Live! With Kelly and Michael

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Announcer: It's "live with kelly and michael"! Today, academy award winning actor colin firth! And, from the new film "heaven is for real," margo martindale. Plus, iconic cars the world loves, as we wrap up "live's" auto show week. All next on "live!"

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Announcer: Now here are kelly ripa and michael strahan!

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Kelly: Hi everybody! Hi! It's friday, april 18, 2014. It is good friday, everybody. Good friday. Which means easter sunday is upon us this weekend. So for all of you celebrating, happy easter in advance.


Very interested about this, you might like to know what your bunny name is! Would you all like to know your bunny name?

Michael: Yes.

Kelly: There's a bunny name directry, I bet you didn't know that. You did know? Oh my gosh, ok.

Michael: You know that? Ok.


Kelly: Michael strahan, would you like to hear your bunny name? Your bunny name is sparkles sunshine.


Michael: Sparkle sunshine strahan?

Kelly: No, just sparkle sunshine.

Michael: I kind of like it.

Kelly: Michael gelman, would you like to know your bunny name?

Gelman: I would.

Kelly: Sparkle baby. Oh! Art moore, I bet you're curious aren't you?

Michael: What are you, art?

Kelly: Oh, this is very appropriate, lily cottontail.


Gelman: Yeah, that's art, uh-huh.

Michael: And what is yours?

Kelly: Oh good, I'm dwhrad you asked what mine was. Dizzy snuggle bunny.


Lori, do you want to know yours? Wild sunshine. Wild sunshine.

Michael: I can see it. You are a wild woman, yes.

Kelly: Love it.

Michael: What is it?

Kelly: Daily dish magazine has this, you can find your bunny name. They have a series, encoded with the alphabet, series of letters that coincide with the first letter of your first name and the first letter of your last name and it all lines up.

Michael: So for everybody out there on easter, if you don't call me sparkle sunshine, I'm not answering.

Kelly: You're sparkle sunshine and I'm dizzy snugglebunny.

Kelly: We should have said here are sparkle sunshine and dizzy snugglebunny.

Michael: Yes. You drink coffee in the morning don't you?

Kelly: Yes I do. Sometimes with vodka and sometimes without.


Michael: Nothing wrong with that.

Kelly: I'm just kidding. Everybody knows it's kahlua, not vodka.

Michael: A little bailey's? There's a thing that says maybe sipping coffee may not bring out the flavor for you. You should gulp it down.

Kelly: Gulp it down? Like an espresso in italy?

Michael: My piece of advice, let it cool down.

Kelly: I've burned my throat doing that.

Michael: Wine is supposed to take that --

Kelly: Yes.

Michael: Then you do the wine like that. The coffee, you just go, and the italians did the study, so you know it's right. Yeah.

Kelly: My friend charlie gifford does this thing where he takes a sip of wine and he does this, ready?

Michael: Oh, oh!

Kelly: And I don't know what that does, but I'm fascinated watching him drink a glass of wine.

Michael: I know what it does.

Kelly: What does it do?

Michael: It drives the people around you crazy!


Kelly: No, normally it would make me crazy but there's something about it that I find oddly soothing.

Michael: It would drive me nuts.

Kelly: He has jacuzzi mouth.

Michael: I remember my dad, this is how he drank his coffee every day.

Kelly: Oh yeah, that's my dad.

Michael: Oh!


Kelly: The other day, the other day in the makeup and hair room I drank my coffee, and did you ever have this happen, where it's hot, and you know it's hot, what are you going to do? You're not going to spit it out all over everybody else. You swallow it, not only does your tongue and the roof of your mouth, but it's burning your throat, it's going all the way down, I felt the burn all the way down!

Michael: You know that never happened to me. You know why?

Kelly: Why.

Michael: Because if it's too hoot, I go -- and the wind comes through.


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Kelly: In a hurricane, they hide children behind my teeth.

Michael: Your teeth are all together.

Kelly: There's no wind getting past my teeth.

Michael: I've got like an open window.

Kelly: You know, I never get enough of these stories and I'm going to bore you with another one, because it's friday, so it must mean a woman giving birth outside of the hospital day.

Michael: What what?

