tv Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC November 16, 2011 12:35am-1:35am PST
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey, what's happening? how are you? thank you very much. welcome. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. we're going to have fun tonight. i'm very excited, you guys. this is the -- >> i love you, jimmy! >> jimmy: thank you so much. i love you, too. how you doing? >> i love you more! >> jimmy: oh, my god. [ light laughter ] no fighting over how much you love me, please. [ laughter ] i planted those people in the audience. >> steve: aw. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm really excited, you guys, because this is the first full week of games for college basketball. [ cheers and applause ] yeah. college basketball, or as nba fans are now calling it, basketball. [ laughter ] did you guys see this? during a fund-raiser yesterday, president obama urged his supporters to watch the gop debates. although legally he had to add, "but not while operating heavy machinery." [ laughter ]
some election news. today, rick perry unveiled a new plan to completely overhaul all three branches of government. [ laughter and applause ] don't beat me to the joke. don't beat me to the joke. he unveiled a new plan to completely overhaul all three branches of government, just as soon as he comes up with a plan to remember all three branches of government. [ laughter and applause ] there you go. [ as rick perry ] >> "judicial -- the nina, the pinta, and the santa maria." [ laughter ] >> steve: "huey --" >> jimmy: "huey --" >> steve: "dewey --" >> jimmy: "dewey --" >> steve: "and the news." >> jimmy: and the news. yeah, absolutely. [ laughter ] huey, dewey and the news. [ as rick perry ] >> "and louie, too. whatever." [ light laughter ] >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: hey, you guys, the tsa is warning airline passengers not to smuggle drugs by disguising them as holiday gifts. [ laughter ]
so, if you were going to try and do that, you are probably still going to try and do that. [ laughter ] i can't -- i can't -- you got a few who have to have their drugs. "let me see what's in here now?" "there's nothing. it's just a vase for my mother." "is it really?" [ bong sounds ] [ laughter ] "that's not a vase!" [ applause ] "that is not a vase." thank you, higgins. [ applause ] higgins, the michael winslow of our generation. [ laughter ] speaking of drugs, custom officials in arizona discovered 300 pounds of marijuana hidden inside a shipment of watermelons. yeah, they knew something was up when the watermelons were like, "dude, isn't it crazy how we start off as ovals, but then --" [ laughter ] "-- by the time people eat us, we're triangles?" [ laughter and applause ] "hey, is that that vase that you just got for christmas?"
[ laughter ] [ bong sounds ] hey, this isn't good, you guys. apparently, there's an outbreak of the flu among dogs here in new york. [ audience aws ] in fact, just to play it safe, most dogs are using a straw to drink out of the toilet. [ laughter ] that's right. a lot of dogs here in new york have been catching the flu, but between you and me, i just think my dog didn't want to go to work this morning. [ laughter ] i think he just made it up. he was putting zicam in his snout. >> steve: are you really okay? >> jimmy: precaution. [ imitates alarm clock ] >> steve: hit the snooze? >> jimmy: he put -- yeah. he put vicks vapo rub on other dogs' butts. [ laughter ] getting a little sniffle. and finally, some big music news. ozzy osbourne is reuniting with black sabbath for their first album since 1978. [ cheers and applause ] that will be so fun. so, be on the lookout for the new song -- [ imitates ozzy ] [ mumbling incoherently ] [ laughter ] we have a great show tonight,
you guys! give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, my goodness. what a show we have tonight. some unbelievable legends on the show tonight, but we got a lot of stuff to talk about, too. one thing is this -- this book right here -- our book, "thank you notes." [ cheers and applause ] it's in book stores right now. it's -- how much is it? like $400? [ light laughter ] >> steve: i think it's, like, $400 to $600. >> jimmy: it's a great thing to get for thanksgiving because you sit around the table. people are getting ready for thanksgiving, and you got nothing to talk about, so this thing -- you just hand out a bunch of "thank you notes." it's thanksgiving, so you give thanks, right? >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: someone reads it, everyone gets a good laugh, and then you come out of the closet and finish thanksgiving. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: that's what you do. [ laughter ] whatever. >> steve: just playing. >> jimmy: i don't know what happens on thanksgiving. >> steve: whatever happens, happens. >> jimmy: either way, it's a fun bit. you should get this, but we have other things to talk about, too. like, look at this. the roots have two albums coming
out. >> steve: what? [ cheers and applause ] the roots! >> jimmy: the hardest-working band in the universe. the first one is this -- "betty wright and the roots." this is out today. [ cheers and applause ] we love betty. betty wright. good, good, good. she was on our show. >> steve: she's lovely. [ whistles ] [ applause ] >> jimmy: sounds good. and that's a killer record right there. but then -- this is huge right now. this is your 13th album, the roots are releasing? >> mm-hmm. 13th, yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: it's called -- coming out december 6th. is this gonna be the cover cover? >> yes, that's the cover. >> jimmy: have we ever shown this cover before? >> we have not. nope. >> jimmy: this is a debut of what the cover looks like. [ drum roll ] i'm not gonna show it. [ laughter ] why? >> steve: let me see it. >> jimmy: why would i do that? >> steve: let me see it. oh, my god, it's great. [ laughter ] [ drum roll ] >> jimmy: all right. the 13th album. it comes out december 6th, so you can get on, you know, itunes right now. you know, just preorder it. it's called "undun." here it is. here's the cover. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ preorder this guy. >> steve: oh, my gosh.
