DORN: The funniest story is from the first year. I didn’t know any of these guys very well, and they have a gym they built—
GATES: —Oh god. [covers her face with a shawl]
DORN: At paramount… and I went into the gym and I was looking at the equipment and a couple of things, and I walked by in this room—they have this little window. And I walked by and I went, “What.” And I went back there and it was her—dancing—in a room—by herself. And she was doing interpretive dancing.
FRAKES: Oh, man I never heard this story!
DORN: And I’m looking and she’s going [exaggerates dancing].
FRAKES: —If only we had the cellphone then.
DORN: And she and I laugh about that, and every time you know I said, “What were you doing?” And she goes, “I was doing a dance to SPRING.”
GATES: NO I DID NOT—NO I DID NOT!
DORN: There was a cartoon by Jules Feiffer that was always in the New York Times, and one of his characters was this woman—this dancer that does a dance for all the political shit that’s going on. And I looked and I went, “Oh my god.”
GATES: I remember you looked and said, “What. The. Hell are you doing.” That’s what you said.
[The three of them are having a side conversation]
FRAKES: She commits—she was interpreting.
GATES: Oh, shut up!
[Dorn and Frakes wordlessly start a routine—with great timing]
FRAKES: She interpreted both the child and the mother—I respect that.
Star Trek TNG S2 Gag Reel (x)
“Come on guys, we’re rolling! Hold it together!”
Sir Patrick Stewart & Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 2 Blu Ray gag reel)
You’re such a bear! — Gates McFadden
Jonathan Frakes and Lal from The Offspring.