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>> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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-- captions by vitac -- ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey! how you guys doing? that's what i'm talking about right there. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. happy tuesday. [ cheers and applause ] welcome. it's gonna be a great show. i'm so excited, you guys. tonight we have elmo on the show. [ cheers and applause ] he tried to cancel on me last minute and i was like, "aw, hell-mo!" [ laughter ] some -- some political news. the white house opened a new round of budget talks this week with members of congress. i bet those talks are easier now. it's like, "i want my budget. you want yours. there's only one way to settle this. raise your hand if you found and killed osama bin laden. anyone?
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[ laughter ] oh yeah, that was me, so -- my budget it is. yeah, thanks." [ cheers and applause ] by the way -- yes, we did. did you see this? rush limbaugh said yesterday that obama never would have tracked down bin laden if it wasn't for george w. bush's policies. although, in fairness, obama never would have never been elected if it weren't for george w. bush's policies, so -- [ laughter ] i guess -- [ applause ] hey, you guys the tony nominations were announced today and our guest tonight, the great whoopi goldberg, got five nominations for her musical, "sister act." [ cheers and applause ] give it up for whoopi goldberg! i love her. she deserves it. speaking of the tony's, i'm calling it right now. best cast, "the book of mormon." most casts, "spider-man" the musical. [ laughter ] definitely. most cast. one of the nominees for best
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play was "the mother f-er with the hat." that's the name of the play. [ light laughter ] "the mother f-er with the hat." that doesn't sound like a broadway show. it sounds like samuel l. jackson reading dr. seuss. [ as samuel l. jackson ] "the mother f-er with the hat! [ laughter ] thing mother f-ing one and thing mother f-ing two!" this isn't good, you guys. i read that starbucks is quickly becoming a popular place for thieves to steal ipads, laptops and purses. that's pretty crazy. i mean, can you imagine getting robbed while you're just trying to pay $6 for a cup of coffee? [ laughter ] can you imagine what that would feel like? [ applause ] that would make me so mad. some more business news. southwest airlines closed a $1 billion deal yesterday to buy airtran. yeah. that's a smart business move. eliminate the only airline that was keeping you from being the world's worst airline.
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[ laughter ] "why did we do that? bought airtran." and finally, in the wake of bin laden's death, the nba has announced that it will use metal detectors at all playoff games to screen for weapons. or, as the players put it, "uh-oh." ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show tonight give it up for the roots! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey! wow, wow, wow. before we get started, everybody, i'm very excited to announce that next week will be bob marley week, here at "late night"! [ cheers and applause ] ya mon! all next week, we'll have amazing musicians in our studio to perform some of bob marley's greatest songs, in honor of the 30th anniversary of his last concert. we're talking soundgarden's chris cornell, lenny kravitz, jakob dylan. and it all starts off with a performance from bob's son,
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ziggy marley, this monday, you guys! [ cheers and applause ] it's gonna be a phenomenal week. great music. it all starts next monday, may 9th. i cannot wait. please check that out. and, also i like -- i'm very proud just to show everyone this. this is making its debut, peaking up over here -- [ light laughter ] >> steve: what is it? >> jimmy: "thank you notes" is now a book, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ that's right. it is in color. it costs $12 and it comes out may 23rd. you can preorder from our website, or from amazon. it's our first book, everybody. this is it! [ cheers and applause ] with words, everything. hey you guys, we got a huge show tonight. one of my favorites, whoopi goldberg is here! [ cheers and applause ] oh, i love here. also, the amazing, the talented jennifer hudson is joining us. [ cheers and applause ] she's gonna talk to us, she's gonna sing a song. it's gonna be great. and, all the way from
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"sesame street," our pal elmo is stopping by. it's late for him. [ cheers and applause ] with his new dvd out, "elmo's travel songs and games." he is the best. he is -- it's late for elmo. >> steve: oh, it is. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: he's usually sleeping by this time. >> steve: he wakes up early. >> jimmy: yeah. he might be a little grumpy but who knows? ladies and gentlemen, it's time for "pros and cons." here we go! ♪ pros and cons and pros and cons and pros ♪ [ applause ] tonight's topic, "mother's day." that's right. it's coming up this weekend. it's a fun day. all about mom. but it can get a little stressful. so let's take a look at all the pros and cons of mother's day. here we go. pro -- mother's day is this sunday. [ light laughter ] con -- mother's day is this sunday? [ laughter ] i know. get something. pro -- it's an entire day dedicated to
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celebrating the woman who's influenced you the most. con -- oprah. [ laughter ] sound about right. pro -- mother's day is celebrated by people from all around the world in hundreds of nationalities. con -- and that's just in brad and angelina's house. [ laughter ] pro -- no one will ever love you as much as your mom. con -- and if you don't agree, you're dead to her. [ laughter ] my baby. pro -- the word mom is a palindrome. con -- a palindrome is any word that sarah palin can't spell. [ laughter ] palin or palin? >> steve: sarah palindrome. >> jimmy: pro -- going out to brunch with the whole family. con -- apparently mom's new boyfriend, rick, is now considered part of the "whole family." [ laughter ] "what's up? nice to meet you, man.
