Elaine's use of a fake phone number backfires when she loses a card that will entitle her to a free sandwich. You know, that character that everyone hates - that was me. I think I got a little more traction as an actor before I got a little traction as a playwright. - A, say anything negative about "Star Wars"; B, pee in the street; or C, go anywhere near Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate. We Insist: A Timeline Of Protest Music In 2020. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. I'll never forget. I got very lucky. And I said, well, I don't know. SAGAL: You're exactly right, Tracy Letts. You're in "Ford V. Ferrari" and "Little Women.". I can't possibly lie to this - well, yes you can. (2013). Your collaborator's in the theater. That's - so nobody got mad at you for, like, airing out the family laundry. LETTS: It is. Daniel Miller is a pumpkin artist from Wilson, Oklahoma. LETTS: Yeah, I don't know how that happened. SAGAL: Did other members of your family who you grew up with see the play and comment upon it? LETTS: You know, it's amazing. You go to see your friends' plays. Mr. Bill (and, of course, Sluggo). SAGAL: And it's a pleasure to have you.

What do you do, sir, when they are bad? Three questions about warnings — including some odd travel guidance, a weird weather heads up, and an unexpected language advisory.

SAGAL: Tracy Letts, welcome to WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME. LETTS: A lot of salesmen in the airport seem to recognize me from "Homeland.". LETTS: I think we should all get a lot better at that... LETTS: ...'Cause we're very good at it, if you think about it, in our day-to-day life. LETTS: It must have happened enough that, like, Swiss citizens went back and, like - why didn't anyone tell me? I've done the acting side of it for so long that I - who would want to hire me if I was going to show up and do that all of the time, right? What was very scary to find out was, upon writing the play and putting it in front of an audience, that apparently everybody in the audience had had the exact same experience. I feel really, really good, Peter. And one of the first records to ever receive one of those stickers was which of these? And I want everybody to lie well when they see my plays when they don't like them. When you're on a set working in commercial stuff, TV, movies, do you ever have the temptation to go talk to the writer and maybe make a suggestion and say, Bill, well, you know, I understand you want to do it this way, but my Pulitzer suggests an alternative?

Back in the '90s, advisory stickers were one way for parents - know not to let kids listen to certain albums. Cherry Street Kitchen will move from its current location on Cherry Street to downtown in early 2021. - A, Frank Zappa's "Jazz From Hell," an album of completely instrumental music; B, brought to you by the letter F, it's "Sesame Street's" "F The Police"... SAGAL: ...Or C, "David Lee Roth Sings Sondheim.".

You're really rocking through this. George tries to get away with giv… His plays include "August: Osage County," "Killer Joe" and "The Minutes," which is coming to Broadway with him Blair Brown and Armie Hammer in the cast. SAGAL: Well, it'd be awkward. There's no plan.

That's very good. LETTS: And yet there are times when we see somebody's play - I was like, well, I have to be true to myself.

And he said, oh, yeah. SAGAL: But you're also an actor, of course. SAGAL: All right. And I'm told later on by some of the writers on staff that they were nervous about the fact that I was there, but I don't know. Here's your last question. He received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County and a Tony Award for his portrayal of George in the revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Tracy Letts when he appeared on "Seinfeld." Enjoy more articles by logging in or creating a free account.

LETTS: I lie really well. Speaking of which, Tracy Letts has won awards, both for playwriting and acting. Jerry meets an attractive woman at a party, but when he later tries to date her, she doesn't look nearly as good.

LETTS: You'll find that a lot of those people are "Homeland" watchers. But then again, it'd also be your next play. It is the greatest dysfunctional family play ever written.

Actors getting their first Oscar nomination this year?

He is also - we are confident - the only person in the "Festivus" episode of "Seinfeld" who has won a Pulitzer Prize.

You've always been one, right? And for our radio audience, is there something that you are most well-known for that people recognize you for mostly? LETTS: Oh, yeah.

