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we will check in with jeff one last time because the next two days really hot. >> definitely so, inland valley 70s, 80s, 90s, 69 it half moon bay. tomorrow is the hottest day of the week at 97, some clouds and cooler low 80s thursday and friday and what looks to be slight chance of showers moving in on sunday. so far, memorial day looks good with decent weather mixed in the next seven days. stay cool and stay aware of the fire danger. thanks for watching. [ 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 - rachel dratch, sadie sink musical guest, turnstile and featuring the legendary roots crew >> questlove: 1659 >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: oh, my goodness! thank you so much! that is a crowd. that's how you do it welcome, everybody enjoy yourself welcome, welcome, welcome to "the tonight show," everyone you're here. you made it.
[ cheers and applause thank you for watching at home well, let's get to some news guys, president biden is wrapping up his first trip to asia since taking office after spending a few days in south korea and japan. so, if you're keeping track, there's a drought out west, inflation is still headed north, biden's in the far east, and his approval rating is down south. [ light laughter ] but biden's trip is going well so far he's only made one statement that the white house had to immediately walk back [ light laughter ] biden spent the weekend in south korea, and you could tell he really started to pick up on south korean culture watch this ♪ ♪ smooth like butte like a criminal under cove gonna pop like trouble ♪ ♪ breaking into your hear like that ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: not bad. he was just getting into it. of course a big focus of biden's trip to asia is the threat of north korea. and yesterday when a reporter asked biden if he had a message for kim jong-un, he said, "hello
period." [ laughter ] sounds like a grandpa trying to send a voice text. like, "hello period happy birthday stop." [ laughter ] yep, biden said he's open to meeting with kim jong-un if kim is sincere and serious kim was like, "oh, i think i gave you the wrong idea. i'm just looking to have fun hookups this summer. [ laughter ] yep, sincere and serious that sounds like a "fast and the furious" spinoff for your mom. [ light laughter ] meanwhile, north korea could be resuming nuclear tests for the first time in nearly five years. but biden said he's not concerned. yep. that's how things are going right now. north korea is launching a a nuke, and it's like eighth on biden's to do list yep, on his trip to asia, biden has talked about a wide range of issues. and i thought he had some pretty interesting things to say. here's biden at a meeting -- [ laughter ]
>> jimmy: interesting. i just don't know what he's talk - [ laughter and applause >> steve: oh >> jimmy: it's just interesting. next, here he is at a dinner listen to this - [ applause ] >> jimmy: it's interesting what he says. >> steve: licorice soda. >> jimmy: finally -- >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: -- here he is touring a samsung factory. listen to this - [ laughter and applause >> jimmy: it's just interesting. well, switching gears, today starbucks announced that after
15 years in business, they're closing down all 130 of their cafes in russia and leaving permanently. that's a tough break for russians, because they were just a month away from their favorite coffee release, the putin spiced latte [ laughter ] well, some business news i read that applebee's doesn't want its restaurants taking pickup orders over the phone anymore. so it's setting up call centers to do it for them. actually, there's several restaurants that use call centers, and each one has a very unique greeting when you call for example, here's the applebee's greeting. >> thank you for choosing applebee's may i take your order? >> jimmy: yeah pretty standard stuff. then here's -- here's benihana's greeting. >> thank you for choosing benihana just open your mouth at the door, and our delivery boy will flip you shrimp from his volvo [ laughter ] >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: next, here's the greeting from tommy bahama >> thanks for calling tommy bahama please enjoy our hold music that all retired dads love
