tv Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC September 13, 2012 12:35am-1:35am PDT
♪ to hear your voice to see your face there's not a moment i'd erase ♪ ♪ you are a guest here now so baby how can i forget your love how can i never ♪ ♪ see you again ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jay: regina spektor, beautiful song. that was just beautiful. thank you so much. that was really great. i want to thank my guests -- kristen bell, ryan lochte and of course, regina spektor. tomorrow night, jason statham, olympic champion allyson felix. but jimmy fallon's happening right now. jimmy!
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> 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 -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you everybody. thank you -- thank you everybody. oh, that's what i'm talking about.
feel the love here. [ cheers and applause ] i'm feeling the love, the new york city love. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. here's what people are talking about. some surprising numbers. a new survey found that 34% of americans do not have a facebook or twitter account. there's even a name for those people -- productive. [ laughter ] we have a great show tonight. amy adams on the show -- [ cheers and applause ] -- david gregory, florence and the machine! [ cheers and applause ] and the world's greatest golfer, rory mcilroy, is here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] that's right. rory mcilroy, the only guy whose name sounds exactly the same when you say it drunk. rory mcilroy. [ light laughter ] some business news, you guys. the president of pepsi announced that he is leaving the company after less than a year on the job. yeah. the company isn't sure but they think he might have a coke problem.
[ laughter ] >> competitor. [ applause ] i'm just saying. >> jimmy: i read about a new atm that lets customers video conference with bank tellers if they need help. because if you can't figure out an atm by the year 2012, i'm sure video conferencing will be a piece of cake. [ laughter ] tonight britney spears made her debut as a judge on "the x factor" with simon cowell. man, i can't wait to -- [ scattered applause ] -- i can't wait to see those tight outfits and low-cut tops. and also whatever britney spears is wearing, too. [ laughter ] but simon, with the -- with the "v" neck, it's getting lower and lower every year. thanks a lot. here's come campaign news. a recent poll found that most americans believe president obama would be a more loyal friend than mitt romney. or in other words, obama is the guy holding your hair back in
the bathroom while romney uploads the drunk photos to facebook. [ laughter ] do you understand where i'm coming from? [ applause ] this is cool. a 17-year-old girl from new jersey has invented a portable heart monitor that can work with an iphone. big deal. when i was 17 i figured out a way to hold my calculator upside down so it said "boobs." [ laughter ] that's pretty funny. classic gag. >> the only boobs i've ever seen. >> jimmy: those are the only boobs you've ever seen? >> yep. >> jimmy: good for you, man. >> and i'm married. >> jimmy: check this out, you guys. this week an 81-year-old woman modeled in a fashion show for new york fashion week. of course it got awkward when someone was like, "ooh, i love your leather pants." she's like, "those are my legs, honey." [ audience ohs ] [ laughter ] and finally, a man in nevada was arrested for watching porn on a southwest airline flight. flight attendants were suspicious when he put up his
tray table without using his hands. [ laughter ] we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you, everybody. thank you -- give it for a.d. miles right there, you guys. that's a.d. miles. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ uh -- as i said before, you guys, we have an unbelievable show tonight. she stars in one of the most talked about movies of the season. i cannot wait for this movie. it's called "the master." amy adams is stopping by. we love her, she is here. [ cheers and applause ] she's great. he is the moderator of "meet the press." a very smart and cool guy, david gregory is here! [ cheers and applause ] plus he's the number one golfer in the world -- [ in irish accent ] rory mcilroy is dropping in tonight! to talk about the golf.
