Back in a minute with "Dog the Bounty Hunter," my favorite. I love him.
ANNOUNCER: Tomorrow on THE JOY BEHAR SHOW: Four-time Academy Award nominated actor, Ted Harris. Now, back to Joy.
BEHAR: He`s the world`s most famous bounty hunter, tracking down bad guys across America with TV cameras in tow. The 200th episode of his reality, "Dog the Bounty Hunter" airs January 26th on A&E. Here`s a sneak peek.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We have information he snuck in.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Go, go.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We just dealt with the owner of the house. Come here.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Big search, guys.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The house is clear.
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BEHAR: With me now are two of my favorite guests on this show for sure are: Duane "Dog" Chapman and his lovely wife, Beth Chapman. Congratulations to you guys.
DUANE "DOG" CHAPMAN, DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER: Thank you very much.
BEHAR: I mean, 200th episode. It`s a good thing there are criminals out there, keeps you working.
D. CHAPMAN: Really, yes.
BEHAR: Are you surprised that you`re so successful in this show?
D. CHAPMAN: Yes, absolutely. We`re very blessed. We`re surprised. We`re happy about it. Hopefully, we can have 200 more. We`re living, you know, a dream.
BEHAR: You`re living a dream.
D. CHAPMAN: Yes.
BEHAR: What are the highlights and bad things about the show? What are the good and the bad?
BETH CHAPMAN, DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER: Well, the good thing is it really gives us a vehicle to go out and reach people in places that most people don`t want to even go, you know? Your upstanding citizen sees the guy that`s begging for money on the side of the road, we`re pulling over and stopping. Why are you doing that? Why do you need this?
You know, it gives us the opportunities to really get out to people that are just hopeless. And they, you know, are hooked on drugs. They can`t keep themselves straightened out. And it gives us an opportunity to step in.
BEHAR: So, you really live by that motto, if you see something, say something. But if you see something, do something, is really more to the point with you guys.
Let`s go to the Arizona shootings for a second then because we were just talking about, you know, the fact that the guy is mentally ill. And that it really went undiagnosed and unchecked for a long time and it came to that. If you saw somebody ranting, and free associating this crazy way on the street, what would you do?
D. CHAPMAN: Well, it`s amazing you say this because, of course -- what would you say?
B. CHAPMAN: Confront them.
D. CHAPMAN: Confront them. What you -- there are three things that should have happened to that. You want to tighten those laws up. We have the experience and knowledge to know how. Number one, you renew the gun permit.
BEHAR: Say it again --
D. CHAPMAN: You want to make this not happen again so easily, tighten it up where it would be hard to do.
It`s hard right now to bomb a plane. All right? Let`s make it hard right now to kill a senator or a member of Congress. Number one, all gun permits should be renewed every two years, just like your driver license. You have you to get 10 references. You call that reference. Any of those kids could have said, this guys is now kicked out of college, he`s crazy.
Number two, where did he buy the ammunition?
BEHAR: He walked into a store. I was in Las Vegas where you can buy ammunition and guns all over the place. There are ads in the airport and everything.
D. CHAPMAN: Now, you sell something -- can you buy dynamite at Wal- Mart?
BEHAR: I don`t know.
D. CHAPMAN: Can you buy dynamite at Kmart?
BEHAR: I really don`t know, but you can buy guns at Wal-Mart, I think. Yes.
D. CHAPMAN: But what is the difference between a bullet and dynamite. So, put it back into the gun dealers. If that kid would have walked into a real gun dealer at 7:30, 8:00 in the morning, and said, I need a bullet, I need some bullets, the guy would have said, "Wait a minute, 911."
B. CHAPMAN: The gun dealer would have said, absolutely not.
D. CHAPMAN: No.
B. CHAPMAN: You know, there`s a difference about being trained and accountable. When you`re a gun dealer, you know what you`re looking for. You`re looking for those signs of mental illness. When you`re a Wal-Mart clerk, I don`t know that you have --
BEHAR: So, you`re saying not sell it in any old store. What about the gun shows?