♪ are you reelin' in the years stowin' away the time ♪ >> jimmy: yeah pretty good. and -- >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: finally, here's the greeting for chuck e. cheese >> steve: chuck e. cheese. >> jimmy: yeah >> if you're ordering takeout from chuck e. cheese, who hurt you? [ laughter and applause >> jimmy: they're all different. well, get this i saw that hot pockets is coming out with a new thaw-and-eat sandwich. so, instead of using the microwave, you just take it out of the freezer and let it sit for a few hours. [ audience ohs ] mm nothing more delicious than a room temperature pocket. [ laughter ] you can't win with hot pockets you either have to wait three hours for them to cool off or three hours for them to heat up [ light laughter ] oh, i heard -- guys, check this out. i heard that authorities in the midwest are on the lookout for tiktokers who have damaged property while doing something called the kool-aid man challenge. take a look at this. >> it's called the kool-aid man challenge, and it's recently
gone viral in nebraska teens are running into fences, saying, "oh, yeah," like the kool-aid man, and knocking the fence down [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it's pretty serious. so here now via satellite to discuss the trend is the guy who started it all, kool-aid man. kool-aid man, are you there? [ cheers and applause >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: all right. thank you for being here do you use tiktok? >> oh, yeah. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: and so you've seen the kool-aid man challenge >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: so you agree, it's dangerous. >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: do you think the people who have knocked down fences should have to pay for them >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah is that all you have to say about it >> oh, yeah! >> jimmy: i guess you have to be careful what you say, in case anyone decides to sue you >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, all right. hey, real quick, before you go i always wanted to know this what kind of kool-aid is in your pitcher >> it's actually my blood, jimmy. [ light laughter ] i'm just a pitcher of blood. but when you think about it, aren't we all? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: kool-aid man, everyone [ applause ]
hey, did you guys hear about this jif peanut butter is being recalled for potential salmonella contamination yep, they're offering two options. you can either have salmonella or chunky salmonella [ laughter ] hey, this is interesting i read that the average american spends $314 every month on impulse buys. yeah i don't know, sounds kind of high, don't you think, higgins >> steve: you know what? [ light laughter ] people have got to be better with the summer money out there. >> jimmy: yeah >> steve: hold on a second, wait >> jimmy: yep. [ beeping >> steve: had to unlock my jet ski. >> jimmy: yeah [ applause ] thank you, steve guys, i saw that the producers of "90 day fiance" are coming out with a new show that will follow couples who are trying to run restaurants while keeping their relationships from falling apart [ laughter ] yeah, the show is going to be called "diners, divorce and dives. [ laughter ] hey, well, get this. according to a new survey, new parents google more than 2,000 baby questions in their child's first year
yeah, google actually released some of the most common baby questions people search for. here are just a few. first up there's, "what time do babies normally go to bed? [ light laughter ] next there's, "how to make baby stop crying. after that, we have, "baby stares at me without blinking for hours on end." [ laughter ] next up is, "zoo animals acting strange around baby, why?" [ laughter ] then there's, "priest refuses to baptize baby. [ laughter ] after that, we have, "holy water boils when baby touches it." [ laughter ] followed by, "why did priest jump out window just now?" [ laughter ] after that, we have, "fires keep starting in crib. and finally, "how often is too often to watch 'frozen'? [ laughter and applause there we go. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: some local news. i saw that new york city's last remaining public pay phone booth was just removed [ audience aws ] that headline, again, new york city has removed its last public restroom [ laughter ]
and finally, it's time to count down the hottest songs at the top of the charts right now. here we go at number three, it is "wait for u" by future featuring drake and tems [ cheers and applause that's a good jam. love that song at number two, we have "as it was" by harry styles [ cheers and applause and holding steady at number one, it's "first class" by jack harlow. that's great [ cheers and applause those are the top three songs. now it's time to take a look at the lowest charted songs this week this is "bottom of the charts. here we go [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ bottom of the chart bottom of the charts ♪ >> jimmy: first up, at number 96 >> steve: 96 >> jimmy: we have "kars-4-kids" by johnny cash [ laughter ] you've all probably heard the song before. it's in the commercial that plays all the time on the radio. but this is a cover version from legendary country singer johnny cash. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: let's take a listen. ♪ ♪ 1-877-kars-4-kids