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i'm rick. two things, one -- i'm 23 years old. [ laughter ] two -- if you want to, you can call me dad." [ laughter ] >> steve: "you like mt tattoo?" >> jimmy: "i got a good tattoo. i got a tattoo." >> steve: "it's garfield peeing on osama bin laden. [ laughter ] [ applause ] i gotta get a new one --" >> jimmy: garfield -- "if you want to -- i've been taking mma lessons." [ light laughter ] "rick!" "i gotta split." [ laughter ] >> steve: you can get elmo, right? >> jimmy: i gotta get on my moped and take off. [ light laughter ] [ imitates moped engine ] he drives a little moped. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: "ah man, could you give me a jump?" [ light laughter ] >> steve: "push me down this hill. [ laughter ] if i pop the clutch, it'll start." >> jimmy: "push me down this, i'm gonna throw it in drive.
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anyways, nice meeting you, man. [ light laughter ] push me, man!" >> steve: "nice meeting you, little dude." >> jimmy: "whoa, here we go! nice meeting you, little dude." [ laughter ] "don't call me 'little dude.'" [ light laughter ] pro -- using skype to have a long conversation with mom. con -- about how to use skype. [ laughter ] "mom, just press the button -- i can't hear you. i can't hear you, mom." pro -- calling your mother a "mom i'll love forever." con -- or calling her a "milf" for short. [ laughter ] that could get confusing, i think. don't do that. >> steve: i don't get that. >> jimmy: i don't know, but i think it could get confusing. >> steve: oh. oh, i got it. [ light laughter ] >> pro -- you made your mom a construction paper card with elbow macaroni and glitter. con -- you're 32 years old. [ laughter ] "rick gave me the same one. rick -- there he is -- rick!" >> steve: "rick just drove by on
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his moped." "rick tp'ed our house, mom." >> jimmy: rick tp'ed their house? >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: "i was gonna pick up a couple -- couple growlers. bring 'em back and put 'em in the fridge." [ laughter ] >> steve: "you want some of this party ball? coors party ball?" >> jimmy: do they make party balls anymore? >> steve: i don't know if they do, but rick would have one. [ laughter ] rick would know. >> jimmy: no, i think rick has those growler, you know? >> steve: what are the growlers? >> jimmy: they're refillable glass bottles you bring to stores and get them filled up with beer. >> steve: oh. like off brand sodas or beer? >> jimmy: off -- yeah, no, the generic beer. >> steve: like diet -- oh. >> jimmy: like the -- microbrewery, yeah. "just picked up a couple growlers. this was $35." >> steve: "you guys ready to roll?" >> jimmy: "so don't drink the whole thing." [ light laughter ] "you guys wanna play dominoes?" "shut up!" >> steve: "hey, can i borrow some money?" [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: "hey, at dinner tonight, can i wear shorts or can i --" [ light laughter ] >> steve: "my pockets are sticking out below my --" >> jimmy: did you wear jean shorts? [ light laughter ] >> steve: he wears jean shorts, he got a leather wallet.
