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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh! that's what i'm talking about. that is a great crowd right there. new york city. new york city. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. hey, you guy, some big -- some big, big, big science news here. i'm excited about this. contrary to popular belief, scientists say that humans and the neanderthals may not have interbred with each other. no. then, again -- ♪ [ techno music plays ] [ laughter and applause ] did you guys hear about this? hillary clinton is attending a summit in greenland this week with leaders of seven arctic countries. yeah. apparently obama was like, "send the ice queen. [ laughter ]
make it so." [ cheers and applause ] listen to this. a new poll found that sarah palin is getting a lot of support in her bid for president from low-income republicans. you know, like -- like todd palin. [ laughter ] he's supporting her. [ cheers ] also there is no one to go with. this is huge. i heard that apple just became the most valuable brand in the world. which explains why today the treasury will replace the u.s. dollar with the itunes gift card. so there you go -- [ laughter ] "get yourself an ipod, junior." here's international news. the libyan forces fighting moammar gadhafi only have about three weeks of funding left. it's kind of -- yeah. [ laughter ] don't be concerned. i was just saying, it's kind of hard to intimidate an evil tyrant when it's like, "we will fight you until the end -- -- of may!
maybe june 1st!" [ laughter ] get this. this is weird. the collins official scrabble dictionary is now accepting the words "thang" and "blingy." which explains why i lost three rounds of scrabble to flavor flav. i was like -- "wait, blingy is not -- he spelled boy with two ys and two es. you bingoed." this cool. the safest delivery river at u.p.s. recently logged 4 million miles without an accident. [ scattered cheers ] awarded u.p.s.'s highest honor, long pants. [ laughter and applause ] "he did it, gary!" not sure what to make of this. ihop is going to sell frozen versions of it food at walmart. yup, right there in aisle 3 in the i've given up section. [ laughter ] "there you go guys. i don't care anymore. microwave them flapjacks and --
i really don't care. i don't even care if you microwave them. i'll eat them frozen." >> steve: "i'll eat them frozen. i'll eat them out of the box." >> jimmy: "i'll eat them out of the box in the aisle. what are you going to do about it?" >> steve: "hey, you've got to charge me for these." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: "the bar code. bleep blarp these in the bar code thing. i ain't paying for it." finally, arnold schwarzenegger and his wife maria shriver are separating after 25 years of marriage. [ audience aws ] which explains why today arnold was like, "i will be back to get my stuff, but then i'm leaving and our lawyers will talk." you guys, we have a great show. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: oh, hey, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] we have a new book right here, "thank you notes." and the writers, we have a book coming out. our first book coming out, you
guys. [ cheers and applause ] "thank you sweater vest, you're a great way to keep warm while telling your arms to go screw themselves." stuff like that. [ laughter ] stuff like that. this book is only a dozen bucks. it comes out may 23rd. it's a great graduation gift. that's what higgins was saying. >> steve: yeah. grads and dads. [ light laughter ] and tads. >> jimmy: yeah. >> steve: cool. >> jimmy: hey you guys, we have an awesome show tonight. the beautiful, the talented actress keira knightley is here! [ cheers and applause ] does it get any better than that? she's just awesome. i'm the biggest fan of keira knightley. but the show gets crazier, you guys. tennis super star, the one, the only, new york city's own, john mcenroe is dropping by! [ cheers and applause ] he's a tennis legend. he's the best! and as part of this week, it's bob marley week we have the one and only, the greatest chris cornell will be performing!
[ cheers and applause ] chris cornell is going to play, jam out. what kind of show is this? it's a crazy show. all sorts of stars. he's going to do "redemption song." it's a knockout. and i want to thank margaritaville spiked tea and spiked lemonade for hooking us up as tonight's sponsor. thanks so much, you guys. [ cheers ] without them, we couldn't do it. ladies and gentlemen, it's time to look at stories making headlines today, and weigh the good with the bad. it's time for "pros and cons." here you go. ♪ pros and cons and pros and cons an pros ♪ >> jimmy: tonight we'll be taking a look at the pros and cons of graduating college. it's an exciting time. exciting time, but, of course, it can be a little scary. so, here we go. here are the pros and cons. pro, you made it all the way through college with a 4.0. con, blood alcohol level.
