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>> jay: thanks so much. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: thank you very much, everybody. welcome. welcome. thank you for being here tonight. oh, it's gonna be a fun show tonight. a lot of fun show. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. hey, some big medical news. the cdc just issued a new guideline that ban people from donating an organ if they've had two sexual partners in the last year. [ light laughter ] or as herman cain put it, "it looks like you're staying put, kidneys. you'll be fine, don't worry about it." [ laughter ] did you guys see this? several journalists are reporting that when it comes to dealing with the press, mitt romney's staff is, quote, "defensive and difficult." in response, romney's staff issued a statement saying, "you're defensive and you're difficult." [ laughter ] check this out. the sy-fy channel is coming out with a new movie about angry sharks called "jersey shore shark attack." [ laughter ]
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the first shark movie ever where people actually root for the shark. [ laughter and applause ] i just saw this. there's a new website similar to netflix where parents can rent toys and send them back in a month. [ laughter ] yeah, it really prepares your kids for the future. you give them a barbie dream house, then you repossess it a month later. it's -- [ laughter ] -- interesting. some celebrity news, charlie sheen's ex-wife, brooke mueller was arrested for cocaine possession on friday night. which is really bad, 'cause charlie's supposed to have custody of it on the weekend. so that's why -- [ laughter ] that's not hers. [ applause ] >> steve: that's not good. >> jimmy: this is amazing. a dog that went missing from virginia eight years ago was recently found in california. yes, you can tell the dog has been living in california, 'cause now he only sniffs organic butts. [ laughter ]
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i don't know if you've seen this. apparently there's a new line of angry birds-inspired fruit snacks, or as most americans put it, you had me at angry birds. you lost me at fruit. [ light laughter ] then you had me back again at snacks. so that's a deal. [ applause ] we're in. i'm in. and finally, i heard about a woman who is trying to get facebook to recognize her hometown of effin, ireland. [ light laughter ] still, she doesn't have it nearly as bad as the people in her neighboring town, mutha-effin, ireland. we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ from the south to the west to the east to the north come on ♪ ♪ come on come on get fierce yall ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh man!
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we have an amazing show tonight. a great actress, and one of the many stars of "new year's eve," which is in theaters this friday. sarah jessica parker is here! [ cheers and applause ] sarica. >> steve: sarica. >> jimmy: sarica for short. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: that's what everybody calls her on the street. >> steve: everybody who's in the know. >> jimmy: she's the coolest. he's a hilarious stand-up, and he's starring in the new movie "young adult," opposite charlize theron, patton oswalt is dropping by. >> steve: oh yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: patton oswalt! he's killer in the movie, he's great. also, she is so cute, she's beautiful, gosh, we love her. super talented. oh, we love her so much. i think she's 11 years old? >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: willow smith is in the house, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i whip my hair back and forth i whip my hair back and forth ♪ ♪ i whip my hair back and forth ♪ >> jimmy: she's so good, oh my gosh. "fireball" is the new song. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: that's the one you guys want to download. "fireball." yeah. willow smith.
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yeah. and then we've got music from a little band, i think you've heard of them. the roots will be performing for us tonight. >> steve: oh snap! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: the roots. the record came out today. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ it came out today. it is out today. does it feel good to finally come out? now you don't have to do any press about it really, except for tonight. >> questlove: we're starting on the next record now. >> jimmy: are you really? are you really? >> questlove: pretty much. >> jimmy: the next one? but this is -- congrats. you're getting crazy reviews on this one. wasn't metacritic was like -- >> questlove: we're at 88, 89. >> jimmy: 89, wow. i've never gotten an 89 in school ever. don't listen to that, willow smith, don't listen to that. but, 89, congratulations. that's awesome. now it's number five on itunes right now. >> questlove: right now. >> jimmy: we can make it go higher. [ cheers and applause ] number five album in the whole wide world right there, you guys. "undun" by the roots. congratulations, guys. they'll be playing for us tonight.
