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don't touch your face. stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers. goodnight everybody! ♪ ♪ ♪ >> announcer: tonight on "late night with seth meyers." jane fonda author of "little fox and the wild imagination," jorma taccone, music from bones uk. featuring the 8g band with fred armisen and now seth meyers. >> seth: welcome to "late night. how's everybody doing? >> good. >> seth: oh! jesus! oh, sorry, wally i'm just not used to getting a response these days. well, it's official. we're back in the studio we don't have an audience.
nor do we know when an audience will be back we certainly look forward to it being safe enough for that to happen we have a very limited crew on the floor right now. and we want to thank nbc for all the protocols they put in place to protect them. we also want to thank jimmy fallon and everybody at "the tonight show" who came back in july and provided us with the blueprint for how to proceed also, i got a trim, not a full haircut, because i'm not going to let coronavirus tell me how to live. i mean, i'm going to wear a mask and socially distance when appropriate, wash my hands all the time i'm not going to let coronavirus tell me how to live my look. let's get to the news. the "atlantic" published an article last week claiming that president trump has referred to veterans and fallen soldiers in private on numerous occasions "" it's a shocking article. but there is good reason to believe it's true. according to a new report, president trump canceled the 2018 visit to an american veterans cemetery in france because he was afraid his hair would get disheveled in the rain what when has it ever been sheveled
look at this he always looks like wile e. coyote right after the plan backfired today was senator bernie sanders' 79th birthday. but unfortunately when he blew out his candles all his party guests were still there. "it's 7:30 in the p.m. don't you people have homes? president trump tweeted last week that he did not suffer a series of mini strokes but it was weird that his next was, "got to go, someone's making toast." it's very -- you guys, it's very strange to be back at a place that used to have an audience. it was very strange doing a show in an attic in the captain's quarters but they never have an audience. this, for all of us, is a little strange. this is like going back to the house you used to live in not to find a new family but to find a thousand ghosts. officials in california have announced that a recent wildfire was caused by a pyrotechnic device used at a gender reveal party. and while i'm not sure about the baby, we definitely know the gender of the parent whose idea this was national security experts
speculate that osama bin laden encoded into pornographic videos but if you want to hide something in a porn video where nobody will ever find it, just put it anywhere past the five-minute mark the international olympic committee announced yesterday that the postponed 2020 tokyo games will take place next year, quote, "with or without covid. though to allow for social distancing, the relay races will look a little different. a production company in tokyo recently launched a socially distant drive-in haunted house experience where customers sit in their cars and are scared by zombies. if you want the same experience here in new york, just go to miiiid-towwwn. and, finally, a man in england is planning to buy a home using the proceeds from the sale of 28 bottles of scotch his father gifted to him each year for his birthday it's the first known case of someone getting rid of alcohol during the pandemic. that was the monologue, everybody. and if you're wondering why you
didn't hear any laughs, i asked my crew not to laugh i forgot to tell you guys? oh oh, so it just -- just naturally? all right. well, either way you know what? we got the outcome we wanted and thanks again for your, um -- honesty. it's great to see you fellas we've got a great show tonight the one and only jane fonda will be here! she has a new book out today called "what can i do? my path from climate despair to action." plus, i'll be chatting with my dear friend, jorma taccone, who is one third of the lonely island. he also has a new book out today, a children's book, called "little fox and the wild imagination. i look forward to talking to jorma. so, just real quick, jane fonda's book, there you go and my friend jorma's book [ laughter ]nit is bones uk they are a grammy-nominated roc musical guests on thursday, march 12th that was the day when we were planning on doing a show, and then covid got out of control,
and we decided to cancel that show but, they had already rehearsed. they're not from this country, so we recorded it. and we promised them that we would play it on our first show back in the studio it's an excellent performance. it was a really special night because we were all terrified and scared, and they still rocked it out for us we didn't know it would take six months, but are excited to show it to you tonight. well, after six months of quarantine, during which i rapidly descended into isolation-induced madness, we're back in our studio here at 30 rock in new york city and, well, you guys, it's just nice to be around people again and, as promised, now that we're back in the studio, i will no longer have my old friend the sea captain by my side to interject with his annoying word play although i do feel an obligation to check in on him once in a while as he works his way through the 1977 classic novel "the thorn birds." [ laughter ] >> oh, oh, you go, meggie cleary. >> seth: hey, relax. i don't miss him either. the dude smelled like clams, and he had, like, 50 jokes with the
