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the skies clear down around the south bay, then, back on fog watch this weekend. we will see night and morning fog setting up, temperatures in the mid to upper 50s and trending warmer next week, as the highs go in the 60s. after the rain is out friday, the fog with the weekend and warmer temperatures earlier next week. back to you. >> all right, that will look better once we get through it tomorrow. thank you, rob. that will do it for us, thanks for being with us this evening, be safe out there. covid wise and rain wise, 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 jimmy and his guests - kenan thompson - elle fanning - musical guests terrace martin featuring arin ray and smino and the legendary roots crew >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: oh, my goodness. that's a crowd i love you please, enjoy. welcome, welcome, welcome to "the tonight show," everybody. you're here, you made it thank you for watching [ cheers and applause well guys, today is the one-year anniversary of the january 6th riot at the
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capitol. president biden marked the day with a speech and he really unloaded on trump. listen to this >> he's not just a former president, he's a defeated former president defeated by a margin of over seven million of your votes. and a full and free and fair election >> jimmy: yeah [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: biden -- biden is not messing around there i know that vibe i know that vibe that's high school principal -- for a food fight vibe. [ laughter ] they just rub it in. biden's like, "i would have dm'd you, but i couldn't find you on twitter." [ laughter ] let's switch gears this is a fun story. pope francis just held his weekly general audience where he gets to greet and meet people and go out in the public and he was treated to a very special performance. take a look at this. ♪ [ laughter ]
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♪ [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> jimmy: that's real. that is real that's his reaction, yeah, yeah that's the treat to the pope right after that, he asked for a gong [ laughter ] now, the pope's new years resolution is to say no to more stuff. [ laughter ] for this, it was nice as a a result, the pope was just given a new job. look at this ♪ [ buzzer ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he didn't like it. he didn't like it. >> steve: it's what he's there, for. >> jimmy: cracking walnuts >> steve: do it on your own time >> jimmy: do you guys see this bmw car? they just unveiled a new suv that can actually change colors real, watch this it's real. >> steve: oh - >> jimmy: wow.
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yeah, experts say it's going to revolutionize the way you forget where you parked your car. [ laughter ] "honey, are we driving a white suv, or -- [ laughter ] now, police are going to be like, "in pursuit of a black -- wait, silver - no, wait -- a red -- damn it! [ laughter ] well, get this so, koehler just unveiled its new stillness bath that emits fog to replicate a spa experience look at this thing [ audience oohs to make it even more spa-like, the bath also emits a hologram of a naked old guy who's just two feet away from you [ laughter ] and finally, taco bell just launched a subscription service that sends customers a taco every day for a month. well, it looks like we're about to go through another toilet paper shortage [ laughter ] we have a great show give it up for the roots, ladies and gentlemen [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪
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[ cheers and applause >> jimmy: thank you very much, roots. what a show we have for you tonight. you know him from "saturday night live," one of the funniest dudes out there, man. he's also the star of "kenan," which airs mondays at 8:00pm here on nbc. kenan thompson is here >> steve: yeah [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: we're going to talk to kenan we're going to play a game with him. plus, she stars in and executive produces the television series "the great," elle fanning is joining us [ cheers and applause and we have great music from terrace martin featuring arin ray and smino [ applause ] big show guys, a lot is happening in the news, right now. and sometimes i find the best way to explain the news is with music. i'll show you what i mean. it's time for news radio [ cheers and applause ♪ news radi news radio news radio time ♪
