hasn't stopped former Cubs
broadcaster Harry Carey (Will
Ferrell) from hosting "Space: The
Infinite Frontier". His guest is
Linda Ham (Allen), the flight
director for John Glenn's return
Now, tell us: what was it like
working with an American legend
like John Glenn?
Ham: Well.. Senator Glenn
was, um.. [ pause ] ..an
inspiration.. I.. I'm sorry..
Please, please forgive me for
asking this, but didn't you
Yes, I did. What's your
Ham: Uh.. oh..
Good. Hey! So they shot the
shuttle Discovery up into
Is that thing ever coming
Ham: Uh, it landed a week
How many survivors?
Ham: Everyone survived,
Oh. That's a relief. [ long
pause ] Hey, Linda! What was
it like inventing the space
Ham: Uh.. I didn't invent the
Well, I wonder, whoever did, made
a lot of money! And then, I bet
he tried to invent something
else. But it wasn't as good. Life
can sometimes turn your greatest
successes into your most crushing
Ham: [ not sure how to
respond ] Yeah.. I guess
Linda Ham! Linda Ham! Linda Ham!
Does your name ever make you
Ham: No. No.
Well, it makes me hungry! One
time, I named a sandwich "Linda".
It was a beautiful sandwich! And
guess what kind of sandwich it
Ham: I don't know.
I guess. I don't know. Hey,
Linda! When are we finally going
to get over to Mars?
Ham: Well, there is a manned
No! I mean you and me! We
could make an evening of it.
We'll head over to Mars, and I'll
bring my sandwich "Linda". And we
can make sloppy Martian love in
the back of my dunebuggy. So,
what do you say? Is it a date?
It's a simple question: Do you
want to go to Mars with a dead
guy and a sandwich? Yes or
Ham: Uh.. no..
Yeah, you're right.. it
probably wouldn't work out. But
it doesn't hurt to be a dreamer!
If we didn't dream, we wouldn't
have the space
Ham: That's right, Harry.
That's a very good
Also, if we didn't dream, our
brains would devour themselves,
in madness and paranoia. The Viet
Cong knew that. That's why they
used sleep deprivation as a form
of torture! [ long drawn-out
pause ] Anyway, that's all
the time we have! Hey! Join us
next week at nine o'clock Eastern
time, and watch me eat an entire
stagehand whispers in Harry's ear
] Oh! Thanks, Pete! That's
actually eight o'clock Eastern
time. I'm still going to eat a
planet! See you then! Cubs win!
fade out ]