP ME
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  • STRAIGHTEN HIM OUT .
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  • - I WORE THIS JACKET TO CONFUSE
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  • THE CAMERA.
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  • - I'M SO PRIVILEGED TO BE HERE
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  • AT TBN.
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  • NOW THAT I KNOW YOU GUYS THE WAY
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  • I DO, WE'RE CRAZY IN THE SAME
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  • WAY, CRAZY FOR GOD CRAZY.
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  • FOR ME THAT'S THE BEST KIND OF
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  • CRAZY.
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  • THAT MEANS WE CAN HAVE FUN AND
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  • GLORIFY THE LORD AT THE SAME
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  • TIME AND THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL
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  • ABOUT.
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  • - TALKING ABOUT FUN, CHRISTMAS
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  • 2019.
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  • YOU REALIZE 2020 IS AROUND THE
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  • CORNER?
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  • - I DON'T WANT TO HEAR THAT.
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  • - WE WANT TO GO INTO A SUBJECT
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  • MATTER, BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE
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  • KNOW YOU AS A, YOU KNOW, KIND OF
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  • AN EDUCATED NEW YORKER.
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  • - UNTIL NOW.
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  • UNTIL RIGHT NOW.
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  • - WHAT COLLEGE DID YOU ATTEND?
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  • - I WENT TO YALE UNIVERSITY.
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  • - DID YOU GRADUATE FROM YALE?
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  • - I GRADUATED FROM YALE.
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  • THEN OF COURSE, AFTER THAT I
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  • FOUND FAITH IN JESUS.
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  • YALE THOSE PLACES ARE DESIGNED
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  • TO BLEACH OUT ANY KIND OF
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  • BIBLICAL COMMON SENSE AND
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  • WHATEVER.
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  • SO NO KIDDING.
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  • IT WAS YALE THAT THE LORD
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  • GRABBED A HOLD OF ME AND 30 PLUS
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  • YEARS AGO.
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  • - YOU'RE A NATIVE NEW YORKER.
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  • GROW UP HERE.
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  • LIVE HERE.
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  • LIVE HERE NOW.
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  • SO YOU ARE DIFFERENT THAN US
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  • BECAUSE WE'RE WEST COAST TYPE.
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  • AND GOING TO THE BEACH IN THE
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  • SUMMER.
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  • - I GREW UP IN SOUTHERN
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  • CALIFORNIA AND LAURIE GREW UP IN
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  • SOUTHWEST PHOENIX, ARIZONA.
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  • BASICALLY WE'RE VERY DIFFERENT.
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  • WE FOUND OUT ABOUT YOU, WE WENT
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  • ON CRUSADE TO FIND YOU.
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  • WE GOT YOU TO GO TO DINNER WITH
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  • US ONE TIME.
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  • FINALLY ERIC TURNED HIS GAZE
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  • TOWARDS US.
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  • AND THE REST IS HISTORY.
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  • WE ARE ON THE ERIC.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • I DON'T OWN IT THANK YOU VERY
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  • MUCH.
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  • - WE'RE IN TBN STUDIO AND
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  • EVERYBODY THAT COMES TO THE
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  • STUDIO GOOGLE AT THE BEAUTIFUL
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  • STUDIO.
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  • IT'S A BEAUTIFUL STUDIO.
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  • - YOU STARTED DOING RADIO.
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  • MOST PEOPLE KNOW YOU AS A
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  • SCHOLAR KIND OF.
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  • - THEY DON'T KNOW ME AS AUTHORS
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  • OF BOOKS.
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  • I'VE WRITTEN A BOOK ON MIRACLES
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  • AND CHILDREN'S BOOKS, MOST
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  • PEOPLE KNOW, I WORKED FOR VEGGIE
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  • TAILS.
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  • OTHER BOOKS.
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  • I WROTE A LOT OF BOOKS.
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  • - MARTIN LUTHER.
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  • - MARTIN LUTHER TWO YEARS AGO.
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  • - YOU WERE WRITING BIG THICK
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  • BOOKS.
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  • - I CAN, YEAH.
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  • - SO YOU ARE NOW STARTING INTO
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  • RADIO AND TELEVISION.
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  • AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING
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  • FOR WHO AND WHAT YOU ARE.
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  • SO JUST IN CASE YOU WENT FROM
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  • BASICALLY INTELLECTUAL HERE IN
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  • NEW YORK AND THEN KNOWN AS AN
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  • AUTHOR AND THEN RADIO AND NOW TV
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  • PERSONALITY.
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  • - GOD'S CALLING ON MY LIFE.
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  • I'VE ALWAYS KNOWN THIS.
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  • GOD'S TIMING IS DIFFERENT THAN
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  • OUR TIMING.
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  • - BUT A DIFFERENT SIDE OF ERIC
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  • IS MY POINT.
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  • - RIGHT.
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  • - WHAT HAVE YOU JUST EMBARKED
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  • ON?
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  • - I ALWAYS DREAMT OF DOING BOB
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  • HOPE CHRISTMAS VARIETY SPECIAL
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  • WITH COMEDY AND MUSIC LIKE THEY
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  • HAD ON TV.
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  • ABOUT CHRISTMAS, BIRTH OF
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  • CHRIST.
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  • BUT WE DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF
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  • PROGRAMMING MUCH ANYMORE.
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  • I KNOW THERE'S A HUGE DESIRE FOR
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  • THAT FUN PROGRAM FOR THE WHOLE
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  • FAMILY TO WATCH.
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  • I WENT TO YOU.
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  • I SAID HEY WHAT DO YOU THINK OF
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  • MY TAKING A CRACK AT THIS.
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  • I GOT A TEAM OF BELIEVERS IN NEW
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  • YORK CITY WHO ARE JUST GENIUSES
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  • AND WE'LL PUT THIS TOGETHER.
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  • IT IS WITHOUT ANY QUESTION THE
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  • WILDEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE
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  • AND I PRAISE THE LORD MINUTE BY
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  • MINUTE WE WERE ABLE TO DO THIS.
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  • - WE'LL UNPACK SOME OF THAT.
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  • BUT JUST IN CASE YOU THOUGHT YOU
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  • KNEW EVERYTHING YOU NEEDED TO
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  • KNOW ABOUT ERIC.
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  • TRUST ME, YOU DON'T KNOW
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  • ANYTHING.
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  • WATCH THIS.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • ERIC, A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL DID
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  • NOT FIT INTO THE LINGO OF WHAT I
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  • THOUGHT ABOUT WHEN I FIRST.
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  • - I KNOW.
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  • - YOU KNOW.