punchline "land, ho. anyway, now that we're back in the studio, i give you my soleme talking inanimate objects that interrupt the flow of "a closer look" with their ridiculous interjection >> new york's hottest club is segway >> seth: the president held another fake press conference/campaign rally at the white house where he pretended everything's great, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage, and now he's trying to pretend he's anti-war in response to the news that he insulted for veterans. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ >> seth: now that labor day is behind us, we're entering the traditional home stretch of the presidential campaign. and for some perspective, i think it's worth stepping back two weeks to the republican national convention, when we were all anxiously sitting in front of our tvs saying, "do people actually like this? kind of like how you feel when you're watching one of those tiktok videos where someone eats cereal out of someone else's "is this a thing now
will my kids do this one day and when i tell them not to do it, will they scream that i don't understand anything and then run to their rooms and slam the door over this over this [ bleep ] nonsense?" anyway, you remember the rnc when the president flagrantly broke the law by holding a political event on the white house lawn when the republican party decided to celebrate threats of violence against protesters by giving mr. and mrs. elmer dudd over here a prominent speaking spot or how about when a profusely sweating rudy giuliani mopped his brow, then rubbed his weirdo juice all over that lady sitting next to him? that's like when you touch a baby bird. now her mother's going to have to stop feeding her. that's the way you sweat when you wake up from a dream where you were sitting next to rudy giuliani. "oh! oh, thank god. ah!" how about when republicans thought this would be a convincing campaign message? >> joe biden is basically the loch ness monster of the swamp >> they'll disarm you, empty the prisons, lock you in your home, and invite ms-13 to live next door
>> we may not have realized it at the time, but trump is the bodyguard of western civilization >> ladies and gentlemen, leaders and fighters for freedom and liberty and the american dream, the best is yet to come! >> seth: jesus, are you campaigning or trying to scare some seagulls away from your beach blanket? "those doritos are not for you!" i hope the gop platform added "replace everyone's tv screens." well, you're not going to believe this but according to polls, none of it worked. a new cnn poll had joe biden ahead of trump by eight points, which matches the national polling average, and is basically where the race has been since june. trump could've disappeared for three months and it would've had the same effect. in fact, that's basically what he did dude plays golf with more b-list celebrities than the pebble beach pro am "this weekend on cbs, watch huey lewis and the guy who voiced the budweiser frogs miss a two-foot putt for triple bogey. asked voters specifically who
would do a better job with protests and criminal justice issues, and the answers did not support trump's so-called law and order strategy >> we've seen the president try to shift what this conversation is about in this election. he wants it to be not about covid-19 but about violence in the cities what do your numbers tell you about that strategy? >> biden comes out better on that measure, and particularly we asked if each candidate seemed to be trying to calm the situation or maybe encourage even more tension. well, the president on balance is seen as encouraging more tension, more fighting >> seth: and of course he is he's not exactly a calming presence he dresses like retired darth vader. he yells like he's on the other side of six lanes of traffic and even his smile looks like it was directed by stanley kubrick. he's the human embodiment of tension and fighting he's the uncle at the wedding reception who has the rest of the family on pins and needles because they're afraid he'll get drunk and give a speech. "i -- i didn't want -- i never thought -- i never thought it
would work out after tyler cheated on tammy don't believe what you hear. i did not have a series of mini strokes. i mean, who wouldn't prefer the uncle who doesn't come to the wedding because amtrak doesn't service catalina island? second, trump and his allies have been open about this. they don't want to calm things down they actually want things to get worse, not better. because they think they can blame it on joe biden. kellyanne conway came out and said it outright that's why trump and his attorney general moved to classified democratic cities as, quote, "anarchist jurisdictions" in an insane and deeply authoritarian memo last week and it's why trump tweeted this last night "the real polls are starting to look great we will be having an even bigger victory than that of 2016. the radical left anarchists, agitators, looters, and just plain lunatics will not be happy, but they will behave. they'll behave it's never reassuring when the president talks about his political opponents like a dean trying to shut down a rowdy frat in an '80s teen comedy "i'm outlawing toga parties.
