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The Cure’s Robert Smith offers blunt response to overzealous TV host

December 3, 2019


– Hey! How are you?
I’m Carrie. – It’s so nice to meet you.
Hi! Congratulations the Cure! – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
inductees, 2019. – Are you as excited as I am? By the sounds of it, no. – Oh no! What are we
going to do? I’m sure we’ll get there eventually.
It’s a bit early, isn’t it? – Yeah, I guess it is.
Maybe we just need a few drinks. God forbid.
[Laughs] Thank you! It’s weird because I was saying
to Trent [Reznor] earlier this is completely different
to singing. It’s much more difficult. – Is there anything special
about this night for you? – Is this something that
you’ve ever thought about? – Is this something that
you’ve wanted? This is where half my brain is saying:
“Come on, say the right thing!” I am subsumed into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, despite all our best attempts. You just can’t win, can you? – You win in my book.
[Laughs]

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100 Comments

  • Reply Carlito Brigante August 14, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Rock n roll !!!!

  • Reply This Charming Matthew August 14, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I admire this moment, so much.

    So much.

  • Reply Maud Wagner August 17, 2019 at 12:19 am

    a real person meets American numb skull!

  • Reply Hero Acer August 18, 2019 at 4:12 am

    You don't mess with the Mothra

  • Reply Jasmine Lee August 26, 2019 at 11:42 am

    This epitonimises the difference between Brits and the Americans.😂😂 Love Robert Smith-keepin’ it real!

  • Reply The Kat's Meow August 28, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    He couldn't stand her 🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply Peter Richmond August 30, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    That's a trait us brits affectionately call "he doesn't suffer fools" but when you're Robert Smith why would you?

  • Reply modifiedcontent August 31, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Post-punk and new wave were consciously "anti-Rock and Roll". British bands in the 1980s were trying to develop their own style independent of American blues, country, r&b, etc. A lot of that ethos came from Bowie in Berlin and his Krautrock influences.

  • Reply 777Eliyahu September 1, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Give the gal a break, she was trying to do her best here to create buzz around an exciting evening. Robert's response is extremely comical, but that doesn't mean we need to trash Carrie Keagan (or anyone else that may have been in her shoes here)

  • Reply Subwaygirl NYC September 2, 2019 at 1:50 am

    sniff sniff

  • Reply Thrillcekr September 2, 2019 at 3:56 am

    She was a little over the top for sure but I wasn’t really impressed with him either. Came across like a pompous old curmudgeon with a bad haircut and a nasty disposition.

  • Reply Dan Heath September 2, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Sounds like stewie

  • Reply Brilliant Chaos September 3, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame is a joke. I think Alex Lifeson ssid it best:

    "Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…"

  • Reply VeniVidiVici YGODL KOG 2019 September 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Cringeworthy

  • Reply lord Fudgegravey September 4, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    So funny – so over due

  • Reply Genuine Person September 5, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    He's just shy and lovely.

  • Reply Alan Macdonald September 5, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    lol @ 0:12

  • Reply Claudia M September 5, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    hahaah this is so cool! i love him. oh well she is very excited

  • Reply Flying Solo September 6, 2019 at 2:15 am

    It looks like Mr. Smith ATE Mr. Smith.

  • Reply Johnny Bravo September 6, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    For fucks sake I've just found my long lost senile old auntie Mabel….

  • Reply Liliana Vargas September 14, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    love that unique personality

  • Reply Fat Frog September 15, 2019 at 12:45 am

    this is so great

  • Reply irishmusico September 17, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Why do people go gooey over the rock n roll Hall of Fame tourist attraction? Visit Paris and see the Eiffel tower, visit Dublin and see the Guinness brewery. Cleveland has a building with R n R memorabilia. I have the records. I can visit the Hard Rock Cafe

  • Reply Marz Riv September 18, 2019 at 5:21 am

    She’s so annoying.

  • Reply Arn September 18, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Very American and very British 🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply jabba da hutt September 21, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Overrated, not deserving of a thing. Hall of shame
    Taking things down a couple of notches. Sinking to new lows.

  • Reply Honeycombe88 September 21, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    He's funny. Poor young woman…she's enthusiastic, but not professional. Over the top. He handled it well, and she didn't even take the hint & take it down a notch! Funny.

