Live! With Kelly

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Announcer: It's "Live with Kelly & Ryan." Today, superstar Salma Hayek Pinault, and from "Dear Evan Hansen," the amazing Ben Platt. Plus, Kelly and Ryan take on a math whiz kid.

All next on "Live."

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>> ♪ Come on, get it, girl ♪

Announcer: Now here are Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.

Ryan: Hello!

[Cheers and applause]

All right. Hello, everybody.

Kelly: Thank you, thanks. Hi, hi, hi!

[Cheers and applause]

Ryan: Whoo, all right!

Kelly: Hi, guys.

Ryan: Hello, hello. Hi, everybody. It is Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Good morning.

Kelly: Why does the summer fly by the way it does?

Ryan: I know. I know. When we were in school, it never felt like this.

Kelly: [sighs]

Ryan: Now it's too fast.

Kelly: Just goes too fast.

Ryan: It's also Art's birthday today. Yeah, right? All right, happy birthday.

Kelly: Happy birthday. Art, what number birthday is it?

Art: We're not discussing that--42.

Ryan: 42.

Kelly: Is it a milestone?

Art: No. I'm past the milestones.


Kelly: You've passed every milestone?

Ryan: He's passed all the stones--milestones. All the stones. So, yeah, you know, this is the time of year that I would fear the back-to-school shopping.

Kelly: Oh, my gosh. It is the worst. And we can all agree, parents. Any moms in here? Moms? My sons, I just bring them home clothes, and they wear them.

That's how it goes. I go, "Here, put that on." And they go, "Thanks, it's clean." My daughter, it's a nightmare.

Ryan: It's a lot of work. As I told you, I dreaded the husky section of Marshalls on August 16th of every year in Roswell, Georgia.

Kelly: Yeah, my daughter has the outfit that she's wearing in front of me, and now I've found, like a prison warden, I now have to toss her bag before she leaves, because then there's the inappropriate outfit that she's gonna change into once she gets to school.

Listen, so this is a parenting guide. "Are you creating monsters as parents?" These are some guides that therapists, family therapists, are saying that here's the number one thing you are doing that helps create a monster.

Threatening punishment without actually following through with the punishment, right? That is the number one-- you know, we famously-- and the audience has heard this story a thousand times.

But we took Halloween away, because there was some bad behavior. And the kids didn't think we would follow through. They thought that we were kidding, and we punished them, and they didn't have Halloween.

Audience: Aww.

Kelly: Oh, don't--listen.


Listen, yeah-- okay, we didn't mean it? Next thing you know, they're robbing banks.

Ryan: I'm telling you, you're my life coach. You're literally my life coach.

Kelly: Don't be their friend. Let their friends be their friends. You can be friends with them when they're grown up and normal people. But don't be friends with anything that has mood swings and hormone shifts and all of that.

Ryan: I think I've already befriended that...


In the most intimate of ways. Hey, so, for those who are still traveling this summer, got some trips coming up, and for those of you who've come into our local airports-- I know in Los Angeles, we recently went through--we.

I still think I live there.

Kelly: We, yeah.

Ryan: We went through some construction and some changing of the airlines at lax. Here, jfk, you've got LaGuardia, which...

Kelly: Oh.

Ryan: It could use some help.

Kelly: You think?

Ryan: It could use some help. Anybody fly into LaGuardia recently?

[Cheers and applause]

Kelly: Uh, yeah, yeah.

Ryan: You shouldn't sound that excited about it. But--

Kelly: It's really something.

Ryan: Listen to this. This is going to be the airport in Singapore. I have never been. I have no plans to go. But this is what they're gonna put inside the airport.

This is a garden of trees and flowers and paths so that people can relax and enjoy their time at the airport.

Kelly: I mean, I would just take the airport--I would take the flight to Singapore and just hang out in the airport.

Ryan: Just to be there.

Kelly: "What did you do on day one?" Day one: The airport. Day two: The lower level of the airport.

Ryan: It is so enticing. I do think you'd want to go a day early and stay there overnight and enjoy yourself. And there's so much stress. I always wait till the last second to get to the airport.

But this, you really are packing a bag and planning ahead and staying overnight.

Kelly: Do you wait till the last second?

Ryan: I do, and somehow I think I'm miraculously gonna get through, and it doesn't quite work.

Kelly: You're my hero.

Ryan: You go early?

Kelly: Well, my husband, who--and I believe that it's-- you know, he comes from a military family. It's that upbringing. If we are not at the airport three hours early, then he thinks we're three days late.

Ryan: Oh, no.

Kelly: So we are frequently just sitting around, saying to each other, "So, now what? You want another Cinnabon, or what?"

Ryan: No, I try and time it based on time of day, traffic flow, paces to the gate, and where the gate is in the airport. I mean, I'm strategic, but it's down to a science of minutes.