>> i've had a couple. >> jimmy: and we have -- boy, do we have music here, tonight. it's just -- i mean, one of my favorite bands. quest, am i wrong? i mean, this might actually blow your pants right off your body. >> woo! >> jimmy: she's so talented, she's unbelievable, can belt out -- she doesn't even need a microphone, just sing -- she's gorgeous, she dances and her band is just tighter than tight. florence and the machine, tonight! [ cheers and applause ] boom, boom, boom! home run. >> quadruple threat. >> jimmy: unbelievable. quadruple threat. gosh, i can't believe florence and the machine tonight and everybody. what a fun show. you guys, we're always striving to get better here at late night. ♪e ♪ harder better faster stronger ♪ [ laughter ] so, before every show we put out a suggestion box for the audience just to get some feedback about what you guys think of the show, things you'd like to see us do, that kind of stuff. so, tonight, let's look inside the "audience suggestion box."
♪ look in to the box suggestion box ♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: all right. right here. out first suggestion is, from allen jennings. "hey, jimmy, have you heard about digital hair transplants?" i have, actually. i think they're called digi-wigs. they're new and a simpler way for people to change their look. we actually have a few digi-wigs available here. can we try some on? james, can we try some on you, maybe? >> sure. >> jimmy: do you mind? is that okay? >> it's cool. >> jimmy: all right, let's try a classic first. a classic bowl cut. see what that looks like. [ laughter ] that looks pretty good. can we try some spiky hair like my man guy fieri? [ laughter ] >> he's very enthusiastic about it. >> jimmy: yeah, very happy about that one. how about hair like prince valiant? [ laughter ] people are doing that now.
how about like a british judge? [ laughter ] very good. classic? how about the razor cut? jennifer aniston had on "friends." [ laughter ] sexy, you made it sexy with your face on that one. let's try one more. let's give him a conehead. yeah, perfect. [ laughter ] all right perfect. that'll work. [ cheers and applause ] let's try another one here. this suggestion is from caitlin young. she said, "can you find someone in your audience who looks like a cross between cory matthews from "boy meets world" and rachel maddow?" a cross between cory matthews from "boy meets world" and rachel maddow. i don't know. let's look in to the audience here. i don't know if we can possibly find -- oh, yeah. i think one -- that's pretty good. that guy, yeah. [ cheers and applause ] we did it.
>> jimmy: let's see one more here. it's from kerry wells. she's asking, "jimmy, i love simon and garfunkel" -- so do i. "but i really love black simon and garfunkel. could you have them on?" i love them too. it's funny you mention this because last night, i was having dinner uptown, and i saw them perform. they really brought the house down. so, here to perform a song right now, you guys -- ladies and gentlemen, off their box set is black simon and garfunkel. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ you're insecure don't know what for you're turning heads when you walk ♪ ♪ through the door everyone else in the room can see it everyone else but you ♪ ♪ one, two -- baby you light up my world like nobody else
the way that you ♪ ♪ flip your hair gets me overwhelmed but when you smile at the ground ♪ ♪ it aint hard to tell you don't know oh oh ♪ ♪ you don't know you're beautiful that's what makes you beautiful ♪ ♪ sha la lah la la la la la la la la la la lah ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: unbelievable. beautiful. beautiful. black simon and garfunkel, everyone. there they are. [ cheers and applause ] new box set. that was great. this one here is from ladaniel cohen. she said, "jimmy, i love when you have animal experts on your show, could you have one on tonight?" well, our usual animal expert,
jeff musial, is not available. but, we were able to get someone else. his name is randy williams. come on out, randy. ♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: nice to see you randy. >> hey, od to see you. >> jimmy: now, randy, you are going to be showing us some different animals. what did you bring with you today? >> oh, wow, that's right, jimmy. let me tell you -- i hope you don't mind scales, now. because -- >> jimmy: what? >> scales. >> jimmy: okay. >> because in here i have a northern copperhead snake. yep. >> jimmy: okay. >> here we go. [ audience aws ] uh-huh. now, very, very shy and rarely seen. these snakes have bitten more people than any snakes, poisonous or otherwise, in the u.s. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you're seeing -- it
looks like a puppy to me. a cute puppy. >> oh, come on, jimmy. >> jimmy: that looks like a puppy. >> well, come on. no, i'm the animal expert. i know my animals. i grew up next to a zoo. >> jimmy: i don't -- that means nothing to me. >> well, it does. it means a lot. now, look, can i just show you my next animal? >> jimmy: yeah. >> all right. okay. all right. okay. now, my next animal -- mm-hmm. -- is an animal that actually likes to get high. literally likes to get high. >> jimmy: what does that mean? >> it's a mountain goat. here it is. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: wait a second. >> yeah. >> jimmy: all right. >> sometimes mountain goats live in an elevation of 4,000 meters. baah! [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: that looks like the exact same puppy you just had. >> jimmy, you know, come on! i'm supposed to be the animal expert. >> jimmy: absolutely, i agree. >> well, you know, 4,000 meters, you go up there and get one. you'd better go to the gym and do your pump squats. [ laughter ] okay? now, can i -- can i show you? listen. can i show you my last animal? please? please?
>> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. all right, i think you're just going to pull out the same puppy. >> no! smarty pants. i'm going to -- it's a giraffe. >> jimmy: you're going to pull a giraffe out of that little box. >> it's a very tiny giraffe. >> jimmy: randy, get out of here. >> okay, all right. >> jimmy: get out of here. >> do you have $2.25 i can use -- [ laughter ] -- for the subway? >> jimmy: is one eye more sensitive than the other? >> yeah, i have a light sensitivity. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, we can take care of you backstage. >> okay. >> jimmy: randy williams everybody. thank you, randy. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> come on, you. let's go little guy. let's go. let's go. >> jimmy: -- let me work on my pump squats. >> i want to see a pump squats. >> jimmy: let me work on my pump squats. >> how many pump squats could you do? >> jimmy: grab a mountain goat if i climb up to 4,000 meters. here's the last one. we'll do one more here -- the old suggestion box. this last one says, "jimmy, i read a news story this week saying that because of hurricane
isaac, a bunch of old tar balls from the bp oil spill are washing up in the gulf coast again. can you sing that protest song you wrong a couple summers ago? sincerely, tracy garner." it's true, back in the summer of 2010, i actually wrong a protest song about the oil spill and all these tar balls that were washing up on the shore. but, you guys probably wouldn't want to hear it, right? i mean -- [ cheers and applause ] you think bp didn't get the message yet? >> i don't think they did. >> jimmy: -- guitar here. [ cheers ] ♪ the oil spill by bp has left tar balls all over the sea ♪ ♪ so don't go swimming down in the south unless you want tar balls in your mouth ♪
♪ tar balls in your mouth balls in your mouth don't swim in the ocean ♪ ♪ you'll get balls in your mouth balls in your mouth balls in your mouth ♪ ♪ don't swim in the ocean you'll get balls in your mouth ♪ [ cheers ] ♪ balls in your mouth balls in your mouth don't swim in the ocean you'll get balls ♪ ♪ in your mouth balls in your mouth balls in your mouth don't swim in the ocean ♪ ♪ you'll get balls in your mouth ♪ >> jimmy: come on, just him. ♪ balls in your mouth balls in your mouth don't swim in the ocean you'll get balls ♪ ♪ in your mouth >> jimmy: not too good. ♪ balls in your mouth balls in your mouth if you swim in the ocean you'll get balls ♪ ♪ in your mouth balls in your mouth balls in your mouth don't swim in the ocean ♪ ♪ you'll get balls in your mouth balls in your mouth
balls in your mouth ♪ ♪ don't swim in the ocean you'll get balls in your mouth ♪ >> jimmy: florence! ♪ balls in your mouth balls in your mouth ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ don't swim in the ocean you'll get balls in your mouth ♪ ♪ balls in your mouth balls in your mouth don't swim in the ocean ♪ ♪ you'll get balls in your mouth balls in your mouth balls in your mouth ♪ ♪ don't swim in the ocean you'll get balls in your mouth ♪ ♪ balls, balls, balls, balls balls in your mouth balls in your mouth don't swim in the ocean ♪ ♪ you'll get balls in your mouth balls in your mouth balls in your mouth ♪ ♪ don't swim in the ocean you'll get balls in your mouth ♪ ♪ balls in your mouth balls in your mouth don't swim in the ocean ♪ ♪ you'll get balls in your mouth you will get balls in
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest is a three-time oscar nominee. who's starred in hits, "doubt," "julie and julia," and "the fighter." starting friday you can see her in the highly anticipated movie, "the master." please welcome back to the show, the lovely, amy adams, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