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>> jimmy: well, it's the first week of the new year that's right, it's officially 20 - ♪ 22 ♪ >> jimmy: a lot of people have resolutions. for example, maybe you're trying to be - ♪ physica physical ♪ >> jimmy: because you want to be - ♪ happy and healthy ♪ >> jimmy: in which case you probably shouldn't order - ♪ bourbon streat stea with the oreo shake ♪ >> jimmy: or you can just do what everyone else does. look at the resolution and say -- ♪ i'm giving up on you ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: earlier this week, drivers were stranded on the i-95 for over 24 hours family members were calling them like -- ♪ where are you ♪ >> jimmy: and they just had to be like -- ♪ here in my car ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: they were yelling at everyone ahead of them like -- ♪ move, bitch get out the way ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and everything was - ♪ bumper to bumpe the avenues packed ♪ >> jimmy: and the traffic jam just kept going -- ♪ on and on and o and on and ♪ >> jimmy: even senator tim kaine was on the highway like -
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♪ i'm stuck with yo stuck with you stuck with you ♪ >> jimmy: he showed up to a meeting in d.c. like "how late am i? and they were like - ♪ it's been one week ♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: elizabeth holmes was found guilty on four fraud charges this week. if you don't remember, holmes, she claimed that she could find any disease that was - ♪ in my blood ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: however, her technology didn't work and everyone called her out on it. so, she was like - ♪ guess i'm a bad liar ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and then the jury and all of her investors were basically like - ♪ a-b-c-d-e-f-u ♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: doctors say the new tiktok trend of sticking garlic up your nose to clear your sinuses is dangerous [ laughter ]e because the garlic might go -- ♪ up and up and up and up ♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: margorie taylor greene was banned from twitter after posting things that made her seem - ♪ insane in the membrane ♪ >> jimmy: yeah, twitter looked at her like --
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♪ zoo be gone ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: other republicans are trying to distance themselves. they're like, "yeah, she's --" ♪ going psycho ♪ >> jimmy: but that's only because they still want to be able to -- ♪ tweet, twee tweet tweet ♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: mercedez benz recently warned drivers that some of their cars could catch fire so, be careful or you'll be getting out of your car like - ♪ this girl is on fire ♪ >> jimmy: and then, you'll turn around and your car will go -- ♪ click click boom ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: then, you'll be stuck having to ride a - ♪ bicycle ♪ >> jimmy: or, if you don't have one, you're going to have to - ♪ walk 500 miles ♪ >> jimmy: or even worse, you'll end up sitting in the -- ♪ back seat of greyhound bus ♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: and finally, florida received its first snowfall in four years climate change scientists are worried, but everyone in florida is just like - ♪ do you want t build a snowman ♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: this has been news radio. stick around we're playing a new game with kenan thompson when we come back, everybody. come on back
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> steve: welcome back to "the tonight show." i'm steve higgins, and it's time to play "slideshow songs. [ cheers and applause and playing tonight, we have the host of "the tonight show," jimmy fallon ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: oh my. thank you, thank you, thank you. >> steve: wow, how'd we get him? and his opponent is the star of "kenan," which airs mondays at 8:00 p.m. on nbc it's the kenan thompson! ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: that's kenan thompson >> steve: wow. yes. >> come on >> jimmy: dang >> steve: that's right okay here's how the show works. both players will put on noise canceling headphones >> that's these right here >> steve: yep. then a song will play that they won't be able to hear, but they will see a slide show of images that describe the lyrics, okay so whoever gets the song first gets the point make sense >> slide show. got it >> steve: great. you have your headphones on? >> jimmy: you hit the buzzer -
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>> steve: hit the buzzer when you guess. headphones on. >> jimmy: right now, we're going to hear a different song in our headphones. >> steve: yep. you're not going to hear the song we're going the hear. we're going to hear a song, you're going to hear a a different song you're not going to know the song >> jimmy: are you competitive? >> i am. doesn't mean i'm going to win. [ laughter ] >> steve: it's like a rebis. all right, ready >> you ready >> steve: ready. >> jimmy: wait, okay i got it i can't hear you >> steve: play the first slideshow. ♪ riding on a tractor ♪ >> jimmy: italy. a leopard. italy. leopard. a life it's singing about life. movies what guccis oh, is it cardi b? >> in my jeans squeeze in my jeans? >> jimmy: what is that [ laughter ] >> is that not a song? >> steve: doing what in your jeans? >> squeezing your jeans. >> steve: nope >> okay, keep going. [ laughter ] >> steve: squeaking in your jeans? >> squeezing >> jimmy: squeezing. >> okay, come on >> jimmy: yeah, yeah >> steve: keep on going. >> jimmy: boobies, guccis. all right. box. i don't know don't say -- i don't - box. don't say --
