Terry Crews On Hosting ‘AGT: The Champions’: ‘Best Of The Best’ | TODAY
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Terry Crews On Hosting ‘AGT: The Champions’: ‘Best Of The Best’ | TODAY


>>>WE ARE BACK ABOUT 8:36 WITH>>>WE ARE BACK ABOUT 8:36 WITH THE JALKCK OF ALL TRADES, MR. THE JALKCK OF ALL TRADES, MR. TERRY CREWS HIMSELF. TERRY CREWS HIMSELF.>>HE’S THE NEW HOST OF>>HE’S THE NEW HOST OF AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, THE AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, THE CHAMPIONS. CHAMPIONS. THIS SEASON THE MOST TALENTED, THIS SEASON THE MOST TALENTED, MEMORABLE AND ALL AROUND FAN MEMORABLE AND ALL AROUND FAN FAVORITE ACTS ARE RETURNING TO FAVORITE ACTS ARE RETURNING TO COMPETE FOR THE ULTIMATE TITLE. COMPETE FOR THE ULTIMATE TITLE. TERRY, GOOD MORNING. TERRY, GOOD MORNING.>>WE GOT A PHONE CALL AND IT’S>>WE GOT A PHONE CALL AND IT’S AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, WERE YOU AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, WERE YOU JUST FLIPPING OUT? JUST FLIPPING OUT?>>I WAS FLIPPING OUT.>>I WAS FLIPPING OUT. MY WIFE WAS IN THE KITCHEN. MY WIFE WAS IN THE KITCHEN. I LITERALLY GOT UP ON THE I LITERALLY GOT UP ON THE COUNTER AND I WAS LIKE OH, MY COUNTER AND I WAS LIKE OH, MY GOD. GOD. SHE WAS LIKE GET OUT. SHE WAS LIKE GET OUT.>>PERFECT SHOW FOR YOU.>>PERFECT SHOW FOR YOU.>>IT’S ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.>>IT’S ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. FIRST OF ALL, IT’S THE WORLD’S FIRST OF ALL, IT’S THE WORLD’S BIGGEST TALENT SHOW. BIGGEST TALENT SHOW. YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT 194 YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT 194 TERRITORIES ALL AROUND THE TERRITORIES ALL AROUND THE WORLD. WORLD. THE GOT TALENT FRANCHISE IS THE GOT TALENT FRANCHISE IS HUMONGOUS AND I AM THE MOST HUMONGOUS AND I AM THE MOST HUMONGOUS HOST OF ALL TIME. HUMONGOUS HOST OF ALL TIME.>>HOW HUMONGOUS ARE YOU?>>HOW HUMONGOUS ARE YOU? HOW BIG? HOW BIG?>>245 POUNDS, 6’3″, BIGGEST>>245 POUNDS, 6’3″, BIGGEST HOST EVER FOR THE BIGGEST SHOW HOST EVER FOR THE BIGGEST SHOW EVER. EVER. IT WAS JUST TOO PERFECT. IT WAS JUST TOO PERFECT. IT WAS A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN. IT WAS A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN. WHEN I WALKED UP ON STAGE, IT WHEN I WALKED UP ON STAGE, IT WAS LIKE I HAD ALREADY BEEN WAS LIKE I HAD ALREADY BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS. DOING IT FOR YEARS.>>REALLY?>>REALLY?>>IT FELT LIKE A WARM GLOVE.>>IT FELT LIKE A WARM GLOVE. IT WAS AWESOME. IT WAS AWESOME.