>> jimmy: amy adams. look gorgeous as always. >> thank you. >> jimmy: welcome back to our show. >> thank you. thank you. >> jimmy: last time you were here we were singing some songs together. >> always. >> jimmy: and this summer, though, you had enough singing, you were in central park all summer. >> i was in central park doing "into the woods." yeah. >> jimmy: stephen sondheim, it was great. congratulations on that. >> yeah, it was fun. thank you, thank you. [ applause ] >> jimmy: did you enjoy living in the city? >> i did. i really enjoyed it. doing theater in the city was amazing, in central park it's this epic -- hot, hot place. >> jimmy: yeah, it is very hot and humid. yeah. >> i was really hot and humid, and kind of had wet handkerchiefs on my head. i looked very glamorous. very glamorous. >> jimmy: oh, really? yeah, very glamorous. >> cold packs on my -- >> jimmy: have you been having fun? going out? or what do you do?? >> i've been having a really good time. i'm here with my daughter. >> jimmy: the prettiest girl ever. she's so cute. >> i'm gonna agree with you. she's a little over 2, about 2 1/2. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> she's still at that great age where everything's an adventure. she liked taking a bus. so that was a big adventure for me. >> jimmy: taking the bus? >> taking the bus. taking a subway. so we did a lot of bus and subway. >> jimmy: that's what she wanted to do?
>> she was happy doing just about anything, really. she likes the carousel in central park. >> jimmy: i know, i saw that photo of her on there. me too, i get a little sick. but i do like doing it, too. but do you take any other mass transportation? a little cab ride? >> we did some cab rides. >> jimmy: that's fun for the babies. >> we don't -- no, 'cause the car seats take so long to go, yeah, not even close. and it takes the car seats in and out. and then the taxi drivers, for the most part, everyone's good. but i had this taxi driver be very threatening. some friends that were gonna drop me off and then drop them off in queens. and he's like, "get out of the car. i don't go to queens." >> jimmy: what? >> and i said, "you can't kick us out of the car." apparently it's against -- >> jimmy: that is illegal. >> illegal. so i call the taxi commission, right? i get his number. >> jimmy: you did? >> i did. >> jimmy: i didn't even know if that number was real. [ laughter ] >> well, it doesn't do much good. so, if anyone from the taxi commission is here. i call -- >> jimmy: yeah, they all watch the show. [ light laughter ] >> i called. and they said -- >> jimmy: i'm on the back of taxi tv more than -- people see more on that than they do on my show. [ laughter ] that's my number one show! [ cheers ] they're listening to me right
now, amy, as they're driving. >> i feel bad. >> jimmy: just talk loud. the driver's listening to you right now as -- >> well, maybe i shouldn't say anymore. >> jimmy: no. i want to hear this story. you called the commissioner? >> no, i called the commission thinking i would just do a complaint. it would be like they'd register the driver's number and then after so many complaints or whatever. no, you have to like, do a formal written complaint and then you have to give all of your information and be available for a hearing. i was like, well, no wonder the driver kicked me out of the car. he knew i wasn't gonna follow up on that nonsense. [ laughter ] he was like, "get out. you're not gonna ever -- no one's ever gonna hear about this, princess." >> jimmy: get lost. i'm not going to queens. >> yes. >> jimmy: you're not allowed to legally do that, though. >> they're not. that's what i told him. >> jimmy: that makes me mad. >> he was unimpressed with my knowledge of the law. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: now look, you have two movies coming out. you're busy, busy, busy times. you have the first one coming out september 21st called "trouble with the curve." >> yes. >> jimmy: as in a pitch, but also life. >> yes. yes. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: clint eastwood, my man clint eastwood. >> he's amazing, isn't he? >> jimmy: oh, he's unbelievable.
