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Comments by David Hyde Pierce

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During "A Night at Sardi's," a benefit for the Alzheimer's Association of Los Angeles on March 1, 2000, the following was DHP's comment on the announcement that Kathie Lee Gifford would be quitting "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee": "My suggestion for her is that she try to get a show where you win a million dollars." USA Today, March 3, 2000

When asked what his favorite Rock n' Roll song of the century was and what mood it put him in, DHP chose Elton John's Rocket Man: "It's extraordinary piano playing and proves he's an incredible musician. It's too good a piece of music to sum up in one mood." TV Guide, January 8-14, 2000

"I always have ham hock and black-eyed peas to celebrate the New Year. It's an old Southern tradition. It's good luck to have a little bit of ham." -- David Hyde Pierce, December 1999

DHP's response to what he planned to do on New Year's Eve: "I've talked with friends and I've decided it would be a good idea to not be travelling, not on a boat crossing the international dateline, and not be in Times Square with every other person in New York. I might change my mind, but it's more relaxing at home. I also think the whole millennium thing will make a good story-line for Frasier. We should get some mileage out of that." Canadian TV Guide, December 25-31, 1999

When asked "what was your most memorable costume?" DHP's response was "The Wolf Man." Entertainment Weekly, October 29, 1999

DHP's comments about Jodie Foster during the Tribute he emceed in her honor: "She's been directing since the womb. The doctor looked at Jodie, and she said, 'Cut!'" Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute, October 10, 1999

DHP's first comment after winning his third emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: "I'm so glad I put on pants" (in reference to changing out of the purple unitard he had on for the show opening interpretive dance that he and co-host Jenna Elfman performed).

When asked if he remembered the song he fell in love to the first time, DHP replied: "Do you know the song (singing a few bars) 'This old grey mare ain't what she used to be, ain't what she used to be, ain't what she used to be...'? Well, my mom used to sing that song to me when I was a child and she's the first woman I ever fell in love with." Entertainment Tonight, 1999

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