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>> monkey in a box horse. >> jimmy: oh oh, "old town road?" >> "old town road? ♪ [ cheers and applause >> steve: there you go, jimmy got it >> -- the box? >> i don't know? >> steve: "old town road," long way. long way to go >> jimmy: what was the - >> steve: i didn't make the graphics >> and they put the monkey in the box. >> jimmy: monkey in a box? >> steve: monkey in a box. >> jimmy: oh, nobody tell me nothing. [ talking over each other >> but why the monkey? >> jimmy: tricky, tricky, yeah, why the monkey i don't understand, this is interesting. >> say no nothing. got it >> steve: all right. hey, whoa, whoa. he's falling asleep. [ light laughter ] come on, wake up >> come on back. >> steve: all right, ready >> yeah. >> steve: round two. >> yep, all right, let's relax >> steve: get your headphones on >> jimmy: yep, here we go. >> steve: headphones on, players. all right, ready, players? >> jimmy: yeah >> steve: next slideshow let's go ♪ >> jimmy: market oh, dubai or something oh, money. >> make it rain. >> jimmy: casino alligator. [ applause ] >> jimmy: way-oh, way-oh i got way-oh, way-oh, ayo -- passport way-oh way-oh
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>> steve: come on. >> jimmy: don't walk - >> crosswalk >> jimmy: "walk like an egyptian." [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: "walk like an egyptian." the bangles. [ talking over each other >> jimmy: you got it >> i got this. i win. >> jimmy: no, you didn't win >> i just won the game >> squeezing the jeans [ laughter ] >> steve: squeezing the jeans. >> jimmy: squeezing the jeans. for $500 alex. >> billy, john, and them >> steve: billy diamond and the hoopas [ talking over each other >> steve: all right, headphones on next song. let's go jimmy 2, kenan 0 let's go play it. ♪ >> old ass man >> jimmy: "old town road." >> old ass man >> jimmy: old. i get it, old. 98 lucky. rich dead rich and dead.
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fly, mike pence. >> fly dead. >> jimmy: fly in the wine? oh, it's an alanis morissette song [ talking over each other "ironic. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: oh come on! you can do it! [ talking over each other [ singing over each other >> it's good, man. you're the one with the music show my show is just for -- >> steve: you know the music is not what you're -- it's different music. >> i'm just looking at pictures and commenting so - [ laughter ] yeah i'm just saying what i'm seeing >> jimmy: i'm saying -- me too >> it's not processing in any kind of way at all [ light laughter ] >> steve: it's all squeezing the jeans. >> let's try one more. >> steve: let's do one more, ready? squeezing my jeans let's go [ light laughter ] play the thing ♪ >> jimmy: oh, "single ladies." >> steve: no kenan, this is yours to steal. you can take off your headphones >> jimmy: wait, what [ laughter ]
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>> steve: play the song. >> jimmy: beats. beats. >> steve: play the song. >> play the song ♪ >> okay that's a baby. >> jimmy: i like watching you play >> take your boots off and put it on your -- and the butter beets in the - beets in the butter! popcorn beets in the butter. >> steve: beets in the butter. beets in the butter. that's it. >> jimmy: judges [ cheers and applause ♪ >> what was it >> steve: oh, that one was actually squeezing the jeans [ laughter ] >> so it was squeezing the jeans. >> jimmy: squeezing the jeans, that was a good one. >> steve: all right, this is song number five that was called "butter. [ talking over each other >> steve: squeezing the jeans. >> "butter" by who >> jimmy: bts. >> steve: yeah >> jimmy: bts. >> steve: bts. not the who. the who didn't do it >> oh beets. >> steve: bts not the who. beets. >> you see what kind of psychology they're playing with [ laughter and applause >> jimmy: you're going back, you're going back. >> yeah, i need to relax >> steve: let him relax. >> need to relax >> steve: there you go >> jimmy: you can relax a little bit
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>> steve: ready? headphones on. >> jimmy: headphones on, ready to go, here we go. >> steve: ready, go, go, go, number five. ♪ >> jimmy: chicken. wait, what oh "peaches down in georgia?" >> no! >> jimmy: "single ladies?" >> steve: all right, keep on going. play the song. ♪ >> jimmy: oh, dumps like a a truck. [ talking over each other >> dump like a - butt like a butt. oh >> jimmy: i'm gonna buzz in. >> what's the name of the -- i don't know the name of the song but i'm getting it >> jimmy: you know it! >> the thong song! [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: which is almost squeezing the jeans. >> jimmy: the original title of the thong song was - >> sisqo, that's what it was called >> steve: yeah, it was squeezing my jeans >> squeezing my jeans was in the -- >> steve: yeah, dumps like a a truck --
