Two old friends debating topics of the day.

As previously posted on, Patrick Duffy (Stephen, B&B) has been filming short videos entitled, “Patrick Duffy & The Crab.” So far there are three in the series in which the iconic actor talks to his good friend Sheldon (who just so happens to be a crab) about eating a dime, Facebook and having a threesome with Courteney Cox.

These absurdly funny videos will leave you scratching your head wondering what it is you just watched, but as I learned when I recently had the pleasure of talking with Patrick, that’s exactly the point.

When asked what the videos are all about, Patrick likened them to “The Muppet Show.” “I sort of feel about the crab the way I feel about Miss Piggy and Kermit. In other words, I don’t want to think about the hand up there. I’m in love with Miss Piggy and Sheldon Krab has been my friend for as long as I can remember, and so based on that, my son and his wife, who are both writer/producers, decided to film the relationship of Patrick Duffy and his best friend and that’s what we decided to do and we are treating it strictly as that. We are just best friends. I’m not putting myself in the same category as a film star going on ‘The Muppet Show,’ but we’re treating it as that kind of relationship and it’s very interesting when you think that way and put subject matters, like a conversation about a threesome, when not only is a threesome a bit of an iffy proposition, but when one of them happens to be a crustacean it really changes the dynamics,” he chuckled.

Watching Patrick seriously debate issues with said crustacean is what makes the videos so hilarious and I wondered if while taping, he found himself breaking at the absurdity of it all. “Not while we were taping them so much. I mean there are a few outtakes I think, but sitting down and reading the scripts for the first time, it was, you know I’m sixty years old, I’m so out of the relevant loop that even the subject matters, I would listen to myself saying it and I’m thinking, ‘What am I talking about here?’ And my son would say, ‘Don’t worry Dad. This is great stuff,'” he laughed. “And then I just trusted him, both him and Emily Cutler, his wife. Then we actually sat down and started filming with Sheldon, it was, inside my mind, I’m always thinking while I’m working, inside my mind I’m going, ‘This is funny to just not play it as funny at all.’ I just love it.”

Since B&B has helped promote the videos by posting them on their website, Patrick expressed his gratitude towards his Daytime family. “I must say I’m so grateful to The Bold and the Beautiful people because they got on board with it. They don’t have to do that. They don’t have to say boo about these things, but they thought it was cute enough to give us a little bump and it’s much appreciated and here I am speaking to you because of it.”