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100 musical acts. the crowd expected to be over 200,000 people. the seventh straight year they sold out and i don't think it will come close to the ice cream that you are doing. >> we will have music as well. >> and get your ice cream? >> this is a one-day event. >> get the scoop and you have to come out. >> see you tomorrow. bye-bye. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- anthony anderson, terry gross, musical guest kesha,
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and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 723! >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, my goodness. whoa! looking good out there! a hot crowd tonight! [ cheers and applause ] new york city, baby! welcome, everybody, welcome, welcome, welcome to "the tonight show." thank you for being here. you made it. [ cheers and applause ]
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a show of hands, how many of you are visiting new york city just to get further away from north korea? is that -- [ laughter and applause ] yeah, tensions with north korea continue to rise. and you can tell trump's nervous because he's been wearing a "make america great again" helmet. >> steve: really? [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: yeah. that's not good. that's not a good sign. actually, i read that the u.s. has a plan to launch a a cyber attack on north korea. it's pretty serious. they say it could affect both of north korea's computers. [ laughter and applause ] all two of them? oh, yeah. it's pretty scary, though. the news organizations are actually telling people what to do in case of a nuclear attack. they say people should immediately stay inside and keep watching netflix. [ laughter and applause ] don't do anything. just don't -- don't change anything. just stay inside. don't -- never walk. never leave. well, today trump said that if north korea doesn't get its act together, they're going to be in big trouble. [ laughter ] [ audience oohs ] it got worse when he said,
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"now, look, i'm not mad. i'm just disappointed." [ laughter and applause ] i'm sorry, dad! get this, a spokesperson for north korea called president trump a senile man who can't think rationally. [ light laughter ] but it turns out they just stole that from trump's twitter bio. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: really? >> jimmy: he put that in there himself. >> steve: that's what he wrote down in his bio? >> jimmy: i don't know. listen to this though, i read that you can now go on airbnb and rent trump's childhood home where he lived until he was four. [ light laughter ] so at least there's one house where he lasted four years. [ laughter and applause ] [ audience ohs ] >> steve: hey-o! ho! ♪ wall. >> jimmy: i saw that the -- [ laughter ] i saw that the new head of the tsa was sworn in at 10:30 a.m today. well, he got in line at 8:00, but didn't get to the podium until 10:00. [ laughter and applause ] he's like -- belts come off, shoes stay on, you idiot!
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the shoes stay on! i don't know. i don't -- ipad go right through, laptop -- i don't know, man. [ light laughter ] the rules keep changing in this thing. [ laughter ] some business news -- [ laughter ] they do. i don't know the rules. >> steve: come on, just -- >> jimmy: tell me what's up. i'll take everything off. i don't care, man. [ laughter ] go through all my stuff. i've nothing to hide. [ light laughter ] don't take your laptop out. close it. don't open it. what's wrong with you? belts come off, shoes come off. there you go. i don't know the rules. [ laughter ] some business news. after months of poor sales, the ceo of lego was just recently replaced. [ audience oohs ] well, it turns out that there are some new lego products that just didn't catch on with the kids. i'll show you a few examples. for instance, they tried to sell lego vacationing putin. >> steve: okay. >> jimmy: that didn't work no, they -- [ laughter and applause ] they didn't -- so then they tried lego o.j. gets parole. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: that didn't work either. [ laughter and applause ] then they tried lego nuclear
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crisis. >> steve: oh! >> jimmy: and then you go, that's just weird. [ laughter and applause ] and finally, the most unpopular was lego fired white house staffer. i'm not surprised. [ laughter and applause ] that was -- the kids don't know what they're doing. so this is cool. i saw that the music video for "despacito" is now the most watched youtube video ever with over three billion views. [ cheers and applause ] three billion views. that is very impressive. >> it is impressive. >> jimmy: who said that? >> me, terry gross. >> jimmy: oh, hey! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ terry, hi! hi, terry! >> hi, jimmy. sing the song. >> jimmy: what? [ laughter ] >> you know what, sing the damn song. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you want me to sing "despacito"? that's -- >> i don't want it. [ cheers and applause ]