>>DON’T YOU KIND OF CONNECT>>DON’T YOU KIND OF CONNECT WITH THESE FOLKS, TOO? WITH THESE FOLKS, TOO? HERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE JUST HERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE JUST PUTTING IT OUT THERE. PUTTING IT OUT THERE. THEY’RE GOING FOR IT, AND I THEY’RE GOING FOR IT, AND I MEAN, TO ME THAT’S YOU. MEAN, TO ME THAT’S YOU. LIKE YOU WENT OUT THERE, YOU LIKE YOU WENT OUT THERE, YOU SAID I HAVE A DREAM. SAID I HAVE A DREAM. YOU WERE IN THE NFL, YOU’RE LIKE YOU WERE IN THE NFL, YOU’RE LIKE I’M GOING SOMEWHERE ELSE. I’M GOING SOMEWHERE ELSE. I’M GOING TO PURSUE MY TALENTS. I’M GOING TO PURSUE MY TALENTS. YOU SEEM LIKE YOU’RE THE EXACT YOU SEEM LIKE YOU’RE THE EXACT PERSON THAT COULD CONNECT WITH PERSON THAT COULD CONNECT WITH THAT. THAT.>>YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND, I AM>>YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND, I AM A LITTLE KID FROM FLINT, A LITTLE KID FROM FLINT, MICHIGAN. MICHIGAN. I REMEMBER LOOKING OUT MY WINDOW I REMEMBER LOOKING OUT MY WINDOW GOING ONE DAY I’M GOING TO DO GOING ONE DAY I’M GOING TO DO SOMETHING. SOMETHING. ONE DAY I’M GOING TO MAKE IT. ONE DAY I’M GOING TO MAKE IT. TO BE WHERE I’M AT, THE FACT TO BE WHERE I’M AT, THE FACT THAT I’M HERE RIGHT NOW JUST THAT I’M HERE RIGHT NOW JUST BLOWS MY MIND. BLOWS MY MIND. THIS IS THE SAME STORY THAT EACH THIS IS THE SAME STORY THAT EACH ONE OF THESE ABOUTS HAVECTS HAVE ONE OF THESE ABOUTS HAVECTS HAVE THESE ARE GUYS WHO HAVE BEEN THESE ARE GUYS WHO HAVE BEEN PRACTICING THESE THINGS IN THEIR PRACTICING THESE THINGS IN THEIR BASEMENTS, IN THEIR ROOMS, IN BASEMENTS, IN THEIR ROOMS, IN THEIR GYMS, WHEREVER THEY’RE AT THEIR GYMS, WHEREVER THEY’RE AT THEY’RE SINGING TO A SMALL THEY’RE SINGING TO A SMALL LITTLE GROUP, AND ALL OF A LITTLE GROUP, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU’RE ON THE WORLD SUDDEN YOU’RE ON THE WORLD STAGE. STAGE. SIMON GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO SIMON GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO REALLY BLOW YOUR THING UP, AND REALLY BLOW YOUR THING UP, AND THEY BECOME WORLDWIDE SUPER THEY BECOME WORLDWIDE SUPER STARS. STARS. THIS IS THE BEST OF THE BEST. THIS IS THE BEST OF THE BEST.>>BACK TO YOUR WORLD AND YOUR>>BACK TO YOUR WORLD AND YOUR LIFE, I KNOW YOU WERE UP AGAINST LIFE, I KNOW YOU WERE UP AGAINST A LOT OF STRUGSTRUGGLES. A LOT OF STRUGSTRUGGLES. I’M SURE PEOPLE TOLD YOU YOU I’M SURE PEOPLE TOLD YOU YOU CAN’T, BUT WHEN YOU WERE ON THE CAN’T, BUT WHEN YOU WERE ON THE YOUR KNEES WHAT WAS IT THAT MADE YOUR KNEES WHAT WAS IT THAT MADE YOU SAY THIS ISN’T GOING TO BE YOU SAY THIS ISN’T GOING TO BE MY LAST DAY TRYING THIS. MY LAST DAY TRYING THIS. I’M GOING TO GO ONE MORE DAY. I’M GOING TO GO ONE MORE DAY. WHAT WAS IT? WHAT WAS IT?