Kelly: Long island woman. This happens to long island women a lot. Maybe we hear about it more because we're in new york, but this does happen to long island women a lot. She gave birth to a pair of baby boys. One on the sidewalk. Hey, and the second one in the ambulance. Ok, there you go. The ambulance did make it there in time.

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Michael: See, that's going to be trouble. That's trouble. Because when they grow up and get into a fight. Mama didn't care so much about you, she had you on the sidewalk! Could create some tension in the relationship between the brothers.

Kelly: Everybody's doing well, you'll be happy to know. Hey said that officers delivered them right on the street in front of the stunned early morning drivers who were passing by.

Michael: Talking about rubbernecking. That traffic was bad.


Kelly: A good nature lesson for your kids. You don't really have to answer any questions after that. Right? Where do babies come from? They come from miami beach am avenue.


Everybody knows that!

Michael: Everybody knows that. And I'm excited about this, because I grew up watching this show.

Kelly: Ok.

Michael: And now they're going to make a broadway play out of it.

Kelly: Yes.

Michael: Soul train! Cheers and applause]

Kelly: If if there was a show that identified my childhood, that was the show.

Michael: Oh yeah. The creator of "rock of ages" is going to create the soul train musical. Who here at a good party as not busted out a soul train line?

Kelly: Oh, everybody.

Michael: We do it at our staff parties.

Kelly: Everybody does. You have to.

Michael: Look at him at the camera going yeah, we get it in.


Kelly: How long do they say it's going to take? Because it takes like 10 years to write a musical.

Michael: It did not say.

Kelly: Are we going to be alive to see this musical?

Michael: Yes, hopefully we will be alive. Soul train originated back in 1970. Don cornelius. Used to have marvin gay. Prince was on there. When he says destiny child, I'm like really? They seem so young. They were part of soul train. Syndication ended in 2006.

Kelly: Don't forget on easter monday we will be doing a split show between here and new york city and washington, d.c.

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Michael: I'm going to be at the white house for the annual easter egg roll andly be talking with the first lady, michelle obama. So that's going to be very exciting. Can't wait to sit down.

Kelly: Oh, and you have to mention to her that whoopi goldberg wants to be an ambassador somewhere. You have to work that in. Because I always think, we make things happen for people here. It's happened a bunch of times where, actresses have said on the show, oh I've always dreamed about playing this or that and then they come back and say I said it on the air and then the casting director saw it and cast me in it. I can't believe it. And so, so you have to make sure you do that. And we would just like to say, we would like to move to hawaii and do the show there in case there's any -- any people in positions of power watching this show.

Michael: Whoopi doesn't realize I can't tell them where she's going to go. She might end up somewhere like north pole or something. I don't know. She'll be an ambassador to something.

Kelly: The north pole isn't so bad is it?


No, it's not so bad.

Michael: So you're going to be holding down the fort here in the studio.

Kelly: Yes I am. There's a whole show. Cheers and applause]

For those of us in the audience, it's going to be something to see. I know gelman says there won't be a delay, but whether there's a delay or not, I'm going to pretend there is.


Michael: Yes.

Kelly: Because I'm bratty like that. And hey, also one more thing because I know it's allergy season, it is allergy season. Sneezes and coughs, just so you know, project germs farther than previously thought. Each time you sneeze or cough, you may be sending a mini cold across the room. A germ-filled weather system. That's correct. Scientists have previously assumed mucus could only fly a couple of feet. A couple of feet? That's far!


Michael: It's a cloud.

Lly: They traveled the favertest given their greatest mass. What? This is too depressing.


Michael: Even if I'm walking down the street, someone sneezes, I cross. I don't walk through your cloud of mucus.

Kelly: I hold my breath. I'm like --


Michael: No, I hold my breath too but you can't walk through it because. You'll get a mucas membrane all over your face. But I hate the airplane. You ever get on the airplane, all of a sudden someone decides to have a coughing sneezing fitted? It's like, come on man, I just saw you sitting out there waiting, you weren't sneezing or coughing at all! I can't hold my breath for eight hours.


Kelly: I try. Yes, people in the masks are smart. Anytime I see somebody traveling in a surgical mask, a lot of people are afraid of the people in the surgical mask. I see them as the smartest people in the room.


They are the most protected.