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i don't want it. i don't want it. these guys want it, right here. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i don't really know -- i don't know it. i don't really know it that well. i don't think so, terry, please. >> my birthday's coming up. in six months. [ laughter ] you do not mess with me on this day. >> jimmy: i'm sorry, terry, but you cannot make me sing the song. >> no, but i can! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ listen up, fallon, if you don't sing that song -- >> jimmy: anthony anderson? >> me and terry gross are going to make you look scary gross. [ light laughter ] [ applause ] >> jimmy: okay, fine. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ singing in foreign language ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] there. there! are you happy? [ cheers and applause ] >> yes. >> yes. we good. >> jimmy: thank you. thank you very much. ♪ and finally, everybody -- this made me laugh. during last night's st. louis cardinals game, someone ran out of stands and across the field. and when security tried to remove him, he put up a pretty good fight. check it out. >> there's a critter on the field, there. >> that's a cat! >> it is. >> it's a cute one. >> oh, he's got him. >> watch out. >> you know -- ah! there you go! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: the cat's friends were like, "dude, you only had two bud lights." i mean, what is he doing? [ laughter ] guys, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we have got a a fantastic show tonight! you just saw our guests. we love this guy. he's so funny, so talented. nominated for an emmy. >> steve: oh! >> jimmy: for his hit show "black-ish." he also hosts "to tell the truth." anthony anderson is here -- >> steve: come on! >> jimmy: tonight! [ cheers and applause ] always brings it. >> steve: i love him. >> jimmy: i love that guy. also joining us tonight, she is a legend. the host "fresh air" on npr, terry gross is stopping by! >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: she wanted me to sing "despacito." i love her. oh, she's great. plus we have great new music. oh, we love her. i haven't seen her in a while. i'm so happy she's back. kesha is here, you guys! >> steve: oh! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: this is the album. look at this album cover. this is a fantastic -- this might be my favorite album cover of the year. this is just fantastic. look at it. so much going on. a spaceship. >> steve: spaceship. >> jimmy: and eyeballs.
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there's all sorts of stuff. [ light laughter ] >> steve: what is that in the middle? >> jimmy: and the song is beautiful. "praying." have you heard it yet, higgins? >> steve: i love it. >> jimmy: she has a great voice. oh, my goodness. listen to this. this is the jam. ♪ i hope you're somewhere praying praying ♪ >> jimmy: powerful. >> steve: ooh. >> jimmy: yeah. [ cheers and applause ] kesha is here! anthony, terry, kesha and i are all going to play a game of "password." >> steve: ooh. [ audience oohs ] guys, it is time for "tonight show" hashtags. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hashtags hashtags ♪ >> jimmy: guys, we do this thing every wednesday where i send out a hashtag and we ask you guys to respond to that topic. and since president trump is on vacation right now, i sent out a hashtag called #mycrayvacay. [ laughter ] i asked you guys to send us a a funny, weird, or embarrassing vacation story. we got a huge response.
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within 30 minutes it was a a trending topic in the u.s., so thank you for getting involved. [ cheers and applause ] and now i thought i'd share some of my favorite #mycrayvacay stories from you guys. here we go. this first one is from @tuggythebug. [ light laughter ] >> steve: tuggy the bug. >> jimmy: she says, "once on a a family camping trip, we stopped for the night in the dark and set up camp. the next morning we discovered we were in somebody's front yard." [ laughter and applause ] a house? >> steve: can i help you? >> jimmy: that's why they have such good wi-fi there. yeah. >> steve: oh, my gosh. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this one's from @because13whynot. she said, "my dad wore a a hawaiian shirt and still got super burnt through the shirt but only where the flowers were. [ laughter and applause ] he still had the pattern on him shirtless." he takes his shirt off. the real tommy bahama. >> steve: yeah. blass. >> jimmy: this one's from @teacherspecial. she says, "when i was a kid my dad drove to us disney world and miami. he hated the drive so he sold the car and we flew back."
