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night football right here on nbc bay area. the kickoff is at 5:00. >> wouldn't it be nice to see the raiders and the niners in. >> and some sunshine, too. the trifecta. >> five to seven days, more sunshine. maybe some light rain showers passing through the bay area. it will be 7:00 a.m. to noon on friday. that's the best chance for finding some rain in terms of the sunshine. that moves in for the weekend. paxy fog at times and the temperatures rebounding. closer to the 50s. sunshine for the weekend. >> it looks nice. thanks for joining us at 11:00. >> see you tomorrow. bye-bye. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show" starring jimmy fallon
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tonight, join jim and his guests - cate blanchett - nate bargatze -- gayle -- and featuring the legendary roots crew >> questlove: 1577 >> and now, here he is, jimmy fallon [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: oh, my goodness! that is exactly what i'm talking about right there. welcome, everybody welcome, welcome, welcome, to "the tonight show. you're here, you made it thank you for watching [ cheers and applause thank you for being here
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well guys, this is exciting. tonight's powerball jackpot was over $600 million. one of the largest in history, yeah the chances of winning are 292 million to 1 they're saying it's the same odds as finding a rapid test at cvs. [ laughter ] [ applause ] speaking of, the cdc announced that after you isolate for five days with covid, you should take a rapid test, if you have access to one. [ laughter ] you can read more about it in this month's issue of "unhelpful advice" magazine. [ laughter ] that's right, another update from the cdc, even dr. fauci is like, "oh, i muted those months ago. [ laughter ] at this point, the cdc is like that annoying co-worker who emails you every five minutes like, "following up on this. [ laughter ] "just bumping this up, guys. meanwhile, president biden said
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long lines at covid testing sites should begin to ease as the federal government increases capacity just in time for the holidays. [ laughter ] i'd feel better if they were still wasn't a line for people waiting for their spanish flu test [ laughter ] >> steve: come on! >> jimmy: no, that's funny >> steve: come on! [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> jimmy: i feel better if people weren't still waiting for their spanish flu tests. [ laughter and applause right now, the lines are so long that if you have covid, by the time you get to the front you don't have it anymore. [ laughter ] cdc says you're cool you can go home now. you waited long enough >> questlove: that's the quarantine >> jimmy: as if we're not dealing with enough, the u.s. just reported its first case of flurona. a combination of the flu and coronavirus. the americans are so stressed they started smoking methajuana [ laughter and applause
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on the bright side, the cdc says it's still better than the other combination virus, diarrheabetes. [ laughter ] meanwhile -- [ laughter ] meanwhile, a certain beer company that just changed their name was like, "you've got to be kidding me. i mean - [ laughter ] we just changed the name the lime disinfects -- ah, forget it. i just saw that canadian prime minister justin trudeau just got his covid booster shot, right? now, i didn't know this. he has an arm tattoo did you know - take a look at this. [ audience oohs apparently he got the vaccine during the rehearsal for "grease" off broadway. [ laughter ] "sandy, you got to get a covid shot it's automatic systematic hydormatic it's vax lightnin'." [ cheers and applause of course, president biden does
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not have a tattoo. but he does have a liver spot on his arm that looks like peppa pig. [ laughter ] "i want muddy puddles. [ laughter ] here's some good news. today, new york governor cathy hochul said that she's bringing back to-go cocktails permanently. >> steve: yeah [ cheers and applause come on! >> jimmy: then she said the same exact thing five minutes later. permantly -- [ laughter ] new york is like, "look, governor, if you think you're just going to win us over with -- we love you. [ laughter ] i saw that doctors are asking people on tiktok to stop sticking garlic cloves up their nose to clear their sinuses. i feel like this happens once a month where people do something dangerous where they see online so i wrote a tiny song about it hope you enjoy [ cheers and applause ♪
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♪ i have to tell yo something that everybody knows ♪ ♪ you shouldn't stick a clove of garli up into your nose ♪ ♪ don't do it no, don't do it ♪ ♪ doctors are concerned for yo it really isn't great ♪ ♪ did you bump your hea when you fell of a milk crate ♪ ♪ don't do it no, no, don't do it ♪ ♪ garlic is for pasta or a nice vinaigrette ♪ ♪ but if you stick it up your sniffe all you get is some regret ♪ ♪ don't do it no, no, no don't do it ♪ >> jimmy: one more time. ♪ sticking stuf into your nose really isn't good ♪ ♪ but if you're talking about a covid test i think you really should ♪ ♪ so i do i yeah, yeah you should do it ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: well, this is fun.