Kelly: Oh, no, we are there. We're--we are there. I mean, come on up and say hi. We're there all day.


He says, "What if we get frisked?" I said, "What kind of frisking were you expecting?" You know what I mean? Like, we could have surgery in here. Hey, you want to find out the best way to have a second date with somebody you meet online?

Ryan: Mm! The best way to ensure you're gonna have a second date.

Kelly: Second date, after the first date.

Ryan: Is it about drinking something?

Kelly: Yeah, you meet for drinks. You meet for drinks. Don't meet for dinner. That's the way to ensure that you won't have a second date. If you meet for drinks, that is the most likely way to secure that second date, probably because you're both drunk and don't realize how irritating you both are.

Ryan: I actually-- is this from Hinge?

Kelly: Yeah, Hinge, yeah.

Ryan: I've read this article.

Kelly: Wait, are you on a dating app?

Ryan: I'm not on one myself, but I have friends. But, no, I read it because I actually know what the number one drink is to ensure that you get the second date.

Kelly: What is the number one drink?

Ryan: Bloody Mary.

Kelly: A Bloody Mary. Art Moore, no wonder we've had so many dates with each other.

Ryan: It's a Bloody Mary. And I was trying to figure out why it's the Bloody Mary, and I--I don't know. But I think a Bloody Mary is associated with brunch.

And if you order a Bloody Mary at the dinner, then all of a sudden, in your head, you're associating an overnight and a long-lasting date that may roll into a brunch.

Kelly: I would never even think that in a million years.

Gelman: Think you like tomato juice.

Ryan: That--and what's the-- there's a food as well, right?

Kelly: Yeah, fried chicken. Fried chicken is the number one food.

Ryan: Now, what do you think that's about?

Kelly: I don't know. I think it has to do with finger-lickin'.


Gelman: Eating shows passion.

Kelly: It does show passion, but you're also, like-- you're licking your fingers. You're showing each other something. I think these are, like, quasi-sexual signals.

I don't know. I'm not a psychologist.

Ryan: I think, because I've been--I've dated, right? And before. I have, honestly, it's true.

Kelly: "I have dated."

Ryan: I've dated. I think it's also because, when you go on a date with somebody, you want them to have fun and enjoy themselves and feel like they're breaking the rules.

They're not ordering just a salad or just an appetizer or just a piece of fish, plain. I mean, ordering fried chicken, it seems like you're fun.

Kelly: If I ordered fried chicken, Mark would be devastated. Okay, now, Mark knows me. And the signal to him that he is going to, say, score is if I have just a salad.

Ryan: Oh, because it's a digestion thing.

Kelly: It's nice and light, and I can still do "aerobics."


Ryan: By the way, that's what happens once you're married. When you're dating, till you get to that point, there's plenty of time to digest the chicken.

It takes a couple days to get to that point.

Kelly: We have three kids. There's no time. It has to happen in-- we've got three minutes, and that includes the removal of any articles of clothing you don't want on.

But, no, so this is funny, because I've been out to dinner at, like, restaurants, and we'll have, like, a tiff in the cab on the way over, and then I'll say, "I'll have the prime rib," or-- I don't really-- I mean, I just made that up.

I have never ordered prime rib in my life, and I don't even know what that is. But let's say I order, you know, a filet of something, right? He's like, "Are you-- are you sure?" And I say, "Yes, I think I would like that." And he goes, "But I thought you just wanted a salad." And I go, "Well, I've changed my mind.

Now I want--and I'll have that side order of fries." And he's like, "Fries? Are you sure you just don't want the salad?" Meanwhile, the waitress thinks he's a monster.

Like, "Oh, my gosh. Let her have the fries." And she doesn't even know that we're, like, talking about whether or not he's getting it.

Ryan: You're just shutting him down.

Kelly: Yes.

Ryan: That's it, just shutting him down. All right, we got a fun show for you today.

Kelly: Salma Hayek Pinault is here.

Ryan: Yes. Terrific on stage. Ben Platt is with us as well.

Kelly: Oh, amazing.

[Cheers and applause]

And... Oh, this audience is lucky, 'cause we're gonna take on the mathcounts winner.

[Cheers and applause]

Ryan: It's time for Summer Seas Travel Trivia.

>> ♪ I'm on the edge of glory ♪

♪ And I'm hanging ♪

♪ On a moment with you ♪

♪ I'm on the edge of glory ♪

♪ And I'm hanging ♪

♪ On a moment with you ♪

♪ I'm on the edge ♪

♪ The edge, the edge ♪

♪ The edge, the edge... ♪

Ryan: ♪ The edge ♪

Kelly: Oh, that's such a good SoulCycle song, you know?

Ryan: Two turns to the right. Is that Roro Schreuer? Is that it, Roro?

>> Roro from Chicago.