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[ laughter and applause ] >> steve: yeah! that's a dad! >> jimmy: do you want to -- >> steve: that is a dad. >> jimmy: take a weekend on this? >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: you don't want to sleep this one out? >> steve: i'm selling it. >> jimmy: sell the car. we're out of here. >> steve: we're flying back. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: this one's from @billwinsbig. he says, "on our first airplane ride, mom pushed the call button and said into the ventilation fan, 'i'll have the chicken.'" yeah -- [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: i want some chicken! >> jimmy: this is from @dreamergirl2017. she says, "once my family went to canada's wonderland and i lost my dad. when we found him, he was another family." [ laughter and applause ] wonderland. >> steve: i wonder! >> jimmy: this is from @lucyconley123. she says, "during our family vacations, anytime dad shouts 'holiday,' the rest of family has to shout 'celebrate' no matter where we are." ♪ holiday ♪ celebrate ♪ holiday ♪ celebrate
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>> jimmy: that's what i'm saying. all part of the family right there. all right here we go. [ cheers and applause ] this last one is from @tabbyter. she says, "my son got all his clothes" -- oh, they sent us a photo with this one. it's great. "my son got all his clothes soaking wet at the beach, so i had to dress him in a walmart bag for the ride back to the condo." look at this kid. [ laughter and applause ] that's fantastic! there you have it. those are "tonight show hashtags. to check out more of our favorite go to tonightshow.com/hashtags. we're playing "password" after the break. stick around, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ this golden opportunity features leather, wood and glass. raw elements made premium by lexus. ♪ experience unparalleled luxury at the lexus
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♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: very funny. >> steve: welcome back to the "tonight show," everybody. it's time to play password! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yahoo. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: well, our first team tonight, she's a multi-platinum recording artist with a new album called "rainbow," and he is the host of "the tonight show." it's kesha and jimmy fallon. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> jimmy: that comes out tonight. >> at midnight. >> jimmy: midnight tonight, "rainbow" drops. right now. yeah, yeah, yeah. >> steve: boom, and their opponent -- [ cheers and applause ] their opponents, he is the host of "to tell the truth" on abc, and she is the host of "fresh air," on npr. say hello to anthony anderson, and terry gross. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ now, the rules of the game are very simple. >> jimmy: all right. >> steve: i will give each of you a password, and then you will give a one word clue, that's one word only to get you partner to guess that password. the team with the most points after four words wins. any questions? >> jimmy: well, i was just wondering if there are -- >> great. fantastic. we're going to start. first clue goes to kesha and terry. >> jimmy: okay. okay, don't look. >> okay. >> steve: the password is -- kesha, why don't you start us off. one word. >> i suck at this. okay. >> jimmy: that's four words. alright. [ light laughter ] alright, let's focus. come on. we can do this. we can do this now, come on. >> okay, okay. >> jimmy: connection. >> okay, okay, okay.
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[ laughter ] chipotle. >> jimmy: burrito. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: oh, oh! >> jimmy: that's what you choose? that's what you -- >> i play the trumpet every time i go. >> jimmy: she plays the trombone >> steve: oh my gosh. next clue goes to anthony and jimmy. >> jimmy: alright. >> alright. >> steve: the password is -- anthony, you are up first. [ laughter ] >> okay. you feel it? you got it? you got it? all right. foshizzle. >> oh! [ laughter ] and i can't say jay-z. no. >> foshizzle. >> jimmy: is that a hyphenated word? >> no. just one word. [ laughter ] it's one word.
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>> i should know what that -- cool. >> no. >> no. >> jimmy: that's kind of -- >> oh no. >> jimmy: you've got this. >> i don't know if do i do. >> jimmy: ready? >> okay. >> yeah! [ laughter and applause ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: ready? ready? yeah. [ laughter ] he said -- >> i know what he said. >> jimmy: foshizzle, yeah. >> i know, and you said yeah. >> no. >> no, no! >> jimmy: no. >> i didn't say yeah. >> jimmy: he said, yeah! >> yeah! >> oh, wait. >> jimmy: yeah. >> like -- like yeah, yeah, yeah. >> is there a time limit? >> ludacris? >> jimmy: no, no, no, no. >> what'd you say? >> i said ludacris. >> oh no. >> jimmy: no, no. >> that's ludicrous. okay. you remember my first clue,
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right? >> yeah. >> alright. say it. >> foshizzle. >> manizzle. [ laughter ] got to make it one word. >> uh-huh. >> yes! say it! >> stop! >> say it! [ laughter ] >> i don't know. >> jimmy: oh. [ laughter ] >> steve: okay. 3 points, jimmy. 3 points. >> jimmy: alright. ready? >> i think so. >> jimmy: i got it, ready? >> steve: do you want to go through the clues that have been given? >> jimmy: no. >> no, no, no, no. >> jimmy: dog. >> snoop? [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: oh! >> woo, all right. >> jimmy: they gave that one to me. that was a tough -- >> steve: the score is 9-0. >> jimmy: snoop. >> dog? you should have said, like weed. >> had i just said dog, you would have said snoop? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: anthony, not now. not now. not now. >> he beat me with dog, i'm like really?