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i heard that north korea is now taking credit for a pretty popular food this is real listen to this >> the bizarre new claim from north korea. >> the government now claims that the father of leader kim jong-un invented the burrito. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what what of course, a burrito is when you take a ton of stuff and pack it into a tight wrap and you -- yeah, well, exactly. [ laughter ] north korea says kim jong-il invented the burrito and kim jong-un created the unchillada [ laughter ] thank you very much. that was -- that's a great joke the unchillada well, some business news kfc is about to launch its new plant-based fried chicken.
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north korea heard and was like, "kim jong-il definitely did not invent that. come on, kfc is never going to be healthy you know that famous picture of colonel sanders? he's 27 in that. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: the consumer electronics show - you love that. it just kicked off in las vegas. and one tech company introduced a smart dog collar that lets you track your dog's health and fitness. it's great until he drinks from the toilet and electrocutes himself. [ laughter ] another big announcement from the show in vegas. this fall, john deere is releasing a self-driving tractor that can be controlled with a smartphone. >> steve: oh - >> jimmy: that's what this country needs, a driverless vehicles with wheels made of machetes that's exactly right [ laughter ] and finally, i heard a japanese company unveiled the plush toy that gently nibbles on your finger to alleviate stress [ laughter ] or as everyone at the event in vegas said, "yeah, that's exactly what we're going to put
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in there, our finger." we have a great show give it up for the roots, everybody. [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: hello, everybody hey, what a show we have for you, tonight she is getting a ton of awards buzz for her new movie "nightmare alley." she's fantastic. it's in theaters now cate blanchett is joining us [ cheers and applause plus, his latest standup special, "the greatest average american," is streaming on netflix. and you can catch him live on the raincheck tour comedian nate bargatze is here [ cheers and applause one of my absolute favorites >> steve: love it. >> jimmy: and making her tv debut, we have music from gayle! >> steve: ow [ cheers and applause
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>> jimmy: the song is -- i know i'm going to talk to you about this it's a real extra, actually. yeah, i'm going to talk to her about it i'm going to talk -- talk to gayle. and then we're going to -- then she's going to perform her global hit "abcdefu" later in the show [ cheers and applause big show tonight but right now, guys, it's time for "tonight show" hashtags. here we go [ cheers and applause ♪ hashtag hashtags ♪ >> jimmy: now, we do this thing every week where i send out a hashtag and i ask you guys to respond to that topic. this week i sent out the hashtag #myresolutioninsixwords. i asked you guys to share your funniest new year's resolution using just six words within minutes it was the number one trending topic. so thank you [ cheers and applause thank you for playing along. we appreciate you guys doing this i love this. i like to share some of my favorite responses from you guys here we go six words, here we go. this one's from @amysrich. she says, "consume more fruit by drinking wine." there you go [ applause ]
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exactly right. >> steve: yeah, got to get the grapes >> jimmy: this one is from @optimisteeyore. >> steve: oh >> jimmy: she says, "january bought fitbit, january return fitbit." there you go that's - [ laughter ] >> steve: i'm do it, man with my wine glass >> jimmy: this is from @ponyglasses she says, "hike once, talk about it daily." [ laughter ] this one's a nice one. it's from @eddielovestoast >> steve: he does love toast >> jimmy: he says, "no exes, unless i need logins." there you go [ laughter ] thanks buddy i got to go on hulu, man >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: come on. this one is from @ducktorwho10 he says, "ah, ha, ha, ha, staying alive. [ laughter ] ♪ >> steve: wow! you can tell by the way he uses - >> jimmy: ah, ha, ha, ha, staying alive.
