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tonight, join jimmy and his guests - taraji p. henson steve zahn musical guest damon albarn d featuring the legendary roots crew >> questlove: 1550 woo! >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: thank you, roots happy friday that's a great crowd right there. relax, enjoy yourself. welcome, everybody welcome, welcome, welcome to "the tonight show" [ cheers and applause you're here, you're watching
thank you. well, guys, everybody is talking about this today taylor swift released her rerecorded album "red (taylor's version)." [ cheers and applause great. that's right, taylor has done the impossible she's released a variant that the world is actually excited about. [ laughter ] yeah, all of taylor's re-releases have been huge hits and everyone's taking notes. today johnson & johnson tried to relaunch as johnson & johnson johnson's version. [ laughter ] speaking of johnson & johnson, they're actually splitting up, in a good way. but, yeah, they just announced they're breaking into two separate companies: the consumer side and the pharmaceutical side. meanwhile their kids were like, "yay, two christmases. [ laughter ] people figured they were going to break up when johnson unfollowed johnson on instagram. [ laughter ] that's right one of the companies will just focus on products like band-aids, tylenol, and baby powder in other words, one company will just keep decorating your grandpa's sink [ laughter ]
here's some good news, according to the cdc, 98.5% of the seniors in the u.s. have now gotten at least one dose of the covid vaccine. [ cheers and applause which is why weekly canasta games can now turn into drunken make-out parties [ laughter ] that's right, 98.5% of seniors are vaccinated while the other 1.5% are like, "keep going for what?" [ laughter ] ♪ [ cheers and applause i've been ready to go since "matlock" ended. ♪ [ laughter and applause some more -- some more -- some more business news due to the labor shortage this year, companies across north america have ordered a a record number of robots. >> steve: ooh. >> jimmy: seems fine inside a warehouse but really weird at your kid's daycare [ laughter ]
"give us the baby. sounds like the next time you're at applebee's, the hostess will just be a stack of menus on top of a roomba [ laughter ] yeah, the robots are so lifelike, they even hit up their human co-workers to buy girl scout cookies from the robot kids [ laughter ] "it's that time of year again. [ laughter ] "shelly459 wants to go to costa rica with her friends. [ laughter ] "not saying anything but bob bought ten boxes." [ laughter ] "anyway, you do what you can." [ laughter ] some tv news this sunday, cbs is airing a a two-hour special called "adele: one night only." >> steve: ooh. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: i can't wait until a a friend calls me in the middle of it, i'm like, "just watching football just watching. [ laughter ] "go mahomes. pass it to gronk i'll call you later. [ laughter ] i saw that dj khaled just opened his own chicken wing restaurant >> steve: ooh.
>> jimmy: and now here now to talk about it on the phone is dj khaled! >> steve: oh >> jimmy: dj khaled! [ cheers and applause yeah they're clapping for you, dj khaled. are you there? >> dj khaled >> jimmy: that's right, that's right. thank you for being here so tell me about your new restaurant i mean, how would you compare it to other chicken restaurants? >> we the best [ laughter ] >> jimmy: wow, you really think that your chicken sandwich can stack up to chick-fil-a and popeyes? >> we the best >> jimmy: okay, i heard ya okay, i get it so if your first restaurant takes off, what's the plan >> another one >> jimmy: wow. [ laughter ] you're going to open another one. i got it and then what do you plan to do >> another one >> jimmy: wow. [ laughter ] what about after that? >> another one >> jimmy: three chicken restaurants? that's awesome are you planning to do business with anyone else >> yeah! >> jimmy: oh [ laughter ] >> steve: oh >> jimmy: lil jon just hopped on the call. thanks for being here. you're teaming up with dj khaled? >> what? [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i said, "you're teaming up with dj khaled? >> yeah! >> jimmy: that's incredible. [ laughter ] now, are you guys working with anyone else? ♪ jason derulo ♪
>> jimmy: oh this is triple threat. [ cheers and applause thank you for being here, guys anything else you'd like to say? ♪ jason derulo ♪ >> we the best >> yeah! >> chicken >> jimmy: okay thank you very much. [ cheers and applause that's nice of them to stop by nice of them to stop by. this is -- well this is interesting, i read that americans are ditching knockoff brands and returning to recognizable big-name brands >> steve: ooh. >> jimmy: but i'm not sure i trust the story because i read about it in "tim" magazine [ laughter ] >> what? >> jimmy: yeah [ laughter ] and finally, a man was trying to renew his license at a california dmv when he found out that he'd been declared dead [ audience oohs he said, "how am i dead if i'm standing here? the dmv employee was like, "i ask myself that question every single day." [ laughter and applause ♪ >> jimmy: we have a great show give it up for the roots right there, everybody
[ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: what i show we have for you tonight! thank you, everybody i'm so happy to be here. she is, she is starring as miss hannigan in the new "annie live!" special that airs december 2nd here on nbc, taraji p. henson is here >> steve: come on. [ cheers and applause love her >> jimmy: funny, gorgeous, talented >> steve: she's the best >> jimmy: plus, he crushed it this summer in "white lotus. did you see "white lotus?" >> steve: yeah >> jimmy: he's unbelievable in that show. he's just amazing. now he stars in the upcoming film "8-bit christmas," steve zahn is here [ cheers and applause amazing. and we got great music from damon albarn >> steve: oh [ cheers and applause
>> jimmy: and later in the show, an all-new "thank you notes," of course. yeah so stay tuned for that [ cheers and applause like i said, i'm watching -- i'm watching football 24/7 >> steve: yeah >> jimmy: and we're in the middle of the nfl season and they give out awards, of course, during the season but they also give out awards that people don't know much about >> steve: really >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah, things about, you know -- well, you'll see it's time for "the tonight show superlatives." here we go [ cheers and applause ♪ tonight sho superlatives ♪ >> jimmy: these are interesting awards they give out >> steve: that they give out >> jimmy: look at this our first player is from the raiders. this is maxx crosby. and he was voted most likely to leave santa a glass of milk and a juul [ laughter and applause next up from the raiders is darren waller. he was voted most likely to have nicolas cage run up and try to decipher his throat [ laughter and applause "your throat is the key to the declaration of independence. [ laughter ] next up from the raiders is hunter renfrow he was voted most likely to squeak like a dog toy when you tackle him
[ squeak ] [ laughter and applause >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: next up from the raiders is jackson barton. he was - [ laughter ] >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: he was voted most likely to be a child's drawing of the moon. oh that's a -- [ laughter and applause >> steve: what >> jimmy: very interesting >> steve: oh, that's an award. >> jimmy: yeah next up from the chiefs is prince tega wanogho. he was voted most likely to changed his name to the artist formally known as prince tega wanogho. [ laughter and applause next up on the chiefs is chris jones. he was voted most likely to inhale when he laughs. [ laughter and applause [ squeaks and finally from the raiders is andre james. he was voted pre malone. [ laughter and applause there you have it, everybody those are your superlatives. stick around we'll be right back with "thank you notes," everybody! [ cheers and applause ♪
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usually when i catch up on some personal stuff you know, i check my inbox, return some emails and, of course, i send out thank you notes. [ cheers and applause and i was just running a bit behind today so i thought, if you guys wouldn't mind, i'd like to write out my weekly "thank you notes" right now is that cool >> audience: yeah. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: james, can i get some thank you-writing music, please ♪ [ laughter ] that's my man. >> steve: christmas spirit came early. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, christmas spirit the -- ghost of christmas present right here >> steve: yeah [ laughter ] >> jimmy: thank you, taylor swift for giving us all more red, and thank you "people" magazine for giving us all more rudd! [ cheers and applause >> steve: "oh, yeah! >> jimmy: that's my dude >> steve: come on. [ laughter ] ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, "red (taylor's version)" for being the music world's version of labeling your food in the office fridge. [ cheers and applause "that's mine." [ laughter ]
"that's why it says, 'todd's rice pudding.' >> steve: "yeah. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: "you don't even understand my life." [ laughter ] >> steve: "i sit at home and make rice pudding. i bring it in, you animals eat it!" [ laughter ] ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, "dexter: new blood," for premiering on showtime this week or as "squid game" put it, "oh, you murder one person each episode? that's cute. [ laughter and applause ♪ thank you, thanksgiving, for being the one day in november we don't spend preparing for christmas. [ cheers and applause i can't wait for christmas >> steve: i don't care what anybody says i like christmas [ laughter ] okay >> jimmy: thank you, crossword puzzles, for being the most frustrating way to remind myself that i'm an idiot [ laughter and applause i hate these things.