[ laughter ] that's impressive. impressive. >> steve: part of the learning path. >> jimmy: part of the whole deal. pro, you're about to start the next chapter of your le. con, factoring in student loans, it'll most likely be chapter 11. [ laughter ] i'm still paying mine off. to the college of saint rose. pro, school is finally over. con, now can you work for the next 50 years and then die. [ laughter ] sign me up! i'm psyched. >> steve: "i can't wait to get out of here!" >> jimmy: pro, saying good-bye to your lame roommates frank and chad. con, saying hello to your new roommates, mom and dad. [ laughter ] "hey -- hey, remember me? hi, guys! you didn't even take my posters down. this is awesome." pro, get famous people to speak at graduation. con, yours got gary busey. [ laughter ] "you are the future. dragons are the past. and i am the dream swallower." [ laughter ]
"gary busey, everybody. yeah. all right. gary, pull your pants up. this is insane. just take him off the stage." "wait. i got one more thing i want to tell all the kids. [ applause ] frisbees are the new kites." "thank you so much, mr. busey. thank you very much." "wait -- [ laughter ] i got one more thing. i just want to tell these kids graduating." >> steve: "it's june 5th, mr. busey." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: "still, i wanted to tell them this one thing." >> steve: all right. >> jimmy: "always put batteries in your lawn mower." >> steve: there you go. >> jimmy: "thank you so much. gary busey, everybody." [ applause ] a smart guy. pro, standing in line with
thousands of proud students waiting to receive your diploma. con, if your name is zachary z. zinkelstein -- [ laughter ] -- might be a bit. you might want to sit down for this one. it's going to take a while. zachary zinkelstein? >> steve: zinklestein. "well, mother, you can show up a little later to the graduation." >> jimmy: what's his middle name? it's zeke. >> steve: zebadiah. >> jimmy: zebadiah. zee, zoe, zoe, zee. pro, you graduated with a degree in communications. con, which will come in handy while you communicate with customers in the drive-thru. [ laughter ] "can i take your order? i can't hear you, sir. [ higgins mumbling ] yep -- you want a taco?" [ higgins mumbling ] bacon fries and a taco? i don't know any fast-food place that has those. that's the problem sir. are you sure? [ mumbling ] sir, are you from here? [ mumbling ] oh, my gosh. is this -- is this gary busey?" [ laughter ] ♪
>> "i won an academy award!" >> jimmy: "i'm buddy holly." pro, you were drunk and stoned for four years, but still managed to graduate. [ scattered cheers ] con, i just described half my writing staff. [ laughter ] and finally, pro, you finished magna cum-laude. con, that's what she said. [ cheers and applause ] there you go you guys. that's the pros and cons. we'll be right back with more "late night." come on! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ pros and cons and pros and cons and pros ♪ 3q ur
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so tune in. [ cheers ] you might see your tweet on the show. it will be fun. now, all you fans of "the voice" who are sitting with your backs facing the television, you're going to want to press the button and turn around, because it's time for "the battle of the instant dance crews"! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: so before the show we picked ten people from our audience. they'd never met before. but they all have one thing in common. they love to dance. [ laughter ] then we separate them into two dance crews, and here's how talented our audience here is "late night." these guys have had just 45 minutes to make up a full-on dance routine and perform it for us live tonight. here's footage practicing backstage a little while ago. we have tiny dressing rooms. yeah. they're getting their groove on. oh, man!