k-a-r-s kars-4-kid 1-877-kars-4-kid donate your car today ♪ ♪ >> steve: wow! >> jimmy: that's pretty good i like that. [ cheers and applause he sang that from folsom prison >> steve: you just donate it for cash >> jimmy: he sang that from folsom prison. >> steve: did he really? >> jimmy: yeah, he did, yeah coming in at 97, we have "lady marmalade" by jabba the hutt [ laughter ] this is pretty cool. i guess to promote their new "obi-wan kenobi" show, disney asked jabba the hutt to record a cover of any song he wanted, and he picked "lady marmalade. let's take a listen. ♪ ♪ gitchie gitchie ya-ya da-d gitchie gitchi ya-ya here ♪ ♪ oh oh o mocha chocalata ya-y ah-ha-ha-ha-ha ♪ >> jimmy: wow, very nice interesting. [ cheers and applause
that's good. there you go that's - next up, number 98 it is "shake it off (bob's version)" by bob dylan now, we all know taylor swift has been releasing new recordings of all her classic songs. but other artists are joining in, too. i guess bob dylan even did one let's check this out ♪ ♪ and the players gonna play play play play play and the haters gonna hat hate hate hate hate ♪ ♪ i'm just gonna shak shake shak i'm gonna shake it off ♪ >> jimmy: okay, that's good. thank you very much. ♪ shake it off ♪ ♪ all right, thank you, bob. thank you very much. at number 99, it's called "who believed in me" by dj khaled now, i guess dj khaled just released a new track that gives a shoutout to all the people who believed in him, despite the haters it's pretty interesting. take a listen. ♪ ♪ we the best music another one ♪ ♪ dj khaled they didn't believe in m drake did ♪ ♪ they said i couldn' supersize my fries mcdonald's did ♪
♪ they said they couldn't find my hous postmates did ♪ ♪ they said i couldn' recommend th sugarless gum ♪ ♪ four out of five dentists di we the best ♪ ♪ dj khaled sugarless gum ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: glad he had so much support. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: finally, coming in at the very bottom of the chart, we have "it wasn't me" by shaggy featuring scooby-doo. >> steve: oh, okay >> jimmy: now, of course, the original "it wasn't me" by shaggy is an all-time classic. well this version is by shaggy the cartoon character with a a little help from scooby-doo. let's take a listen to this. ♪ ♪ like zoinks she caught me on the counter it rasn't me ♪ ♪ she caught me wit the swamp monste it rasn't me ♪ ♪ she caught me wit the scooby snack it rasn't me shaggy ♪ ♪ but like scoo and then she caught me wit the g-g-ghos it rasn't me ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: fantastic. that's all we have for "bottom of the charts. [ cheers and applause you guys, we have a great show tonight. rachel dratch is here.
[ cheers and applause tony-nominated rachel dratch is here from "stranger things," sadie sink is on the show. [ cheers and applause and we've got great music for you tonight. turnstile is here. [ cheers and applause stick around when we come back, we're playing "password" with rachel dratch and sadie sink come on back [ cheers and applause ♪ >> the password is "margarita. >> questlove: salt [ laughter ] >> pepper? >> questlove: oh, yeah >> steve: yeah >> questlove: go ahead >> jimmy: salt colada [ laughter ] >> margarita [ bell dinging ] [ cheers and applause end of the sleep app. reace you're the first person to actually do that. now i want to say congratulations,g. what do you mean? that's it? i've got nothing left. hey if i were you,
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we can't wait. ♪ [ cheers and applause >> steve: welcome back to "the tonight show"," everybody. it's time to play "password. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: let's meet our contestants. to my left, she's a tony-nominated star of the new play, "potus: or, behind every great dumbass there are seven women trying to keep him
alive. say hello to the rachel dratch [ cheers and applause ♪ tony rachel, your partner this evening is the host of nbc's "the tonight show" and saugerties sweetheart, jimmy fallon [ cheers and applause ♪ your first opponent is from our very own roots, mr. questlove. [ cheers and applause ♪ and quest, your partner can be seen in season four of "stranger things," which premieres this friday on netflix. it's sadie sink! [ cheers and applause ♪ okay the rules are very simple. >> jimmy: they are >> steve: i will give each of you a password, and you're to give a one- word clue to your partner to guess that password >> jimmy: yep. >> steve: the team with the most points after four words wins >> jimmy: okay >> steve: any questions? >> jimmy: yeah >> steve: okay
