Tonight Show: Jimmy Fallon Races Jason Statham in Hamster Ball Race [Video]

Jimmy Fallon

On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy’s guests are Jason Statham, Demi Lovato and David Chang. Fallon will be playing the game Hamster Ball Race with Statham and he will engage in a hot wing eating contest with chef David Chang tonight. Also, Jimmy Fallon will do his always funny “Thank You Notes” segment. What a great Friday episode!

Jimmy Fallon’s monologue was excellent. He did some jokes about Rob Ford, a mainstay of comedy routines; some about President Obama; and how cereal have changed their names due to cost-cutting measures, like “Total will now be called Partial.”

In his “Thank You Notes” segment, here were a few “Thank You Notes” that Fallon mentioned:

“Thank you, pumpkin flavored beers that are in stores way to early, being the adult equivalent of Back-to-School sales.”

“Thank you, Children Crossing street signs, for saying ‘It doesn’t matter what age or sex you are, everyone carries a purse.'”

“Thank you, legendary blues musician Buddy Guy, for being named something that makes people think they can’t remember your last name.”

“Thank you, UPS, for leaving a mysterious riddle on my door whenever I miss a package.”

“Thank you, Pineapple Upside Down cake, for being a much better name than ‘Oh, crap–I dropped the pineapple cake.'”

“You can see the next actor in The Expendables III with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham!” Jimmy Fallon said, announcing the first guest of the night.

“You haven’t lost a game yet, but eventually, you’re gonna lose!” Statham said, about the Hamster Ball Race.

Fallon mentioned the latest film that Jason Statham is starring in, The Expendables III. “This one, it’s crazier, more explosions and shootings. You almost died in this film.”

“That’s right. This was serious. We were on a dock in Bulgaria. I was in a 3-ton truck. I hit two camera men. The windows were down. The truck went into the mud, 60 feet down in the Black Sea. You have to get the composure — I had to get out the window. At this point, you know who all your friends are,” Statham said.

Sylvester Stallone, he continued, was talking on his cell phone. Nobody tried to jump in to help save him. Fallon showed a clip, then, from The Expendables III, featuring Jason Statham. It was pretty cool!

Jimmy Fallon said that they would do the Hamster Ball Race right after the Tonight Show comes back from a commercial break. They will be in human-sized hamster balls, trying to beat each other to a finish line in the plaza outside of the studio.

“Alright; let’s get into our balls!” Jimmy said, and Higgins counted down and waved a checked flag to start the race. They had to go around a dancing panda, Hashtag. Jason Statham ended up being the winner!

“The Blue Ball has won, the Blue Ball has won!” announcer Steve Higgins said. “This was a barn-burner, a race for the ages!”

Out of breath, Jimmy Fallon said “We’ll be right back, ladies and gentlemen! Demi Lovato will be with us!” Then, the Tonight Show went to another commercial break.

Jimmy Fallon

When The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon returned from the commercial break, Jimmy introduced Demi Lovato. “On September 6, she starts off her world tour. Please welcome my BFF, Demi Lovato!”

“You just got back from vacation and you did something dangerous, and I’m mad about that, Fallon said.

“What do you mean?” she asked.

“I don’t want you to get hurt.”

“In Bora Bora, I swam with the sharks and stingrays,” she said.

“What do they look like up close?” Jimmy asked.

“Sharks,” she replied.

He asked her what she liked to watch on TV. “I love crime investigations,” Demi said.

Jimmy said he liked watching shows like that, but they gave him bad dreams if he saw them too late at night. They talked about a movie, Dear Zachary — then, Jimmy gave her a copy of the DVD.

“I’m going on tour with Christina Perry, and I just found out that Becky G will be coming out for a few performances,” she said.

Jimmy mentioned that Demi was nominated for a VMA. Then, he gave her a shirt with his face on it, similar to one that she had given him, with her face on it. She said “Oh, my God! I’m going to wear it every day!”

Jimmy Fallon

Back from break, David Chang gave Jimmy and Questlove a refreshing beer shandy that tasted like a combination of grapefruit and beer. Jimmy interviewed him as they all were standing at a table with the chicken wings on it.

“Let’s get down to business,” Jimmy Fallon said.

“I’ve been told you really like spicy chicken wings,” David Chang said. They both made their own versions of spicy chicken wings. They had to try to eat three hot wings the other had made. The first one to finish eating all three wings would be declared a winner.

“I think you’re going down,” Chang said.

But, Fallon had a secret ingredient — he injected each of the chicken wings with Scotch Bonnet juice. “Pumpin’ up the burn!” Fallon gleefully said.

“Don’t get mad at me,” Chang said.

David Chang apparently had made his wings pretty hot, also. Fallon won the Hot Wing Eating Competition, but barely. They both chugged milk afterward, as milk helps soothe the burning feeling from having eaten hot peppers.

Chang admitted that he “snuck in a little Ghost Pepper oil,” also, but even that did not get him the victory over Jimmy Fallon.

The Hot Wing Eating competition between chef David Chang and Jimmy Fallon concluded the Tonight Show. Tonight’s episode was probably either the best or second best episode of the week. The episode earlier this week, featuring Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon in an EW! segment, was also pretty hilarious. Still, this one, with both the Hamster Ball Race against Jason Statham and the Hot Wing Eating competition, as well as an interview with Demi Lovato, was a pretty cool one.

Written By Douglas Cobb

Tonight Show Hamster Ball Race between Jimmy Fallon and Jason Statham

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