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so good. that's my favorite one this one is from @realbillrussell nba legend bill russell from the celtics. >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: love you, bill russell [ applause ] he says, "2022 resolution, stop shrinking. you get older, you get shorter that's what happens. >> steve: he's only 6'8. >> jimmy: yeah this last one here is from @annaloumazzy. she says, "no negativity, except for covid tests." there you go, right there. [ cheers and applause those are "tonight show hashtags." to check out more, go to when we come back, we're playing hey robot with cate blanchett stick around come on! [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪♪ gravity. it's a force to be reckoned with. no one knows better than we do.
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the star of the new film, "nightmare alley," which is in theaters now please welcome the one and only cate blanchett [ cheers and applause ♪ >> jimmy: cate, here's how the game works okay, this is based on a real board game called "hey robot" that you can play at home. it's like the classic game "password," but your partner is a smart speaker. okay, so first, i will pick a card with a word on it, and then we'll take turns -- >> that looks like a sex aid [ laughter ] that doesn't look like -- what is that? i know i'm on zoom, but what is that [ laughter ] >> jimmy: your kids can see this this is totally -- this is a a smart speaker. this is a smart speaker. >> a smart speaker >> jimmy: that's correct >> okay, whatever. >> jimmy: i'll pick a card with a word on it and we are going to take turns asking a a question, okay and all we want is to get the speaker to say that word somewhere in its answer. okay and if it does, you get a point. we can't say the word,
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obviously. okay i'll start you'll see here we go >> okay. >> jimmy: oh all right, so i have to get it to say the word "rubber. alexa, what are tires made of? >> here's something i found on the web. according to, the main materials for the production of tires are rubber, which is - [ ding ] [ cheers and applause ♪ >> jimmy: i don't know if i'm going to make it through the whole game >> this has nothing to do with the smart speaker, this has to do with -- this is the olympiad, isn't it >> jimmy: that's exactly right >> i'm meant to -- some sort of physical, active -- mind my physical prowess -
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>> jimmy: that's correct exactly. have a new year's resolution yeah, even if you -- so you're up and you have to get this smart speaker, which is what it is, to say the word, "mushrooms. >> alexa, apart from beef, what is in beef stroganoff? >> here is what i found. according to, beef stroganoff is dish consisting of thin slices of cooked beef and sliced mushrooms. [ ding ] >> jimmy: oh, come on! [ cheers and applause ♪ yes! you're good. we're going to take this on the road oh oh, my god [ cheers and applause it is my turn again. unfortunately, i have to get it to say "walrus." [ light laughter ] the walrus was -- all right.
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alexa, according to the beatles, who was paul? >> here's what i found from the web. sir paul mccartney has been hailed as a genius by st. vincent for his work with the new remix of his song. the beatles legend asked 39-year-old annie clark, real name annie clark, to appear in the remix of his song, "women and wives," from this year's "mccartney iii imagined" compilation, which features a new version of his song. was that helpful >> jimmy: no >> thanks for your feedback. >> jimmy: yeah, you're welcome [ laughter and applause no, that wasn't helpful. now it is your turn, my partner, cate, whenever you're ready. >> alexa, in lewis carroll's "alice in wonderland," who was on the beach >> sorry, i don't have an answer for that.
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>> oh, well that's not my problem. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: let me start let me say it. >> jimmy: alexa, according to lewis carroll's "alice in wonderland," who was on the beach? >> here's something i found on the web. according to, on the beach, terror strikes robinson crusoe, the first of many castaways to confront destiny on the sand. >> jimmy: yep. [ laughter ] >> this is going well. >> jimmy: that's fantastic [ buzzer ] ready? here we go ready? alexa, what are the top three animals with tusks >> according to an alexa answers contributor, elephants [ laughter and applause [ buzzer ] >> jimmy: i'm skipping that one, okay? >> okay, one more. >> jimmy: all right, try one more here we go this is it >> alexa, can you name an animal with tusks that begins with "w.