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you guys, it's time to take a look at the stories making headlines today and weigh the good with the bad. it's time for "pros and cons." here we go! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ pros and cons and pros and cons and pros ♪ >> jimmy: this will be good. tonight we'll be taking a look at the pros and cons of christmas specials. yeah, all the networks are airing their christmas shows this month. they always help to get you in the holiday spirit. so let's take a look at the pros and cons of christmas specials. here we go. pro -- watching abc family's "25 days of christmas." con -- watching "e!" network's "72 days of the kardashian wedding." [ laughter ] i heard that was good. >> steve: it was a good one. it's real time. >> jimmy: it is. pro -- ebenezer scrooge got haunted by the ghost of christmas past. con -- herman cain got haunted by the ghosts of mistress past. [ laughter and applause ] true, again, reality. >> steve: those yuletide logs.
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>> jimmy: originally both narrated by burl ives. >> steve: are you serious? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: isn't that weird? pro -- it's the time of year to see all your favorite claymation characters like rudolph, yukon, cornelius and hermie the dentist. con -- and bruce jenner. [ laughter ] [ applause ] that's good claymation. >> steve: yeah, new claymation. >> jimmy: that's good. >> steve: that's on the 72 days of kardashians. >> jimmy: pro -- going on a date to see the nutcracker. con -- finding out the nutcracker is your date's nickname. there you go. [ audience ohs ] >> steve: oh. [ high pitched voice ] >> jimmy: want to get dessert? pro -- seeing santa's big white beard. con -- seeing santa without the beard. hey, newt gingrich. [ laughter ] >> steve: "oh, i'm newt gingrich." >> jimmy: pro -- you tried out for the part of tiny tim and got it. con -- it's an adult film. [ laughter ] oh, yeah, yeah. a gig's a gig, though.
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in this economy? >> steve: in this economy, a job is a job, it doesn't matter what kind of job you've got to do. >> jimmy: and finally, pro -- ♪ grandma got run over by a reindeer ♪ con -- ♪ rudolph just got shot by sarah palin ♪ that's the pros and cons, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ pros >> jimmy: hey guys, there are exactly nine shows before we go on christmas break. it's time for the beloved "late night" tradition, 12 days of christmas sweaters. here we go. ♪ 12 days of christmas sweaters nine days left ♪ >> jimmy: there are exactly nine shows before we go on christmas break. it's time for that beloved late night tradition, 12 days of christmas sweaters. here we are. thank you, steve. every show between now and christmas we're giving one lucky audience member a boss christmas sweater from the countdown to christmas cabinet. since there are nine shows left, let's open door number nine.
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[ drum roll ] [ cheers and applause ] just think about it, just think about it. are you sure you want to do this? >> it feels like the right time. [ light laughter ] [ drum roll ] >> jimmy: whoa! ♪ [ applause ] wow. [ cheers and applause ] the reindeer there, santa up in the tree decorating his tree there. it's not rudolph. it's just a generic reindeer, because he doesn't have the red nose. they chose not to give him a red nose. so, it's one of the other reindeers. oh, dangerous, dangerous, dangerous. [ cheers and applause ] you wear this, people will go, "oh, he's dangerous." [ light laughter ] let's see who's going home with tonight's sweater. everyone look at your seat number.
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if i call you your number, i need you to jump up and let me know where you are. quest, can i get a drum roll, please? [ drum roll ] >> jimmy: who wants me to pick their number? who needs this? [ cheers and applause ] all right. here we go. 218! ♪ oh, that's what i'm talking about. ♪ how you doing? >> good. >> jimmy: how you doing? >> good. >> jimmy: everything good? here, take this. i'll come up here with you. how you doing? >> good, how are you? >> jimmy: doing great. what is going down? what kind of friend is that? are you all right? are you excited? pick your shirt up. what is your name and where are you from? >> ryan, and i'm from delaware. >> jimmy: riot? >> ryan. ryan. >> jimmy: oh ryan, okay. [ laughter ] if your name was riot, i was like, i think i've seen him on "american gladiator." you're from delaware? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: oh my gosh, people love sweaters there. [ laughter ] >> they do, they do, they do. >> jimmy: i mean, you're wearing a scarf right now.