>>YOU KNOW IT’S FUNNY, THERE’S>>YOU KNOW IT’S FUNNY, THERE’S SEVERAL DIFFERENT INSPIRATIONS SEVERAL DIFFERENT INSPIRATIONS FOR THAT. FOR THAT. WHEN I LOOK AT THE PEOPLE WHO WHEN I LOOK AT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE WHO NEVER GOT A HAVE GONE BEFORE WHO NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO DO THE THINGS I’M CHANCE TO DO THE THINGS I’M DOING. DOING. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? I LOOK AT THE BACK OF MY LIFE, I LOOK AT THE BACK OF MY LIFE, I’VE HAD FAMILY MEMBERS AND I’VE HAD FAMILY MEMBERS AND DIFFERENT PEOPLE WHO WERE LIKE DIFFERENT PEOPLE WHO WERE LIKE ONE DAY, MAN, I WISH I COULD ONE DAY, MAN, I WISH I COULD HAVE, AND THEY NEVER DID. HAVE, AND THEY NEVER DID. AL AL ALL THEY DID IS TELL YOU. ALL THEY DID IS TELL YOU. AND I WAS LIKE THAT’S NOT GOING AND I WAS LIKE THAT’S NOT GOING TO BE ME. TO BE ME.>>WHAT’S THE SPECIAL SAUCE?>>WHAT’S THE SPECIAL SAUCE? HOW DID YOU GET THAT COURAGE? HOW DID YOU GET THAT COURAGE?>>IT STARTS WITH LITTLE SMALL>>IT STARTS WITH LITTLE SMALL THINGS, THE LITTLE CHANCES THAT THINGS, THE LITTLE CHANCES THAT YOU TAKE, THE LITTLE VICTORIES. YOU TAKE, THE LITTLE VICTORIES. I ALWAYS TELL EVERYBODY IT’S I ALWAYS TELL EVERYBODY IT’S REALLY ABOUT, YOU KNOW, STARTING REALLY ABOUT, YOU KNOW, STARTING SMALL BUT THINKING BIG. SMALL BUT THINKING BIG. FOR ME IT WAS LIKE THE ONE — FOR ME IT WAS LIKE THE ONE — YOU KNOW, A PERFECT EXAMPLE. YOU KNOW, A PERFECT EXAMPLE. MY MOTHER WAS VERY, VERY STRICT MY MOTHER WAS VERY, VERY STRICT BECAUSE FLINT, MICHIGAN, WAS BECAUSE FLINT, MICHIGAN, WAS VERY ROUGH. VERY ROUGH. SHE WOULDN’T LET ME DO TALENT SHE WOULDN’T LET ME DO TALENT SHOWS. SHOWS. SHE WOULDN’T LET ME PERFORM. SHE WOULDN’T LET ME PERFORM. I SAID, MA, HOW ABOUT I HOST A I SAID, MA, HOW ABOUT I HOST A TALENT SHOW. TALENT SHOW. LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, I LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, I HOSTED MY HIGH SCHOOL TALENT HOSTED MY HIGH SCHOOL TALENT SHOW. SHOW. I NEVER SAW THAT I WOULD BE I NEVER SAW THAT I WOULD BE HOSTING THE BIGGEST TALENT SHOW HOSTING THE BIGGEST TALENT SHOW IN THE WORLD. IN THE WORLD.>>THAT’S LIKE FULL CIRCLE.>>THAT’S LIKE FULL CIRCLE.>>I’M TRYING TO TELL YOU IT>>I’M TRYING TO TELL YOU IT STARTS SMALL. STARTS SMALL. IT’S THESE KIND OF THINGS THAT IT’S THESE KIND OF THINGS THAT YOU DON’T KNOW, BUT YOU HAVE TO YOU DON’T KNOW, BUT YOU HAVE TO RISK IT. RISK IT. YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE CHANCE TO YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE CHANCE TO GET OUT THERE AND TRY IT. GET OUT THERE AND TRY IT. I CALL MYSELF UNEMBARRASSABLE I CALL MYSELF UNEMBARRASSABLE BECAUSE THE DEAL IS IF YOU MESS BECAUSE THE DEAL IS IF YOU MESS UP, YOU KNOW WHAT? UP, YOU KNOW WHAT? HEY, I MESSED UP A WORD. HEY, I MESSED UP A WORD. I DID THIS. I DID THIS. PEOPLE DIDN’T CARE, BUT YOU KNOW PEOPLE DIDN’T CARE, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? WHAT? NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR FAILURES. NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR FAILURES. THEY ONLY REMEMBER THE SUCCESS. THEY ONLY REMEMBER THE SUCCESS.