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Dustin Hoffman Tells a Story About Alan Arkin and Diarrhea on 'The Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 24th 2011 3:27AM
Dustin Hoffman, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'Does Alan Arkin know that Dustin Hoffman is airing his dirty laundry on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC)? When Jay Leno asked him if he'd ever had a bathroom emergency during a stage production, Hoffman said it had never happened to him, and then immediately deflected to Arkin.

He told a story about how Arkin was suffering from diarrhea during a stage in which there was an office-based set with a prop phone and a desk.

"What he did was -- it became you know it was a theater legend -- He would pick up the phone, of course it didn't ring, he would just pick it up and go like this, 'It's for you.' And he'd give it to the other guy and he'd run off the stage to the bathroom."

This gives us a new game to play during live theater productions. Any time someone leaves the stage in this manner, we'll know why. On second thoughts, maybe we were better off not knowing this particular trick.

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