Method Man on Wu-Tang, Marvel & Working at the Statue of Liberty
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Method Man on Wu-Tang, Marvel & Working at the Statue of Liberty


♪ ♪>>Jimmy: YOU KNOW, YOU WERE, I ASSUME YOU REMEMBER THIS, ALTHOUGH YOU WERE PRETTY HIGH AT THE TIME.>>HEY, I WAS.>>Jimmy: YOU WERE, IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE SHOW, I WOULD HAVE A CO-HOST EVERY NIGHT FOR THE WEEK, AND YOU WERE ONE OF THE ORIGINAL CO-HOSTS, AND WE HAD A LOT OF FUN, RIGHT?>>YEAH, WE DID, WE DID. YOU SET ME UP A COUPLE OF TIMES, BUT IT WAS FINE.>>Jimmy: WHO DID I SET YOU UP WITH?>>KELLY OSBOURNE. I SAID SOME OFF-COLOR STUFF.>>Jimmy: DID I DO THAT?>>YEAH. BUT THE LAST NIGHT OF HOSTING YOU SURPRISED ME WITH SKIS.>>Jimmy: OH, AS A GIFT.>>AS A GIFT. AND I’M LOOKIN’ LIKE, BLACK PEOPLE DON’T SKI.>>Jimmy: WHY DID I GIVE YOU SKIS?>>I HAVE NO IDEA. MAYBE YOU WANTED ME TO TRASH INTO A TREE OR SOMETHING.>>Jimmy: DID YOU USE THE SKIS?>>NO, WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED IS I PUT THEM IN STORAGE. AND I MUST HAVE LEFT IT IN STORAGE FOR AT LEAST TEN YEARS. WHO LEAVES STUFF IN STORAGE FOR TEN YEARS, ANYONE?>>Jimmy: YEAH, I DO.>>IT WAS ONE OF THOSE GHETTO ONES, BY THE TIME I GOT BACK IN THERE, THE SKIS WERE GONE.>>Jimmy: TERRIFIC. I’LL GET YOU SOME NEW SKIS IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT USE THEM.>>IF YOU DO IT, I’LL USE THEM. I’LL SEND YOU FOOTAGE.>>Jimmy: YOU HAD THE GREAT DOCUMENTARY SERIES ABOUT THE GROUP, ABOUT WU-TANG. AND NOW YOU FOLLOWED IT UP WITH A SCRIPTED SERIES.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: WHICH IS INTERESTING. IT MUST BE ODD TO SEE PEOPLE PLAYING YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS.>>WU-TANG, AN AMERICAN SAGA ACTUALLY PREMIERES, WU-TANG WEDNESDAY ON HULU.>>Jimmy: MM-HM. AND SO — [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] THIS SHOW, AS A YOUNG MAN, YOU REALLY WORKED AT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY.>>BEST JOB I EVER HAD.>>Jimmy: REALLY?>>BEST JOB I EVER HAD.>>Jimmy: YOU LOVED WORKING THERE. WHAT WAS SO GREAT ABOUT IT?>>BRAD HILL, SHOUT OUT TO MR. HILL, STILL THERE. THEY WOULD HIRE KIDS LIKE MYSELF, STRAIGHT OFF THE STREET. I DIDN’T HAVE ANY ID, NOTHING. IT WAS KIND OF LIKE A TRUST SYSTEM, KNOW WHAT I MEAN? AND WE GOT PAID IN CASH.>>Jimmy: REALLY?>>THE FACT THAT THEY WOULD BRING US IN AND A LOT OF US ROBBED THEM BLIND BEHIND THE SCENES, BUT THEY WOULD STILL HIRE THESE UNDERPRIVILEGED KIDS.>>Jimmy: YOU ROBBED THE STATUE OF LIBERTY?>>I’M NOT SAYING I DID IT. ACTUALLY, I DIDN’T. I LOVED THAT JOB. LET’S PUT IT THAT WAY. THAT’S WHY I’M STILL WELL COME THERE TO THIS DAY.>>Jimmy: WHAT WAS YOUR JOB?>>I DID GARBAGE. DON’T LOOK DOWN ON GARBAGE. THAT WAS A STEP UP FROM DOING THE COUNTERS. IF YOU WATCH THE OF MICE AND MEN DOCUMENTARY, I WENT BACK TO VISIT MY OLD JOB AND STILL KNEW HOW TO RUN THE PLACE. I DID A LITTLE SWEEPIN’ UP.>>Jimmy: YOU REMEMBER THE INSCRIPTION AT THE BASE OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY?>>I’VE NEVER BEEN THERE, I CAN’T TELL YOU. GIVE ME YOUR TIRED AND YOUR HUDDLED MASSES?>>Jimmy: HOW LONG DID YOU WORK THERE?