ANDY: Lulu! It is great to talk to you! How long has it been since we’ve seen each other?
LULU: Since I was on “Hee Haw” and you were on “Nashville Now.”
ANDY: Wow! So only two years…
LULU: Yes. (laughing) ONLY!
ANDY: I can’t wait to begin. As you know, I have a pathological fear of boredom. Therefore, these questions will be a bit odd. Ready?
LULU: I’m always ready. Fire away.
ANDY: If you could live in a different time in history, when would it be?
LULU: Probably the ’20s or ’30s. I adore the art and the music. I am very much an art-deco person.
ANDY: What is the worst movie you’ve ever seen?
LULU: The worst?
ANDY: Yes. Everyone else would ask, “What is the best?” To me, it’s much more interesting to know what you hated!
LULU: OK then…Remains of the Day. The ending was sad. But I also hated Creature From the Black Lagoon. They showed it at the orphanage where I grew up, and I spent years absolutely certain that nasty thing was under my bed!
ANDY: (laughing). What is on your iPod right now?
LULU: Hmm…Natalie Grant. Chris Rice. Adele. Aretha. Laura Story. Oh! And Lady Antebellum.
ANDY: That’s a nice mix. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
LULU: Comfort. (laughing) Actually, “comfort” to me would be resting and knowing that God will supply all my needs. Not necessarily my wants, but my needs.
ANDY: What is your all-time favorite fictional character?
LULU: Pepé LePew.
ANDY: (laughing) Great answer!
LULU: I’m just being honest, my dear.
ANDY: All right then…who is your real-life hero?
LULU: Aretha Franklin.
ANDY: Really? Have you met her?
LULU: I never have.
ANDY: You know Aretha subscribes to Homecoming Magazine…
LULU: What?! Are you being serious?
ANDY: No, I’m not. But I think she SHOULD subscribe.
LULU: You haven’t changed a bit!
ANDY: Is that a compliment? No, wait. Don’t answer that. Here’s a strange question. If you could choose, how would you prefer to die?
LULU: Onstage singing... (long pause) or in my sleep.
LULU: Let me say, “In my sleep, dreaming that I was onstage singing.”
ANDY: (laughing) Perfect! Let’s finish with a flurry. I want your first choice…ready?
LULU: Yes. Shoot.
ANDY: “I Love Lucy” or “Mary Tyler Moore”?
ANDY: Dogs or cats?
ANDY: Asphalt or dirt road?
LULU: Asphalt. I don’t want to get my feet dirty.
ANDY: Oscar or Felix?
ANDY: Yeah, me too. Mountains or beach?
ANDY: Ice cream or cookies?
LULU: Ice cream, definitely.
ANDY: Letterman or Leno?
LULU: Neither. I love Craig Ferguson!
ANDY: Super Bowl or Olympics?
ANDY: Winter Olympics or Summer Olympics?
LULU: Winter. I hate the heat.
ANDY: I don’t know if anyone ever told you this, but you don’t have to participate. You can just sit there and watch…
LULU: Then that’s what I’ll do. I’ll just watch. While I’m eating ice cream. In the mountains.
ANDY: At your home near the end of a beautiful asphalt road?
LULU: Yes. And the bobsledding will be on right after “I Love Lucy”!
ANDY: (laughing) Ha! You are the best!
LULU: Bye Andy…
ANDY: Bye Lulu!
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