"blank fallon host of 'the tonight show.' >> steve: i have no clue [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: "it's you, you dummy! [ laughter ] "oh, man it's your name, dummy! [ laughter ] my mom and dad, when we first got "the tonight show," they watched some local news show and they had a tribute question thing about me and they were answering the tv >> steve: oh [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: so i guess, first, in their like, "this song is high school." this isn't for you, this game. but, yeah. >> steve: yeah >> jimmy: yeah anyway nevermind. >> steve: yeah what no, wait, what no no, what is it what is it i want to know >> jimmy: i'm good it's just -- here we go. nevermind. >> steve: you seem upset >> jimmy: no, i'm fine >> steve: oh, come on. don't be that way. what is it >> jimmy: no, no have a good time the party is fun thanks for - >> steve: well, i'm going to leave the -- i'm going to take you with me. we'll have a party >> jimmy: thank you for having me thank you for having me. >> steve: no, no, no you can stay
what's the matter? >> jimmy: well, i just haven't talked to my dad >> steve: what about >> jimmy: 15 years it all happened 'cause it was christmas eve. >> steve: yeah [ laughter ] >> questlove: oh, no >> steve: what happened? >> questlove: oh, no >> jimmy: i didn't tell you? >> steve: no >> jimmy: this is insane my grandma - >> steve: right? i know, i love your grandma. i've -- just saw her -- saw her -- >> jimmy: or my dad loved his own mother, sure >> steve: yeah [ laughter ] >> jimmy: we were drinking, you know, christmas eve, sure. she had -- she had this wig on and everything that matched the candles. it was blue and silver it was funny >> steve: yeah >> jimmy: and we're just having fun and i guess she forgot to take her pills or something. >> steve: right. ♪ >> jimmy: can we turn the cameras off? [ laughter ] she -- [ laughter ] -- staggers out of the house >> steve: right. drunk as a skunk >> jimmy: crazy drunk, embarrassingly drunk >> steve: yeah, yeah, yeah >> jimmy: yeah we didn't hear from her the next day [ laughter ] >> steve: did she -- she disappeared? what >> jimmy: i found her.
