On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Fallon had as his guests comedian Ricky Gervais and musician Steve Van Zandt. Later in the show, Jimmy played the game Lip Flip with Ricky and sang with Steve. The musical guest of the Tonight Show was iLoveMakonnen. Fallon also continued giving away a sweater a day during his annual “12 Days of Sweaters” giveaway.
At the start of the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon welcomed his audience warmly. He then went into his nightly monologue, poking fun of topics in the headlines of today. Some of the jokes he made follow, in a somewhat paraphrased form.
“Here’s what everyone’s talking about,” Fallon said. “It turns out the CIA has been using torture methods that are very controversial. Making people sit through an entire ad of a YouTube video.”
“Howard Stern is returning as a judge for his 10th season of America’s Got Talent. Still not returning — talent.’
“Umpire Dale Scott came out during an interview in Referee Magazine. Huge shock, that there’s a Referee Magazine.”
“Researchers at Google are getting rid of Capcha Text. So, I’m saying goodbye to a few of my favorite Capcha words,” Fallon said, reading out some humorous phrases people had to type in to “prove they’re human,” such as “Ima Weiner.”
The Roots played Fallon to his desk, then he mentioned upcoming guests. He said that “Tonight, Ricky Gervais is here! And, Stevie Van Zandt from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be here, and iLoveMakonnen.”
“Tonight, we’ll look at the ‘Pros & Cons of Santacon.’ Pros: The event raises money for needy children. Con: It goes to therapy for children who see Santa Claus taking a leak behind a Dumpster. Pro: Seeing a little dog dressed in a red suit. Con: Realizing it’s a rat in a Doritos bag.”
“It’s time for a new Tonight Show tradition. It’s time for ’12 Days of Christmas Sweaters’ giveaway! Since there’s 11 days left, let’s open door #11.” Jimmy Fallon called out #427, and the person who had that number on her seat rose up to get the sweater as Jimmy walked down the aisle with it.
“It’s beautiful! Are you kidding? It’s gorgeous!” Fallon said. “Stick around; we’ll be right back with Ricky Gervais!” Then, the Tonight Show went to a commercial break.
“Our first guest is the creator of The Office, Extras and will be in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” Jimmy Fallon said.
“Shalomar,” Ricky said, mentioning the group whose music The Roots played a she walked out and took a seat.
Ricky said he would dance on Fallon’s birthday. Of course, at first, Fallon said that “Today is my birthday.” But, then he said it was September 29th.
“At Christmas, do you have puddings in England?” Jimmy Fallon asked Gervais.
“You want to talk about puddings?” Ricky asked back, laughing at how ridiculous that sounded to him.
“Well, what do you have in England at Christmas?” Fallon asked.
“We have puddings,” Ricky said.
He said that at Christmas, one time, he bought everyone 100 pounds’ worth of Scratch Cards. “That was the gamble. That was a life lesson. You have to imagine at Christmas that my family is like The Waltons, except drunk and fighting.”
Ricky then talked about his mom’s funeral. He said “I came prepared with a box of tissues. I wrote on them things like ‘Stop sniveling. You snotty cow.’ The vicar asked what our mom’s interests were, and my brother said ‘She was a keen racist.’ The vicar said he couldn’t say that, so my brother said ‘She also liked to garden.'”
Gervais said he and his brother pretended to kidnap their mom once. “She was screaming when we put her in the boot of our car. No one came to help her.” Fallon showed a clip of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, where Ben Stiller’s character asks Ricky Gervais’ character for the tablet that brings the statues and everything else at museums to life at nighttime. Gervais tells him “no,” and thinks that he is crazy.
Back from the break, Fallon told Gervais “What I’d really like to see is you interviewing yourself. This is a new bit called Lip Flip.” It was pretty humorous. Ricky could hardly stop himself from laughing. Jimmy Fallon had Gervias say “I’m a little baby,” and had him sing a silly song.” Fallon made it look like Gervais was licking his lips, and said “I would really like to sing a song with you.” They both song Little Drummer Boy. It was AMAZING! Check out the video below!
After a commercial break, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon came back and Jimmy introduced Stevie Van Zandt, who is currently starring in Lillyhammer on Netflix.
“I have to say congratulations on being conducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
“I have to say congratulations, too, on the birth of your new baby daughter,” Stevie said. He talked with Jimmy about the group, The Rascals, and having appeared on The Sopranos. He said “I had nothing better to do.”
“And, that led to Lillyhammer. It’s in the third season now, right?” Fallon asked him.
“Yes, and we’re now winning all of these awards. It only came out in Norway, to start,” Stevie answered. “My character likes to sing in his club now and then.”
“You got Bruce Springsteen to act?” Jimmy Fallon asked.
“Yes, and it turns out he’s a pretty good actor. He plays my brother, Guiseppe, a mortician.” Stevie Van Zandt plays Frank Tagliano in the series.
“You have a great voice!” Fallon said.
“Thank you,” Stevie said.
“You’ve got a taste of Sinatra in your voice. Want to join me and sing?” Fallon asked.
They both donned Sinatra-like hats and sang My Kind of Town. They did an incredible job singing together on this classic hit song. Then, the Tonight Show went to another commercial break.
When The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon returned, Fallon introduced iLoveMakonnen. He sang the song Tuesday, a pretty cool-sounding song. iLoveMakonnen was wearing a Santa Claus hat as he sang. Click on the last link below to hear the song!
Tuesday often seems to kind of drag along, but with guests like Ricky Gervais and Stevie Van Zandt, not to mention his musical guest, iLoveMakonnen, Jimmy Fallon brought it tonight, and made the day a bit brighter for everyone who watched the show. Remember to check out the video below!
Written By Douglas Cobb
Jimmy Fallon Flips Lips With Ricky Gervais