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>> right, yeah. >> jimmy: you just came here with a scarf and no sweater? >> well, i live in new york now. i go to school in new york here. >> jimmy: you go to school in new york? >> yeah. >> jimmy: what's your major? >> acting. >> jimmy: oh my gosh. >> yeah. [ applause ] >> jimmy: i got your first role. i got your first big role right here, ryan. what's your last name? >> norfleet. >> jimmy: ryan norfleet. >> yeah. >> jimmy: ryan norfleet. all right, here's your first -- your first character, is a man who has to fit into this sweater? [ laughter ] >> i think i can do it. i think i can do it. >> jimmy: and enjoy the show, ryan. here you go. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] oh. [ cheers and applause ] ryan, you are pulling it off. this is looking good. >> oh, thanks. >> jimmy: oh my god, thank you so much. congratulations. ryan norfleet, everybody. congratulations. we'll be right back with sarah jessica parker, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest this evening is an award-winning actress who has starred on broadway, as well as in numerous television and feature blockbusters. you can find her in a gigantic cast of fellow movie stars in "new year's eve," which is in theaters everywhere this friday. please welcome back to the show sarah jessica parker. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, that music is so good. >> jimmy: we love you. yeah, yeah, yeah. >> yeah, jimmy fa, i love the band. >> jimmy: sarah.
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sarajica. >> sarica. >> jimmy: sarica. sarica. sorry. >> it's a common -- it's very -- it's a common mistake. many people -- more than -- more than call me actually sarah jessica. i'm more often referred to as sarica. >> jimmy: sarica. yeah. i just put it all together. i figured, why not? >> i know. >> jimmy: i mean, combo -- combo platter, man. >> it's a very economical approach to introducing guests. >> jimmy: in this economy? >> in this economy. >> jimmy: i mean -- >> a name is a name. a name is a name. >> jimmy: -- you're sarica. a name is a name, yeah. thank you for coming back to see us. we had your husband here recently, matthew broderick, who we love. >> yes. that's very kind of you. >> jimmy: for "tower heist." he's a -- oh, we love that guy. he's a good man. [ cheers and applause ] yeah, we love him. >> that's very nice. >> jimmy: how is the holidays going for the parker-broderick clan? >> moving right along, swimmingly. >> jimmy: yes. >> some of us are moving right along. >> jimmy: yeah. he does not? >> no, he receives -- he -- no, he does. he does. he's not as much a part of the elaborate preparations that go into, you know, building memories for children, and --
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you know, really plotting out the day, as it were. but it doesn't matter, because even if he -- >> jimmy: like, he doesn't dress up? he doesn't dress up as santa claus? >> let me put it this way. i think of him more as -- trying to put this nicely so as not to cause any problems at home or any dissension or inter-nesting battles, but i have three children that are definitely children. they are my children, and -- >> jimmy: yes, they're children. >> but he loves christmas as much as they do. so it's important to him to have that experience as if he were a small -- he loves christmas. >> jimmy: he might be a fourth child walking around your house. >> i didn't say that. >> jimmy: okay, very good. yeah, yeah, yeah. i gotcha. yeah. >> but -- but most of the heavy lifting, so to speak, is done -- the labor, and all that remains is my least favorite part, which is the wrapping. the wrapping , i create a little --
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>> jimmy: are you good at wrapping? >> no, i'm actually -- i'm very, very bad, but i take it very seriously. i set up a small workshop in a jerry-rigged gym, and -- in our -- in a basement. in a dungeon -- >> jimmy: yeah. you're down there. >> and i'm down there for hours growing more and more bitter and resentful. just like my parents, actually. now, that i think back -- >> jimmy: it's a tradition. >> my parents were exhausted on christmas, they were furious constantly. now i know why. >> jimmy: weirdly -- weirdly enough you know what happened at my house? santa didn't wrap. >> well, i understand why. but, yeah, so -- i mean, honestly that's a revelation. but why -- so, i wrap and i, you know, double-faced satin and four-inch wide velvet. grosgrain, trying to get a mitered corner on a package, and then matthew, who is brilliant and clever, moseys on down in a pair of well-worn slippers, and goes to the kitchen and gets a