Ryan: Nice to see you, Roro, from Chicago, Illinois.

[Cheers and applause]

Kelly: What's Roro short for?

>> Rose Marie.

Kelly: Rose Marie. I like it, I like Roro.

Ryan: But wouldn't that be Romo?

>> No, Roro.

Ryan: Roro, all right, Roro.

Kelly: Like RyRy.

Ryan: RyRy, Roro. Well, Roro, thank you for dancing with us. Nice to see you. Susan Pinocci from El Dorado Hills, California, is on the line. Susan, good morning.

Caller: Good morning, Ryan. Good morning, Kelly.

Ryan: Oh, I feel...

Kelly: Oh, Susan.

Ryan: I feel the healing powers of you.

Kelly: That picture is so gorgeous. Where is that taken?

Caller: That is in Key West.

Kelly: Ahh.

Ryan: Looks like you found the key. Thanks for being on with us. Let's see what you're playing for right now, spinning the wheel.

[Cheers and applause]

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♪ All right, what do we have?

Kelly: The St. James's Club and Villas in Antigua. Seven days, six nights in the Royal Suite. It's all-inclusive. This trip is provided in part by

It's a prize valued at $8,200. You have 20 seconds and only one guess. Good luck.

Caller: Okay.

Ryan: Here we go. We've had Jamie Foxx on the show. What kind of scholarship did Jamie say he went to college on?

Kelly: Google it, Google it, Google it.

Ryan: Yeah, this is tough.

Caller: God...

Kelly: Ten seconds.

Ryan: Come on, you still have time to Google it.

Caller: I am Googling.

Ryan: Bad connection. Oh! It's classical piano. That's what it was. Yeah, music. Sorry about that. But now you and a lucky member of our studio audience will each receive a $500 gift card from World Market.

Audience is ready. So...what is it gonna be? Pick a number between 1 and 197.

Caller: 197.

Ryan: It's 197. Oh, oh!

[Cheers and applause]

Coming up next, Salma Hayek Pinault is with us. Be right back.

Announcer: Still ahead on "Live," Kelly and Ryan go head-to-head with the mathcounts winner, Tony Award-winner Ben Platt, and coming up next, Salma Hayek Pinault.

[Cheers and applause]


Ryan: Welcome back. She is an award-winning actress, producer, and one of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood. Please welcome Salma Hayek Pinault.

[Cheers and applause]

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Kelly: How are you?

Ryan: Look at you. Nice to see you.

>> Hello.

Kelly: I am so happy to see you, always, always.

>> Have you seen? I wore these specially for you.

Kelly: Oh, my gosh.

>> See? See? I knew you would like them.

Kelly: Are these Gucci?

>> Yes.

Kelly: Yes, of course they are.

>> I saved them specially for my Kelly.

Kelly: Oh, my gosh.

Ryan: Whose palace are they from?

Kelly: What size shoe are you?

>> You get-- you get a pair. You know I got your back.

Kelly: I was gonna say. I'll do whatever it takes to get in those shoes.

>> What size? I'm size 6.

Kelly: I'm also a size 6.

>> Perfect.

Ryan: That makes three of us.


All right.

Kelly: Now, listen, I did not know this. All the times we've had you on this show, you were-- as a young child, you were quite good at gymnastics. You wanted to be a gymnast.

>> Yes, that was my dream.

Kelly: I had no idea, in all these years. Look at this picture of you.

Ryan: Wow.

Kelly: Look at that.

>> Yes.

Ryan: So how old are you there, and what were you doing?

>> I am nine. You know, I come from a very-- you know, it's bigger now, but when I was that age, my town was super small. So I didn't know this sport existed.

Ryan: Right.

>> And then, Nadia Comaneci went to the Olympics. I had the television, I saw her, and I fell in love with the sport, put there were no classes. Nobody else was doing it.

And I was teaching myself. And then I begged my father to take me to Mexico City for the summer to go to a gym. And I went, and I was there two months, and I was so focused and so good.

At that age, I got drafted for the Olympic team.

Ryan: That's incredible. Self-taught originally, and drafted.

>> However, that would mean that I would have to be, like, in a boarding school. You do six hours a day of gymnastics, and they do the studies. And I would have to be away from my family, because it's in Mexico City.

And my father said no.

Ryan: Aww.

>> So that was my Olympic dream died day.

Kelly: Yeah. Things turned out okay, though.

>> Instead, I became an actress.

Ryan: I was gonna say, it worked out just fine for you, Salma. When did you have that turning point or that moment when you realized that you wanted to pursue acting?

>> It must have been right after the heartbreak with the gymnastics. I was really young, like a kid. And I saw "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." And I remember, when I saw this film, something clicked in my brain and went, whoa, there is actually a universe within this life, within this universe, where anything can happen.