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  • - I KNOW.
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  • - STARTED PURSUING ERIC.
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  • I TRIED TO TELL YOU, YOU DON'T
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  • WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH ME.
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  • I'M BAD NEWS.
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  • YOU DON'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED
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  • WITH ME.
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  • I'M BAD NEWS.
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  • - WHERE DID THIS COME FROM?
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  • - MY LIFE.
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  • - TELL ME ABOUT WHAT WE'LL SEE
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  • ON THIS THING?
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  • - EVERYBODY KNOWS NUMBER ONE IN
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  • MY LIFE IS JESUS, PERIOD.
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  • HE GIVES YOU A LOVE FOR PEOPLE
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  • THAT DON'T CARE ABOUT HIM AND
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  • YOU WANT THEM TO HAVE JOY AND
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  • PEACE.
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  • RELIGIOUS, SOME AREN'T
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  • RELIGIOUS.
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  • EVERYBODY HAS THAT HUNGER.
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  • HOW CAN YOU REACH THEM?
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  • SOMETIMES IT'S COMEDY.
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  • SOMETIMES IT'S MUSIC.
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  • I REALLY THINK YOU CAN DISARM
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  • PEOPLE BY CRACKING JOKES.
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  • MAYBE I CAN TALK TO THIS GUY.
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  • SO I THINK COMEDY IS VERY
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  • IMPORTANT.
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  • I THINK THE CHURCH HAS
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  • OFTENTIMES FORGOTTEN THAT THE
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  • LORD INVENTED COMEDY AND
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  • LAUGHTER AND WE THINK WHY DOES
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  • DEVIL HAVE ALL THE GOOD MUSIC.
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  • EVERY GOOD THING COMES FROM THE
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  • FATHER ABOVE.
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  • I WANTED MY WHOLE LIFE TO DO
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  • COMEDY AND ALL THESE THINGS.
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  • BITS AND PIECES WHEN I WAS IN
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  • COLLEGE, ONCE I WAS SAVED GOD'S
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  • CALLING ON MY LIFE WAS TO DO TV
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  • NOT RADIO.
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  • I GOT STARTED IN RADIO.
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  • NOW THANKS TO YOU GUYS AND TBN.
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  • SINCE I WAS A KID I WATCHED E
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  • DEAN MARTIN AND BOB HOPE AND
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  • EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF.
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  • THAT BECAME PART OF WHO I AM.
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  • AS YEARS PASSED REALIZE WE HAVE
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  • LESS AND LESS OF THAT KIND OF
  • 00:08:52.180 --> 00:08:54.070
  • THING ON TV.
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  • EVERYTHING HAS BEEN ALMOST LIKE
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  • FREE MARKET HAS FRACTURED
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  • ENTERTAINMENT SO STUFF FOR VERY
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  • RELIGIOUS PEOPLE, LITTLE KIDS,
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  • NEEDS TO BE SOMETHING EVERYBODY
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  • WATCH.
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  • PEOPLE WELL MAYBE I'M NOT
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  • EVANGELICAL BUT I BELIEVE.
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  • KIND OF FRACTURED EVERYTHING.
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  • NEED TO CREATE PROGRAMMING THAT
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  • BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER SOMETHING
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  • I CAN INVITE MY FRIEND WHO IS
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  • NOT A BELIEVER AND SAY, COME ON,
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  • LET'S WATCH THIS THING.
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  • YOU'LL LOVE IT.
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  • GOD IS IN IT IN A WAY THAT HE
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  • WON'T BE ANYWHERE ELSE OUT
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  • THERE.
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  • - ONE OF YOUR GUEST THAT SAT
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  • HERE DOING THE ERIC SHOW IS IR
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  • WIN, HE HAS THIS CLASSIC
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  • STATEMENT HE MAKES I LOVE.
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  • I REALLY DO CHURCH FOR THE
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  • PERSON THAT WALKED BY MY CHURCH
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  • NOT FOR THE ONES THAT ACTUALLY
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  • DARKENED THE DOOR AND SAT DOWN.
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  • - WE KNOW THAT'S BIBLICAL
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  • JESUS.
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  • GOING AFTER THE ONE.
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  • - THAT'S YOUR BASE ATTEMPTING.
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  • YOUR AUDIENCE FOR THIS IS THE
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  • PEOPLE THAT GOT INVITED OVER TO
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  • A BELIEVERS HOME.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - AND THAT ARE ATTEMPTING TO
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  • HAVE AT LEAST A CONVERSATION I
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  • THINK BELIEVERS ARE TAOEUPB
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  • TENSE.
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  • THERE'S TIMES YOU'VE GOT TO GIVE
  • 00:10:17.260 --> 00:10:19.250
  • PEOPLE TO RELAX.
  • 00:10:19.250 --> 00:10:21.130
  • MOST OF THE TIME WE GO TOO QUICK
  • 00:10:23.110 --> 00:10:26.110
  • AND NEED TO DEVELOP
  • 00:10:26.110 --> 00:10:27.010
  • RELATIONSHIPS.
  • 00:10:27.010 --> 00:10:29.010
  • YOU CAN INVITE EVERYBODY, YOUR
  • 00:10:29.010 --> 00:10:30.090
  • WHOLE FAMILY AND WATCH IT AND NO
  • 00:10:30.090 --> 00:10:32.050
  • ONE WILL SAY THERE'S THE
  • 00:10:32.050 --> 00:10:33.180
  • RELIGION THING.
  • 00:10:33.180 --> 00:10:34.200
  • IT'S NOT.
  • 00:10:34.200 --> 00:10:36.130
  • IT'S NOT THERE TO PUSH PEOPLE
  • 00:10:36.130 --> 00:10:37.120
  • AWAY.
  • 00:10:37.120 --> 00:10:38.280
  • MY DREAM AS YA'LL WOULD KNOW.
  • 00:10:38.280 --> 00:10:40.220
  • PEOPLE WOULD WATCH IT AND SAY
  • 00:10:40.220 --> 00:10:41.290
  • THAT WAS GREAT.
  • 00:10:41.290 --> 00:10:43.090
  • I WOULD WATCH THAT SHOW AGAIN.
  • 00:10:43.090 --> 00:10:45.170
  • I WOULD WATCH ERIC OR TBN.
  • 00:10:45.170 --> 00:10:46.270
  • I'M OPEN TO IT.
  • 00:10:46.270 --> 00:10:49.240
  • MAYBE BEFORE I THOUGHT IT WAS
  • 00:10:49.240 --> 00:10:50.280
  • FOR OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:10:50.280 --> 00:10:52.100
  • NOW I KNOW IT'S ALSO FOR ME.