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[ scattered applause ] oh, i know rick. >> jimmy: "this is ridiculous, man." >> steve: "you got skoal? you got some bandits?" >> jimmy: "i take bandits but i cut 'em open and just go naked." >> steve: "hey, mind if i borrow that slim jim?" [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: you wanna borrow my slim jim? >> steve: yeah, i'm just kinda -- feeling hungry." >> jimmy: borrow it. >> steve: "hey, hey --" i got some coupons to arby's." >> jimmy: we got it, rick. rick, i'll eat myself, thank you, buddy. i appreciate it. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: "here's a fake i.d. it says it's your birthday. you get a free breakfast at denny's if you go. [ light laughter ] your name is tad -- tad wilson. just tell 'em that. happy birthday tad, right?" >> steve: "right. hey, tell 'em it's your birthday." >> jimmy: "tell 'em it's your birthday. it's mine too. what's our name? tad wilson." [ light laughter ] and finally, pro -- i love you, mom. >> steve: aw. >> jimmy: con -- now, please unfriend me on facebook. please. thank you.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest is an oscar, emmy, tony, and grammy award-winner. oh, my goodness. she is also a co-host of "the view," a best selling author, and now the producer of the new broadway show "sister act," which just got nominated for five tony awards today. we love it when she comes by. please welcome back to the show the one and only whoopi goldberg! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> hey. >> jimmy: whoopi goldberg, come on. >> hello, darling. >> jimmy: you always bring me something fun. >> i have brought you something wonderful. from lulu's cake boutique. >> jimmy: i do not know lulu. >> lulu is downtown -- >> jimmy: oh my gosh.
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>> -- and they make their own rendition of twinkies and snow cones, and i want you to taste this one. it's a chocolate blend, much like myself. [ laughter ] take a bite of that. >> jimmy: here we go. hmm. >> is that insane? >> jimmy: wow. it's like a ring ding. >> in a way -- >> jimmy: yeah. >> -- yes. >> jimmy: but this is like, fascinating. wait. i want to do it again. >> okay. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this is delicious. >> isn't that great? >> jimmy: i'll tell you, it's just like a gourmet -- whatever this thing is. >> it's fantastic. >> jimmy: is that a ding dong? >> it could be. i mean -- it's not my ding dong, but -- [ laughter ] >> i made you eat a ding dong. in front of the whole country! >> jimmy: on national tv? >> that's right.
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is this the first ding dong you've ever had? >> jimmy: i've had them before. i had them in college. [ laughter and applause ] >> now, they also -- >> jimmy: summer camp. >> do the yodel. they also do a yodel. their rendition of a yodel, but, you know, i brought some to my band. >> jimmy: oh yeah. come on. you've got to pay the roots off. >> can i go give it to them? >> jimmy: absolutely, absolutely. >> come on. >> jimmy: they deserve it. they're the greatest. you're so nice to do this. >> well -- >> jimmy: thank you. >> you know, i love the bands. >> jimmy: you do. >> so now -- >> jimmy: whoopi, you always wear the best shoes when you come on. >> i do, don't i. >> jimmy: look at these guys. look at those guys. >> here, baby. can you handle this for me? [ applause ] thank you. >> jimmy: i'm liking the shoes. >> the shoes are great. >> jimmy: they're really nice. they're from -- they're from a place called irregular choice. [ cheers ] you know them? they have the greatest shoes, and, you know, i have big, flat, size 11 feet so when i put these on, i'm like -- hi! [ laughter ] i feel very girly when i'm in
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them. >> jimmy: they're beautiful. >> enjoy the treats. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. this is fantastic. thank you. >> isn't that great. lulu's, go check them out. >> jimmy: this is great. we're celebrating because, five nominations. >> yes. we've got five. >> jimmy: five. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: i'm so happy for you. >> i'm telling you, it's so exciting, and the folks, the kids in the show, this young lady that's playing the dolores character is called patina miller, she sings and your hair stands up. >> jimmy: really? >> i mean, she has such an amazing range, and all the girls who are playing the nuns are fantastic. all the bad guys in the show, having wonderful things. >> jimmy: pretty exciting thing -- alan menken does the music. >> jimmy: alan menken. absolutely. did a bunch of the "beauty and the beast." >> right. this is all '70s, because they've transferred my old dolores to a young, fairly gorgeous dolores in the disco era.