Michael: I used to have this thing you put around your neck, a personal protector. It kept this area around your face kind of cleared up.

Kelly: You know what else does that? If you wear a snake around your neck.


Michael: I'll stick with the other thing.

Kelly: Just a snake, people are like, they walk around you.

Michael: This kept the air around you clean, so if anybody sneezed, you didn't have to go -- you could just live with it.

Kelly: So where did that go?

Michael: I lost it.


I don't know what happened to it.

Kelly: Where do these things go?

Michael: I'm so unorganized. Cover your coffee or sip your coffee, whatever your going to do over there miss lady, because it is time to spring it on.

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>> [The go-go's "we've got the beat" playing]

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Kelly: Hey, today's trivia dancer is from baltimore, maryland!

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I am the queen of screwing up lyrics to songs and I yawsed to think the name of that song was they've got two feet. They've got two feet! They got two feet!


Michael: I hope they do. Hey, that was a great job, great job. You were throwing your hips around, I'll tell you that.

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Well everybody, let's say hello to ann from fort myers, florida. Nice and warm in fort myers. Hey ann, how are you?

Caller: I'm fine. Good morning michael, good morning kelly.

Kelly: Hey, good morning, ann. Where are you right now? You're not in fort myers are you?

Caller: No, I'm in orlando with some family members today. We're having a good time.

Kelly: That's nice. I always wonder where people from fort myers, florida go. They go to orlando, florida.

Caller: Yes, yes. We're having a good time.

Michael: So what are your easter plans?

Caller: Easter plans, we're going to go back to fort myers, and me, the mama, I'm going to do all the cooking. We're going to have a good time there.

Michael: Nice.

Kelly: Let's spin the wheel and see what you're playing for, probably a trip to florida.


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Michael: No way! No way!

Kelly: Oh, this is a great prize, ann, you're going to love this, the la playa beach club and resort in naples, florida.


Eight days, seven nights, just pack up the kids and the car and the whole thing --


Includes breakfast and lunch daily. Who cares about dinner? You can go home for that.


Two spa treatments per person, round trip courtesy of hot wire, valued at $7700. You have 20 seconds and one guess, ann. It never fails.

Caller: Thank you.

Michael: Earlier this week we talked with billy bob thornton. For what nfl team did he kiddingly claim to be the back-up quarterback?

Caller: This one I'm not too sure of.

Michael: What's a popular football team? Just throw it out there.

Caller: Giants?


Michael: I like your enthusiasm because I'm here and I played for the giants, but it was the dallas cowboys.

Kelly: Listen, listen, don't worry, you can still get in the car and drive there anywhere.


Nobody's stopping you. Nobody is stopping you from going to the la playa beach club and resort. Ok?

Caller: Thank you, thank you.

Kelly: You still get a great prize. You will each receive eight place settings of american made fine china valued at more than $500. So please pick a number between 1-223.

Aller: Number nine please?

Michael: Number nine right there.

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And ann, thank you for playing! Ma'am, thank you, congratulations. Stay right there everybody. When we come back, colin firth is here. Cheers and applause]

Announcer: Still ahead on "live," we wrap up auto show week with a look at some classic cars celebrating major milestones. Actress margo martindale. And coming up next, colin firth.

Kelly: He's a multitalented, award-winning actor and it's always great to have him here. Please wem the sexy colin firth!

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Michael: You know, I must say, I'm looking and I'm thinking this man is a man who is in shape! You've been working out.

Kelly: Yes, you're sexier than normal even.

>> Coming here, you know, I get kelly always calls me sexy colin firth. And to have an athlete tell me I'm in shape is that's motive enough. Thank you very much.

Michael: You've been working out?

>> I'm letting it slide now.

Kelly: Oh.

>> My lunging and squatting career was brief and short-lived. But no, they had me on quite a regime. I was doing my first action 52.e, at the age of so I had this team of like the league of extraordinary gentlemen, there was a kung fu expert, a boxing guy, a special forces guy, trying to put some animation into my lower body.


Michael: Any luck?

>> It took about a month to get anything going. And an extraordinary array of what seemed exotic injuries really. I was injured in places I I'd never heard of.