>> jimmy: you know what? you got to stuff your stockings. you got five stockings, you get five copies of "undun," and you're finished. >> steve: yeah. "thank you notes" and -- >> jimmy: put all the cds and "thank you notes," too. >> steve: and you're done. >> jimmy: and betty wright as well. but "undun" is spelled incorrectly. i love that. [ light laughter ] >> steve: is that a sandwich? >> jimmy: well, i don't know -- no, it's not a sandwich. >> steve: oh. >> jimmy: it's like mattresses. bunch of mattresses. >> steve: make it a sandwich. >> jimmy: is it a sandwich? >> it's a mattress, but -- >> jimmy: it is a mattress, but -- >> i like a sandwich better. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: there's a guy -- that is not a sandwich. >> steve: it's like a monte cristo. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: it says -- >> steve: giant monte cristo. >> jimmy: a monte cristo. [ light laughter ] oh, my god. >> steve: is that just the way i see the world? >> jimmy: that's the way you see the world. everything is a giant monte cristo. so, "undun," december 6th, guys. go pick it up. it's going to be awesome. [ cheers and applause ] we love the roots! [ applause ] as i said though, we have a giant show tonight. he is acting royalty, and he's also royalty royalty. sir ben kingsley is back! [ cheers and applause ]
he's a cool and talented man. it's always good to see that guy and have him come on our show. he's always fun. she is getting insane reviews for her new movie, "like crazy." felicity jones is here! [ cheers and applause ] very sweet. very nice. and we've got music from a true legend, you guys. you get to go home and tell everyone that you saw this happen. the one and only -- this guy's won every award in the history of the universe. he might be the most famous guy ever. >> steve: he could be. >> jimmy: tony bennett is on the show tonight! >> steve: oh my! [ cheers and applause ] that's, like, a real legend. that's, like, a legend's legend. >> jimmy: he's a legend's legend. >> steve: yeah. [ applause ] >> jimmy: he's gonna do a classic song. it sounds so good, and his band's so good, too. like, it's just beautiful music, and a -- that's a -- [ as regis philbin ] "tony bennett's on the show." [ laughter ] i saw regis the other day. he goes -- [ as regis philbin ] "so, you got tony bennett on your show. it's my last week, and you got tony bennett. i don't have tony bennett." [ light laughter ] "i have you and donald trump. i don't have tony bennett on the show." [ light laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] complaining.
he didn't yell at me. >> steve: aw. >> jimmy: he was nice. hey, guys, it's time to look at the stories making headlines today, and weigh the good with the bad. it's time for "pros and cons." here we go. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ pros cons pros ♪ ♪ cons and pros ♪ >> jimmy: thank you so much, guys. tonight, we'll be taking a look at the "pros and cons" of green week here at nbc. >> steve: ooh. >> jimmy: yeah, all this week, nbc will be airing special shows, organizing recycling drives and others events all to promote environmental awareness. so, let's take a look at the pros and cons of green week here at nbc. here we go. pro, nbc is using the slogan, "green is universal." con, much better than kermit the frog's "once you go green." [ laughter ] [ as kermit ] "it's not easy going green." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pro, going green is a lifelong commitment. con, or if you're kim kardashian, a 72-day commitment.