  • 00:10:54.100 --> 00:10:57.100
  • THAT'S WHY WE DID IT.
  • 00:10:57.100 --> 00:10:59.090
  • - ERIC CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.
  • 00:11:00.030 --> 00:11:03.030
  • - NEW YORK CITY.
  • 00:11:03.030 --> 00:11:03.230
  • - COME ON.
  • 00:11:08.240 --> 00:11:11.240
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:11:24.280 --> 00:11:27.280
  • - I CAN DO THINGS.
  • 00:11:30.200 --> 00:11:33.200
  • - IT WAS SO REAL IT WAS AWFUL.
  • 00:11:34.120 --> 00:11:37.120
  • TRIED TO CANCEL CHRISTMAS IN
  • 00:11:38.000 --> 00:11:41.000
  • CENTRAL PARK AND KILLED THE
  • 00:11:41.260 --> 00:11:44.260
  • GROUNDHOG ON GROUNDHOGS DAY.
  • 00:11:44.260 --> 00:11:46.210
  • - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL AND IT'S
  • 00:11:46.210 --> 00:11:47.170
  • TODAY.
  • 00:11:47.170 --> 00:11:47.270
  • - TODAY?
  • 00:11:47.270 --> 00:11:48.160
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:11:48.160 --> 00:11:49.000
  • - NO.
  • 00:11:49.000 --> 00:11:50.120
  • - AND YOU'RE LATE?
  • 00:11:50.120 --> 00:11:51.030
  • - NO.
  • 00:11:51.030 --> 00:11:53.210
  • - WE'RE OUT OF COFFEE.
  • 00:11:53.210 --> 00:11:55.150
  • I FORGOT TO BUY IT.
  • 00:11:55.150 --> 00:11:56.150
  • - NO COFFEE?
  • 00:11:56.150 --> 00:11:59.030
  • I CAN'T FUNCTION WITHOUT COFFEE.
  • 00:11:59.030 --> 00:12:01.180
  • - EARLIER IN THE BROADCAST I
  • 00:12:01.180 --> 00:12:04.030
  • INTRODUCED YOU TO A SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:12:04.030 --> 00:12:05.150
  • DO YOU REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT
  • 00:12:05.150 --> 00:12:07.000
  • THAT EARLIER?
  • 00:12:07.000 --> 00:12:09.160
  • - PSALM 34.
  • 00:12:09.160 --> 00:12:10.120
  • I DON'T REMEMBER.
  • 00:12:10.250 --> 00:12:13.250
  • I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL
  • 00:12:13.250 --> 00:12:15.010
  • TIMES.
  • 00:12:15.010 --> 00:12:17.070
  • HIS PRAISE WILL CONTINUALLY BE
  • 00:12:17.070 --> 00:12:18.210
  • IN MY MOUTH.
  • 00:12:18.210 --> 00:12:20.120
  • - ALL I KNOW IS THAT.
  • 00:12:20.280 --> 00:12:23.280
  • - WE'RE DOING A PROGRAM TODAY
  • 00:12:24.040 --> 00:12:27.040
  • THAT MY FATHER INITIATED MANY,
  • 00:12:27.040 --> 00:12:28.080
  • MANY YEARS AGO.
  • 00:12:29.080 --> 00:12:32.080
  • BASICALLY WHAT WE ARE LOOKING
  • 00:12:39.070 --> 00:12:42.070
  • AT, NEW YORK CITY JUST OFF OF
  • 00:12:47.220 --> 00:12:50.220
  • UNION SQUARE IS 1850 BUILDING,
  • 00:12:50.220 --> 00:12:52.020
  • THIS ROOM WAS ONE OF THE SMOKING
  • 00:12:54.200 --> 00:12:57.200
  • ROOMS, WHERE PEOPLE WOULD
  • 00:12:57.200 --> 00:12:58.130
  • CONGREGATE.
  • 00:12:58.130 --> 00:12:59.200
  • CIGARS.
  • 00:13:03.110 --> 00:13:06.110
  • - GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER.
  • 00:13:06.110 --> 00:13:08.290
  • - HE WAS IN THIS ROOM?
  • 00:13:11.060 --> 00:13:14.060
  • - THAT WAS AN UNDERSTATEMENT.
  • 00:13:18.010 --> 00:13:21.010
  • - IT'S BEEN MANY THINGS OVER
  • 00:13:21.010 --> 00:13:22.150
  • THE YEARS.
  • 00:13:22.150 --> 00:13:23.220
  • - MARK TWAIN WAS A MEMBER OF
  • 00:13:23.220 --> 00:13:25.060
  • THIS CLUB.
  • 00:13:25.060 --> 00:13:25.230
  • - I KNOW ONE OF THE PRESIDENTS
  • 00:13:25.230 --> 00:13:27.290
  • WAS A MEMBER.
  • 00:13:27.290 --> 00:13:29.020
  • ONE OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE
  • 00:13:29.020 --> 00:13:30.110
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WAS A
  • 00:13:30.110 --> 00:13:31.090
  • MEMBER HERE.
  • 00:13:31.210 --> 00:13:34.210
  • THAT UP THERE.
  • 00:13:35.150 --> 00:13:38.150
  • TIFFANY GLASS COMPANY.
  • 00:13:38.150 --> 00:13:40.230
  • WE BOUGHT THIS BUILDING A NUMBER
  • 00:13:40.230 --> 00:13:43.050
  • OF YEARS AGO, RENOVATED IT
  • 00:13:46.100 --> 00:13:49.100
  • DOWNSTAIRS.
  • 00:13:49.100 --> 00:13:51.000
  • UP HERE WAS A BIG EMPTY STUDIO
  • 00:13:51.000 --> 00:13:52.290
  • FOR MANY YEARS.
  • 00:13:52.290 --> 00:13:54.290
  • WHEN YOU STARTED DOING RADIO WE
  • 00:13:54.290 --> 00:13:56.260
  • SAID, LOOK, WHY DON'T WE DO
  • 00:13:56.260 --> 00:13:57.220
  • THIS.
  • 00:13:57.220 --> 00:13:58.210
  • IF YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR RADIO
  • 00:13:59.020 --> 00:14:02.040
  • SHOW SOMEWHERE ANYWAY, COME HERE
  • 00:14:02.040 --> 00:14:04.120
  • JUST OFF UNION SQUARE AND BRING
  • 00:14:04.120 --> 00:14:06.110
  • YOUR GUESTS HERE AND PUT CAMERAS
  • 00:14:06.110 --> 00:14:07.280
  • IN HERE.