let's start. [ laughter ] jimmy and questlove -- >> questlove: yeah >> the password is - >> steve: questlove, we're going to start with you. >> questlove: ah [ laughter ] >> questlove: i'm -- salt. [ laughter ] i did this is on purpose >> pepper? [ laughter ] >> steve: so, he said salt - >> questlove: well 'cause i knew she would know my reference. >> jimmy: ready? >> colada. >> jimmy: what >> questlove: word all right. >> jimmy: what >> steve: what okay, let her guess. >> jimmy: salt >> colada. [ laughter ] margarita? [ dings [ cheers and applause >> steve: oh, my god >> it's not fair
>> questlove: i know, i know i wanted to say jimmy buffett but i -- >> jimmy: that's how you do it >> steve: dang >> jimmy: sully and denise, come on. >> steve: got us thinking about cocktails. >> my drink of choice. >> steve: oh, my god >> questlove: damn okay. >> steve: oh, my goodness. next clue goes to sadie and rachel >> the password is - >> steve: gosh, rachel, you're up first >> oh, i'm up first? okay >> steve: good luck. >> oh, um. whirlpool. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: whirlpool. whirlpool. [ laughter ] dishwasher [ laughter ] no colada. >> okay. i think it's two words i'm just going to say tub. >> questlove: tub. whirlpool, tub bath [ laughter ] >> i'm going to do an inside -
>> steve: oh, you got it >> -- inside job here. >> >> steve: colada. [ laughter ] >> hernandez >> jimmy: but i think it's two words. but wait, we'll see. jacuzzi? >> yeah. [ dings [ cheers and applause ♪ >> questlove: i was going to say sauna after that >> jimmy: hernandez. hot tub -- >> cause it's an old sketch we did. >> jimmy: yeah you and will were the creepy people >> and you were in the jacuzzi with us. [ talking over each other [ laughter ] >> steve: questlove, the next clues are for you. >> questlove: okay >> the password is - >> steve: jim, won't you start us off >> jim [ laughter ] >> jimmy: muddy. [ laughter ] muddy. >> steve: oh, my god
>> muddy >> jimmy: muddy. >> oh. muddy. >> jimmy: muddy. [ laughter ] >> galoshes. [ laughter ] >> steve: that's good, that's good sadie. >> questlove: you heard what she said, right? >> galoshes. >> questlove: right. water. umbrella >> steve: ooh. same family. four points if you get this one. >> jimmy: mm-hm. >> steve: it's your game, jim. >> jimmy: yeah, i know thank you. rain [ laughter ] >> oh, puddle? [ dings >> jimmy: yes. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: oh, my goodness.
>> jimmy: unbelievable >> questlove: that was good. >> steve: 13-0 >> jimmy: blowout. >> steve: final clue goes to sadie and rachel >> jimmy: all right. >> the password is - >> steve: okay sadie, we're going to start with you there you go how many points is this? >> questlove: how many point >> steve: this is for one billion points [ laughter ] >> questlove: okay great. we can come back >> steve: you the whole game one billion points >> ice cream oh, wait [ laughter ] it's one, it's one >> jimmy: yeah, we're gonna say it's hyphenated. >> you guys are gonna win anyway >> steve: ice cream. >> questlove: ice cream. trip [ laughter ] >> steve: drip >> jimmy: trip you thought that she - [ talking over each other >> questlove: just go ahead, man. trip >> questlove: you better get this one now >> cyclone
>> jimmy: popsicle >> yes [ dings [ cheers and applause ♪ >> jimmy: are we -- come on. >> steve: oh, my god >> jimmy: this is what happens >> steve: oh, my god, 1,000,000,013 points [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: my thanks to rachel dratch, sadie sink, questlove. we're talking to rachel after the break. stick around, everybody. wow! [ cheers and applause ♪ >> jimmy: did your son -- did eli freak out when he heard the news that you're nominated for a tony >> so i have a 11-year-old son and he did not know what the tony's were. but then i told him and then he was excited about -- >> jimmy: okay good. >> and then he went to school, then he went to school and he was like -- "my mom's nominated for a tony." and they also did not know what a tony is so - [ laughter ]
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: our first guest tonight is a fantastic actor and comedian who you know from "saturday night live." and she's also nominated for a a tony for her role in the new play - [ cheers and applause yeah in the new play, "potus: or, behind every great dumbass are seven women trying to keep him alive. it is playing right now at the shubert theatre. everyone, please welcome rachel dratch. [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: ooh, you are my lady rachel dratch. oh, my gosh, pal >> hi! pally. >> jimmy: thank you for playing "password. >> oh, my god.
