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Rob Riggle Plays His Old Military Boss In A New Movie

Rob Riggle Plays His Old Military Boss In A New Movie


>>Stephen: WELCOME BACK,
EVERYBODY! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
MY NEXT GUEST IS A COMEDIAN YOU KNOW FROM “THE DAILY SHOW,” “THE
HANGOVER,” AND “21 JUMP STREET.” PLEASE WELCOME ROB RIGGLE! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING )>>Stephen: HEY, MAN, NICE TO
SEE YOU.>>NICE TO SEE YOU!>>Stephen: ALWAYS PLEASANT TO
SPEND TIME WITH YOU. IT’S LIKE OLD HOME WEEK.>>IT IS!>>Stephen: THE MOVIE WE’RE
GOING TO TALK ABOUT TONIGHT IS CALLED “12 STRONG.”>>YES.>>Stephen: WHICH IS ABOUT
U.S. MARINES GOING INTO AFGHANISTAN AFTER THE ATTACKS ON
9/11.>>RIGHT.>>Stephen: WE’LL GET TO THAT
IN A MINUTE. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU. SOME PEOPLE MAY KNOW, SOME MAY
NOT, YOU WERE A MARINE.>>YES
( APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: AND I UNDERSTAND,
ALSO, YOU TRAINED TO BE, WHAT WAS IT, A FIGHTER PILOT?>>YES, THAT’S HOW I STARTED.>>Stephen: YOU’RE REALLY TALL
FOR A FIGHTER PILOT. AREN’T THEY SMALL AND COMPACT TO
HANDLE THE Gs.>>AND THE EJECTION SEAT.>>Stephen: IS THAT A BIG PART
OF IT?>>YOU HAVE TO SIT IN A JET AND
THEY MEASURE YOU FROM YOUR HIP TO YOUR KNEE, YOUR KNEE TO YOUR
HEEL BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, IF YOU’RE TOO TALL AND YOU EJECT
OUT OF A JET, IT’S GOING TO TAKE YOUR LEGS.>>Stephen: WHAT’S THE MAX
HEIGHT?>>I THINK IT’S, LIKE, SIX-FIVE
OR SIX-SIX. YOU CAN BE A LONG MAN — OR
WOMAN.>>Stephen: SO YOU DID ALL
THAT TRAINING AND DIDN’T BECOME A FIGHTER PILOT?>>THAT’S RIGHT. I WANTED TO PURSUE COMEDY AND
ACTING.>>Stephen: VERY SIMILAR. VERY SIMILAR!>>Stephen: HOW MANY Gs DO
YOU PULL, BRO?>>I FLEW WITH THE BLUE ANGELS
AND I PULLED 7.5Gs AND THAT WASN’T A PROBLEM UNTIL THEY DID
IT FOR ABOUT A MINUTE AND THEN I PASSED OUT.>>Stephen: LET ME JUST GET TO
YOUR TIE RIGHT HERE.>>IT KEEPS DOING IT, DOESN’T
IT?>>Stephen: THAT’S A FULL
SERVICE THING RIGHT HERE. ( LAUGHTER )
IT’S NO BIG DEAL BUT I PULLED 9Gs.>>DID YOU IN.>>Stephen: YEP, THUNDER
BIRDS, BABY. STILL WAITING FOR IT TO SEEM
LIKE A GOOD IDEA.>>DID YOU PASS OUT?>>Stephen: NO, I HAD THE
COMPRESSION SUIT ON. DID YOU NOT WEAR THE COMPRESSION
SUIT?>>I DIDN’T WEAR THE COMPRESSION
SUIT.>>Stephen: EXPLAIN THAT. IT’S CALLED A G SUIT FOR
GRAVITY OR WHATEVER. WHEN YOU GO INTO A POSITIVE G,
IT INFLATES, FILLS UP WITH AIR AND PUSHES ON YOUR MUSCLES AND
PUSHES ALL THE BLOOD BACK TO YOUR HEAD BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENS
IS WHEN YOU PULL Gs ALL THAT BLOOD DRAINS OUT OF YOUR HEAD
AND YOU GO TO SLEEP.>>Stephen: RIGHT. AND THEY TEACH YOU THE HOOK
METHOD WHICH YOU GO, HOOK-AH, HOOK AH! AND YOU LOOK RIDICULOUS BUT STAY
AWAKE.>>Stephen: AT WHAT POINT ARE
YOU NO LONGER HUMAN WITH THE Gs.>>WHEN I WENT UP WITH THE BLUE
ANGELS, THEY DIDN’T GIVE ME A SUIT WHICH I ASKED FOR.>>Stephen: YOU WENT FOR FUN? YEAH. I SAID DO I GET A G SUIT? THEY SAID, NO, NO. I SAID, OKAY… BUT WE DID THE WHOLE BOMBING
RUNS, AEROBATICS, AND GETTING SOME FOR ABOUT 70 MINUTES
HOOKING AND JABBING. ON THE WAY BACK HE SAID WE’RE
GOING TO DO A SHORT BREAK WHICH SALANDING PATTERN BUT INSTEAD OF
THE FULL RACE TRACK AROUND THEY CUT IT HALFWAY THROUGH AND DO A
SHORT LANDING. BLAH, BLAH. ANYWAY, HE SAYS WE’RE GOING TO
DO A SHORT BREAK. I KNEW WHAT THAT MEANT BUT I WAS
LITERALLY SO WEAK. I WAS, LIKE, OKAY… THAT’S ABOUT ALL I COULD MUSTER. HE GOES, OKAY, HERE WE GO! THREW IT OVER! AND WE JUST LOADED UP ALL THESE
Gs AND I WENT UGH, UGH, UGH, UGH AND JUST MELTED. AND THE NEXT THING I KNOW I
HEAR, ROB, YOU WITH ME? ROB, YOU GOOD? ROB, YOU GOOD? AND I’M, LIKE, YEAH, WHAT’S THE
BIG DEAL? WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?>>Stephen: DID THEY HAVE A
CAMERA ON YOU.>>YES, IT’S CALLED MY BLUE
ANGELS AUDITION TAPE, OR TOP GUN AUDITION TAPE. LITERALLY IN P THE 15 SECONDS I
WAS OUT COLD, I HAD A FULL DREAM, A FULL FRONT — THERE WAS
A BEGINNING, A MIDDLE AND AN END, AND I WAS HAPPY AND I WOKE
UP PEACEFUL AND CONTENT, AND IT WAS A LOVELY DREAM, IF I RECALL.>>Stephen: DID YOU THROW UP? I DID NOT THROW UP. I WAS PRETTY GOOD ABOUT THAT.>>Stephen: I WENT UP FOR 45
MINUTES AND THOUGHT I WAS FINE BECAUSE IT WAS TOO PAINFUL TO
CONSIDER THROWING UP UNTIL HE SAID, OKAY, WE’RE DONE WE’RE
HEADED BACK TO THE BASE AND I WAS, LIKE, WHAT? I THREW UP FOR THREE HOURS.>>DID YOU REALLY?>>Stephen: I GOT BACK, THEY
PACKED MY TORSO WITH ICE TO BRING MY BODY TEMPERATURE DOWN
BECAUSE I FREAKED OUT SO HARD. I’M ALMOST IN TEARS REMEMBERING
HOW STUPID I THOUGHT I WAS. I THOUGHT, I COULD HAVE KILLED
MYSELF!>>I GET IT. BECAUSE WHEN I TAX IDEA IN THEY
POPPED THE CANOPY AND THE YOUNG PILOT JUMPED OUT AND WAS LIKE,
JUMPED OUT ON THE GROUND AND I WAS, LIKE, I’M JUST TAKING A
BEAT. I WANT TO LOOK AT THE COCKPIT
ONE MORE TIME, IT’S AMAZING! YEAH, THAT’S WHAT IT IS.>>Stephen: LET’S TALK ABOUT
THE MOVIE.>>OKAY.>>Stephen: “12 STRONG.” YES.>>Stephen: AND THIS IS ABOUT
MARINES BEING SENT IN TO KANDAHAR.>>IT’S ARMY SPECIAL FORCES.>>Stephen: I APOLOGIZE. IT WAS AN ARMY MISSION.>>Stephen: DON’T MAKE THAT