  • 00:14:07.280 --> 00:14:09.060
  • WE GOT TO DO ONE OF THE FUNEST
  • 00:14:09.060 --> 00:14:11.220
  • PROJECTS HERE AT TBN.
  • 00:14:11.220 --> 00:14:13.110
  • WE TURNED THIS KIND OF UNIQUE
  • 00:14:14.070 --> 00:14:17.070
  • ROOM INTO A MAKESHIFT RADIO
  • 00:14:17.070 --> 00:14:19.100
  • CONTROL ROOM AND BY THE WAY IT'S
  • 00:14:19.100 --> 00:14:20.260
  • JUST FANTASTIC.
  • 00:14:20.260 --> 00:14:22.150
  • YOUR RATINGS ARE GROWING.
  • 00:14:27.100 --> 00:14:30.100
  • IT'S AN AMAZING THING YOU'RE
  • 00:14:30.100 --> 00:14:31.040
  • DOING.
  • 00:14:31.180 --> 00:14:34.180
  • YOU'RE BRINGING CHRISTIAN STYLE
  • 00:14:34.180 --> 00:14:35.150
  • INTO TBN.
  • 00:14:35.150 --> 00:14:36.230
  • - THAT'S MY PRIVILEGE, TRUST ME
  • 00:14:36.230 --> 00:14:38.190
  • IT'S MY PRIVILEGE.
  • 00:14:38.190 --> 00:14:40.260
  • - FINALLY.
  • 00:14:40.260 --> 00:14:43.120
  • - I REALLY DO THING THAT WE
  • 00:14:43.120 --> 00:14:45.180
  • NEED TO LAUGH AND NEED TO LET
  • 00:14:45.190 --> 00:14:48.190
  • PEOPLE KNOW THAT FOLLOWING JESUS
  • 00:14:48.190 --> 00:14:51.050
  • DOESN'T BECOME A RELIGIOUS
  • 00:14:51.050 --> 00:14:51.290
  • ROBOT.
  • 00:14:51.290 --> 00:14:52.120
  • ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE
  • 00:14:52.120 --> 00:14:55.070
  • RELIGIOUS ROBOTS, THEY DON'T
  • 00:14:55.070 --> 00:14:57.180
  • REALLY REPRESENT JESUS' STYLE.
  • 00:14:57.180 --> 00:14:59.190
  • THEY THINK THEY DO.
  • 00:14:59.190 --> 00:15:01.130
  • THEY CAN TURN PEOPLE AWAY FROM
  • 00:15:01.130 --> 00:15:02.240
  • THE STYLE OF JESUS.
  • 00:15:02.240 --> 00:15:04.000
  • I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT.
  • 00:15:04.000 --> 00:15:05.000
  • - ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE DOING
  • 00:15:05.000 --> 00:15:07.160
  • RIGHT THIS MINUTE IS WE'RE
  • 00:15:07.250 --> 00:15:10.250
  • PROMOING THE ERIC SHOW, NEW ONE,
  • 00:15:10.250 --> 00:15:13.000
  • WELL BOTH OF THEM I SUPPOSE, BUT
  • 00:15:15.100 --> 00:15:18.100
  • HE'S DONE A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.
  • 00:15:20.130 --> 00:15:23.130
  • ERIC CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.
  • 00:15:23.130 --> 00:15:24.270
  • - NOT RADIO.
  • 00:15:24.270 --> 00:15:25.200
  • ALL TV.
  • 00:15:25.200 --> 00:15:28.030
  • - IT'S SOMETHING WE'RE SUPER
  • 00:15:28.030 --> 00:15:30.120
  • EXCITED ABOUT.
  • 00:15:30.120 --> 00:15:31.290
  • AIRING THIS ENTIRE CHRISTMAS
  • 00:15:31.290 --> 00:15:32.250
  • SEASON.
  • 00:15:32.250 --> 00:15:33.060
  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:15:38.190 --> 00:15:41.190
  • - GOD BECOMING A HUMAN.
  • 00:15:50.270 --> 00:15:53.270
  • [INAUDIBLE]
  • 00:15:53.270 --> 00:15:54.140
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:16:04.140 --> 00:16:07.140
  • SEED OF A WOMAN.
  • 00:16:15.060 --> 00:16:18.060
  • I'M THINKING, IT WAS GOD COMING
  • 00:16:18.120 --> 00:16:21.120
  • THROUGH A WOMAN.
  • 00:16:24.020 --> 00:16:27.020
  • SIT DOWN AND PREDICT THAT.
  • 00:16:27.020 --> 00:16:28.090
  • JESUS IS COMING.
  • 00:16:28.090 --> 00:16:30.160
  • GENESIS TO MALACHI.
  • 00:16:30.160 --> 00:16:32.050
  • JESUS IS COMING.
  • 00:16:32.050 --> 00:16:35.020
  • MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE, JOHN, JESUS
  • 00:16:35.020 --> 00:16:38.010
  • IS HERE.
  • 00:16:38.010 --> 00:16:39.040
  • ACTS TO REVELATION.
  • 00:16:39.040 --> 00:16:40.060
  • HE'S COMING BACK.
  • 00:16:40.060 --> 00:16:41.240
  • IF YOU JUST LOOK AT THE BIBLE
  • 00:16:41.240 --> 00:16:43.230
  • THAT WAY, HOW IN THE WORLD COULD
  • 00:16:43.230 --> 00:16:46.220
  • THESE GUYS BE PREDICTING A
  • 00:16:46.220 --> 00:16:48.250
  • VIRGIN BIRTH AND SAY SO?
  • 00:16:49.010 --> 00:16:52.010
  • HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSAND 2000
  • 00:16:52.010 --> 00:16:53.260
  • YEARS BEFORE IT EVER HAPPENED.
  • 00:16:55.100 --> 00:16:58.100
  • HOW CAN YOU DREAM UP A STORY
  • 00:16:58.100 --> 00:17:01.090
  • LIKE THAT?
  • 00:17:01.090 --> 00:17:02.290
  • - YOU MAKE IT SOUND SO SIMPLE
  • 00:17:02.290 --> 00:17:05.190
  • TO TALK ABOUT IT THIS WAY.
