‘The Weakest Link’ Host Jane Lynch Doesn’t Fault The Cast Of ‘Days Of Our Lives’ For Not Knowing That Walrus Teeth Are Called Tusks

Just in time to save Spring TV, The weakest link is back with more episodes! Hosted by the iconic Jane Lynch, the beloved game show is back with an epic crossover featuring the cast of Days of our lives. DOOL fans got to see actors Lindsay Arnold, Bryan Dattilo, Galen Gering, Tina Huang, Victoria Konefal, Martha Madison, Eric Martsolf and Zach Tinker fight for their respective charities. Even though Tinker had no idea what a “sawbuck” was and Arnold couldn’t remember the word to describe a walrus’ long teeth (they’re tusks), the actors were more than willing to joking about and making fun of their characters’ crazy story arcs. against themselves. “It’s very good television,” Lynch said. In the end, it was Madison who won and became the strongest link in the series. The soap opera veteran was able to earn $50,000 for World Central Kitchen, which impressed Lynch. “I thought she was elegant, intelligent and very self-reliant,” Lynch said.

As an actress herself, Lynch appreciated the theatricality of DOOL cast and their willingness to laugh at themselves and their characters’ craziest moments on the long-running soap. Lynch recalled: “Some of the sarcastic comments I made were things like ‘I heard you were in a coma’ and ‘You’re boyfriend and girlfriend, but aren’t you really brother and sister? » Despite the sharpness of a few. jokes from Lynch – which fans can’t get enough of – and the antics of DOOL On the cast, Lynch insists it’s a lot of fun: “It was a joy to see them yell at each other and then laugh.”

Throughout her storied career, Lynch has managed to play some larger-than-life characters herself, whose sensibilities could shake even the most beleaguered soap opera figure. “Sue Sylvester got married. It was pretty wild,” Lynch recalls. “Everything I’ve done Joy was quite wild. Recently, Lynch Only murders in the building character, stuntwoman Sazz Pataki, became the series’ latest victim. Pataki’s death will be the catalyst for season 4, which will take place in Los Angeles. “I’m dead, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be there in the form of a flashback or maybe a ghost,” Lynch teased.

Lynch stopped by the Page Six studio to talk to DECIDER about the fabulous casting of DOOLthe gameplay she admires and the show she would like The weakest link to cross with the next one.

DECIDES: You are considered one of the nicest people in Hollywood. Is it difficult to put aside your natural instinct to welcome The weakest link?

JANE LYNCH: Oh no. This sarcastic person is just below skin level. Yeah, it doesn’t take much for me to let this monster out.

The weakest link returns with a charity episode featuring the cast of Days of our lives. Were you excited to have the iconic team on the show?

I don’t watch soap operas, I’m sorry to say. I was looking Days of our lives when I was a kid though. What I like about having a cast The weakest link it’s the camaraderie between the actors. This makes for very good television. The actors in this cast really like each other and they are quite ironic about their characters. They were a lot of fun. They played the game very well.

Speaking of fun, your opening monologue about The weakest link/Days of our lives The crossover episode (with your internal monologue) should earn you another Emmy. What was your first reaction when you saw what the writers had imagined?

Well, it was delicious. I have to say one thing and let my inner monologue say something else, like a soap opera. To be completely honest, I think I overplayed it. I could have used a lighter touch, but it’s still funny.

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What was it like embracing the dramatic world of soap opera with a professional cast?

I liked it. What was great was that the actors played along. Some of the sarcastic comments I made were things like “I heard you were in a coma” and “You’re boyfriend and girlfriend, but aren’t you really brother and sister? They were ready to make fun of themselves and the genre they love.

It is well known how demanding it is to work on a soap opera. The memorization and long days required are notoriously difficult. Given all of this, did you expect the cast to do better than average? Weakest link competitor?

Yes, I was really surprised at the lack of common knowledge some of the younger actors had. However, the former pros were brilliant. I don’t think enough can be said about how well Martha played. Tina also performed very well, but it was probably Martha who banked the most money and answered the most correct questions. It was only fitting that she won for World Central Kitchen. I thought she was elegant, intelligent, very independent and deserved to be the winner.

