Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon had too much time on their hands, so they recreated the Styx’s 1981 music video for Too Much Time On My Hands. I guess in the early ’80s they were still high from whatever stale drugs were left over from the ’60s, so their music videos were trippy and not in a good way.
But in a way that 35 years later, the NBC late night host and the Ant-Man could copy it. When you watch it, you think there is no way that the original was that horrible. Then you watch the original one and you see that it was. Making us wonder, why did they hate Disco so much when Rock bands were coming up with stuff like this. Plus, it makes me sad because Tommy Shaw and Styx did a lot of brilliant music like Renegade, Come Sail Away, Mr Roboto and What If, and this kind of nullifies all of those classic works.
Melissa McCarthy was on The Tonight Show yesterday and Jimmy Fallon challenged her to Lip Sync Battle. He won the first round by mouthing and acting out Melanie Safka’s I’ve Got A Brand New Pair Of Roller Skates. But she blew it out of the park when she lip synched Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas. It wasn’t as much the way she moved her lips as much as she everything; but the kitchen sink thrown at her and she kept on going as though none of that was happening. When the confetti stopped, there was no reason to ask the audience who won. It was obvious she was The Boss!
Yesterday on The Tonight Show, James Spader shared a story with Jimmy Fallon that is so classic, it is almost too crazy to be true.
Spader and John F Kennedy Jr went to high school together and remained friends. One time JFK Jr invited the Blacklist star to his house and they had a “festive day” together. As dinner time was approaching, Spader sat down on the couch and ate a whole bowl of pistachios. I guess that was too much for him because he wound up throwing them all up all over his dish at the dinner table when they were eating in front of his friend, his sister Caroline and their mother the former First Lady Jackie Onassis. The classy lady then told him, “Good shot, Jim!”
He then excused himself from the table to clean himself up. When he got back to the table, JFK Jr couldn’t stop laughing and was leaning back on his chair. His mother told him to stop because they were expensive. He didn’t and eventually the chair fell backwards, and he landed on the floor laughing. His mother was not amused and scolded him with, “Dammit John, if I told you once, I told you a dozen times, do not lean back in those chairs. Now see what’s happened. Look what you’ve done. It’s just so rude.” He bounced up with a huge grin and said, “Jimmy just threw up at the table!”
What an amazing story. You can’t nor would you want to make up an experience like that. But what an experience. To do something so disgusting in front of the classiest First Lady the US has ever had has to be something you can never live down. But it is an epic story you want to share with the world and I am so glad he did.
Ben Affleck was on The Tonight Show yesterday and Jimmy Fallon challenged him to a game of Pup Quiz. Basically, one of them is asked a question, and if they get the answer right, they get a puppy. If not, the other person does. Although, the NBC late night show changed it up for this challenge. This time the puppies were dressed up as superheroes from DC Comics.
Batman went first, and he didn’t know the name of his doggy. That means the Batpup went to Fallon. Jimmy went next, got the answer wrong and Affleck got Superpup! So even though the two of them don’t get along on the big screem, they got along lovingly on the small one. Which is too arfdorable for words!
Jennifer Garner and Cuba Gooding Jr were on The Tonight Show yesterday and Jimmy Fallon challenged them to a new game of Truth or Door. Basically, they could answer an unknown question truthfully or chose the dare behind the door. OJ Simpson said, “Show me the door,” and dressed up as a Cowboy for the rest of the game. The Alias star also went for the door and was stuck holding three frozen water balloons. Finally, it was the NBC late night host’s turn and he picked truth. That was until he found out, it wanted to know about the night he lost his virginity. Since he wouldn’t answer the who, what, when, where and why, he had no choice but to accept the dare. It was simple, Garner and Gooding were given a paint palette and told to paint Fallon’s face. When they were done, the happy host looked like a scary clown that you would only see in horror movies.
I don’t know about you, but now I really want to know how he lost his V-Card!
Out of all the late night hosts, Jimmy Fallon is the one is the most calm, cool and collected. That was until last night’s The Tonight Show when he lost what should’ve been an easy round of Pictionary. His clue was, “Cat got your tongue,” and he drew a cat and tongue. He did a good job, but Eugene Levy just couldn’t think of what that phrase was. When time was up, the NBC late night couldn’t hide his disappoitment that his partner didn’t get the point. I’ve never seen him lose it like that and I liked it. I really liked it.
When Jimmy Fallon got The Tonight Show, he was given a slick new theme. But yesterday, the man who reunited the casts of California Dreams, Good Burger and Saved By the Bell, got a new theme song from that era. Jesse Frederick, who sang the theme songs for Full House, Family Matters and Step by Step, wrote one for the NBC late night show and it has that perfect TGIF nuance. Not only does it sound like it, the opening reflects that cheesy feel.
One, us TV viewers are so desperately missing. I wish they would bring back catchy theme songs. Who is with me?
One of the requirements of being an actor is that you have to do press to promote your latest project. For Steve Martin that meant that he had to do The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his Broadway musical Bright Star, even though he didn’t want to. So he sang about not wanting to do it, and it is his best musical performance since Dentist from Little Shop of Horrors almost 30 years ago.
Seriously, this song and dance number was so spectacular, it is one of my Top 10 late night bits ever. Sit back and enjoy it because I know you will.
Jimmy Fallon challenged Gerard Butler to a game of Slap Jack on The Tonight Show yesterday. Basically, it is like Blackjack, but at the end of each hand the winner hits the loser with huge prosthetic hand. A hand so large that The Bounty Hunter declared, “Finally, a hand I can hold my pen!s with!” The NBC late night host lost it and had to get up from his chair to control his laughter. Then when he did, he retaliated with, “Sadly, I said the same thing with baby arms.” I then had to get out of my chair to control my laughter.
Now it was time for the game, and Gerard whacked his opponent so hard at the end of the game that Fallon realized he really has been using that hand to whack off!
Before Ryan Seacrest was the host of American Idol, he was lip syncing songs like Bon Jovi’s Runaway. How awwwwdorable was the young and chubby preteen back in the mid-’80s?
He is just as awwwwdorable now talking about it on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last week as he was then.