You know? There can be a river made out of chocolate. You can chew a gum and levitate, and then you can burp yourself back down to Earth. There's Oompa Loompas.

So I realized that, through filmmaking, you can create so many different realities, and everything was possible. And so I wanted to be part of that business.

But I didn't think I wanted to be an actress. I just wanted to be in the films. But I guess I didn't think I could do it any other way. You know, it was hard for me to say I want to write or direct, so I said, I'll be an actress.

Kelly: It's so funny to me, because I saw that movie too, and it sounds like--I wanted to be a gymnast after I saw Nadia Comaneci. She affected me.

>> You're my soul sister, Kelly. I knew it.

Kelly: But when I saw "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," all I wanted to eat was a giant gummy bear. I did not want to be an actor.

Ryan: Just wanted to bathe in a river of chocolate.

Kelly: Where do you get those?

Ryan: When we come back, we'll find out why Salma's newest role is very close to heart. Be right back.

Announcer: Tomorrow on "Live," Chris Pine.

- You think killing is hard, huh? You wait in the bushes. The animal might outrun you or charge you. It's not easy to get your shot. Hmm? Try healing something.

That is hard.

[Cheers and applause]

Kelly: Salma Hayek Pinault, and a scene from "Beatriz at Dinner." Of course, you play a Mexican immigrant who is a holistic healer, right?

>> Yes.

Kelly: Tell us about the premise of this story, because I thought this was based on a true story or a story or a story I had heard, or... But maybe I'm mistaking it with just a story I've heard somewhere.

>> It's just a story you hear every day in the news. This is what's happening. But it was written before this political climate. And it's the story about this holistic healer that goes to a house to give a massage.

Clients that she's known for a long time. And she kind of get stuck, you know, accidentally, into this dinner with really sophisticated, rich, powerful, well-dressed people.

And at the beginning, I mean, she's not really--doesn't have a complex, or she's not in awe of them. She's very nice and graceful. And it all starts really well.

And then it starts-- it goes really bad.

Ryan: After a glass of wine or two and some tense conversations. But you use that word "graceful." The character has a lot of grace in moments that could be tough for a lot of people.

>> It's amazing how Miguel Arteta-- First of all, the script was brilliant, Mike White. And then it keeps the tension every second, and it makes you laugh out of nerves, and at some points it's scary, and it makes you angry.

And it's such a brilliant film.

Ryan: You had a calmness to your character. What did you do to maintain that?

>> I actually meditated every day before I started shooting. I didn't have to spend the time on hair and makeup, as you saw. So I spent it meditating.

Kelly: Do you like that? Do you like doing a character like that where you don't have to think about--because a lot of actors say, "Oh, well, the hair and makeup helps me get into character." And I wonder what it's like to be stripped of all of that.

>> Oh, I loved it. I loved it. I was free. I didn't have to look good. I was not expected to look any way. And also, I realized that I was making this sort of about this beautiful woman that was so beautiful inside.

And the fact that there is nothing, that she's kind of naked in her soul, makes her really beautiful.

Ryan: And he had you in mind, didn't he, when he was putting this movie together and writing the part?

>> Yes, and I got to tell you, it is the best thing I've ever done. This is such a wonderful movie. I almost feel sad to talk about it, because there's nothing you can say that can explain to you how good it is.

Ryan: It's fascinating that it was written so far ahead of where we are today. Think about that when you watch it and see it.

Kelly: Salma Hayek Pinault, everybody.

Announcer: Friday on "Live," "Quantico" star Priyanka Chopra.

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Your trip also includes round-trip airfare, wonderful dining, and a beachfront ocean view room overlooking one of Antigua's finest white sand beaches. Go to our website,beaches., to enter each day's answer. Entries must be received by 11:59 P.M. Eastern time each day, and each correct answer counts as one entry.

Ryan: Yeah, okay. So this will be epic. I have a feeling. Our next guest was the last mathlete standing when he out-calculated 224 competitors to win the 2017 Raytheon mathcounts National Championship.

Please welcome Luke Robitaille.

[Cheers and applause]

Kelly: Hi, how are you?

Ryan: How are you, buddy? How are you? Nice to see you, pal. Congratulations. It's amazing.

Kelly: That is incredible. I don't want you to get cocky, though. Look at these glasses. It probably means I'm pretty smart.


So you are in 7th grade?

>> Yes.

Kelly: Wow, congratulations.

>> Thank you.

Kelly: And you're from Euless, Texas?

>> Yes.

Ryan: All right, now we have his reaction when he won. That is the winning moment right there. Congratulations.

Kelly: Were you really shocked?

>> Yes, like, I sort of had figured that the answer was wrong when I said it, but then the announcer said it was right, so I was really surprised.

Kelly: So do you remember the answer or the problem?

>> In a barn, 100 chicks.

Ryan: It was the chicks.

Kelly: Oh, the chicks.

