(CNN) - If there's one thing that Vice President Joe Biden can't be accused of, it's holding back on what he really feels - or his personal life.
And he didn't disappoint on Thursday when he sat down with the ladies of ABC's "The View."
In an emotional moment, the former Democratic senator from Delaware opened up about a personal affliction that he has worked through: stuttering.
"When you stutter, it's the most debilitating thing," he said. "It's hard to ask 'will you go to the pr-pr-pr-pr-prom.' They look at and go 'this guy must be an idiot.'"
Biden said he would practice speaking in front of a mirror and worked to get a rhythm going so he wouldn't contort his face while stuttering. He also credited public speaking courses in college for helping him.
The interview was mostly light-hearted. Many had expected that resident conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck would grill the No. 2 Democrat about a bevy of issues. That wasn't the case.
Biden's marriage was also fair game for the mid-day gabfest - namely why it took five tries before now-wife Jill said yes.
After returning from a trip to Africa, Biden said to Jill, "This is the last time I'm going to ask you, because I'm not going to do it again."
"I said here's the deal: You don't have to say when, promise me you will and she said yes," he said.
The reason? His kids.
"I think the main reason she did was my boys - her boys now. She fell in love with them maybe before she fell in love with me."
The interview wasn't just personal. The co-hosts grilled him on foreign policy and the discontent among Americans over the economy.
When asked why the Tea Party movement - which is largely focused on anger over out of control government spending and high taxes - Biden said Tea Partiers will eventually come around to understanding the administration's efforts.
"The vast majority of people, I think, are just frustrated," he said. "What they don't get yet - and I understand it - is they're going to see that we've spent our time cutting taxes."
As for cracking down on Iran's nuclear ambitions, he noted that sanctions would be "the next step."
"I'm not assuming that sanctions will not work. Everyone from the Israeli prime minister straight through to the British prime minister to the president of Russia - everyone agrees that the next step that we should take is the U.N. sanction route, which I believe you'll see ... coming out by the end of this month or the beginning of next month."
He also didn't mince words on Iran's stance in the world.
"This is the first time the entire world is unified that Iran is out of bounds," he said. "They are most isolated than they've ever been. They're more isolated with their own people; they're more isolated externally."