advertisement James Lipton: What is your least favorite word? Mark Wahlberg: Is "Marky Mark" one word? [interviewing the cast of "The Simpsons" as their characters] James Lipton: Homer, what is your full name? Dan Castellaneta: Homer J. Simpson. The J stands for Jay. James Lipton: What do you do at the Nuclear Power Plant? Dan Castellaneta: I am a safety inspector. I tell people to be safe. And safen up! James Lipton: Safen up? Dan Castellaneta: Safen up! James Lipton: Since you're still here, and Springfield is still here, I assume you have an umblemished record. Dan Castellaneta: Well... there's a few blemishes on it. James Lipton: Ever come close to a meltdown? Dan Castellaneta: Oh, a number of times! If that's what you mean by "blemishes". James Lipton: What is your favorite curse word? Jack Lemmon: Cocksucking motherfucker. [Lipton tries to get De Niro to say "You talkin' to me?"] James Lipton: The film Taxi Driver. In which, you spoke those immortal words... Robert De Niro: [uncomfortable] Well, you know... The usual. Martin Sheen: I love being Spanish as much as I love being Irish, and I *really* love being Irish. [regarding Lipton's guest appearance on "The Simpsons," in which Ranier Wolfcastle appears on "Inside the Actor's Studio," gets into character as McBain, and shoots Lipton] James Lipton: Would it have been too much trouble for you to go out and get a prop gun? Harry Shearer: [as Ranier Wolfcastle] I'm not the prop man. I'm the actor! [his infamous answer to "if heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say to you when you reach the pearly gates?"] Harrison Ford: You're much better-looking in person. James Lipton: What is your favourite word? Meryl Streep: I... well, y'know, I don't want to lie... James Lipton: Don't lie. Meryl Streep: Because I knew that this was coming and so I asked my daughter what her favourite word is and she's six and ever since she said her favourite word, which she said without hesitating, I can't think of anything else... James Lipton: Say it. Meryl Streep: Coconut milk. Meryl Streep: [taking about Out of Africa] Sydney, I remember, didn't think I was sexy enough to play it. James Lipton: What did you do about that? Meryl Streep: They didn't have wonderbras in those days, but I wore a padded bra... a push-up bra and a low cut top... isn't that tragic? James Lipton: I believe you're a man who believes in revenge. Harry Shearer: [as Montgomery Burns] Yes! Hence the hounds. [Lipton asks about the seven dirty words] George Carlin: Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits. That was all I could think of in one sitting.