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so the music is all fantastic, and by the end of it, you're just having a good time. it's a great show. >> jimmy: i mean, last time you were here, we were talking about this. it's hard work t. >> it is hard work. >> jimmy: i mean, you worked your butt off to get this. so that's why i love -- this is what you get. if you work hard you guys, you get five tony nominations. this is what happenens. [ applause ] >> well you know -- >> jimmy: were you going all over the place. you were in london. >> i'm still -- i just came back. i just -- i was in london. i just came back from vienna, because it really is about world domination by "sister act." we're opening in vienna. we're opening in, probably in japan. we're going to open in -- ah, korea. we're going to open in italy. i mean, we're just going to bring "sister act" -- because, come on. singing nuns and a girl on the run. there's nothing more fun than that. >> i mean, yes. everyone can relate to it too. yeah. >> everybody can get into it. >> jimmy: have you seen the other plays that are nominated? >> yes. i'm telling you, it's a fantastic year. >> jimmy: it is right. >> "the book of mormon" is really good. i loved "the championship
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season." you know, because i love those actors on stage man, they are fantastic. >> jimmy: kiefer and -- >> kiefer and --. >> jimmy: jim gaffigan and a bunch of people in there. >> everybody in there. it's just -- it's wonderful. priscilla is wonderful. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i think he likes the word wonderful. i think that's what he's clapping for. [ laughter ] >> well, that sounded kind of aggressive. it scared me. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no, no, no. he's very friendly -- very friendly audience members. we have the friendliest audience in the history of new york. >> because it sounded likes i took his wallet or something. >> jimmy: no, no, no, no, no, he's fine. he's cool. >> like, hey. >> jimmy: he's cool. he's cool. how did -- but how did this come about? you just go -- look this is crazy, let me tell you about this. "the color purple" became a play. >> right, i didn't have anything to do with that. that was oprah. oprah produced that. >> jimmy: right. yes. but, you were in "the color purple." >> originally. yes. >> jimmy: the movie. yeah. >> yes, yes, yes. >> jimmy: and then "lion king." >> yes i was in that. >> jimmy: and you didn't have anything to do with the play. >> i did not have anything to do with the play. >> jimmy: and then "ghost" is now a musical in london. >> yeah, which i also have nothing to do with. >> jimmy: what is going on? this is insane.
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>> you know what, in the days when it's rough, when i'm feeling a bit sorry for myself -- >> jimmy: yeah. >> i realized that i'm probably one of the few people who's characters can translate from -- from film to stage. so that's four, five of my films that i'm in that i have a significant part in that are there. and i say, it's not easy to find someone to do what i do. so you find someone who can do something different. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and i like that. and on the good days i think, yeah, whoop. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you did it. >> yeah. i did that. >> jimmy: yeah. >> i did all of that, but it's great. listen, man -- >> jimmy: i hear you. but it takes a talented person to switch what you did and make it into something else. >> well, the greatest thing about "sister act" is that it really was a musical. i mean, it was a film musical and now we put it on stage, and there's great stuff happening on broadway. i can't say it enough to people.
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you know, live performances, it's one of the reasons when you see late night shows, they have live music, because it's -- there's nothing like it. when you hear an orchestra or a band start up, you just feel better. >> jimmy: you really do. >> so go to the theater. go to the theater. >> jimmy: yeah. support broadway. yeah. it's good stuff. [ applause ] i have a -- i have an idea for another play that you should do. >> okay. >> jimmy: "the view." [ laughter ] the musical. right? all these personalities, right? everyone's got. ♪ what you said to me what did you say to me ♪ did you mean that ♪ did you mean that ♪ ♪ i'm walking off the set i'm walking off the set ♪ ♪ that was ridiculous that was ridiculous ♪ ♪ he was born in hawaii part of the usa ♪ [ applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: go see "sister act" now playing at the broadway theater right here in
