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In The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Jeff meets up with passionate artists and doting fans from the tattoo community. He attends one of the largest tattoo conventions in the country, and surprises fans at a Pittsburgh tattoo parlor for "Jeff Goldblum Day." (National Geographic/George Lange)

Fall 2019 Issue Preview: Jeff Goldblum’s Favorite Episode of “The World According to Jeff Goldblum”

This excerpt is taken from the Fall 2019 issue of Innovation & Tech Today. For the full interview, get our digital edition here or grab a copy at your nearest Barnes & Nobles. If you like what you read, make sure to subscribe!

Innovation & Tech Today: Did you have a favorite episode to film?

Jeff Goldblum: I loved them all. We went all over the country, and as you saw, they set me up with unexpected events and people; but boy, I had a good time.

We went to Cleveland for that sneaker convention. We went to Las Vegas for [Nostalgia Con] that you saw in the “Ice Cream” episode, and you saw where we went to Portland for that wonderful guy, Tyler Malick. Then also Portland, you saw Paul Francis at the Adidas place. How about that?

If you didn’t see the “Tattoo” [episode], I probably shouldn’t give everything away, but we went to Hawaii and met these people for tattoos. Also Baltimore we went to – wow, I’d never been to Baltimore. I’d never been to Burlington, Vermont, where we went to meet Ben and Jerry.

Oh for Denim, we went to an old place where abandoned mine shafts are. I shouldn’t give away what happened there, but that was related to denim. For barbecuing, we stayed here in LA. Then we went to Austin, Texas. Oh boy, barbecue, oh boy. I shouldn’t even tell you, but we saw some things that we could barbecue that are probably not the first thing you think of for barbecue.

We went to San Francisco; oh boy, that was tattoos. Very interesting and unexpected. I’d never heard of this aspect of this variation of tattoos before. Then still up in San Francisco, the Levi’s Center, and then Seymour, Texas. I’d never heard of Seymour, Texas, but I found myself on a cattle ranch there.

I kept saying to everybody around me on the crew, when would I ever get a chance to be here and be doing this? The answer was probably not ever, except for this show.

I&T Today: You really covered the whole country!

JG: Oh my gosh. Detroit we went to. Elkhart, Indiana, I’d never been before. Oh boy, I went to a wedding, but I can’t tell you why. I shouldn’t tell you what episode that went along with.

Hey, we just got back from New Orleans. I’ve never really hung around the French quarter…

To see his full interview, check out the Fall 2019 issue of Innovation & Tech Today right now!

By Alex Moersen

By Alex Moersen

Alex Moersen is an Associate Editor for Innovation & Tech Today, covering pop culture, science and tech, sustainability, and more. Twitter: @yaboii_shanoo

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