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pot and a lid, and he puts this gift in the pot and he covers it with a lid, and it goes under the tree, and the children are like so charmed by this. they're delighted by the ingenuity, by the whimsy of it. >> jimmy: he puts a gift in a pot? >> no, he literally opens a kitchen drawer, and he finds -- it's true, like, he will find, like the most chic pot. like a pot that's like, somehow the flame marks are more interesting than, say, another pot, and he -- he puts -- honestly, the first year he did that, i was like, "that's brilliant, that's brilliant." and now as you can see, i've become bitter. >> jimmy: and now you go, "oh, really, again with the pot?" >> but it's sort of a tradition. it's now become a tradition, and it's perfectly acceptable. >> jimmy: is it more than one pot? >> oh no, there's -- yeah, we have a large assortment of pots and pans. >> jimmy: they go under the tree? >> no, seriously, yes. i'll take a photograph for you. i couldn't be more serious. >> jimmy: i love that he does this. i think that would make me laugh. >> it's smart. i mean, it really is like smart. and the only thing --
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>> jimmy: like, he's putting all this thought into it. >> men across the country -- picture all the men. millions of men -- the 99%, are going to be wrapping their -- don't you think, it's like -- >> jimmy: in pots? >> yeah. >> jimmy: you just changed the face of the holiday, yeah. >> i thought of one other -- one other tradition that my parents did. because they were so exhausted, so they wouldn't wrap the presents until long after we had gone to sleep, and then they would leave the empty tubes of the paper under the tree to convince us that santa claus had actually come to our home despite our behavior over the course of the last 364 days, and they called them dooty-doos. isn't that sweet and charming? >> jimmy: dooty-doos? >> dooty-doos. and the dooty-doos would be evidence -- >> jimmy: of hardwork -- >> -- documentation that santa had come and wrapped all of our presents. isn't that nice? >> jimmy: that is very cute. >> yeah, i know. you can bring that home to your family. between the pots and the pans and dooty-doos, it's nice -- incredibly cost-effective. >> jimmy: you're having a saressica --
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>> a sarica -- >> jimmy: a sarica christmas. >> a sarica-broderick -- i don't know how you combine all that. >> jimmy: christmas -- yeah, you have to put it in a book. >> yeah, okay. yeah. >> jimmy: next holiday season we'll come out with that. now, we have to talk about this big, giant movie. >> okay. >> jimmy: yeah. this is "new year's eve." >> yes. >> jimmy: garry marshall, who you love. >> i'm allegedly in it. >> jimmy: yes. you are definitely in this movie. >> okay, good. i was going to guess. >> jimmy: there's a thousand people in this. >> yes. >> jimmy: giant stars. >> yes, they are. >> jimmy: i mean, huge people. you've got robert de niro, you've got you, you've got michelle pfeiffer, halle berry, zac efron. >> yup, yup. the list goes on and on. it reminds me of when i was -- >> jimmy: sarica. >> sarica's in it. >> jimmy: sarica's in it. >> a minor cog in a wheel, a minor player, a bit player. >> jimmy: no. >> it reminds me of those movies when i was little, you know, like "poseidon adventure" or "towering inferno," where you know, there would be, you know, fred astaire. >> jimmy: everywhere you look there's a different person, yeah. >> yeah. and, you know, so -- the big draw for probably all of us, i can only speak for myself, is the great garry marshall. who i adore and i'm sure you all know --
