Shatner Performs on 'Wayne Brady Show'By Michelle
April 26, 2004 - 8:03 PM
William Shatner (Captain Kirk) appeared on The Wayne Brady Show last week, promoting his role on The Practice and faking a heart attack that gave the host a moment of panic.
Though he admitted that he was a household name because of Star Trek, Shatner ruefully told Brady that Comet and Mr. Clean were household names as well, and his career took a dip after the series ended, according to a transcript at Vrrrm.
Admired by Brady for his denim blazer, Shatner joked that his shoes could levitate him and confessed that he had not watched The Practice before being cast on the series.
"I didn't want to do a series," he said. "So many people get involved, and that's all their life is. It's totally absorbing...it's all-consuming and I didn't want to do that. But, this was so intriguing."
Shatner also discussed his fundraising efforts for his charity horse show and the celebrity paintball event on Labor Day weekend, Spplat Attack, which raises money for the same charities.
Brady was originally scheduled to attend last year but had another commitment, and after ribbing him about the cancellation, Shatner promised to make him captain of a team if he attended this year.
Then, to demonstrate how he got close enough to splatter paint on the commander of the opposing team, Shatner clutched his chest as if in pain, faking a heart attack.
"I'm so mad at you right now, William Shatner," said an unnerved Brady. "All I could see was, 'Bill Shatner dies on Wayne Brady's show.'"
For a complete transcript and some images, visit Vrrrm.