Jimmy Fallon and Carol Burnett in ‘Tensions’ Skit [Recap & Video]

Jimmy Fallon

On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Fallon’s first guest was Jeremy Renner (Kill the Messenger) and his second guest of the evening was the legendary comedian, Carol Burnett. chef Mario Batalli also stopped by and musician Joe Perry sat in with The Roots. Besides this, Jimmy Fallon premiered a video, Ew, he and will.i.am appear in and asked viewers to help boost it to number one on the charts and Fallon and Carol Burnett were in a skit called Tensions.

Jimmy Fallon began the Tonight Show by welcoming his audience, who gave him a standing ovation as he walked onto the stage. Then, he performed his monologue, joking about the news of the day. Here were some of the jokes:

“This seems crazy to me, but a group in Russia just nominated Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize. He said ‘I’m all about piece — a piece of the Ukraine, a piece of Poland….'”

Continuing, Fallon said “On Saturday, the San Francsico giants beat the Nationals in 18 innings, the longest post-season game in history. You could tell it was long when the berr guy started selling coffee.”

Then, Jimmy Fallon joked about the movie Gone Girl and tied it in with the Giants game, saying “Gone Girl — she was gone because her husband made her sit through 18 innings of baseball.”

One of Fallon’s last jokes from his monologue was “Pizza Hut is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Book It. It combines two of America’s favorite things — pizza and lying about reading books.”

Joe Perry from Aerosmith sat in with The Roots and he played a part of Walk This Way. Jimmy Fallon showed a book called Rocks that Joe Perry wrote. He said that Robert Downey, Jr. would be on the show later this week. Then, he announced tonight’s guests, Jeremy Renner, Carol Burnett and Mario Batalli.

Jimmy Fallon said that will.i.am mentioned that they do a song together. He gave Fallon his email address and three days later will.i.am. sent him a song called Ew. The singer plays a 15-year-old girl in the video — one with a beard and mustache. It is pretty hilarious! Fallon, as Sara, does some pretty rapid-fire rapping in the song. Even the guy who plays Sara’s step-dad sings in the song!

“Call your local DJs and request this song! Let’s see if we can break into the Billboard Top 100!” Jimmy Fallon asked his viewers.

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Jimmy Fallon then introduced Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkeye in The Avengers movies and he is starring in Killing the Messenger that will open on Friday. Renner said his daughtere is 19 months old now.

“You casually slipped into an interview recently that you’re married. And, nobody knew.”

“Yes — nobody asked,” Renner replied.

Jeremy is now on Twitter, Jimmy Fallon said. He showed the audience photos that Renner had posted on Twitter and one of his own with his wife. In the photo of Renner, he had eye shadow on. Jimmy Fallon also showed a photo from Age of Ultron on set with Renner wearing a stunt double’s mask of Scarlett Johansson. It was kind of creepy-looking.

After that, Fallon talked with Renner about his latest movie, Kill the Messenger, based on a true story. The movie is set around the end of the Iran Contra time and involves the American government looking the other way when crack cocaine was pumped out onto the streets. The movie will be out on Friday.

Back from a commercial break, Jimmy Fallon introduced Carol Burnett. He said she is in a broadway production called “Love Letters.”

Carol told Fallon “I watch you guys all of the time! I love you!”

Jimmy Fallon talked to her about everybody loving her so much. He asked her about her book The Times We Had Together. He mentioned how they both broke character a lot by laughing. Carol said in some skits, she would be biting her finger to try to keep from laughing.

Carol said that Tim Conway was “merciless” when it came to trying to get her and the other cast members to laugh. Jimmy Fallon showed a photo from the Gone With the Wind skit to the audience, in which Carol is wearing the dress made out of a curtain.

They talked about the play “Love Letters” that Carol will be in. She said it will have a revolving cast, and Alan Alda would be one of the actors in it after she does her stint.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon went to a commercial break and when it came back, Carol Burnett and Jimmy Fallon did the skit Tensions together. Fallon said it was a show they once did together, from the 90s. “It was cancelled after three episodes,” Fallon said. He showed a clip from the “soap opera.”

It was very similar to the Carol Burnett Show skits, and though it was brief, it was pretty funny. Then, Fallon showed another clip from Tensions. Both involved coffee for some reason. In it, Fallon bit his finger, like Carol used to do, to try to prevent himself from laughing.

He showed one more clip from Tensions, about the character Fallon was playing walking his dog. Fallon had to look down at one point during the skit to try to stop himself from laughing. The “dog” was a toy one at the end of a leash. At the end of the skit, Carol threw coffee in Fallon’s face.

Jimmy Fallon

Chef Mario Batalli was the third guest on The Tonight show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Fallon said Mario had 25 restaurants all around the country. They have the same birthday. The food and Sangria Mario Batalli had ready looked delicious. Questlove from The Roots was also there to enjoy the Sangria and the shrimp dish Batalli had made.

Batalli asked Fallon to help him make some gazpacho to go with the meal. They all put safety glasses on when Mario blended everything together in a blender. Batalli talked about personalizing the soup using a platter of condiments. There was so much packed into tonight’s episode that that was pretty much the end of the show, except for when Jimmy Fallon thanked his guests after the last commercial break.

What an amazing Tonight Show episode, especially for a Monday! Jimmy Fallon somehow managed to have three guests on the show, each of them very entertaining, as well as having a video thrown in of him and will.i.am that was hilarious, and a skit called Tensions with actress and comedian Carol Burnett! Check out the Ew video below — it is LOL funny!

Written By Douglas Cobb

Jimmy Fallon and will.i.am. as mir.i.am. in Ew! video

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