Kelly Ripa: Who would you pick to play each other in the movie?
Mitt: Uh, let’s see. Let me think about that. For me, my favorite actor is Gene Hackman, so I’d like Gene Hackman.
Kelly: You’d like Gene Hackman to play your wife?
Romney: No, to play me! Oh, to play her? Oh! [LOTS OF LAUGHTER/Crosstalk]
Kelly: Is this your first marital fight?
Ann: I bet Gene would really think that would be a great idea.
Mitt: You know, what was that movie he was in? Birdcage when he… [crosstalk] No, I think for her maybe Michelle Pfieffer.
Kelly: That’s actually perfect.
Ann: Oh, he’s made it easy for me, Gene Hackman.
Kelly: What’s the most embarrassing thing besides this show you’ve ever done?
Mitt: I’ll tell one of her (tells story of falling on her butt in Dubuque that you all know already).
Ann: We had the unbelievable pleasure of spending the night at the White House and the next morning I was like, exploring everywhere. And I was supposed to be at meetings and Mitt was like, “Ann you’re supposed to go,” and I said “No, I’m exploring.” I went into one door — I was with Anita Perry, by the way, I’ll put blame on her. And Anita and I were like, “We wonder what’s behind this door?” It was George Bush having a massage. [CROWD GOES NUTS]
Kelly: Which George Bush?
Ann: George W, and he was covered up but I was so embarrassed that the next time I did see him I didn’t know what I was going to say to him. We were going down the elevator from the White House going to an event together and I walked up to the elevator and am just like blushing, blushing, blushing and he looks at me and he winks as he does and says, “I look pretty good, don’t I?”
Kelly: What’s your favorite junk foods?
Ann: [inaudible] I do love donuts, and they love me too.
Romney: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. That’s not really junk food, but that’s a favorite.
Ann: That’s what Mitt consideres a healthy snack.
Michael Strahan: What is your guilty pleasure?
Ann: Donuts for me.
MItt: Uh, peanut butter sandwiches and chocolate milk.
Kelly: What is your biggest pet peeve with each other?
Ann: He doesn’t like the way I squeeze the toothpaste. It’s just random. It’s random.
Mitt: Oh, that’s right. She doesn’t go from the bottom and work up and she leaves the top off.
Kelly: She’s busy. She raised your five sons.
Mitt: I put up with a lot. Woody Allen said that 95 percent of history is explained as a man trying to impress a woman. And that’s true in my life. My life is trying to impress Ann, so I make very little out of the fact that she squeezes the toothpaste from the middle.
Michael: Ann, what does Mitt wear to bed [LAUGHTER]
Romney: Really? Really?
Michael: I didn’t write the question
Romney: I hear the best answer is as little as possible.
Kelly: Favorite TV show?
Mitt: Modern Family.
Ann: Yeah, we love watching.
Kelly: I heard your second favorite was Kelly & Michael. (coughing) I heard that. Maybe it was just in my own head. Do you keep up with the Kardashians?
Ann: Who keeps up with the Kardashians? Who can keep up with the Kardashians?
Michael: Ok the most serious question of all? Honey Boo Boo or Snooki?
Kelly: Do you know who either of these are?
Mitt: I’m kind of a Snooki fan … Look how tiny’s she’s gotten. She’s lost weight. She’s energetic. Just her spark-plug personality is kind of fun.
Transcript via pool report from the taping of Mitt and Ann Romney’s interview with Kelly Ripa and her new co-host, Michael Strahan.
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