i would be intimidated just being anywhere near him or sitting in a chair next to him. [ laughter ] anywhere i am i would be intimidated next to clint eastwood. he's unbelievable. he's "dirty harry." >> he is. >> jimmy: he's the toughest american out there. >> he's dirty and he's hairy. >> jimmy: no, he's not. no, that's a different -- >> no, i'm kidding. i'm kidding. >> jimmy: that's that cab driver by the way. if he's watching. [ laughter ] >> oh. >> jimmy: now the other movie that comes out in new york and l.a. this friday. i can't wait to talk about this. this is "the master." >> yes. >> jimmy: and it's paul thomas anderson, who i love. all his movies, but this is you, it's philip seymour hoffman -- >> and joaquin phoenix. >> jimmy: joaquin phoenix. and this is like -- [ whistles ] >> yes. they are amazing in this film, you guys. really, really, just -- >> jimmy: just won all the awards in venice, right? venice film -- except the -- they won too many awards they had to stop the awards. >> yeah, i heard about that. i didn't know there was a -- >> jimmy: giant scandal. big scandal if you haven't heard about it, i'll tell it though. if you win a certain amount of awards they get mad and they go -- [ with italian accent ] "we cannot-a give-a you this-a many awards." [ laughter ] my italian's not so good. i'm taking rosetta stone. >> no, that was good. that was good. >> jimmy: i'm taking rosetta
stone. i'm halfway through the dvd. >> you're very good. >> jimmy: machiatto. grande latte. i've been studying at starbucks. thank you. >> you're getting better looking as you do that. >> jimmy: i appreciate it. thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> jimmy: so it won all these awards. what is it about exactly? can you explain, or is it tough to explain? >> it's tough to explain. i mean, really, it's -- paul thomas anderson's films are always sort of deep character studies at the heart. and it's about -- it would take up our whole segment. freddy comes back from the war. >> world war ii? >> world war ii. and is suffering some -- a nervous condition, kind of post-traumatic stress disorder. and he stumbles upon this charismatic man who's beginning a sort of a religious movement, played by philip seymour hoffman. and sort of gets into our community. and we're trying to help him. >> jimmy: and this is like a serious -- it's almost like starting a religion?
you don't actually say that it is, kind of, right? >> yeah. a philosophy, religion, that kind of thing. >> jimmy: yeah. and who do you play? >> i play philip seymour hoffman's wife. so happy. >> jimmy: yeah. >> my fiancee's watching this, he knows i'm obsessed. >> jimmy: he's the raddest. i mean, he's such a good actor. >> i just like to stand behind him and like smell in his essence. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you should have told that to the taxi commission. call the taxi commission. tell him, "yeah, hey, i'm sick and tired of smelling that guy's essence this whole trip." >> yeah, exactly. >> jimmy: so we have a clip here. and this is someone that's trying to talk down your new way of life and your new religion. >> that's right. there's a detractor. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and i'm not pleased. >> jimmy: no one's happy. here's amy adams in "the master." take a look. ♪ >> and this is where we are at. at the lowest level. to have to explain ourselves. for what? for what we do we have to grovel. ♪ the only way to defend ourselves is to attack.
if we don't do that we will lose every battle that we're engaged in. we will never dominate our environment the way we should unless we attack. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: can't wait. and the score, the music on that is jonny greenwood from, yeah, radiohead. and it's unbelievable. like just watching the trailer i'm like, "eh, creepy." >> anxiety inducing. >> jimmy: it's great. congratulations. >> thank you. >> jimmy: we love it when you come on. >> it's good to see you again. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. amy adams, "the master" opens in new york and los angeles on friday. and nation-wide, september 21st. david gregory joins us next. there he is right now in the bud light platinum suite. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering so, i'm walking down the street, sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering just you know walking, sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering and i found myself in the middle of this parade honoring america's troops. which is actually quite fitting because geico has been serving the military for over 75 years.