the gentlemen from theta delta psi will not be happy, but they will behave. and as this is the end of act two of this team romp, i am confident that this will be the final outcome of things. hello? oh, it's the boys from theta oh, you do oh, they're asking me to ride on their homecoming float i told you they respond to a little bit of discipline and just to be clear, boys, you want me to wear pants that are loose enough to fall down if my belt somehow came off? well, consider it done, and i look forward to it!" look, guys, we're back in the studio, but we're still going to take tangents. where were we? oh, right. the real world trump's strategy isn't working poll after poll has shown that the american people can see through it for one thing, trump can't call himself the law and order candidate when he surrounds himself with criminal goons. just take, for example, louis dejoy, who is trump's postmaster general despite having a name that makes him sound like a puppet on a french children's show - [ speakiguagng this weekend - [ laughter ]
my mother was my french teacher. that's the best i could do this weekend it was reported that dejoy, a major gop donor with tens of millions of dollars in conflicts of interest, may have illegally pressured employees to donate to republicans, then reimbursed them with bonuses, which must've really sucked for his employees. "okay, honey, the good news is a got a bonus of $50,000 the bad news is i have to give it to mitch mcconnell. don't be mad, honey. where are you going, honey?" at his press conference yesterday, trump was asked if he would be okay with removing dejoy from his post. and he quickly pivoted to complaining about the many investigations of him. >> would you support an investigation, sir >> sure, sure. >> and in -- >> i think let the investigations go. but -- but he's a very respected man. >> if it's proven to be a campaign finance scheme, do you think he should lose his job >> yes if something could be proven that he did something wrong, always >> thank you >> always. they've been looking at me for four years they found nothing four years think of it. for four years from the day i came down the escalator, i've
been under investigation by sleaze, and they found nothing >> seth: no, they did not find nothing. if anything, they found too much somewhere in the fbi there's a file cabinet labeled "trump's crimes we didn't have time for." i'm pretty sure i saw the room where they keep the evidence against trump on an episode of "hoarders. they found, among other things, two separate criminal conspiracies to help get you elected, at least ten instances of possible obstruction of justice, and a whole other separate thing you got impeached for. just because you're not in jail yet, doesn't mean they found nothing. even o.j. doesn't walk around saying, "they found none of my gloves at the crime scene. so, clearly trump's approach is not working. of course, it might not matter since we have an absurd electoral system that lets, like, five states choose the winner and the winner is often the loser. it's like if you had the winning numbers on a scratch-off, and when you looked at it the prize just said, "give 10,000 bucks to the guy standing next to you." knowing they have an electoral college advantage, trump and his allies have made no attempt to reach out to the majority of voters that have consistently disapproved of him since day one of his campaign.