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>> steve: alright, kesha and terry. the password is -- got it? >> oh! >> steve: terry, you start us off. >> okay. >> okay mule. >> donkey! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: whoa, this is a barn burner! 9-6 or 6-9. jimmy? >> jimmy: pass. [ laughter ] >> steve: the password is -- alright jimmy, why don't you start us off? look at that score, man. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no. that's not. come on man. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: caliente! >> hot? [ light laughter ] >> steve: ow, hot! mmm, hot! [ laughter ] >> salsa.
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>> jimmy: what did you say? >> salsa! >> jimmy: salsa, okay no. >> oh i've got this i think. >> jimmy: you do right? >> i don't know. [ laughter ] i'm so nervous. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: it is -- caliente, hot. species. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: oh! he gets a point, right? he gets a point, right? >> oh big deal. >> jimmy: oh! >> i said that. i mean i definitely said it. >> jimmy: i didn't say -- it wasn't feces, i said -- >> he said species. >> jimmy: species, like that old sci-fi hit. [ laughter ] >> we get those points right? we get the points right? >> look at the score! look at the score! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: look at the score. they won! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ unbelievable. our thanks to kesha, anthony anderson, terry gross! [ cheers and applause ] kesha's performing for us later in the show. her album drops at midnight tonight, and we're talking to anthony after the break. stick around everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest tonight is emmy award nominated for his fantastic work on the very popular comedy series "blackish" which returns for season four, tuesday, october 3rd at 9:00 p.m. on abc. he also hosts the hit game show "to tell the truth," a new episode airs monday, august 21st at 10:00 p.m., also on abc. please welcome my pal, anthony anderson. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: thank you for being with us tonight.
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congrats on the emmy nom. >> thank you. >> jimmy: want to talk about all that stuff. and thanks for playing the game with me. i really, that was such a a party, pal. >> i didn't know we could cheat at the game though, jimmy. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, exactly. i just screwed up. i don't know where my brain was going. i'm sorry. >> i couldn't think of the little yellow bird from charlie brown. >> jimmy: woodstock. >> yeah, not charlie, yeah woodstock. i was going to say woodstock and hopefully she would say snoopy. but, i couldn't get woodstock out. >> jimmy: oh yeah. i was thinking i was going to say tabasco, but then i thought she was going to be on that salsa ride. >> yeah, i was going nosey, investigate, snoop. >> jimmy: that thought didn't get me anywhere. [ laughter ] so, i want to get to talking about the shows. but, first of all, i want to hear about the golf trip. i know you're a golfer. i've golfed with you before. you're a great golfer. i love playing with you. you went out on a foursome, golf, recently. >> yes. i was on a family vacation in cabo. phone rings. look at it, oh chris paul calls me. what's up? you see pete, what's up? he said, "yo man, where are you
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at?" because of the international ring. i was like, "i'm family vacation in mexico." he was like, "oh, never mind." i was like, "no, everything cool?" he was like, "yeah." "what's up, tell me." he's, "i was going to invite to you play golf with barack and me tomorrow." [ audience oohs ] i was like, "i can be on a a plane in a minute!" [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: everybody out of the pool, all right, cool. all right, bye. >> then i was like, "oh, man, i can't do it. i'm on a family vacation man, thanks for the invite." and i hung up. and my wife and my kids were looking at me, there. and they were like, "what are you talking about? call him back and tell him you're on your way!" [ light laughter ] and i was like, "you sure?" he was like, "yeah." okay. "hey, hey, don't give my spot away i'm on my way home." i called to get an airline ticket. it's 5:35 in the afteroon. the last plane leaving cabo is at 5:45. [ audience ohs ] no way i'm going to make it. so, i hang up. and i said, "guys, there's no more flights leaving." and my daughter is like, "dad, you got to go. it's president obama.
