| Soprano Sex Penn - 4/09/01
Yeah. I know they mentioned me on "The Sopranos." No, I didn't see it. Yes,
I knew about it in advance. For those of you, like me, that didn't see this week's episode,
one of the couples on this show is talking about their sex lives. They are going through "oldest
," "youngest," and so on, they finally get to "most famous." The woman answers that she had
sex with Penn of Penn & Teller in a rest room in Atlantic City. She explains who P&T are,
and that Penn's the big one, and that she just followed me into the bathroom. She also explains
that it was Clinton sex, so not really sex. The man throws a fit and yells at her, like all
those Italian-Americans do. I've been called by radio stations and newspapers and my cell phone
was ringing every hour as it showed across time zones.
I don't know if they legally have to ask me. Larry Konner, the writer of this episode,
is a friend of mine and therefore asked and also therefore didn't have to ask. He called
me about 6 months ago, and read it to me and asked me if it was okay. I was very thrilled and
delighted. I was proud. But, I don't know the law, I'm guessing that if I didn't want him to
write it, I would have to prove in a court of law that I would never allow that kind of thing
to happen. Well, I could try. Since our last President, I guess perjury is okay.
I suggested to Larry, that if the actress was hardcore method he should let me know, because we
were playing A.C. this year. You know me, anything for the arts.
One of the reporters that interviewed me about this told me the greatest thing.
When the Stones recorded "Star Star" (That's not the name that anyone uses for that song,
but it's the actual name), there is a slurred line about "giving head to Steve McQueen."
The Stones, being the standup guys they are, got in touch with Steve, and asked him if it
was okay to use that line. Steve's reaction was the same as mine, he was thrilled. So,
Steve and I are exactly same . . . on this point. McQueen/Jillette - anything for the arts!
"There's no such thing as bad press," -- Lee Harvey Oswald (as quoted by Wier Chrisemer)