The Tonight Show this Thursday was chock full of fantastic guests, as host Jimmy Fallon welcomed actor Chris Evans from the Captain America franchise and his brother, Scott, who played the game Team Flip-Cup with Fallon and his sister, Gloria. Also, rapper Shaggy went head-to-head against Fallon and the show’s announcer, Steve Higgins, in a “Shaggy Off.” Other guests included the cast of Monty Python, and the musical guest was Lunchmoney Lewis.
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon kicked off the show by doing his monologue. He joked about a variety of topics, like a little girl who asked how old Mrs. Obama was. “Old enough to put you on the ‘No-Fly list,” the First Wife replied, according to Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon also joked about President Obama visiting the Florida Everglades to commemorate Earth Day, and he showed a clip of Obama screwing up his speech. He also joked about Mayor De Blasio trying to compete against Hillary Clinton. Fallon did a head-to-head comparison of the two, and De Blasio did not quite add up to what Hillary has accomplished.
Jimmy Fallon mentioned that members of Congress were served over 6,000 tacos from Taco Bell. Then, he said he thought it had an “effect” on them. He played a clip of some Congress members expelling gas while giving speeches.
Fallon continued, saying “Many minor league baseball players have been caught using steroids. Apparently, not enough steroids.”
After The Roots played Jimmy Fallon to his desk, he said that “Tomorrow night, Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Olsen will be here! But first, tonight, joining us from the Avengers movie, Captain America, Chris Evans, will be here! He and his brother, Scott, will play a game of Team Flip-Cup. The cast members of Monty Python will be here, and musical guest, Lunchmoney Lewis is here!”
Then, Jimmy Fallon said “It’s time for Tonight Show Hashtags!” The hashtag that he started was #MyWeirdWaiter. He said the first one was “My waiter forget to bring straws, and said ‘Not again, Barry — you’re better than this.'” Another one was “My server sat down at our table and made us watch videos of her adult son doing ‘Hard Core.'” Yet another one was “As our waiter brought us our silverware, he said ‘Here’s your instruments of delight.'” The last one was “The first words from our waiter was ‘Tell me what you want, what you really, really want.'”
After a commercial break, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon said that his favorite impression the Tonight Show announcer, Steve Higgins, does is of the rapper, Shaggy. Fallon said that “Mr. Bombastic, himself, Shaggy,” had challenged Higgins to a “Shaggy Off.” Fallon would be the judge of the contest.
Shaggy went first, sounding great, adding a Reggae flair to his rap. Then, Higgins went, and he was pretty darn AMAZING! He rapped fast-paced, giving Shaggy a challenge. But then, Shaggy unleashed a rapid-fire torrent of words, himself, upping the ante.
Higgins answered back, with some rapid rapping of his own. Then, they joined up forces, rapping together. “It was a close call, but the winner of the ‘Shaggy Off’ is…Shaggy, ladies and gentlemen!” Fallon announced.
When the Tonight Show returned after more commercials, Jimmy Fallon introduced his first guest, actor Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. They talked about the Photo Bomb bit that they did during the Super Bowl, and Fallon mentioned, again, that Chris Pratt would be on tomorrow night. Both Evans and Pratt liked to do pranks. Fallon showed Chris Evans and Chris Pratt in a photo visiting a Children’s Hospital, dressed up in their movie costumes.
Jimmy Fallon mentioned that Chris Evans moved in with his parents at their house for a while, and Evans said that his nephew has the same sort of speech impediment that he has, saying “w’s” instead of “l’s” sometimes. Fallon showed a clip of Evans’s young nephew saying “I don’t wike it!” He said that he sometimes still says that phrase to himself, and occasionally in his everyday speech.
They then talked about the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron flick, and Fallon showed a clip from the movie. It looks like it will be action-packed.
“I was thinking about doing a little bit of competitive family drinking after the break,” Jimmy Fallon told Chris, challenging him to the game of Team Flip-Cup. Then, the Tonight Show went to another commercial break.
After the break, Fallon, his sister, Gloria, Chris Evans and his brother, Scott Evans, all played a game of Team Flip-Cup. The object was to try to be the first team to flip their plastic red Dixie cups after drinking the beer in them. The first team to reach the last cup, drain it, and flip it, would be the winners. Chris and Scott easily beat Fallon and his sister. “I don’t like it!” Jimmy Fallon exclaimed. He usually is much better at the game. Perhaps the Evans brothers had been practicing in their spare time.
More commercials ensued, and then Jimmy Fallon introduced the cast of Monty Python. Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin were all there. Eric Idle presented Fallon with a coconut. Fallon sat with them, while John Cleese took Fallon’s seat behind his desk. This year marks the 40th anniversary of their movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Eventually during the interview, John Cleese took a seat next to Terry Gilliam, and Fallon got his usual seat back.
“Did you expect it to be a major hit?” Fallon asked them.
They joked, saying “Yeah, yeah — we expected it.” They told him the movie just cost $400,000 to make. They decided to bang coconuts together because they could not afford real horses.
“Do I have to sit next to him?” John Cleese said. Then, he switched seats with Fallon again, and started asking them questions. Jimmy Fallon answered, in the voice of Paul McCartney. “Tomorrow night, over at the Beacon Theater, there will be a screening hosted by John Oliver,” Fallon said.
The Tonight Show concluded with the musical artist, Lunchmoney Lewis, performing after another commercial break. He sang Bills, from his EP of the same name. The Roots accompanied him as he sang and rapped the lyrics. It was a catchy, cool-sounding rap, with a touch of a Gospel feel to it at times as Lunchmoney Lewis sang.
The Tonight Show and host, Jimmy Fallon, had a KILLER Thursday night show, with a lot of amazing guests, like Chris and Scott Evans; Fallon’s sister, Gloria; the cast of Monty Python; Shaggy; and Lunchmoney Lewis. It was a great Thursday night episode.
Written By Douglas Cobb