>> steve: where? >> jimmy: right in front of the house. grandma had been run over by a a reindeer >> steve: oh, my god [ laughter and applause where? >> jimmy: walking home from our house. >> steve: on christmas eve [ laughter ] >> jimmy: there were -- who -- her -- her bare back was exposed. >> steve: right. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: somehow her dress had been ripped off. >> steve: oh, my god there are hoof -- hoof marks on her back >> jimmy: hoof marks on her back >> steve: oh, my god what kind of animals did this? reindeer, apparently >> jimmy: yeah [ laughter ] you can say you don't believe in santa >> steve: right, but your grandpa, i know he's a man of faith. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he's a man of faith. yeah, we still believe in santa. yeah anyway, i can't believe i didn't tell you that [ cheers and applause ♪ thank you, cider doughnuts, for being regular doughnuts that are like, "um, we're not like other doughnuts. [ cheers and applause
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please welcome taraji p. henson ♪ [ cheers and applause ♪ >> hey >> jimmy: oh, my goodness! look at you, come on >> oh, we have an audience >> jimmy: yeah, right. they love you! come on! doesn't that feel good [ cheers and applause you -- you've been so great to me you've zoomed in to the show a a bunch of times to help me out, and i really appreciate it thank you so much. to see you in person, it makes me so happy. >> thank you you've been there for me since the beginning of my career >> jimmy: no [ cheers and applause >> yes >> jimmy: it has been a while. >> for a long time >> jimmy: you just recently celebrated your birthday, and had -- >> i did my 25th birthday [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause thank you. >> jimmy: happy 25th, of course >> thank you, thank you. >> jimmy: you had a surprise party is what i heard. >> i did
>> jimmy: do you like surprise parties? did you enjoy it >> i love surprise parties it's just really hard to surprise me. >> jimmy: it is. >> yeah, i'm a virgo, and -- >> jimmy: me too [ cheers ] >> man, that's why we -- see look at that twins. [ laughter ] we'll be like why couldn't we get that right virgo. >> jimmy: the verse over, yes. [ laughter ] >> it is very hard to surprise me, because i am very nosy and i can hear a pin drop. >> jimmy: yeah, you can. >> so i can literally -- i can hear my assistant in the back right now while i'm talking to you. >> jimmy: yeah >> i can hear her. >> jimmy: yeah, so, how did they do it >> i was very busy, it was fashion week so, i had a huge -- a big schedule and they threw in some fitting, some random fitting, and i was upset about it because i was like, "who has a fitting at 7:00 p.m.? >> jimmy: yeah >> you know? and so i was like, "i'm going to wear this." and she was like, "no, you have to wear the dress that your stylist sent." and i was like, "what? it's a fitting." so, i cooperated, and i'm glad i did, because they got me they got me good
[ light laughter ] >> jimmy: so, you go into this thing -- were you in a bad mood >> i was a little sour because i'm going to a wardrobe fitting at 7:00 p.m. like, y'all couldn't do this earlier? >> jimmy: yeah, and tehn you walk in. >> and i walk in, and they're like, "surprise! and i was like - [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you go through every emotion. >> i was happy -- yeah, i was happy, but i was mad because they got me. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it'd be so happy to see everybody. well, happy, happy birthday. >> thank you >> jimmy: you look gorgeous tonight. >> thank you say it again, what else? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you always look gorgeous this is you at the met gala, by the way. look at this -- fancy. >> well, that was amazing. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: everyone was talking about this >> were they >> jimmy: yeah, oh, yeah are you kidding me you were in all the fashion magazines, you got the papers. >> really? >> jimmy: yeah >> i don't pay attention to that stuff i don't want my feelings hurt. so i just take the picture, and i never look back. >> jimmy: oh, no, these are all great stuff. >> oh, okay, good. >> jimmy: what was the theme this year at the gala? >> it was hollywood glamour -- old hollywood glamour. i just decided to tap into diana ross, because i just love her so much.
>> jimmy: i love diana ross -- >> she embodied glamour. >> jimmy: come on, right >> yeah. >> jimmy: that central park show is the one i always think about. the wind, and the yeah, and it was raining. oh, she's unbelievable >> class act >> jimmy: there's so many famous people you meet at the gala did you -- who did you hang with >> well, you know i saw mary, so - >> jimmy: i love mary j. blige >> that's my bestest friend in the industry yes. >> jimmy: i love mary j. >> and so, i saw her, and then we ran into meg thee stallion! [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: my other fave -- >> i know, that's my baby girl she put me in her video -- "body," ody, ody [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: that's right, she did. she's funny. >> and then she was intrigued with the -- well, there were certain parts of our bodies that was showing in there. well, okay, so mine in the back, it had a dip in the back as well. >> jimmy: oh >> and so i had -- >> jimmy: deeper than this dip >> see that dip, there >> jimmy: yes. >> it was in the back as well. >> jimmy: okay >> so, it was, like, a little sexy plumber's crack [ laughter ]
and mary's dress was kind of revealing. >> jimmy: sexy plumber's crack >> yes >> jimmy: that's so funny. >> so what she did, she put us on her story, and she was like, "oh, that sexy butt crack. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: are you recording anything with megan? >> oh, what did you hear >> jimmy: well, i don't know i know that you can sing, and i heard that you actually were working on a little ep or something. >> and it's crazy, because it found me like, i didn't go seeking it i was looking for a song for one thing that i was doing and so i reached out to some producer friends i can't -- i know and they sent me these incredible beats, and i was like, "well, how do i pick one? i'll just do an ep >> jimmy: do all of them look at you. >> but it's -- i'm telling you, listen, i was not looking for music. it found me. first in the muppets -- if you saw "the muppet haunted mansion" i sang in that. [ cheers and applause and then the next thing, miss hannigan >> jimmy: yeah >> there's something else i'm being tapped for right now, but i can't say anything until the ink dries. >> jimmy: wow, really? >> and it involves music and then my ep, it's just like, "what are you doing?