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>> jimmy: gotta love garry marshall. [ applause ] >> he's so sweet, and funny, and charming, and loves actors so much. i mean, you know him. >> jimmy: i think that was the first book i think i read when i moved out to l.a. was, "wake me when it's funny." and it's him about, like when he created "happy days," and "laverne and shirley," and how he got into that. >> it's a shame i didn't read that. >> jimmy: oh, it's so fun. >> oh, i should have. really? >> jimmy: you'll love -- you'll read it in an afternoon. >> yeah, he's a great raconteur. he knows everybody. he loves being on the set. he's just a such a great, good person to be around. and i would, you know, do anything for him. so, i was delighted to be asked. >> jimmy: we have a clip of you in this movie. >> oh, okay. okay. >> jimmy: in "new year's eve." here's the great sarah jessica parker, everybody. >> i want to go to times square tonight to watch the ball drop. >> well, i plan to avoid this entire section of the city tonight. >> okay. well, i don't want you to stay. i want you to go home. >> ouch. >> there's this guy in my history class. his name is seth, and i've been hoping, i mean, you know i have this like sick dream, that we'll get to hang out at midnight, and then of course, you know, i'll
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come right home. >> honey, i'm sorry. i'm just -- i'm not comfortable allowing you to stay in times square at night, alone, period -- >> end of discussion. got it. >> sorry. come on. >> you know, i'm 15. >> i know, hayden. >> this is not a training bra. >> and this is not girls gone wild. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: go see it. sarah jessica parker, oh we love you so much. and everybody else in that movie. "new year's eve," opening this friday. it's going to be giant. we'll be right back with patton oswalt. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ children laughing ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is one of the best comedians around, he's also a best-selling author. and his latest album, "finest hour," was just nominated for a
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grammy, everybody. starting friday, you can see him co-staring with charlize theron in the new movie "young adult." please welcome back to our show, patton oswalt. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] [ laughter ] [ laughter ] >> wow. oh my god. wow. >> jimmy: we know you really appreciate that song. >> i -- oh, my god. by the way, i -- i downloaded their new album today. but i only got to hear the first three tracks, because i had to come -- but, it takes place in reverse, right? it's like -- i feel like i paused a movie. like, i'm gonna go back and see the rest of the story. it is so awesome. go and download it.
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[ cheers and applause ] it's so good. it's amazing. really good. >> jimmy: get this, while you're at it. you're up for a grammy, my friend. look at this? >> oh, whee. >> jimmy: come on. ♪ we do a little jam right there for it. >> the grammy thing, i like that. >> jimmy: it's the grammy thing. >> nice. >> jimmy: dude, congrats on this. this is awesome, man. >> thank you, man. >> jimmy: are you psyched about that? i mean, now it's this, you've got the book, which was gigantic, "zombie spaceship wasteland." >> yes. >> jimmy: it was phenomenal. it was hilarious. >> thank you. >> jimmy: and now this movie whole thing came out. "young adult," this is like -- i mean, this is big time. you started acting -- i know you're from stand-up. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and then started acting in "king of queens"? >> well, yeah. that was like, really my first professional gig. in that, i'm amazed they didn't fire me, and i got to be there for nine years and learn how to act. because i got to work with kevin james, who's amazing, and i basically learned how to be a good actor. although the other thing about the show is, a lot of people don't know -- a lot of the
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writers and producers were big stoners. and they really were. i'm never worked with a stonier crew then the "king of queens" writers and producers. so they were very, very kind of pranky, and they would -- if you watch the shows, they slip all kinds of weird things into the episodes, like kevin will say random phrases. >> jimmy: like easter eggs? >> a lot of easter eggs. yeah. so, we did a scene in an episode where the writers realized i didn't have any dialogue, so we all just said, "hey, see if you can remain completely motionless in the background of this scene." and it's a really funny, sweet scene with a birthday party going on, and they're unwrapping presents. and i am the eeriest -- i literally do not move. it is so creepy. >> jimmy: yeah. it's so weird. >> i brought a clip. >> jimmy: you brought a clip? i didn't believe it. it is totally weird. show us, the first one. just show -- >> yeah, so the scene opens, totally normal. here we go. oh, he's giving him a nice present. here we go.