that's some kicks. all right. here they are right now. let's given them a hand. okay? [ cheers and applause ] very, very good. welcome to the show, guys, tell me your names and where you're from. >> i'm kristy from california. >> jimmy: hey, welcome kristy. >> i'm tara from boston. >> jimmy: very nice. boston. >> i'm akanksha from ohio. >> jimmy: hey. welcome. you're kanye? right? >> i'm alvey from jersey city, actually. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: sorry, can we go back to him and see what his name is again? >> alvey be from jersey city. >> jimmy: yes. thank you, alvey. [ laughter ] >> i'm eric from happy birthday janel. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that was a shout -- that was a shout out. [ sad tuba ] all right. who's birthday is it? >> janel, my girlfriend. [ audience aws ] >> jimmy: that's so nice, but we're going to edit that out for the live feed. [ laughter ] now, you guys have never met before. is that correct? none of you guys? okay. now, very good.
now, while you were backstage we asked you to pick a name for your crew. what did you come up with? >> ocean's phive. [ cheers ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: excellent. you've clearly been accessorized backstage. let's take a look at your group photo. five with a p-h, very good. ocean's phive. there it is, the photo that will launch you're dancing careers. very nice. now it's time to meet your opponents. welcome, you guys. thank you so much for coming on the show. we'll put in applause later. [ laughter ] welcome, you guys. thanks a lot. [ cheers and applause ] i'm glad to see you came back from the future. this is great. [ laughter ] say hi to doc for me. what is your name and where are you from? >> dennis, california. >> jimmy: dennis, california. >> ezilon, union, new jersey. >> jimmy: sorry, do it again? >> ezilon, union, new jersey. >> jimmy: very good. i talked it over your name. i'm sorry. >> rebecca from a-t-l, georgia. >> jimmy: oh!
>> sandy from new york. >> jimmy: hey, sandy. >> i'm taylor from texas. [ applause ] >> jimmy: that was good. yeah, yeah. i'm a taylor from texas. [ laughter ] very, very good. all right. now what is the name of your crew? >> winning lemons, duh! [ applause ] >> jimmy: very good. [ laughter and applause ] here's your group shout right here. winning lemons, duh! [ cheers ] there you go. looking good. that's pretty good. winning lemons, duh! very nice. okay, good. all right, you guys. it all comes down to this. it's time for the dance battle. behold the dance floor. [ audience oohs, aws ] this is where the magic happens. the roots are going to play a song. each crew will perform the choreographed dance routine they've made up less than an hour ago. [ light laughter ] this is it, you guys. remember what we always say here in "late night," in the words of -- give me your hands. [ light laughter ] in the words of brett dolan from the classic street dancing film "step up."
"when someone hands you your dream, you take it. you don't ask questions!" [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] that being said, are there any questions? [ laughter ] okay. ocean's phive. please, take the stage. [ applause ] ladies and gentlemen, i can't even believe this. performing together as a dance group for the very first time. their television debut, please give it up for ocean's phive! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that was fantastic! get over here. come back, that was great. have a seat, catch your breath. fantastic stuff. guys. winning lemons, duh, i mean -- [ laughter ] they made a pretty bold statement out there. you guys think you can top it? >> yeah, we can top it. duh! >> duh! >> duh! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i like that attitude. that's what i'm talking about. all right. go ahead and take the stage. [ cheers and applause ] roots, you guys ready? >> questlove: yeah, we're ready. >> jimmy: ladies and gentlemen -- i can't believe i'm saying this. dancing together for the very first time on national tv, please welcome winning lemons, duh!
