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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. that is new york city -- new york city crowd. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. what a great crowd. new york -- big news, you guys. thank you. big news. thank you very much. the big news, everybody, the bronx cobra has finally been found. [ cheers and applause ] they found him. the cobra story has been crazy. officials at the bronx zoo tried to lure the missing cobra out of hiding with live mice. that makes sense. [ light laughter ] i mean, where else would that cobra find mice in new york city, right? [ light laughter ] i'm so excited. today was opening day for major league baseball, you guys. [ cheers and applause ]
everybody is in the spirit. in fact, even charlie sheen was like, "buy me some peanuts and crack." [ laughter and applause] this is cool, you guys. larry king will throw out the first pitch at the washington nationals game on saturday. [ light laughter ] i'm calling it right now. 80 miles per hour. [ laughter ] that's how fast the ambulance is going to drive from the baseball stadium to the emergency room. "we're almost there, mr. king. don't worry about it." larry -- larry hopes to throw a perfect strike, but my money is on two really low balls. that's all i'm saying. i just think that -- [ light laughter ] ♪ >> steve: whoo! >> jimmy: you guys, listen to this. a major pot supplier in new york city was busted yesterday -- >> audience member: no! [ audience groans ] >> jimmy: -- with $10 million
worth of marijuana. [ audience boos ] it's a bummer. today, stoners all over the city lowered their eyelids at half-mast. they're like -- [ laughter ] "that is just awful. at least that snake is still on the loose." [ light laughter ] hey, nasa just took the world's first ever close-up picturey -- picturey? oh, god. [ laughter ] screwed up, man. [ light laughter ] it's all over. [ light laughter ] >> steve: don't -- no! no! [ audience protests ] come on! don't be that way! you can do it! [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: spider-man! >> jimmy: spider-man! [ laughter ]
>> steve: spider-man! >> jimmy: hey, nasa just took the world's first ever close-up picture of mercury. yeah, it's amazing. take a look. [ laughter ] i'm just kidding. just kidding. here's mercury. [ laughter ] i'm just kidding. really, though, you should see the photo of mercury. there you go. [ light laughter ] i'm just kidding. i'm not going to show you a real picture of mercury. any way, this is just weird. [ light laughter ] vanilla ice will play captain hook in a pantomime version of "peter pan" in england. so now, you can actually check out his hook while the deejay revolves it. [ laughter ] shake. shake. stop. collaborate. [ light laughter ] listen. did anyone see this? a new study found that our happiness peaks in our late 80s. mainly because all the people who annoyed you are dead by then. [ laughter ] nothing to worry about.
and finally, this is a crazy story -- a radio shack in montana is giving customers the choice between a free gun or a pizza hut gift card if they sign up for satellite tv. [ light laughter ] the way it works is you can take the gift card and get some free pizza, or you can take the gun and also get some free pizza. that's the way it works. [ light laughter ] ladies and gentlmen, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we have a fun -- [ cheers and applause ] we have such a fun show tonight. amazing guest on our show tonight. a music legend, one of the coolest guys you'll ever run into. he's also hosting "saturday night live" and musical guest, sir elton john is here! what? [ cheers and applause ] from the new movie "hop,"
james marsden is joining us. [ cheers and applause ] he's a talented guy. i like that guy. and they got a brand-new album everyone's talking about, one of my absolute favorites. listen to some of their hit songs. this is -- are you kidding me? ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ meeting you with a view to a kill ♪ ♪ don't say a prayer for me now save it till the morning after ♪ >> jimmy: thank you. [ light laughter ] ♪ her name is rio and she dances on the sand ♪ ♪ down at the city ♪ ♪ ♪ girls on film two minutes later girls on film ♪ ♪
♪ >> jimmy: i might have hit -- started too high on that one. [ laughter ] "the union --" how does "the union of the snake" go? [ laughter ] how does that start though? ♪ ♪ ♪ that's a great tune right there. anyways, duran duran is here, you guys! [ cheers and applause ] what kind of a show is this show? come on. >> steve: it's made of magic crystal. >> jimmy: a bunch of you guys know our goal this week was to raise $26,000 for donorschoose.org it's a charity that helps classrooms in need. and the deal was if we could do it, my best friend for six months, stephen colbert -- [ laughter ] -- was going to come on our show
