Interview with John Wayne
PIGFOOT: Do you prefer being called The Duke, or John?
John Wayne: Neither. Marion Morrison is my real name, so I like being called Marion.
PF: Well, that is a surprise. Give me another.
JW: I was going to be Captain Quint in "Jaws," but I wanted to strangle Jaws at the end, instead of that weird ending. So, there you go.
PF: That is a surprise. I am thinking you would have gotten an Academy Award for strangling Jaws.
JW: Yeah. Probably. I'm not real comfortable playing second fiddle to an animal. That's probably why I never did any Disney movies. I told (Steven) Spielberg he needed to give the shark some dialog, and I would re-consider, because I'd missed out on a lot of Disney money. But he never got back to me.
PF: Did you ever think of yourself as another Spielberg movie icon, Indiana Jones, from "Raiders of the Lost Ark?"
JW: By 1981, when the movie was made, I was already dead, so no, I didn't.
PF: John Ford directed most of your classic westerns. Did he ever get to see you naked?
JW: Yes. Once. He walked into my trailer when he was considering me for his first "butt scene," from "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," but he said my ass didn't live up to my image, whatever that means. Then he walked out, and never brought it up again.
As it turns out, in my long career, I never did a butt scene, but I certainly kicked a lot of it.
PF: What do you think about movie nudity in general?
JW: A lot of the actresses I worked with I wouldn't have minded seeing nude, but that wasn't allowed back then, so I had no choice but to sleep with them.
PF: One western you should have done was with Clint Eastwood. That would have been epic.
JW: We were almost going to do a movie together, a comedy about two nuns--us--but it was too similar to Clint's other nun comedy, "Two Mules for Sister Sara."
PF: Do you have any last words for us?
JW: I never said 'pilgrim.'
Interview with John Lennon
PF: Are you the Walrus?
JL: Yes, I am.
PF: Do you have whiskers?
JL: Not any more. Circa 1969-1975 were my whisker years. I have honorary whiskers now, as the Walrus.
PF: Were you attracted to whiskers?
JL: I was attracted to the Marahishi who had whiskers, and to George Harrison, who had enormous whiskers, and to Yoko, who had a lip moustache, but no whiskers. So I'm attracted to all kinds.
PF: Did you ever listen to any Rolling Stones music, or was there too much rivalry?
JL: Oh sure, they were great. I mean, I had all their albums and everything. By 1980, though, I made a conscious decision to stop listening to them, as did everyone else.
PF: Would there have been a Beatles reunion?
JL: Only if we could have had the 'Fifth Beatle,' Yoko, participate, instead of being smuggled in like always. As you can tell from her numerous solo albums she would have been a great Beatle.
PF: How so?
JL: Her falsetto was stunning, much higher than Paul's.
PF: It's nice that love persists between you two.
JL: Persists, resists, insists. It's quite the relationship.
PF: Do you have any last words?
JL: Free Mark Chapman, whoever he is, but never free Mark David Chapman. Ha!
Also, tell Paul and Ringo that Elvis wants to join us as soon as we're all dead.
Interview with Abraham Lincoln
PF: What were your last words exactly?
AL: I'm dying; I'll be on a penny soon.
PF: Do you ever get jealous that George is on the coin that gets flipped all the time?
AL: Yes, because if they don't have a quarter, people will still flip a Jefferson or Roosevelt before me. I got my revenge when they put me on the five-dollar bill. Now it takes 5 Georges to buy me.
PF: But it takes 25 of you (on the penny) to purchase one George.
AL: Please don't talk about the penny anymore, or George. I want to talk about the Five.
PF: Okay. There's a movement underway to get rid of the penny. What do you think that says about your image at large?
AL: I think it's only because I have a beard. Too costly. Too hard to etch.
PF: Do you appreciate that we've combined your birthday with what's-his-name's, into President Day?
AL: Bankers are upset because they used to get an extra day off, but I don't really mind, because I always hated the bankers.
Plus, February is a good month to have a holiday in, so I'm fortunate I was born then.
PF: Do you have any last words?
AL: Don't say, "Four Score and Seven Years Ago..." -- quote the whole damn thing. It took me all night to write that.
Also, the right side won. Don't be mad 150 years later. Oh, and thanks for naming so many cities after me. I was hoping for a state eventually, but cities are nice.
And the cars, thanks for naming those after me too. George never got any cars named after him. [hearty laugh]