  • 00:17:05.190 --> 00:17:07.050
  • SOMETIMES WE GET LOST IN THE
  • 00:17:07.050 --> 00:17:09.000
  • WEEDS AND WE NEED TO SEE THE BIG
  • 00:17:09.000 --> 00:17:11.140
  • PICTURE OF THE MIRACLE OF
  • 00:17:11.140 --> 00:17:12.120
  • CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:17:15.250 --> 00:17:18.250
  • - THAT IS KIND OF THE LAST
  • 00:17:20.070 --> 00:17:23.070
  • THING I WOULD HAVE EVER THOUGHT
  • 00:17:23.070 --> 00:17:25.000
  • IN MY WHOLE LIFE, I DIDN'T
  • 00:17:25.000 --> 00:17:27.160
  • CONNECT YOU, YOUR FIRST PIECE
  • 00:17:27.160 --> 00:17:30.080
  • WAS SOCRATES IN THE CITY.
  • 00:17:30.100 --> 00:17:33.100
  • - ANYBODY THAT'S KNOWN ME MY
  • 00:17:33.100 --> 00:17:36.020
  • WHOLE LIFE KNOWS ALL THESE
  • 00:17:36.020 --> 00:17:37.070
  • DIFFERENT SIDES OF ME.
  • 00:17:37.070 --> 00:17:37.280
  • I'M NUTS.
  • 00:17:37.280 --> 00:17:40.060
  • SINCE I'VE BEEN A KID I'VE BEEN
  • 00:17:40.060 --> 00:17:42.190
  • JOKING.
  • 00:17:42.190 --> 00:17:43.190
  • AS YOU GO ON IN LIFE PEOPLE KNOW
  • 00:17:43.190 --> 00:17:46.070
  • YOU FOR CERTAIN THINGS.
  • 00:17:46.070 --> 00:17:48.080
  • I'VE ALWAYS KNOWN GOD'S CALLING
  • 00:17:48.080 --> 00:17:49.050
  • ON MY LIFE.
  • 00:17:49.050 --> 00:17:51.050
  • HIS TIMING IS PERFECT.
  • 00:17:51.050 --> 00:17:52.280
  • IF YOU WATCH SOCRATES IN THE
  • 00:17:52.280 --> 00:17:55.060
  • CITY THERE'S COMEDY IN THE
  • 00:17:55.060 --> 00:17:55.290
  • BEGINNING OF IT.
  • 00:17:55.290 --> 00:17:58.070
  • IF YOU WATCH MY COMEDY SHOW
  • 00:17:58.150 --> 00:18:01.170
  • WE'RE JOKING AROUND LIKE IDIOTS.
  • 00:18:04.250 --> 00:18:07.250
  • I THINK IF WE ALLOW THE LORD TO
  • 00:18:07.250 --> 00:18:09.240
  • STEER US IN OUR LIVES WE'LL SEE
  • 00:18:09.240 --> 00:18:11.120
  • THINGS WE DIDN'T KNOW.
  • 00:18:11.120 --> 00:18:12.270
  • THIS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL I HAVE TO
  • 00:18:12.270 --> 00:18:14.260
  • KNOW WITHOUT A QUESTION ONE OF
  • 00:18:14.260 --> 00:18:16.250
  • THE FUNEST THINGS I'VE EVER DONE
  • 00:18:16.250 --> 00:18:17.230
  • IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:18:17.260 --> 00:18:20.260
  • AND PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO
  • 00:18:20.260 --> 00:18:21.240
  • BELIEVE IT.
  • 00:18:21.240 --> 00:18:23.050
  • I KNOW IT WILL AIR A FEW TIMES.
  • 00:18:23.080 --> 00:18:26.080
  • YOU'LL SAY I THINK I NEED TO SEE
  • 00:18:26.080 --> 00:18:27.200
  • THAT AGAIN.
  • 00:18:29.100 --> 00:18:32.100
  • IT COULD BE THE MEDICATION.
  • 00:18:32.100 --> 00:18:35.070
  • IT'S PROBABLY MY MEDICATION.
  • 00:18:35.070 --> 00:18:36.220
  • WE HAVE STUFF IN THERE THAT'S SO
  • 00:18:36.220 --> 00:18:38.260
  • CRAZY.
  • 00:18:43.170 --> 00:18:46.170
  • WE PARODY SCROOGE'S CHRISTMAS
  • 00:18:46.170 --> 00:18:47.130
  • CAROL.
  • 00:18:49.060 --> 00:18:52.060
  • THE LEVELS OF LUNACY.
  • 00:18:52.060 --> 00:18:55.030
  • PHIL AND KAYE ROBERTSON.
  • 00:18:57.120 --> 00:19:00.140
  • WE INVENTED A CHARACTER I'LL NOT
  • 00:19:00.140 --> 00:19:02.070
  • TALK ABOUT ON THE AIR.
  • 00:19:02.280 --> 00:19:05.280
  • VICTORIA JACKSON LOVES JESUS AND
  • 00:19:05.280 --> 00:19:07.090
  • SHE'S ONE OF THE MOST CHARMING
  • 00:19:07.090 --> 00:19:09.270
  • FUN PEOPLE I EVER WORKED WITH.
  • 00:19:09.270 --> 00:19:12.060
  • WE DID A SKAFP WHERE SHE PLAYS
  • 00:19:12.260 --> 00:19:15.260
  • AN H. R. CONSULTANT AT THE NORTH
  • 00:19:16.190 --> 00:19:19.190
  • POLE AND I PLAY SANTA AND EVERY
  • 00:19:19.280 --> 00:19:22.280
  • THOUSAND YEARS GELT AN H. R.
  • 00:19:22.280 --> 00:19:25.060
  • REVIEW AND HE DOES EVERYTHING
  • 00:19:25.080 --> 00:19:28.080
  • POLITICALLY INCORRECT AND GETS
  • 00:19:28.080 --> 00:19:29.050
  • ANGRY.
  • 00:19:29.050 --> 00:19:29.150
  • WE HAVE SO MUCH FUN.
  • 00:19:29.150 --> 00:19:31.160
  • I TRUST THE LORD IS GLORIFIED
  • 00:19:31.160 --> 00:19:34.070
  • AND ONE OF MY FRIENDS WHO IS A
  • 00:19:34.160 --> 00:19:37.160
  • NEW YORK CHRISTIAN SINGER ONE OF
  • 00:19:37.270 --> 00:19:40.270
  • THE MOST DELIGHTFUL TALENTS
  • 00:19:40.270 --> 00:19:41.210
  • EVER.
  • 00:19:41.210 --> 00:19:43.130
  • WE MIXED IT ALL TOGETHER.
  • 00:19:43.130 --> 00:19:44.200
  • I KNOW IT WILL BLESS PEOPLE.
  • 00:19:44.200 --> 00:19:45.190
  • I CAN'T WAIT.
  • 00:19:45.190 --> 00:19:47.220
  • - YOU MENTIONED BOB HOPE.