that was the highlight of my year >> jimmy: can you believe us [ laughter ] >> i love -- i love those kind of games >> jimmy: but -- but could you be -- >> either that -- we really have a psychic connection going on >> jimmy: that was unbelievable >> i know. >> jimmy: we almost didn't even need to look at the cards. >> i know. we were like -- yeah [ laughter ] i think that's years of "snl" together >> jimmy: i think it's what it is >> i don't know. something like -- yeah >> jimmy: i can't even tell you how psyched i am and happy for you. you're nominated for a tony award, buddy i mean, come on. >> yes, i am i am ♪ >> jimmy: who does it better than rachel dratch come on. we -- >> thank you >> jimmy: we've known each other for over 20 years. >> oh, my god, so many years >> jimmy: would you ever see us back then where we are now >> well, you know what, it's funny because i was thinking about this because you were always so good at chatting up the host.d you're standing there next to some really famous person and i -- you were always really good at making them feel comfortable and talking -- so i think it's perfect that you're doing this now because it's -- it's your wheelhouse but i was always, like, so shy and i would stand next to him and he's like -- like, we'd just stand there in silence and then i'd be like, "do you live in new york or l.a.? [ laughter ] and it was --
>> jimmy: that's your question >> it's amazing, so awkward. >> jimmy: that's your question >> yeah, like, that was my "go to." then they'd say and answer and then be -- [ laughter ] so i think this is the pefect job for you. >> jimmy: but are you more comfortable now talking to celebrities? >> maybe a little bit. but i still -- yeah, i still, like, freak out when i -- actually, like -- yeah, we got to meet so many of our comedy heroes so i'm more comfortable with that but if i see, like, a rock star, i get like -- really like, "oh, my god. so i -- i got to meet elvis costello once at this event. and i was like -- i totally fanned out totally you know [ laughter ] and then -- yeah, those are the people that i really -- >> jimmy: yeah >> oh, and i got to meet debbie harry because we were doing this thing together. i was so excited >> jimmy: blondie. >> blondie >> jimmy: cool >> and i went up to her -- well, i didn't say anything the whole time because i was just -- and at the very end i was like, "i just want to say i'm a really big fan and 'parallel lines' was the first album i ever bought. and she was like, "you bitch." [ laughter ] because -- but in fun, because, like, i was -- i was aging her [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah >> that's when i was like, "i was only seven." whatever but anyway, yeah
>> jimmy: that's what you want to hear from debbie harris she's cool >> i know. it was -- it tracked with her -- >> jimmy: yeah, it did >> with her personality. >> jimmy: you're nominated for a tony i love the tony awards, by the way. that's out of -- it's one of my favorite award shows out of all the award shows. because i feel like for tony awards, they're like, "hey, you're nominated for this musical. do it for us." [ laughter ] >> yes >> jimmy: what we're like, "no other award show does that." you know >> right right, right >> jimmy: may -- "go do it for us let's see if it's good." >> yeah. >> jimmy: "nah, it's okay. you know, it's like, "wow. >> yeah. >> jimmy: but it is all performers, all entertainers do -- do you think that "snl" prepared you for broadway? >> well, you know, the thing, as you know, the pressure of "snl" is you have to write something every week or try to write something. >> jimmy: yeah >> so that was the thing that was really hard about "snl." and this is just like, you show up it's all written for you [ laughter ] >> jimmy: wow. >> it's like you just have the fun part so -- i -- it's a lot of fun this part that i have in this play is like, "i'm kind of the clown of the -- like, i get to do a lot of physical stuff and it's really fun. it's kind of "snl" style my part is, anyway >> jimmy: did -- how is -- did your son -- did eli freak out when he heard the news that you're nominated for a tony? >> well, he -- so i have an
