For Your Oscar Consideration: Richard Heene on Larry King Live


Let's say that three months ago you found yourself at the center of a national scandal when you convinced your son Falcon to hide in the attic so that you could report that he had flown away in your homemade flying saucer. It seemed like an airtight plan at the time -- guaranteed to reap a reality show or at least a book deal -- but during the back-to-back media interviews that followed, your son could not stomach the lies he was forced to tell, threw up on-camera and raised enough suspicion to warrant a criminal investigation. After pleading guilty and accepting a sentence of 90 days in jail, you have the opportunity to tell your story -- the real story on Larry King Live. What do you do?

If you're Richard Heene, the father of Balloon Boy, you squirt some fake tears into your eyes during commercial break and deny deny deny! And then blame your guilty plea on your wife! The entire interview will air on Friday.

· Larry King Live [CNN]


  • Furious D says:

    He keeps making me think of David Keith playing a shameless fame mongering douche on an episode of Law & Order: CI. Is that just me?

  • NoWireHangers says:

    SO. Fucking. Creepy.

  • dinalohan says:

    Yet strangely, I believe him more than I believe Rick Warren.

  • norma says:

    Sorry, while watching "the show" I burst out laughing and then I threw up! Richard, get a grip we are more than sick of you.

  • James Hackett says:

    Richard Heene and everyone else should consider what happened to us on July 31, 2009. I was traveling through Colorado with my family on the way home to California. We were at the end of a vacation in which my whole family was together for the last time. My daughter Mariah started having breathing problems in the mountains above Denver. We were at more than 11,000 feet elevation. My whole family done all we could to help my daughter and it seemed like forever before the first EMS reached us. My daughter was airlifted to Denver where the doctors reported that she was without oxygen for too long. She was declared deceased on 8/5/09. I believe my daughter passed away on the side of that mountain while we were waiting for help to arrive. Sometimes I ask myself where were they?

  • Dale Fischer says:

    This guy is such a liar it is unreal. I was a little surprised that LKL put him on the air.

  • J Bryant says:

    I watch the Larry King show quite ofter so when his interview with R. Heene was on, I tried to watch the show but was not able to watch the whole interview as Heene's acting was so bad it made me want to vomit. What an absolute idiot that man is. He couldn't tell the truth if it bit him in the butt. I imagine his wife is not a citizen of this great country because Mr. Liar wouldn't allow her to file. That way he could hold it over her head and retain control over her. HE should be the one deported to never never land as he already lives there in his head. What a disgusting person.