I was having to get out of the way of objects, because I'm surrounded by train stunt guys. And basically what you're doing, I was pretending to fight them. What it is is it's a dance, it's not a fight. I was being trained by fighters to dance. And you have to get those steps up to speed, except if you don't -- if you get the step wrong, something hits you. I got injured by a gun. Not that was fired but it just clubbed me across the head.


Because I was in the wrong place. The other thing that happens with guns is self-inflicted injuries, because you pull a thing and all -- I've never really held one, but it jumps.

Kelly: Did you have a hard time holding still and keeping your eyes open while firing?

>> No, I could keep my eyes open.

Kelly: That's the hardest part.

>> There are people who never can. I never knew this. The firearms guy came the first test is to see a slightly shocking bang, you know, I'm a rather demure englishman.


Kelly: Yes.

>> And a lot of people will just have the reflex, the blink reflex. I believe it was -- one of the people who played bond. Let's not name names.

Kelly: No, please, let's name names.

>> Well, you've only got about six to choose from. But apparently there is no shot of his face hen the gun goes off.

Kelly: Because he blinks every time.

Michael: I hear your accent.

Kelly: So posh.

Michael: And "the king's speech," one of my favorite movies, absolutely love the movie!

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Loved it. So, I am always on the show trying to learn an accent. And I am ridiculed and my feelings are hurt

Kelly: Do, show colin how good you are at it.

Michael: What do you want me say?

Kelly: Ask colin if he would like to have a spot of tea.

Michael: Colin, would you like to have a spot of -- colin, hang on. Ok, now ask him with your british accent. Go.

Michael: You were in "the king's speech" so I figured you could be my speech therapist. Is there any way you can help me. Bam! There we go.

>> That sounded exactly like an in ishman who spent a lot jamaica.


In "the king's speech" they made me roll around on the floor, you remember all that stuff in

Michael: You do not want me to do that.

>> You could try that. I think if you roll on the floor and you stand up, you will say woul

>> Now --

Michael: Would you like a spot of tea?


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Michael: Bam! Genius!

Kelly: What's the problem? What's the problem?

Kelly: It was brilliant.

Michael: Next time I go to london I got to roll on the floor to ask for anything.


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Kelly: We're going to take a commercial break. We're going to come back and find out ha colin's special relationship is with nicole kidman. I cannot wait to find out.

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Hen we return with colin firth.

Announcer: Still ahead on "live," from the new film "heaven is for real," margo martindale. R.

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Michael: We are back with colin firth, star of the new movie "the railway man." This is a true story about a british soldier who was cap sured during world war ii. Were you familiar with this piece in history when you took this role?

>> Only very, very vaguely. It's a gigantic piece of history. You would think giving the scale of the horror and the numbers of people that were involved, it would be first thing on the history textbooks. And of course, we see a lot of world war ii stuff, you have to look at the history channel, it's endless, world war ii movies. But nothing about what was going on in thailand and burma, which was mass slavery. The fall of sing pore in 1942, 50,000 the japanese. And to build a railway through the jungle in slave conditions.

Kelly: You play one of these men?

>> Well, a hundred thousand men died. He was tortured horrendously. The film actually doesn't go that far into that. You get an idea of what happened, but it's not a big movie. torture but it doesn't stop with the experience, it goes on with your life. Because he comes home, bottles it up. This stuff happens now. How do you come home with all those scars?

Kelly: Of course.

>> And it will effect your marriage and all that. So it affected his marriage, his children. And his wife was an incredibly loving and determined woman. Who was being mentally tortured by him --

Kelly: Because this is what he knows now?

>> This is his reality now.

Kelly: And nicole kidman plays your wife.

>> Nicole plays any wife and she encouraged him to do something about it. He was hellbent on vengeance, most of what he thought about for decades was I want to find the guy who did this and I want to do to him what he did to me. The film deals with that. He actually extraordinarily, in reality, discovered where he was, and went to thailand with the intention of killing him.

Michael: Wow.

>> The rest would probably be a spoiler, but there are twists and turns after that.

Michael: I hear that you and nicole kidman, first time working together but you have built quite a relationship on set.

>> Yes, we're going for the box set now.


Kelly: No kidding?

>> It works to do that. We have a relationship which is sort of serial mo nag michigan in various forms.

Kelly: What is it about you two? When you met, what clicked for you?