it's up to our great audience to pick the winner. who will it be, guys? will it be, ocean's phive? [ cheers and applause ] or will it be winning lemons, duh? [ cheers and applause ] and the winner, ocean's phive is the winner, you guys! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] and because you guys are the best dance crew, you'll each be taking home a $300 gift certificate to j. crew. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] one great crew deserves another. here you go, you guys. congratulations. and because nobody at "late night" goes home empty-handed, everyone in the runner-up crew is getting a $100 gift certificate to j. crew. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] enjoy -- ♪ thank you very much.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. our first guest is an academy award-nominated actress known for such great movies as "pride and prejudice," and "atonement" as well as the blockbuster "pirates of the caribbean" movies. [ cheers ] her new film "last night" is in select cites now. please welcome the beautiful, the talented keira knightley! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome. >> thank you. >> jimmy: thanks for being on
the show. >> thank you for having me. >> jimmy: oh, please. you just got back from -- from england? >> i did. i just -- i just flew over yesterday or the day before. yes. >> jimmy: now you live in england and the united states, as well? >> no. i live in london. >> jimmy: you do? >> yeah. i do. i do. >> jimmy: i love london. >> that's good. good. >> jimmy: i love it so much. >> it's a lovely city. i like it there. >> jimmy: did you see the royal wedding there? >> i did. i saw half of it. i missed the beginning bit. i know, i missed the walking down the aisle bit. >> jimmy: i guess it's just the end you want to see. >> yes, i saw the end. i saw the kiss. that was -- that was nice. >> jimmy: it was something. >> they kissed. >> jimmy: they defiantly kissed like two people? >> twice right? >> jimmy: yeah. >> i think they kissed twice. that was -- that was -- >> jimmy: like two human beings would kiss. >> yeah. amazing. on their wedding day. >> jimmy: i thought that was cool when he jumped in the aston martin and it said -- >> i missed that bit. i saw a picture of it. >> jimmy: it was great. >> great car wasn't it? >> jimmy: it was gorgeous. i didn't know, but -- you were you doing a play over there? >> i was doing a play. yeah, no. i just finished saturday night with the lovely elizabeth moss from "mad men" who is completely brilliant. she is amazing. >> jimmy: oh, i love elizabeth moss, she's great. she's been here a bunch of times. >> really? she's incredible. yes, so, we finished. but, we're we actually performing that night. so we didn't get to go to any of the street parties. because there were a lot of street parties all throughout london, and we didn't get to go. >> jimmy: people just -- in london, you start drinking at like, 2:00 in the afternoon, right? >> i think they were drinking
from about 11:00 to 8:00 am. >> jimmy: in the morning -- yeah, yeah, yeah. oh my god. it's so fun in london. i love it. [ laughter ] i do. and it's great. do you ever stop works? you're always doing some movie or something? >> i know. i need to take some time off. don't i? >> jimmy: yes. of course. >> i should. i should come and hang out in new york. >> jimmy: yeah, you should. we'll start drinking. >> and start drinking at 8:00 am. >> jimmy: 8:00 am. yeah. that's what we -- that's what we all do. half my audiences is drunk right now. it's great. [ cheers ] we love it. but you grew up in a theatrical family, right? >> i did. yeah. >> jimmy: you're mom is -- >> my mom is a writer and my dad is an actor. she was -- my mom was an actress as well. so yes, they're all very theatrical. >> jimmy: do you have brothers and sisters? >> i have a brother who just got married. actually. yes. [ applause ] he's a sound technician. yes, he's very well. >> jimmy: good. so, everyone kind of stayed in the -- in the acting kind of world? >> yeah. >> jimmy: writing and acting. >> yeah. if i'd been sort of rebellious i would have become an accountant, but i didn't. i'm an actress. >> jimmy: you did that instead. yeah. when did you start? just from like baby time? >> when did i start? i started when i was 6. i first asked for an agent had i was 3 apparently, but obviously i don't remember that.
>> jimmy: really? like those were your first words. you're like, "i want an agent." >> i want an agent right now. >> jimmy: that's cute. now your brother, you said he just got married? >> just got marry. you were a bridesmaid clearly. >> i was a bridesmaid. a really bad bridesmaid. >> jimmy: what do you mean? >> it was the first time i'd done it and it was really exciting. i got this great dress, really twirly and great to dance in, but i don't know what happened. i kept dropping things all over it. like every drink i had went straight down the front then the food went straight down the front then i went to the bathroom, go it caught in the bathroom door and it ripped up the back. >> jimmy: oh my god! [ laughter ] >> i'm never going to be asked to be a bridesmaid again. >> jimmy: you're a nightmare. yeah, that's unbelievable. >> it was awful. it was awful. i looked like a complete state. but the bride looked great, which is the most important thing. >> jimmy: that is the most important thing. yeah. >> jimmy: but it was a crazy, fun wedding, because his wife is scottish? >> his wife is scottish and my mother is scottish. so, half of my family is scottish. so, it was a very scottish wedding. we had what is called a kaley, which is like a -- it's a traditional scottish dancing with a scottish band. >> jimmy: what is -- what is kaley? what is that. >> it's like folk dancing. so, it is lots of spinning. there is a lot of spinning and a lot of -- yeah. yeah. it's great.