instead, they've invested in a two-pronged approach of distorting reality by pretending that so-called liberal cities are in chaos, and also that the pandemic is over and the economy is great, none of which is true. trump just did it again yesterday at his press conference >> under my leadership, next year will be the greatest economic year in the history of our country. i project we're currently witnessing the fastest labor market recovery from an economic crisis in history, world history. by contrast, biden presided over the worst, the weakest, and the slowest economic recovery since the great depression it was a long, slow slog >> seth: listening to you read off a script is a long, low slog it's like listening to rocky read an eye chart after ten apld "a, a, a." "they're not all as, rock! and i'm sorry, you're calling the obama recovery the worst, the weakest, and the slowest if anything, that sounds like an action movie franchise about
your three adult children. best thing about that joke, you can switch them around, still works. trump and the gop have decided their only choice is to spin a fantasy, alternate reality where everything is great despite the fact that coronavirus cases are once again on the rise in 22 states, and we've only recovered about half the jobs that were lost in what's been the greatest economic crash since the great depression just because some of those jobs came back doesn't make you an economic genius. if you gained 30 pounds during quarantine, you can't sell a workout tape called "how to lose five pounds, and that's it!" but probably trump's most brazen and infuriating act of reality distortion yesterday came when he tried to con people into thinking he's an anti-war president. trump was reacting to the furor of the "atlantic's" bombshell report that he called americans who died in war losers and suckers, which has been confirmed by multiple outlets including the a.p., cnn, and even fox news and also by common sense. i mean, it sounds exactly like something trump would say. he probably thinks anyone who dies is a sucker "i'm going to live until i'm at least 200, just like rudy. what's your secret, rudy?"
"you got to sweat out the toxins, boss." at his press conference polls show active duty troops actually prefer joe biden. and then he took the lie even further, claiming pentagon officials don't like him because he is against endless wars >> i'm not saying the military's in love with me, the soldiers are. the top people in the pentagon probably aren't because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy. >> seth: oh, yeah, man, totally. everyone believes you're an anti-war activist. i can totally see you marching on washington in the '60s with a beard and tea shade glasses, holding a sign and smoking a joint. "it's like lennon says, 'give peace a chance.' i mean, i've already given peace a chance hard pass for me not a fan of the 'p.'" second, this is an especially infuriating lie, coming from a guy who has repeatedly touted billions in arms sales to a brutal regime in saudi arabia, vetoed a bill to end u.s. involvement in the horrific war in yemen, massively expanded
bombing campaigns across the world including a record number in afghanistan, increased the pentagon's budget for the fifth consecutive year to the point where it's now near now iraq-war levels, added billions to a pentagon slush fund specifically for war fighting, and has bragged about sending u.s. troops to saudi arabia, because saudi arabia would pay for it or how about the time trump gleefully showed off all the weapons he was selling to saudi arabia's crown prince mohammad bin salman? >> if you look in terms of dollars, $3 billion, $533 million, $525 million that's peanuts for you should've increased it $880 million $645 million $6 billion that's for frigates. 889 million. 63 million that's for various artillery thaad system, $13 billion.
the c-130 heli -- airplanes, the hercules, great plane, $3.8 billion the bradley vehicles, that's the tanks, $1.2 billion. and the p-8 poseidons, $1.4 billion >> seth: you should've just worn a waiter's uniform and brought the weapons in on a dessert tray "would you like the bradley tanks or the hercules rockets or perhaps the chocolate mousse?" "you know what should we be naughty should we get two? we're going to do the tanks and the mousse and then just bring -- bring a bunch of spoons." but the story about trump denigrating americans who died or were wounded in war is such a perfect window into the reality distortion machine on the right, because even fox news, whose own national security reporter, jennifer griffin, confirmed the >> don't you find it the least bit questionable that the biden campaign, perhaps the slowest, clumsiest entity since joe biden himself, already had an ad made based on this -- this hoax
>> we also know that the story is based on completely anonymous sources and that anonymous sources are participating in some kind of information operation against the president. >> you wrote there are no words for how disgusting and dishonorable this is my question to you is how do you know it's accurate how do you know it's true? >> seth: your own network confirmed it do you guys watch your own channel, or do you just take naps until trump tweets something? "what? he said he didn't have a series of mini strokes? all right, are mini strokes even a thing? you know what, it doesn't matter quick, get it on the air and use this chyron. 'a stroke of genius.'" and there's no better indication of the fact that fox is a propaganda machine and not a real news organization than the fact that they're willing to undercut their own reporting to serve the president's agenda no legitimate news organization would do that. when the "new york times" reports something negative about joe biden, they don't use the headline "failing 'new york times' spreads fake news, sad. just goes to show you they can't actually campaign on their record so instead they're trying to concoct an alternate universe where coronavirus is over, the economy is back, and a president who brags about arms sales is anti-war
