On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Tuesday, October 14, Jimmy Fallon’s first guest was actress Emma Stone, who stars in the movie, Birdman. Later in the show, Fallon played the game Box of Lies with her. His second guest of the evening was actor Logan Lerman whose latest movie is Fury. The musical guest on the Tonight Show was the awesome musician, Sam Smith. His debut album, In the Lonely Hour, is out in stores now.
Jimmy Fallon welcomed his audience, who gave him a standing ovation. Then, he launched into his Tuesday night monologue, cracking jokes about events and people in today’s news. What follows are a few of the jokes from the monologue, somewhat paraphrased.
Here’s what people are talking about. Some big international news — Kim Jong-Un made his first appearance in 40 days. But now that he’s seen his shadow…”
“Putin pulled out of Ukraine, or as he put it: ‘That’s what she said.'”
“Dancing With the Stars was on last night. It was the big partner switch episode. Tommy Chong asked ‘We switched partners?'”
Jimmy Fallon “fired” a camerawoman, Rose, an old lady who he said was a “diva.” She started cursing at him. As she left, she attacked one of the writers.
“The search engine Bing has a new feature which will predict the losers of the midterm elections. If there is anybody good at predicting failures, it’s Bing.”
“There’s a new app like Tinder for people who are on the road a lot. It’s great for single travelers and also for Dateline.”
“The news about Ebola has everybody on edge. Yesterday, this news broke. ‘The Ebola outbreak may drive up the price of chocolate.’ Today, panic ensued.”
“A bar in London has been named the world’s best bar for the third year in a row. If you want to find out what the best bar in the world is like, just keep drinking at your bar,” Fallon said.
“The movie is Birdman, it’s out Friday — Emma Stone is here! We’re going to go head-to-head against each other playing the game Box of Lies. Then, Logan Lerman will be here, from the movie Fury! Also, musical guest Sam Smith will be here!” Jimmy Fallon announced.
“It’s time for Pros & Cons. We’ll be looking at the Pros & Cons of watching The Walking Dead. The zombies will stop at nothing to stop their insatiable desire for human flesh. Con: It’s like white people with Pumpkin Pie lattes. Pro: The show promises to eat the competition. Con: That’s Chris Christie’s campaign slogan. Pro: Watching the zombies shuffle across the floor. Con: Realizing that you’re watching Dancing With the Stars. Finally, Pro: It’s the best way to see a bunch of freaky creatures gorging themselves. Con: Other than going to a Waffle House at 3:00 a.m.”
When the Tonight Show came back from a commercial break, Jimmy Fallon introduced his first guest of the evening, actress Emma Stone. “Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Emma Stone!” Fallon said.
“You look gorgeous as always!” he told her.
“I kind of want to lie down on the couch while you ask me questions, if that’s all right,” she said. She did so, while Fallon asked her about her life and dreams. Then, Fallon said “It’s true that you’re coming to Broadway! You have a major role in Cabaret!”
“Yes,” she said. “Rehearsals start on November 11th.” She told Fallon that she was taken to see Cabaret at the age of nine. She fell in love with it even back then.
Jimmy Fallon showed photos of Emma Stone when she was younger. She said she was an otter in the play “Wind in the Willows.”
Emma told Jimmy Fallon that she was in a Thanksgiving play, also. She described the plot of the elementary school play to Fallon.
“This movie, Birdman, comes out this Friday. You have great scenes with Edward Norton. The shots are long, like 15 minutes long,” Falon said. “The whole movie is basically a long tracking shot.”
Emma said “If I moved too fast going around a corner, the whole shot was ruined. Which it was, and we ahd to do it all over again.”
Jimmy and Emma talk about the movie and Michael Keaton’s role in it. Fallon said “Here’s Emma Stone in Birdman,” showing a clip from the movie. She plays his daughter in the flick. “You’re scared to death you don’t matter. And you know what — you don’t! Get used to it,” her character said to her dad.
“This is why I want to challenge you to a game,” Fallon said. “I think I’m a good actor too, and I want to show you my skills, in a game called Box of Lies.” The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon then went to a commercial break.
Jimmy Fallon explained the rules of the game. They will each take objects out of boxes and either lie about them or tell the truth, while their opponent will guess if it is a lie or the truth. The first one to get 2 points will be declared the winner.
Emma said “I love to lip sync but I’m a terrible liar.” She went with Box 4. “Oh, it’s heavy,” she said.
“It’s a hint!” Fallon responded. The object was a birthday cake.
“What is it, my dear Emma?”
“You know how in a deck of cards there’s three or four cards you have to throw out to play a game? This is three or four of those cards sculpted in the shape of a salamander,” Emma stated.
“You lie!” Fallon said. It was a lie, so Jimmy got the first point
“It’s a plate with a tiny squirrel surfing on a piece of lettuce,” Jimmy Fallon told Emma about the object that had been in his box.
“You’re telling the truth!” Emma said.
“No, I’m not!” Fallon said. “I’m lying! I’m the champion of lying!” Rejoicing in his victory, the Tonight Show went to another commercial break.
After the break, Jimmy Fallon said “My next guest plays opposite Brad Pitt in the movie Fury. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome Logan Lerman!”
“You’re on the rise, my many!” Fallon said to him.
“I’m a little jealous you played Box of Lies with Emma Stone,” he told Fallon. He admitted to having “lied all through high school.” He said “I had a book report and didn’t do it. I remember in the morning I went to the piano and recorded a song and gave the recording to my teacher and said ‘The whole book is in this song.’ I aced it, obviously! I lie for a living –it’s called ‘acting.'”
Besides Brad Pitt, Michael Pena and Shia LaBeouf are also in the movie Fury.
“Was it an incredible amount of work? Was it stressful?”
“We went to boot camp. That was the hardest thing we had to do. Just doing a movie about these people was a humbling experience,” Logan said. “Boot camp was a transformative experience. It brought us all together as a family. We slept in a tent together on cots.”
“As long as you got a good night’s sleep, that’s all that matters,” Fallon said. “You play the newbie — we have a clip here,” he said, and then showed it to the audience and viewers at home. It was a pretty intense scene with Brad Pitt — the movie looks like it will be a great one for fans of war flicks.
Back from the break, Jimmy Fallon introduced Sam Smith performing his latest hit, I’m Not the Only One from his album In the Lonely Hour, ladies and gentlemen, Sam Smith!”
Sam Smith was INCREDIBLE! He is one of today’s hottest singers. The song was a throw-back sort of song, one that would probably appeal to a wide audience. The audience clapped along as he sang. He has a wide vocal range, singing parts of the song in falsetto. The audience erupted into applause and cheers as he finished singing.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was terrific tonight! Whenever Jimmy Fallon plays a game with a guest, it is usually a pretty cool experience that often becomes a viral video in and of itself. Will the game Fallon played tonight with Emma Stone, Box of Lies, also go viral? Watch it below and help make it do just that!
Written By Douglas Cobb
Jimmy Fallon and Emma Stone Play Box of Lies