and sing the rebecca black song "friday" with the roots. [ light laughter ] ♪ ♪ all right -- yeah, it's a good song. [ laughter ] everyone loves it. it was a big goal. big goal, you guys. some said it couldn't be done. but not only did we meet our goal, we doubled it, you guys! [ cheers and applause ] so as of today, we have a grand total of more than $50,000 for donorschoose.org! [ cheers and applause ] this is unbelievable. you guys are the greatest. higgins, $50,000. >> steve: dude, that's -- you could buy a lot of soul patrol sweatshirts with that. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, i lost of money. you made me invest in soul patrol sweatshirts. >> steve: yes. >> jimmy: taylor -- taylor hicks -- >> steve: taylor hicks' soul patrol, you gotta remember, they're hyper -- >> jimmy: they're hyper-colored sweatshirts that they don't make anymore. >> steve: but, you did not lose the money. that's an investment in the
future of soul patrol. >> jimmy: but taylor hicks is -- i mean -- [ laughter ] he's great. he's a great talent. i love that guy. >> steve: what about your sanjaya hair clips and hair extensions? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i lost a lot of money. >> steve: that's like money in the bank. >> jimmy: we don't need that. now, we have this money thanks to everybody out there. anyway, i know stephen's been practicing a lot, because he's got to sing this song. i also know that he's starting to get a little nervous. take a look. >> i gotta practice if i'm going to pull this thing off. ♪ monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday♪ >> i'll never hit that note. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: impossible! it seems like my bffsm has got some pre-"friday" jitters. but if -- if you'll just listen to me for a second,
stephen colbert -- my best friend for six months -- [ light laughter ] you can do this. i believe in you, and my fans, the fal-pals, they believe in you too. [ light laughter ] we're calling ourselves the fal-pals by the way. we -- [ cheers and applause ] ♪ we suckle daily at the teat laughter and entertainment. stephen colbert -- we know that when you show up tomorrow to sing "friday" with the roots, it's going to be a performance that will shake each and every fal-pal to his or her very core. so don't be scared, because we love you. we believe in you. as a great man once said, "we'll leave the light on for you." [ laughter ] it was either abraham lincoln or tom bodett. [ laughter ] i don't know which. it was one of the two. thank you so much to everyone who donated. [ cheers and applause ] he helped more than 20,000 kids. i'm so excited. you guys are awesome. thank you, thank you, thank you.
[ cheers and applause ] hey guys, it's time for "late night" hashtags. here we go. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: these are lists on twitter where we give you the topic and you send in the tweets. so yesterday, in honor of april fool's day coming up, i went on twitter and started a hashtag called "best prank ever," and i asked you guys at home to tweet out the best prank that you've ever played on someone or that got played on you. we got thousands of tweets. i was watching them come in all night long. it was great. so now i thought i'd share some of my favorite "best prank ever" tweets from you guys. here we go. this first one, it's from @vdpars the best prank he ever pulled, "before my buddy drove across country, i changed all of the cds in his cd to michael bolton and celine dion." [ laughter ] that's pretty good. >> jimmy: it's from -- next one is from @tizo212 his best prank, "convinced my
foreign girlfriend that a douche bag was what you asked for at a restaurant when you wanted the leftovers to go." [ laughter ] "can you put this in a douche bag, please?" [ laughter ] that's a pretty good prank. [ laughter ] this one from @bennettfreeweezy. he says, "went on my roommate's facebo and sent a relationship request to his mom." [ laughter ] there you go. this one's from @scottmeldrum. he says, "my girlfriend's dad woke her up by coming into her room with two flashlights, turning them on her face and yelling, "truck!" [ laughter ] weird. this is from @disorderlydiva. her best prank, "changed co-workers' email spell check tn change "the" to "ass" whenever typed." [ laughter ] that's pretty good. that's a good burn. >> oh, that's nice. go to autocorrect. >> jimmy: these are all -- yeah, you could use all these. this is from @chrisroberts.