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>> sorry, i don't know that. [ laughter and applause [ buzzer ] >> jimmy: nice try she's like, "i don't know -- welephant? [ laughter ] all right, here we go. the last one, let's make this work, here we go all right, i have to make the smart speaker say "oink. i think i can do this, right alexa, what sound does a pig make >> okay. here's animal noises a pig goes - [ oink ] which would you like next? >> jimmy: does that count, judges [ ding ] [ ding ] that's it, we did it ♪ [ cheers and applause cate blanchett stick around, we're talking more with cate after the break come on back, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause you and me, partner. we meet center of town, high noon. hold on.
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: thank you, roots our first guest is a two-time academy award winner, starring in the new film, "nightmare alley," which is in theaters now. please welcome cate blanchett, everybody. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> jimmy: ah, come on, now yes! cate, welcome back >> hi. i should walk in, shouldn't i? >> jimmy: yes, you should have an entrance. >> how about a walk in >> jimmy: yes, you can walk in roots, can you play a little entrance music >> hang on >> jimmy: and cate -- ladies -- >> just a minute >> jimmy: oh, from downstairs? perfect. yeah, roots, any entrance music and just think of a song, ladies and gentlemen, cate blanchett >> ready [ cheers and applause ♪ >> jimmy: that's exactly right yes! that -- [ laughter ] that might be the first time anyone has ever made an entrance on zoom
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thank you, cate. welcome back to our program. >> yeah. >> jimmy: thank you for -- >> i didn't put my shoes on, but anyway, at least i'm wearing underpants [ laughter ] cate, did -- did you make any new year's resolutions happy new year >> oh, yeah. happy new year no [ laughter ] no i -- i -- >> jimmy: yeah >> look, i -- i was a big believer in new year's resolutions, but, you know, during the lockdown, i decided to clean my office and i found this document. and i thought, "this is really cool it's new year's resolutions from 2008. about 25, 26 beautifully handwritten resolutions. and i read through them and i hadn't kept one of them. >> jimmy: is that right? >> you know, and i should have -- it should have been, you know, simple things like, you know, learn to drive the car more slowly or -- but it was things like "be kinder," "be a better person," "be more generous," "be more patient. i hadn't -- i haven't done any of it. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hopefully. oh, my gosh. >> no. do you -- do you make -- have you made any
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>> jimmy: i'm going to i think i'm going to get into shape. i'm really going to get, like, jacked [ laughter ] i think that would be good for my career. >> if i asked you -- if i asked you to do some burpees or sit-ups or pushups or a plank, could you? [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: let's go man how many -- how many burpees do you want >> okay, hang on hang on. i'll put mine down here. >> jimmy: how many -- all right, all right what are we doing -- what are we doing pushups? >> okay, let's do a plank. >> jimmy: all right, let's do a plank. here we go ready? one, two -- >> on your elbows or your hands? [ cheers and applause or are you -- >> jimmy: cate, i'm planking right now. i'm planking with cate blanchett oh, plank up here planking wow, real planking [ cheers and applause that's what i'm talking about. >> can you go up and down? >> jimmy: welcome back to planking with jimmy fallon, my guest tonight is cate blanchett we're planking ♪ wow! that's a good plank. [ cheers and applause so you don't need to do that type of stuff. you know, i want to really talk to you i talk about the -- the movie, i want to talk about also,
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"don't look up." but i also want to say congrats, because i read that you're going to be given the lifetime achievement award by the french film academy. this is a major deal [ cheers and applause this is major. congratulations. that's an honor. >> yeah. it's really -- look, it's very -- i'm very chaffed so, i mean, french cinema, i don't know about you, but it's, i mean, massive influence on me anything with isabelle huppert or made by bunuel. so yeah. no, thank you. i'm really chaffed >> jimmy: that's going to be fun. i want to talk about your new film, "nightmare alley," which is a great title, because man, it's creepy. and -- [ laughter ] i really -- i mean, it's -- well, it's guillermo del toro, so, i mean, you know that's it's going to be >> yeah, well. >> jimmy: but i -- before we get into that, "don't look up," i'm a big fan of adam mckay. and, obviously, it's so -- it's funny, but it's got a great point to it. and man, you crush it in this movie. you and leonardo dicaprio and tyler perry. you were so -- it's basically the world is going to end and no one is taking it seriously.