  • Reply Ravishing Beast September 22, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Helena Bonham Carter has aged terribly and taken on a deep voice from all the cigarette smoking, wow.

  • Reply Krista A Martin September 23, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Alright, who engineered this stuff, and a billionaire with the same name? Dang!

  • Reply Billy Westerband September 25, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    She probably did not know who he was till that day…

  • Reply spudmonkey September 27, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    her fkn high pitched annoying voice gave Rob a headache

  • Reply c. 1 September 30, 2019 at 1:36 am

    That's not robert Smith. That's an old English lady.

  • Reply Tiff 78 September 30, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    That enthusiasm was way too much for Robert…

  • Reply deus ex machina October 2, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Use your robot punch Robert Smith!

  • Reply Raymond Acosta October 3, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    damn that dude needs to hit the gym

  • Reply gussstavo October 4, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    He looks like an old fat rich lady

  • Reply Kat M October 7, 2019 at 10:12 am

    As for me, there's nothing rude in Robert's reply and I dont' understand why there's so much noise about it)))!

  • Reply Grace Kelleher October 7, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    He is actually allergic to her from the jump. Gold.

  • Reply Husker Fox October 8, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Hahaha😂🤣😂🤣

  • Reply well October 9, 2019 at 5:54 am

    He was very polite idk why this video is acting like something bad happened. She was just asking the questions she’s expected to ask and keeping conversation light with laughter and he’s just trying to reply as politely as he can even though he obviously isn’t excited as he’s expected to be.

  • Reply Gustavo Olivera October 10, 2019 at 9:41 am

    😂

  • Reply dear diary, October 12, 2019 at 1:25 am

    haha yeeees robert!

  • Reply mark paulo October 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    she really got owned

  • Reply Shane Canning October 13, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    LoL we know how he feela

  • Reply Chris A October 14, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    He's just pissed because he didn't get two desserts at dinner.

  • Reply SnailKnight 90 October 15, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Dude just wants that sandwich he left in the car.

  • Reply Regz Zuse October 15, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    I was just waiting for her to bring up Morrissey, and then that would be it…

  • Reply dazekid105 October 16, 2019 at 4:13 am

    Robert: just can't win ain't it.

    Interviewer: You win in my book!!! Ha-ha-haaaa!!

    Robert's mind: yes but I couldn't care less of your book ain't it.

  • Reply KKC October 21, 2019 at 5:10 am

    I don't know why this video showed up in my suggested videos, I've never liked The Cure. Probably because I'm not a 15 year old girl, that isn't getting enough attention from her parents

  • Reply Phil Bhoy October 21, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Can remember going to local record store pocket money saved
    to buy "seventeen seconds" when it was released!!!! Lmao at how
    Feckin OLD im getting, me and the band 👴👴👴🤘🤘🎸

  • Reply Sir Bob October 21, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Siouxsie called him "The Pillsbury dough boy". Looks like she knew something.

  • Reply Veer Chasm October 22, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Backcombing for 50 years will do that

  • Reply Damo Revo October 22, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Robert Smith looking like that cool aunt who collects Crystals and makes Kombucha every Autumn

  • Reply qwargy October 23, 2019 at 11:47 am

    He only turned up because he was told there’d be pies.

  • Reply Jackson Rhoads October 24, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Blobert Smith…

  • Reply Deon Ragsdale October 28, 2019 at 3:25 am

    WHY ARE YOU YELLING!! 😂🤣🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Reply Ultimos Vectores October 31, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    SOS UN GENIO ROBERT SMITH, la industria de la estupidez norteamericana no tiene limites. La periodista MENOS. Boluda hasta el infinito

  • Reply Loony Linn November 3, 2019 at 9:12 am

    European behavior. difficult to please with sarcasmic response.

  • Reply Lolita Dolorosa November 12, 2019 at 6:55 am

    I love Bobert.

  • Reply WT COLLECTOR November 16, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Give this man a meat pie.

  • Reply James Mac Coisteala November 16, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Robert looks like the crazy old lady down my road that owns 100 cats.! 😂

  • Reply James Mac Coisteala November 16, 2019 at 8:29 am

    I'm sure if you look long enough in his hair you'll see a nest of crows living inside..

