TRANSCRIPT OF STEVE HARRIS ON THE ROSIE O’DONNELL SHOW
FEBRUARY 29, 2000
ROSIE: So, here we are with Steve Harris from The Practice.
ROSIE: Can I just say something? Your family’s falling apart.
ROSIE: You leave your wife. Your kid is a convict killing people. What’s going on?
STEVE: David Kelley wrote it.
ROSIE: Yeah, I mean come on?
STEVE: The wife part, we’ve been apart for a while. Then they just brought that up with the issue with the child. Guess he’s trying to keep it interesting. I don’t know, ah I don’t think that there’s anything left for my kid to do. I hope they bring him back and I get to raise him, now.
ROSIE: Yeah that would be good. I want you to get back with the wife.
STEVE: Come on now. She’s sleeping around. She was sleeping around in the marriage.
ROSIE: She’s been hurt.
STEVE: By me?
ROSIE: By you.
STEVE: And my work schedule?
ROSIE: You’re always working.
STEVE: I’m working. Exactly! Trying to provide. I’m a provider and she left me. But if we can get Aunjanue back that would be great. That would be wonderful. I don’t know which way we’re going to go with that but, ah, we’ll keep the family in it.
ROSIE: Ever read the script and say I don’t want this to happen? You know, like when you saw that your son was accused of murdering someone. Did you think, I don’t want that to happen?
ROSIE: Do you say that?
ROSIE: What do they say, tough luck?
STEVE: At times. I mean the kid is going through quite a deal with the drug thing and the possibility of a murder thing.
SEGUE TO A CLIP FROM "TARGET PRACTICE." THE SCENE WHERE EUGENE IS SPEAKING TO KENDALL ABOUT HIS DRUG ARREST AS SHARON LOOKS ON.
EUGENE: I hope you know the bullet you dodged. You also better know you get arrested again this case comes alive again. And you get a guilty finding which labels you a delinquent for the rest (Noticing Kendall looking at Sharon for help) you look at me, the rest of your life.
STEVE: I think that some trouble happen with children. I don’t think as much has happened, for as little as this child has been on television. Billee, who plays my son Kendall, he’s a good actor. I think. He looks sort of like me that was a nice match. I think that hopefully if we continue it, we’ll go on with things that happen between a father and a son who’s not dealing with his mother necessarily the way you would want in a conventional family. I hope we go on to play it that way. I think that some of the stuff was over the top but ah people liked that I was able to stand in there and fight for my kid when we had the custody battle. They really enjoyed that and with me fighting for him again with the odds looking phenomenal like somebody in the family having done something. So, I hope we keep the family and the whole thing working. But I think we need to play with more every day issues with the kid. That will keep it kind of interesting too.
ROSIE: Your character is the only one with a family. So they have to keep that in. Everyone else on the show is single.
STEVE: That’s probably because I’m the only one who’s single in real life.
ROSIE: (Curiously) Oh really?
STEVE: Yeah. Of the men. And I think he wants to do a little twist, so ah we’ll see. He’s doing the thing with Dylan and Kelly.
ROSIE: That’s not going to go. I’m telling you right now, Steve that’s not going to go.
STEVE: (laughing) Ok
ROSIE: He doesn’t like the dress. The whole, I’m mean she’s not sure, I don’t know?
SEGUE TO A CLIP FROM "THE PRACTICE" With Bobby and Lindsay discussing their impending marriage.
LINDSAY: Maybe we should call this off.
BOBBY: You don’t want to get married?
STEVE: Don’t you be surprised if they end up hitched.
ROSIE: No way.
STEVE: Don’t be surprised.
ROSIE: Fifty bucks right now.
STEVE: Fifty bucks?
ROSIE: Fifty bucks that they will not get married.
STEVE: I’ll put fifty bucks on it. (they shake hands) I got the inside scoop.
[ UPDATE: On the May 21, 2000 season finale of The Practice, Lindsay and Bobby did get married, therefore, Rosie O'Donnell owes Steve Harris $50.]
ROSIE: You do?
STEVE: (nodding in the affirmative) Oooh. (Translaters note: Steve Harris makes the most ordinary expressions sound sexy.)
ROSIE: What I would like to see is Bobby and Lucy.
STEVE: No. Come on now, the little girl? No.
ROSIE: She is kinda young.
STEVE: She’s a little young for that.
ROSIE: She did kiss him
SEGUE TO THE SCENE FROM THE CHRISTMAS PARTY WHEN LUCY KISSES BOBBY.
STEVE: Yeah, yeah. But… naw. (emphatically) Naw!
ROSIE: In real life she’s only 19. On the show I think she’s 23.
STEVE: On the show she’s older. I mean he’s kissed everybody. Let’s not have him kiss the little girl. Let her try and do her own thing.
ROSIE: I think you’re right. I, I don’t know what I was thinking. Alright, can you give us any scoop about what’s going to happen next season or at the end of this season?
STEVE: I don’t know what’s going to happen.
ROSIE: You don’t?
STEVE: I’ll be honest, we, we ah (Rosie interrupts him)
ROSIE: You know what I love that you just did?
ROSIE: What you do on the show. You do that lean in to listen thing. You always do that on the show.
STEVE: That’s habit.
ROSIE: Whenever Bobby says something you go (demonstrating his move). I love that you just did it to me. When you did that to me, I thought I wasn’t talking loud enough.
STEVE: (laughing) No, you’re doing fine.
STEVE: I really don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know about other shows, but we don’t know. We’re doing a show right now. When that’s done we have the next episode. We don’t know anything beyond the next episode. We just go the next episode last night actually, so everything is fresh. We don’t know what’s going on.
ROSIE: Well you’re great on it.
STEVE: Thank you.
ROSIE: You really are. And you were really good with Lindsay, I mean with Lara Flynn when you brought up the cop thing with the father in court. You were good. Remember she was objecting from the witness stand?
SEGUE TO A CLIP FROM "CHECKMATES" THE SCENE WHERE EUGENE IS CROSS EXAMINING HELEN ON THE WITNESS STAND REGARDING THE LOPES CASE.
HELEN: Objection! Speculation.
EUGENE: The truth is the Lopes felt that they were getting legal help. Didn’t they Helen? From a friend.
HELEN: Objection! Argumentative.
EUGENE: Tough having to be the D.A. and a witness. Tough playing a duel role huh, Helen?
HELEN: Objection! Badgering.
ROSIE: I think it’s a great show. I never miss it. I tape it. And you’re delightful.
STEVE: Thank you.
ROSIE: You’re so cute.
STEVE: Thank you.
ROSIE: (turning towards the camera) Say "we’ll be right back with more behind the scenes with The Practice."
STEVE: (laughing) Ah, what she said, we’ll be back with more behind the scenes…
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