Tom Cruise Freaks Out Today

Props to Gawker for transcribing this morning’s insane Q&A between Katie Holmes’ Boston Phoenix-hating fiance and Matt Lauer.

TOM: There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance!
MATT: But ?
TOM: No, Matt, I know these things…

Read the transcript and WATCH THE VIDEO. I’d like to post a Scientology-related tune for full effect. Anyone got an MP3 of “Famous Blue Raincoat” handy?

UPDATE: OK, I watched the whole thing. Sure, ritalin is overprescribed, but Tom Cruise is such a dick. It’s long, so here are Mr. Cruise’s best lines:

05:43 “I like sitting here talking to you.”
[Commercial break after which Tom gets “fiery.”]
07:46 “I’ve never agreed with psychology, EVER.”
08:04 “I really care about Brooke Shields.”
08:52 “Do you know now that ritalin is a street drug? Do you understand that?” [Laurer tries to speak] “No, no, Matt, Matt, I’m asking you a question … You don’t know the history of psychiatry … [Brooke Shields] doesn’t understand the history of psychiatry. She doesn’t understand in the same way YOU don’t understand it Matt.”
10:07 “Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt. You don’t even – you’re glib. You don’t even know what Ritalin is. If you start talking about chemical imbalance, you have to evaluate and read the research papers on how they came up with these theories, Matt, OK. That’s what I’ve done … You should be a little bit more responsible.”

Poor Katie.