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sunday morning news program. it airs at 9:00 a.m. each week, right here on nbc. we love him. please welcome back to the show, a great journalist, here's david gregory, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> i love that. >> jimmy: david gregory. >> i mean, i don't normally get an intro like that. >> jimmy: no, you gotta -- that's a good funky intro, right there. >> that was great. >> jimmy: thank you for coming back to see us. >> yeah. it's great to be here. >> jimmy: last time you were here, we got real political on our show. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and you came here last time. >> i was ready. >> jimmy: yeah. and we put you, lester holt and stephen colbert in giant bubble -- soccer balls. >> that was -- yeah. >> jimmy: and, yeah, and we -- [ light laughter ] and we played soccer in the elevator -- in the elevator bank. >> it was so prophylactic. it's -- you know, you're just covered. you're protected. you feel like you can do anything. >> jimmy: yeah, sure, sure. yeah, that's one way to describe it. yeah, yeah, yeah.
it was a close game, though. and i'm so sorry you lost. >> well, i mean, you had a little home court advantage, there. >> jimmy: the elevator bank? >> well, colbert was kind of confusing me. he wanted to know what was coming up on the show and you know. >> jimmy: yeah. well, thank you for coming back. we have -- let's talk about "meet the press." this last sunday was all over the world. it was like crazy quotes because mitt romney misspoke -- should i say? >> well, i mean, i don't know if he misspoke or not. he certainly did make a lot of news. we asked him a lot of detailed questions. we've been trying to get him on the program for a long time. one of the things that came up is, you know, that he wouldn't completely throw obamacare out the window, which is what he's been preparing to do. >> jimmy: he has. >> honest thing to do, so that was -- >> jimmy: it was weird. >> raise a lot of eyebrows, yeah. >> jimmy: he's like -- yeah, he's like, "well, i won't throw all of it away. i like some of the things and" and i was like -- >> i mean, think -- i do think part of it was that he -- he wanted to appeal to be a more middle-of-the-road candidate. i think he's gotten over a lot of pressure right now. he's still trying to deal with the base but also realizing there's a small band of swing voters who are gonna make up their minds. and they're really hungry for
people who are gonna make washington work a little bit better. >> jimmy: and what -- [ applause ] yeah, i mean, sure. >> i mean, you don't have to go far to get that reaction is the reality. >> jimmy: no. but you -- it feels like the gop, for me, like, i don't know if they are really embracing mitt. they're like, "oh, he's our right choice. he's the --" >> you know, there's still a feeling -- after the convention, i talked to a republican who said, "you know, i feel like the republicans are really starting to warm up to romney." and the problem with -- >> jimmy: at this point. >> right, i mean. >> jimmy: you've got to be warm, man. you gotta be hot. >> right. exactly. and i think this is the problem. you know, this was a massachusetts moderate who championed abortion rights until he changed his mind and universal healthcare and then he campaigned as a severe conservative. so, he's still sort of a little bit at a war with himself about how he manages what i think is a much more pragmatic streak as somebody that's -- how he would govern with, you know, all the demands from the republican party. >> jimmy: and he's a good businessman, right? mitt romney. >> well, there's no question. and people certainly give him high marks on having good ideas about the economy. and a lot of business leaders i talked to say that, as good as
the economy may be -- we know it's not good. we know unemployment is high but that the underpinnings of the economy are strong. that, you know, in many ways, a lot of corporate america is waiting for romney to get elected rather than another term of obama. that that may unleash a little bit more progress. that's the view of some. >> jimmy: interesting. that's very good. >> jimmy: i was wondering is how come bill clinton came out for obama and just destroyed and he got rave reviews from both -- from everybody. everyone said, "yeah, you can't really complain." except for that he was long. he just -- [ as clinton ] "just kept on talking." [ laughter ] but then -- where's my man george w. bush? >> president bush has decided that, you know, eight years was enough and he's -- >> jimmy: he's hidin' out? >> no, i mean, he's done. he's done. and i -- you know, i was at a dinner recently with presidents clinton and bush. and i'd covered bush for eight years. and i saw him and we were at dinner there. and he looked over at me and he said -- [ as george w. bush ] "gregory --" he said, "i don't watch you." [ laughter ] and i said -- >> jimmy: that's a great impression. >> so i said -- i said, "what do you mean?" >> jimmy: [ as george w. bush ] "i don't watch you." >> no, no, no. he said --