B. CHAPMAN: They should be controlled.
D. CHAPMAN: That`s illegal, you know? Everyone knows you can go to them and buy those things. That should be illegal.
B. CHAPMAN: That`s what they prey. They prey in those places because they know that they can buy guns and ammunition in those places that don`t have regulations gun stores do.
BEHAR: But you guys are talking like two rational human beings who also have guns, I presumed.
D. CHAPMAN: No. We have nonlethal weapons. OK? We use nonlethal. Number one, I`m a 31-year-old felon, 30 years ago. So, I can`t use a gun.
But number two --
BEHAR: What did you do to be a felon?
D. CHAPMAN: I did something bad in Texas.
BEHAR: Did you kill somebody?
D. CHAPMAN: No, I was in a gang fight and someone died.
BEHAR: Oh, I see.
D. CHAPMAN: So, 30 years ago. So, I can`t own a gun, but I use nonlethal. You know, we can put an elephant on his knees like that. I don`t believe in killing. I`m not a vigilante. I believe in getting -- if the guy comes in to get my mother, I`m going to give her something to shot him and he`s going down.
BEHAR: But it seems as though the -- like I don`t want to bad mouth anybody in this because I don`t know enough about what they`re talking about. But seems like the NRA is always out to protect gun owners no matter how -- what they are. And they seem to be like to stop any kind of controls over it. That`s my impression. Is it true?
B. CHAPMAN: You have the right -- we have the right to bear arms, right, and you never want to lose the right to bear arms, because it`s an important right to have, but, you know, it`s a really fine line to be able to regulate it in such a way where a guy who`s maybe not a nut this year but becomes a nut by the end of the year doesn`t get to have that gun anymore or the permit. It`s tough.
D. CHAPMAN: If you renew that every couple of years, this mental health kid, this one right here, he wasn`t born like that. You see how he grew into that. People all over were saying he`s crazy. So, right away --
B. CHAPMAN: You know, the kids in college were saying on the first day of school, there`s a guy in my class whose mental, I`m sitting by the door. There`s e-mails, there`s all of these different things that happened way back in June when people who weren`t even in law enforcement were recognizing that Loughner had all these signs and they thought he was going to come back with a semiautomatic. So, there were definitely signs out there that definitely could have been caught.
BEHAR: OK. You know, before we go to break, I have to ask you about that necklace. What is that? What does it say? Property of dog?
B. CHAPMAN: Yes.
BEHAR: And you have ball and chain on your ankle.
B. CHAPMAN: Yes, I do.
D. CHAPMAN: I`m kind of possessive.
B. CHAPMAN: It`s a joke.
D. CHAPMAN: I`m sorry.
BEHAR: Did you buy that for her, "Property of dog"?
D. CHAPMAN: Yes, I had it made.
B. CHAPMAN: You know what? There are so many diamonds in it that it`s kind of hard to refuse the leash, collar.
D. CHAPMAN: Let`s talk more about the gun thing some more please.
BEHAR: OK. We`re going to be back with more Duane and Beth Chapman when we come back in a minute.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Get down now.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Take all your kids inside! Mothers and father, this is not a joke. Get your kids inside!
BEHAR: That was a look at the upcoming 200th episode of "Dog The Bounty Hunter." And I`m back with the stars of the show, Dog and Beth.
You wanted to talk more about guns but I wanted to also talk -- I don`t have all night. I also wanted to show that you were spoofed on "SNL" recently. I want people to watch that.
D. CHAPMAN: Oh, thank you.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Making his 10,000th appearance, Dog the Bounty Hunter.
JEFF BRIDGES, ACTOR: Pleasure to be here, Larry.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Dog, you`re the smartest man I know. You chase down criminals trying to avoid capture. Have you ever thought about changing your look to something less recognizable?
BRIDGES: Oh, this is my look, Larry. Very few people look like a bird Hulk Hogan.
BEHAR: OK. That was Jeff Bridges as Dog. Do you think he did him justice?
B. CHAPMAN: He did. It was a very funny skit. So, you know, people who are keep up to date with Dog probably found a lot of humor.