>> It's hard to put your finger -- it's an undefineable thing with afinity. The obvious things, she's talented, incredibly versatile, curious about a variety of different things. Also, we do a very bizarre job. You meet somebody at 7:00 in the morning, maybe for the first time, you kill them at 9:00, you marry them at 11:00, and then have lunch. You know, you got a lot of ground to cover. Very, very quickly with someone who is a relatively stranger. Meet your daughter, meet your father. If you've worked with that person, and you have built a lot of trust and you have a shorthand, you cover that ground more quickly. We kind of know each other's language.

Kelly: That's true.

Michael: We're going to watch a click. Here, lomax learns that a can'tor for much of his torture is still alive. And here is colin firth in "the railway man."

>> He's alive?

>> And is living off it. With tourists, holidays. 've had it translated. Look him up. He won't have a clue you're coming.

>> The years I spent imagining I und him, making him beg, .aking him scream I've nursed myself to sleep on that sound.

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Michael: Whoo.

Kelly: Incredible. I'm nervous.

Michael: That's a tense movie. "the railway man" is in theaters now. Make sure you go check it out everybody! Colin firth!

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Kelly: Hey, coming up next, margo martindale is here so stick around.

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Kelly: "justified," "the americans," "the millers" and "august: Osage county" are only a few of her many credits. Please welcome the very busy, the very talented emmy-award winner margo martindale!

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Kelly: You know, I love the backstory of you margo.

>> And what is that?

Kelly: I heard that you taught, before you became a professional actress, you taught acting? Uniquely somewhere unique.

>> I taught acting when I was 16 and 17 for the criminally insane men.


Michael: Really?

Kelly: In a prison.

>> In a prison. Maximum security unit.

Michael: Hold on. How does a 16 and 17-year-old get a job like that?

>> Being really, really stupid.


Kelly: And so, were people who are criminally insane good actors?

>> Really great actors.

Kelly: No kidding?

>> Unbelievable.

Kelly: Did you learn a lot from them?

>> I fit right from.


Michael: You know, you did that job, kind of prepare you for your role as mags bennett? "justified"?

>> I've been preparing for her since I was 5 years old. Had an ar orphannage in my backyard and I tortured a lot of children. I'm just kidding.


Kelly: She means that in a funny way.

Michael: So all the neighborhood kids would come over and hang out?

>> I had the beauty shop, I did the original steel magnolias so that started me doing hair. I cut a lot of kids hair in my backyard.

Michael: How old were you?

>> I was 7.

Michael: You were cutting hair at 7?

Kelly: Old enough to climb up on the kitchen counter and get the scissors.


>> That's exactly right. A lot of parents are really mad at me.

Kelly: Now, you do so many great films, you've worked repeatedly with meryl streep. Not just "august: Osage county"

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>> Very, very lucky to have gotten to play her sister.

Michael: But you said something about her. You said her hosting ability irritates you?

>> Well, she's good at everything.

Kelly: I know. I know.

>> I mean, she can cook and talk and wash dishes and polish the silver ware and entertain and serve all at the same time.

Kelly: She makes it look easy? Like there's never --

>> Like it's falling off a log.

Kelly: It's really incredible.

Michael: That bothers you?

>> It really bothers me.

Kelly: I'm with you. I know that rage.

>> I'm much too more us have to be a hoist es.

Michael: I heard after "august: Osage county," she gave everybody a gift when you wrapped.

>> She did -- she can paint --

Kelly: Of course she can, of course she can.

Michael: She painted one of everybody?

>> Everybody.

Michael: Made you so mad.

>> Framed, and framed them and signed them and had done that in her time off.


Kelly: She made the frames out

>> She sawed. She sawed the logs! Hammered them together! In she cut it down and whittled it into a frame.

>> It's so true!

Michael: I tell you right now, you don't have to worry about any of that from us. We're not going to irritate you because we're not getting you nothing.

>> I just want a car. That's all I want.

Kelly: Join the club.

>> Those are really nice.

Michael: I want to talk about this movie, "heaven is for real."

Kelly: I read this book. Did you read the book?

>> I tell you, I read half of the book and put it down because I started being a little skeptical.

Kelly: Really?