  • 00:19:47.220 --> 00:19:48.150
  • - BOB HOPE.
  • 00:19:48.150 --> 00:19:50.050
  • - THAT WAS INFLUENTIAL KIND OF
  • 00:19:50.050 --> 00:19:51.280
  • BIG SPECIAL YOU THINK OF BIG
  • 00:19:51.280 --> 00:19:53.120
  • PRODUCTION.
  • 00:19:53.120 --> 00:19:55.270
  • - AND LITTLE CHEESY ON PURPOSE.
  • 00:19:55.270 --> 00:19:58.080
  • HE WOULD WEAR A WIG AND DOING A
  • 00:19:59.040 --> 00:20:02.040
  • DUMB SKETCH WITH BROOKE SHIELDS,
  • 00:20:02.180 --> 00:20:05.180
  • WHATEVER, WHATEVER DECADE WE'RE
  • 00:20:05.180 --> 00:20:06.150
  • TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:20:06.150 --> 00:20:07.150
  • THAT'S THE FUN OF IT.
  • 00:20:09.070 --> 00:20:12.070
  • KOOKY OF IT.
  • 00:20:12.070 --> 00:20:14.160
  • - TONGUE AND CHEEK BOB HOPE WAS
  • 00:20:14.160 --> 00:20:15.260
  • KNOWN FOR THAT.
  • 00:20:15.260 --> 00:20:16.290
  • YOU NAIL THAT.
  • 00:20:16.290 --> 00:20:19.050
  • YOU DO DIFFERENT CHARACTERS.
  • 00:20:19.050 --> 00:20:20.220
  • YOU'RE KIND OF DOING A PARODY OF
  • 00:20:21.030 --> 00:20:24.030
  • A GREEK, WHAT DO THEY DO?
  • 00:20:24.030 --> 00:20:26.130
  • - LET ME SAY SOMETHING.
  • 00:20:26.130 --> 00:20:28.060
  • ANYBODY LISTENING, IF YOU HAVE
  • 00:20:28.060 --> 00:20:30.200
  • ANY GREEK FRIENDS, I'M WARNING
  • 00:20:30.200 --> 00:20:32.040
  • YOU NOW, IF YOU HAVE ANY GREEK
  • 00:20:32.040 --> 00:20:34.260
  • FRIENDS YOU MUST GET THEM TO
  • 00:20:34.260 --> 00:20:36.040
  • WATCH THIS SPECIAL.
  • 00:20:36.040 --> 00:20:37.240
  • I GREW UP IN GREEK CHURCH.
  • 00:20:37.240 --> 00:20:39.220
  • MY DAD IS GREEK AND MOM IS
  • 00:20:39.290 --> 00:20:42.290
  • GERMAN.
  • 00:20:42.290 --> 00:20:45.110
  • THERE'S NO COMEDY ABOUT GREEK.
  • 00:20:45.110 --> 00:20:46.250
  • GREEK ARE ONE OF THE MOST FUN
  • 00:20:46.250 --> 00:20:49.160
  • CRAZY ETHNIC GROUPS.
  • 00:20:49.160 --> 00:20:50.250
  • I GREW UP IN THAT WORLD AND I
  • 00:20:52.030 --> 00:20:55.030
  • PLAY A CHARACTER...
  • 00:20:55.030 --> 00:20:57.240
  • HE'S KIND OF EMBITTERED GREEK
  • 00:20:59.160 --> 00:21:02.180
  • PROFESSOR.
  • 00:21:02.180 --> 00:21:04.120
  • WHAT ABOUT GREEK CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:21:04.120 --> 00:21:06.090
  • THIS IS BASED ON REALITY I LIVED
  • 00:21:06.090 --> 00:21:08.270
  • MY WHOLE LIFE IN THE COMMUNITY.
  • 00:21:08.270 --> 00:21:11.120
  • GREEK, I KNOW THEY WILL GET IT
  • 00:21:11.120 --> 00:21:13.130
  • IN A WAY NO ONE ELSE DOES.
  • 00:21:14.000 --> 00:21:17.000
  • IT LOOKS MY BIG FAT GREEK
  • 00:21:17.000 --> 00:21:18.280
  • WEDDING A CARTOON.
  • 00:21:18.280 --> 00:21:19.280
  • THAT WAS A CARTOON.
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  • THIS IS THE REAL THING.
  • 00:21:21.140 --> 00:21:23.060
  • - WORDS I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD
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  • SAY, ERIC, CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.
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  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:21:26.120 --> 00:21:28.100
  • - HEY FOLKS, THIS IS ERIC, I'M
  • 00:21:28.100 --> 00:21:30.180
  • STANDING ON THE SET OF MY
  • 00:21:30.180 --> 00:21:32.250
  • HOLIDAY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS IN NEW
  • 00:21:32.250 --> 00:21:34.060
  • YORK WITH ME ERIC RIGHT HERE ON
  • 00:21:34.060 --> 00:21:35.210
  • TBN.
  • 00:21:35.210 --> 00:21:37.180
  • WE'VE GOT S. N. L. VICTORIA
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  • JACKSON.
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  • DUCK DYNASTY, MUSICAL GUEST,
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  • MELANIE PEN AND GOSPEL CHOIR AND
  • 00:21:45.270 --> 00:21:46.290
  • MORE.
  • 00:21:52.150 --> 00:21:55.150
  • DON'T MISS IT OR I WILL CRY.
  • 00:21:59.080 --> 00:22:02.100
  • - IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MINUTES
  • 00:22:04.060 --> 00:22:07.060
  • ERIC OF WHAT WE'RE DOING,
  • 00:22:07.060 --> 00:22:09.240
  • REINTRODUCE WHERE THIS ALL CAME
  • 00:22:09.240 --> 00:22:10.200
  • FROM.
  • 00:22:10.200 --> 00:22:11.220
  • THIS IS OUTSIDE THE BOX FOR YOU
  • 00:22:13.170 --> 00:22:16.170
  • IN A LOT OF WAYS.
  • 00:22:16.170 --> 00:22:18.210
  • WE HAD A MEETING, HEY, I WOULD
  • 00:22:18.210 --> 00:22:20.150
  • LIKE TO DO A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
  • 00:22:20.150 --> 00:22:22.020
  • AND I MUST HAVE JUST BEEN
  • 00:22:22.020 --> 00:22:23.170
  • GOING...
  • 00:22:25.280 --> 00:22:28.280
  • YOU WROTE THE BOOK, RIGHT?
  • 00:22:29.230 --> 00:22:32.230
  • THIS IS A PART OF WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:22:32.230 --> 00:22:34.210
  • THIS IS A PART OF YOUR DYNAMIC.
