On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight, comedian and actor Larry David will discuss his Broadway debut in “Fish in the Dark.” Fallon’s second guest of the show will be supermodel, Gisele Bundchen. Jimmy Fallon will also be singing All About That Bass with Meghan Trainor. His musical guest will be Jeezy (featuring Future) who will be playing with the Tonight Show‘s house band, The Roots.
Jimmy Fallon began the Tonight Show with his monologue. The show ran late because of the first NFL Thursday night football game of the year, in which the Seattle Seahawks trounced the Greenbay Packers 36 to 16.
Fallan got a standing ovation from the studio audience. “Here’s what people are talking about. Rosie Perez will be joining the cast of The View. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones will be sponsoring the show.”
Then, Jimmy Fallon mentioned that it was the first day of a reporter at CBS. He showed a clip of the reporter being introduced, then walking off, apparently not having heard the announcer speaking to him.
“We had a little controversy,” Fallon continued on, pronouncing “controversy,” like a person from the U.K. might. An executive at AKEA revealed that many of the products in their catalog are Photo Shopped. The products look the same, but the extra nuts and bolts on the floor are cropped out.”
“Hey, you guys — football is back!” Fallon said. Then, he said “It’s time for Tonight Show Superlatives.” Fallon showed photos of football players and cracked jokes about them. It’s best to see the photos and see what the football players look like, to have the jokes make much sense.
Jimmy Fallon mentioned to the show’s announcer, Steve Higgins, that “I have never met Larry David before.” He is going to be the first guest. Fallon said that he has meet Gisele before, though.
Then, Jimmy Fallon did a brief tribute to the memory of Joan Rivers, who sadly passed away today. He called her “a class act, all the way.” He suggested that people watch the Joan Rivers documentary, “A Piece of Work.” He said that she had an entire file cabinet full of her jokes and wrote new material every day.
When The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon returned from the first commercial break of the show, he said “I’ve gotta say right now that my favorite song is All About That Bass. Meghan Trainor stopped in and we did a version with The Roots of All That Bass using Elementary School musical instruments.” It was AMAZING! Check out the video below!
The Tonight Show went to another break. When it came back, Jimmy Fallon introduced his first guest of the show, Larry David. He co-created Seinfield and created Curb Your Enthusiasm. “I love you; New York City loves you!” Jimmy said.
Then, Fallon asked him if he had a great Labor Day holiday. Larry David said “No.” Then, when Fallon asked him if he liked any holidays, Larry David told him “Honestly, no. I think people should be working and in their offices. There shouldn’t be any holidays.’
“What are you doing in New York?” Fallon asked him.
“My friend’s son is getting Bar Mitzvahed. Frankly, I’d rather be going to a funeral. No gifts; that’s perfect,” Larry David answered him.
“You have two daughters?”
“That’s right. But, I thought it would be more like having a dog. I saw Snow White 275 times. I was taking on the mannerisms of the dwarfs. That was the highlight; the lowlight was seeing The Rugrats in Europe.“
“Do you have a dog?” Fallon asked him.
“No — dogs don’t care for me. The last time I saw a dog, he bit me, twice,” Larry David replied.
“If you had a dog and trained him, maybe he would like you,” Fallon suggested.
“Not necessarily. I had a dog who looked at me when I got home, then went back to bed. I like to see how they eat, though. They make it look like fun. I have trouble eating,” David groused.
When he talked about his ex-wife, Larry David said “You can always tell when a relationship isn’t going right. When the woman says ‘Take everything! Just go away!'”
“I always pictured you as a Broadway actor,” Fallon said, after he held up a poster from the play.
“Oh, you did, did you?” Larry David said snidely.
“It’s terrible,” he said to Fallon when Jimmy asked him about the play.
“What’s the name of the theater?” Fallon asked.
“I have no idea,” Larry David answered him. He seems perpetually grumpy, but that is a part of his schtick and appeal; though, he might try to deny that he has any appeal at all.
Jimmy Fallon then introduced supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who is also the wife of Tom Brady. She told Fallon that Brady gets really “focused in” when it is football season.
“You do things that would never happen to me in my entire life. You go to different countries and meet famous people,” he continued. “Here you are,” he said, holding up a photo, “doing yoga on the beach.”
Then, Gisele decided to show him how to do a little bit of yoga. “What can I handle?” Fallon asked.
She told him, before she showed him the yoga form, or asana, that she promotes Under Armour clothing. She said it is about “women’s strength, and empowering yourself.”
Gisele then showed how to do the “Plank,” which is basically how a person begins doing a push-up. She said “You should hold the position for one minute.” She told him “Look down; your neck has to be straight.
“Now, you can make it challenging,” she said.
“You don’t know how hard this is for me,” Fallon said. “No.”
“Now, put one leg up –” Gisele said. Fallon did, but he said “Daddy needs a nap.” Doing yoga often looks easy to people watching someone else do it, but when they try it, they usually discover it is not as easy as it might appear to be.
When The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon came back from another commercial break, he said that the documentary “See It All,” has just been released — here he is, Jeezy!”
Jeezy then performed a song off of the new album, and he was doing an awesome job rapping. Future did the chorus and backing vocals. Jeezy’s black baseball cap had the words “SEEN IT ALL” on it in tall white letters. The song sounded pretty cool — the album should do well. Fallon said “It’s in stores right now!”
What a fantastic Thursday night show! The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was delayed by the NFL football game, but, that was okay, because — hey, it was football and the first Thursday night one of the season, after all. Gisele was hot-looking — not the face, Tom Brady; not the face — and Larry David was pretty funny, albeit, grumpy. Jeezy performed a great rap song with Future and The Roots and Jimmy Fallon singing All About That Bass with The Roots and Meghan Trainor was yet another highlight of the show! Check it out, below!
Written By Douglas Cobb
Jimmy Fallon and Meghan Trainor (with The Roots) sing All About That Bass