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[ talking over each other >> come on, sisqo. >> steve: okay, this is the last one final round. this is worth 10,600 points. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. [ laughter ] >> steve: it's anybody's game. 10,600 points. ready? headphones on. >> jimmy: i just want to get comfortable in this -- >> steve: get comfortable. >> they'll be throwing me out. just do the chorus >> jimmy: oh, i see, so it's not in - >> steve: i didn't write the songs. [ laughter ] squeezing my jeans is squeezing my jeans on the board? all right, play it ♪ >> jimmy: i fight. "eye of the tiger. trophy i fight. i win. no i got no money no money win the trophy boxing good. [ talking over each other "we are the champions. queen. i fight -- i fight to win.
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>> i fight to win. >> jimmy: i fight to win >> i fight >> jimmy: i fight to win >> hit it. >> i fight to win. brittany steel >> steve: who'd you fight? you fought the who >> jimmy: oh, "i fought the law and the law won. >> steve: yep. ♪ [ cheers and applause wow! >> jimmy: i'm stuck in the chair. >> steve: you're stuck in your chair? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm stuck. >> get out of the -- >> jimmy: i'm stuck. >> get out of the chair. >> steve: you've got to squeeze the jeans. you've got to squeeze the jeans to get out of the chair. >> all right, we'll take a a commercial break - >> steve: i'm going to say that was a tie. that's a tie game. >> jimmy: that is a tie game so -- no, judges, i think i won that one fair and square >> yeah, he's been killing [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: my thanks to kenan thompson we're talking more with kenan after the break. that was "slideshow songs. come on back, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause people think unusual circumstances,
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: our first guest tonight is an emmy winning performer who you know from "saturday night live." he's also the star of "kenan" airing mondays at 8:00 p.m. on nbc. everyone, please welcome kenan thompson [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ >> thank you >> jimmy: that's a groove. >> thank you for that groove that's a throwback >> jimmy: that's a groove right there.
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it is always good to squeeze my jeans. >> squeeze in my jeans >> jimmy: always good to see you. thank you for playing the game with me. doing bits i love it. >> come on, man. that was -- it's crazy fun >> jimmy: i was almost going to see you on the "snl" christmas episode with paul rudd >> yeah, that was an almost catastrophe that almost happened [ laughter ] >> jimmy: here's you and whoever -- >> it slammed into the wall. >> jimmy: -- at the end of the night. >> that's just five people when it should be 60, but - [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: tom hanks, yeah. and che and -- >> yeah. well paul rudd, man he'll get his gift back, though. >> jimmy: yeah, i mean, i felt bad for him, because i was gonna come in for that that's when i tested positive. >> oh, so your business is out there. so we can say that you - >> jimmy: yeah, we can say -- yeah >> but that was dirty. you were living dirty that morning. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i wouldn't call it that but what was that week like though because that week you planned to have a show right >> yeah, we were working like it was a regular week on the snow and we -- tom hanks was coming because it was going to be paul rudd's fifth show >> jimmy: yeah five timers you know, turned out to be like four and a half. [ laughter ] he still, you know, got his
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jacket >> jimmy: yeah >> but yeah, we were working like a regular week. and the numbers were just going crazy in new york and by saturday, you know, nbc people just called it they were just like, "send everybody home." we figured out a way to like, you know, keep whoever i was asked to stay and a couple other people, i guess and a small crew and then, you know, we put on whatever show we had luckily, like they didn't call it until saturday, so we were able to get some like new stuff that had been pretaped and stuff that week or whatever. but yeah, it was crazy >> jimmy: thanks for being there. thanks for putting on the show >> i had to represent for the cast, baby [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: show must go on. >> the show must always go on. >> jimmy: another great season of "snl" this year, but one person that stuck out that stole the show is dionne warwick came on the show and was so funny she was great. >> did y'all see dionne warwick >> jimmy: it was so good >> incredible. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: she nailed it. but here's one thing, she tweeted at you before she was on the show, like "you should do 'snl' this season."
