He’s a true Hollywood rebel, a career of drugs and partying, living his life on the edge. Countless outbursts, Twitter rants as well as drug and alcohol fumed scandals has all of us thinking. What is going on inside the mind of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and what could possibly be next? ABC‘s Elizabeth Vargas was the first to sit down with the out of control star as he took 20/20 inside his private ginger bread mansion for an exclusive in-depth interview.
Elizabeth Vargas: How are you?
Rudolph: I’m awesome, like always!
EV: You recently celebrated a birthday, you’re 50 years old now, How does it feel to be the big 'Five 0’?
Rudolph: Age is nothing but a number and you’re only as young as you feel and I feel good.
EV: You’ve had a pretty successful career starting with the classic self titled biopic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” As well as other classics like “Last Christmas Hero”,“The Color Red”and “My Weekend At Santa’s”. You’re a Christmas legend…
Rudolph: I’m a Christmas God!
EV:What’s your favorite part of Christmas?
Rudolph: My favorite part of Christmas is, the ugly christmas sweater parties. Having a good time engaging with my friends and family drinking spiked eggnog.
EV: I’d like to talk about the casino incident, involving you and your then wife Clarice. Six months ago, “TMZ” released a video of you striking Clarice and then dragging her out of the elevator. Walk us through and explain to us what happened leading up to that moment, that night.
Rudolph: Honestly, I don’t remember anything from that night at all. I was so high, we were both partying with friends and both drunk and drugged off ecstasy rum balls. Its just a black space.
EV: Have you seen the tape yet?
Rudolph: Eventually, yes!
EV: After watching it, What thought went through your mind?
Rudolph: All I remember thinking was, What did I just do? I did that?
EV: If You could go back in time, What would you do differently?
Rudolph: If I could go back in time and do things differently, I probably would’ve hit her a lot harder!
EV: You would’ve hit her a lot harder?
EV: But Why?
Rudolph: Because I hit her like a bitch.
EV: You don’t regret hitting her at all?
EV: Since the incident you’ve gotten divorced from your wife Clarice. Shortly after you broke up with her, you were seen multiple times out with Hollywood star, Bambi. There were rumors floating around that the two of you were dating, making people think that the two of you were gay. Are the two of you in a relationship?
Rudolph: A relationship? If by relationship you mean bending over backwards and sticking our antlers in each others butt in the woods of northern Wisconsin, then f*ck no we are not in a relationship? Do I look like Doogie Howser or Ricky Martin? I bang, I bang, women, not male deer. We just hang out and watch “Ernest Saves Christmas” & “Christmas Vacation”.
EV: Lets talk about Thanksgiving day. The Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade. In front of thousands of people there and millions watching at home,you were seen shouting vulgar language and hand gestures. What happened to make you do that?
Rudolph: There were a lot of people shouting vulgar language at me, adults and children so…
EV: What about the children?
Rudolph: So? Who cares? I don’t care if they’re children, If you can shout things at me, I can shout them right back.
EV: After the incident, it was said that NBC banned you from appearing on the network in any capacity, but this isn’t the first time you’ve been banned from something before. In 1988 you were banned from The Tonight show with Johnny Carson for your continuous use of the “F” word and then in 1995 you were banned from ‘SNL’ after you went off script with your dialogue that consisted all about vaginas. Why do things always go south when you’re on television?
Rudolph: Because I refuse to censor myself, if you don’t take me or like me as I am, then you can take my red-nose and shove it, simple as that.
EV: Recently,Lindsay Lohan made some remarks about you on twitter, saying you’re just a washed up wanna be, and that you should retire already, and that you should Kill yourself! What do you say to those remarks?
Rudolph: First of all, Who is she to talk? She’s probably the most epic fail celebrity in show business. You wanna talk about washed up? Or a has been loser? And I should kill myself? I think she should take a looking the mirror because if anyone is washed up it’s her. She’s nothing but a cheap tramp, her vaginas been beaten more than the Jackson 5. Guys only slept with her because she had money. Nobody will have sex with her now. R.Kelly wouldn’t even pee on her, she’s the only trick Carrot Top wont pull out of his sack. Somewhere her twin sister is thanking God Mummy got into that skiing accident so now she doesn’t have to go to camp and see her. So why don’t she click her heels three times and go back to her dads nut sack.
EV: Don’t you think that’s a little too much?
Rudolph: Nope! I heard she wanted to model her career after Marilyn Monroe, and it makes sense, she hooks on ‘BusStop’,she’s a red head so I’m sure her crotch is named ‘Fireball’ and if you sleep with her you’ll get the ‘7Year Itch’.
EV: You’re big on social media, you’re known for being highly opinionated as well as your occasional rants. All these Twitterand radio rants have people thinking, Has Rudolph lost it? Is he on drugs? Are you on drugs?
Rudolph: Yeah, sure, I am on drugs. It’s called The Red-Nosed Reindeer. I’m also on Molly and Pixy Stix. Uh, it’s not available, because if it was, you’d die. Your brain will explode. No, You know What? I woke up one day and said “I cant take this sh*t anymore.” Im tired of being f*cked over and criticized. Women think that just because my nose is oh so bright ,that I can see my way through a bedroom at night. Out of nowhere I’m this rockstar with a bitching rockstarlifestyle. So I embrace it, love it and defend it, even through hatred.
EV: Are you on anything right now?
Rudolph: Everything! Let me tell you something,You’re dealing with a motherf*cking assassin, a killer. I’m the ‘Crunky Dinkerton’,‘Ultimo Rojo’,‘The Stocking Stuffer’.