[ audience aws ] [ applause ] either way. either way. either which one. either which way. [ applause ] >> steve: works. >> jimmy: pro, to kick things off, nbc rolled out the green carpet. con, which, i believe, is also what shrek calls his "down-there region." [ audience aws ] [ applause ] >> steve: does he really? [ as shrek ] >> jimmy: "green carpet." >> steve: "the green carpet on me." >> jimmy: "go green." [ light laughter ] >> steve: "the curtain matches the drapes." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: "the curtain." [ light laughter ] "the green carpet?" >> steve: "the carpet. the green --" [ light laughter ] "those aren't bushes, lad. don't touch 'em. [ laughter ] that's not a tree." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right. all right. all right. >> steve: he's big. he's shrek. >> jimmy: i know. he's shrek. he's a big man. [ light laughter ] pro, we have to protect the earth for our children's children.
con, but not our children's children's children. those bastards are on their own. [ laughter ] good luck, suckers! >> steve: f y'all. f all y'all. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: man. pro, here in studio 6b, we've taken old chairs from radio city music hall, refurbished them and used them for audience seating. that is true. [ cheers and applause ] they're the original chairs. con, antique bedbugs. there you go. [ audience ohs ] souvenir -- you guys all get a souvenir to take home with you. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: use that bed bug -- >> jimmy: i like that one guy there -- that guy in the gray suit there, yeah. he has two -- yeah, that guy -- you clapped. you didn't clap on the first one, but then i said bed bugs, and you clapped. [ laughter ] yeah, that guy right there. yeah, yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] i said -- sitting in the chair, he's like, "i'm not gonna clap." [ laughter ]
everyone else clapped. and i said, "antique bed bugs," and he's, like -- [ claps ] [ laughter ] he liked that one. he liked that one. >> steve: "i hope we get typhus." [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: pro, recycled plastic is an important component of going green. con, it's also an important component of bruce jenner's face. [ audience ohs ] [ laughter and applause ] 'cause they're all plastic bottles. >> steve: yeah. number six. recycling, right? >> jimmy: mm-hmm. pro, everyone's doing their part to go green. for instance -- con, for instance, all this week, i'll be recycling jokes. [ light laughter ] that is true. [ light laughter ] pro, everyone's doing their part to go green. con, for instance, all this week, i'll be recycling jokes. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: what about music? >> jimmy: are we clapping? >> steve: no, no. [ applause ] now he's clapping. >> jimmy: he chooses when he wants to clap, that guy. [ light laughter ] >> steve: yeah. it's up to him.
he rules his world. >> jimmy: it's up to him, man. yeah, yeah, yeah. >> steve: you're not -- you don't own him. >> jimmy: i don't know. i don't -- >> steve: you don't know him. >> jimmy: i have nothing to do with that man. >> steve: exactly. he'll clap when he wants to and he'll laugh when he wants to, so put that in your pipe and smoke it. >> jimmy: all right. [ laughter ] [ bong sounds ] [ laughter ] >> steve: hey, man, it's green week. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey, man. it's green week, man. [ applause ] >> steve: nope. >> jimmy: he's not clapping. no, he's still not clapping. [ laughter ] >> steve: we should do a wave or something like that. >> jimmy: want to start a wave? let's go. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: start on that side, ready? 1, 2, 3, go! [ cheers ] yeah, he didn't do it. yeah, yeah. [ applause ] he won't do it. ♪ he won't -- he won't play -- he won't play ball. >> steve: no. [ laughter ] he's his own man. >> jimmy: unbelievable, that guy. he's hard to -- >> steve: he's an individual! [ laughter ]
>> jimmy: pro, at last week's universal orlando greenfest, coca cola showcased a brand-new product made from reusable materials. con, coke backwash. [ audience ohs ] >> steve: oh. >> jimmy: that sounds pretty good. >> steve: yeah. sounds pretty good. comes with doritos. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: comes with prechewed doritos. >> steve: yeah, exactly. they got together with pepsi co, and it's their first joint venture. [ light laughter ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: coke and pepsi-cola have different -- and pepsi owns doritos? >> steve: yes, exactly. >> jimmy: i mean, who would ever bust us on that? i guess somebody would. i don't know. >> steve: i don't know. i like to be widely right. >> jimmy: widely right. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: let's do one more wave. you want to do another wave? >> steve: yeah, come on. [ cheers and applause ] okay, not yet. >> jimmy: 1, 2, 3, go! [ cheers ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: he did it this time. >> jimmy: thank you very much. now he -- you're a good man. thank you, buddy. here we go.