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everyone is talking about other news stories >> that's -- that's reality. that's what's actually happening. do you want to talk about the movie? [ laughter ] i mean -- >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, exactly. >> but that's the thing is -- i mean, adam wrote this, like, a a couple of years before the pandemic, and every second that we're on set, it became less and less like a satire and more and more like a documentary. >> jimmy: jeez >> you know, there was some -- you know, even when he was in post, there was a -- there was a comet that was, you know, in the earth's orbit that was, you know, deflected, i don't know, by the chinese, by the russians, by, you know >> jimmy: yeah >> by chance you know, all of these things happened but i think all of us, you know, like, i'm -- i've got a really beautiful little nugget of a role playing an entertainment news host, which was very fun >> jimmy: you were so good >> but, you know, i guess that we all wanted to be part of it >> jimmy: but you can do anything i mean, obviously, i -- i watch you. you're one of everyone's favorites, but you're one of my favorites. every time i see you, i go, "you're just going to knock it out of the park. you do that and you're making me laugh and then i see you do
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"nightmare alley" and i go, "oh, my gosh." i mean, just, first of all, gorgeous congrats, you got nominated for, like, eight critics' choice awards. so congratulations on that [ cheers and applause it's a -- it's a big, big movie. your co-star is one of our buddies, bradley cooper, who i'm sure can outplank me but he's -- you're both awesome in this film can we set up "nightmare alley" for any -- anybody tell them what it's about? >> well, i mean, it's a real dark night of the soul it's about -- it's set in a -- in a circus, and in -- in a very, sort of, elite echelons of -- of society and -- and, you know, the second world war is going on and there's a lot of, kind of, nefarious stuff going on with that but it follows bradley's character who is a -- a con man who starts believing his own lie. and i think that that's the real nightmare and i play a psychologist who is interested in the life of the mind and tries to expose him -- his fraudstership to himself.
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>> jimmy: yeah >> so it's -- i mean, basically, i had bradley on the couch for about three weeks, which was very, very interesting. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. [ cheers ] that's very nice i want to show everyone a clip here's cate blanchett and bradley cooper in "nightmare alley. take a look at this. >> all right i'll give you something. in exchange for the truth. >> truth about what? >> yourself. i'll give you a little information and you tell me the truth. and don't lie. i'll know when you're lying. that it? shoot. >> jimmy: yeah [ cheers and applause cate blanchett, everybody.
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come on, nobody does it better "nightmare alley" is in theaters now congrats on the lifetime achievement award. nate bargatze joins us after the break. stick around, everybody. [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ (upbeat music) ♪ lots of vitamins a and c and only 45 calories a serving. good morning, indeed. v8. the original plant-powered drink. veg up.