What surprised you the most: people not knowing what a “sawbuck” is or not knowing that a walrus’s long teeth are called “tusks”?

Here’s the thing. My mind was struggling while watching the episode. I was like, “What are fangs? What are they?” I forgot what they were too. I’ll give Lindsay a break on that. The sawbuck thing too. I had to cut out a little Zach, who plays Sonny, because ‘he didn’t know what it was. He’d never heard of it before. He’s a young man. I said to myself, “Well, of course, sawbuck costs five dollars.” It’s $10. So I didn’t know that either.

You’ve talked about this before, but the soap stars were so much fun. They wasted no time betraying their friends/co-stars to eliminate the weakest link in the chain. Were you surprised to see them go so hard, so early in the match?

Not really, because I’m also an actor. I know what sets are and how we can give each other a hard time. So, for me, it was a joy to see them shouting at each other and then laughing. Eventually they all went out for drinks afterwards.

THE Days of our lives the cast members were having a really good time, performing for charity instead of their own bank accounts. Do you like it when contestants don’t take it so seriously?

I have to defend the regular competitors here. I don’t think we’ve had a single sore loser. They are truly great people who are very happy to be on the show, despite the enormous pressure. These are people who have never been on television before, and they are asked quick questions and they come up with answers. Congratulations to the civilian competitors.

What’s wonderful about the ensemble cast of Days of our lives it’s that they work extremely hard together. They’re kind of in the trenches together so it’s really fun to see them compete to try to win money for charity. I would also say that the civilian contestants always have a great time and get into the spirit of the game. Our candidate selectors do a really good job of selecting really lovely and smart people. Some people aren’t that smart (laughs), but they still do well.

There seems to be a popular strategy on the show of eliminating the strongest link in the last round before the final face-off. What do you think of this strategy?

I think it’s a great strategy. Smart players often keep an eye on the board. Most candidates don’t put a lot of money in the bank. So, I take my hat off to the most strategic actors because it’s hard to be there with the cameras and the lights while I throw questions at you. Strategic players ask themselves, “Oh, I should bank” or “How much is the bank worth right now?” » This requires resources that not all players have.

We saw this strategy play out when players chose to eliminate Galen, who was in the series 20 years ago when he was in Passions. Do you like having returning players in the series? Do you think this gives them an advantage?

I doubt. Every game is different. All questions are different. The difficulty level of the questions varies from question to question. Maybe being on the show beforehand helps you feel nervous. I doubt what happened to Galen 20 years ago on this show will have affected him this time around.

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During the episode, you and the cast joke about their craziest activities. The days of our loves intrigues. Among your 243 credits on IMDB, what is the craziest thing one of your characters has done?

Oh, Sue Sylvester got married. It was pretty wild. Everything I did Joy was quite wild. There was an episode where I had to cut a student’s hair, and I actually cut the actor’s real hair on camera. We hired a guy with local hair, and he said, “Can we cut your hair?” And he said, “Of course. » He put it in a ponytail and I cut it. These are crazy things. Also being Steve Martin’s stunt double (in Only murders in the building).Where does this come from? I don’t know.

Deal or No Deal Island joined The weakest link in NBC’s iconic game show lineup. If you could cross The weakest link with any other game show or reality show, what would it be and why?

I would like to see The weakest link crossing in The voice. Instead of singing full songs, contestants should sing jingles. So we had real singers and they were on hand to remember jingles from the 70s and 80s. We would say, “Okay, do the Hungry Man jingle” and they would have to sing it or be eliminated. I think it would be great.

Since you alluded to your role in Only murders in the buildingis there anything you can say about the upcoming season?

Well, I’m in (laughs). I’m dead, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be there in flashback form or maybe a ghost? I don’t know. That’s about all I can tease. They will solve the mystery of my character’s death. I have an idea of ​​the arc of this one, and it’s very fascinating. It’s very mysterious and delicate. You will think you have everything packed and that is not the case. It will be interesting, that’s for sure.

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