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new york city. the one and only whoopi goldberg, everybody. we'll be right back with jennifer hudson. come on back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] this is the nexus s 4g, the first phone that's google to the core, with sprint's super fast 4g speed. a phone this powerful can do almost anything. so now... [ cat meows ] ...we can fill the internet with even more cats. with 4g speed, the latest version of android, and the best google apps, cats can be searched, watched, and shared faster than ever. the nexus s 4g. only from sprint. america's favorite 4g network. trouble hearing on the phone? visit
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is an academy award-winning actress and grammy award-winning singer whose new album "i remember me" is in stores now. so happy she's on our show. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome jennifer hudson! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome, welcome, welcome. >> hi how you all doing. >> jimmy: you look beautiful. >> thank you. >> jimmy: now you were you at the -- you were at the met ball last night. >> i was, and i heard you were there too. >> jimmy: i was at the -- yeah. "vouge" does this --
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>> yes. >> jimmy: a big party at the -- at the metropolitan museum, and it was just insane. >> it was. >> jimmy: it was like, everybody that's everybody. >> there was so many people in there i had to go back in my room and look on wire image to see who was there. and i'm like -- they were there? they were there? they were there? so i had -- it was so crowded. >> jimmy: where were you sitting? it's a giant place. >> i was right -- right -- like right by the stage. >> jimmy: me, too. >> see? and i didn't see you. >> jimmy: really? yeah. i was dressed as a woman. >> no. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no, i wasn't, but was like -- i had a couple problems. i forgot, when you kiss people and say hello at these fashion events, it's a double kiss. >> yes. sometimes i forget, too. >> jimmy: cause i don't do double kiss here. but you go to these fashion things -- it's like -- and -- and i can do four. i don't know what i was doing. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and fergie -- fergie ferg from black eyed peas comes up, and goes, "hey, jimmy." i go "oh, hey fergie, how are you?" i kissed this way -- and then she goes to the other way, and i didn't know -- and i just -- so i kissed again. i kissed her on the lips.
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her husband's right there, my wife's there. i'm like -- >> but no, i didn't mean to do that. right? >> jimmy: no, i did not. >> i thought was just me. >> jimmy: no. it was a good kiss. [ laughter and applause ] thanks. then i kissed -- then i got into it and then i'm like, i'm mr. double kisser. i double kissed guys, girls, all around. they guy -- the waiter gave me a drink, the bartender, and then i see madonna. >> the bartender? >> jimmy: i see madonna -- >> you should get her too. >> jimmy: i gave her a double kiss. i gave madonna a double kiss and i go -- and she goes -- finger gun. [ laughter ] she gave me the finger gun. i go wait, now i've got to do the finger gun. she totally showed me up. of course, madonna's going to show me up. >> oh, bad news. >> jimmy: then i started giving the finger gun and they threw me out. >> oh really? >> jimmy: but, look at this -- >> that's how i missed you then. >> jimmy: exactly. they threw me out. "i remember me." look at this. >> yes. that's my album. thank you. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: you look gorgeous right there. >> thank you. >> jimmy: very long, beautiful arms. >> i wasn't sure how long they look. >> jimmy: you look gorgeous. >> everybody thinks i'm short, and it's like no i'm long. let me show you my height. >> jimmy: stand up. i'm 6. >> with the shoes i'm like what? over 6 feet tall --
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>> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. >> -- and everybody -- if i had a dollar for every time i heard, "oh, my god, you're so tall." i wouldn't need to be sitting on your couch right now. [ laughter ] i wouldn't! because every -- it happens almost every day. and i'll be like everybody says that. but i'm a tall girl. so that's point. right? >> jimmy: people come up to me and they go, aren't you chris kattan? [ laughter ] i go -- i think he's funny but he's not me. you have an interesting story. when did you first realize that you could sing? >> well -- >> jimmy: you've got a talent. >> thank you. i started singing when i was in church at the age of 7. and then when i realized it was something different, singing with other kids, and just seeing the reaction to me when i was singing versus others. even other kids noticed like, wow. people were really taken. >> jimmy: because the other kids are just like -- ♪ the wheels on the bus go round and round ♪ and you're like -- ♪ round and round [ laughter and applause ] >> yeah! it was something like that. like -- like -- >> jimmy: i bet they do. let's get the wheel on the bus!