pro, herman cain has a new plan to clean up the environment. con, sexually harassing litterbugs. [ laughter ] [ audience ohs ] that's a good idea. but will it work? who knows? who knows? >> steve: give a hoot. >> jimmy: yep. [ light laughter ] pro, new york city has introduced a fleet of hybrid taxis to reduce emissions from cabs. con, there's still no solution for emissions from cab drivers. [ laughter ] "where you going?" [ mumbling ] >> steve: "i'm just rolling down the window." [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: and finally, pro, the recycling bins at nbc are already filled with hundreds of bottles. con, and that's just from kathie lee and hoda this morning. [ laughter ] there you go. that's the "pros and cons." we love you, kathie lee and hoda. we'll be right back with "ready, set, flow." come on. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ pros cons pros cons and pros ♪ ♪ oh, big game, guys! what are we having?
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back. as you guys know, we love games on our show, and we love hip-hop. so, we decided to put them together in a new game. it's time for "ready, set, flow!" ♪ ready, set, flow [ applause ] >> jimmy: that's right, it's time for "ready, set, flow." this is a game where we put three mcs on the spot and make them freestyle using words generated by rhymewave, the word-generating robot. hello, rhymewave. >> hello, jimmy. hip-hop, you don't stop. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: thank you so much, rhymewave. after rhymewave gives our rappers three words, they'll have 30 seconds to use all three words in a freestyle flow, and our audience will decide who did it best. but first, put your hands together for tonight's three brave mcs. come on over here. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome to the show. how you doing? good to see you. how you doing, buddy? good to see you, buddy. pleasure. thank you for being here.
very good. what is your name, and where are you from? >> i'm dolan. i'm from long island. >> jimmy: very good, dolan. >> christopher from new jersey. >> jimmy: good man. [ cheers ] >> i am patrick from queens, new york. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: all right. good man. thank you guys for playing. now, remember, this is not a race to use all three words. you'll have a full 30 seconds, so be creative. after rhymewave gives you the three words he's going countdown to you by saying, "three, two, one, flow." and then, the beat will come in, and then you start flowing. [ laughter ] >> i'm down. >> jimmy: all right. good, very good. all right, now we -- we picked straws backstage. you lost, i guess. ready, you're going first. >> no, no. i won. >> jimmy: you won? so you're going first? >> mm-hmm. >> jimmy: okay. [ laughter ] you two guys go stand over there. you lost the straws. [ laughter ] all right. so, do you have an mc name? >> dolan. >> jimmy: dolan. just like your name name? >> mm-hmm. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i would ask you where you came up with that, but i think i understand. [ laughter ] hey, rhymewave? can you give dolan three words, please?
>> calculating. [ robotic sounds ] ♪ [ laughter ] candle. north pole. herman cain. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right. your words are candle, north pole, and herman cain. you ready? >> yeah. >> jimmy: all right. here you go, buddy. all right. all right, rhymewave, get dolan started here. >> three, two, one -- flow. ♪ yeah, here we go, for the for the gold, yeah going all the way up to the north pole ♪ ♪ yeah it's getting closer to december ♪ ♪ the colder it gets the harder to remember ♪ ♪ and the colder it gets i got to throw on the flannel ♪ ♪ so cold somebody light the candle ♪ ♪ yeah, i think i'm feeling little better now ♪ ♪ yeah, now i got my sweater now ♪ ♪ oh, about to make a movie like revo ♪
everybody in the audience do it for the people ♪ ♪ yeah [ buzzer ] >> oh. >> jimmy: close. if they had more time there to get that herman cain in. that was good. pretty good. [ applause ] dolan, you're good, buddy. >> thank you. >> jimmy: rhymewave, how did dolan do? >> don't quit your day job. >> jimmy: all right. thank you. [ light laughter ] go over there, dolan. you're a good man. thank you so much. bring out our second mc. ♪ how are you doing, buddy? >> doing great. doing great. >> jimmy: good man. now, do you have an mc name? >> yeah, the master mel-kwan. >> jimmy: yeah, i like that. master mel-kwan. >> that's right. >> jimmy: i like that a lot. rhymewave what are master mel-kwan's three words? >> calculating. [ robotic sounds ] ♪ leather jacket. wendy's. justin bieber. >> jimmy: okay. your words are leather jacket, wendy's, and justin bieber. >> let's do this. [ light laughter ]
>> jimmy: rhymewave, let's get him started here. >> three, two, one -- flow. ♪ i've got my leather jacket ♪ ♪ i bring the racket but i don't play tennis ♪ ♪ might sit back sip guinness you can bear witness to the lyrical fitness ♪ ♪ kinda hungry i like them big burgers that they got at wendy's ♪ ♪ then again don't fit me bust shots until it's empty ♪ ♪ i'm feeling hot i might catch a fever shoutout to my man justin bieber ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: there you go. that's what i'm talking about. thank you, buddy. my man justin bieber. all right. we got one more to go. let's bring up our last mc. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] nice to see you. now, is this your twitter handle there? >> yeah, shameless plug. >> jimmy: that's right. @ezac. >> ezacthemc. >> jimmy: ezacthemc. oh, is that one word? >> yes. all one. >> jimmy: or just at it's ezac? >> @itsezacthemc.
