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‘Billy On The Street’: Billy Eichner On How To Get Billied On The Street

Wed, May 14, 2014 3:56pm EDT by Add first Comment
Billy On The Street Finale Interview
Courtesy of Fuse

The finale of ‘Billy On The Street’ airs May 14 at 11pm on Fuse and fan favorite — and Billy favorite — Elena will be returning to join Billy in his segment ‘For A Dollar’. Click through to watch the clip and read’s exclusive interview with Billy where he told us how YOU can get Billied On The Street!

Billy On The Street‘s third season finale is May 14, and while we could not be more excited for the delightful maniac that is Elena to return, we’ll definitely be missing seeing Billy Eichner yell in the faces of random New Yorkers every week! If you just can’t wait for the finale and you need something to tide you over until then, see below for a clip of Billy and Elena hosting “For A Dollar” — where Billy, normally alone, asks New Yorkers questions such as “for a dollar, do you think that Ellie Goulding should brush her hair?” — and to read our exclusive interview with Billy where he gave us some very important advice on how you can be a contestant on Billy On The Street!

Billy Eichner: Elena Is ‘Unbelievably Funny And Acerbic And Crazy’ On ‘Billy On The Street’

We spoke to Billy at the American Comedy Awards on April 26 — which aired May 8 — and, of course, we asked about Elena, whom Billy described as “a real civilian [he] ran into that’s unbelievably funny and acerbic and crazy.” While we now have proof of Elena’s return, he told us at the time that “She’s the first person celebrity or non-celebrity that [he brings] to play “For A Dollar”, which … is a segment I usually do on my own.”

Pretty sure there’s no greater honor than that, and if it were to be bestowed upon anyone, Elena is an obvious choice. She first appeared in the Season 2 premiere –which also featured Rashida Jones — and again in Season 3, directly alongside Lena Dunham. Elena totally stole the show each time.

When Elena said “whertle” in her appearance with Lena Dunham, “it was the first time I ever broke,” Billy told us. (I couldn’t possibly explain it in words — you have to watch.) “Elena is just the funniest person. She’s so unpredictable. It’s pretty great.”

Billy Eichner: ‘People Tweet At Me, ‘Will You Come To My Wedding And Scream At Me?”

Because we’re totally professional journalists, we told Billy that our life goal is to get Billied On The Street, and we asked him his advice for viewers with a similar goal. “People come up to me and they’re like, ‘Where are you gonna be? I want you to scream at me.’ Very strange phenomenon,” he said. “People tweet at me, ‘Will you come to my wedding and scream at me?’ It’s like a thing, like I’m a bar mitzvah DJ now. I guess for the right price… No, I’m just kidding. I would not do that. It’s great to run into people on the street that know me, but they don’t make it onto the show, because it needs to be spontaneous.”

So, basically, we need to pretend not to know him? “Well, I guess if you’re really good at pretending to not know me, you might make it on the show, but I can usually tell. People slip.” Unfortunately, Billy seems to have an excellent BS detector. But we’ll see, Billy. We’ll see.

See below for Billy’s “For A Dollar” segment co-hosted by Elena, which will air on the May 14 finale, and make sure to watch it when it airs!


Have you been watching Billy On The StreetHollywoodLifers? Should Elena basically just co-host every episode? Have you ever run into Billy on the street, and did you pretend not to know him? Vote above and comment below!

— Amanda Michelle Steiner

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