[ laughter ] >> jimmy: wait, i'm so happy for you. do you know when it's going to come out, or no? >> top of the year >> jimmy: okay >> stay tuned. >> jimmy: all right, january, taraji p. henson just saying, look out for something good >> yes >> jimmy: i'm talking about "annie!" right now >> okay. >> jimmy: miss hannigan. let's look at you! [ cheers and applause so, wait, how is it going? >> so much fun >> jimmy: great cast >> great, i mean, dynamic. just wait until you see these little -- i call them my biscuits, and my little cookies, and my little lady bugs >> jimmy: yeah >> the little orphans -- there so amazing and celina is going to blow you away our annie. >> jimmy: really >> harry is a pain in my butt. >> jimmy: harry connick jr >> no, i love him. he's amazing he has this southern drawl >> jimmy: oh, yeah >> that just, you're like, "say something again, harry." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah oh, i love him so much >> he's so incredible. >> jimmy: also, the book the music on this is - >> do you know what's amazing about this play? the subject matter
they're talking about the great depression and broadway opening back up does that sound familiar to you guys >> jimmy: yeah, yeah eerie that's eerie [ scattered applause ] >> it's very eerie >> jimmy: what is your big number >> oh, i have "little girls. i have "sign," "easy street. >> jimmy: oh my god. >> oh, and "sign" is with harry connick and i. that's our duet. >> jimmy: okay >> and then i have "little girls. that's miss hannigan's solo. and then we have "easy street. >> jimmy: this thing is live >> it's live >> jimmy: are you nervous at all? >> of course nerves are good though >> jimmy: yeah, they are >> if you're not nervous i'm concerned. nerves means you're alive. you're in the moment you're right here in the moment >> jimmy: yes. >> they're to be used. >> jimmy: that's exactly right >> absolutely. >> jimmy: i cannot wait for this performance and i love you so much >> thank you >> jimmy: we're doing more with taraji p. henson come back. more "tonight show," everybody "annie live!" december 2nd at 8:00 p.m., nbc [ cheers and applause ♪
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one. more. time. feel the hydrow high. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> jimmy: welcome back we're hanging out with taraji p. henson "annie live!" december 2nd on nbc. you know, you can act. you can sing you can do anything really so i wanted to see if we could put your skills to the test. and i want to play a game with you. this is "sing it like. here we go [ cheers and applause ♪ sing it lik sing it like ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: now here's how it works. we're going to hit this button here which will activate the "sing it like" generator, okay and it will land on one random song, and one random situation whoever's turn it is has to sing the song like that anywhere that situation. sound good >> yeah. >> jimmy: okay, since you're my guest, you will go first [ laughter ]
>> everybody is a winner or are we competing >> jimmy: everyone's a winner. >> oh, okay. >> jimmy: oh, yeah, we're on the same team. >> the pressure's off. >> jimmy: we're on the same team, oh, yeah come one >> okay, cause you know we're very competitive >> jimmy: you're my bud. i know virgos here we go press the button, and go for it [ generating ] song is "roar. >> ooh >> jimmy: you have to sing it like you just got brain freeze [ laughter ] >> who comes up with this stuff? >> jimmy: it's katy perry. >> okay. >> jimmy: all right, that's the word, roots. ♪ ♪ i got the eye of the tige fighter, dancing in fire cause i'm a champion you're gonna hear me roar ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, o oh, oh, oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: that is how you do it right there. oh, it's how you do it right there. all right, here we go. it's my turn here we go [ generating ] "fancy like.