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i want to sing with jennifer. get out of here, kids. go on. here jennifer sing. >> see, i can't even finish. what. >> jimmy: sorry. >> yeah -- but yeah it was like that, and just to see different people getting noticed in it, and, like, my music teachers, or people at church, they would have me sing around. >> you started doing gigs. right? you started doing weddings. >> yeah. yeah. so -- i started out in church and then i became the wedding/funeral singer. and it's so crazy to me today, because i sit and think how much i get paid now to sing just one song versus when i used to charge $25 a song. but i didn't charge for the funerals. okay. not the funerals. >> jimmy: what? that's where all the money is. come on! >> do you know as many funerals as i sang for? i would need to stop right now. like -- to the point -- >> jimmy: that's when you were vulnerable i think. >> because we -- my family has the hudson funeral home in chicago -- that wasn't a plug, by the way. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: we're sponsored by that funeral home. they do commercials for our show. the hudson funeral home in
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chicago. >> yeah. we have the hudson funeral home, and i would be -- they thought i was funeral singer. that's how many funerals i would appear at singing. but after a while i was like, "look i cannot sing at another funeral. don't call me no more." it was getting depressing after a while. it did. >> jimmy: what, did you sing like their favorite song or something? >> it was always "his eye is on the sparrow." ugh, every funeral. >> jimmy: "his eye's on the sparrow"? >> yeah. you don't know it? >> jimmy: i don't know that song. >> oh lord. >> jimmy: give me just a tatse. >> okay. ♪ why should i feel y'all better play. ♪ discouraged ♪ and why should the shadow come ♪ see, it's a funeral song. >> jimmy: oh, my god. [ applause ] ♪ why should my heart feel lonley ♪ >> jimmy: i'm getting chills right now. ♪ lonely an lost you don't want me to keep singing, then you'll be dead.
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>> jimmy: no, no, no. just one more line. >> okay. ♪ for heaven is home when jesus is my portion >> go on girl! my constant friend is he his eye is on the sparrow ♪ >> jimmy: oh, my god. >> and then you've got to shake your head. >> jimmy: yeah.
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♪ and i know he watches over me ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: holy moly! ♪ the wheels on the bus go round and round and round and round and round ♪ ♪ and round >> jimmy: jennifer hudson. oh, my goodness. pick up "i remember me." she'll be performing later in the show. and i also want to the say, your actually also going to perform for bob marley week, next week. >> i am. i'll be back next week. >> jimmy: what song? >> can i say? >> jimmy: say, yeah. say it. >> "no woman no cry." >> jimmy: come on you guys. you guys, jennifer hudson. elmo joins us when we get back. stay tuned for more jennifer hudson. that was insane. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: this next guest is one of our best friends and we're so happy to have him visiting again. please welcome back to the show from "sesame street," one of our favorite monsters, elmo, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> jimmy: hey, buddy. >> not it. that kinda hurt. >> jimmy: nice to see you. >> hi, everybody! >> audience: hi elmo! >> it's so good to see you. >> jimmy: yeah, elmo, you're back. >> it's so good to see you too, mr. fallon. >> jimmy: oh, i love you so much, elmo. you're my favorite, buddy. how you doing? >> elmo's good. >> jimmy: yeah, i heard that you just went to -- >> but how can elmo top ms. jennifer hudson, huh? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that was phenomenal, right? >> first of all, hubba hubba! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hey, elmo. yeah. beautiful, right? then, to sing like that? that is wonderful. >> jimmy: can you sing like that, elmo? >> no. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: well, i figured i'd ask. i don't know. >> no, elmo was gonna try to sing something but no -- no. >> jimmy: okay, okay, no problem. i don't want to make you -- i know you're shy. >> no, it's okay, it's -- what was that beautiful song she sang? >> jimmy: it was -- >> "his eye is on the sparrow." >> jimmy: "eyes on the sparrow." >> ♪ eye is on the sparrow
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[ laughter ] >> jimmy: hey. [ cheers and applause ] that was beautiful. >> ♪ and he watches over me ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] elmo actually said "me." elmo never says "me"! >> jimmy: no. >> only in song. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: oh yeah, only in song. >> only in song. >> jimmy: elmo always says "elmo." >> yes. "elmo." yes, yes, yes. >> jimmy: hey elmo, i want to know about this. >> what? >> jimmy: did you go to white house? you were just at the -- >> yeah, baby. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: elmo, what happened at the white house? was it the easter eggs? >> oh, yeah. it was the easter egg roll. have you ever done that before? >> jimmy: i've never done easter egg roll? >> why not. you've been deprived. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: well no, i've had an egg roll before. at a chinese restaurant. [ light laughter ] >> ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] you need your writers. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right, look --