>>I WORKED THERE FIVE YEARS.>>Jimmy: JUST THAT THAT’S ALL YOU KNOW OF IT.>>I KNOW SHE’S THERE, YEAH.>>Jimmy: LIGHT BEINGING THE WA.>>LIGHTING THE WAY. YAY AMERICA! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: ON THE TV SHOW, THEY CALL YOU SHOTGUN.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: THAT WAS YOUR FIRST NICKNAME.>>THAT WAS MY NICKNAME PERIOD, THE ONLY NICKNAME I EVER HAD.>>Jimmy: IS METHOD MAN A NICKNAME?>>THAT’S A STREET NAME. YOU KNOW, YOU GET CAUGHT DOING SOMETHING, THEY’RE LIKE METHOD MAN DID IT.>>Jimmy: THAT’S CLEVER, REALLY. WHY SHOTGUN? WHY WERE YOU CALLED SHOTGUN?>>IT WAS A NAME THAT MY FATHER’S FRIEND HAD GAVE ME WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. LY I HAD GOTTEN ONE OF THOSE LITTLE CAP GUNS. YOU PROBABLY KNOW.>>Jimmy: MY MOTHER WOULDN’T LET ME HAVE ONE. OTHER KIDS HAD THEM AND I WAS JEALOUS.>>WOULD YOU HAVE BEEN JEALOUS OF ME THEN. MY FATHER’S FRIEND SEEN THAT I WOULD TAKE IT WITH ME EVERYWHERE AND THE NAME STUCK. MY MOM STILL CALLS ME SHOTGUN.>>Jimmy: YOUR MOM CALLS YOU SHOTGUN. YOUR REAL NAME’S CLIFFORD. DOES ANYONE CALL YOU CLIFF OR CLIFFORD?>>MAINLY PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW ME.>>Jimmy: YOU’RE ON THIS PODCAPODCAST MARVEL.>>I HAVE OVER 30,000 BOOKS. I’VE BEEN COLLECTING SINCE I WAS 13.>>Jimmy: THOSE AREN’T IN THE STORAGE PLACE WITH THE SKIS, ARE THEY? DO YOU HAVE ANY GOOD ONES? [ APPLAUSE ]>>YEAH, YEAH, ACTUALLY, THEY WERE IN THE SAME STORAGE UNIT. THEY DIDN’T PAY ATTENTION TO THE BOOKS. I BAG AND BOARD THEM. I BAG THEM AND BOARD THEM AND PUT THEM IN THESE BOXES. ANYONE WHO COLLECTS COMICS KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.>>Jimmy: YOU HAVE TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NORDIC THIEVES.>>EXACTLY.>>Jimmy: WHAT’S THE FIRST ONE.>>MY FIRST APPEARANCE 181.>>Jimmy: DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT IT’S WORTH?>>THEY APPRAISED IT FOR ME. I THINK IT CAME IN AT $5,000.>>Jimmy: YOU’D NEVER PART WITH THAT.>>NO. NO.>>Jimmy: DO YOU EVER READ IT?>>I’VE READ IT, BUT I’VE NEVER OPEN THAD PART OPENED THAT PARTICULAR BOOK.>>Jimmy: THE PODCAST, IT’S LIKE SCRIPTED.>>IT’S SCRIPTED LIKE ACTUALLY ACTING, BUT YOU’RE IN A BOOTH.>>Jimmy: WAS THAT A DREAM COME TRUE FOR YOU?>>ANYTHING WITH MARVEL IS A DREAM COME TRUE. COY I COULD BE IN THE CREDITS FOR “AVENGERS” FOR SWEEPING THE FLOOR, LOADING THE CAMERA.>>Jimmy: DID YOU TELL THEM I’M A BIG FAN.>>I TRIED THAT, I PUT UP A PICTURE ON MY INSTAGRAM AND TOOK IT DOWN. I WORK OUT A LOT NOW.>>Jimmy: THAT EXPLAINS ALL YOUR MUSCLES.>>SO I’M TRYING TO TELL THEM, I HAVE A SUPER HERO’S PHYSIQUE. I’M READY. NOT TO MENTION THAT I FIGHT CRIME AT NIGHT. ONCE I LEAVE HERE, I’M GOING TO BE A BUSY DUDE.>>Jimmy: YOU’RE TOO REAL FOR THEM.>>THAT’S WHAT IT IS.>>Jimmy: IT’S VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU. I’M SORRY ABOUT THE SKIS. THAT’S REALLY DISAPPOINTING. BUT METHOD MAN! WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE PODCAST?>>MARVELS. ALSO, NIKE. THEM DUNKS, I’M GOING TO NEED A PAIR. I SAID IT HERE ON JIMMY KIMMEL.>>Jimmy: YOU DON’T HAVE ONE?>>NO.

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