i'm struggling to train my dog how to sit [ light laughter ] >> oh, that's good >> jimmy: roots. ♪ ♪ yeah, we fancy like applebee's on a date night bourbon street steak wit the oreo shake, shake ♪ ♪ straws, one check, girl got to go, got to roll i bougie like na - bougie like na -- ♪ ♪ bougie like natty bougie like natt in the styrofoam honey, look, styrofoam ♪ ♪ honey, bougie, styrofoa honey, bougie ♪ ♪ oh, forget it. you missed it. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause he was bougie. >> that was pretty brilliant >> jimmy: it was all right >> pretty brilliant. >> jimmy: no, no please. all right, buddy, you're up. here we go >> we could do a movie together >> jimmy: we should. >> my turn >> jimmy: we can do anything >> oh, be careful what you say now! [ generating ] >> jimmy: you have to sing "wrecking ball" like you're trying to open a jar of pickles. >> okay, i got to remember this one. ♪
♪ i came in like a wrecking ball i never hit so hard all you ever did was wreck m yeah, you, you wreck me ♪ ♪ ♪ wrecking ball m [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause open my pickles. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> you made me cry >> jimmy: i know, i never made you cry. you're the most fun person to hang out with. gosh, i love you >> oh, i love you, jimmy >> jimmy: taraji p. henson, come on! the last one - [ cheers and applause wait, what i think this one is going to be a duet >> yeah, let's do it >> jimmy: right? >> yeah. >> jimmy: here we go
[ generating ] "walking on sunshine." >> oh, i love that >> jimmy: me too we're trying to get our steps in >> really? with these shoes [ laughter ] are you serious? >> jimmy: all right, here we go well you don't have to -- can you take them off? >> nope, we'll be here all night. >> jimmy: here we go roots? ♪ ♪ used to think maybe you loved me now baby i'm sure ♪ >> switch sides, jimmy ♪ and i just can't wait until the day that you knock on my door, woah! ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woah i'm walking on sunshin woah ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woah and it's time to feel good hey ♪ ♪ all right now ♪
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♪ >> jimmy: please welcome -- thank you very much for being here, pal! >> thanks for having me. >> jimmy: not only am i talking to the great actor, steve zahn, but i'm also talking to one of "people's" sexiest men alive [ cheers and applause >> oh, my gosh i know >> jimmy: wow. look at you! that's what i'm talking about. >> i think -- it was obviously a horrible mistake [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no way look how sexy you are in this! >> yeah, but - [ cheers ] >> jimmy: wow. >> i -- no, honestly, when they said, you want to do this? and i said -- i laughed. >> jimmy: yeah >> and i said, "no." >> jimmy: yeah [ light laughter ] >> and then, like, every woman in my life went, "what, are you crazy? >> jimmy: yeah, you have to -- >> "you have to do it! >> jimmy: yeah, you should - >> and i was like, "all right. okay, i'll do it." >> jimmy: are you comfortable doing these photo shoots >> no, that's the point.