LETTS: And in fact, I'd like to thank a few people for my appearance here tonight. No credit card required. Don't you break my heart. SAGAL: Now, your - this may change with "The Minutes" coming to Broadway.

Tracy Letts, full name Tracy Shane Letts, (born July 4, 1965, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.), American actor and dramatist who was best known for his award-winning play August: Osage County (2007; film 2013). LETTS: You also should not pee in the street. Click the audio link above to find out how he does. SAGAL: It is - yes.

We've invited actor and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts to play a game called "Tracy Letts ... Tracy let's not." - A, walking small dogs who might blow away; B, wearing a nun's wimples; or C, standing upright instead of the recommended crawling along the ground.

Both Letts and Guerrero appeared in separate - and classic - Seinfeld episodes. I - they've always kind of been on parallel tracks. Speaking of which, Tracy Letts has won awards, both for playwriting and acting. Bill, how did Tracy Letts do on our quiz? We've invited you here to play a game we're calling... SAGAL: Sometimes it is wiser not to do something. First question - foreign countries often issue travel warnings to people coming to the United States. Very few people get them all right, and you just did to win. Tracy S. Letts (born July 4, 1965) is an American actor, playwright, and screenwriter. And I was a little fearful of what her reaction would be. Accuracy and availability may vary.

LETTS: I've seen all manner of people peeing in the street. The first Catoosa Art Show and Cultural Festival will take place Friday through Sunday, and will feature a show of work by Oklahoma Indigenous artists, live music, tours of the city, food trucks and more, all designed to showcase a town that stands at a unique intersection of Oklahoma history and culture. The collection, which Gilcrease plans to digitize to make it accessible to the public, includes audio and video interviews with race massacre survivors.

An increase in the minimum wage is enough to finally meet the demands of the striking employees of H&H Bagels, and as such, Kramer announces that after 12 years, he's going back to work. Yeah. Copyright © 2020 NPR. LETTS: ...You have to specifically say, do not pee in the street. And my grandmother, after that event, descended into years of downer addiction. Perennial Unlucky Oscar Nominee Meryl Streep, Rendezvous At The Premiere of 'Little Women', The Post: The Style Section - Re-Creating an Era, Leslie Jones/Tracy Letts/Esther Povitsky/John Stanier, Pitch Perfect 3/The Post/All the Money in the World/Hostiles/Father Figures, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. "Rigoletto" hearkened back to opera as it used to be. And somebody said, that happened to you? It's amazing. That was your first career. SAGAL: Right. SAGAL: And you have two movies nominated for best picture. I - even though I can go on and on about your plays that you've written, you're also a pretty accomplished actor. LETTS: That was extraordinary. LETTS: My mom, when she read the play - and she was one of the first people ever to read it - I knew it was very tough speaking about her mother. SAGAL: All right.

My grandfather committed suicide when I was 10 years old. Holding onto the moment by Anne-Katrin Titze, Azazel Jacobs on the Pressure of French Exit, Casting Michelle Pfeiffer, and Growing Up in the Filmmaking World. One of the topics she first brings up in the show is that one of the actors in the series was Tracy Letts. It had just been passed around. Osage County playwright Tracy Letts, pictured above, an ensemble member since 2002, also acts. LETTS: I don't. And now the game where we reward people who've already won a lot of awards. And I remember the relative - in their 70s at the time they saw the show - saying to me afterwards, how did you know the claw hammer story? SAGAL: Tracy Letts is an actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. LETTS: And that was the basis for the play, a subject that had been with me and part of my life for a very long time. Among first-season debuts: The Bees. We'll be back in a minute with more of WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME from NPR. SAGAL: In just a minute, Bill turns up the pitbull but not Cat Stevens in the Listener Limerick Challenge. Stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eddie Redmayne share their 5 reasons not to miss The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix. It happened to me - damn near killed me. This restaurant specializes in speedy service of its generous portions of breakfast and lunch specialties.