– Oh, yes. Oh, thank you. Thank you. So nice. This is very
exciting because– Yeah. It’s the NBA finals. – It is the NBA finals.
– Ratings are up. Right, everyone? Yeah. That really tuned
in the ratings. I guess [INAUDIBLE]
like to know that they’re part of a bigger group. I monitor ratings
all the time. Yes. Your ratings are
sky high right now. You are now officially– and I have the diploma
here to prove it– – Yes.
– A doctor. An honorary doctor. [APPLAUSE] That’s right. They wrote it out real
nice, and everything. I gave the commencement
speech at USC. Your alma mater. My alma mater. Yep. And they gave me an
honorary doctorate, so I’m allowed to perform
elective surgery whenever I want. I didn’t know
that was part of it. I’ve done 10 tonsillectomies– a couple gallbladders. I think. I don’t know. I just cut in there, and I
start tearing things out. And then put some
scotch tape, and– That’s the way you start. Get the hell out of Dodge. Yeah. You gave– your speech
was great, by the way. I watched it online. Did you put a lot of
thought into that? I assume you did.
– I did. Yes. It was– I’m not good
at being sincere. OK. Yeah.
And– – Are you being sincere now?
– No, now I’m very sincere. Oh, you’re being sincere? OK. But– I mean, as you know,
we’re used to being funny. Right. But I had to try to
sound poignant and earnest, and have some words of wisdom. Right. So that was the hard part. But I holed myself
up in a hotel room. – Did you?
– Yeah. You got away from the family? Well, I shooting a movie. I see.
OK. Yeah. I didn’t rent the
hotel specifically to write the speech. Honey, I gotta get out of the
house for four or nine days. Yeah.
And you wrote the whole thing? I wrote the whole thing. But the president
of the university, Dr. Max Nikias, who’s a
very wonderful gentleman– I’ve met him.
Nice guy. – Nice guy.
– Yeah. He was like, Will, you’re
going to be wonderful. You’re going to be great.
Don’t worry. Tell something about when you
messed up, and you’ll be great. So I just– yeah, I talked
about all my failures. You closed your
speech with a– – Hard to believe, right?
– You– Yeah. You closed your
speech with a song. As I was writing the speech– you know, as you know, when
you’re writing anything on the computer it’s
5 minutes of writing, and then 40 minutes of
searching YouTube for whatever. Absolutely. And I landed on the
video from “The Bodyguard,” Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner. The song, “I Will
Always Love You.” And I thought, oh, that’s
how I’ll end my speech. And that’s how you
ended your speech. Yeah. (SINGING) And I will
always love you. Will always love you. You really have
a beautiful voice. It went on way too long. I sang almost the whole song. Yeah. I liked that. Yeah. People just started
getting up and leaving.