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you got to go." and i was like, the only way to go is if i charter a plane. she was like, "it's a a renegotiation year. you'll get it back." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: she's a genius. wanna be my agent? >> i was like, "okay." [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: so emmy nominated. go for it, man. >> so, long story short, it was most expensive round of golf i've ever had to play in my life. >> jimmy: you, chris paul, barack obama, and michael phelps playing golf. [ applause ] >> that was our foursome. that was our foursome. >> jimmy: how cool is that? >> yeah, it was cool. president obama talked trash all day. >> jimmy: did he really? >> five and a half hours, nothing but trash talk. >> jimmy: does he really, talk trash? >> yeah, yeah, i was like, "man, if these secret service dudes wasn't here right now -- [ light laughter ] he talked trash all day and took all of our money. >> jimmy: wait. he won? >> he won, he's a great golfer, man. he doesn't hit the ball long off the tee but he's a straight as an arrow, man. 220-30 yards every time. played one ball the entire time. didn't lose a ball. it went straight as an arrow, very consistent.
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>> jimmy: oh, that's not me. >> yeah, he took $700 from phelps, he took $600 from chris paul, he took $300 from me. >> jimmy: the president? >> yeah. i was like, "man, is this even right?" i was like, "you're the president -- can you take money from civilians?" [ laughter ] he was like, "anthony, i'm a a civilian now. so yes, i can take it." [ light laughter ] i was like "all right." >> jimmy: how fun was that? >> great time. >> jimmy: and how's phelps? he's just great, right? >> phelps was great, man. yeah, he raced a shark. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i know, exactly. >> or a cartoon shark. [ talking over each other ] >> jimmy: he tried to do it. >> yeah. >> jimmy: let's talk about the shows. "to tell the truth," there is a a new episode august 21st. you're great at that. >> thank you. >> jimmy: you like doing that? >> i love it, man. but what i love most about it, i get to work with my mother every day. >> jimmy: you really do. >> yeah, yeah. [ applause ] >> jimmy: your mom is on the show. >> yeah. mother's on the show. she started as a score keeper, and my mother really can't count past six. [ light laughter ] so, we had to take that away from her. so now she's just my sidekick. >> jimmy: she was there when you got word that you got
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nominated for an emmy. >> we were in rehearsal on "to tell the truth" and we got word that i got the nomination this year. and my mother, being my mother, opened up her purse and pulled out a single bottle of champagne and two red cups. [ light laughter ] it was like, "baby, let's celebrate!" two red plastic cups. [ light laughter ] she had two red plastic cups in her purse. >> jimmy: and a bottle of champagne is more impressive. >> i think the bottle of champagne came from her he best friend, drunk bobby. [ light laughter ] no, that's my mom's best friend. my mother has an entourage right now. drunk bobby is the ring leader. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: oh my goodness. >> drunk bobby is the ring leader. she got one that travels with her that works on her wigs. [ light laughter ] and then she got -- my mother is a property manager at the senior citizen complex. so, at any given time she'll have two to three 80 to 90-year-old women hanging out with her. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: that's the entourage. >> that's the entourage. >> jimmy: that's the entourage. want to give a shout out to where they are? >> what's up, bell flower senior citizen complex. [ cheers and applause ] my momma. >> jimmy: hi, bell flower!
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and let's talk about "blackish." you got nominated. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> jimmy: didn't see it coming. >> thank you. >> jimmy: you deserve this emmy. you've been in the business, you earned this. >> thank you. >> jimmy: come on. >> i appreciate it. jimmy, just go out and vote! [ light laughter ] >> tell your 18 million -- they're not part of the union. >> jimmy: they can do it, yeah -- >> tell them to vote. tell them to write a petition. >> jimmy: you got to do it. i just want to see your speech. >> yeah man, it is very humbling. it's very humbling. >> jimmy: but the show got nominated as well. >> show got nominatied. tracy ellis ross is nominated. [ cheers and applause ] wanda sykes is nominaed as a a guest star on our show. yeah. >> jimmy: how exciting is that? >> it's exciting, man. >> jimmy: it's a big show. it is reaching a lot of people. >> thank you. >> jimmy: i have this thing, i saw you posted this online. i just thought it was pretty cool. you were at the airport and somebody slipped you a napkin and it said, "hey man, i don't want to bother you. i just wanted to say you're awesome, and thank you. my friend uses your show to teach social justice. thanks, alex." [ cheers and applause ] >> yeah, yeah.