if that doesn't work, trump will probably just try to convince people that he's joe biden "you know, i was just saying to my wife, jill, 'no more malarkey.' we hate malarkey, don't we, folks? we've had it up to here with the malarkey." i think it's safe to say, at this point instead of hiring the best and the brightest, the gop and the trump campaign are filled with -- >> the worst, the weakest and the slowest. >> seth: this has been "a closer look." ♪ we'll be right the back with jane fonda ♪ >> announcer: for more of seth's "closer looks," be sure to >> announcer: for more of seth's "closer looks," be sure to subscribe to "late night" on ths to show off the ease of comparing rates with progressive's home quote explorer. international hand model jon-jon gets personal. your wayward pinky is grotesque. then a high stakes patty-cake battle royale
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♪ week back, fred armisen is leading the 8g band. still remotely, but i feel much better knowing fred is here in spirit our first guest tonight is a legendary academy award and emmy-winning actress and activist, whose new book, "what can i do my path from climate despair to action" is on sale today please welcome back to the show, jane fonda, everybody. jane, it is so lovely to see you again. >> good to see you, seth i feel for you, man. i can't even imagine what it must be like playing in -- >> seth: well, we have made some
progress, because we spoke in april. i was in an attic then and so, while we're not fully back, we are taking steps in the right direction. >> well, you're great. [ laughter ] >> seth: thank you i want to ask -- one of the things you talk about in the book is how your activism has changed. obviously, this is something that you have been, for lack of a better word, active in for a long time. can you speak to how your activism in the '70s versus your activism now is different? >> well, as i say in the beginning of the book, in the acknowledgment, you know, when i was young, i thought that activism was a -- was a sprint you know, if i just go fast enough, everything can be fixed really quick and then, i got a little older, and i realized that activism is more like a marathon and i slowed down and learned to pace myself but, now that i'm seriously old, i realize that it's really a relay. it's a relay race. you pass the baton, and that's
kind of what i did this last fall and winter with fire drill fridays, which is what this book is about, is what i did last year and what i'm doing now virtually. there were a lot of very, very young people who were complaining there weren't enough old people involved in the actions to raise awareness of the urgency of the climate crisis so i said, "well, i'm going to answer the call, an aging movie star i'll bop in there and i'm going to try to make a difference and try to alert people to what's happening. but, it was the young people that really made the difference and woke me and a lot of other people up. >> seth: it must be rewarding how people have continued to engage with fire drill fridays even it's become a virtual event. has that been something that's been exciting to you as well >> it's been unbelievable. we've been doing it now for six months
and last friday we had 75 july and august we had about 3.5 million people and tens of thousands have signed up and are volunteering to register voters and get people to vote, get out the vote, spanish-speaking volunteers work with the latinx community. and it's just amazing what's happening. >> seth: i know you obviously would rather be doing it in person than virtually. i guess one of the up sides of doing it virtually is you have not been arrested for civil disobedience in a while because you were really piling up the arrests in recent months [ light laughter ] i guess, is it five times that you were arrested at fire drill fridays? is that right? >> yes, it is, yeah. >> seth: and you were arrested as well in the '70s. but that was a whole different story compared to what's happened in sort of recent days. >> yes back in the '70s richard nixon was president, and it was not a voluntary arrest
i flew from canada into cleveland, ohio, and they arrested me at the border and took all my vitamin pills and said they were drugs and took all my books and papers and address books. and the arresting officer told me he was working from orders from the white house so that was -- that was not so cool this time, you know, it's different, engaging in civil disobedience it's not where you start as an activist, but for 40 years we've been petitioning and protesting and marching and writing and lobbying and our voices haven't been heard. and, so, the next step is civil disobedience and history has shown that civil disobedience is what changes history. so that's what we did and it got a lot of attention and that's what we were trying to do. there are so many people in this country who know there's a climate crisis and know that it's caused by humans.
