Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen on the Pros and Cons of Being a Married Couple

Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen on the Pros and Cons of Being a Married Couple


-So, your show
is called “Forever.” -Yes.
-And other than the fact that you are a married couple
in this show, not much is known about it. I’ve watched the first episode,
which was wonderful, but I feel as though
I still do not fully know all the twists that are coming. Is it difficult to talk about
this show because of that? -It’s a little difficult
to talk about it, but we can still say
that it’s about, uh — Is being together forever, in the true meaning
of the word “forever” — Is that a good thing?
Wouldn’t that get boring? -Hmm. -Or is it great?
-Hmm! -And in real life… In real life,
what would be the best thing about being married to Fred? -Oh, great question. Um… [ Laughter ] We would have a good time.
-I think so, too. -We would make up
a lot of pretend songs. -Yeah. I — This is — We did not discuss this
beforehand, but I feel like
anytime I do a fake song, if I ever sing, she always
does the harmony right away. -Oh, so when you make up a fake
song, it’s immediately elevated. -Yeah.
-Yes, immediately. -We wrote a fake song called
“I Love Punk Rock.” But it’s a very sweet song. -How does “I Love Punk Rock” go? -♪ I love punk rock ♪
-♪ I really love it ♪ -♪ It is my favorite ♪ ♪ I love punk rock ♪
-♪ I really love it ♪ -That was real.
We really did — Yeah. Yeah. -We also wrote a reggae song
called “Ana Gasteyer.” -You wrote a reggae song about
our old colleague Ana Gasteyer. -Yeah, it was like… -♪ Ana Gasteyer ♪
-♪ Ana, Ana, Ana, Ana ♪ -♪ Ana Gasteyer ♪
-♪ Ana, Ana, Ana, Ana ♪ -♪ Ana Gasteyer ♪
-♪ Ana, Ana, Ana, Ana ♪ [ Laughter ] -We are very prolific.
-Yeah. -Is there a downside to being
married to either one of you that you would have,
that you can see? -No, no, no. [ Laughter ] -I can’t think of any right now. -I can’t think of any,
my dear bud and pal. -Yeah. I really can’t.
-No. I think — The only thing
is he likes to get up early. That I know.
-Oh, yeah. I don’t think I knew that
about you. -Right? Well, ’cause when we
worked together, he’s like, “Oh. I get up two hours
before I have to — my call.” I’m like, “What? Why?” -Well, you — And you’re — With four children, they must
wake you up fairly early. -Yeah, I’m up all night.
It’s a mess. Are you happy —
This is Amazon Prime. Are you happy with
your working relationship with Amazon thus far? -Yeah, except I keep reading that they made like
a trillion dollars. And, so, they have this thing where they’re trying to find,
like, a new headquarters. And I feel like,
“Why don’t they ask me?” -Okay.
-I’m right there. Why don’t they ask me, “Where is our new headquarters
going to be?” -Well, don’t you feel like
they’re doing tons of research and diving deep into finding out what would best support
a giant company like Amazon? -That fee–
I understand your point. I see where
you’re going with this. And that’s fair.
So, I’ll let you speak. But, um, that’s more corporate. You know what I’m saying?
That’s like a corporate view. -Well, they’re a corporation. [ Laughter ] -That’s a very good point.
So I stand corrected. -Well, like, if Jeff Bezos
came to you and said, “Where should we go?”
what would you say? I really, for real,
I would say Pittsburgh. -Okay. Well, I think Pittsburgh
is actually in the running. -Yeah. Oh, is it?
-Yeah. -Oh, great.
-I think you maybe said it because now you want it
to look like you named it. -Yeah. By the way, yeah.
-That’s not the case. -Let’s be clear.
I think that’s the case. -What about Orlando?
Disney World? -Why are you changing your mind?
-Don’t go back on Pittsburgh. -What about Disney World?
They get to use the castle. -The castle?
-They get to use the rides. You know what I mean?
-“The castle.” -I don’t feel like Disney would want to let Amazon
use the castle. -They could ask them.
They could ask. Like, “Hey, can we use
the castle? Do you mind?” -“Please, sir, please?”
-“Please?” -They would say “please”
like that. -“Please, sir, please, sir.
I beg Your Highness.” -Well, I’m just really glad you
guys are working with Amazon. I think it’s gonna work
out great. Thank you
both for being here. It’s always just the best
having you round.

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