>> jimmy: spinning around? >> spinning around. and -- yeah, a lot of spinning. >> jimmy: really, that's it? >> a lot of stamping -- stamping and -- >> jimmy: stamping and spinning? >> it's brilliant. i'm not making it sound great, but it was actually. it was really good fun. and all of the guys -- >> jimmy: do you know how to do it now? are you like doing that at clubs now? >> no. please don't ask me to do that. >> jimmy: i will not make you -- no. [ cheers ] >> i could not do it. it's not like that. >> jimmy: no, no. it's not like that. i would never make you -- i don't mean to embarrass you. >> thank you. thank you. because i would actually die. >> oh, really why? of embarrassment? >> yeah. >> jimmy: oh, i would never make you do anything like that. >> thank you. thanks, i appreciate that. >> jimmy: but i just thought, maybe if you took -- took onto it. it could be your thing. you could bring it to the states. >> well, i'll try and get good and come back on the show and show you how to do it. >> jimmy: yeah. a kaley. >> a kaley. >> jimmy: yeah. and was there lots of kilts going around? >> yeah. my brother wore a kilt. everyone -- i mean pretty much all of the guys. >> jimmy: all of those guys wear kilts. >> they looked really good. i think all the guys should wear skirts more often. >> jimmy: that's what i've been
saying. [ scattered cheers ] i've been saying that for 10 years. [ laughter ] >> it's excellent. you should do it. you should do it. you could start the trend. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. oh, you don't want to see my leg. so awful. let's talk about "last night." >> yes. >> jimmy: not last night, but the movie "last night." >> yes. >> jimmy: let's talk about what you did last night. [ laughter ] but, no, the movie "last night." >> yes. >> jimmy: this is -- a bit of controversy. >> really? >> jimmy: yeah. >> why? >> jimmy: because in the movie, it sparks a debate. >> oh, it does. it does spark a debate. i see what you mean. yes. it's about infidelity. >> jimmy: yeah. >> it's sort of about what's worst, between a mental betrayal or a physical betrayal. and so it's kind of a discussion on that. >> jimmy: so like if you know that -- you don't want to spoil it? >> i don't want to spoil it or give it away. is it worse to kind of to emotionally betray your partner. to be tempted to possibly fall in love with someone else, but not actually physically cheat on them. or is it worse to kind of feel nothing, but cheat? so -- >> jimmy: definitely worse to cheat, physically. >> do you think? okay. >> jimmy: yeah. >> fair enough. fair enough. >> jimmy: no? >> no. yeah. >> jimmy: wow, hesitate. i was going to say -- controversy! >> yes. >> jimmy: i knew it! i told you. >> yes. >> jimmy: but, you have a great cast of fun people. >> it is a great cast. it's a brilliant cast.
sam worthington -- >> jimmy: eva mendes. >> -- and eva mendes, oh she's amazing. yeah. >> jimmy: who else was in it? >> dyan cannon -- >> jimmy: oh yeah, that's right. >> -- and griffin dunne. >> jimmy: i love griffin dunne. >> he's brilliant. >> jimmy: oh, he's fantastic. >> yes. it's great. >> jimmy: a really funny guy too. we have a clip of actually, griffin dunne. >> oh, there you go. >> it's you and griffin dunne. and this is just, what's happening here? is he -- is he assuming something's going down? >> he's assuming something is going down with an ex-boyfriend of mine who i happen to be having dinner with at the time. >> jimmy: controversy. "last night." [ light laughter ] >> where is your husband? >> he's in philadelphia on a business trip. >> what's he do? >> commercial real estate development, but i don't think that that's the question you wanted to ask. >> no. >> go ahead! >> i usually tend to go too far. >> okay. what i've heard. >> does your husband know alex? >> no. >> does he know of him? >> no. >> have we gone too far?