[ as george w. bush ] "i never watch you." and i said, "mr. president, weren't you concerned at all about how i was progressing?" he said, "no, no, i wasn't worried about whether you were gonna progress." >> jimmy: really? is that what he said? >> yeah. >> jimmy: [ as george w. bush ] "yeah, i know you gonna do good." >> so i felt a little wounded, frankly. >> jimmy: no, no. you've known him for a long time. >> i did. i covered him for eight years. and, look, i mean, he -- when he was out of the spotlight, he's out of the spotlight. even some of his closest advisers have pushed him a little bit to get back into the fray on issues that he cares about, like education or immigration. but he really hasn't done that. remember, the only way he really endorsed mitt romney was when an elevator was closing and he said -- [ as george w. bush ] "yeah, i'm for romney." >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] [ talking over each other ] >> president clinton is still talking about why -- >> jimmy: the elevator has gone up and down -- he's like -- [ as clinton ] "i think obama's great." [ laughter ] >> but you know clinton -- you know that he's got like a 70% personal approval rating and i -- but i asked romney about this in the interview. do you think he could get elected? and -- >> jimmy: i mean, really, he's like superman. you feel that way. i mean, he could talk about anything for 30 hours and make you kind of interested.
>> kind of, yeah. >> jimmy: he's like -- [ as clinton ] "sitting -- sitting down is great. [ laughter ] i love to sit down but sometimes we need to stand up." and you're like, "yeah!" [ cheers and applause ] it's like, "wait, what? wait, what are you talking about? yeah. he's just so good. but bush -- bush nicknamed you -- called you stretch. >> he called me stretch, which is -- which is remarkable, in terms of how he came up with that but -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you're a tall human being. >> i'm a tall man, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, you're a tall man. but he also called you "dancing man." >> dancing man. yes. >> jimmy: yeah and i thought it was kind of interesting. i have a clip of you when mary j. blige was on the "today" show. >> mjb. as i call her. >> jimmy: you do not call her mjb. [ laughter ] >> i know. >> jimmy: and the camera happened to be on you. i don't know if you saw. and this is just a great clip. here's david gregory. ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: at just 23 years old, our next guest is the number one golfer in the world, who has been winning virtually every tournament he enters lately, including two major championships. you can see him in action at the tour championship by coca-cola, starting september 20th. please welcome rory mcilroy! ♪ golf golf golf golf ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you are good, buddy. oh, my gosh. rory, you are unbelievable. you are the greatest golfer right now in the world, i would say. >> so would i. >> jimmy: oh, very good. [ laughter ] you spent the morning training
with the new york knicks. how did that work? >> it was good. definitely don't think i've got a career in the nba. >> jimmy: oh, well, have you seen the knicks play? [ laughter ] yeah, yeah, i think you could. [ audience ohs ] they're looking for a point guard. what made you hang out why those guys? they just invited you? >> actually, my fitness guy is the head physiologist at the knicks. >> jimmy: oh, really? >> yeah, so i went and hung out at their facility the last couple days and got to know a few of the guys, so it was -- it was good fun. >> jimmy: oh, they're a great team. now, you're from northern ireland, right? and, now you -- how does that work with golf? do you just play -- is it all just like giant rocks and tall grass? [ light laughter ] >> pretty much. >> jimmy: it is tough, right? yeah. >> yeah, links golf. >> jimmy: yeah, links. >> yeah, i mean, you look at -- you know, you see pictures from back home and, you know, the terrain is pretty rugged at times. >> jimmy: i mean, how did your start? does your dad play golf? >> yeah, my dad played. i started when i was two years old. >> jimmy: oh yeah, i think we have footage of you putting in your living room at three. there you are, right there. you gotta be good.
