Tonight Show: Jimmy Fallon Plays Catch Phrase With Giada De Laurentis

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On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Fallon’s guests were actor Josh Brolin from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and comedian Artie Lange. His third guest was celebrity chef, Giada De Laurentis. It’s a great Thursday night lineup. Jimmy and Giada are going to team up against Artie Lange and the Tonight Show announcer, Steve Higgins, to play the game “Catch Phrase.”

Jimmy Fallon opened up the Tonight Show with his monologue. “Hot crowd! Hot crowd tonight!” he said. Some of his jokes included one on Rob Ford being asked to be tested for drugs. Ford is a frequent topic for Fallon’s jokes.

Also, he made jokes about President Obama, Extreme Makeover Home Edition and Hulk Hogan and David Haaselhoff starring in a new movie together. He quipped about someone called Paul Stoner getting busted for having allegedly $10,000 of pot in his possession.

Jimmy Fallon then did an installment called “I’ve Got Good News and Good News.” Actual NBC anchors did “reports” about news articles, in which all of the news was good news. They were all fake, of course; but, some of the stories were pretty funny.”The very talented Josh Brolin from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is here! Here’s his book, Crash and Burn! Artie Lange is dropping by! Superstar chef Giada De Laurentis is here and we will play the game ‘Catch Phrase’ later tonight!”

Then, Fallon did his Hashtag segment, “My Roommate is Weird.” “We got thousands of tweets,” Fallon said.  “Within 15 minutes it was a universal Trending Topic.”

“My roommate drew shocked faces on all the fruit in the refrigerator so when you opened the door they looked surprised.”

“My roommate used to put scratch marks in his deodorant so he would know if I used it.”

“Instead of killing roaches my roommate would put cups over them. I’d come home and some of the cups would be moving.”

“My roommate once drunkenly peed behind the refrigerator. When I asked him if he knew what he was doing, he said “Yes.”

“Thank you for stopping by!” Jimmy Fallon said to Josh Brolin.

“I’m excited because it’s the 30th anniversary of the very first film you were in, The Goonies!” Jimmy said. “It’s one of those films that has held up.”

“It’s one of those films that everything you’ve done since then doesn’t match up,” Brolin said.

Jimmy Fallon told Brolin that a sequel is in the works with Richard Donner directing it. He gives Brolin a neckerchief headband to wear like his character in The Goonies had on and Jimmy put one on also. “You look so cool wearing that while I look like a guy who’s trying out for Fame,” Fallon said.

Josh talked about how great it was to do a scene with Mickey Rourke. But, Brolin said it was all “green screened.” They were put into the same scene, later, but Mickey had already done his acting job and had left, so they did not get to act face-to-face with each other. Then, Jimmy Fallon played a cool video clip from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. “It opens in 3-D in theaters everywhere tomorrow,” according to Fallon.

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Jimmy Fallon’s second guest of the evening was comedian Artie Lange. He was talking about his latest book, Crash and Burn. He said “You, me, and Josh Brolin. It’s like ‘Good Looking Guys Night’ here. One of us doesn’t have a chance of having sex with Giada tonight,” Lange said.

Fallon said that he was concerned about Artie Lange performing comedy at a casino because of his past issues with being addicted to gambling. But, Artie said that he was not gambling anymore. He would “gamble and get hookers,” he said.

“One time,” Lange said, ” I sold out the place on Super Bowl evening. There was a guy who would go get you anything you want. The guy said he would send someone up with an itinerary. Their was a knock on the door and it was a blond and a brunette. They were smokin’ hot and we had sex. The guy paid for it, I guess. They were telling me great things like ‘You have nice bone structure.’ I had to go to the bathroom and I was so paranoid they would steal something I told them to keep clapping their hands. They never stopped clapping. When I came out, it looked like they were applauding me for going to the bathroom. Now, I don’t drink, I don’t smoke; all I’m allowed to do is stare at the wall.”

Jimmy Fallon said that everybody in the audience would be getting a copy of Crash and Burn. He invited Lange to stay for the segment with Giada, to which Lange replied “How much can she bench?”

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When The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon returned from another commercial break, Artie Lange and Steve Higgins played the “Catch Phrase” game with himself and Giada. Artie started, giving clues to Steve Higgins. Higgins got King Kong correct. Giada got Fallon to say “Upside down.”

They went back and forth, doing well, until Giada said “Not The Bachelorette,” for a clue for The Bachelor.  She got buzzed for that and then said “I need a new partner,” blaming Fallon. In overtime, Jimmy Fallon tried to get Giada to say “Fork in the road.” She got it, finally. Eventually, she and Fallon “won” the game.

Back from break, Jimmy Fallon said that recently, Giada just opened up her first restaurant, named “Giada”, in L.A. She made cocktails for them all — except for Artie Lange — that she called The Destroyer, after Conan the Destroyer. Giada tried to show them how to cook something, but with Jimmy Fallon up there, with Artie Lange and Questlove, there was more joking around than actual cooking done. She had some prepared ahead of time, though, that she let them all try and they loved it. More commercials ensued….then, back from the break, Jimmy Fallon thanked all of the guests and that was the end of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

With just one more day to go, it has been a pretty good week so far for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as far as guests go. Tonight was no exception, with actor Josh Brolin on as the first guest, talking about his first movie, The Goonies and his upcoming flick, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Comedian Artie Lange, always funny, was in rare form, promoting his latest book Crash and Burn. He got a touch racy with some of his jokes, but hey, the show is on late at night.

Written By Douglas Cobb

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