>> yeah, maybe. but -- that's fine. >> why haven't you told him? >> i think once you know something like that, you can't unlearn it. >> jimmy: whoa. [ cheers and applause ] yeah. >> yeah. >> jimmy: "last night" is in select cities and on demand right now. the great keira knightley, everybody. job mcenroe joins us next. come on back, please! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ all the traffic on your carpet really adds up, leaving behind ground-in dirt and odors that vacuuming alone can't tackle. but with resolve high traffic foam, you can really see the difference. it removes three times more dirt than vacuuming alone. it also neutralizes odors at their source, so your carpets are clean and fresh every step of the way. nothing revives carpets like resolve high traffic foam. don't just vacuum clean, resolve clean.
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- that's right, cso we've got a list. of things you can do to get active. - like jumping jacks. - or how 'bout push-ups? - sit-ups? - uh, maybe jumping rope? - yeah. or jogging. - uh, how about like a wheelbarrow race? - oh, yeah, that's a great idea. - but imagine actually trying to use him as a wheelbarrow, like stacking bricks on him and doing, like, doo-doo-doo. you know what i mean? - or yoga. - which is actually peaceful and quiet and not a lot of talking, so... - exactly. is he still looking at me? ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is a tennis legend who will be back on the court this september, headlining a 12 city champion series, along with andre agassi and pete sampras. tickets went on sale monday. he is my favorite tennis player of all time. i love him so much. the one, the only, john mcenroe, everybody!
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: john mcenroe. >> i made it. >> jimmy: i'm so happy you're here on the show. >> can i say a quick happy birthday since -- whoever that guy was before? >> jimmy: yeah, i guess everyone's aloud -- >> daughter emily, she loves your show. >> jimmy: oh, no way. >> 20 years old today. >> jimmy: hey! all right. [ cheers and applause ] >> emily, happy birthday. i love you. ♪ >> jimmy: that's super nice of you. what do you think of the digs? what do you think of it? >> pretty cool. >> jimmy: right? we got a great band. >> small -- a little small, the room they put me in, but -- >> jimmy: well what do you need to do, calisthenics? >> i like to do sit-ups, keep in shape. i just love you and anytime i see you anywhere or hear you commentate, you're my favorite commentator. because you tell it like it is, you don't kiss everyone's butt. you go look -- i don't know if federer's going to do it. >> i don't know -- >> jimmy: i don't do an impression of you.
[ light laughter ] >> actually -- you don't? >> jimmy: i could -- work on one. >> that would be pretty cool. >> jimmy: it would. i could work on one. >> you do a lot -- good ahead. go for. [ impersonates mcenroe ] >> jimmy: i'm gonna try to do it right now. it's more of when your yelling. >> you cannot be serious! >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. [ cheers and applause ] that's all i wanted. cannot be -- do you get that everywhere? >> i get that every hour on the hour. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: "you canot be serious" is you catch-phrase. >> and now, all of sudden, when i play, like this champion series along with @those nobody's agassi and sampras. [ laughs ] >> jimmy: i love this guy. he's the best. >> i used to get fined when i'd say -- choice things. and even the "you cannot be serious," i was fined when i said that. but now, i get fined if i don't say it. >> jimmy: because people want you to say it so much? >> they want it so bad. >> jimmy: did you say it all the time? was it your -- >> i didn't actually. i only really said it one time and it sort of became legend. i played wimbledon way back when, i won't even mention, 30 years ago when that happened. >> jimmy: yeah. and you politely went up to the judge. >> i wasn't as sort of -- well trained as keira knightley was. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no, no.