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now, there i am right there. now, now, here's what i've done. i've sped the scene up to show you that the entire time i do not move a muscle. look how creepy this is. still not moving. still not moving. not moving at all. still not moving. cut to the wide shot. look at this. frozen expression. not moving. there's gary, still not moving. and now look at my face. i've gone even eerier. oh, whoa. so then -- okay. so then -- okay. now, you'd think. >> jimmy: it's funny you don't even notice that. >> i know. exactly. well, so then here's what's even weirder. and i forgot i did this. you think, okay, that's it. he didn't move in the scene. but you saw leah remini goes into the kitchen. >> jimmy: yeah. >> to talk to another character. so, now watch the scene in the kitchen. here we go. she's talking, now look over her right shoulder, just a second. you'll see. boom. still not moving. still completely --
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>> jimmy: that is weird. come on. that is weird. >> i know. it's so eerie that i did not move and they didn't catch it. >> jimmy: you've got some weird easter eggs in there. >> yeah. we would pull that off all the time on the show. >> jimmy: yeah. someone is going to one day they'll scour all those shows and put them on the internet. all of them. >> we need to find -- what we need to find some weird shut-in to go through ever "king of queens" episode. because there is hidden stuff in every single one. >> jimmy: congrats, now you have awards buzz on "young adult," now you've got an indie movie -- >> awards buzz? >> jimmy: yeah, you've got. just got the gotham award, you won? >> i was at the gotham awards. >> jimmy: whistler film festival. you're winning awards now. i mean, did you ever think you would be on the awards circuit? this is great. >> no. here's the thing though. like, no, i never thought i'd be close to any acting award, but at the same time, you realize that the best way to be in this business as an actor is for the money and the anecdotes. i want -- i either want things to be awesome, like be in a movie like "young adult," or "ratatouille." or i want to be in insane disasters that i can tell stories about. so getting to work with diablo
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and charlize, and jason reitman. awesome, but getting to be in "blade trinity," where i'm stuck in a trailer in vancouver, and wesley snipes is freaking out, and won't leave his trailer, and the whole thing is burning to the ground is amazing! those are the stories i want. those are the stories i want. >> jimmy: those are the stories you kind of want. >> yeah. i don't want to do a movie like, okay, sarah jessica parker, we're in a movie together called "failure to launch." at the table read of that movie, matthew mcconaughey showed up in just bicycle shorts, i swear to god. and i thought his balls were gonna come out. the entire table read. [ laughter ] and that's -- i mean, i want that story. you know what i mean? >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> yeah. i don't want to go, yeah everyone was professional. that's fine. no, i either want it to be awesome -- >> jimmy: something scary to happen. >> like christopher plummer is up. he's totally gonna get nominated and win best supporting actor. i don't know if you've seen "beginners." >> jimmy: no, i have not see it yet. >> see "beginners," he's awesome. then go rent this italian science fiction movie he did in like '77 called "star crash" where it's david hasselhoff, and
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carolyn nroe is in a leather bikini, and he's just sitting there and like, there's some italian director yelling at him. and in his mind he's going, "i'll be it at the oscars someday. this is all --" >> jimmy: this is all an anecdote. >> "this will be a nice cocktail party conversation." >> jimmy: charlize, phenomenal. >> phenomenal -- >> jimmy: beautiful. >> -- gorgeous. although, you know, i know that she gets a lot of attention for, like when she did "monster" she gained all this weight, you know for "monster." but, you know, i gained 30 pounds for "young adult," 20 years before diablo wrote it. so, i don't know why -- >> jimmy: that's amazing. >> that is total method. i gambled. >> jimmy: that's beyond method. >> i totally gambled on that. >> jimmy: it's a great story. it's basically about someone who goes back to their hometown trying to get their love back, their high school love. >> it basically is the way a romantic comedy would look in real life, which is a stalker horror movie. it's all the fun romantic comedy
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behavior, but if you saw it in real life, you'd go, we should tranquilize this person, because she's nuts. she's completely nuts. >> jimmy: and boy does she drink. >> oh my god. she -- okay, there's a scene where we meet in a bar. >> jimmy: yeah. >> where -- and i brought another clip, if you don't -- >> jimmy: yes, yes. >> but, she was -- we weren't drinking real alcohol in the scene, but she was drinking in a way like, she must drink like a pirate in real life. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. pounding them down. >> yeah. i was startled. >> jimmy: yeah. >> it was amazing. >> jimmy: yeah. she was -- yeah, yeah. -- kind of depressed. what an interesting film. >> okay. she said this, and i totally agree with her. she plays such a horrifying character that you would absolutely want to hang out with, as long as she wasn't turning the mean on you, you would totally want to go, "hey, what do you think of that person," just to hear what she would say. like after a while, she's like the shark in "jaws," like what is she going to do to this person that approaches her. >> jimmy: yeah. you don't want to be the person she approaches, but you want to see what goes down. >> as along as you can go behind a wall.