and they want to do something but they don't know what 13 million of them said they would do civil disobedience, but nobody's asked so, we're asking >> seth: that's one of the many steps you lay out to people in the form of solutions. because, obviously, we are told often what a crisis we're in with the climate was it important for you in your book to both point out what is going wrong and also ways to correct it sort of actionable items for -- if that's the best way to describe it? >> absolutely. i mean, if i was asking before i went to d.c. "what can i do?", i knew that millions of other people are wanting to know "what can i do?" so, i wanted this book to be an answer to them and each chapter, which focuses on a different aspect of the climate crisis -- oceans, forests, jobs, migration, women, et cetera -- each chapter ends with a section called "what can i do?"
and it gives people very tangible things that they can do and at the top of the list is always vote. make a plan, vote early, do it [ laughter ] >> seth: that's a good message and i hope everybody hears it. i also want to point out you had a very nice reunion with your co-stars from the film "book club." you did a virtual book club where you and candice bergen and mary steenburgen talked about the book was that -- was it enjoyable to see familiar faces >> oh, i love them so much that's one of the great things about being an actor well, you meet new people all the time >> seth: yes >> you get to know these people that are so interesting and fun. and, you know, when you're older, though, you have to make a real effort to stay in touch so, last friday was like a reunion of mary and candy. diane was on her way to arizona to buy another adobe house to change it up she's so good at - [ laughter ] >> seth: oh, my god. that diane and her adobe houses. when will it stop? [ light laughter ] >> i know, i know. but we are -- you know, there
are over 5 million book clubs in the united states. a huge number of book clubs, all women, mostly women. and, so, what we are saying to them is if you give me a good reason why i should show up to your book club, i'll show up i mean, it's virtual but, i'll send you my book and i'll sign it and then we'll have a discussion >> seth: well, that's a lovely offer. and i should note as well that the proceeds of this book, 100% of them are going to green peace. >> correct >> seth: thank you for your generosity with that it's always such a pleasure to see you, jane. keep up the great work >> thanks a lot, seth. good to see you. glad you're back on stage. >> seth: thank you so much get jane's new book, "what can i do my path from climate despair to action." we'll be right back with jorma taccone. ♪ (newscaster) coogan's is closing in 4 months...
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♪ >> seth: our next guest tonight is an emmy award-winning comedian, director and writer you know from his work on "saturday night live," and as one-third of the lonely island he is the author of the new children's book "little fox and the wild imagination," which is available today. please welcome back to the show, our very good friend, jorma taccone. how are you, jorm? >> hi. because, you know, it's right here [ laughter ] >> seth: oh, you have it you put the emmy in the background i think it'd be very nice if people who are thinking about buying a children's book you wrote know what song the emmy is for.
>> uh, it was called "dick in a box. [ laughter ] >> seth: so, jorm -- >> it's a heartwarming tale. >> seth: i want to start by congratulating you on the fact that you just became a father again. >> i did i did. mere -- mere weeks ago >> seth: and your new baby girl, correct? >> yeah, zany quinn. i wanted to name heram our child a joke name. [ light laughter ] >> seth: you -- i want to ask about wylie, your 5-year-old is not only the inspiration for this book, but he actually -- there's actual dialogue of wylie's in the book, correct >> yes sort of the impetus of this book was -- it's obviously the wild imagination of my 5-year-old, wylie. but there was a quote when he was 3 years old. he would constantly say, "now, i will put you in a mail truck and throw you in the ocean, and a w. [ light laughter ]
which was i think his way of >> seth: it is a very nice thing. and i will say, you've got a fantastic illustrator for this book there is mail truck and shark. and it must be so exciting to see the art come back for words like that. especially words of your child >> well, you know this, because i'm doing the comic book thing i mean, like, when you write something and then have it visually come to life, it's just incredible and this guy, dan santat, the fact that he even agreed to do this like, he's a caldecott winner. i couldn't believe that he was i mean, you know, but "dick in a box," i guess goes a long way. >> seth: something else that goes a long way with a lot of people is "macgruber." you are one of the co-creators of "macgruber" as well, with will forte and john soloman. and you were very kind, because you were now working on an eight-episode series for peacock for fans of "macgrubber," of which there are legion and i believe i am the front of that fan line.