  • 00:22:37.080 --> 00:22:40.080
  • YOUR KIND OF WRITING, EXECUTIVE
  • 00:22:40.080 --> 00:22:41.170
  • PRODUCING.
  • 00:22:41.170 --> 00:22:42.000
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:22:42.000 --> 00:22:44.010
  • - WHERE DID THIS COME FROM?
  • 00:22:44.010 --> 00:22:46.030
  • - IF SOMEONE CAME TO ME 20
  • 00:22:46.030 --> 00:22:48.210
  • YEARS AGO, 30 YEARS AGO, ERIC,
  • 00:22:48.210 --> 00:22:50.100
  • WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WITH
  • 00:22:50.100 --> 00:22:51.260
  • YOURSELF?
  • 00:22:51.260 --> 00:22:52.210
  • I WON'T SAY I DON'T WANT TO
  • 00:22:52.210 --> 00:22:54.160
  • WRITE BOOKS.
  • 00:22:54.160 --> 00:22:56.220
  • THE MAIN THING I SAID I WANT TO
  • 00:22:56.220 --> 00:22:59.040
  • DO, I WANT TO DO JOHNNY CARSON
  • 00:22:59.040 --> 00:23:01.220
  • STYLE PROGRAM.
  • 00:23:01.220 --> 00:23:03.140
  • OF COURSE I'M AN OUT SPOKEN
  • 00:23:03.140 --> 00:23:04.160
  • CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:23:04.160 --> 00:23:05.200
  • I DON'T WANT THE PROGRAM ONLY TO
  • 00:23:05.200 --> 00:23:06.280
  • BE THAT.
  • 00:23:06.280 --> 00:23:08.160
  • I WANT TO REACH PEOPLE THAT WILL
  • 00:23:08.160 --> 00:23:10.240
  • TURN IT OFF IF IT'S ONLY ABOUT
  • 00:23:10.240 --> 00:23:12.040
  • JESUS.
  • 00:23:12.040 --> 00:23:13.020
  • I THINK THAT'S THE KIND OF
  • 00:23:13.020 --> 00:23:15.150
  • EVANGELISM JESUS WANTS TO DO
  • 00:23:15.150 --> 00:23:16.120
  • THROUGH ME.
  • 00:23:16.120 --> 00:23:18.080
  • CULTURAL EVANGELISM.
  • 00:23:18.080 --> 00:23:20.120
  • IF PEOPLE GO DEEPER THEY KNOW
  • 00:23:20.120 --> 00:23:21.220
  • WHERE I'M COMING FROM.
  • 00:23:21.220 --> 00:23:24.010
  • I THINK THE TALK VARIETY FORMAT
  • 00:23:24.010 --> 00:23:26.280
  • LET'S FACE IT, IN THIS WORLD, IF
  • 00:23:26.280 --> 00:23:29.080
  • YOU WANT A PROGRAM YOU DO TO
  • 00:23:29.080 --> 00:23:30.170
  • TBN.
  • 00:23:30.170 --> 00:23:31.180
  • EVERYTHING ELSE IS SECULAR.
  • 00:23:31.180 --> 00:23:33.190
  • YOU THINK TO YOURSELF, WHY IS
  • 00:23:33.190 --> 00:23:34.140
  • THAT?
  • 00:23:34.140 --> 00:23:37.000
  • BECAUSE MOST HUMAN BEINGS IN
  • 00:23:37.000 --> 00:23:39.010
  • AMERICA THEY HAVE A SPIRITUAL
  • 00:23:39.010 --> 00:23:39.250
  • SIDE.
  • 00:23:39.250 --> 00:23:41.030
  • TONS OF THEM HAVE A CHRISTIAN
  • 00:23:41.030 --> 00:23:42.030
  • SIDE.
  • 00:23:42.030 --> 00:23:44.290
  • THEY'RE EITHER GETTING THE
  • 00:23:45.140 --> 00:23:48.140
  • PROGRAMMING OR SECULAR HUMANIST
  • 00:23:48.140 --> 00:23:49.110
  • WORLDVIEW.
  • 00:23:49.110 --> 00:23:51.000
  • I THINK THAT'S JUST WEIRD
  • 00:23:51.000 --> 00:23:52.250
  • BECAUSE THERE'S A HUNGER FOR
  • 00:23:52.250 --> 00:23:55.170
  • FAMILY PROGRAM AND IT WON'T GO
  • 00:23:57.140 --> 00:24:00.160
  • DARK AND SEXUAL AND HUMOR THAT
  • 00:24:00.160 --> 00:24:02.050
  • WE USED TO HAVE AND KIND OF GONE
  • 00:24:02.050 --> 00:24:03.110
  • AWAY.
  • 00:24:03.110 --> 00:24:04.080
  • WE NEED THAT.
  • 00:24:04.080 --> 00:24:06.020
  • I KNOW THERE'S A HUNGER FOR
  • 00:24:06.020 --> 00:24:06.290
  • THAT.
  • 00:24:06.290 --> 00:24:08.140
  • THIS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL IS MY
  • 00:24:08.140 --> 00:24:10.030
  • FIRST ATTEMPT TO PUT THAT OUT
  • 00:24:10.030 --> 00:24:10.290
  • THERE.
  • 00:24:10.290 --> 00:24:11.250
  • I WOULD PUT THIS OUT THERE EVERY
  • 00:24:11.250 --> 00:24:13.160
  • NIGHT OR EVERY WEEK.
  • 00:24:13.160 --> 00:24:14.240
  • THIS IS WHAT GOD MADE ME TO DO.
  • 00:24:14.240 --> 00:24:17.170
  • WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THIS
  • 00:24:17.170 --> 00:24:20.000
  • AS AN OPTION.
  • 00:24:20.000 --> 00:24:21.210
  • WHEN IT BECOMES AN OPTION,
  • 00:24:21.210 --> 00:24:22.240
  • PEOPLE WILL CHOOSE IT.
  • 00:24:22.240 --> 00:24:24.290
  • RIGHT NOW, IT DOESN'T EXIST.
  • 00:24:24.290 --> 00:24:26.160
  • - I HEARD A COMEDIAN SAY THE
  • 00:24:28.000 --> 00:24:31.000
  • OTHER NIGHT, AMERICA HAS
  • 00:24:31.000 --> 00:24:31.240
  • FORGOTTEN HOW TO LAUGH.