>> jimmy: it's easier to type in. [ laughter ] you probably have 110 characters left, that's why. [ laughter ] so, do you have an mc name? is it ezac? >> ezac the mc. >> jimmy: -- the mc. very good. rhymewave, can you give ezac the mc his three words, please? >> calculating. [ robotic sounds ] ♪ paper plane. mars. kanye west. >> jimmy: all right. your words are paper plane, mars, and kanye west. you look like you're gonna cry. why -- be happy. >> no, i'm ready. >> jimmy: all right, you ready? >> yes. >> jimmy: all right, good man. all right. what is it again, paper plane -- mars and kanye west? very good. rhymewave get him started. >> three, two, one -- flow. ♪ okay, yeah, okay ready, set, flow ♪ i go off of the head ♪ ♪ i'm off to mars cause that's where i see the audience i see the stars ♪
♪ yeah, man i take it out to the windy city ♪ ♪ throw a paper plane and kanye west from the city ♪ ♪ windows yes ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. nailed it right there. you made all three there. [ cheers and applause ] thank you, buddy. good man. rhymewave, how do you think he did there? [ robotic sounds ] >> that's bananas. >> jimmy: thank you very much. it is time to pick a winner. everybody come on back out here. ♪ wow. i could not do what you guys did. you guys are awesome. thank you for doing this. our audience is going to decide who the winner is right here. is it dolan? dolan? [ scattered applause ] is it the master mel-kwan? [ cheers ] or is it ezac the mc? [ scattered applause ] it's number two, master mel-kwan. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: as our winner today, you'll be getting your very own tascam pocket studio digital recorder, so you can release your own record from home. [ cheers and applause ] that thing's pretty cool. since no one goes home
empty-handed here on "late night," our second place mcs will receive this beautiful "late night" t-shirts as well as these lovely pens and pads. get to writing, fellas. [ cheers and applause ] thanks to these guys for playing. you guys are all good. thank you so much. we'll be back with sir ben kingsley. [ cheers and applause ] [ robot sounds ] ♪ ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh my gosh. oh, my goodness. oh, my -- ♪ the king is back the king is back ♪ >> when -- when will i ever get another opportunity to do that? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: well, you gotta come back. >> if, you don't mind -- if the mood takes me, i might just stand up and wave about. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yeah. >> if the mood takes me, you know? >> jimmy: you know, you come on our show and i love having you on, and i don't want to start any problems. but you're not on twitter and that's a problem. >> no, no. >> jimmy: why? why? what's wrong with twitter? why wouldn't you go on twitter and tweet? >> because -- i know it sounds really crazy, but i love my privacy. >> jimmy: you do? yeah. >> yeah, and i -- i spread -- in my work, i spread myself out so, so thinly amongst my audience that i just like some bits, like my recycle bits, left to myself. [ light laughter ]
>> jimmy: yeah, yeah. it is green week, but i was gonna say -- what do you call it? like, i wanna know what you're doing. i wanna know what you had for breakfast. >> no, no, you don't, really. >> jimmy: it's fun though. what did you have for breakfast? >> you don't really want to know what i had for -- well, i mean -- >> jimmy: no, i really do >> well, maybe i don't want to tell you what i had for breakfast. >> jimmy: i know but that's -- >> maybe it's -- you know -- >> jimmy: isn't that the fun of it, though? >> you're at my breakfast table, then you're in the bedroom, then you're in the bathroom. you know? [ light laughter ] it's crazy. >> jimmy: well, let's just start at the breakfast table. >> no, no, the bathroom, the bathroom. >> jimmy: i don't wanna know about the bathroom. >> no, but i wanna tell you about the bathroom. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you know what? that's probably why you shouldn't go on twitter, then. >> i have -- my two old cats who were with the house for 15 years -- they died whilst i was filming in new york, a few months ago, and i miss them terribly. they were lovely cats. >> jimmy: i'm sorry. >> and i now -- we now have a kitten, called tiger. tiger by ear. and he's a beautiful, little kitten. and loves to -- whack things that dangle. and he also -- >> jimmy: i see where -- [ laughter ] >> and he also -- and he also -- [ laughter ]
and the bits to which i'm referring are not recycled, they're genuine. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. >> and so he loves to walk across the edge of the bath. he fell in once and i fished him out. he fell into the lavatory and got himself out. and then, when i get out of the bath, he's fascinated. and i'm drying myself and he sees -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. no, no! all right -- >> oh! >> jimmy: yeah, that's awful. yeah, that's rough. they don't like that. that is rough times, yeah. >> we're sort of friends. >> jimmy: i was just gonna suggest that you pee sitting down, but i didn't know this was about the bath. so that's a different thing. i don't know what you're gonna do there, yeah. >> no, he'll grow out of it. >> jimmy: anyway -- get him out there. >> thank you for listening. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: so, last time you were here, though -- last time you were here, you told us a story that was very interesting. you said that brian epstein, who is, you know, famous, you know,
from the beatles -- brian had almost signed you to be a big pop star. >> yeah, he did. >> jimmy: and you -- so you had the choice between being sir ben kingsley, the classically trained actor -- the legend that you are now -- >> or being dead in a hotel room. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. being commemorated at the hard rock. yeah, yeah, yeah. >> dead in the hotel bathroom. >> jimmy: yeah, so you had that choice. but why? where did they see you and like -- >> i did a show, produced by brian, called "a smashing day," in which i was the musical narrator. i came on and -- with an acoustic guitar, and i played the guitar, and i sang these rather sweet, plaintive songs that linked one thing to the next. they were very dylan/beatle derivatives. and brian epstein saw it and he introduced me to john lennon -- the great john lennon and ringo starr. and they both said -- [ mumbling ] [ laughter ] and they were hugely encouraging. and i met dick james, who -- behind a vast desk and a vast -- acres of mahogany and cigar smoke and said, "we would like
to mold you. to mold you." and i thought, "this sounds very interesting." [ laughter ] and wanted to perhaps sign up -- sign the recording contract. but i declined and i went onto the stage instead. became an actor, rather than a singer. >> jimmy: [ british accent ] [ unintelligible ] >> [ mumbling ] [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i love that because it's kind of like paul mccartney and john and ringo in one in one voice. >> yeah, it is. >> jimmy: yeah, it's very good, >> jimmy: well, now you are -- you are acting in this movie. it's called "hugo." it's a family movie. >> yes. >> jimmy: it comes out the wednesday -- the night before thanksgiving. >> it does. >> jimmy: and martin scorsese -- not really known for his family movies. >> no, it's a huge -- [ light laughter ] it's a huge segue for him. it really is. 3-d -- it's a drama in 3-d. and you know marty's passionate. he's passionate about the restoration of film and the discovering of film that might disappear. >> jimmy: yeah.
