I'd heard that both Larry and Jerry were fans of The Big Picture, this Christopher Guest movie I'd done, which is how they knew who I was. I remember being really nervous when I was at the table read for the episode. I also remember Jason Alexander telling me to relax, and that he said something along the lines of "People who've done this show as guest stars, it's been really lucky for them. Good things tend to happen." A week after I did the episode, I got Lois and Clark. So he wasn't wrong [laughs].
Larry may remember this differently, but in terms of the now-famous line…when you were taping in front of a live audience, Larry would feed you lines. He'd say "Okay, go through the door, turn this way, and say this." I remember that being one of the lines he fed me when, after I'd said it, it just stuck. I don't think it was the original script; I'm pretty sure he just came up with it on the spot. Larry David deserves all the credit for the joke working so wonderfully. Well, Larry and Mother Nature, I guess [laughs].
I was with my daughter up in Boston a few weeks ago, and we were at a restaurant. We had our meal and as we were leaving, the maitre'd told us to have a nice day "because the weather is real and spectacular!" I was like "It is a beautiful day, isn't it, and…oh, right! I see what you did there!" [Laughs] I've been a Bond girl, I did Lois and Clark, I did Desperate Wives, but I swear to you, those five words will probably be what ends up on my tombstone. "Teri Hatcher: She Was a Great Mom, and They're Real and They're Spectacular!"