jeff, you accidentally cut off the end of the interview. here it is:
“Get it?,” he asked. “Do you get it? The part about back-and-forth?” He was grinning like a fool as he gave me a painfully elaborate wink, then added a playful, unwelcome elbow in my ribs. “Hahahaha, aren't I picking up your ehmerikan humor? Aren't I the mister funnyman, yes? Hahahaha...”
I nodded my head automatically, asked a question or two more, and touched the STOP button. The interview was concluded.