11-year-old son and he did not know what the tonys were but then i told him and then he was excited about the -- >> jimmy: okay good. >> and then he went to school. then he went to school and he was like, "my mom's nominated for a tony." and they also did not know what a tony was [ laughter ] but -- but also then, i did -- i was on the fence about having him come to the show because there's a lot of adult language in this show >> jimmy: uh-huh >> and -- so i was, kind of, like, "should i do it or not?" and then all the "snl" ladies, i consulted them they said, "you've got to have him come to the show." so he went to opening night. and, yeah, it was really fun he did learn a lot of new words. [ laughter ] well -- but then afterwards, it was cute because afterwards, he didn't -- he's like, "i don't know why you made such a big deal about the words." and like, he wasn't -- and then he was like, "that was so funny. like, he was -- i was glad i had him come to the show but -- >> jimmy: he laughed >> so i tell them the next day -- i -- >> jimmy: yeah >> so my mom came to the show too. [ laughter ] the next day, was walking with him and my mom down the street and he goes, "well, now i know another 'c' word, besides [ bleep ]. [ laughter ] so you can bleep that out. i don't know how he learned -- the other -- but he learned another "c" word
>> jimmy: new york city is a a tough place to grow up you know [ laughter ] this is your broadway debut. >> maybe we'll cut that out. >> jimmy: no, yeah [ talking over each other yeah we can cut that out. >> jimmy: your child >> okay, no. or maybe not yeah -- okay >> jimmy: this is your -- this is your broadway debut >> it is my broadway debut yes. >> jimmy: and you get nominated. how do you get involved with -- with this play >> okay, so i had susan stroman. >> jimmy: legend >> five-time tony winner >> yeah. she directed us and i've done a few readings with her before so she called me up to do this and -- >> jimmy: she knew you >> this part was open and i was, "this part looked fun to me." >> jimmy: i know you've done theater. you know -- >> yeah, i've done some off broadway stuff, but this was the first broadway >> jimmy: did you dream of broadway >> yeah, so when i was little, like, you know, i saw "annie" when i was, whatever >> jimmy: yeah >> ten or something. and then i was like, "how did they get up there? i mean, this might've been like -- i don't know, did you have -- not -- maybe not "annie," but maybe you saw like -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no, it was it was "annie. it was "annie. it was "annie. i'm like, "i should be annie [ laughter ] that's me. "the sun will come out!" danny, why can't there be
"danny"? you know >> but i don't sing like that. so i was never like, "i'm going to be like that. but -- >> jimmy: "i'mgoing to be a star." >> no. [ laughter ] i just was like, "how do they do that? how does someone get in this?" you know >> jimmy: can i -- >> so, it was always, kind of, a dream. yeah >> jimmy: can i read you some reviews? and if you don't want to hear them, maybe plug your ears because i'm going to read them anyway >> then yes. >> jimmy: "rachel dratch is one of theater's certifiable comic treasures. her comic timing is great. her line readings are giddy fun. her performances are roll over and die laughing, irresistibly funny. from "variety" about you this is -- [ cheers and applause awesome. i'm still happy. this is the role rachel dratch was born for, "the washington post." yeah, that's not bad [ cheers and applause and then this is my -- "new york post." new york -- come on, that's -- you've got to go to new york the "new york post" says, "the genius rachel dratch is a riot dratch doesn't have to work for the laughs she gets them by existing. bang
[ cheers and applause what in the world. >> thank you for reading those please >> jimmy: come on, buddy can you tell -- can you tell everyone what the play is about? >> okay, so i've heard it described, kind of as a cross between "noises off" and "veep. it's a -- it's a farce there's seven women in it. and it's -- it's, like, rolicking crazy. we're trying -- so you never see the president in this. he's not really a character, but he -- >> jimmy: the woman behind the president. >> the woman behind him, so we're all trying to, like, keep the white house going or, you know, put out all the fires and all that stuff and then madness ensues. >> jimmy: yeah >> and -- yeah >> jimmy: but this first -- first half of the play, you're pretty -- >> right so the first half of the play, i act kind of, probably how i did at "snl. like, i mean, in my more -- >> jimmy: shy? >> am i more shy yes. so, like, in the first half of the play, i'm this, kind of, shy, mousey secretary who just, like, wants to do right and always saying she's sorry. but then i accidentally take this unnamed drug. and then the second half, i am like, you know -- >> jimmy: off the rails. >> yeah, i'm off the rails, claiming my power. it's really fun. i kind of, like my id to come