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so, here's the cool part. that right there is why we do our show. and so i went over the alex. you know, he was leaving. i said, "are you the one who left me this note?" he was like, "yeah." i was like, "call your friend." so he called, he face timed the professor, and she's a a professor at a college, i believe in pennsylvania someplace, if i'm not mistaken. and we face timed in about five minutes. she just talked about how she uses it as a tool to teach her students. and told me to keep doing what we're doing. so thank you, alex, thank your friends. thank you america, for watching our show. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: how cool is that? >> yeah. >> jimmy: hey man, i'm excited about it for the emmys. i'm rooting for you, man. >> thank you, baby. i appreciate that. >> jimmy: anthony anderson, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] watch him on "blackish," and "to tell the truth." we'll be right back with terry gross. stick around, everybody. ♪ it's time for a getaway. the lincoln summer invitation is on. now get our best offers of the season. on the agile mkc.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is in her 30th year hosting a daily npr show. she's a recipient of the national humanities medal, and her show "fresh air" is among the most downloaded podcasts on itunes. please welcome terry gross! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> it's so great to be here. >> jimmy: oh, you look fantastic. thank you so much for coming on the show. is it odd for you to be interviewed by people? >> well, it's odd to be interviewed visibly, because i have the super power of invisibility on the radio, and you lose it on tv. >> jimmy: you do. yeah. i got the -- i was honored. i got to be interviewed by you. also, questlove as well, and -- [ cheers and applause ]
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it was so much fun, but you don't see you in the interview. i went into a phone booth, that was what i remember, and they shut the door, and i put head phones on and you go, hey jimmy? [ light laughter ] i go, hey terry, how is it going? i thought i was being interrogated. it was a dark room, and where were you? i was in new york. were you in new york? >> i'm in a studio in philadelphia, and there's a big window in which you can see on to the street, but i like to be in a dark room, listening to the guests. >> jimmy: yeah. >> so i close the shades, i dim the lights, and i listen. >> jimmy: wow, is that the magic of it? is that why it's so good? >> well, you know -- >> jimmy: great -- i mean you've got -- >> you can get really personal when you're not being face to face sometimes. you know, it's like pure -- the person is going right into my ear, and also i get to look at my notes. do you use notes? >> jimmy: yeah sure. [ light laughter ] i mean i have them. yes, i do have them. yeah. >> i can't work without them. i always have notes and i
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always feel like, if i have notes, and i'm looking at my notes, and i'm breaking eye contact with the guest, the guest thinks i'm not paying attention which isn't true. but they don't know that. >> jimmy: that's right. >> so it's nice when i'm invisible. i can have them in my ears and look at my notes and everything is good. >> jimmy: gosh, you're a pro. i mean - look at this photo here, this is -- you interviewed bruce springsteen. so you read his book just to get some notes on bruce and -- when you interview him -- look at how much work, look at this poor book. [ laughter ] i mean look at how -- things are dog-earred and notes and -- >> what i do is i dog ear each page that i want to remember something on and i circle what i want to remember and then type notes based on what i circled. >> jimmy: how great is that? so you've been doing this for thirty years? >> nationally, and then longer than that locally. >> jimmy: let's talk about something that's not fresh air. i want to know about your husband. he is a jazz critic. >> he's a jazz critic who's written for a lot of publications, several books, and i met him at a record store. mutual friend of ours worked at the same record store he did,
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which was on the university of pennsylvania campus. it was just a few blocks away from where the radio station used to be. so i'd go in there to buy records, and i knew that he had huge record collection, and this was in the 70s. so it was like all vinyl. it wasn't a question of like, is it cd or vinyl? >> jimmy: yeah, exactly, it's all nothing but. do you remember name of the store? >> it was a small chain called listening booth. anyways, so i thought -- you know the show has been local, three hours a day, five days a a week. i had a lot of time to fill. >> jimmy: wow, that's a lot of time. >> it's way too much time. >> jimmy: this interview here, that we're doing, this is seriously -- >> six minutes, right. >> jimmy: six minutes, yeah. [ light laughter ] three hours? no way, man. >> so i had regular feature. so i thought, wouldn't it be great if i asked francis to do a regular feature in which he played something very rare, something out of print, a jazz recording that only he would have, and he would write a few words and say a few words about it. so he wrote me this script. it was so beautifully written. his use of language was so great that i started falling in love with him, and his writing, and his taste in music all at