come on. there you go. that's a good putt, right there. fantastic. [ cheers and applause ] that's a good -- ah, cute kid. i mean, was that a -- that was a good swing, right there. that was better than i could ever do. did it just come natural to you? did you get trainers throughout your life or -- >> i've had the same coach since i was seven-years-old. >> jimmy: did you really? >> yeah, so i mean -- still work with him now. obviously, my dad introduced me to the game. and yeah, just sort of stuck at it. >> jimmy: and you just joined some -- a local club by your house? >> yeah. i grew up from the golf club five minutes away. our local course. and yeah, you know, just sort of started from there. fell in love with it. >> jimmy: seven years old, you joined the club, right? you were the youngest member of the club. >> i was, yeah. >> jimmy: there wasn't other 7-year-olds there, competing against you? >> no. there wasn't -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: interesting, there. i love watching you golf. but i do -- i look at your hat a lot when you're playing 'cause i don't know how to pronounce this word. is it juminja? jumari? "jumanji"? >> "jumanji." jumeirah. jumeirah. >> jimmy: jumeirah? >> yeah. >> jimmy: oh, it's just much easier. what is that mean?
>> jumeirah is a hotel group based in dubai. >> jimmy: oh, that's probably why i don't know it. yeah, i don't go to dubai. >> you haven't been to dubai? >> jimmy: not as much as i normally used to. yeah. i used to hang out -- [ laughter ] i never knew what that was, there. now, i see you getting paired a lot with tiger woods when you're on the course. and you said in a bunch of interviews that you -- you look up to this guy. this is like the guy you grew up with. but now, you're beating him. you're playing against him and you're winning. is that tense? is it weird? >> it might be weird for him. i think it's great. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: it kind of is a little weird for him. yeah, yeah, yeah. we had him on the show once and i beat him at a video game, of course. i couldn't beat him at real golf. but it was tiger woods golf. and i remember playing this video game and it's a wii game, so i remember i was shaking it to put backspin on it and i beat him. and it was in times square. it was a par three and he wasn't happy. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and i said to him -- i said, "you know, if you shake
it, you give yourself --" and he cut me off. he goes, "don't tell me how to play my game." [ laughter ] he was not happy, but -- >> i haven't had that yet. >> jimmy: what do you have coming up, now? you have the fedex? >> yeah, so i got the final tournament of the fedex cup playoffs in atlanta. >> jimmy: that's a year-long deal. >> yeah, a year-long deal. but they have these -- what they call the playoffs for the last four events, where, you know, they -- i think the points are worth five times more than in the regular season and, you know, you know, comes down to those last four events and -- >> jimmy: when is -- that one? that's september 20th. it starts september 20th. >> yes. >> jimmy: if you win that guy -- >> yup. >> jimmy: i mean, you might as well just buy america. >> cha-ching. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. exactly, yeah. and then -- and then, ryder cup. >> and ryder cup, which, you know, obviously, in this country, i won't be too popular that week, so -- >> jimmy: yeah, that is basically the united states versus -- >> europe. >> jimmy: europe. >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. and you're not playing for the united states. >> no, not that week. >> jimmy: no, not that week. so -- so, we can root for you in the fedex cup. [ laughter ] >> but then, you can root against me in the ryder cup. >> jimmy: we won't do that.
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