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yeah, yeah. i do, i do. i need -- >> you really need your writers! >> jimmy: okay -- all right. [ laughter ] it's not that funny. hey -- >> no but elmo got to meet the first -- the president for the first time. >> jimmy: oh my god, that must have been exciting. >> it was really cool. but elmo kind of -- like -- like ate his face. >> jimmy: what happened? what do you mean? >> yeah, well elmo did this -- come here, come here. elmo did like -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. >> and then elmo yelled out, "where's the secret service when had needs them?" [ laughter ] >> jimmy: really? >> no, but he -- he said it was -- ms. michelle obama said was okay. >> jimmy: oh, she said was okay? >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: all right, good, good, good. elmo, you know, i was just gonna say, i saw you on an episode of "top chef." >> oh, yeah, yeah, yeah! and elmo saw you on it too! >> jimmy: you did? you saw me? >> yeah, elmo saw you, too. >> jimmy: i was -- yeah -- >> elmo saw you too! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right. >> -- it was fun. >> jimmy: it was really fun, right? >> well, it was -- it was all about cookies. but elmo kind of wanted something else because elmo's kind of a connoisseur. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: oh. that's a big word for you. elmo got that from his mommy and
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daddy. >> jimmy: oh, very nice. now, did you have fun on that show? >> yeah, it was really cool. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and what's that -- what's that pretty model's name? that lady? >> jimmy: padma. >> hubba-hubba. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right, wait -- elmo -- all right, good. >> hubba-hubba. >> jimmy: hey elmo -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: there's a new dvd out that i'm really enjoying. >> what is that woman doing down there? >> jimmy: she's -- >> what are you doing down there? [ laughter ] what is she -- >> jimmy: no, no, elmo. elmo, no. >> hey wait, a minute. [ applause ] >> jimmy: elmo -- elmo, come back here. elmo, get back here. elmo, elmo -- >> lady, lady -- when you're done -- when you're done -- yeah, okay, okay. okay. she's okay. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: okay. [ cheers and applause ] >> she's okay. >> jimmy: she's fine. thank you -- >> i mean, do you do that -- do you do that to a lot of your staff here? >> jimmy: no, no, no. [ laughter ] not everyone sits on the floor. >> oh look, there's other people, over there! >> jimmy: there's a lot of people sitting in the floor. >> yeah, yeah. oh, you wanna talk about that? okay. >> jimmy: well, i got this new dvd -- >> okay, but elmo can't be active when you --
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>> jimmy: it's a really fun dvd that i'm really into. [ laughter ] now, this is -- >> you have no money in there. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it's about traveling -- >> do they pay you here? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, they pay me a lot of money. >> mr. lorne michaels, do you pay here? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah -- >> he doesn't wanna talk about it. >> jimmy: not enough. yeah, here we go. we have -- this is -- this is -- about road trips. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and going on a road trip. has elmo ever gone on a road trip? >> yes, elmo has. >> jimmy: you have? >> yeah, it's a lot of fun. >> jimmy: it is? >> oh -- you're okay -- she got it. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: he's 3 years old, you guys. >> no, but yeah, elmo goes on a road trip. it's really cool. and -- >> jimmy: yeah? >> the problem is elmo has to go to the bathroom a lot. >> jimmy: oh, no, no, no. >> so it took us a lot longer to get where we need to go. >> jimmy: there's a songs on the dvd that i -- it's called "go before you go." >> yes. >> jimmy: do you know that song? >> elmo's trying to remember it. >> jimmy: oh. [ light laughter ]
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>> do you remember? >> jimmy: no. >> okay. ♪ ♪ da da da da da you go when you go ♪ something like that. >> jimmy: yeah, that's great. yeah, that's good. >> is that okay? >> jimmy: yeah. >> that was embarrassing. >> jimmy: no, no -- [ laughter ] >> to me it was really embarrassing. >> jimmy: well, no, elmo, you should've -- >> i mean, if anybody should know, it elmo should. >> jimmy: no, elmo should've came to rehearsal. [ laughter ] [ audience ohs ] >> get away from elmo. >> jimmy: elmo! >> get away from elmo! >> jimmy: no, i'm joking! come on back! i'm kidding. i was just kidding. elmo, i love you, i was joking. >> okay. well, they gave it to elmo but elmo forgot the -- elmo forgot. it was a long time ago. >> jimmy: oh no, i know. it's no big deal, elmo. we'll just take that out. >> yeah right, you just said it to everybody on national television that elmo didn't know the song. you're not coming to "sesame street" anymore. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: wait, elmo -- talking about? >> the roots, you can come.