best prank he ever pulled? he put an ad in the paper while a friend was out of town advertising, "free christmas tree recycling," and put it his address." [ audience ohs ] [ laughter ] big pile of trees. oh, this guy's nuts. this is @samuellpackston. [ light laughter ] [ in unison ] >> samuel l. packston. >> jimmy: yeah. he says, "strategically placed shoes and pants in all the bathroom stalls at work, so nobody could poop all day." [ laughter ] that's crazy. last one is from @thefantasyick. he says, "friend asleep on couch, i rubbed a hot dog on hi? lips until he woke up. then i turned around while pretending to zip my pants." [ laughter ] there you go. those are tonight's "late night hashtags." to check out all of these and more of our favorites, go to latenightwithjimmyfallon.com we'll be right back with "name that guy." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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>> jimmy: now that that's out of the way, it's time -- [ light laughter ] -- to play one of my favorite games. that's right. it's time for "name that guy." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: thank you. let's give it up for tonight's lucky contestants. come on over here. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ welcome to "name that guy." the rules are simple. we'll show you a picture of a guy, and you'll have to correctly guess his first and last name. so for example, here's an easy one. i'll show you this picture, and you would say -- that's right, jerry simmons. [ ding ] but like i said, that was an easy one. they'll be much tougher in the real game. you guys ready to play?
>> yes, definitely. >> oh, yeah. >> yes. >> yes. >> oh, yes. >> oh, yeah. >> oh, yeah. >> oh, yeah. ♪ >> uh-huh. >> yep. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> oh, yeah. >> yeah. >> let's do it. >> jimmy: all right. [ cheers and applause ] let's go to round one. ♪ [ light laughter ] we're on a tight budget, so we had to steal all of our graphics from old episodes of "home improvement." [ laughter ] contestant number one, what is your name and where are you from? >> gloria, new york. >> jimmy: very good, gloria from new york. i like that name. now, you know how it works. a series of guys will flash by on the sharp 108. which ever one it lands on, you have to guess his full name. so let's name that guy! [ beeping ] [ laughter ] you've got an easy one there. shh, audience, no helping.
>> gilbert fitzpatrick. [ buzzer ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: so close. we were looking for pat crawford. [ ding ] [ light laughter ] pat crawford. >> i was actually really close. >> jimmy: yeah, you were close. that's the end of round one. you can walk away. [ laughter ] which means it's time for a our sponsor.ro ♪ rocks >> rocks! ♪ bag of miscellaneous rocks h?>> h muc ♪nly $3,000 >> paid for by rocks. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: bagofmiscellaneousrocks.com [ cheers and applause ] how are you doing, buddy? >> good. >> jimmy: nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> jimmy: john krasinski with a beard called -- >> yep. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: he didn't leave a message. what's your name and where are you from? >> mike, new jersey. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: all right, good. very good, mike from new jersey. it's time to play "truth or dare." are you ready? >> yep. >> jimmy: truth or dare? >> truth. [ buzzer ] >> jimmy: we were looking for "dare." [ laughter ] that question was worth $40,000. all right.
[ audience ohs ] let's name that guy. [ beeping ] [ light laughter ] [ alarm ] you know what that sound means? you get a free hint. >> steve: hint! >> jimmy: here's your hint -- his name is not stu cooper. >> i'm going to go with tommy johnson. >> jimmy: judges -- judges, can we accept that? [ buzzer ] sorry, we were looking for ted henkle. [ ding ] [ light laughter ] ted henkle. we also would have accepted "teddy henkle." your score is zero, which means it's time for a brief biography of ted henkle. ♪ >> ted henkle was born in springfield, illinois. >> jimmy: thanks a lot. take care. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] come on over, contestant number three. what is your name and where are you from? >> john from south jersey. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: all right, all right. they like jersey out here. all right, john.
it's time to name that guy. are you ready? [ beeping ] [ thunder ] hey-oh! you know what that sound means. it's time for the lightning round. we'll show you up to eight guys, one at a time. answer as quickly as possible. there's no penalty for a wrong answer. you get one guess per guy, so make them count. and remember, for every right answer, you get $1,000. ready? 15 seconds on the clock, and name that guy. >> jacob louise. [ buzzer ] >> charlie baltimore. [ buzzer ] >> steven tyler. [ buzzer ] [ laughter ] [ buzzer ] >> jimmy: that last one stumped you. [ laughter ] >> yes, it did. yes, it did. you got me. >> jimmy: stumped you, man. you missed all of them for a total score of zero. we were looking for, in order, toby warren, lester stabbs, kurt kressler, lindsey froggyjack -- [ laughter ]
jimmy toodles, kip nipson, frank parker and barry parrot. barry parrot -- thought you had a shot at barry. >> i almost -- >> barry parrot! [ rhythmic clapping ] barry parrot! [ rhythmic clapping ] barry parrot. [ rhythmic clapping ] >> jimmy: well, that's all the time we have left for "name that guy." guys, come on over. [ applause ] you all finished tied for last place with zero points. so you all missed out on the grand prize of $15,000. but we do have consolation prizes. higgins, what will they be taking home? >> steve: well jimmy, they'll each be getting a t-shirt emblazoned with the name of the guy they failed to correctly identify. [ laughter ] wear your shame! shame in style! jimmy -- >> jimmy: enjoy your prizes. we'll be right back with elton john, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, man. you guys, our first guest is a grammy, oscar and tony award winning artist who has sold more than 250 million records. [ cheers ] wow. this weekend, he'll serve as both host and musical guest on "saturday night live." ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the one, the only, sir elton john! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. >> yeah, baby. >> jimmy: a standing ovation wherever you go. people just stand up. >> thank you. >> jimmy: they have to. you're the greatest. thank you for coming on my show. >> oh, i -- listen, i told you when i saw you at the event that i did at the natural history museum that i would do that.