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and she said, "that's a question for the persons who run the show, lorne or kenan." [ light laughter ] >> okay, back story. ego nwodim has been doing an incredible impression of dionne warwick she does a dionne warwick show and i think it, you know, kind of triggered her radar so i think black people migrate towards each other so for some reason she thinks that i represent "snl" and she can speak through me, you know, to get her message across. like if we see a crowd of people, we see a black person and we're going to go and ask them like, "who made the chicken," i guess. i don't know [ laughter ] just -- i gotta announce today that "snl" is coming back next week >> that's right. we are back next week. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: ariana debose. >> ariana debose, that's right >> jimmy: roddy ricch. >> yeah, roddy ricch he's amazing >> jimmy: that's going to be a a good show. >> you like that song roddy ricch did? >> jimmy: the last time we saw each other, i was just talking to the audience, but we were in d.c. for lorne lorne got the kennedy center honor. >> yeah, congratulations to him.
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>> jimmy: yeah, that was -- dude, you killed that night. >> thank you >> jimmy: i forget what joke you told >> okay, so my first opening joke, i just thought was like, you know, just a cool opener or whatever but it was -- it killed. so it was -- you know, you usually don't get invited to washington, d.c. to talk about your boss, especially in front of the president, and especially under oath. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah >> right [ laughter ] just all right when you're in d.c destroyed the room >> jimmy: yeah, i told you though afterwards, they cut to biden. the president was there and he was clapping he was like laughing >> joe biden clapped >> jimmy: like under the mask you can tell he's laughing, laughing, laughing and i go, "just crushed. >> it was crazy. a shout out to david he was producing that show and he wrote that. he knows his audience. >> jimmy: he knows his audience, man. they knew it but i thought it was so -- >> straightforward, strict law jokes. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i liked it, because, you know, it's fun to have funny friends.
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>> yeah, it's the best >> jimmy: and funny people we did bits all the day long >> it's the best like, whenever we are able to -- because we don't get to see the elders much. you know what i'm saying like, once you leave the show. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: thank you. >> you know, so it's nice to get around >> jimmy: i'm the elder now. wow. >> you're one of the -- our elders you know you're definitely my big brother for sure [ laughter ] >> jimmy: appreciate it. >> but it's true i was 25 when i came to the show you know what i mean >> jimmy: yeah it's when you first start. but it's fun to be around you guys, also the new cast, steve martin was there >> that's what i'm saying. as soon as i walked in, kevin nealon and steve martin sitting there like going over jokes. >> jimmy: kevin nealon did the funniest bit to me the whole day was all bits >> yeah. >> jimmy: amy poehler doing bits, kristen wiig doing bits. the best >> exhausting, but it's the best >> jimmy: the whole day was bits >> yeah, very passive aggressive hazing. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: everyone was doing bits and i got to the hotel. i go, i'll have a couple -- like an hour of non-bits >> right >> jimmy: just so i can -- >> shut the brain down from bits >> jimmy: yeah, shower off the bits >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i get out -- i get out of the car and jim downey
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is standing in front of the hotel. here comes one of the best writers. >> here comes one of greatest from the beginning >> jimmy: from the beginning >> yes >> jimmy: of "saturday night live." >> yeah. >> jimmy: haven't spoken to jim in probably three years. >> yeah. >> jimmy: just life happens. but i go, "i have to do a bit. >> immediately >> jimmy: i haven't seen the guy. he's one of the funniest dudes >> no matter how tired you are, there must be a bit that's gotta happen >> jimmy: there has to be a bit so i came out and i go -- it was the hotel and then they had like two -- like a parking garage and they had two poles so that your car -- and i got out of the car and i go, "excuse me sir, is this to the washington monument? >> classic [ laughter ] >> jimmy: because i'm in d.c., and there's this tiny pole great. [ laughter ] and he was out missing a beat and he goes, "a lot of people assume that is, but it's not it's actually this one." [ laughter and applause did a bit. >> amazing that's the thing about the environment of "snl," like you're around such genius minds. like, you haven't spoke to a a guy in three years >> jimmy: yeah