we are very excited about this where are you in the process >> uh, we've been writing monday, wednesday, friday, every week and quite often we'll start about a half an hour late, because will's off doing sea captain lines. >> seth: yes >> so i'm pretty glad that that's over. [ laughter ] he would just be in the background, like, you know, this little - "arggh, weird transition." but you would actually get to hear like the five different takes that he would do >> seth: yes, i think we both know from our lucky collaborations with will that he is a perfectionist and every day i would text him and say, "look, if you don't have time, you don't have to do sea captain lines. and, of course, he's also very amenable to helping. but i forget that he of course was taking huge chunks of time out of your day. so, i'm very sorry >> and i'm being kind when i say it was a half an hour. it was usually more like an hour [ laughter ] >> seth: uh, hey, i also owe you thanks for this. a few years ago your wife marie was directing a film in
pittsburgh, and my family goes to pittsburgh once a year, and i told you it was for my mother's birthday and, so, you came to my mother's birthday party and you made her an airbrushed picture with her face on it, which is just genuinely great. also, it's very rare when the person holding the shirt is making the same expression [ laughter ] but there it is. and we tell everyone, because you can't quite read it, what the tagline that you put on the shirt was. >> oh, i believe the tagline was "real gs move in silence." [ laughter ] which, to me, said grandmas. real grandmas move in silence. >> seth: i would love for you to have seen the full conversation with my mom, when i tried to explain to her what real gs move in silence meant [ laughter ] one of the fans of "macgruber" -- and i was joking earlier -- the people who have watched "macgruber," are a fan of "macgruber" is one of our finest directors,
christopher nolan, who directed "batman," "inception," among other things and he -- how did you find out that christopher nolan was a fan? and did you ever get a chance to talk to him about it >> that was when anne hathaway was on "jimmy fallon," and i got a call at the time from the producer i believe it was michael shoemaker, your producer, who called and told me that i had to watch when anne hathaway was on the show that night i watched, and she told a story that was when they were shooting "batman," she knew things were going really well when christopher nolan started to quote "macgruber," which was shocking to me that he was a fan at all [ laughter ] and then i went to a director's dinner the dga hosts these directors dinners, and me and my wife went, because she is a filmmaker. a much better filmmaker than me. and she was, like, "oh, christopher nolan's here you got to go talk to him. and so i ran up to him, and was like, "chris, i'm a director, i did this movie 'macgruber.'" he was, like, "oh, hi.
and i was like, "yeah, we're thinking about doing this sequel pretty soon, and what do you think about me putting when the director title comes up, it just says 'christopher nolan' with an asterisk and then after the movie another asterisk, like a footnote comes up and says who really directed the movie. and he was, like, "well, you know, i'll have to ask my wife." [ laughter ] so we're still hoping. i'm asking him if he wants to -- >> seth: i am so confident that question was never asked to christopher nolan's wife "honey, sit down, there's a huge opportunity for us." [ laughter ] the book is really wonderful not in jest at all both my kids really loved it i'm so excited for "macgruber. and congratulations to you and marie on the new baby. >> thanks so much. and congratulations for being back >> seth: it's nice to be back. and we did make forte do a line tonight, so i'm very sorry [ laughter ] >> ugh >> seth: "little fox and the wild imagination," available today. we will be right back.
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