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the same. [ audience aws ] >> jimmy: but now you can't fire him, replace him for three hours. [ laughter ] now he's my boyfriend. >> and i didn't want to tell anybody at the station either because i thought bad idea to have a relationship with somebody you're working with. you know. >> jimmy: but you fell in love. >> yeah, well what can you do? >> jimmy: what can you do? that's so great. >> so eventually people knew and it was all okay. yeah. >> jimmy: oh my gosh. i love that. we do a thing on our show, some of the writers, we do a night of knicks and jazz. we'll go see a knicks game, and then we'll go see some jazz, and then you guys should pal around with us if you're around. [ light laughter ] >> oh, thank you. >> jimmy: yeah, we'd love to have you. it's fun. one night we did knicks, and jazz, and jazz. we went to -- >> wow. that sounds likes when louis c.k. eats a meal, and then eats another meal on his show. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: exactly. it's almost too much, but it wasn't. it was just enough. it was great, but anyways you're more than welcome to come. i want to know, do you have any stories where an interview just didn't go well? >> oh, yeah. i mean that happens, and people have walked out on me, too.
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>> jimmy: walked out on you? >> most famously -- >> jimmy: they're not even there with you. [ light laughter ] >> no, that's the thing. >> jimmy: it's a magic act. >> no, that's the thing. you can't chase them down the hall and grab them and bring them back in when it's remote. so, like one example is most famously, bill o'reilly walked out on me. he accused me -- i asked him a few challenging questions about whether he used a microphone to settle scores or to get even with people. before i was even done with the question he accused me of throwing every defamation in the book at him, and then made a little speech about, "this is npr. i know what this is. i know what you're doing. 30 minutes of defamation." and then he said, "if you think that -- if you think that's fair, terry, you should get out of this business." and i'm thinking, one of us still has a program. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: that's pretty good.
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very good. i love that. [ cheers and applause ] terry gross. you can catch "fresh air" daily on npr, or check out the podcast. kesha performs after the break. stick around, everybody. how was that? [ cheers and applause ] ♪ when you're close to the people you love, does psoriasis ever get in the way of a touching moment? if you have moderate to severe psoriasis, you can embrace the chance of completely clear skin with taltz. taltz is proven to give you a chance at completely clear skin. with taltz, up to 90% of patients had a significant improvement of their psoriasis plaques. in fact, 4 out of 10 even achieved completely clear skin. do not use if you are allergic to taltz. before starting you should be checked for tuberculosis. taltz may increase your risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them. tell your doctor if you are being treated
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tomorrow night. academy award-nominated actress naomi watts will be here. [ cheers and applause ] plus andy coen and stand-up from comedian jo koy. it's gonna be a great show. [ cheers and applause ] jo koy is great. but first, she is a a multi-platinum worldwide superstar whose long-awaited new album, "rainbow", is available now. it came out. it's available right now! [ cheers and applause ] performing her new hit, "praying", give it up for kesha! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ well you almost had me fooled told me that i was nothing without you ♪ ♪ but after everything you've done
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to anthony anderson, terry gross. kesha once again! [ cheers and applause ] and the roots, right there, from philadelphia, pennsylvania. [ cheers and applause ] come on, philly . stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great night. i hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- howie mandel -- senator from illinois tammy duckworth -- author aaron schatz -- featuring the 8g band with venzella joy. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening, i'm seth meyers this is "late night," how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] fantastic to hear it. in that case, let's get to the news. according to reports, president trump has resisted giving his newly appointed white house chief of staff, john kelly, veto power over his tweets.

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