>> a queens boy. i grew up in queens and went to high school in manhattan. [ scattered cheers ] thank you very much. i went to college in stanford. any stanford -- >> woo! >> jimmy: no, we have no college graduates here. [ laughter ] that's part of getting tickets here. we don't let that happen. >> i didn't graduate either. >> jimmy: hey! [ cheers and applause ] >> and, you know, the rest is history. i got to go to wimbledon at a young age and it was rather outstanding. but i was -- there was a lot of pressure when i went and played wimbledon. and so i sort of was losing a little bit. the irish-american versus english and we didn't mix too well. but now we love each other. >> jimmy: that's awesome. i loved england. absolutely. >> it's absolutely -- >> jimmy: but when you roll into england wearing this, i mean, you've got to love this dude, right? come on. [ cheers and applause ] red headband. did you know that was going to to be your move? the headband?
>> that was 2007. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i have to ask you this. do you find it weird that you play with wooden rackets? >> i love wooden rackets. i mean, if you imagine baseball. they play with graphite and the stuff that we use, they'd be hitting the ball along with the stuff they were injecting into their body, i guess. >> jimmy: they'd be hitting them out of the park. >> completely out of the park. so, i sort that federer and all these great players used wood. it was a lot smaller frame. it was a lot more -- i think you had to build it up and there was more to it than there is now. now, it's wham, bam, thank you ma'am. >> jimmy: yeah. no. >> you guys prefer the little wood rackets, right? >> jimmy: i think so. [ scattered cheers ] >> have you ever seen a wood racket, anyone in this crowd. do they even know what we're talking about? >> jimmy: three people have seen it. yeah. well this is a picture of one there. but, i mean, i always think about, it's so weird. even like golf. like, i'm a bad golfer but i play golf. and the last driver i bought is the size of a smart car. [ light laughter ] with the handle on it, it's like --
and it's like, "hey good shot." and i feel like, come on. >> use the three wood. you pick it up and -- no wood what so ever. >> jimmy: it's like when you get those plastic wiffle ball bats as a kid and then some kid come with his bam-bam bat. and you go, come on, that's not fair, buddy. you're gonna kill me with that. i want to talk to you about this thing, the john mcenroe tennis academy. it's here in new york. >> john mcenroe tennis academy is -- so i want to bring the buzz back to tennis. it's -- treated me well and hopefully i can get people playing tennis. better athletes playing tennis. and tennis is a great game, it's a healthier game. so, it's a long-term project. >> jimmy: you can play it for the rest of your life. >> and then also, i've got a documentary with my great pal bjorn borg on hbo coming out june -- >> jimmy: i just read about this. i didn't know if it was real. >> june 11th, thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: is he your good buddy? >> we're very good buddies. it's the only -- it's the only guy that i ever got along with on and off the court. you won't see that on this champion series tour when we star in september. >> jimmy: exactly. >> with the likes of sampras and agassi. >> jimmy: is he playing as well? >> he's gonna play three or four of the dates/ so, i'm quite excited about that. so this is a big moment for us. >> jimmy: that's like a magic and bird type of thing. they just had that documentary, which was great. >> it's very good. >> jimmy: but you -- i mean, you and bjorn borg. he was in abba, wasn't he? [ laughter ]
>> um, i believe he was one of the male singers. >> jimmy: one of the male singers. dude, you're the greatest guy in the whole wide world. i can't even ask you to ever -- challenge you to anything, except i thought of something. you could kill me in tennis. you would kill me in ping-pong, but how are you at beer pong? [ cheers and applause ] want to find out? >> let's find out. >> jimmy: all right. john mcenroe and i are playing beer pong when we come back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ host: could switching to geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance? host: does the buck stop here? sfx: buck's blustery exhale. host: could switching to geico 15% or more on car insurance? host: does it take two to tango?
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. i'm here with the great john mcenroe. we're getting ready to go head to head in beer pong. the rules are simple. >> you're gonna drink. you're gonna drink. >> jimmy: no, i'm not going to drink. that's not the rules. here's the rules. one shot each, if the ball land in your cup, you chug the beer. first to land three wins. >> sounds good. >> jimmy: yeah, it does sound fun right? [ laughter ] you look like you wana drink, though. >> i don't even mind losing. >> jimmy: do you want me to go first or you go first?