>>WHAT DO FAMILY MEMBERS,>>WHAT DO FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS WHO KNEW YOU WHEN YOU FRIENDS WHO KNEW YOU WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE TERRY CREWS AND THEY WERE LITTLE TERRY CREWS AND THEY SEE YOU, WHAT DO THEY THINK OF SEE YOU, WHAT DO THEY THINK OF YOUR SUCCESS? YOUR SUCCESS?>>I GET NOTHING BUT LOVE.>>I GET NOTHING BUT LOVE. YOU WANT TO DO YOUR PEOPLE YOU WANT TO DO YOUR PEOPLE PROUD. PROUD. NOBODY DOES THIS ALONE. NOBODY DOES THIS ALONE. YOU JUST DON’T. YOU JUST DON’T. I AM A SERIES OF HAPPY I AM A SERIES OF HAPPY ACCIDENTS, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? ACCIDENTS, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? PEOPLE WHO BELIEVED IN ME. PEOPLE WHO BELIEVED IN ME. TERRY CREWS, I’M GOING TO GIVE TERRY CREWS, I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU THAT SHOT. YOU THAT SHOT. YOU JUST COME OVER HERE. YOU JUST COME OVER HERE. I’M GOING TO PAY YOU FOR THAT. I’M GOING TO PAY YOU FOR THAT. THESE PEOPLE NOW LOOK AT ME THESE PEOPLE NOW LOOK AT ME LIKE, OH, MY GOD. LIKE, OH, MY GOD. I GOT AN E-MAIL FROM MY FIRST I GOT AN E-MAIL FROM MY FIRST GRADE TEACHER MS. SULLIVAN BACK GRADE TEACHER MS. SULLIVAN BACK IN FLINT, MICHIGAN, SHE WAS LIKE IN FLINT, MICHIGAN, SHE WAS LIKE I KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO MAKE I KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO MAKE IT. IT. I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT. YOU WAS LITERALLY WELLED UP. YOU WAS LITERALLY WELLED UP. I WAS IN TEARS BECAUSE YOU GO I WAS IN TEARS BECAUSE YOU GO YOU ARE DOING IT FOR THEM. YOU ARE DOING IT FOR THEM. IT’S NOT JUST YOU BECAUSE THESE IT’S NOT JUST YOU BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE PUT THINGS INTO YOU THAT PEOPLE PUT THINGS INTO YOU THAT ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU CAN MAKE — ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU CAN MAKE — YOU CAN MAKE THEIR WORLD BETTER. YOU CAN MAKE THEIR WORLD BETTER. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? IT’S GREAT. IT’S GREAT.>>YOU’RE DOING SO MUCH.