MISTAKE.>>THAT’S A DISTINCTION. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES. THESE ARE THE FIRST BOOTS ON THE
GROUND, THE FIRST GUYS TO TAKE THE FIGHT TO THE TALIBAN AND
AL QUAIDA RIGHT AFTER 9/11. WE’RE TALKING OCTOBER OF 2001,
THE GUYS FIRST IN. AT THAT TIME THE NORTHERN
ALLIANCE, THEIR LEADER MUSSAD HAD BEEN ASSASSINATED TWO DATES
BEFORE ON SEPTEMBER 9 AS PAYMENT TO THE TALIBAN SO AL QUAIDA
ASSASSINATED HIM AND THEY ATTACKED US ON THE ELEVENTH. SO THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE WAS
FRAGILE, BUT WE NEEDED THEM, THEY WERE FIGHTING THE TALIBAN,
SO WE JOINED UP WITH THEM. WHAT THESE GUYS DID WITH WHAT
THEY HAD AND WHERE THEY WERE IS UNPRECEDENTED IN AMERICAN
HISTORY.>>Stephen: THEY FOUGHT ON
HORSEBACK.>>WITH WEAPONIZED. AND THEIR MISSION WAS
CLASSIFIED. FINALLY, 17 YEARS LATER, YOU GET
TO HEAR THE STORY.>>Stephen: WHO DO YOU PLAY. MAX BOWERS, COMMANDING
OFFICER OF THE FIFTH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP. THIS TAKES PLACE
IN OCTOBER OF 2001. IN NOVEMBER OF 2001, A YOUNG
CAPTAIN ROB RIGGLE REPORTED TO AFGHANISTAN TO THIRD BATTALION
FIRTH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP AND I WORKED DIRECTLY FOR LIEUTENANT
COLONEL MAX BOWERS SO I’M PLAYING MY OLD BOSS
( APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: FANTASTIC. YEAH.>>Stephen: WE HAVE A CLIP
WHERE A YOUNG UP AND COMING ACTOR THE REPORTING TO YOU.>>YES.>>Stephen: HERE WE GO, JIM. WHY WILL YOU HERE OUT OF
UNIFORM WITH THAT FUR ROW ON YOUR FACE DIDN’T YOU GET BACK
FROM KUWAIT A FEW WEEKS AGO.>>SURE. APOLOGIES.>>WE’RE A LITTLE BUSY. WHAT DO YOU WANT?>>I WANT BACK ON MY TEAM, SIR. YOU DON’T HAVE A TEAM. YOU HAVE BEEN ROTATED TO MY
STAFF AT YOUR REQUEST. ULTRABE FILTERED INTO NEW ODAs
WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY ARISES. IF I WERE YOU I WOULD STUDY
TALIBAN.>>TALIBAN PLANNED THE ATTACK? AFGHANISTAN DID. PLAY PLANNED THE ATTACK.>>MIDDLE EAST IS MY REGION SIR. REALLY? I DIDN’T KNOW THAT!>>Stephen: FANTASTIC. I’M GLAD THEY USED THAT TAKE. THERE WERE MANY TAKES WHERE I
JUST SAID KISS ME TO MR. HEMSWORTH.>>Stephen: OUTTAKES OR FOR
REAL?>>THEY SAID, ROB, THAT’S NOT
THE LINE. I SAID, I’M SORRY. CAN WE GO BACK TO ONE THEN.>>Stephen: DID YOU CALL
“THOR”?>>YES, HE’S FUNNY, NICE, COOL,.>>Stephen: ROB RIGGLE —
YEAH?>>Stephen: KISS ME. ( LAUGHTER )
GOOD TO SEE YOU. “12 STRONG” PREMIERES TOMORROW. ROB RIGGLE, EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH A
PERFORMANCE BY FALL OUT BOY.