>> jimmy: that's right. >> and here i am. >> jimmy: thank you so much. you're -- you're a man of your word. i -- i forced you to play "bennie and the jets" at that -- at that. >> yeah, you did, but it doesn't matter. [ laughter ] i won't hold it against you. >> jimmy: thank you so much. you did hold it against me that night, though. didn't you? >> did i? >> jimmy: yes. >> you remember. [ audience ohs ] >> jimmy: that's a joke. hey, hey, hey. but i kid. i kid. >> you kid. >> jimmy: you -- do you always get -- >> you keep me old. >> jimmy: do you always get pressured to play at parties? if you go to someone's party, do they go like -- "oh, elton, we didn't know you were coming. we rented a grand piano." [ laughter ] like, do you have to -- >> i -- i don't go to parties. i don't like parties very much. i don't drink, so they're not much fun. i used to love parties, but now i like to stay home and -- >> jimmy: watch tivo? >> yeah. well, just stay home and just be with david, be with the little boy. >> jimmy: yeah, you have a little baby. [ cheers and applause ] congratulations. how fun is zachary? >> zachary. >> jimmy: zack. his name -- is he named after anything? zachary. >> no. i just like that name. it's john the baptist. father was named was zachary.
my favorite church in venice is called san zaccaria. so, we just liked the name. >> jimmy: it's very, very cool. does he have a middle name? >> he has jackson levon. >> jimmy: come on. >> yeah. >> jimmy: you got to give one for the fans, right? >> well, no. he was zachary jackson. >> jimmy: levon. >> and he's going to be zachary jackson furnish-john. but, he was born on christmas day. and in the words of levon, he was pauper to a pawn born on a christmas day. so he got levon. >> jimmy: how cool is that? >> yeah. [ applause ] >> jimmy: art imitating life imitating art and the whole thing. now, how are things with "saturday night live"? you're up -- you're up a floor. >> i'm up -- i'm up a floor. and things are going, you know, very, very well. i've been there since monday, and it's thursday now. and we are just about getting into doing sketches tomorrow. i'm going to be there from, like, 10:30 until midnight. it's so much fun. >> jimmy: well -- do you -- i don't know how you would get nervous. i mean, you're elton john. but do you get nervous at all? >> not really. i mean, it was just -- hardest thing to do was to choose the sketches that we were going to do, and i'm doing the music as well. so, kind of, i'm full force. so -- >> jimmy: why would you do that? >> why? because i'm a fool. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you don't get one break. you don't have nothing.
>> i'm -- you know, there's going to be a lot -- >> jimmy: i mean, commercials aren't commercials. >> there will be a lot of velcro going tomorrow. i mean, a lot of things -- >> jimmy: that's the way it is. >> i mean, i'm going to be in drag, as well. >> jimmy: oh, my. no way. [ cheers ] >> how unusual. >> jimmy: come on. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i don't know. >> but, i mean, it's so -- it's going to be fun. i've, you know -- i've done some promos already. >> jimmy: they have been very, very funny. i saw the benny hill one you did. >> and i did some with kristen today. and i've done one with with jason. so it's -- it's going to be great. >> jimmy: you know, like, during commercial breaks, like, when you watch "saturday night live" at home you can go to the bathroom. you go get a beer, whatever you want to do. when you're at "saturday night live," commercial breaks, they're pulling you underneath the bleachers, taking your clothes off, putting on mustaches and wigs and -- and it's so exciting. it's so fun. >> well, it depends who's doing it. >> jimmy: yeah, that's true. yeah. [ laughter ] well, i'm not doing anything if you want to call me. i'll be down there. i'll be taking care of you. >> oh, jimmy. >> jimmy: do you -- i was going to ask you -- last night, "american idol" was -- the whole thing was dedicated to you and your songs. >> yes, i know. >> jimmy: did you check out any? did you see it at all? >> no, because i was at practice all night. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. >> i was there until about 9:30 at night. no. i mean, it's so great when people do your songs.