>> and that's really the spine of the story, so it was so beautiful filming -- and making a film about the possible loss of this glorious footage, and its reclamation, and being guided by marty, who is passionate about reclaiming potentially lost footage. so the maestro was there in the room. almost -- it's not quite autobiographical but -- his heart was really in the film. >> jimmy: it was. yeah, yeah. i mean, he's -- gosh, i just love him so much. but you're so -- you love what you do so much too, so i -- >> i do. >> jimmy: and into this movie -- you have jude law, who's fantastic. >> jimmy: chloe moretz, which -- >> wonderful. >> jimmy: i put my money on right now. i think she's gonna be bigger than anyone. and then you have sacha baron cohen -- >> yes. >> jimmy: -- who's off his rocker. he's insane. >> with whom i've just completed a film. >> jimmy: another one? >> yeah. >> jimmy: oh wait. >> "the dictator." >> jimmy: "the dictator." >> just finished it. >> jimmy: oh my gosh. i heard it's really funny. >> now, you say "dictator." >> jimmy: yes. >> and i say "dictaytor." but we both say "tomahto." isn't that extraordinary? [ light laughter ]
>> jimmy: it is very interesting that we both say "tomahto." yeah. i shouldn't, yeah, 'cause i'm from new york. that's weird. i want to show everyone a clip from the movie "hugo," with the great ben kingsley. it's in -- the night before thanksgiving. "hugo." ♪ >> fix it. >> i know you've been stealing parts from the shop. might as well use those you haven't stolen yet. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> you've got a bit of talent. >> jimmy: yeah!
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>> jimmy: our next guest won the best actress award at the sundance film festival for her work in the critically acclaimed new movie, "like crazy." say hello to the beautiful, the talented, felicity jones, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: hey, thank you for being on our show. >> not at all. thank you for having me. >> jimmy: very, very good. now, you're from england, i'm guessing. from your voice. [ light laughter ] >> yes, indeed. >> jimmy: i'm very good like that. where -- where in england? >> i'm from a little suburb of birmingham called bournville, which was actually founded by george cadbury. i don't know if you know -- who makes the cadbury chocolate. >> jimmy: cadbury eggs? >> yeah. >> jimmy: oh, yeah, yeah. cadbury's the best. >> yeah. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. did they have those commercials in england where the bunny rabbit lays a cadbury egg?
>> yeah, it's, like, a huge thing every year. >> jimmy: isn't that weird? yeah. >> yeah. every year, there's a different cadbury -- [ imitates cadbury bunny ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, it was really weird. i was very into it. [ light laughter ] >> so you have it over here then? you -- >> jimmy: i love cadbury -- yeah. but i've been over to england, too, and i've had -- but everything's cadbury over there. here, we have, like, hershey's and stuff. >> yeah, we really like cadbury's. >> jimmy: yeah. >> we're, like, into it in a big way. >> jimmy: yeah, i remember when i went to england and i left a pub -- totally illegal -- at the time of age -- and i left the pub, and everyone was hungry, and the only snack stations -- i forget what you call vending machines -- all they had was cadbury's. >> yeah, it's a bit of a monopoly on chocolate, i think. >> jimmy: yeah, but i mean, even snacks all in general. >> yeah, it's just cadbury's. >> jimmy: that's all you could eat was chocolate bars. >> yeah, whereas you -- i love here the reese's -- reese's peanut butter cups. >> jimmy: oh, my god. that's fantastic. >> amazing. amazing. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: but they're amazing for america -- oh yeah, i love those. >> but we can't -- it's so hard to get them in england -- >> jimmy: oh, really? >> because of the cadbury monopoly on chocolate. >> jimmy: yeah, they have everything. >> they're just dominating the market. >> jimmy: do they have a peanut butter cup at all? cadbury? >> no, they don't. >> jimmy: we could just invent one right now. >> this could be the answer.
