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The Fonz, The Shat and Jeff Dye talk about Better Late Than Never
August 30th, 2016 under Better Late Than Never, Henry Winkler, Jeff Dye, NBC, William Shatner. [ Comments: none ]


Last week, Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Jeff Dye, George Foreman and Terry Bradshaw all traveled to Tokyo with Better Late Than Never and tonight at 10p on NBC they go to Kyoto, Japan and Hong Kong. Looks like some of them might’ve had a little too much Sake and that doesn’t sucke for us.
Kyoto also didn’t sucke for Dye because he told us at a recent press day, it was his favorite city out of the six that they went to while there were there for a month. He explained why, “Because I think, in my brain, when I travel, I want it to be different than anything I know. So any city that reminds me of something I already know, I kind of go, oh, this just reminds me of New York, or this just so I was quick to not dismiss, but to be, like, Tokyo is beautiful, but it feels like something I know.” Then he added, “And Kyoto felt like nothing I’ve ever known before. It was like a very I don’t know, like, it was a small city, and it was rich with tradition. Everyone was so excited to share with us things that I’ve never even heard of. It was just very cool.”
For Winkler what was cool, was the kids. He happily shared, “We met families, we met children everywhere that we went, and there was no language between us…George would sit down, and all of a sudden it was like these children, who had no idea who this gigantic human being was, didn’t understand him, they could have been his grandchildren. They found games to play, and punching, and sitting and jumping. It was truly emotional.”
As The Fonz said, they didn’t know who George Foreman was, but he wasn’t the only one they didn’t know. Even though the four older men on this journey are legends here in the United States, Shatner said it was a different story over there. He revealed that, “They didn’t know who we were, because the shows, certainly the shows I’ve been in, weren’t playing in Asia. And it was interesting. The only people that recognized most of us were American tourists, which we found plenty of, going place to place.” The natives might not have known who there were, but they were all still very friendly to them.
Believe it or not, before the show the octogenarian Captain Kirk had never been to Japan. Why? He joked the tickets were too expensive and no one else bought them for him. Then he got serious as he disclosed what an actor’s life on the road is like, “You know, actors go like, fly someplace, and they go to a hotel, and they do the job, and then you think, the lumpy mattresses and bad food; I want to get home. And you don’t see the location. We go on locations all the time, but never see the location. What you see is where you’re filming and the hotel you’re in, and you go there at 6 o’clock in the morning, and you get out of there at 8 o’clock at night. And I want to get home. My dogs. My dogs.”
My dogs, is how he might refer to his four new friends that he will have for the rest of his life. Dye had to this say about his now old buddies, “I learned something from each of these guys, which is my favorite thing. And maybe that’s just good casting by these guys, or whatever. But everyone had something so much different that I really enjoyed.” The comedian enjoyed learning that Shatner was the bravest and Bradshaw was afraid of everything.
Thankfully, Sake was not one of the things that Bradshaw was scared of because that makes tonight’s episode even more endearing.
Better Late Than Never has proven to be a wonderful show that takes us on heartwarming journey with five men who all got to experience many new things in several new places and came out stronger from it. We get to go along for the ride and laugh with them as we all get to learn things we never knew before about these six cities we have never been to before but will consider in the future. Plus, we get to learn more about some of our favorite actors, athletes and Jeff Dye as they discover each other in a continent of discovery.

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Better Late Than Never is the best show ever!
August 23rd, 2016 under Better Late Than Never, Henry Winkler, Jeff Dye, William Shatner. [ Comments: none ]