you know, i started off as a songwriter so, even now, when i get into an elevator and there's muzak, and it's one of my songs -- i feel really happy about it because it's a compliment when someone records or does your songs -- doesn't matter if it's a bad version or -- it's just a compliment. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and so, i've never lost that thrill. i mean, when people say -- there's a big debate going on about the "glee" thing at the moment. a lot of bands say we don't want to have stuff on "glee." like, lighten up you ass [ bleep ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: well, what's the big deal, right? [ applause ] what -- really? >> i mean, this is a compliment. also, it sends a positive message out. what the hell is wrong with you guys? we don't want our music played on that. well, you know what, two or three of those bands, you wouldn't want to play their music on them any way. but, kings of leon. yeah. you know, lighten up, guys. come on. >> jimmy: yeah, i know. i think -- i think -- probably -- i mean, well, they won't do it now, right? they're angry. now, they're going to complain. >> they didn't want to do it. they just wanted to play their music. you know? >> jimmy: yeah, they didn't want them to come on and do it. yeah, just let them play with it, i guess. i mean, i don't know. i think --
>> listen, when someone wants to do your song, it's a compliment. just, you know -- >> jimmy: anybody. like, even when this happens. when this guy -- that's me. [ laughter ] >> who is that? >> jimmy: that's me at the emmys. >> oh, really? >> jimmy: yeah. i did a thing -- i did a -- >> you look like me. do you want to play me in the film? >> jimmy: yes! >> yeah? >> jimmy: i would totally do it. >> yeah? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i could be the star. [ applause ] i would do it. of course. >> because there have been so many parts of mine, if you could do the drug and debauchery period, okay? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yes, of course. that would be the period i would do. this -- i was doing a tribute to the show "24." >> that looks great. >> jimmy: and so i said -- ♪ good bye "24" no one ever saw you on tv or missed one episode had to buy the dvd ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i had to do that. hey, we'll talk a little bit more when we get back. i want to talk about the new album with leon russell. >> sure. >> jimmy: all right. very good. more with elton john when we get back, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back. i'm hanging out with the one and only elton john. he's on "saturday night live" this weekend. you have a new album out right now, with leon russell. look at this. "the union." right there. look at that, guys. >> wasn't he on a previous show? >> jimmy: he was on a show a
couple of weeks ago and did a masquerade. it was unbelievable. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and man oh, man. i mean, this guy is an unbelievable guy. i mean, when did you first meet leon russell? you just always want to do this? >> in 1970, he was my idol. and i -- he came to the second night of the troubadour club in los angeles when i first came to america. and i saw him in the second row and that long hair and those glasses, and i froze. i was so frightened, because i thought, oh my, he's going to tell me how to play the piano properly. and he -- he was so sweet to me. he took me under his wing. this is at a time when we were both beginning to break. in fact, he was more famous than i was. and he took me on the road with him. he took me to new york, and we played the fillmore east. he introduced me to bob dylan, and he was so kind, and he was another piano player and another songwriter, another singer. and i, you know, i've never forgotten that. you know, i had so many people who were kind to me when i first came to this country. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but, that was, you know -- i was so thrilled because he was my idol. >> jimmy: well, i mean, the record got already nominated for, like, a bunch of awards, already. it's a fantastic album. it's so good. you got t-bone burnett did this. >> t-bone burnett. yes. >> jimmy: come on.