Reader Comments

  1. Omg, I figured out the hook method before I knew what it was. Except I just do it for rollercoasters. 😂

  2. I don’t blame him… if I had the chance to cast ANYONE to play me in a movie I would choose Chris Hemsworth too. And I’m Asian. Lmao

  3. Does quantity of blood in the legs make a difference for pilots? Can a male or female have a different effect in the pilots seat? This is awesome scientific research that needs to be done! Women have a lot of blood in their legs, does that help? Could it be that women won't pass out as quickly, or could men last longer? We need to research this! If women can fight longer, and in more extreme events than we need to have the ladies up there kicking the crap out of the other countries that don't let women go to battle. If it's men then we need to keep going on the same path.

  4. Steven Colbert, I am only watching because of Rob Riggle, not your Hilary ass kissing platform of a show. Just FYI

  5. 06:15 "their leader mussad was assasinated by AL-quada", MASSOUD.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmad_Shah_Massoud

  6. I can not believe Stephen said its about Marines – in his opening statement and Rob agrees with him… It's not about Marines! WTF?

  7. As a former Marine myself, I’ve never met one who was funny & wanted to be an actor like Riggle. EVER – & that’s in 34 years!

  8. The fact that he cant show his clip here is just a fucking shame. Double douchebagerry! Goto this site blah blah fucking blah.. Fuck outta here.

  9. They weren’t marines tf? They were made up of U.S. Air Force combat controllers and soldiers with the Army’s 5th Special Forces Group’s Operational Detachment Alpha 595

  10. this host is a fucking asshole – he never shuts the fuck up and lets his guests speak – if anyone reads these comments please tell that annoying host to stfu and stop trying to one up his guests

  11. As soon as Stephen said it was a movie about Marines I knew peope would make comments about it. I'm actually surprised Rob did not correct given the fact that he was a Marine and knows how sensitive people are when it comes to mixing up the services.

  12. So my dad was in the 160th SOAR during the whole 12 Strong thing, and a couple of years ago my parents moved in and his neighbor was his old buddy from the Army. turns out that both of them were featured in the movie, and my friend actually ended up playing my dad's neighbor.

  13. Within the first minute, they say the movie is about Marines going into Afghanistan. Those that accomplished this feat were members of the US Army's Special Forces, and some Air Force. Not the Marines. You'd figure a Marine, who played an Army SF LTC, would know this.

  14. Not only was Rob Riggle a marine he was an officer, a Lt.Col he in theory which is enough man power to form a coup.

  15. 5:34 "and the young pilots just zippity doodda jumping to the ground, and i just yeaah…."
    I feel you Mr R, most of the young pilots see us in the 30s up as "old farts", and I just begrudgingly say "wait untill you'll get in my age, grasshopper >;("

  16. 0:40 "U.S. Marines going into Afghanistan after 9/11."
    Jesus Christ… do Marines actually do "more with less", or do they just get credit for everything?

  17. 12 strong is not ab us marines invading afghanistan after 9/11. Its ab us army green berets invading Afghanistan on horseback and destroying Taliban positions with airstrikes right after 9/11. Watch the movie first before you talk about it dumbfuck and learn the branches of the military.

  18. The only reason I watched this was for Riggle. Colbert is a worthless hack. And there was nothing funny about the liberal Daily Show.

  19. Stephen, as an aviation nut, hearing your 9g story was awesome.
    And Rob also, love that guy.
    Thanks for that!

  20. Nothing but respect for the marines and on that note nothing but respect for Riggle for clarifying who the first boots on the ground actually belong to

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