>>YOU’RE DOING SO MUCH. I LITERALLY HAVE TWO PAMGGES OF I LITERALLY HAVE TWO PAMGGES OF THINGS. THINGS. YOU ALSO HAVE BROOKLYN YOU ALSO HAVE BROOKLYN NINE-NINE. NINE-NINE. YOU’RE INTO DESIGN. YOU’RE INTO DESIGN. YOU’VE GOT IT ALL GOING ON. YOU’VE GOT IT ALL GOING ON. TELL ME ABOUT BROOKLYN NINE-NINE TELL ME ABOUT BROOKLYN NINE-NINE NINE-NINE. NINE-NINE. THE SERIES WAS RESCUED AND NOW THE SERIES WAS RESCUED AND NOW IT’S ON NBC, WHICH I JUST THINK IT’S ON NBC, WHICH I JUST THINK IS AWESOME. IS AWESOME.>>WE’RE A ZOMBIE SHOW.>>WE’RE A ZOMBIE SHOW. WE WERE KILLED. WE WERE KILLED. IT WAS OVER. IT WAS OVER. I’LL NEVER FORGET, IT WAS DONE. I’LL NEVER FORGET, IT WAS DONE. WE WERE GHOSTS. WE WERE GHOSTS. WE WERE LIKE, OH, MY GOD. WE WERE LIKE, OH, MY GOD. WHAT JUST HAPPENED, AND 30 HOURS WHAT JUST HAPPENED, AND 30 HOURS LATER NBC PICKED US UP AND IT’S LATER NBC PICKED US UP AND IT’S BEEN BETTER THAN EVER. BEEN BETTER THAN EVER. LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, WE LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, WE USUALLY WENT ON IN THE FALL, BUT USUALLY WENT ON IN THE FALL, BUT NOW THAT WE’RE COMING ON IN THE NOW THAT WE’RE COMING ON IN THE WINTER, PEOPLE HAVE HAD A CHANCE WINTER, PEOPLE HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO BINGE WATCH, AND FANS ARE TO BINGE WATCH, AND FANS ARE LIKE LET ME HEAR ABOUT THIS LIKE LET ME HEAR ABOUT THIS SHOW, AND THEN THEY LOVE IT. SHOW, AND THEN THEY LOVE IT. I’M TRYING TO TELL YOU, OUR FAN I’M TRYING TO TELL YOU, OUR FAN BASE IS RABID. BASE IS RABID. LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA DEMANDED. LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA DEMANDED. WHAT ARE YOU ALL DOING? WHAT ARE YOU ALL DOING? MARK HAMILL, SEAN ASTIN. MARK HAMILL, SEAN ASTIN.>>YOU’RE GOT TO TELL US WHAT>>YOU’RE GOT TO TELL US WHAT HAPPENED WITH TARAJI P.’S RING. HAPPENED WITH TARAJI P.’S RING.>>I SEE THIS RING FLY OFF INTO>>I SEE THIS RING FLY OFF INTO THE AIR. THE AIR. IT LANDS ON THE GROUND. IT LANDS ON THE GROUND. THEY’RE PUSHING US OUT. THEY’RE PUSHING US OUT. IT’S A CROWD. IT’S A CROWD. I TELL EVERYBODY JUST GET BACK, I TELL EVERYBODY JUST GET BACK, GET BACK. GET BACK. WE GET DOWN ON OUR HANDS AND WE GET DOWN ON OUR HANDS AND KNEES. KNEES. SOMEONE FINDS IT, BUT I MADE SOMEONE FINDS IT, BUT I MADE SURE IT WENT BACK TO HER HANDS SURE IT WENT BACK TO HER HANDS AND I LITERALLY CLEARED THE AND I LITERALLY CLEARED THE CROWD. CROWD. I WAS CROWD CONTROL, AND THE DAY I WAS CROWD CONTROL, AND THE DAY WAS SAVED. WAS SAVED. IT WAS SO COOL. IT WAS SO COOL.>>TERRY.>>TERRY. WE LOVE YOU. WE LOVE YOU. YOU’RE OUR HERO. YOU’RE OUR HERO.>>YOU’RE GOING TO COME BACK,>>YOU’RE GOING TO COME BACK, THOUGH? THOUGH? YOU’RE GOING TO COME BACK THE YOU’RE GOING TO COME BACK THE FOURTH HOUR AND CO-HOST WITH ME FOURTH HOUR AND CO-HOST WITH ME AND JENNY TODAY. AND JENNY TODAY.>>I CAN’T WAIT.>>I CAN’T WAIT.>>YOU CAN CATCH AMERICA’S GOT

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