that guy's a little talented, huh? >> slightly. >> jimmy: a little bit. yeah, yeah, yeah. and you have neil young, brian wilson doing backing vocals on this. it's a fantastic cd. you guys should pick it up. it's super rad. and i know they just -- cameron crowe just did a documentary. >> cameron crowe did the whole filming of the album from when we first started writing together, right through to the very end. and it's going to open -- >> jimmy: he is my favorite director. >> it's going to open the tribeca film festival in a couple of weeks. >> jimmy: really? it's going to open up the festival? that's going to be phenomenal. you got to check that out. [ cheers and applause ] does it make you nervous when somebody films you while you're recording or writing or -- >> not really, because he just start with high eight. you know, he -- he, you know, becomes invisible after awhile. >> jimmy: he's such a positive guy, cameron crowe. >> well, he's such a music fan as well. i mean, when he saw what leon and i were doing -- he's such a big leon fan, and he's always been a friend of mine. and i've -- you know, he was so kind to put "tiny dancer" in "almost famous." which gave that song a new lease on life. >> jimmy: absolutely. i -- i -- i remember that movie very well. >> you were in that movie. >> jimmy: i was in that movie. >> you were in that movie. >> jimmy: absolutely. yeah. >> you weren't the guy who said, "i'm gay," right? >> jimmy: no -- no, i wasn't. but that was -- i was next to the guy that said,
"i'm gay." >> you had -- you had -- no. yeah, you were. >> jimmy: i was the guy that killed the man in dearborn, michigan. that was that one. yeah, yeah, yeah. i want to do one thing, if you don't mind. there's some quick fire questions. >> i hope you don't mind. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> that i put -- >> jimmy: that was good. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i hope you don't mind i hope you don't mind that i put down in words ♪ >> now, you have to pay me for that. >> jimmy: i know. [ laughter ] >> yeah. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: may be a pittance to you. >> that's royalties, baby. >> jimmy: it's -- it's a big budget to us. >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. that's two shows for us. >> mind your budget for the next two years. [ light laughter ] all right, ready? here we go. the most perfect song you've recorded. >> perfect song? >> jimmy: yeah. >> you're always in search of the perfect song. i mean, every time you go into the studio and write a song, you always want it to be the best song you've ever written. >> jimmy: is there anyone you just hit it and you go -- man, that's going to be my legacy. that's the one. >> i think -- well, listen. i wrote "your song" in 1969, 1970, with bernie, and it was the first great song i ever wrote. and i thought "how am i going to follow this up when i've written
a song." but, thank god, we could follow it up. but, i've played it every time i've been on stage and, you know, it's -- i never get fed up with -- with singing it, because the lyrics were written by a 17 year old boy who -- and the lyrics are so beautiful. and you think "how did he write that?" you know? >> jimmy: yeah. oh, god. i love that. favorite song to play live? would it be that? >> no, i like playing, you know, something, like, "madman across the world" or something where i can stretch out on the piano. >> jimmy: i like -- i think "bennie and the jets" gets better. i know, you just like -- [ imitates piano ] >> it's a gorilla. yeah, a gorilla. >> jimmy: yeah, it's just so cool. >> it's the only song that you can recognize by just one chord. >> both: bonk. >> and then they go nuts. >> jimmy: it's the single greatest. i love it. i go nuts. >> i usually stop after the first chord. >> jimmy: then go change. yeah. "your song" comes on the radio, leave it on or change the station? >> i never listen to the radio hardly so -- i would -- >> jimmy: just listening to your ipod. >> you'd leave -- you'd leave it on. you'd have it on. >> jimmy: i love it. contemporary. one of contemporaries you're most jealous of?
>> jealous? jealous is the wrong word. envious. envious of their talent. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly, yeah. >> probably rufus wainwright, who wrote incredibly these incredible symphonic type songs. >> jimmy: oh. he's phenomenal. >> so, someone like that. >> jimmy: i love him. very, very good. song you wish you'd recorded. >> "song for you," leon russell. ♪ i've been so many places in my life and time sang a lot of things i had some bad rhymes ♪ ♪ i've acted out my life in stages with 10,000 people watching ♪ ♪ and i'm alone and i'm singing this song for you ♪ >> jimmy: oh, come on! how do you -- [ cheers and applause ] elton john! ssee him this weekend as host and musical guest along with leon russell on "saturday night live." james marsden joins us next. here he is hanging out in the bud light lime green room. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: all right. our next guest this evening has starred in some giant movies including "x-men," "hair spray" and "enchanted." he stars opposite russell brand in another big movie "hop," which opens wide tomorrow. please welcome james marsden! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: james marsden, thank you so much for coming on the show, my friend. >> thank you for having me. >> jimmy: well, i'm psyched you're here. what if we just did the whole interview like that?
