Paul Jr. and Paul Sr. make their father-son TV interview debut, post feuding, on Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.
Interviewing Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. from the Discovery Channel’s American Chopper, David Letterman wanted to know: Are things back to normal for the Teutuls, and do they now have a regular father-son relationship?
“I wouldn’t go that far, Dave; we’ve only been talking for a short period of time,” Paul Jr. said.
But, appearing relaxed and having a good time, it was apparent that tensions have eased between the two Teutuls.
Dave’s a fan, and says that he has seen all of the episodes, and wants, like many fans, to see Junior and Senior work things out between them.
“I was so sorry when things went haywire and, like a lot of people, I thought you were doing this for the show.”
Dave Stands Firmly with Junior, Mikey
But, Dave admitted that he had been taking Paul Jr. and Mikey’s side.
“You said, as a parent, you said some things about your family that I never in my wildest dreams would say … in public or would say on a television show, and it made me feel bad for Paul and for the tubby one, Mikey.”
You know Dave—he’s gotta throw a little of that in there.
Paul Jr. was cautious about answering him when Dave asked if he was right.
“Yeah, we’re trying to patch that up,” he said simply, trying not to rock the boat.
Paul Sr. was a good sport, though, and pretty funny when talking about the infamous Build-Off with Jesse James. Paul Jr., as fans will remember, won that one, after James called him a “cake decorator,” and Paul Sr. was loudly booed by the crowd. Dave asked Senior how it made him feel “as a human.”
“I don’t think anyone wants to get booed,” Senior said, “but I think that our merchandise sales tripled,” as the crowd laughed.
Have Lessons Been Learned?
“Has he learned something?” Dave asked Junior, then turned to Senior. “Do you know in certain cases you behaved poorly?” he asked Senior, who shook his head.
"You don’t," Letterman said, adding. "You’ve learned nothing about your behavior.”
"That’s part of the process here, Dave,” Junior said, coming to his dad’s defense. “Baby steps.”
Baby steps, fans, baby steps—but, at least they are able to laugh together, now, as the new season gets started.
American Chopper airs its premiere episode of the new season tonight, Monday, September 3, at 9 p.m. on the Discovery Channel. And, do not miss the two-hour behind-the-scenes special episode, beginning at 7 p.m.
Image: Discovery Channel
Video: CBS / Late Show with David Letterman
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