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: our next guest is a very funny comedian. his latest special, "the greatest average american," is streaming on netflix and you can catch him live on "the raincheck tour." ladies and gentlemen, please welcome nate bargatze! [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪
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>> jimmy: nate bargatze. nate, welcome back >> thank you >> jimmy: thank you so much for being here buddy you've got a lot going on. you're in the middle of "the raincheck tour." >> yes >> and your netflix special, which i texted you, i loved it, "the greatest average american" was nominated for a grammy for best comedy album. [ cheers and applause >> look, i want to say to that, i owe a lot to this show you have been unbelievable to me i don't know if anybody -- but it's been a long time since late night with fallon, the roots have been unreal to me everybody that works here is unreal to me you've been -- "the tonight show" has been a huge part of my career, so i do want to thank y'all for that i never forget it. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: i appreciate that, buddy. but you're the best. you put that work in i don't know how you do all this stuff but dude, best comedy album. are you getting recognized more >> it happens -- yeah. it happens more -- it's all, like, gradual. like, if you're in mcdonald's alone, and then someone's like, "hey, are you nate?" you're like, "ah, yeah, i'm sorry. you know because you're, like, feel kind
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of bad, being at mcd - >> jimmy: why? >> because i was ten minutes from my house. that guy was on a road trip. like, where it's like that's all he has to do and he's like, "where do you live?" i go, "i live ten minutes from here i'm here just regular day, like, this is just my lunch today. it wasn't a special thing. i mean, i was sitting there, i was holding a popcorn bucket of soda just like -- it's so much -- like i drink -- i love it so much and you fill it up and it just keeps going. it's so -- like when it keeps going, it's long enough that you go, "i've got to fix my life, dude." and then - >> jimmy: it just keeps coming >> and it just keeps coming. like you have a long time to think about it and then i'll take a little sip to make sure everything is cool and then i'm like, "well, i'm about to fill it back up." you know, i don't want to get stuck out -- what if i get lost in the road somewhere? and then he took a -- then we took a picture, and i had -- i love mcdonald's. but you can't do that much of
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it i think, too, you know what's hilarious, too so i have a podcast, the nateland podcast, hello, folks, to the people listening. but they -- it's -- my mouth has been dry lately and i said it on the podcast and they were like, you probably have type 2 diabetes. so i was in that mcdonald's when that guy came up to me, i was googling how to check for diabetes at home so i was in a mcdonald's, just googling that. just at a low point, you know? [ laughter ] and it's -- but i was like -- but i had to check it. >> jimmy: you're googling that while you are getting a 98 ounce soda. >> yeah, and type 2 is the earned kind, that's not -- you know, type 1 - [ laughter ] [ applause ] you've got to clock in and clock out, every day you show up, dude. they don't just give it to you you've gotta to get after it i ate gummy bears last night in the hotel. and i didn't want to, but i
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love them so much. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this is terrible >> and i love french toast and pancakes, and i eat it every day and it makes me so tired [ laughter ] i don't know, and i never blame the pancakes i'm like, "what is up today, man? like i -- i guess i didn't get sleep last night [ laughter ] i'm going to bed and immediately i have to go -- because i went to the doctor, like, to get a physical. so they go through it, they're like, "what's your family history? like, i don't -- i've never asked, like -- how do i know what my family history is? do i -- on the holidays, be like, "all right, raise your hand if you've got diabetes in the room let's go let's just go through everybody. how many heart attacks we got in the room? i've got a physical coming up. >> jimmy: that's a bummer, yeah but how is mom and dad how are your parents doing >> the parents are great, and everybody's doing great. my parents are downsizing to a -- they've got a home with zero steps that's what they've been looking for.
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>> jimmy: yeah >> they were -- they said, "zero steps or if we can find a place where we could always walk down would be great." [ laughter ] we found them one with zero steps, and so my mom -- she's at the age she wants a koi pond there's an age you never want one, then you hit an age, and you're like, "that's all i've ever wanted. [ laughter ] so we were going to go get her a koi pond for -- we did one for this past mother's day and so we were going to dig the hole and do it our self, and dude, i don't know -- have you ever dug a hole before because it's maybe the hardest thing you ever do in your life [ laughter ] you see it on tv and movies and you're like, "i'll just dig this hole real fast," and you start doing it, you're like, "i guess it's all cgi," because it's impossible. you can't -- it takes forever. and you know it did? it made me realize, i was like, "this is why so many people get caught when they kill someone with a shallow grave." that's how hard digging a hole is even when you're digging the most important hole of your life [ laughter ] it's so hard that you're like, "all right, i think that's good enough right there." you know [ laughter and applause
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>> jimmy: no one will ever find him. >> you're like, "well his hand's sticking out," and you're like, "put a leaf over it, dude no one's going to come up here." >> jimmy: nate bargatze, thank you so much for coming on our show every time. "the greatest average american" is streaming now on netflix. check out for tickets. see him live on "the raincheck tour." we'll be right back with gayle ♪ [ cheers and applause as a dj, i know all about customization. that's why i love liberty mutual. they customize my car insurance, so i only pay for what i need. how about a throwback? you got it. ♪ liberty, liberty - liberty, liberty ♪ uh, i'll settle for something i can dance to. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪ ♪ ♪ only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: our next guest is a talented singer and songwriter whose song, "abcdefu," has over 300 million streams globally and is on the
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billboard hot 100. please welcome gayle, everybody! [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: hi, i'm so happy to have you on. >> i'm so happy to be here i hope i don't have to do a plank or anything. >> jimmy: no, no, no not everyone has to do -- >> i saw a lot of physical exercise >> jimmy: that was -- no, no, no this is just all talking and getting to know each ohter >> great, i love talking [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i -- i -- congrats on everything >> thank you >> jimmy: what a year for you. i want to talk -- can we just talk about the -- the single cover? [ laughter ] what -- is this -- [ cheers and applause the song is giant, but what is the cover here is this -- is this real? >> it's -- yeah, it's my actual middle finger. >> jimmy: that's your -- >> but -- yeah, yeah, yeah that -- you should've seen that with skin on it was --
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>> jimmy: but what happened to you? [ laughter ] >> i wish i had this exciting story of like i was fighting a a bear or something. >> jimmy: yeah >> no. i -- literally, i had to take my dog out and it was raining outside my dog didn't want to go outside, so she was like, under my mom's bed and so i rang the front door bell and then she, like, started sprinting. she started barking. and then she saw me, so she went to run under the bed. >> jimmy: yeah >> and i so -- i literally started sprinting after her. i went to, like, reach and grab her harness. i tripped and fell at the same time and i went to catch myself i literally remember looking down and i caught myself like -- like, i don't want to flip you off -- >> jimmy: no, no i know, but -- >> but, like, if you look, she's still -- >> jimmy: yeah, she's double flipping me off right now. yeah, yeah [ laughter ] >> yeah, but i also -- i -- i thought you needed a a comparison >> jimmy: you hid it worse yeah, exactly, yeah. >> you know? you needed the side-by-side. >> jimmy: but it -- it turns out it ended up like this but with skin on it. >> with skin on it it was disgusting. [ laughter ] it was terrible. >> jimmy: so -- so what happened then? you went to the hospital >> so i went to the hospital my poor mother just had a knee replacement, right two weeks post op. it's just the two of us. she's trying to drive me she has a really bad, like, gag reflex if she sees anything that grosses her out
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[ laughter ] like, she'll -- and so, she was sitting there dry heaving and i'm sitting here and i'm like, "it's my hand! this is my hand! you get to throw up over my hand!" >> jimmy: "stop talking! [ laughter ] >> and i'm sitting here like, "i don't know what's going on. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: tell me about "abcdefu." i mean, it exploded -- was it tiktok was that where -- >> yeah, i mean, i would definitely like -- i could definitely take it back and pinpoint it, i mean, as much as i can. all of this is so like -- the fact that i'm here, i'm like, i've pretended that this -- i've been sitting on this couch for, like, years in my house and now i'm here like, that's so -- [ cheers and applause what >> jimmy: you're here. you did it >> and it's thanks to this, like, app on my phone. like, i -- i mean, i posted the song like, i had it out and, i mean, it was out for a couple months, and there's some videos made to it, but, like, not -- not really a lot. >> jimmy: yeah >> and i started seeing -- i really started seeing like sign language being connected to the song like, anytime i heard anything -- like, the first time i saw anything being a trend of anything, it was, like, putting sign language to abc.
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and i also is -- i thought it was really exciting, just -- or really cool to have, like, people to want to learn sign language >> jimmy: sign language. sure >> because of, maybe, my song. to like -- that was really interesting to me, and even just, like, the hard of hearing, deaf side of tiktok really started and like, gave people the ability to sing that song. and i'm literally so grateful for that side of tiktok. like, it literally started everything >> jimmy: that's amazing to hear because usually you hear the other side of tiktok or social media, when you hear the good stuff. it's like no one talks about it so that's awesome. i remember hearing it for the first time on the radio and i go, "oh, this is a massive song." and then i was asking you about it and you actually have a a video of the first time you heard your song on the radio >> i do. >> jimmy: and if this doesn't give you goosebumps, just check this out this is real check out gayle. >> "abcdefu. ♪ [ laughter ] 22, 22 check out here at five here, have a listen. ♪ good of you anymore ♪
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[ screaming [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: it's -- it's not, no it sounded like, "is this real?" you were watching. you were sitting here too. you're hearing it too. it is real, right? >> oh, my god, so -- so much screaming. >> jimmy: well, what can we expect next? now, like, we want more. but we do. but let's enjoy this moment while we have it >> yes, i have a song coming out this month, actually >> jimmy: this month >> this month. january. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: gayle, it's a pleasure to meet you >> happy to meet you too >> jimmy: man, oh, man you're talented. congrats on everything gayle, everybody she is performing her song, "abcdefu," when we come back stick around come on back [ cheers and applause ♪ the feel great hit of the holidays comes home. audiences give "sing 2" an a+. and a 98% on rotten tomatoes. you're a genius! momma always said "gunter, you're not as stupid as your papa."
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: making her tv debut, performing her global hit "abcdefu" give it up for gayle [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ i swear i meant to mean the best when it ended ♪ ♪ even trie to bite my tongu when you start ♪ ♪ now you're textin all my friends asking questions ♪ ♪ they never even liked you in the first place ♪
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♪ dated a girl that i hat for the attention ♪ ♪ she only made it two days what a connection ♪ ♪ like you' do anythin for my affection ♪ ♪ you're goin' all about it in the worst ways ♪ ♪ i was into yo but i'm over it now ♪ ♪ and i was tryin to be nice ♪ ♪ but nothing's getting throug let me spell it ou ♪ a-b-c-d-e forget you ♪ ♪ and your mo and your sister ♪ ♪ and your jo and your broke-down car ♪ ♪ and the thing you call art ♪ ♪ forget yo and your friends ♪ ♪ that i'll never see again ♪ ♪ everybody but your do you can all get lost ♪ ♪ nah, nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah ♪ ♪ a-b-c-d-e forget you ♪ ♪ you said yo just needed spac and so i gave it ♪
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♪ i have nothin' to say you couldn't take it ♪ ♪ told everyone i'm a - so i became it ♪ ♪ always had to put yourself above me ♪ ♪ i was into yo but i'm over it now ♪ ♪ and i was tryin' to be nice ♪ ♪ nothing's getting throug so let me spell it out ♪ ♪ a-b-c-d-e forget you ♪ ♪ and your mo and your sister ♪ ♪ and your jo ♪ and your craigslist couch ♪ and the way your voice sounds ♪ ♪ forget yo and your friends that i'll never see again ♪ ♪ everybody but your do you can all get lost ♪ ♪ nah, nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah ♪ ♪ a-b-c-d-e forget you ♪ ♪ nah, nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah ♪ ♪ a-b-c-d-e forget you ♪ ♪ and your mo
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and your sister ♪ ♪ and your job and your broke-down car ♪ ♪ thing you call art ♪ ♪ forget yo and your friends ♪ ♪ that i'll never see again ♪ ♪ everybody but your do you can all get lost ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: come on! yes! that's the way to do it right there. gayle! look out for her new single coming later this month. my thanks to cate blanchett. nate bargatze right there. and gayle. [ cheers and applause thank you, again, to the roots right there from philadelphia, pennsylvania thank you for watching stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers. good night, everybody. [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪
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