yeah. >> yeah, yeah. at the end of it, just like "ayour honorhh! >> jimmy: i want to ask you, can you tell me about something quick? >> sure. >> jimmy: can you tell me about "good morning, oklahoma." >> ah -- okay. i grew up in oklahoma. >> jimmy: okay. >> there was a morning show called "good morning, oklahoma." i was cast at 16 years of age to be a local news anchor on "good morning, oklahoma." get up at 4:30 in the morning and deliver, like, two minutes of educational news on "butch and ben's good morning, oklahoma." >> jimmy: come on. >> that began my uh -- >> jimmy: is it on youtube or anything? >> yeah, it is. there's clips of it, i've been trying -- >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. i think we have it. ♪ >> hi, we're the trailblazers from oklahoma city you're watching five alive, wishing you a happy father's day. ♪
[ cheers ] >> jimmy: very, very good. come on. >> wow. well done. i didn't see that coming. >> jimmy: you did not see that coming at all. didn't think i'd curve ball you at all? >> no, used my celebrity status on the show as a news anchor to get my music onto the show, as you can see. >> jimmy: that was a hit song. >> yeah, that was good wasn't' it? >> jimmy: sounded like a durge, it was really good. hey, we played something backstage that was pretty fun. what was it called? >> oh, we were doing --i was saying a buddy of mine, josh hopkins, he's an actor on "cougar town," we do this game called, if they met on an elevator. and basically what we do is we just do bad impersonations of two people, actors, celebrities who meet on an elevator. if they were to meet for the first time on an elevator. so, just like say, if -- you can be you for the first one. i'll be tracy morgan. you probably know tracy. all right, so, just, you would get in and -- >> jimmy: hey, tracy, how you doing, buddy? >> jimbo, how you doing? so good to see you. didn't know you lived in the building. all right, so then we stop, then we get out and chris walken and
john malkovich come in. you can be chris walken. [ as walken ] >> jimmy: you want me to press a number? [ laughter ] [ as malkovich ] >> chris -- that would be great. i'm going up to the 12th floor, but you can -- i live on the 14th floor, but i prefer to get off at 12th and walk from there. [ laughter ] [ as walken ] >> jimmy: why? you should probably just get off on the 14th floor. [ as malkovich ] >> you're backing me into a corner and making me feel very uncomfortable. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's a great malkovich. >> pee wee herman and tom cruise. >> jimmy: pee wee herman and tom cruise? [ imitating pee wee herman ] [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you guys, we have to do a clip of this movie before we go. you are so funny. you got to come back, buddy. we're going to show a clip of the movie "hop." here's james marsden.
>> a human easter bunny? come on, fred, doesn't make sense. >> a bunny makes no sense. you deliver eggs. you want to get all logical, bring logic into this. you should be an easter chicken. >> what? oh, come on. >> sure, you might resist it at first, but, hey, change can be a good thing. >> you don't want the job anyway. the pressure is ungodly. it did a number on me. do you know there was a period of roughly nine months where the sight of a colored egg made me want to vomit. a rabbits are physically unable to vomit. so it's just hours of -- [ dry heaving ] nothing coming out. [ dry heaving continues ] >> i don't care. >> imagine that, fred. >> jimmy: you have to go see "hop." [ cheers and applause ] this weekend take a kid. they're going to love it. our thanks to james marsden. duran duran performs next! they're going to love it. our thanks to james marsden. duran duran performs next!
♪ >> jimmy: our next guests just -- just, just released their 13th album. "all you need is now." you've got to pick this up. it's a great record. here tonight to perform a song called "leave a light on," we're so excited that they are here, i am personally am psyched that they're here. please welcome duran duran!
♪ whatever i've done to receive whatever i need to redeem ♪ ♪ whatever you say even if i wait a lifetime ♪ ♪ i know i swear if you leave a light on ♪ ♪ if you leave a light on for me i'll come there ♪ ♪ you can leave a light on for me ♪ ♪ in comes the morning i'm stood in my tracks ♪ ♪ looking at the reasons for me to head back
so unexpected ♪ ♪ the kindness you've shown that i will not forget it ♪ ♪ whatever i've done to receive whatever i need to redeem ♪ ♪ whatever you say even if i wait a lifetime ♪ ♪ i know i swear if you leave a light on ♪ ♪ if you leave a light on for me i'll come there ♪ ♪ you can leave a light on for me ♪ ♪