‘Tonight Show’: Jimmy Fallon Welcomes Blake Lively and Brian Grazer

Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show this Tuesday was another fantastic episode, following last week’s repeats, with Jimmy Fallon welcoming his terrific guests, actress Blake Lively, who is one of the stars of The Age of Adaline, and producer Brian Grazer, who wrote the book A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. His third guest was the humorous comedian, Nate Bargatze. Also, Weird Al Yankovic stopped by, to add to the already amazing show, playing with The Roots.

Jimmy Fallon started off the show by getting a standing ovation from the studio audience. In his monologue, Fallon joked about topics like the Bill Clinton Presidential Library posting a photo of Hillary playing a game on a GameBoy. Fallon showed a clip of Hillary playing a game, that looked like Mario Brothers, but with a character that looked more like Bill Clinton. Then, Fallon joked about Earth Day, and a member of The Roots talked about “Earth Day Faux Pas.” The Roots band member said things like “Styrofoam is an Earth Day faux pas!”

Jimmy Fallon also joked about Jet Blue having the best customer service rating, but “Pillows are five bucks,” he said. He also joked about the makers of the Roomba, making a new product similar to it, but that is a lawnmower. “When asked about how is it similar, they replied, ‘Oh, it doesn’t work.'”

The Roots played Fallon to his desk, and Weird Al sang one of his songs from his latest album, Mandatory Fun. Fallon held up an issue of Mad magazine, with Weird Al’s face on it. Weird Al said that he had two dreams growing up, one was to have his face on the cover of Mad, the other was to play with The Roots on the Tonight Show.

Jimmy Fallon talked about an actual cellphone game he has been developing for two years, called “Tedsy.” It is free on iTunes. In the game,  a teddy bear collects feathers to use to stuff his pillow. Fallon said “I was not sleepy when I was working on it.”

Fallon mentioned upcoming guests, then said that the “talented and beautiful,” Blake Lively would be on. Also producer Brian Grazer will be a guest, talking with Fallon about his latest book. Comedian Nate Bargatze will be his third guest. He has an album out called Yelled at by a Clown. Nate’s dad was an actual clown.

Jimmy Fallon then did his comedy Pros & Cons bit. Tonight, it was the Pros & Cons of Using a Pot Delivery Service. Some examples that Fallon said, paraphrased, were: “Pro: It’s like using an Uber for marijuana. Con: In other words, a Doober. Pro: You can get weed without ever having to get off the couch. Con: Realizing that was the only reason you ever got up off the couch. Pro: Using a service with a really good customer guarantee. Con: Waiting an hour and then forgetting that you had ordered any pot.”

Back from a commercial break, Jimmy Fallon introduced his first guest, actress Blake Lively. “I haven’t left my house in four months,” she told Fallon.

Jimmy Fallon asked her if it was because of her new baby. They then talked about their kids, and Blake said she and her husband were already talking about what to do when she gets older and goes on dates. Blake told Fallon she wanted her baby to say “Momma” first. Fallon said he wanted his daughters to say “Dadda” first, of course.

Jimmy Fallon asked her how it was like working with Harrison Ford. She told him it was great, but she had never seen any of the Star Wars or Indiana Jones movies. She saw the first four Indiana Jones flicks the night before the first day she spent shooting the movie with him.

Harrison Ford had asked her if she wanted to get flown back to her place in his helicopter. She kept asking him questions about Indiana Jones, and she said “He just stared at me.” She added “He must think I have some major disorder. He’s been avoiding me.” She told Fallon “He’s probably intimidated by me — yeah, that’s it.”

Jimmy Fallon said “So, the idea behind The Age of Adaline is that you’ve been in a car accident, and now, you never age. You stay at the age of 29.”

She told him “Yes, my daughter ages and everyone around me does, but I don’t.” Fallon played a clip from the flick, one that also featured Harrison Ford, with a beard. Then, Jimmy Fallon asked Blake if she would play a game with him after the break. She said “I’d love to,” and the Tonight Show went to more commercials.

They played a game called Say Anything. The object was to not say the word that the other person has said. The word Blake chose first was “Singing.” The penalty was to have the other person put a piece of tape on the face of the transgressor. Three pieces of tape would mean that the person who got the other person to repeat the word would be the winner. Blake covered Fallon’s face with tape, easily winning the strange but somewhat funny game.

Jimmy Fallon

Next up on the Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon introduced producer Brian Grazer, who has produced TV series like Empire. Grazer talked with Fallon about his book, A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, and how he developed a curious mind. He tries to meet with a new person every two weeks, like scientists and doctors, and the book was written as a result of his experiment and curiosity about a variety of subjects. Grazer told Fallon “Being curious will propel you forward in life.” Grazer is currently on a tour, promoting the book.  Jimmy Fallon

After yet another commercial break, Jimmy Fallon introduced the third guest on the Tonight Show, comedian Nate Bargatze. Saturday, May 2, he will have a comedy special on TV. Nate said he was from Nashville. He and his wife were out on a lake in a boat, and she told him that a guy in another boat had been her ex-boyfriend. Nate said his wife “kept staring at him, like she was wondering what her life might have been like if she’d married him.” Bargatze said “We have a two-year-old daughter. We took her to Disney World for the first time. People told me ‘She won’t remember any of it. You shouldn’t be taking her now.'” He said “What am I supposed to do? Lock her up in a closet?”

Nate then joked about having met a couple who said that their names were “John and Jane Doe.” He said he was driving twenty years later, and it dawned on him that they might have been lying to him. He said he was reading a newspaper, “and it turned out, they were murdered.” He also joked about it would be difficult for him to try to prove to someone from the past that he was from the future, because he would not be able to describe what a satellite was. He said he would probably say something like “I dunno — a round thing in the sky.”

The Tonight Show this Tuesday continued host Jimmy Fallon’s week back after a break with another cool episode. Tonight, Fallon’s guests were actress Blake Lively, talking with him about her upcoming flick, The Age of Adaline; producer Brian Grazer, promoting his book, A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life; and, comedian Nate Bargatze. Weird Al Yankovic was a special guest, sitting in with The Roots.

Written By Douglas Cobb

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