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>> and you jump into a bit like that >> jimmy: i want to talk about "kenan" by the way and i want to talk about your emmy nominations and all this stuff [ cheers and applause let's talk about "kenan. more with kenan thompson after the break. stick around, everybody. [ cheers and applause ♪ i'm a fancy exercise bike noobie. and i've gone from zero to obsessed in like... three days. instructor: come on milwaukee! i see you! after riding twelve miles to nowhere, i'm taking a detour. and if you don't have the right home insurance coverage, you could be working out a way to pay for this yourself. get allstate and be better protected from mayhem for a whole lot less. we're getting destroyed out there. get awe need a plan!better protected from mayhem i have a plan... right now at t-mobile, customers on magenta max can get the new iphone 13 ...and t-mobile will pay for it! i'm talking new customers! i'm talking existing customers like ronald! the new iphone on t-mobile... let's do it!
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: come on. this is kenan thompson right here that's who we're hanging out with [ cheers and applause kenan. that's you dude, you're crushing it congrats on the show do your kids -- how old are your kids now? >> they are seven and three, my sweet little girls >> jimmy: and do they know your stuff? do they know "good burger? they do know "snl? >> they know "snl. they're not suppose to be up that late. but, they catch it the next day. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly.
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>> but i want them to find like "good burger" and all that stuff kind of organically. [ cheers and applause i want their friends in school to be like, "yall haven't seen 'good burger?' and let them like kind of discover how awesome daddy was [ laughter ] >> jimmy: or is. i mean, dude, do they watch "kenan," and be like, "wait, dad, that's not your family. >> yeah, they get a little confused they're like, "so wait, are they us, or are we them? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: who is what? who is who >> only because they haven't met because we started shooting in the middle of a pandemic. so i mean shout out to my cast and crew, because we've been building something pretty awesome in some pretty dire situations you know >> jimmy: yeah, thank you. >> i will send them all the love in the world. [ applause ] >> jimmy: i don't know if i congratulated you on getting nominated for an emmy for "kenan." so congratulations, man. >> thank you, man. thank you, man [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: then got picked up, season two >> it's been an incredible roller coaster of a time, man. like, you know, got nominated for that, got nominated for "snl." you know and it's just been a very crazy time like people's choice was like
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a four piece you know what i'm saying >> jimmy: yeah four piece >> you know what i'm saying? >> jimmy: how did you get time to film the show and do "snl?" >> it's all under nbc and lorne makes it happen. you know what i'm saying >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. >> he controls it all. >> jimmy: but i mean, do you know where you are right now >> this is -- who are you? you are james fallon >> jimmy: yeah, james fallon that's right i mean, we shoot, you know, when "snl" is off kind of. so we started in the summer and then "snl" started so we took a break, but then we only had a couple of weeks to finish up so it overlapped a little bit. >> jimmy: must be tough to do a sitcom >> at the beginning, it was like a five piece back and forth. so that was too much and that was a big switch. you know what i mean like the going from sketch to sitcom like going, from thinking about a million different ideas to like making a million different ideas fit through one perspective. you know what i'm saying >> jimmy: yeah having a plot >> i didn't mean to get super deep about acting. >> jimmy: no, you should [ laughter ] this is your master class on acting >> yeah, everybody buckle up the key to character development -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no, no