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>> jimmy: this is going to be a train wreck. >> exactly. >> jimmy: this going to be nuts. >> oh wow. oh boy. >> jimmy: yeah, so -- you can tell when charlize -- when she turns on that face, where it's all of a sudden like, she's having a decent time to, she's crazy. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: and it's like she makes these crazy eyes. like, whoa, it's good. >> she does some looks, where you go, "oh, god, oh god, here we go." >> jimmy: we have a scene here that again, you brought, thank you, patton. this is patton oswalt in "young adult." >> thank you. >> i'm matt freehauf. my locker was actually next to yours all through high school. >> matt. freehauf. yeah. yeah, your locker was right there. right next to mine. >> we didn't run in the same circles. you were pretty popular. if i remember correctly, you won best hair. >> did i? what did you win? >> i didn't.
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they usually give out like, 15 of those, only to like the same five people. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: fantastic. "young adult" is in new york and l.a. friday, december 9th, everywhere december 16th. go see this movie. patton oswalt, everybody. willow smith joins us next. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ two medium cappuccinos! let's show 'em what a breakfast with wholegrain fiber can do. one coffee with room, one large mocha latte. medium macchiato, light hot chocolate hold the whip, and two espressos, make one a double. she's full and focused! [ barista ] i have two cappuccinos, one coffee with room, one large mocha latte, a medium macchiato, a light hot chocolate, hold the whip and two espressos, one with a double shot. hehe, that's not the coffee talking. [ female announcer ] start your day with kellogg's frosted mini-wheats cereal. the 8 layers of whole grain fiber help keep you full so you can avoid the distraction of mid-morning hunger. no thanks, i'm good.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is only 11 years old, but has already made a name for herself with her hit song "whip my hair." her new music video, "fireball" will be out tomorrow, featuring nicki minaj. please welcome willow smith. ♪ you see you little kids all across the land there isn't need to argue 'cause parents do understand ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: willow smith, thank you so much for coming on the show. i'm a giant fan of yours. >> thank you. >> jimmy: you're really nice, you're really a polite person. i did a cover of your song "whip my hair." >> yeah, i watched it. it was awesome. >> jimmy: you liked it? >> yeah, it was awesome. >> jimmy: i did neil young and bruce springsteen, and we both got together and did a slower version like -- [ as neil young ] ♪ whip my hair back and forth ♪ yeah, see? you kind of like it a little bit. >> yeah. [ scattered applause ]
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>> jimmy: and i got the nicest -- the nicest thank you note i've ever gotten from anyone. look at this thank you note, by the way. look at this. i mean, look at this. it's like a leather thank you note. it's unbelievable. it's the nicest coolest -- i mean, you have such good manners. >> thank you. >> jimmy: thank you so much for doing this. what a cool role model you are, and thanks for being nice and letting me do that ridiculous version of your song. >> that's awesome. >> jimmy: all right, good. >> it's awesome. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: thank you. 'cause you have another big song. this is now "fireball," which i know. >> yes. >> jimmy: but now the video officially comes out tomorrow. >> mm-hmm. >> jimmy: i think it's -- b.e.t.'s doing the exclusive on it, but you and nicki minaj -- look at nicki here now. [ cheers and applause ] whoa! i mean, she's super fun, huh? what is she like to work with? is she fun? >> she's amazing, she's an awesome artist. she's crazy, she's wild. she's just really exciting to be around. >> jimmy: yeah, and did she help film the video with you, or come up with the idea with you or it was just -- >> we just got there, and just vibed out.