Better Late Than Never is the show you e always wanted, but you just didn’t know it until tonight at 10p. NBC sent Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and Jeff Dye for a month to explore six Asian cities in four countries, and they will never be the same. Not the men, but the cities.
On tonight’s season premiere, their first stop is Tokyo. As they try to navigate their way to the hotel, we will learn some really interesting facts about the Japanese city. You will get to see the World’s Busiest Crosswalk and pray that they make their way to the other side. Winkler might’ve been able to stop traffic as The Fonz, but that does not work here. Once they get to the other side, they go underground to the World’s Busiest Subway Station and get lost in it. One of them loves the attention and the other four just want to get undressed and lie down in a comfortable bed.
When they finally get to the hotel that Dye, who is their tour guide, booked for them, they are in for a shock. They said they wanted to experience the culture, but had no idea that he would book them in a Capsule Hotel. You have to tune in to find out why the locals stay at these types of places. That and to see the comedian completely naked.
Somehow, the five of them get some sleep and then it is off to try the cuisine of Japan. Shatner convinces them to try a hole in the wall and one of the local delicacies. They are in for a huge surprise when they find out what he ordered for them. Good thing, Foreman brought some BBQ sauce with him because that is all Bradshaw is going to eat once he discovers what it is.
Later on that day, they go to a bar and have some beer. Did you know that is the most popular alcoholic beverage there? So popular you can buy it in vending machines and they even sell it to kids. Theirs is non-alcholoic, don’t worry. See that is a cool fact you didn’t know. That and one of them gets drunk off of just one beer. Do you think you know who the lightweight is?
It wasn’t only about the food and drinks, they also go on a one of those infamous Japanese talk shows and make fools of themselves, visit a skyscraper with a glass floor and visit Mt Fiji. I am surprised they didn’t sacrifice Dye to the active Volcano.
All in all, they had a lot of fun Tokyo and now it is off to the next city. In the coming weeks, we will watch them travel to Kyoto, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Hong Kong; and Phuket and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
I knew when NBC announced that they were going to do this show; it was going to be amazing. But exceeded my expectations. It is great to watch four legends on one show. Not only will we get to know things about them that we didn’t know, we also get to learn about the different places that they are visiting. They are going to visit tourist locations and also some hidden away areas. They are having the time of their lives, and you will be too as you watch them.
I saw this premiere episode a few weeks ago, but I wasn’t allowed to talk about it until now. I have wanted to scream it from the rooftops that this show is the best thing to happen to television in a long time. It is fun, it is real, it is educational and it pretty gosh darn perfect. It will make you laugh, leave you in awe, and make you laugh again. Mostly because these old friends can’t stop bickering, but at the end of the day, they are all still friends and Jeff Dye. Joking, he fits in brilliantly with the two actors, the boxer and the football player. While he tries to fit in with them, they are all trying to fit in in the city they are visiting. Believe me they stick out like sore thumbs, and yet they are welcomed wherever they go. And you should welcome them into your home tonight and every Tuesday at 10p on NBC.
It’s like you are right there with them. It is just a whole lot cheaper and more comfortable to watch it from your home as they do all the dirty work! And they do get dirty, but that is for another episode…

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Looks like Better Late Than Never will be one of TV’s best show ever!
June 1st, 2016 under Better Late Than Never, Henry Winkler, Jeff Dye, NBC, William Shatner. [ Comments: none ]


Last year when NBC announced that they were sending Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and Jeff Dye to Asia for a docusries called Better Late Than Never, I have been anxiously waiting for this show to debut. Just like the title, Better Late Than Never, almost a year after they filmed their trip, it finally has a premiere date. It will debut on August 23rd and it looks like it will be the best comedy to grace our televisions in a real long time. Yet, only one comedian and two actors are part of it and it’s unscripted.
Not only should you be prepared to laugh until your cry, you will also learn a lot about The Orient as they try not cause an International incident. Which looks like they might’ve according to that trailer.

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Is this how Jeff Dye plans on winning Better Late Than Never?
June 16th, 2015 under Better Late Than Never, Jeff Dye, William Shatner. [ Comments: none ]


Last week, NBC announced their new reality show Better Late Than Never; and even though show doesn’t start filming for two months, the contestants are already conspiring against each other.
The comedic adventure reality show is sending William Shatner, Henry Winkler, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and Jeff Dye to the Orient and NBC is making them fend for themselves. Now that the news is out, the contestants are talking to each other on Twitter about it.
The Shat Tweeted to the comedian, “Is that an attempt to form an alliance so we don’t vote you off the continent? What are the rules? Are there any? 😘”
To which the contestant of I Can Do That told him, “@WilliamShatner the only rules I live by is ‘always have fun’, never trust ‘Gorn’, and ‘voodoo is real'” along with a photo of Dye holding a Captain Kirk doll and a screwdriver. The other three should be afraid because there’s a Fonz doll, a collectable figure of the football legend and toy versions of the George Foreman grill, so Dye can use his voodoo magic on those items too.
Good thing Shatner asked the others to form an alliance with him against Dye, so maybe they will make it back to America unharmed.
That is if there are any rules?
If this is what Better Late Than Never is going to be like, then the earlier this show can debut the better!

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Better Late Than Never could be the better than everything!
June 9th, 2015 under Better Late Than Never, Henry Winkler, Jeff Dye, William Shatner. [ Comments: none ]


NBC announced their newest reality show today and it has the potential to be the best thing ever. Better Late Than Never is going to send Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and Jeff Dye to Asia and make them survive on their own without any help from everyone. Basically The Fonz can fish, The Shat can use Priceline, the Boxer can bring his grill, the football colorist can be that funny looking American they want to take pictures with for money and I am sure they’re things that Jeff Dye learned on I Can Do That that will come in useful somehow.
Still confused by the show? Here’s the description from the press release:

Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman and Jeff Dye will embark on the ultimate international excursion with no assistants, no limousines and no lattes, in search of an intimate, life-changing experience. The one-hour series will begin production in August, traveling to Tokyo, Kyoto, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Chang Mai before heading home.
The five will navigate their way through each city — communicating with the local population, immersing themselves in local traditions and enjoying exotic food — all the while dealing with the unexpected twists and turns that any trip presents. As they check off items on their own personal “bucket list,” the five will rely on each other for support and encouragement and, in the process, demonstrate that friendship is the ultimate gift.

Doesn’t that sound like it will be happy day whenever it airs? Hopefully, it won’t jump the shark like one of Winkler’s other shows!

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