>> jimmy: the felicity -- the felicity cadbury peanut butter cup. it would be fantastic. >> i love it. great. >> jimmy: yeah. so, wait. did you get -- how were you not like hugely fat if you ate chocolate all the time? >> well, we were because my school was opposite the factory, the cadbury chocolate factory. and they used to deliver us, like, chocolate for playgrounds, you know, when you, like, play out in between your lessons. >> jimmy: yeah. >> there'd be deliveries of cadbury chocolate. >> jimmy: oh, my god. i mean, i would have rotten teeth and be, like, 400 pounds. i mean, that's crazy. >> jimmy: and in this town -- the cadbury town -- there was no -- it was a dry town, right? >> it was indeed, yeah. it's illegal to sell or drink alcohol in the town that i grew up. so, everyone would all just try and sneak out and go to other places to find alcohol. >> jimmy: and would you trade chocolate for booze? [ laughter ] >> yes. well, obviously, because we had so much of it. >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah. yeah, we had to try to get rid of it. [ laughter ]
>> jimmy: it was like, you have too much chocolate. >> yeah, too much chocolate. well, we -- it was just such a big thing in england is going to the pubs when you're -- kind of when you're 15. that's your main place to hang out. so, you'd have to have -- everyone was really into fake ids. >> jimmy: yeah. did you have a fake one? >> yeah. >> jimmy: with your name? >> it was my name, but it was so ridiculous because i looked about 10. >> jimmy: yeah, but you look young right now even, yeah. >> it was just a joke trying to pretend i was in any way should be drinking alcohol and be 18. >> jimmy: but that's probably one of your first acting roles. >> yeah, exactly. >> jimmy: pretend to be of age. >> it started at a very young age. >> jimmy: and it worked, yeah. well, this movie -- congratulations. oh, my gosh. >> thank you. >> jimmy: best actress. i mean, you must have freaked out. it's phenomenal. >> oh, thank you. [ applause ] >> jimmy: you're fantastic in the movie. >> that's really nice. >> jimmy: called "like crazy," and this director is kind of interesting. he made you guys improvise a lot. >> yeah, he liked to just be the three of us, so it would be anton and i, and -- >> jimmy: he's great as well. >> yeah, he's wonderful, and --
well, drake is just -- he's very passionate and he's very committed and just -- we had a fantastic time, and we improvised a lot of the script, so we all got to know each other very, very well. >> jimmy: is that where you learned to juggle or no? what is juggling? juggling's a new thing? >> juggling -- juggling -- my brother actually taught me how to juggle. >> jimmy: now, where's your brother know how to juggle? >> i don't know. it was one of his hidden talents. >> jimmy: i happen to have juggling balls. >> oh, god, no. no, please don't do that to me. >> jimmy: and it's just -- i just -- i'm not -- [ applause ] i know it's -- very nervous. make your brother proud. felicity, this is bigger than sundance. all right? come on. >> okay. okay. this is a big moment. >> jimmy: this is a really big moment. felicity jones is going to attempt to juggle three balls right now. >> okay. >> jimmy: this is very good. [ applause ] >> i'm gonna have to stand up. >> jimmy: yes, please. >> is that okay? >> jimmy: yes, please. >> okay, don't judge me. >> jimmy: roots -- ♪ >> um -- right. oh, no, there's music and everything. i'm gonna focus really hard. ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
>> jimmy: hey! that was fantastic! ♪ you did it! you did it! oh, my gosh. [ cheers ] phenomenal! and that's fantastic. when you see it, you'll be so impressed. >> that was awful. thank you. >> jimmy: that was for your brother. that was for your brother. >> that's for my brother. >> jimmy: that's very, very good. you guys, i just want to show you how -- she's very funny and cute here, but i want to show how good she is at being dramatic in "like crazy." check out felicity jones. ♪ [ whispering ] >> i've made a decision. i'm gonna stay. ♪ i'm gonna stay for the summer, and then i'll just go back for the winter, and then i'll come after that. >> anna, listen to me. as much as i'd like that, yeah, you can't do that. >> why? >> your visa. >> i can't go back. i mean, i have to be sad. and we had so much fun. not like today. and we can stay in bed all summer. ♪ >> okay.
[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: there you go, you guys. you're really great in this. very, very cool movie. >> thank you very much. >> jimmy: "like crazy" is in select cities now, and across the country on friday. felicity jones, everybody! tony bennett performs next. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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>> jimmy: our next guest is a living legend, whose latest album "duets ii" debuted at number one on the billboard chart. [ cheers and applause ] that's awesome. also out right now is this amazing box set. look at this -- "the complete collection." look at all these -- look at this. holy moley. [ applause ] 76 discs of his music. here to perform the song, "don't get around much anymore," please welcome back to our show, the great tony bennett, everyone. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> thank you. ♪ i missed the saturday dance i heard they crowded the floor ♪ ♪ it's awfully different without you ♪ ♪ don't get around much anymore i thought i'd visit the club i got as far as the door ♪ ♪ they'd have asked me about you
♪ ♪ now, darling, i guess that my mind's more at ease but nevertheless why stir up memories ♪ ♪ i've been invited on dates ♪ ♪ i might have gone but what for it's awfully different without you ♪ ♪ i don't get around much anymore no, baby ♪ ♪ don't get around much anymore ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: phenomenal. phenomenal.
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