EV: Where do you come up with these names?
Rudolph: You know, those Facebook memes. The ones where you pick the letter of your first and last name, Then your birth month and that’s the name you get? That’s where I get it from.
EV: When is the last time you used? Days? Hours? Seconds? Now? Right now?
Rudolph: I told you already, Right now. You see me drink this? This ain’t Gatorade. This is liquid Percocet, I will be ball room dancing on the moon all F'n day.
EV:People always confuse your real life persona to your TV characterpersona.
Rudolph: They do, many people don’t know the real me. Whether it’s the TV persona, or real life. I always have fun being me. On the set of “Rudolph”, Heremy, Yukon Cornelius (that pedophile) and I, always had a blast. I remember one day he almost went postal on Santa. Man, I really wanted to see that.
EV: You have millions of fans that love you. Why do you think they love you so much?
RUDOLPH: Oh yeah, millions, zillions. They love me because I’m awesome. My awesomeness shines through like Soul Glo. You know, just let your soul glo and you’ll be oh so silky smooth,simple. My Fans love me, men want to be me and women want to rape me.
EV: What about the fans that hate you?
Rudolph: F*ck off. They’re all haters because they aren’t rich or cute like me. I’m the cutest mother f*cker on the planet, Clarice told y’all that from the beginning.
EV: You continue to stay on public display. Through tabloids and media while you certainly have a super high opinion of himself. Do you ever care what about your image in the public eye?
Rudolph: Nope, can you hold on for a second? I just received a message from my bank.
Rudolph: Damn, apparently I have insufficient f*cks! You know why, because I don’t care what people say or think.
EV: A lot of people, want to know What is going on inside the mind of
RudolphThe Red-Nosed Reindeer?
Rudolph: If you look inside my mind through a View-Master,you’d see Asian girls dressed in slutty santa outfits skipping to their Lou. The Kate Upton ‘Cat Daddy’ dance video on a Vine loop and The letters, ‘F,U,C & K’ hanging out a lot.
EV: So back to the drugs. How often do you do them?
Rudolph: Who said I did drugs?
EV: You have said multiple times throughout this interview that you do drugs.
Rudolph: I never said I did but, I did do crack cocaine once. Just because I did crack cocaine doesn’t mean I do drugs. Just because I tossed that guys salad in the Detroit Lions parking lot doesn’t mean I’m gay.
EV: So, you don’t do them?
Rudolph: Do What?
Rudolph: Oh yeah, I do those.
EV: The night before Christmas, you were finally asked to guide Santa’s sleigh,Everything turned out for the worse. The sleigh had a apparent malfunction, some deemed it a miracle as to how you landed the sleigh. Many questions still arise as to what truly was the reason for the crash. A lot of people , are throwing blame at you for the sleigh crash. The NTSB (North Pole Transportation Sleigh Board) said after inspecting the sleigh, they found mini Vodka bottles. Were you drunk while you led the sleigh that night?
Rudolph: No, I wasn’t drunk, I was high, there’s a big difference. There was a malfunction. Everyone knows that no one could’ve landed that sleigh like I did, under those circumstances. So What? Yukon Cornelius just brought me some Vicodin the night before. That doesn’tmean anything.
EV: So you were under the influence while flying the sleigh?
Rudolph: Yes, but the sleigh didn’t crash because of me, there was something wrong with it. I should be a hero, no one could have done what I did. Nobody!
EV: There used to be a time when you were considered the most famous reindeer of all. What happened?
Rudolph: What do you mean what happened? I’m still the most famous of all.Those other reindeer would be nothing without me. Santa’s sleigh would’ve never gotten off the ground without me. It should be Rudolph and The 8 Reindeer.
EV: OK, so from all of your drug moments, meltdowns and parties at strip clubs, Are there any signs of slowing down?.
Rudolph: Hell no! I’ll go on forever, I got Reindeer blood.
EV: Is there ever a time when you are not on drugs or partying?
Rudolph: Yeah, when I’m not banging those 8 grams, I like to relax in my jam jams, read a podcast or listen to books.
EV: We’re a few days away from Christmas, and one of my favorite Christmas song is “Favorite Things” What are some of your favorite things?
Rudolph: I like a lot of things but, Scratch & Sniff Stickers, Pillow Pets, kitten videos on YouTube, Diet Dr.Pepper, Candy Land, stalking girls on Instagram, In and Out burgers, fudge sundae PopTarts, playing Gold Fish, banana crème pie cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory, the SpiceGirls, watching Dancing With The Stars, long baths and Elton John music, just the Lion King soundtrack though.
EV: With all the fiascos, outrageous behavior, it’s enough to kill a career, most fans and colleagues believe your legacy is forever tarnished, do you agree with those claims?
Rudolph: No, Look, Chris Farley wasn’t an angel but he’s still one of the greatest comedians of all time! Just because I act a certain way doesn’t mean everything I'veworked for is automatically taken away or forgotten.
EV: So finally, after everything that’s transpired, What’s next forRudolph?
Rudolph: I really don’t know what’s next. I lived a great life. The partying, the women, setting myself on fire in a suicide attempt shooting heroin, I have a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. I can do whatever I want to, I never fail at what I do. Except for my music career in 1985, with my song “Christmas Party All The Time” And a eating contest with the Fat Boys. Other than that, I’m winning, I’m a winner. I’m one of the greatest of all time. I’m a star, I’m a legend. A Christmas God! I’ll live forever. One thing is for certain, this isn’t the last of the great Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer!