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[ cheers and applause ] "jimmy fallon" happening right [ applause ]
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in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> tiriq: 3-1-5! and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ]
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television -- captions by vitac -- ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, that's it right there. new york city cr thank you so much. awesome. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon" everybody. happy thursday. let's get right to the news, everybody. this is big. last night on fox news, sarah palin said she would run for president, if nobody else steps up. [ light laughter ] which explains why today, nearly every person in the country announced they were running for president. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] so congratulations to everyone. congratulations to you, sir, and you, ma'am. some huge tv news here. it's rumored that jennifer lopez is getting $12 million and steven tyler is getting $18 million to be judges on "american idol." wow! while randy jackson is getting to sit next to steven tyler and jennifer lopez. [ laughter ] that's exciting news. [ cheers and applause ] very good.
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you hear about this? katy perry is making headlines for wear a low-cut dress on an upcoming episode of "sesame street," during a duet with elmo. [ light laughter ] in fact, the dress was so skimpy, elmo started tickling himself. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: really? >> jimmy: yeah, you won't see it. they cut it from air. you'll never see it. it's censored. today, vice-president biden held a conference call with senior citizens to talk about health care. seniors started the conference call confused about how health care works, and ended up more confused about how conference calls work. [ laughter ] they're like "wait, can you hear me? saul, you're talking into the vcr." "what?" [ laughter ] i don't even know what to make of this. an inmate in north carolina tried to smuggle a cell phone into jail by hiding it inside his rectum. [ audience groans ] when they caught him, the guy was like "i've got to call you back."
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[ laughter and applause ] "what? frisk me! for what?!" [ light laughter ] check this out. the pastor of a mega-church in georgia is being accused of using jewelry to lure three men into sexual relationships. although, if a guy is willing to have sex with another guy for jewelry, something tells me he didn't have to be lured all that much. [ laughter ] "what do you got? a watch? okay." scientists in utah have discovered a new species of dinosaur believed to have the most horns of any dinosaur in history. experts call it the horniest dinosaur ever -- and then -- [ laughter ] wait for it, wait for it, wait for it. and then larry king said, "well, i had a good run. but what are you going to do?" [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] this isn't good.
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a school bus driver in florida is facing suspension after she was caught on camera texting while driving a bus full of students. when asked if they were scared, the students were like "scared of what? scared of what?" [ laughter ] and finally, justin bieber made his acting debut tonight on the season premiere of "csi." that's right, "csi." in the episode, justin is forced to investigate a very suspicious arrival -- pubes. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show, give it up for the roots. ♪ ♪ we're just ordinary people we don't know which way to go ♪ ♪ 'cause we're ordinary people maybe we ♪ ♪ should take it slow ♪ take it slow, oh
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oh-oh, this time ♪ ♪ we'll take it slow ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that is john legend right there, sitting in with the roots tonight. [ cheers and applause ] john legend, john and the roots, together, released an album together. it's called "wake up." i just downloaded it from itunes, last night. it's number three, right now, on itunes. congratulations. >> hey, thank you. >> jimmy: that's awesome, guys. congratulations, roots. >> questlove: thank you. >> i love -- so many good tracks in here. i like "humanity," that's my favorite jam on this one. look at the cartoons on the back. [ light laughter ] there they are. look at james. [ laughter ] there you go. i love it. it's called "wake up." john will be back again tomorrow to perform with the roots, and thanks for being here, tonight, buddy. i appreciate it. >> thank you, thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we've got a great show tonight.
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what a great crowd. but first, i want to let everyone know that we'll be saying good-bye to one of our signature series next week. it's the series finale of "seventh floor west." [ audience ohs ] i know. there's been a lot of drama. so much drama, it's all coming to an end this monday, september 27th. so be sure to check it out. don't be sad. celebrate. [ cheers and applause ] let's party. we'll celebrate right now. tonight's show, everybody. she's one of my favorite people of all time, amy poehler is here. [ cheers and applause ] hosting "saturday night live," this saturday. can't get better than that. she's just fantastic. another star from "parks & recreation" is on the show tonight. the luminous, rashida jones is joining us, as well. [ cheers and applause ] we'll talk about her new film "the social network." great movie. also, he also plays john lennon in the new movie "nowhere boy." aaron johnson is here. [ cheers and applause ] [ imitating lennon ]
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"tough shoes to fill, playing john lennon." and, oh my gosh, get ready, you guys. we have a performance from the one and only, pavement, tonight! [ cheers and applause ] what? rock and roll. they're phenomenal. so psyched they're here. they're going to be joined by steve goss from oklahoma city, oklahoma. [ cheers and applause ] the winner -- congratulations, buddy. -- the winner of our "play guitar with pavement" contest. there's steve, right there, again. congratulations, buddy. >> thanks. >> jimmy: you're going to do good, pal. you're going to be great. all right, guys, it's thursday, that means it's time to "remix the clips." here we go. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: now, this is where we take stuff we found on the internet and tv, stuff that's funny, weird or interesting and have our own questlove remix it. he does it live and it's always a good time. there he is. everyone's talking about this
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first clip. it features this woman who's running for delaware's senate seat. her name is christine o'donnell. and she was on bill maher's show years ago, talking about how she dabbled in witchcraft. check it out. >> i dabbled into witchcraft. i never joined a coven, but i did -- i did -- >> wait a minute, you were a witch? >> yes. >> one of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar. and i didn't know it. and, i mean, there was a little blood there and stuff like that. >> that was a date? >> your first date was at a satanic altar? >> yeah, we went to a movie and had a little midnight picnic -- [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm not moving it, you guys. it's just moving. i'm not moving it, i swear. [ laughter ] it spelled out "prom." we're going to the prom, oh, my gosh! [ laughter ] [ scattered applause ] light as a feather, stiff as a board. light as a feather -- [ laughter ] you guys, "dancing with the stars" is back, everybody, and so is my man bruno. my favorite judge. check out bruno. >> audrina, my darling, you look like a beautiful show pony that needs to be pushed to the limit, and whipped into shape, my darling.
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hanky panky, darling. it was a potpourri of insanity. disguised as dance. and i think -- >> a potpourri? >> a potpourri, you know, when you put a little bit of this and a little -- [ talking over each other ] >> kyle. you are like an adorable, naughty, little puppy. what the hell was that? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he's just going off. [ cheers and applause ] the man's lost his mind, "darling. a potpourri. what the hell was that, darling?" this next clip comes from an australian morning show. the anchors were playing a video game on the nintendo wii, but i don't know if they were playing it right. watch. ♪ [ laughter ] >> this clip is going to come come back to haunt us or what? braddy, help me. >> do we need to -- >> here it comes. here it comes. [ laughter ] nice, there you go. >> jimmy: there you go.
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[ cheers and applause ] that's not it. and for our final clip, is anybody looking for a vocal coach? well, stop -- stop looking. meet ken tamplin. >> hi, there. my name is ken tamplin. ♪ would you like to have that kind of vocal power, range, clarity, and pitch? well, you can. come join me, ken tamplin vocal academy. >> jimmy: yeah. nice. ken tamplin. ♪ yeah, yeah can i have a latte venti latte please thanks ♪ all right, those are the four clips we have today. qwestlove, let's see what you can do, buddy.
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♪ ♪ my first date with a witch was on a satanic altar what the hell was that what the hell was that ♪ ♪ what the hell was that what the hell was that what the hell was that what the hell was that ♪ ♪ what the hell was that what the hell was that here it comes here it comes ♪ ♪ here it comes here it comes here it comes here it comes ♪ ♪ here it comes my first date was here it comes here it comes ♪ ♪ here it comes my first date with here it comes my first date with ♪ ♪ here it comes my first date with a witch ♪ ♪ my first date with a witch ♪ what the hell was that ♪ >> jimmy: that was awesome. well played, buddy.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you, john. welcome back, everybody. our first guest is a three-time emmy nominee for her his hilarious work on "saturday night live" and "parks and recreation." this weekend she's hosting "saturday night live's" 36th season premiere. please welcome back to the show, our pal, the amazing amy poehler. [ band plays "parents just don't understand" by dj jazzy jeff and the fresh prince ] ♪ ♪ okay, here's the situation my parents went away on weeks vacation ♪ and they left the keys to the brand-new porsche would they mind? ♪ ♪ mm-mm, well of course not i'll just take it ♪ ♪ for a little spin and maybe it off to a couple of friends ♪ ♪ i'll just cruise it around the neighborhood well, maybe i shouldn't ♪ ♪ yes, of course i should ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: yeah. yeah! >> wow. i love what you guys play every time. it's so exciting. >> jimmy: yeah. they're the greatest. >> there must be like ten websites about what the roots are gonna play, right? >> jimmy: there's blogs. >> yeah, there's blogs. >> jimmy: there are blogs floating around. >> hi, jimmy. >> jimmy: hi, the last time i saw you was at emmy's. >> yes. >> jimmy: tina fey was on our show earlier in the week. >> yeah. >> jimmy: your buddy, tina -- and said it was drunk mom night. >> it was. we got a little wild. >> jimmy: drunk mom's night out. >> it was kind of crazy. it was super fun, 'cause you did such an amazing job, and it was such a great night an then -- >> jimmy: thank you for helping with that. >> oh, my god, it was my pleasure. but i think i got -- i think i had the most gangsta move of the night, though. 'cause i broke my little toe. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: what is going on? why -- i can't believe this happened. >> okay, just picture this. 3-week-old, first night out, emmys, so exciting. cut to us all dancing on the banquette, you know, which is a fancy word for "table," "bench." >> jimmy: "booth," yeah. >> booth. and i ran over to say hi to somebody.
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and i hit my toe on the end of the table, and i immediately leaned in, and was like, "hey, you guys, i broke my toe." [ laughter ] and it was like 4:00 a.m. >> jimmy: you broke your toe. >> and so i -- [ laughter ] so i had to go to the airport the next day to fly back to my children. and i was walking like -- i had a baseball hat on. and i was walking in the airport like this -- like all -- whatever, it was -- i mean, that's how i roll. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. [ cheers and applause ] unbelievable. >> it's not a party unless you break something. >> jimmy: including a toe. >> yeah. >> jimmy: congrats. little baby -- >> baby abel. >> jimmy: abel. >> yeah, abel. >> jimmy: oh my gosh, that's so cute. >> yeah, thanks. >> jimmy: that's great and, yeah, i know archie. he was here. >> yeah, archie's two and abel's six weeks. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> yeah. >> jimmy: is it awesome? how's archie doing with abel? >> he loves him -- well, he -- he just kind of laughs at him. he thinks he's kind of funny. like, he thinks he's like a funny prop. [ light laughter ] but archie, he did his first impression the other day. and it was really cute. because i said -- i was like, "archie, where's your brother?" and he was like, "wa-wa wah." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no way.
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>> yeah. >> jimmy: "wa-wa wah"? >> and he goes -- he does this too. he goes -- [ mumbling ] >> jimmy: he can't be bothered, yeah. >> kid's a natural. >> jimmy: how are you feeling right now, 'cause you were up, rehearsing for "saturday night live"? >> it's -- you keep looking over your shoulder like, "who's hosting this week?" and then, you realize it's you, but -- >> jimmy: yeah, 'causer you're so used to being up there, working and working all season long. >> it's awesome to be with everyone -- back with everyone again. and it's like beyond exciting, so it's awesome. >> jimmy: i mean, but now you're the host. >> i know. >> jimmy: this is exciting. >> it is. >> jimmy: season premiere, no less. >> i know. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> it's gonna be a good show. >> jimmy: so good, yeah. you got katy perry. >> katy perry, that's right. >> jimmy: katy perry's awesome. i love her, too. and any characters we can see? familiar characters? >> we're gonna do crazy susan, li'l nacho -- >> jimmy: you're making up names. these aren't real people. >> dj hot and spicy. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you are making things up. >> no, they're all my classic characters! >> jimmy: little nacho is not a little character you play -- [ laughter ] li'l nacho's coming back? >> captain elbow -- >> jimmy: oh, man! captain elbow is huge.
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[ laughter ] >> the potato chip sisters. all that. [ laughter ] they never made a potato chip sisters movie, did they? >> oh, they have not yet, but they will 'cause -- >> jimmy: 'cause it hasn't been written yet, ever. [ laughter ] >> no, it's -- we're not gonna write it. we're just gonna do it. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. do the movie, not based on the skit. >> well, that's the thing about the potato chips sisters is that they don't -- you don't ever write anything, you just get out there and do it. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, god. that was thing. that was the magic, yeah. i remember you guys played -- it was amsterdam, that big concert. it was like 30,000 people. >> oh yeah. >> jimmy: potato chip sisters come out. >> and everyone's really stoned, so the potato chip sisters went over really well. >> jimmy: gigantic. [ laughter ] they were like, "oh my god!" >> "oh my god!" >> jimmy: "put your bags in the air!" everyone's like waving bags of chips. >> yeah, 'cause that was their thing and then, they would put the bags on their head. they'd be like, "i can't see" -- >> jimmy: i thought you were gonna say, "i broke my toe! call back!" >> oh! [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i want to talk about it quickly. one of the cooler things you do. you do so many cool things. i'm the biggest fan of amy poehler but -- smart girls at the party. >> yeah, it's a website i do, and i do little webisodes, and it's like a charlie rose interview show for girls and -- >> jimmy: little girls, young girls.
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>> young girls, yeah. between the ages of like 8 and 13. and we just kind of ask them about what they're interested in and then it ends with a dance party. >> jimmy: so, you'll do like a whole show on like cookies? >> yes, a whole show on like reading or -- you know -- >> jimmy: one girl likes robots. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and she like talks about how she likes -- why she likes robots. it is so cool. >> thanks. >> jimmy: amy miles, who does a lot of the songs for our show over here -- >> yes, she's -- >> jimmy: she's so talented -- >> and meredith walker. >> jimmy: and meredith walker. >> yeah, it's "smart girls at the" and we're gonna be doing more stuff and putting more stuff up there and -- >> jimmy: it ends with a dance party? >> every episode ends with a dance party because we -- we kind of -- you how you want to encourage girls that age to be okay with looking silly 'cause very early they're gonna be told to worry about how they look? and we always say that, like, you can't look stupid if you're having fun. so, it's -- it's encouraging people to just dance like idiots. >> jimmy: i like that. >> yeah, i know, i know. >> jimmy: let's do a dance party now. >> all right, are we ready? let's end it.
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>> jimmy: you guys want to do a dance party? let's do it up. [ cheers and applause ] how do we do it? >> we should have the whole audience do it, too. >> jimmy: they could do it, too. all right, here we go, ready? what do we do? roots? >> i just get it started. 1, 2, 3, dance party! ♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. hey. you can catch amy on "saturday night live" with musical guest katy perry, saturday, 11:30 pm, right here on nbc! more with amy when we come back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody, we're here with the great amy poehler. now, besides potato chip sisters coming back -- you hinted that earlier -- cannot wait for that. >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, that movie's gonna be great. >> oh. >> jimmy: "parks and recreation." >> yes. >> jimmy: what's going on? i want it. where is it? >> well, it's ready to go, and we believe nbc's promise. they're gonna find a real good home for us very soon.
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and we shot six episodes before the season was over last time. so they're all ready to go, and that was when i was like pregnant. so, like, we had to get them in before i got too big. so by the end of like the sixth episode, like, there's this show where leslie is burying a time capsule, and i'm standing behind the time capsule the whole time. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you're just like moving anything to cover you up. you're like, "hey, here's this. yeah, i'll just put this on here." and that was little abel. >> yeah and that was little -- little dude. >> jimmy: i miss it. i want it to come back. >> thanks you, i know, me too. >> jimmy: "parks and rec." >> and i'm very excited that it will. >> jimmy: such a funny show. >> thank you. >> jimmy: it's such a good show and, actually, yeah, give it up. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. appreciate it. >> jimmy: it's a coincidence. it just so happened that we have your co-star, rashida jones on our show -- >> i know. >> jimmy: who is -- yeah, is in "parks and rec." and she's in "social network." but isn't it fun? >> oh, my god. you have -- you probably know. it is the best to be able to work with someone so talented and also someone that you love so much, like -- >> jimmy: oh, totally, i mean, i love -- i love the roots. i love questlove. [ light laughter ]
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[ cheers and applause ] >> and i love rashida. she's such a great person, and i love her so much, jimmy. i -- i'd love to sing a song about it. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: sure, go ahead. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ light laughter ] ♪ ♪ tonight i celebrate my love for you ♪ ♪ it seems the natural thing to do ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ tonight no one's gonna find us we'll leave the world behind us ♪ ♪ when i make love to you tonight ♪ [ laughter and applause ]
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♪ ♪ tonight i celebrate my love to you ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ and hope that deep inside you love me too ♪ [ laughter and applause ] ♪ tonight our spirits will be climbin' ♪ ♪ to a sky lit up with diamonds ♪ ♪ when i make love to you tonight ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ tonight i celebrate my love for you ♪ ♪ and the midnight song is gonna come
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shining through ♪ ♪ ohh ohh tonight there'll be no distance between us ♪ ♪ what i want most to do is to get close to you tonight ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: watch "saturday night live" this weekend with amy and katy perry. more with rashida jones when we come back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ i want a girl with the right allocations ♪
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♪ who's fast and thorough ♪ and sharp as a tack ♪ she's playing with her jewelry ♪ ♪ she's putting up her hair ♪ she's touring the facility ♪ and picking up slack ♪ i want a girl with a short skirt ♪ ♪ and a long lonnnng jacket ♪ you can do whatever you want. my team is going to come busting through that door. [ door opens ] ♪ here we go. right now! [ guys ] go! go! go! go! johnson, secure the pizza puffs in the kitchen. burke! i want a recon team on that brunette in the corner.
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and i'll commandeer the bud light. [ male announcer ] it's the sure sign of a good time. the just right taste of bud light. here we go. hey, you guys got any ice?
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: very nice. thank you, buddy. thanks, guys. we're back with rashida jones. we just celebrated our love for one another, and she's going to tell us about her new movie "the social network," which opens everywhere next friday, october 1st. you were fantastic. you have such a great voice. >> thank you. >> jimmy: thank you for singing. >> you have such a great voice. you too, quest. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: he's very shy. he's very shy. last time you were here, you did a favor. you came on thanksgiving, and you came and sang "holiday road" with us -- >> which was really fun. >> jimmy: and then you sang
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"stuffin." >> i sang "stuffin." it was an original piece about my love for stuffing. >> jimmy: it was so great. >> last time, it was about stuffing. this time, it was about my love for you guys. so -- >> jimmy: so good. it's just getting better and better. >> i'm just going from food to people, you know? >> jimmy: yeah, that's so nice. from food to people, yeah. well, you came back, actually after you had dinner, i said come, we're having a family dinner, then we're just having people over for drinks and hanging out. and you were like, "great." so you came back and you hung out with us. >> i did. >> jimmy: for thanksgiving. >> i did. >> jimmy: it was so fun. >> i did. >> jimmy: and then we have this thing, me and my wife, we set up in our bathroom, on our walls, we have silhouettes of different family members. >> yeah. >> jimmy: they're just painted, like, people, and you were like, "oh my gosh, i want to be on that." >> yes. >> jimmy: and nancy's like "okay, just give me a picture." >> am i on it? >> jimmy: and you signed a picture. you're on the wall. >> i'm on it? >> jimmy: yeah, here you are. >> yes! what? who is that? >> jimmy: that's you. [ cheers and applause ] >> that's me? >> jimmy: yeah. >> oh, that does look like me. >> jimmy: you have different hair, there, but you had a hoop earring. >> do i look a little bit like i'm from the 1800s? >> jimmy: yeah, that's the way it all looks like. here's the way all the other different silhouettes of different people. >> oh, i'm on the wall! >> so there you are in the
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middle there. >> amazing. >> jimmy: yeah, i'm so psyched. >> thank you. >> jimmy: so, next time you come by -- >> i feel very, very blessed to be on that wall. i don't want to know what you're doing when you're looking at that wall. >> jimmy: no, no, that's just for when i put my makeup on. >> right. see, that's what i meant. >> jimmy: yeah. hey, i want to talk about "the social network." >> yes. >> saw the movie. it is so good. >> it's really good. >> jimmy: this movie is fantastic, and you're great in it. >> thank you. i feel like i can say it's really good, because i'm, like, in it a little bit, but i can appreciate it without me having to be in it at times. so i can actually say that it's really good. >> jimmy: yes, you have a meaty role in this. >> i have a meaty role. i have a meaty role, but there's so many great performances -- like, standout performances that i got to enjoy. >> jimmy: it's really good. jesse eisenberg is phenomenal. >> he's phenomenal. andrew garfield, justin timberlake is so great in it. >> jimmy: timberlake is great. it's about facebook, as everyone knows, mark zuckerberg is the creator of facebook, the youngest billionaire out there. and it's just -- to see how he started in harvard in his dorm room. and he's just a -- he's a nerd. i mean, i can say that he's -- >> yeah, he's a nerd. >> he's a full-on computer nerd. and just -- what goes on, and
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these people try to sue -- everyone tries to sue him. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: he's got, like, lawsuits everywhere. >> everywhere. >> jimmy: and you play a lawyer? >> i play a legal associate. >> jimmy: legal associate. >> yes, i'm on my way to being a lawyer. >> jimmy: yeah, but you're kind of -- i think you're like the pov of us. like, you're kind of -- because you're watching him and then it's almost like the camera kind of cuts in to your thinking, and then you see what actually happens? >> yeah, yeah. i feel like the movie, it's relentless in a good way. it's so smart, and there's so much dialogue, and so much happens, and i'm sort of, like, kind of outside -- you know, i'm the witness to all of it. i just sit and listen to all these details about how it went down and everybody's point of view, and then i kind of offer my assessment of that. >> jimmy: yeah, and you have a great last scene -- it's the last scene in the movie. >> yeah, don't ruin it. you guys are going to see it, right? >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. [ cheers and applause ] i mean, it's such a cool movie, and -- great director, david fincher. >> david fincher, dude. >> jimmy: david fincher. oh, he's great, man. he's phenomenal. >> he's so great. >> jimmy: isn't it fun, though, because i know you from just being funny and you can sing, and all this, but this is a serious role. >> can you believe that somebody
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let me do something serious? i'm shocked. >> jimmy: it's so good. >> i'm shocked. >> jimmy: oh, it's great. and you're phenomenal. you're great in it. it's perfect. >> thank you. >> jimmy: but that guy -- i mean, i'm afraid of david fincher. >> no. >> jimmy: yeah, he scares me. >> no, no, no. he's so cool. >> jimmy: is he good? >> yeah, he's the coolest, smartest pern. he's just like -- he knows what he wants, he does a lot of takes, but like, what actor wouldn't want to be good, you know? >> jimmy: he just kept it until you got it -- until it fits. >> yes. yeah, yeah. yeah. >> jimmy: and trent reznor did the soundtrack? >> yeah, it's so good, right. that like, throbbing, it pulls. >> jimmy: yeah, he nails it. anyways, "the social network" is good. yeah, but, i also want to know about your writing career, as well. you do, like, 20 jobs. >> i do a lot of jobs. >> jimmy: it's insane. >> i do a lot of jobs. >> jimmy: what is going on with this -- >> i built your whole stage by hand. >> jimmy: i know. but that was, like -- i asked you not to, too, because we have professional carpenters. >> no, i wanted to do it. >> jimmy: that was so nice. >> i know. i just -- i had some free time -- >> jimmy: i got you that silhouette of that person, who is this person? >> who is that? >> jimmy: who is that? >> it's like my name is oda mae, and i'm, like, from the 1800s. >> jimmy: i love that, yeah, but you're writing screenplays,
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selling those like crazy? >> i wouldn't say like crazy yet, but doing some professionally a little bit, yeah. >> jimmy: and you've sold -- how many have you sold? four? >> no. >> jimmy: three? >> no, three. >> jimmy: that's insane. >> yeah, i have to -- i have to write some of them, though. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's more than i've sold, that's amazing. that's, like, the greatest. that's so hard to do that. >> it's hard, writing is, but it's fun. >> jimmy: and then, look at this guy, you have a comic book? >> i have a comic book. i do. >> jimmy: "frenemy of the state." >> yeah, i have a comic book. >> jimmy: and, it's kind of a cool story. what'd you base this story off of, "fremeny of the state"? >> i based it -- it's about a socialite who is recruited to become a spy, and it was kind of like i had this wish, this fantasy that maybe like paris hilton or kim kardashian, that one of these girls had like this great, secret life. like, they were, like, geniuses and they were, like, plotting and planning. [ laughter ] you know, like they didn't just put on makeup and look pretty, and go out to parties, that they were doing, like, cool things and saving our world. >> jimmy: spy stuff.
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but it's taking off, that's good. you have -- >> yeah, it's doing well. people seem to like it. >> jimmy: you've got one -- you've got two of them? >> i'm new -- >> jimmy: you're going to comic book shows? you're signing -- >> i'm doing signings. i'm very new to this. so, i'm like -- i have a lot of respect for people who do this and love this art form, and so i'm trying to learn, but they've been very nice to me so far. >> jimmy: and when does "the social network" come out? comes out in two weeks, yes? >> yes. >> jimmy: this is going to be a big, big movie. >> yeah, i think everybody's going to like it. >> jimmy: and as a person that went to harvard, was it accurate? >> it was, but they make it like -- there's like -- i hung out at the final clubs that, you know, are kind of like our versions of fraternities. they're old, old, old versions of fraternities. >> jimmy: yeah, in this movie they're like, throwing dice, and there's strippers making out with each other. >> yeah. i mean, it's a little. it's not that sexy. it's harvard. come on. >> jimmy: what are they doing in these -- >> there's definitely drinking, you know, and playing pool and beer pong, which is -- it's basically like a fraternity in a really, really, really nice building. >> jimmy: yeah, but they -- >> that's it. >> jimmy: but they do portray it really pretty besides that? >> yeah, besides the fact that it's sexier and everybody is a tiny bit better-looking, yeah, it's very accurate.
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>> jimmy: that is awesome. well, you've nailed it in this movie. we have clip from the movie. let's see the clip from "the social network." >> this must be hard. >> who are you? >> i'm marylyn delpy. i introduced myself -- >> i mean, what do you do? >> i'm a second-year associate at the firm. my boss wanted me to sit in on the deposition phase. what are you doing? >> checking in to see how it's going in bosnia. >> bosnia? they don't have roads, but they have facebook. you must really hate the winklevosses. >> i don't hate anybody. the winklevi aren't suing me for intellectual property theft. they are suing me because, for the first time in their lives, things didn't work out the way they were supposed to for them. >> jimmy: yes. [ cheers and applause ] he's very into his head, and very deep and fun. you're amazing. rashida jones, everybody. give it up.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. thanks for watching our show. you guys know our next guest from playing the title role in the film "kick ass." now, he's channeling a young john lennon in the new film "nowhere boy," which hits select theaters october 8th. please welcome aaron johnson,
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everybody. [ band plays "road to nowhere" by the talking heads ] ♪ ♪ we're on a road to nowhere, hey we're on a road to nowhere ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: very, very good. nice to meet you. congratulations on "kick ass." >> thank you very much. >> jimmy: i love that movie so much. in that movie, i think in my head you're like 14 years old or something. >> yeah, i guess so. >> jimmy: you look very young, yeah, in that movie. and i didn't even know you were british, either, so it was a double whammy. you're a very good actor. [ laughter ] >> thank you. >> jimmy: but, i love that movie. it was great. was that your first movie, no? >> no, no. i did a couple things before when i was younger. in fact, i started when i was six. and i did stuff in the theater in the west end. >> jimmy: the west end is like our broadway in london. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: must be intimidating? >> yeah, it was pretty intimidating. one of the things, i was 8, and i did "macbeth." i played son of macduff, not
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"macbeth." and i -- >> jimmy: it was the kids version of "macbeth." >> yeah, right. and one of the scenes is a quite a sweet scene with his mother, and then these villains come in and kill macduff and his mother, and they drown me. the scene just before, i'm in this bath, and i had to come on the stage completely naked when i was 8 years old. >> jimmy: oh, boy. >> which obviously couldn't happen like, nowadays, but -- >> jimmy: yeah, they probably wouldn't -- legally, let that happen. >> i remember thinking it was pretty odd, and why i wasn't wearing, like, a nude speedo or something. >> jimmy: yeah, but, well, you don't have to worry about it -- >> but it was in shakespeare, you know, so i thought i was a real actor. >> jimmy: that's very good. >> so i just go on naked. >> jimmy: your buddies aren't going to be there. your 8-year-old friends aren't going to be at the west end theater at 8 years old. >> right. no, they won't know. no, they're in bed. they're in bed. >> jimmy: no one's going to make fun of you, yeah. as long as there's no videotape of that, you're all set. >> no, they didn't have iphones then. >> jimmy: they didn't -- exactly. well, now you have the even crazier role playing john lennon. it must have been intimidating. >> i mean, i guess it kind of was.
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to begin with, it kind of forced me to do as much research on him as possible, so i kind of knew the boundaries. and playing guitar was fantastic -- >> jimmy: do you sing and play guitar? >> yeah, i didn't, but for the film, i perform and sing, and -- yeah. >> jimmy: oh, so you were learning. >> i was doing "kick ass" at the time, yeah. and i needed to play guitar for the role when i was casting, and jane goldman, actually, she's the writer of "kick ass." she lent me her guitar, and i've never given it back. but -- [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: what was the first song you learned. do you remember that? >> it was probably "that will be the day," buddy holly. i remember that, i guess. >> jimmy: how did you get -- you've got the accent down perfect. again, with the accent with you. you're amazing. yeah, you got the accent. it was like -- [ as john lennon ] "you were talking like john lennon." >> that's all there, yeah. >> jimmy: if i did that, i'd be fired the second day. >> no, that wasn't all bad. not at all. >> jimmy: but you had that liverpudlian accent. >> yeah, i mean, they've all got specific accents. >> jimmy: yeah, john was like,
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"quick, talking like this all the time, very fast." and "paul, you know, was very quiet like that, you know." [ laughter ] and "ringo's very deep and peace and love, you know, and very deep, and like that." yeah, so i mean -- i could do ringo or paul, but i probably couldn't do john. but you nailed it. >> well, thank you. >> jimmy: it was fantastic. i mean, and then, did you actually -- was that your voice on the soundtrack when you watch that? or is that some professional singer that you're lip-synching to? >> oh, no, no, no. no, i -- yeah, i had to sing -- >> jimmy: that was you? >> yeah, yeah. i can do, like, john lennon like 60%, you know, like, all right, i just want do the singing or play the guitar. >> jimmy: you did all of it? >> yeah. >> jimmy: god, that's so cool. any beatles fan would love this movie just to see what john's childhood -- if you read about it, it was just -- his childhood, it's tragic, kind of, really. >> yeah, no, it's an emotional journey that we go on. it really shows the story of him as a boy becoming a man and discovering his art form and finding love. and he was torn between his auntie and his mother, and, you know, it's quite a devastating
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story. but, you know, it's an insight to him as an artist, you know, that's what -- >> jimmy: yeah, to see how he turned out to be. has paul or ringo seen this? >> yeah, yeah. paul's seen it. i haven't spoken to ringo, but i met paul once. >> jimmy: you can do it right now if you want to. >> you can do -- we can -- [ imitates ringo ] >> jimmy: "i really loved it, it was fantastic. peace and love." >> oh, great man. really. [ imitates ringo ] >> jimmy: "i love the part about peace, and then i really love the part about love." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] but you talked to paul mccartney? >> yeah, yeah. well, i met paul, and you know, he thought it was great. and he was -- there's only one thing that he said. and he said he couldn't ever i remember john ever punching him in the face. but i mean, that's something you could easily forget. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i guess so. >> your bandmate punching you in the face. >> jimmy: you don't want to remember anyone punching you in the face, no. >> but, i mean, if that's the only thing and he didn't pick up on anything else that was you know, that severe, and that's where he grew up, and that was the people around -- >> jimmy: it's the ultimate
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compliment. >> it kind of is, really. >> jimmy: well, congratulations on that, buddy, that's awesome. we have a clip of the movie here. here's a clip of "nowhere boy." aaron johnson, everybody. >> why has he telephoned? do you have anything of use in that hole you call a home? >> ashtrays, some mysterious paintings, and ashtrays mostly. >> you'll catch something rotten. to what do i owe the pleasure? >> hamburg. in germany, mimi. >> hamburg, humbug. >> i'll be gone a couple of months, maybe even more. ♪ >> oh, and is this with the new group? oh, what's it called again? >> do you care? >> well, they all sound the same to me. [ cheers and applause ] [ as john lennon ] >> jimmy: "the beatles. we're going to be in the beatles." that's why i didn't get the role. dude, aaron johnson, "nowhere boy" is in select theaters october 8th. check it out. pavement performs next. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. our next guests are back together after an 11-year hiatus. all their classic songs are on this album, "quarantine the past," and on friday, they're playing their fourth sold-out show in new york's central park. [ cheers and applause ] here is a song "unfair" with a littleelp from our contest winner, steve goss. please welcome pavement! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ down in santa rosa over the bay across the grapevine to l.a. ♪ ♪ we've got desert we've got trees we've got the hills of beverly ♪ ♪ let's burn the hills of beverly ♪
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♪ walk with your credit cards in the air swing your nose just like we just don't care ♪ ♪ this is the slow sick sucking part of me this is the slow sick sucking part of me ♪ ♪ well, suck you, suck you yeah ♪ ♪ down to the top of the shasta gulch to the bottom of the tahoe lakes ♪ ♪ man made deltas and concrete rivers the south takes what the north delivers ♪ ♪ you film hack i don't use your fade ♪ ♪ lost in the foothills of my pride trocadero say good night ♪ ♪ to the last psychedelic band
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from sacto northern cal ♪ ♪ from sacto northern cal ♪ ♪ take it neighbor 'cause you're my neighbor and i need favors i'm not your neighbor ♪ ♪ don't do me favors 'cause i'm your neighbor i'm not your neighbor don't do me favors ♪ ♪ trash, trash trash, trash ♪


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