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but you're not coming -- >> jimmy: elmo! listen to me. elmo, listen, listen. >> no! >> jimmy: elmo! elmo. >> what? >> jimmy: don't be afraid. >> what camera is that? camera one? [ laughter ] >> you'll never catch elmo on "jimmy fallon" anymore. we have 30 seconds. [ laughter and applause ] we have ten seconds. >> jimmy: elmo, elmo, elmo, let me talk for a second. >> okay, go ahead and talk. >> jimmy: now, you have this -- you've been on road trips. it's fun and you have a problem going to the bathroom when you go and -- elmo, look at me. >> no. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you're being -- elmo, you're being bratty. elmo, you're being -- [ laughter ] elmo, you're being a brat. you're being a little bit of a brat now. are you sorry? >> no. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: aw. [ audience aws ] >> yeah, jimmy, go ahead, go ahead. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right, look, you guys. elmo has a gift. everyone is gonna go home with his great new dvd! [ cheers and applause ] that's right. he's the best. we love you so much, elmo!
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♪ ♪ i, i, i i've been through some things please don't hold that ♪ ♪ against me can't nobody love you like i'm going to love you can't nobody love you ♪ ♪ like i'm going to love you even though i, i, i still can feel a sting no need to second guess me ♪ ♪ can't nobody love you like i'm going to love you can't nobody love you like i'm going to love you ♪ ♪ see i, i, i, i i don't mind you putting up a little bit of fight ♪ ♪ it's all right but why run from what's going to hold you tight through any complications ♪ ♪ baby maybe we can start tonight yeah i saw the dirty looks you gave me
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don't care what your ex do ♪ ♪ can't nobody love you like i'm going to love you can't no one going to love you ♪ ♪ like i'm going to love you and if you dare, don't dare send me straight to voice mail babe i'm just ♪ ♪ going to text you hope it ain't no issue i just got to let you know no one going to love you ♪ ♪ like i'm going to love you see i, i, i, i i don't mind you putting up a little bit ♪ ♪ of fight, it's all right but why run from what's going to hold you tight through any complications ♪ ♪ baby maybe we can start tonight oh i put that on everything ♪ ♪ ain't no one going to love and ain't no one going to hold you and show you what ♪ ♪ i could show you somebody better told you oh baby ♪ ♪ your name's spelled out on every heart beat ain't no one going to love you ♪ ♪ ain't no one going to hold you
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show you what i could show you ♪ ♪ oh but if you should go down that same road you've been before ♪ ♪ oh you're in reverse your pain rehearsed just brace yourself for the blow ♪ ♪ but don't you know that you could just let it go yeah don't you know ♪ ♪ i, i, i i've been through some things please don't hold that against me ♪ ♪ can't nobody love you like i'm going to love you can't nobody love you like i'm going to love you don't you know i, i, i, i ♪ ♪ i'm making you this promise clutching on a rosary ain't no one going to love you ♪ ♪ like i'm going to love you ain't no one going to love you like i'm going to love you ♪ ♪ hey now oh
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i put that on everything ain't no one ♪ ♪ going to love you ain't no one going to hold you show you what ♪ ♪ i could show you somebody better tell you oh your name spelled out ♪ ♪ in every heart beat ain't no one going to love you ain't no one going ♪ ♪ to hold you show you what i could show you somebody better tell you ♪ ♪ i, i, i i've been through some things please don't hold that against me ♪ ♪ can't nobody love you like i'm going to love you ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, wow! oh, my god. that's phenomenal. jennifer hudson, check out her album "i remember me." wow. see her on tour beginning june 17th in reno, nevada. we'll be right back everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ coach ] in albuquerque, citi pre-approved my mortgage.
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♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to whoopi goldberg, jennifer hudson -- elmo!


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