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July 24, 2006
Beastie Boys vs. MCs Walt & Deirdre

Morning-show interviews with celebrities often come off as either shill sessions or utterly vacuous and devoid of meaning.

But on Channel 3 today, local TV news hosts Walt Gray and Deirdre Fitzpatrick conducted a hilarious tete-a-tete via satellite with the Beastie Boys, who were doing press to hawk their latest concert DVD.

The banter was flowing so fast and furious that the Boys didn't want it to end. At one point, Adam Yauch even started asking Gray and Fitzpatrick questions.

Yauch: Can you say Sactown or do you call it Sacto? Will people get mad at you if you say that?

Gray: You can call it Sactown. Just don't call it Frisco.

The Boys' Mike D: The Franciscans don't like Frisco.

The Boys' King Ad-Rock: The Franciscans are monks, right?

Fitzpatrick: But you boys aren't.

Eventually, Gray had to interrupt the banter to end the segment. Great stuff.

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