BEHAR: Do you like it, Dog, when they make fun of you like that? Play --
D. CHAPMAN: Well, you know, it all defends -- of course, I do him, right, but don`t try it, Chris Angel.
BEHAR: You know, Beth, you`re more of a bad ass than he is on your show. So, what happens in the bedroom?
B. CHAPMAN: Well, we, wow -- it`s smoking.
BEHAR: It`s smoking, huh?
B. CHAPMAN: And it`s smoking, and sometimes, there`s fire.
D. CHAPMAN: Without a king, ma`am, there couldn`t be a queen. So, back then, you know
BEHAR: That`s what they say in Chelsea (ph). Listen, are you ever going to get tired of running after fugitives or do you never get tired of it?
D. CHAPMAN: Well, they`re advancing. They`re getting smarter. So, it`s more of a challenge to us.
BEHAR: They`re getting smarter?
D. CHAPMAN: Oh, yes. They`re getting a lot technical now. And we got things that can tell -- hey, hey. We can go to the house and see if the heat in their body is there with these little machines that they`re hiding. So, we`re getting technical, too. It`s just like --
B. CHAPMAN: It`s like playing with toys, Joy.
BEHAR: Don`t interrupt him. You`re his property.
B. CHAPMAN: That`s why I get to interrupt him. They just love all the mechanics, the gadgets and they get to go and they do the heat-seeking thing.
D. CHAPMAN: Well, you`re going after really bad people that really hurt people, hurt women and children and do terrible things. You catch the guy. Some of them deserve a second chance. They really have -- we have so many people, 45 percent of our people that we`ve arrested, 250, have gotten a job and changed their life. The other 60 are still in prison. It does help.
B. CHAPMAN: Well, just somebody to love them a little bit and show them a little attention and show them the way. You know, being in jail and being in the criminal justice system is hell.
BEHAR: I have I a couple of Twitter questions, it`s from people who watch the show, OK? Will you ever cut your hair, dog? Someone wants to know.
D. CHAPMAN: Never.
BEHAR: How long did it take to you grow?
D. CHAPMAN: Years. I kind of trim it here a little. If it falls out completely, I`ll buy a wig.
B. CHAPMAN: He doesn`t let me watch.
BEHAR: What do you mean he won`t let you watch?
BEHAR: Is that very like a personal thing, the way you trim your hair?
D. CHAPMAN: I`m half Indian and it`s like --
BEHAR: Are you Native American? Part of you?
BEHAR: Yes? It`s like they can`t take a photograph of the Native American. They think you`re stealing their soul, right? Same idea with the hair?
D. CHAPMAN: Oh, maybe, yes.
BEHAR: OK. Beth, you sure lost a lot of weight. How did you do it? Someone wants to know.
B. CHAPMAN: I do seven days a week exercise. And I do four days of extreme cardio in the Y.
BEHAR: Really? How about the food? You`re cutting back?
B. CHAPMAN: Very, very low --
BEHAR: No sweets?
B. CHAPMAN: No. I should not have sweets at all. Sometimes, I indulge because we`re women. Most of the time, I keep a high water diet, cabbage and lettuce and --
BEHAR: Cabbage and lettuce, what are you a rabbit?
B. CHAPMAN: I mix hamburger with it sometimes and a little bit of chicken. But I stick to really high water foods.
BEHAR: How much did you lose?
B. CHAPMAN: I lost about 35, 40 pounds.
BEHAR: Good for you.
D. CHAPMAN: About 50 pounds. But this is a sport. I mean, if you tackle and fight `em, you fight `em, and she`s got to be fit to be able to -- you know, she`s got to fight. So, you got to be -- not as fit as Hulk Hogan, but you --
BEHAR: She`s got to fight you.
D. CHAPMAN: I told her that was different.
BEHAR: All right, you two whacky kids, I have to go.
B. CHAPMAN: OK.
D. CHAPMAN: Thank you very much. We love you.
BEHAR: Always a pleasure to see you and keep up -- keep catching those bad guys.
D. CHAPMAN: Thank you.
BEHAR: And you can catch a special best of episode of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" on January 26th at 8 p.m., followed by the 200th episode at 9 p.m. on A&E.
Good night, everybody.