Ryan: We tried to do this. We knew the answer, so we got there fast, but only because we read it in the paper.

Kelly: Right, yeah, yeah. That was a really hard--how did you figure that out so fast?

>> Basically, like, each chick has a probability of 1/4 of not being pecked at all, because it has a 1/2 probability of not being pecked by the one on its right, and 1/2 not being pecked by the one on its left.

Kelly: Are you a farmer?

>> No.

Kelly: How would you even know when a chick is gonna peck or not?

>> Well, the problem said they peck.

Ryan: Yes, it was given. That was given information.

Kelly: Yeah, I know. Look at the glasses. I know.

Ryan: So, what did you do to celebrate the big win, bud?

>> So I went to Disney World for the first time.

Kelly: All right!

Ryan: That's amazing.

Kelly: Oh, my gosh. That's great.

Ryan: What was your favorite part?

>> I really liked epcot. The Spaceship Earth ride was really cool.

Ryan: Is that the ball?

Kelly: Yeah, the big golf ball.

Ryan: Yeah, the big ball.

Kelly: Yeah, it's amazing. Isn't that cool? I love that ride. And they just updated it and everything.

Ryan: We need a little guidance here, to be honest with you. What do you do to prepare for these equations and problems?

>> Really, I've sort of been preparing my whole--because my whole life, I've been studying math, and that all leads up to mathcounts. But also, since our state competition, I flew from the Dallas area, where I live, to the Houston area, where we practiced for three different weekends, so really hundreds of hours went into this.

Ryan: Kelly and I had tacos last night together and calculated the tip between the two of us. Does that qualify?


Kelly: Because you double the--

Ryan: I think it was a carry, or was it--

Kelly: Right, you carry the one. They don't carry the-- you know, here's the problem. I'm gonna tell you something, Luke, right now. They don't carry the one anymore, so parents like me are very confused.

Nobody does math on top-- the numbers don't go on top anymore; they are next to each other.

Ryan: He's looking at us like we're crazy.

Kelly: Do you know what I'm talking about?

Ryan: No, he's like, you guys, this--

Kelly: He's like, numbers is so last year.

Ryan: That's the Old Testament you're talking about, the old math, you guys.

Kelly: Okay, here's what I want you to know. I'm sick and tired of teenagers coming in here and showing us what's up. So during the commercial break, I found a math teacher in the audience, okay?

Come on down. Come on down, sir. Come on down, come on.

Ryan: All right, yeah, come down, come down. We need you. Come down here.

[Cheers and applause]

Oh, yeah.

Kelly: Hi.

Ryan: Come on in.

Kelly: Hi, what's your name?

>> Riley, Riley Cooper.

Ryan: Hi, I'm Ryan. Nice to see you.

Kelly: You're Mr. Cooper.

>> I am.

Kelly: We're hanging with Mr. Cooper.

Ryan: Jump on down, Mr. Cooper, right there. Stand right there. There's Luke; say hi to Luke.

>> Congratulations.

Kelly: Now, did you two just lock?

>> Yes.

Kelly: You did a Vulcan mind lock mathematically, didn't you?

>> Absolutely.

Kelly: Okay, so, now, I think that we should switch teams. So, yeah.

Ryan: Of course you think we should switch teams.

Kelly: Okay, so--

Ryan: So you take--

Kelly: I'll take Mr. Cooper.

Ryan: And you get me. All right, all right. So come on back here. All right, we need to explain how the game is going to work.

Kelly: Yeah, you explain the rules.

Ryan: All right, here's how the math challenge works. Tony Pigg will read the questions. Once the question is complete, we can ring the bell we have right here with the answer.

The team with the most correct answers wins.

Kelly: I have a question. I'm just a little distracted. There's not a secondary pad and pencil for their team.

Gelman: Ryan's gonna ring the bell.

Kelly: Okay.

[Bell dinging]


Ryan: You have glasses. I have bell ringing technique.

Gelman: In case he needs it.

Ryan: Thank you very much, Gelman.

Kelly: Pay attention, Luke. Luke, over here. Listen to this. The winner of the math challenge will go home with "Live's" presigin--prestigous-- apparently I can't read either.

The golden calculator.

Ryan: The golden calculator trophy!

[Cheers and applause]

Kelly: Oh, you want that. Oh, oh, Luke, I can tell you want that golden calculator like it's another trip to Disney, don't you?

Ryan: My man.

Kelly: But guess what? I have Mr. Cooper.


Ryan: All right. Tony, let's do it. Let's go, Tony.

Tony: Okay, here's question number one. Good luck.

Ryan: Thank you.

Tony: On average, Kelly makes 20 deliveries for a restaurant in a six-hour shift. What's the minimum number of people, each making deliveries at the same rate as Kelly, needed to make 20 deliveries for the restaurant per hour?