out and i take a real journey. so -- >> jimmy: aw, i love it, bud >> yeah, it's really fun >> jimmy: well, of course, we have to toast. because not -- not often you're -- >> oh, my gosh >> jimmy: one of your best friends are nominated for a tony [ cheers and applause i love you so much [ cheers and applause >> thank you, i love you too >> jimmy: you totally deserve this rachel dratch, everybody here's to your tony nomination you know i'm rooting for you, buddy. rachel dratch, "potus," is playing now through august 14th at the schubert theatre. sadie sink joins us next stick around, everybody. [ cheers and applause stick around, everybody. [ cheers and applause ♪ we lov r new apartment. plenty of parking, big closets — there's too much pressure in the bathroom. hey...good luck with the future in-laws tonight. don't overthink it. but don't underthink it. don't talk about your cover band. don't talk about your fantasy team. don't talk about your cats. you're gonna do great! at least geico makes bundling our renters and car insurance easy. we do save a lot of money. oh no no no... oh boy...where are you going for dinner? 1987? for bundling made easy, go to geico.com.
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[ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: sadie, thanks for coming back to the show. >> of course >> jimmy: i have to talk "stranger things" with you by the way, i think this is -- i mean, it's a lot on you from what i've seen so far. but i want to get into all that stuff. >> okay. okay >> jimmy: first, you're originally from texas, correct >> yep >> jimmy: but you got your start on broadway here in new york city. >> yeah, so -- >> jimmy: that's fantastic how did that happen? how do you go from texas - >> it was never really supposed to happen. my -- yeah, born in a small town in texas. my parents were both teachers. and my dad was also the high school football coach, so it was, kind of, very much living in, like, the "friday night lights." >> jimmy: wow. >> "texas forever," kind of, world. >> jimmy: do you have brothers >> yeah, i have three older brothers and a little sister >> jimmy: and a little sister. >> it's a big family >> jimmy: were they on the football team and stuff? the brothers >> the older one -- the two oldest were. >> jimmy: yeah >> yeah. >> jimmy: and no one into acting in your whole family? >> no, my brother, mitchell, who is, like, closest in age
with me. >> jimmy: yeah >> we just started acting together and i think we were, like, on our eighth at-home production of "wicked." [ laughter ] and -- >> jimmy: by at home -- at home >> oh, yeah. like two-man show. he was always glinda i was elphaba. [ laughter ] and then my mom was like - >> jimmy: and perform for parties? or - >> no, just, like, our parents >> jimmy: wow. >> and that was it [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i love that. >> and we did everything not just "wicked." like, everything >> jimmy: yeah, i have -- we were just speaking about - >> oh, yeah. well, that was later on. >> jimmy: but look at you. you're annie >> yes >> jimmy: how cute is that come on. [ audience aws ] now, how old are you >> i think 11 or 10. >> jimmy: yeah >> i think -- yeah, 10 or 11 and that was when i started working professionally >> jimmy: oh, yes, of course >> yes >> jimmy: you know, we were talking about you. we had taylor swift on the show, and we were talking about her short film, to herself, "all too well. >> yes >> jimmy: and you're fantastic in it. >> oh, thank you >> jimmy: and it's - [ cheers and applause >> thank you >> jimmy: and taylor -- taylor was saying that she wasn't going to make it if you didn't star in it