  • 00:24:31.240 --> 00:24:34.000
  • SO MANY OF THE COMEDIANS OVER
  • 00:24:34.000 --> 00:24:36.250
  • THE LAST FEW YEARS STOPPED
  • 00:24:36.250 --> 00:24:39.180
  • TOURING , EVERYBODY GETS
  • 00:24:39.180 --> 00:24:40.100
  • OFFENDED.
  • 00:24:40.100 --> 00:24:41.100
  • NOW WE CAN'T LAUGH ANYMORE.
  • 00:24:41.100 --> 00:24:43.050
  • YOU MADE IT POSSIBLE NOW.
  • 00:24:43.050 --> 00:24:46.030
  • - WHEN IT'S POLITICALLY
  • 00:24:46.030 --> 00:24:47.160
  • INCORRECT TO LAUGH AND MAKE FUN
  • 00:24:47.160 --> 00:24:49.090
  • ON STUFF THAT'S WHEN I GO TO
  • 00:24:49.090 --> 00:24:50.040
  • WAR.
  • 00:24:50.040 --> 00:24:51.050
  • YOU'RE GOING TO TELL ME IN
  • 00:24:51.050 --> 00:24:53.150
  • AMERICA I CAN'T CRACK JOKES AND
  • 00:24:53.150 --> 00:24:55.210
  • HAVE THAT FREEDOM WE NEED TO SAY
  • 00:24:55.210 --> 00:24:58.160
  • IF WE DON'T SPEAK UP AND DO WHAT
  • 00:24:58.160 --> 00:25:00.260
  • WE THINK IS RIGHT, THEN WHO DO
  • 00:25:00.260 --> 00:25:03.040
  • WE HAVE TO BLAME WHEN SOCIETY
  • 00:25:03.130 --> 00:25:06.130
  • DRIFTS DARKER AND DARKER INTO
  • 00:25:06.250 --> 00:25:09.250
  • THIS TOTALITARIAN MESS?
  • 00:25:09.250 --> 00:25:11.050
  • - LAST WORD IS YOURS.
  • 00:25:11.050 --> 00:25:13.200
  • THAT'S ALL YOU EVER WANT WHEN WE
  • 00:25:14.070 --> 00:25:17.070
  • SIT DOWN FOR TV IS FINAL WORD.
  • 00:25:17.070 --> 00:25:20.000
  • FINAL WORD TO OUR AUDIENCE
  • 00:25:20.000 --> 00:25:21.190
  • CONCERNING THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
  • 00:25:21.190 --> 00:25:22.190
  • AND WHY THEY SHOULD WATCH WHAT
  • 00:25:22.190 --> 00:25:24.040
  • THEY'RE GOING TO GET OUT OF IT.
  • 00:25:26.160 --> 00:25:29.160
  • AND YOU CAN SAY GOODBYE.
  • 00:25:29.160 --> 00:25:32.050
  • - INTRO TO THE CHRISTMAS
  • 00:25:32.050 --> 00:25:34.090
  • SPECIAL IS MOST INSANE THING
  • 00:25:34.090 --> 00:25:35.100
  • YOU'LL EVER SEE.
  • 00:25:36.270 --> 00:25:39.270
  • PARODY OF CITIZEN CANE MIXED
  • 00:25:42.080 --> 00:25:45.080
  • WITH SCROOGE'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • 00:25:45.080 --> 00:25:47.140
  • AND CRAZY RACE THROUGH CITY IN
  • 00:25:47.140 --> 00:25:50.090
  • TUXEDO AND END ON TOP OF A
  • 00:25:51.250 --> 00:25:54.250
  • DOUBLE DECKER BUS GOING DOWN
  • 00:25:58.120 --> 00:26:01.140
  • FIFTH AVENUE SINGING.
  • 00:26:01.140 --> 00:26:02.160
  • IT IS SO MUCH FUN.
  • 00:26:02.160 --> 00:26:03.170
  • I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO MISS THE
  • 00:26:03.170 --> 00:26:04.190
  • OPENING.
  • 00:26:04.190 --> 00:26:05.210
  • LIKE IF YOU MISS THE OPENING YOU
  • 00:26:05.210 --> 00:26:07.100
  • MISS HALF THE SHOW.
  • 00:26:07.100 --> 00:26:09.040
  • BY THE WAY IF ANYONE GOES TO...
  • 00:26:12.140 --> 00:26:15.140
  • AND DOESN'T USE CODE NEW YORK,
  • 00:26:15.140 --> 00:26:16.260
  • SHAME ON YOU.
  • 00:26:16.260 --> 00:26:18.160
  • HE CAME AND WE HAD SO MUCH FUN
  • 00:26:18.160 --> 00:26:20.180
  • TOGETHER THAT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF
  • 00:26:20.180 --> 00:26:21.130
  • THE SHOW.
  • 00:26:21.270 --> 00:26:24.270
  • THE WHOLE SHOW IS BUILT AROUND
  • 00:26:24.270 --> 00:26:26.200
  • CODE WORD NEW YORK.
  • 00:26:26.200 --> 00:26:27.190
  • YOU HAVE TO WATCH.
  • 00:26:27.190 --> 00:26:28.210
  • I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL IT.
  • 00:26:28.210 --> 00:26:30.030
  • WE HAD REAL FUN.
  • 00:26:30.100 --> 00:26:33.100
  • WE WERE AS CREATIVE AS WE'VE
  • 00:26:33.100 --> 00:26:34.150
  • EVER BEEN.
  • 00:26:34.150 --> 00:26:36.290
  • I SIMPLY CAN'T WAIT UNTIL
  • 00:26:36.290 --> 00:26:37.290
  • AMERICA WATCHES THIS.
  • 00:26:37.290 --> 00:26:39.100
  • I'M PRAISING THE LORD FOR YOU
  • 00:26:39.100 --> 00:26:40.220
  • GUYS AND THIS OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:26:40.220 --> 00:26:41.240
  • YOU HAVE NO IDEA.
  • 00:26:41.240 --> 00:26:42.170
  • SO THANK YOU.
  • 00:26:42.170 --> 00:26:45.050
  • - IT IS ERIC.
  • 00:26:45.050 --> 00:26:46.240
  • IT IS CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:26:46.240 --> 00:26:48.210
  • CODE WORD NEW YORK.
  • 00:26:48.210 --> 00:26:50.070
  • AND WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE HERE.
  • 00:26:50.070 --> 00:26:51.270
  • THANK YOU, ERIC.
  • 00:26:51.270 --> 00:26:53.080
  • - THANK YOU.
  • 00:26:53.080 --> 00:26:55.020
  • - IT'S COMING ON.
  • 00:26:55.020 --> 00:26:55.240
  • [MUSIC]
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