TV Shows Quotes

You know, when I’m working with the Kids in the Hall, everything comes from a very deep rooted, almost pathological sense of telling the truth about something.

When I was 9 or 10, my father got me a Goya guitar, and I started learning Spanish guitar. My first public appearance was at Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh. I was on a press junket for a TV series, Circus Boy, which was about a little kid in a circus who had a pet elephant. […]

I was hired to play a wacky drummer on a TV show. That’s how I approached it, and to some degree, I still do. The Monkees, the way I looked at it, wasn’t a band, it was a television show about a band. An imaginary band that existed only on that television show at that […]

I never thought of the Monkees negatively. The public rejection of the show and the band was hard to take but understandable. People were confused in those early days of TV, especially about what constituted authenticity, and there was a fear that corporate interests were at work and somehow manufacturing a hit.

As a group, the Monkees were very, very popular. We went to 56 episodes, and we were in 36 countries around the world. The Monkees sold 75 million records. I believe good things stand the test of time.

The Monkees were all about laughter. Ask me why the Monkees are not getting together? They don’t want to have laughter. They want to be serious. I want to make people laugh.

I led a perfectly normal life until “Downton Abbey.” I’m not kidding. I’d go to theatres, I’d go to galleries, things like that on my own. And now I can’t and that’s awful. The Fulham Road’s dodgy!

I am deeply grateful for the work in “Potter” and indeed “Downton” but it wasn’t what you’d call satisfying. I didn’t really feel I was acting in those things.

This part for “General Hospital” came up, and I only took it because I needed the money. I didn’t think it was any kind of career move… I thought, “Nobody watches these shows except blue-haired old ladies ironing.” But it just happened to become the popular TV show among college kids that summer. It was […]

I don’t think anybody on the “Cheers” cast would want to do that again. We were blessed enough to have each other and to have those writers, and Jimmy Burrows, who produced and directed.