  • Reply Georgia Girl November 17, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Robert is so cool,

  • Reply latengocomoburro November 17, 2019 at 5:29 am

    She did a great job to save the situation in light of Robert Smith depressive attitude.

  • Reply Youreallygotmenow ! November 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Gotta love his realness and his wit.

  • Reply Jerome Lund November 19, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Super cringe.

  • Reply Max Wattage November 19, 2019 at 5:57 am

    I'm convinced Robert Smith is Tiny Tim's love child …………..
    with Phyllis Diller

  • Reply Virtue Friend November 19, 2019 at 9:48 am

    This is amazing. I love RS

  • Reply Noel Johnson November 20, 2019 at 1:09 am

    The whole thing is just plain stupid from start to finish…and, oh…no Lol?

  • Reply Alexander Khlapov November 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Real people who play amazing music

  • Reply Tony C. November 21, 2019 at 3:08 am

    He looks like an aging drag queen.

  • Reply Pip Pipster November 21, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Irritating American meets chilled out Brit.
    🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply 1MNUTZ November 21, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    "by the sound of it no" what a savage

  • Reply Barbara 1 November 21, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    What do you expect she is an American Presenter for American tv. They don’t do real.

  • Reply erak November 21, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    He is so blackpilled it's beyond words. Thot journalists

  • Reply tatiana peters November 21, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Well it wouldn’t be very goth to enjoy what’s going on

  • Reply GPMB Gray Parson's November 21, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Jo brands looking rough

  • Reply Gregory Artisan November 21, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    It's her job. What a stupid duchebag trying to humiliate her.

  • Reply Pendulous Testicularis November 22, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Wtf is that thing?

  • Reply Cankle's Fupa November 23, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Give him a hoagie and watch him light right up 😁

  • Reply Alex Shaykevich November 23, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Beloved as he is, it's easy to get star struck and forget he's a depressed, obese, 60 year old.

  • Reply crankylifter November 23, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Fat Edward Scissorhands.

  • Reply nigelcarren November 23, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Sometimes, and this is one of those few times… I am so proud to be British! BRAVO 👏👏👏

  • Reply Bryant English TV November 24, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Watch as American energy vampire sucks life out of British legend.

  • Reply 6stringgunner November 24, 2019 at 9:51 am

    It's about damn time!!! It's a shame that we had to wait behind nwa, funkadelic and other groups not really classified as rock!

  • Reply Tsar R November 24, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Americans always ott

  • Reply MrNokodemion November 25, 2019 at 2:57 am

    PAIN

  • Reply james mccann November 25, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Has the presenter had one to many. By the sound of it.

  • Reply Stephen Stone November 27, 2019 at 5:57 am

    He was kinder than I would have been. I can't stand manufactured enthusiasm.

  • Reply Christopher James Rowland November 27, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    It's starting to show that perhaps all the while he was a lady.

  • Reply kewl malibu November 28, 2019 at 4:30 am

    That dude look and acts demon7c and creepy

  • Reply ColdCoffeeBear November 30, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    She's silly to expect graciousness from an old lesbian on the rag.😂

  • Reply Nathan Panggabean December 1, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Robert Smith is Elizabeth Taylor's sister

  • Reply Meowlody December 1, 2019 at 5:47 am

    No disrespect to this girl and it’s nice she was so enthusiastic and friendly but as a fellow introvert I was cringing for poor Robert, you could see he does not like people drawing attention and making a huge fuss over him! Extroverts do not get introverts at all! Either way The Cure are one of the greatest bands of all time and one of my favorite! About time they get their music gets the recognition! Rock on guys!

  • Reply Patrick Bateman December 1, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    "By the sounds of it, no." Hahahahahaha! I love Robert Smith.

  • Reply pyre bird December 1, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    plz tell robert i love him so i don't have to

  • Reply Stereo Monoxide December 2, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    She's just doing her job though.

  • Reply Arik vital mor December 2, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Sarcasm at its best from a non mainstream superstar.

  • Reply Kris P. Bey Ken December 3, 2019 at 2:46 am

    They should stop calling it the "rock and roll" hall of fame, it should just be called the musical hall of recognition of musical artists or something. Just saying.

  • Reply Nurse Terra December 3, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Robert Smith looks like he's still lost in a forest. He's lovely though…any man that can pull off Ruby red lips is A Ok in my book 💋👄

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