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we don't have time >> when you're thinking about backstories. >> jimmy: season two, "kenan," what do people have to know if they hop into the show monday nights on nbc? >> i think you need to know that you can jump into the show and have a laugh and not be lost whenever you jump into it it doesn't matter. like, that was one of the biggest goals is to like get to the funny. you know what i'm saying like we spent a lot of the first season explaining what it was and now we can just explore these characters and do whatever so whenever i like watch a a "martin" marathon, it doesn't matter what point the episode i catch it i just know like from the rest of this time i'm going to enjoy martin lawrence. >> jimmy: there you go so that's the way to plug martin lawrence. >> thanks. i had to bring martin lawrence up >> jimmy: we're going from "martin" to "keenan. i want to show everybody a a clip here's kenan thompson in the new season of "kenan." take a look at this. >> keenan, lawrence. >> wow, i was thinking like maybe i deserve a little fun so i might be ready to get on that app and prompt to - >> oh, well, well, well, welcome to the booty, dog. >> keep your voice down. >> why would you want the profile of somebody that tells you everything about them before you even go out with
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them >> so you know what you're getting in to like a movie trailer. >> where's the fun in that you know what i say? just enjoy the ride. >> sir, you can't just eat the produce. >> real life one, the ride zero >> jimmy: that's my man. kenan thompson, everybody. [ cheers and applause new episodes of "kenan" air mondays at 8:00 p.m. every monday at 8:00 p.m. on nbc. elle fanning joins us after the break! >> at 8:00 >> jimmy: stick around everybody. [ cheers and applause ♪
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>> jimmy: our next guest is a talented actress who stars in and executive produces the television series "the great" which is streaming now on hulu please welcome elle fanning, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: hi, pal. i miss you elle, you have such a -- you have a glow around you it's like you're a -- like a a beautiful -- >> no, i didn't realize this top is, like, shimmering in the l.a. sun >> jimmy: wow. you look like a fairy -- a a magical fairy. [ choir vocalizing ] yeah, i love this. welcome to our show. welcome back how are you? how is the family? everyone good? >> everyone's really good. i wish i was there, like, sitting on the couch it made me jealous watching kenan. i haven't been to new york in so long. but i'm with family. >> jimmy: yep, very good very soon we'll do it. did you celebrate new year's with the fam what did you do? >> you know, we had some plans that we actually had to cancel,
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but we normally go to my sister's and she has a party of some kind with a bunch of her friends, and i always go over there. and this year she was super excited, because she came up with this idea that she was going to do a fast food potluck. >> jimmy: wait, what is it with that i like the idea -- >> yeah, everyone was going to bring a different fast food. we had, like, taco bell, mcdonald's, domino's, krispy kreme, and i was in charge of popeye's >> jimmy: oh, my gosh! >> i know. it's so sad that it didn't happen >> jimmy: i want to go to this party. next time you come to new york, let's do it. let's just start one up. potluck fast food -- >> yeah, it's a cute idea. >> jimmy: i've got to do the mcdonald's, man, i've got to do - >> yeah, you bring the mcdonald's >> jimmy: i'll do the mickey d's, yeah, yeah exactly, yeah. >> cool. [ laughter ] you know, i want to ask you this question. this is a -- you know me, i get down to it i want -- i'm hard hitting, ask the real questions [ laughter ] and i want to know about this. there's a rumor online, look at
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this right here, that on tiktok, @user6754189318472, fans think that that is you. [ laughter ] can you confirm or deny? >> i confirm that is me. >> jimmy: wow, it is you [ cheers and applause it's such a catchy -- clearly you're doing this for the followers, because it's just a a catchy - >> i know, it's so easy to memorize >> jimmy: easy to remember, yeah, of course. oh, i'm user 67584 -- yeah, exactly. why is that your name, by the way? >> you know, i think in the first lockdown, like, i think first lockdown, but like right when everything started, tiktok so exploded. and i was with my friend, he's like, "you should make one like, let's see what happens just do it don't put a profile picture. just don't change the name and let's see. and i posted and it kind of like -- it got a lot of followers.