[Bell dings]

Ryan: What is it?

>> Oh, I thought you had it.

Kelly: No, I don't--

Ryan: Cooper! Cooper! Okay, wait, we have it. I think we have it.

>> Six?

>> We say six. Is it six, Tony?

Tony: That's right. The answer is six people.

Ryan: Right there, poof!

Tony: Okay, here's question number two.

Kelly: Time out, time out, time out.

Ryan: Kelly's calling a time out.

Kelly: Since when do I deliver things?



Ryan: All right, next. Here we go, Tony.

>> Tony, Ryan's six identical cupcakes are distributed to two friends. If each friend gets at least one cupcake, how many possible outcomes are there?

[Bell dings]

Ryan: We know it.

>> Five.

Ryan: There's five.

Tony: That is correct, five outcomes.

Kelly: Time out. Time out, time out.

Ryan: She's calling a time out.

Kelly: Are we sure that Mr. Cooper is really a math teacher?

Ryan: Not sure. It's unclear.

Kelly: Mr. Cooper, feel free to write something down or ring the bell.

Ryan: Cooper, it's unclear here. All right, Tony, What's the next question?

Tony: Question number three. Kelly ate 100 raisins in five days.

Kelly: That would never happen.

Tony: On each day, she ate six more than on the previous day. How many raisins did she eat on the fifth day?

[Bell dings]

Ryan: We know it again!

>> 32.

Tony: 32 is the right answer.

Ryan: Guy's on fire. Nice job.

Tony: Question number four.

Ryan: All right, let's go.

Tony: Ryan's figure shows--

Kelly: Wait, time out. Time out--

Ryan: You can't keep-- you're out of time outs. She is out of time outs.

Kelly: Mr. Cooper, you're playing this game, right?

>> I'm in awe. I'm in awe.

Kelly: Okay.

Tony: Ryan's figure shows an office floor plan. How many square feet does this office occupy?

[Bell dings]

Ryan: We know it. One more time.

>> 87.

Tony: 87 square feet is correct.

Ryan: Ah. How about it? All right.

Tony: Question number five.

Kelly: Let's switch it.

Ryan: All right, go ahead. You take him.

Tony: Switching.

Ryan: Okay, switching. All right, we're gonna get you one.

Tony: Kelly's stalk of corn is 32 inches tall. It grows by 25% of its height each month for the next two months. What's the height of the stalk in inches at the end of the two-month period?

[Bell dings]

Ryan: Cooper.

>> 50.

>> 50.

Tony: 50 inches is correct.

Ryan: It's a lot of pressure.

>> Did we get it?

Ryan: No, we didn't get it. He got it.

Tony: Question number six. In the figure, each circle is a vertex of one or more triangles. The circles marked b and r are colored blue and red, respectively.

If each of the remaining circles is to be colored red, blue, or yellow so that no triangle has two vertices of the same color...

Ryan: Pay attention.

Tony: What's the color of the circle marked with?

Ryan: My guy gave up.

>> Red.

Tony: Red is correct.


Question number seven.

Ryan: Wow.

Tony: Kelly's hexagonal table that is, by itself, seats six people, one person at each side, a row of the hexagonal table is created by pushing together a certain number of hexagonal tables so that each side of one table meets a side of the next table in the way shown here.

If 50 people can sit at the row of tables that was created, how many tables are in the row?

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Ryan: We got it, we got it!

>> Let's try 12.

Tony: 12 is right.

Ryan: Yes!


Coop, Coop!

Tony: Here's the next question. This is the last question, question number eight. Ryan has a square sheet of paper with 10-inch sides.

Kelly: Thanks for waking up, Mr. Cooper.

Tony: Along each side, he makes a mark 2 inches from each corner. He then draws a line segment connecting the two marks near each corner. Finally, he cuts along each line segment, removing a triangle from each corner of the square and creating an octagon.

What percentage of the area of the square is the area of the octagon?

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>> 92.

Tony: 92% is correct.

Ryan: Magic.

Kelly: What in the world? Hang on.

Ryan: You guys, Kelly and Luke are the winners!

Kelly: You're welcome.


Ryan: Wow. That's a magic trick.

Kelly: You did terrific.

Ryan: I'm gonna get the trophy.

Kelly: Mr. Cooper.


Ryan: Congratulations, pal. There you go. Congratulations, Luke!

Kelly: Good job, Luke. Thank you, Mr. Cooper. It was fun to hang with you.

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Ryan: Welcome back, friends. He just received his first and well-deserved Tony nomination for his lead role in Broadway's "Dear Evan Hansen." He's incredible.

Kelly: Incredible.

Ryan: Please welcome Ben Platt. Here he is.

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♪ Hey, buddy. Good to see you, man.

>> Good to see you too.

Ryan: Oh, my gosh. I saw him less than 12 hours ago, and it's--

>> Yeah, you came yesterday. Thanks for coming.

