Back before “cutting the cord” or “DVR” were parts of our vocabulary, TV watchers actually had to sit through the commercials during their favorite shows. One of the staples of late night commercials were the “chat lines,” where you could supposedly talk to other people in your area. They tried to fool you with an 800 number, but then made you provide a credit card number to continue. (Don’t ask me how I know. I just DO).
Thanks to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, not only do we now have a chance to feel the nostalgia of staying up late and watching TV when we can’t sleep, but we also have a chat line that might finally be worth calling. Reported by Vulture, The Late Show Celebrity Chat Line will connect us with some of our favorite celebrities, who will talk to us about all the “steamy” behind-the-scenes stories from Hollywood.
Interested in Bryan Cranston’s resume? He’ll run through the whole thing with you. Talk with Whoopi Goldberg about the possibility of a Sister Act 3. Want to know how John Krasinski looks so suave and sophisticated during his talk show appearances? These are just some of the exclusives you’ll get on the Celebrity Chat Line. Just dial 1-644-600-LATE (5283).
Oh, and for you doubters out there, the number does in fact work. You are welcomed to the chat line by Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), who then runs you through the prompt options. So if you are looking for that hot Hollywood gossip you won’t get anywhere else, grab your phone right now.
So what do you think? Is this a chat line worth getting out your credit card for? Let me know on Twitter or sound off in the comments below.
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