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and, like, tiktok then dm'ed me on my instagram and was like, you know, "you've surpassed this certain number. like, i was just doing it as a a joke, but -- i don't know, i post when i want but it's silly it's like little secret, not so secret i guess >> jimmy: no, now it's out, yeah [ laughter ] it was like, you surpassed this certain number i want to talk -- let's talk about "the great." [ cheers and applause it's fantastic you are such a good actor. congrats on -- you're getting all sorts of awards and nominations. congratulations. season 2, stream right now on hulu do you want to set up what's going on in this season? >> yes, this season catherine has -- the coup has worked and she's successfully overthrown her husband, peter, which is played by the amazing, hilarious nicholas hoult >> jimmy: he is great. >> and now, basically, i mean, the whole of russia, the country is on catherine's shoulders and she has to learn how to be a mother to a country and a mother to her unborn child. she's pregnant throughout the season
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>> jimmy: yeah, you know, you posted this online, and i was like, "what is going on, and was this in the script?" can you describe what's happening here you're pregnant. >> yeah. [ laughter ] yes, that is me doing a back bend on set with my bump which was incorporated into the scene actually somehow they wanted to show, kind of, catherine in like a fun way and they wanted her to do a party trick of some kind and i was trying to come up with what i could do so i asked tony, our show runner, i wsa like, "i can do a back bend. so -- but he was like, "can you really?" so it proceeded with me, like, having to go, like, do a show and tell to, like, the props, the set, the costumers to see if i really could and if it actually worked. and so i was serving macaroons on my pregnant tummy [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's crazy how those things happen. i know at the end of every
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season, you paint a portrait of you as catherine >> i do, i do. you know, each film i've ever done, every director i have worked with, i have given them a little, like, drawing of my character. so i did this for the director tony on the pilot, actually. it's, like, silly. >> jimmy: you're very talented i love these [ applause ] they're like a little cartoony, but -- yeah. >> jimmy: do people, like, ask you to do their portraits now? like people are like, "hey, could you do one of me," or -- >> no. i guess i would be up for the challenge, but they all kind of end up looking like me, because i only draw myself [ laughter ] >> jimmy: so if you did me, it'd be your face in a suit behind a desk. >> yeah, exactly little cropped, you know, brunette hair, but my face so if you want that. >> jimmy: yeah, i do who wouldn't want your face? are you kidding me come on. [ laughter ] i want to show everyone a clip
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here's elle fanning in season 2 of "the great." take a look at this. >> how blessed we are by our lord i bless catherine the great for she is our new and - >> you're calling yourself the great? >> of course >> bow before her in worship and praise >> it seems arrogant >> it is if you are not great. if you are, it is just calling things what they are >> right i have a speech. >> just put on the crown on me when the long-winded blessing stops, or i will have you dragged out right now. >> you wouldn't. >> it would be embarrassing for us both. and it make it clear i took it maybe it is a good idea. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: elle fanning, everyone season 2 of "the great" is streaming now on hulu. stick around we'll be right back, everybody ♪ [ cheers and applause playback! ♪ woo ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: performing "this morning" from his album "drones" here's terrace martin, arin ray and smino [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ ♪ okay we been ross st louis to krenshaw
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♪ ♪ >> drums [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: my thanks to kenan thompson, elle fanning terrace martin, arin ray, smino. thank you. and the roots right there from philadelphia, pennsylvania [ cheers and applause thank you for watching stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers. goodnight, everybody thank you! [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪
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♪ >> announcer: tonight, on "late night with seth meyers," colin jost star of "what we do in the shadows," actor harvey guillen featuring the 8g band with raghav mehrotra. and now, seth meyers >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers, and this is "late night. how's everybody doing tonight? all right. good to hear let's get to the news. president biden's nominee for attorney general, judge merrick garland, said yesterday during his senate confirmation hearing that he is committed to

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