Ryan: It was so fun. Saw the matinee. I actually texted Kelly. I haven't been to a-- you know, I just moved here. So what does one wear?

Kelly: He goes, "What does somebody wear to a matinee?"

>> You looked perfect.

Ryan: Thanks.

Kelly: It was the funniest question I've gotten so far.

Ryan: Oh, there'll be a lot like that.

Kelly: You are so talented.

>> Thank you so much.

Kelly: I want to talk about your early life, because I understand you did something that a lot of kids do, but I have a feeling you probably did it to the next level.

>> Well...

Kelly: You used to put on backyard shows?

>> Yes, yes. Well, there's a platform in my backyard. I grew up in Los Angeles. And it really cries out to be a stage. It's perfect. It's got, like, little steps, and there's an area for parents to sit when I force them to, or family members, or anyone who will watch.

And I was obsessed with cast albums growing up, like any good theater nerd. And so I would recruit any cousins or siblings that were around, and we would have, like, fake auditions in my room, and I would make them read scenes that I'd write, which would be, like, one or two lines that I could scrawl out on a piece of paper.

And I'd post cast lists on the door. And then we would do one really well-staged number from a show, and the rest would just kind of be us kind of free-for-alling to the soundtrack around my backyard, and then having a really great, well-staged curtain call, and then call it a day.

Kelly: Were there any cousins you didn't like? Because there's cousins you like, and then there are cousins you don't like.

>> No.

Kelly: Any cousins you didn't like that you cut from the play every time?

>> Not a single one. But there was a select few that I could coerce into doing it. Especially all my boy cousins wanted to go and play basketball in the front yard, but...

Ryan: Do you remember, what was your first onstage production?

>> The first time I ever really did a show, I was 6 years old. I did "Cinderella." I went to this program called The Adderley School in Los Angeles, which is a great little kids' musical theater program.

Oh, there it is.

Kelly: You are so cute.

>> There I am.

Kelly: You are so cute.

>> In sequins from day one.

Kelly: Yeah, I like it.

>> And, yeah, so I kind of got bit by the bug right away and fell deeply in love with it, and I did as many shows with that program as I could possibly fit into my schedule.

And then my parents let me audition for a professional gig when I was 8 years old, and I've worked every since.

Ryan: How old are you now?

>> 23.

Ryan: And you did "The Book of Mormon" when?

>> When I was 19.

Kelly: Wow.

Ryan: And to see-- I mean, the material that he has memorized, the verbal and physical. I mean, it's a teen who's going through severe anxiety, and you have to--there's a physicality to this performance as well.

>> Certainly.

Ryan: How did you learn how to do all of that?

>> Certainly, I mean, I think, of the experiences I've had so far, it's definitely the most vocally, physically, emotionally demanding, what have you, which is what makes it so exciting and such a blessing, is that I get to kind of use all the tools in my box at once in this performance.

It's a blast. And I think, as far as the physicality, Steven Levenson, who wrote our book, wrote such a clear kid and had such a clear kid in his mind.

And his sort of rhythm of speech and his comedic sort of self-effacing humor, things like that were there from the beginning, and so I kind of just sort of built the little physical quirks out of that, and we sort of found, as a team, which ones were really helpful to give a vision to this character, and which ones were sort of extraneous, and over time...

Ryan: It doesn't miss a beat.

Kelly: Well, what's interesting is, I asked the usher the day we were there to see the show, I said, "So this must be a special-- like, is this a particularly good performance?" And he said, "Kelly, he does that exact same performance eight shows a week.

He does that exact same performance. They're all that good." And I kept saying, "No, but ours is the best performance."

>> Of course, a special one for you guys.

Ryan: I told Kelly I was nervous. I didn't know what to say to you afterwards, because I figured you'd be exhausted, and you'd just don't his incredible, intimate performance, and I was rehearsing what I was gonna say when I met you.

So hopefully it went well.

>> It was beautiful and kind. I really appreciated you coming back and saying hi, especially because we were gonna see each other right now.

Ryan: Exactly. So he's a SoulCycler. When we come back, we're gonna talk about--there's a themed class that we may have to talk him into doing. Be right back after this.

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Third graders today. Their new GoGurt tubes are easy open. And P.E. Consists of sitting around on mats. Hippies.

Oh, mom, making them eat their favorite snack in the back seat. Whatever happened to "eating at the table?" That's what cup holders are for.

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Kelly: Yes.

Ryan: I say yes and bow to you.

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Ryan: Well, that's kind of good to know, since I work here.

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Ryan: Tony-nominated. You know him from "Pitch Perfect." There he is on Broadway. "Dear Evan Hansen," Ben Platt. And they do these SoulCycle themed "Dear Evan Hansen" rides.

>> So I've heard.

Ryan: You haven't been to one?