>> And I'm a person of faith, and I don't need proof that heaven is for real. Ut when I met the burkeos, I totally let all that go because I believed absolutely everything in this book.

Michael: Based on a true story.

>> Based on the true story.

Michael: The son who has surgery and comes out and claims to have visited heaven.

>> And I believe he did.

Michael: We want to take a look at the clip. In this scene, you and your pastor, played by greg kinnear, are visiting your son's grave site. Let's take a look at margo martindale in "heaven is for real."

>> You didn't let me down. You couldn't take my pain away and I didn't want it gone. For a while, pain was all I had for him. You don't have to save the world, todd. I believe that's already been one. Do you think my son went to heaven?

>> You think god loves my son ore than he loves yours?

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Kelly: I'm telling you --

Michael: We almost started crying sitting here.

Kelly: We're crying watching you, you move us, you certainly do. Margo martindale in "heaven is for real"! It's in theaters now, make sure you check margo out. We love having you here.

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Michael: When we come back, auto show anniversary celebration. Don't go anywhere, we'll be right back everybody.

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Michael: Doesn't get any better than that.

Announcer: With first lady michelle obama.

Kelly: It just got better than that!

Announcer: Plus christina hendricks.

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Michael: Well, it is time to celebrate! And that's exactly what's happening over at this year's auto show because it's not often that three very iconic cars celebrate major anniversaries all at the same time. Let's see who's turning 25, 50 and even 100! Here to show us is alan taylor from the drive.

>> It's my 15th year on this show.

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Kelly: It really is!

Michael: Your 15th year on the show?

>> So bang for the buck, here is e 25th anniversary mazda miata.

Kelly: I really like this color they've been showing.

>> This is soul red.

Michael: I can't believe 25 years.

>> Now you don't have the convertable, it folds right in there. Fun to drive car, right? More grassroots racing happens n a miata than anyone. So, just fun to drive, easy to drive.

Michael: You look good in that.

Kelly: This looks like it has my name written all over it.

Michael: That looks like kelly.

>> Nice, come on out.

Michael: But I love the retractable hard top because weather wise, pop, you feel safe.

Kelly: I love this nail color for finger nails.

>> It's called soul red. Yesterday was the actual 50th anniversary, you would have seen back in 1964 they unveiled the mustang for the first time.

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Michael: Yeah!

>> And they took it apart in six pieces and took it up the elevator. This is completely redesigned. You can get it with an eco boost, or v-8 engine.

Michael: Now, I hear the color yellow is significant.

>> Yes, the first one back on the empire state building in 1964 was yellow. Now, it's been completely redesigned, the body line is different, it has an independent rear suspension, it was always a straight axel, that's guy talk. But the point is, it handles better, gets better fuel economy, does all the safety you want it to do. And there's only 1964 of these going to be built for the special anniversary.

Kelly: Do you know how much this cost?

>> Mustangs start around $25,000, but you can bump them up to $70,000.

Michael: Really nice.

Kelly: Wow. We're going to find out which class of cars are turning 100. You're not going to want to miss this, so stick around.

Announcer: Monday on "live" from "mad men" christina hendricks. Esst-ra ls

Michael: We are back with alan taylor. Another anniversary car. What do we have?

>> And a world debut. So 100 years ago, dodge was born. The dodge brothers were very flamboyant, kind of like the strahan boys going to las vegas I understand. So in celebration of that, here is the new challenger.

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By the way, michael, michael --

Michael: Is this functional or just for looks?

>> It is fully functional.

Kelly: What is that?

>> It's connected to the engine. When the engine's shaking, it shakes, kind of like I'm bigger and meaner than you.

Kelly: Literally like he is speaking another language right now. Got a 4.6 hemmy engine --

Kelly: Ok alan, blah, blah, blah, blah.


Michael: Paddle shift?

>> Paddle shift. They have really taken the hundred years of dodge and looked at it and said what were the iconic cars? Well, the challenger in 1971 were so iconic. So they take a lot of those cues off of that car after the anniversary and they put it into this. So they've done all these little things that the car guy world will notice. But at the end of the day, it's all about safety. All these things that are also in here which is important. So you've got a muscle car that also has a lot of safety. And still get about 25 miles per hour even with that big engine.

Kelly: This would be considered a muscle car?

>> Yes.