she really wanted you to star in this film have you -- have you known each other? >> no. i didn't know she knew i existed. [ laughter ] and i think if she would have asked me to, like, be a tree in something, then i would have said, "yes," like, in a heartbeat. >> jimmy: yeah, i want to be a a tree in a -- in a taylor - >> it would be amazing >> jimmy: yeah >> of course >> jimmy: taylor, if you're watching, i'm such a good tree >> put him in. it's your track. yeah [ applause ] >> jimmy: yeah is she good as a director? >> amazing >> jimmy: she is, right? >> amazing and this was, kind of, like, her first time really directing actors and she's obviously -- i mean, she can do anything, so she's incredible >> jimmy: yeah you know, it turns out, though, it wasn't the first time that you met taylor swift >> oh, no. >> jimmy: i was going to see if you remember -- do you remember this moment right here >> yes i was so upset because my eyes were, like, halfway closed and i looked like -- i was like -- i looked like a drunk child. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no, you did not. >> i was like -- when i left, it wase, "oh, i blew it. >> jimmy: no, you look cute. "i blew it." >> jimmy: wait, how did you meet taylor swift though this is -- explain this. >> that was at her concert i, like, knew someone who could, like, get me into a
a "meet and greet. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> it was a big moment >> jimmy: yeah >> i was so upset. >> jimmy: yeah, but then -- now you -- now you know each other >> yeah, yeah, yeah. it's fine now. it's fine now. yeah >> jimmy: yeah let's talk "stranger things. okay >> mm-hm >> jimmy: volume one season four premieres this friday on netflix. now you -- [ cheers and applause >> i know, finally >> jimmy: i know i can't wait for it. your character, max -- what could everyone expect from the show what can you tell us >> i mean, it's darker and scarier than ever. >> jimmy: it is. >> the kids are, obviously, like, we're a lot more mature now. >> jimmy: yeah >> so, the show has, kind of, matured with it, in a way. and max, you know, she's not doing too hot. you're, kind of, getting to see her in, like, her emo phase a bit. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah >> and i don't want to say that it was, like, fun to explore, but it was, like, a nice, like, challenge. >> jimmy: yeah the -- earlier reviews, people were saying this might be the best season of "stranger things" because it's just so well done. there's a new character. explain who this person is >> that's -- okay. >> jimmy: vecna. >> that is vecna i can't say much about vecna >> jimmy: okay >> but - >> jimmy: can i ask a question
>> yes >> jimmy: is this cgi, vecna, or is this a human being [ light laughter ] >> so there's, actually -- like, that's all practical effects. so, like, there's an actor in there. >> jimmy: there is okay good >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, i didn't know that i was, like, looking at it, going, "oh - because i knew you had a lot of - >> so, yeah. it's all practical like, they had someone there >> jimmy: wow, fantastic >> like, nine hours of prosthetics or something >> jimmy: is it frightening to act opposite this thing? >> yeah, but then -- in the moment, yes. but then in between takes, he'd be, like, eating a chick-fil-a sandwich so - [ laughter ] it was -- kind of took the magic away yeah >> jimmy: vecna wants a spicy -- spicy chicken sandwich >> right >> jimmy: yeah, get vecna -- and then the internet is, kind of, going crazy about -- no one knows what to say about this, but this is just on the internet >> i'm so close to the finish line like, i have not spoiled anything >> jimmy: "so don't mess -- jimmy fallon, don't mess this up for me. i won't. >> i'm sprinting to the finish >> jimmy: i won't -- i won't mess this up for you but are you -- >> i appear to be -- >> jimmy: okay don't say anything all right, don't >> -- in the air >> jimmy: okay
you appear to be in the air. let's just say that. >> yes >> jimmy: okay what was it like filming this? >> it was fun. >> jimmy: yeah >> i had fun i'm not scared of heights or anything, so - >> jimmy: so you really were in the air? >> i was and i was like -- i don't know i was, kind of, like, re-enacting. i was, living, my, like, cathy rigby peter pan fantasy for a bit. [ laughter ] i'm a theatre kid. like, what are you going to do like, i had -- >> jimmy: you were doing peter pan while up in the wires? >> yeah. well, just, like, a little bit [ laughter ] i want to show a clip. here's our pal, sadie sink, in "stranger things." take a look at this. >> how's your mom holding up >> she's fine. i mean, she hates our new place, which, like, "yeah, it's terrible." but, she's fine. >> is she still drinking >> like, yeah, a little, but -- well, she's working two jobs so it's not easy >> it must not be easy for you either with your step-dad gone >> it's kind of better >> are you sleeping better >> yeah, fine.
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