>> jimmy: yeah >> it's one thing if they were like, you know, "congratulations." >> jimmy: yeah >> but then you have to actually go and do it. >> jimmy: and be sexy. >> exactly >> jimmy: yeah [ laughter ] >> and you can't possibly -- >> jimmy: and you can't help yourself >> no, i -- i went in and it was in the moment, i was very nervous. >> jimmy: yeah >> and i -- i look like i was taking a picture for the yearbook, you know, like - [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah yeah, exactly. yeah >> but my photographer -- this is -- this is -- this is -- this is great. my photographer gave me two tips - >> jimmy: oh, i love it. >> on how to -- on how to look - >> jimmy: sexy >> sexy. >> jimmy: oh, wow. >> okay, one is, if you don't know what to do with your hands, you look like you're just, like, scratch a little bit. [ laughter ] but don't just plant it. it's not like, you know -- >> jimmy: you really scratch >> yeah, you don't have poison ivy. but it's like, you know -- >> jimmy: there's something there. uh-huh >> and then he said -- he said, "look -- you're look is -- did i leave the oven on at home?
[ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's - [ cheers and applause not bad. that's it. [ laughter ] that's not bad hey, buddy, i have to say, really, and i -- i -- i will say this to you off camera as well, but what you did, your performance in "white lotus" was unbelievable [ cheers and applause >> thank you >> jimmy: it is a master class in acting. you were so in the zone. i was -- i was gonna say you're in the zahn, but i wouldn't do that [ laughter ] that's corny i didn't want to do that, because, really, i'm going to say that -- someone said that we're in a "zahnassance. and i said, "that doesn't even make sense." i think that we're in a -- >> yeah, no. that's weird >> jimmy: "renaizahns. [ audience ohs ] >> a "zahnassance. >> jimmy: right, but i didn't write this >> yeah, but if -- if somebody says you -- it's a a "zahnassance," then you -- it's like i wasn't in a coma
[ light laughter ] you know, like, i've been here >> jimmy: oh, yeah >> i have been doing stuff >> jimmy: yeah, a "zahnassance" almost sounds like a toyota, like a toyota-thon >> well, it's like you disappeared. >> jimmy: oh >> you know. >> jimmy: oh, really i -- no, i think >> i have not done it. >> jimmy: yeah, but you never gone away. >> no, no, i've -- i've been here >> jimmy: yeah [ laughter ] you -- you crushed this thing. what was it like where did you film it was during the pandemic were you in hawaii were you not >> yeah, we were in hawaii so, you know, like everybody, we were all, you know, in our -- >> jimmy: yeah >> houses and i hadn't worked in eight months and then i got a call to do this and it's mike white and it's an amazing script >> jimmy: was the script amazing when you got it? >> it was -- it was incredible >> jimmy: i know he's an -- an amazing writer >> it was -- yeah, it was great. >> jimmy: i know it was done so quickly that you just don't see television almost this -- was almost - >> we did 6 hours in 2 1/2 months >> jimmy: that's what i'm saying it's fantastic >> and we were at the four seasons resort in hawaii
>> jimmy: and no - >> it was closed >> jimmy: closed i was going to say, there's no humans there, yeah >> yeah, so we were in a a bubble >> jimmy: wow. everybody in the whole show was phenomenal >> they were -- they -- it was an amazing cast. >> jimmy: and then i got to -- we got to see more of you than most people get to see of anyone [ laughter ] i'm just - >> well, that was -- >> jimmy: there was -- there's something -- >> yeah. that was fake junk on a fake me >> jimmy: it wasn't even you >> no, because mike was like, "hey, you have to approve the prosthetic." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: or prosthetics >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: right, it was more than one >> yeah, and he was like, "is this cool? and i was like, "yeah, i don't care." [ laughter ] and then - >> jimmy: but you had to look at it and approve it >> yeah, yeah, i did >> jimmy: you go, that's -- that's kind of like mine >> and -- and then, i was like, "does it -- do i have to put that over? this is -- that's -- that doesn't make any sense." like - so the guy -- and he was like, "well, you don't have to we can do it -- put it on somebody else. and i was like, "how long is it going to take? he said, "like, 2 1/2 hours. i said, "no, i'll go to the beach. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, i'm in hawaii. i'm not going to put this thing on >> so it wasn't me