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Kelly: Hey, listen, alan, I want to thank you so much. You educate us so much about all of these cars. Don't forget to visit the new york auto show, it opens today! Today everybody! So make sure you get your tiggets and get in there.

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Michael: Congrats on your 15 years on the show!

Kelly: My gosh!

Michael: And everybody stay right there, we're going to open up the inbox. When we come back.

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Kelly: Welcome to the inbox everybody. We have some entries to share from "live's" top fitness instructor. Now remember, all y'all, these are not necessarily finalists. So don't panic and don't freak out.

Michael: Yes. So, you want to go first?

Kelly: No, you go first.

Michael: Here's jessica from pennsylvania. She's been instructing group fitness classes going on seven years. Her job is to make you forget anything going on in your life. She teaches 21 classes a week at seven gyms for the last two years.

Kelly: This is marlene, she's from toronto. She first started her fitness business -- ok -- when she was 47 years old. She's now 56. She was at a lifetime high weight of 170 pounds on her 5'0" frame. Today she's 106 pounds and fitter than any woman half her age. They are inspired by her positive you can do it attitude.

Michael: Nice six pack! Nice six pack. Now this is adam from cleveland, ohio. He lost 125 pounds. He used to weigh 300 pounds, now he's 175 pounds. He said I know what it takes to get results for my client and keeps them coming back more. He keeps classes open, friendly and entertaining. That's the key this is what got me. One day I'll be doing drop splits in the middle of a routine, and the next day I'll be dancing in five inch heels to burlesque. Interesting class. Thank you, adam.

Kelly: You can find all the details on how to enter "live's" fitness, what is it? The top fitness instructor, top fitness instructor contest on our website. Go to Remember, there is a $10,000 grand prize on the line.

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There's a skype question, we have a skype question from kelly darby in collide, michigan. Hey kelly.

Caller: Hi, michael, hi kelly.

Michael: Hey so what kind of question do you have for us?

Caller: Ok, well with easter coming up, it made me kind of think of family traditions that we did as kids and that we continued on with our own children. And that was besides finding our hidden easter baskets we had to find one big gift. And one that I remember the most was the year that I got a donny osmond album as a gift. And it took me all morning to find it. Because it was hidden behind the couch in a piece of plywood so yeah, it was just a memorable one for me, a donnie osmond fan. So my question is do you have any traditions that you carry on with your kids that you did when you were children?

Kelly: I just remember, I don't carry on this tradition with my own kids, simply because I think hey would rebel and probably file for emancipation. But the easter bunny in our house used to leave us surprise baskets that, you know, how most easter baskets have jelly beans and chocolate bunnies in them, our easter baskets had fruit in them.


I said fruit.


Michael: You had the healthy bunny.

Kelly: Yeah, apples and oranges who wants a chocolate bunny when you can have an orange? What I always say.

Michael: See, we used to get the baskets with the chocolate and candy.

Kelly: Tell me what was that like? What did it taste like?

Michael: Delicious. Tastes just like oranges.


But then we used to always -- we used to do the easter egg hunt, dye the eggs, get hidden and have to go find them.

Kelly: Yeah, we still do that.

Michael: We want to thank you for your question. That's a very good question.

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Kelly: Yes, thank you. Monday, live from the white house, the first lady michelle obama!

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Michael: And, and in new york, here with you, from "mad men" christina hendricks will be here.

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Kelly: Yes. And an "american idol" finalist will perform for us.

Michael: Which will be awesome. And we want everybody to have a great weekend.

Kelly: Happy3

>> Ellen: Celebrating 11 seasons, here she is now, ellen degeneres.

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>> Ellen: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Have a seat. I appreciate it so very, very much and I give it all back to you.

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Hey, I feel like we've known each other for a while, right? It's been 11 seasons, we're close enough that I can ask you a personal question. How many of you are on twitter?

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A report came out that said that half the people on twitter have never sent out a tweet. Who has never sent out a tweet?

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So people sign up for it and don't use it. It's like the gym member of the internet. We're all guilty of signing up and beeing things that we never use. How many people have had the gym membership and never used it? We all do the same thing. We think we're going to go every day. We sign up for the most expensive package because obviously that's the best deal. After two months of not using it, you know what you realize you need to do?

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