>> No, I'm a huge SoulCycler. I love SoulCycle. When I finished "Book of Mormon," I wanted to drop some weight for this particular role, because this kid, as you've seen, is a very nervous, kind of anxiety-ridden kid, can't really stand to eat very much, and I always saw him as sort of a smaller guy.

And so my way into that was SoulCycle, so I'm a fiend. But I'm afraid to go to one. I mean, I'm dying to, because I've been to the "Hamilton" rides. I love the "Hamilton" rides.

And I've been to the, like, Beyonce versus Jay z, all the themed ones, but...

Kelly: Have we been in SoulCycle together and I've not seen you?

>> I think I've been behind you once or twice.

Kelly: Really? I'm sorry. I'm sorry about that.

>> You've got excellent form.

Kelly: Okay, now I'm gonna start paying attention. I always go--

>> No, it's private time. It's time for yourself. I didn't want to bother you.

Ryan: She's ferocious on that bike.

>> Me too.

Ryan: We just saw that clip, and your character going through the anxiety. Did you have any moments of difficulty yourself when you were doing it up on stage?

>> Certainly, I mean, I think, I, like pretty much anyone else, can relate to the feeling of sort of being on the outside of things, not being able to really be fully present and engage with people, and you feel like you're sort of judging yourself and looking down on yourself.

And I think that that's why the show has connected with so many people, is because, even if, on the surface, people seem sort of very typical or they maybe fit in, in a really general kind of way, everybody has that feeling of loneliness.

And I think that people maybe think that that's a unique feeling, and I think, when they come and sit in the theater and experience this show and connect with this kid, they realize that everybody kind of shares that underlying feeling.

Ryan: I don't think that there's anyone, certainly, that hasn't been through a moment of loneliness, or many moments of loneliness, both young and as adults.

Kelly: Yeah.

>> Sure, or isolation, and I think the hyperconnectivity of social media kind of amplifies that, because, on the surface, it obviously connects and brings together and creates this community, but that can also be a very isolating thing, because it all becomes about sort of superficial connections.

Kelly: The one thing I'm the most thankful for, that I'm not a teenager during the age of social media, because...

>> It's difficult.

Kelly: You know, everybody was tormented in some form, somewhere, some way in time along the way in school. All kids go through it, right?

>> Yes.

Kelly: But nowadays, kids can't get away from it. There's no way to get away from it. So I am thankful for that. And I sometimes feel really bad for my kids or other kids.

>> Certainly, and I think the show does a really good job of explaining that there are beautiful things to be found from social media and ways to belong and ways to connect and ways to form community, and also there's dangers in it if you're looking for validation from it or if you're looking to sort of judge yourself based on the way you're being received online.

Ryan: Parents, kids, teenagers, everybody, if you're free in New York, check it out.

Kelly: Everybody needs to see it.

Ryan: And by the way, don't talk; rest your voice. Rest your voice. You're off today. "Dear Evan Hansen" playing now at the Music Box Theatre.

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Ryan: Welcome back. All right, it is time for the Inbox. So you want to start?

Kelly: Donna Shuman Myers from Palmyra, Pennsylvania, said, "This is a picture--" Boy, your dad gets around. "This is a picture of Ryan's dad, Gary, taken during high school at Greencastle-Antrim High School.

He's number 10. I went to school with his dad from 1st grade to graduation.

Ryan: That is...

Kelly: Where's number 10?

Ryan: Number 10, right there. Yeah, athleticism runs somewhere in the family, yeah.

Kelly: You guys are all so cute.

Ryan: I mean, I find that a bit ironic, that he-- I mean, look at me. And he played basketball. It skips a generation.

Kelly: Was he--is he tall?

Ryan: No, that was about-- he stopped at that height.

Kelly: Dawn Esposito from Coconut Creek, Florida. I love when Dawn writes in. "I was wondering how young Ryan was when he started in the business, so I looked online and found this photo.

It looks like it might be from Ryan's own scrapbook. Glasses, braces, and he was behind the microphone and ready to take on the world."


You were the cutest!

Ryan: I had braces. I had to get rubber bands. Glasses, the butt cut, and a custom rugby shirt. Yeah, that's me.

Kelly: Oh, my god, we so would have been boyfriend and girlfriend. You had me at headgear.

Ryan: Thanks for watching, guys.

Announcer: Tomorrow on "Live," Chris Pine, Elisabeth Moss, and a lesson in self-defense.

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Announcer: Here she is now, ellen degeneres!



Ellen: Thank you so much. Thanks a lot. I appreciate it very much. I feel the same way about you. Thank you so much.


Back at you and all that stuff. Sit down and have a seat. Boy, some really good dancers here today. Really good. I hated to irpt that last guy who was really, yeah.

Very sensual and it was a very, very slow and sexy. And I liked it.

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