>> jimmy: so it wasn't even you. so -- sorry. >> but how absurd is that? [ laughter ] it's like the guy was naked and then they put a naked thing on him to look like - [ laughter ] >> jimmy: like -- like he was naked. >> yeah. our society is so crazy. >> jimmy: yeah, that's wild. but you -- you just crushed it, buddy. so congrats on that. and i -- i'm -- you got just amazing reviews. and well deserved. just awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome job. >> thank you [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: let's talk holidays. let's talk about "8-bit christmas. i want to talk about this. i love holiday movies. >> that's awesome. >> jimmy: that's my jam. i love video games >> well, then this movie is right down your alley. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah >> so my son wants a nintendo. it's like 1988, '87. >> jimmy: yeah >> he wants a nintendo >> jimmy: everyone did >> right, but 8-bit, you know? so it's -- >> jimmy: it was the real one. >> by today's standards, not very good. >> jimmy: no yeah but that -- yeah >> and we don't know about it. us parents, i play his dad >> jimmy: yeah >> but it's told -- neil patrick harris is -- is my
son older telling his daughter >> jimmy: his story? >> his story of how he wanted a nintendo for christmas, and -- >> jimmy: are you in that generation where you grew up with nintendo? >> yeah. >> jimmy: what games what -- what are you playing >> my wife and i, we were poor actors in new york >> jimmy: yeah >> true story, and we went out and because we were so pissed at being poor, we went out and got sushi and bought a a nintendo 64. [ cheers and applause swear to god >> jimmy: enough is enough >> i swear to god. >> jimmy: i don't care >> and we lived in hoboken and played "zelda. "legend of zelda." [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: that's it. that's my favorite "the legend of zelda" is my -- that's my favorite >> "goldeneye. >> jimmy: "goldeneye" is another classic. what else did i love i had the wrestling one. i think it was called "wrestling." >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this was back in the day when they -- really. >> yeah, they were just like, "hockey. >> jimmy: yeah, they're like, "just call it 'wrestling.' yeah, sure "hockey. yeah "mega man" was my jam. >> the year. >> jimmy: you call it "the year," yeah. do you remember that one atari game, "adventure"?
>> no. >> jimmy: it's like -- you travel around. i think you were a seahorse. >> what? >> jimmy: you had to travel around and get a key >> now -- really >> jimmy: this -- it was rough it was real bad. >> that's bizarre. >> jimmy: if cyber - >> remember "driver" >> jimmy: "driver" sounds almost too -- was it a car game >> dude, "driver," where you just went around and the cops chased you anybody remember "driver?" that's a classic that was on -- >> jimmy: coleco >> no. playstation. >> jimmy: oh, wow. you're getting really advanced oh, i was saying like -- do you remember "kaboom"? >> yeah. >> jimmy: you didn't like it >> no. >> jimmy: because of the explosions, the violence >> no, i'm like -- no, i played, like, "duck hunt." >> jimmy: oh, yeah [ laughter ] i want to show everyone a clip i want to show everyone a clip here is steve zahn in "8-bit christmas. take a look at this. [ laughter ] >> apparently, video games have been doing all kinds of strange things to children in japan. because i'm very glad that we do not have one. >> but -- but you -- you said i could get one for christmas. >> i said nothing of the sort. >> video games make you fat, jake that's a fact.
>> cabbage patch kids don't make you fat no, no [ laughter ] dad, you said i could have one too. >> no, i didn't. okay, well, i did. but i thought that it was an asian tool brand like makita you know what? no nintendo in my house. >> i second that >> me three and that makes majority looks like a no go on nintendo >> jimmy: oh that's what i'm talking about. [ cheers and applause steve zahn "8-bit christmas" premieres november 24th on hbo max we'll be right back with a a performance from damon albarn stick around, everybody. come on back [ cheers and applause ♪
silver and blue ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: join us next week. alicia keys will be here lin-manuel miranda, whoopi goldberg will all be here my thanks to taraji p. henson, steve zahn, damon albarn once again. and the roots right there from philadelphia thank you for watching stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers. goodnight, everybody bye-bye. [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪
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