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>> jimmy: yeah, get there, vibed out, and go for it. that's awesome. now, i do follow you on twitter, just because i'm a fan of yours, but what is your actual twitter name? is it official? >> @officialwillow. >> jimmy: @officialwillow. and i thought this was kind of -- this is so awesome of you. you're trying to get everyone to follow your grandma? >> yeah, i put my grandma on instagram, actually. >> jimmy: okay. >> and she was like "oh, this is so cool." i was like "yeah." but she never goes on it. >> jimmy: she doesn't go on it at all. if you want to follow somebody, but don't -- she won't tweet that much -- follow willow's grandma. >> yeah. >> jimmy: she's pretty cool to follow. i like that. i think she's super fun. i want to do a fun thing with you here, if you don't mind. we play a lot of games here on our show. >> mm-hmm. >> jimmy: and i was wondering, if you don't mind, would you like to have a bumper car race with me? >> yes, awesome. yes. >> jimmy: yeah? >> yeah. >> jimmy: all right, let's do this. [ cheers and applause ] i'll go that way. go this way. >> go this way? >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. now, how long have you been in new york for? >> like, two days, i think. >> jimmy: two days in new york. okay. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and you're mostly in l.a., right? >> yeah, mostly.
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>> jimmy: okay, good, good. 'cause it's a lot of driving, it's a lot of driving here in new york. all right, look. here's our bumper cars right here. >> okay. >> jimmy: now, yours is the one that's blinking. oh -- you got the fireballs on yours. >> okay. >> jimmy: all right, that's a good one. what's up, higgins? >> steve: how's it going? >> jimmy: all right, here we go. >> steve: buckle up -- >> jimmy: yeah. >> steve: -- for safety. >> i buckle up like this. >> jimmy: wait, how come your -- ? my buckle doesn't work. >> mine neither. >> well, okay, wait a second. i think we're allowed to just -- we might as well just do it now. we're not doing it. all right. we won't go that fast. we won't go that fast. all right, ready? now, here's the deal. we're gonna race down the hall, we're gonna go through the doors over there, okay? and then, onto the stage and head for the finish line -- whoever loses gets covered in silly string. >> okay. awesome. >> jimmy: all right, deal? why are you looking at my hair? is it weird? >> no, i'm looking at the picture above you.
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>> jimmy: oh, okay good. that is pretty weird. all right, pal, you ready? so higgins, i want you to say "on your mark, get set, go." good luck, willow. >> thank you. >> steve: on your mark, get set, go! ♪ go, go! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: whoa! oh, my god. i can't stop. i can't stop. [ applause ] i can't stop. i can't stop. i can't stop. should i get out? i can't stop. what if i can't stop? willow, i don't know what is going on, i swear. ♪ what is going on? >> steve: come on! ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: come on, i got to give it to the winner right there. >> thank you. >> jimmy: oh my gosh. we love her. willow smith, the music video for "fireball" will be released tomorrow. the roots perform next. hey, thanks, buddy. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] [ male announcer ] since julia discovered
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. we are so lucky to have the roots here on the show every single night. and tonight, we're honored to present a special performance of songs from their brand new album "undun." with a little help from bilal, d.d. jackson, and the metropolis ensemble, please welcome the roots. [ cheers and applause ] [ beep ] [ beep ] [ beep ] [ flatline ] ♪
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♪ i'm a side of suicide heads or tails some think life is a living hell ♪ ♪ some live life just living well i live life tryna tip the scale ♪ ♪ my way my way my way my way ♪ ♪ yo, i'm always early i never take off cause i got a job rob peter to pay paul ♪ ♪ now i realize it's the winner that takes all do what i gotta do because i can't take loss ♪ ♪ picture me living life as if i'm some animal that consumes its own dreams like i'm a cannibal ♪ ♪ i won't accept failure unless it's mechanical but still that alcohol mixed with the botanical ♪ ♪ i guess i be referred to the owners manual full of loaners ♪ ♪ full of all the homeless throwaways and the stoners ♪ ♪ soldiers of the streets
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with 8th grade diplomas and the world awaiting their shoulders as a bonus ♪ ♪ look, let he without sin live without sin until then i'll be doing dirty jobs like swamp men ♪ ♪ counting the faces of those that i might have been it's like living that life ♪ ♪ but i won't live that life again ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ i'm a side of suicide heads or tails some think life's a living hell ♪ ♪ some live life just living well i live life tryna tip the scale ♪ ♪ my way my way my way my way ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: the roots, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] check out their new album, "undun." visit
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latenightwithjimmyfallon.com for an exclusive bonus performance. wow, we'll be right back, everybody. [ cheers and applause ]
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