>> you first. >> jimmy: all right, all right cool. >> it's your show, though, if you want me to go first. >> jimmy: no, you're the guest. i just figured i'd be nice. but if you want me to annihilate you. >> be my guest, be my guest. >> jay: oh, yeah. get ready. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ that was for my man, bjorn borg. [ light laughter ] yeah! [ cheers and applause ] whew. >> okay. >> jimmy: this is exciting. come on. [ cheers and applause ] you've played this before. haven't you? >> a couple times. a couple times. his is a great game. [ laughter ] what do you think? >> jimmy: it's awful. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: try to put a little arc to it. you already hit that cup. >> come on! >> jimmy: oh, my gosh.
he's getting mad you guys. that just happened! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] take it john mcenroe. man, i'd kill you. >> you've been going against a bunch of old women. [ audience ohs ] >> jimmy: there's a couple of old women in there, but not all of them. i beat betty white fair and square, by the way. here we go. oh, gosh. >> you want me to make this, or you want me to miss it? >> jimmy: oh -- gosh, i'm nervous now. [ audience ohs ] i don't like playing with you. you're too competitive. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> ah, man! >> jimmy: ♪ return of the mac return of the mac ♪ [ audience ohs ]
for the win. [ drum roll ] >> i never lose at this. ah! >> jimmy: for the win. >> ah. [ audience ohs ] >> jimmy: for the win. [ laughter ] >> for the win. shh. >> jimmy: for the win. >> for the win. [ audience ohs ] >> jimmy: here it is, for the win. >> oh. for the win. >> jimmy: you cannot be serious! >> ah -- for the win. [ audience ohs ] >> jimmy: for the win! >> you got a show tomorrow? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: for the win. [ drum roll ] [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ >> steve: tonight's tribute to bob marley is brought to you by margaritaville spiked tea and spiked lemonade. ♪ >> jimmy: hey everybody, it's "bob marley week" here at "late night." and our next is one of the most recognizable voices in rock and roll. he sold millions of records with sound garden, audio slave and as a solo artist. he just wrapped a solo acoustic tour, and this summer he'll be on the road with soundgarden for the first time in more than 14 years. wow. he's here tonight -- [ scattered applause ] he's here tonight to perform bob marley's "redemption song."
please welcome chris cornell! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ old pirates yes, they rob i sold i to the merchant ships ♪ ♪ minutes after they took i from the bottomless pit but my hand ♪ ♪ was made strong by the hand of the almighty we forward in this generation ♪ ♪ triumphantly won't you help to sing these songs of freedom 'cause all i ever have ♪
♪ redemption songs redemption songs emancipate yourselves from mental slavery ♪ ♪ none but ourselves can free our minds have no fear for atomic energy ♪ ♪ 'cause none of them can stop the time how long shall they kill our prophets ♪ ♪ while we stand aside and look, ooh some say it's just ♪ ♪ a part of it we've got to fulfill the book ♪ ♪ won't you help to sing these songs of freedom all i ever have ♪ ♪ redemption songs redemption songs ♪
♪ ♪ ♪ emancipate yourselves from mental slavery none but ourselves can free our mind ♪ ♪ have no fear for atomic energy 'cause none of them can stop the time ♪ ♪ how long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look ♪ ♪ yes, some say it's just a part of it we've got to fulfill the book ♪ ♪ won't you help to sing these songs of freedom all i ever have
redemption songs ♪ ♪ all i ever have redemption songs redemption songs redemption songs ♪ ♪ hey! -- [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's the way to do it, my man. thank you so much. chris cornell! [ cheers and applause ] see him on tour with soundgarden this summer, beginning july 2nd in toronto. my thanks to keira knightley, john mcenroe, chris cornell, once again! [ cheers and applause ] i want to thank margaritaville spiked tea and spiked lemonade for making "bob marley week" happen, and the greatest band in "late night" the roots, right over there.