tv Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC October 12, 2011 12:35am-1:35am EDT
that was wonderful. zooey deschanel will be here. but, jimmy fallon, he's >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome, everybody. thank you so much. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon." i appreciate you being here. thank you. some major -- some major election news today. new jersey governor chris christie announced that he's endorsing mitt romney for president. yeah, it's good news for romney. i mean, you always want chris christie on your side. [ laughter ] unless -- unless you're in a canoe. [ laughter ] [ scattered applause ] then -- then, you want him on the other side. i just saw this. at tonight's republican debate, former godfather's pizza ceo, herman cain, was given the center seat. you could tell cain was in the center 'cause he was wearing one of those little plastic tables that protects the cheese from the top of the box. [ laughter and applause ]
this is exciting. beyonce just revealed that her baby is due in february. but you can get it on itunes a week earlier. [ laughter and applause ] this is interesting. a new survey found that people in the u.s. will spend a record $50 billion on their pets this year. [ scattered applause ] i heard it on the radio while i was driving over to my cat's apartment. [ laughter ] i had to pull over. like, "oh, my goodness." >> steve: it's a nice apartment. >> jimmy: i don't know what to make of this -- a man in the philippines got thigh implants to make himself look like superman. [ light laughter ] when his friend's see him, they're like, "it's a bird, it's a plane, no it's just gary with his weird thighs again. hey, what's up, buddy? how's it going?" [ laughter ] kind of awkward. get this, a growing number of unemployed americans are moving to china to find work.
of course, you need a fake i.d., first. [ light laughter ] not to say you're chinese, just to say you're under 10 years old. [ audience ohs ] [ applause ] gets you in. get to workin'. get workin', buddy. >> steve: naptime. >> jimmy: i was just reading about this, a new study found that washing your hands can help you solve problems. yeah, especially if the problem is stuff on hands. [ laughter ] some tv news. cher was in the audience at "dancing with the stars" last night to cheer on her son, chaz bono. when asked what was it's like seeing a loved one go through so many changes to their body, chaz said, "not bad." [ laughter and applause ] "she's my mom." and finally, last night, the nba failed to end the lockout after a seven-hour negotiation with the players. that's right, seven hours of negotiation with an nba player,
or as the kardashians call that, a prenup. [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show. give it up for the roots! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we've got a big show tonight. [ cheers ] this guy could not be cooler, or more talented. we love him. samuel l. jackson is here, this evening. [ cheers and applause ] we love that guy. he's got a big announcement, too. he's gonna do a fun thing. also, this guy's got a scary new show on fx. dylan mcdermott is dropping by. [ cheers and applause ] we love him as well. he's a good man. and we've got music from ra ra riot. they're awesome. [ cheers and applause ] ra ra riot. >> steve: ra ra riot. >> jimmy: ra ra riot. >> steve: ra ra roh. >> jimmy: ra ra riot.
ladies and gentlemen, it's time to take a look at the stories making headlines today and weigh the good with the bad. it's time for "pros and cons." here we go. ♪ ♪ pros and cons and pros and cons and pros ♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: tonight, we will be taking a look at the "pros and cons" of watching the republican debates. [ groans ] [ light laughter ] the eighth republic debate was held tonight in new hampshire. only 93 more to go. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: they're just flying by. so, let's take a look at the "pros and cons" of watching the republican debates. here we go. pro -- you get to see a bunch of politicians bicker, fight and call each other names. con -- it's like "the real housewives of c-span." [ laughter ] i would watch that. >> steve: i love it. >> jimmy: pro -- now that sarah palin and chris christie decided not to run, one thing is certain. con -- newt gingrich has the biggest boobs of any candidate. [ audience ohs ] [ applause ] that's gotta count for something, right? >> steve: really? that sounds like an odd -- i guess so. >> jimmy: pro -- herman cain has a chance to become the nation's second african-american
president in a row. con -- which explains his campaign slogan, "once you go black --" [ audience ohs ] [ cheers and applause ] catchy. pretty good. pretty catchy. [ applause ] >> steve: yeah. very catchy. >> jimmy: pretty catchy. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. >> steve: that guy's a pizza man. >> jimmy: he's a pizza man, he's good. pro -- mitt romney will stick to his usual debate technique. con -- letting the other candidates eliminate themselves by talking. [ laughter ] >> steve: that's a good strategy. >> jimmy: so far. pro -- former "60 minutes" correspondent, charlie rose will be in new hampshire asking the candidates questions during the debate. con -- former "60 minutes" correspondent andy rooney will be at home asking his plants questions during the debate. [ light laughter ] [ imitates rooney ] "why do they call it photosynthesis? [ laughter ] never got that." pro -- watching mitt romney and rick perry get into a heated exchange. con -- over which shampoo is better, vidal sassoon or garnier fructis? [ light laughter ]
>> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: pro -- it's too bad chris christie dropped out of the race because he could've been the big winner. con -- he could still be "the biggest loser." [ laughter and applause ] i don't understand that. i don't understand that. on yeah, yeah, yeah -- on the nbc -- it's a hit show? >> steve: oh my gosh. i just got that. >> jimmy: me too. [ laughter ] >> steve: that is just something else. >> jimmy: that is just -- that is -- you didn't have to do that. >> steve: no need for that kind of -- [ talking in high pitch ] he's a respectable man, he's the governor of my state. >> jimmy: [ talking in high pitch ] you didn't have to do that. >> steve: [ talking in high pitch ] why would you go there with a fat joke? you just didn't have to do that. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right. >> steve: all right, if that's where you're going. >> jimmy: aw, you didn't have to do that. >> steve: no, there's need for that. it's uncalled for. >> jimmy: pro -- you never know what's gonna come out of the mouth of rick perry or michele bachmann. con -- you never know what's gonna go into the mouth of rick perry or michele bachmann. [ audience ohs ] corn dogging it. corn dog! [ cheers and applause ] corn dogging it!
♪ corn dog, corn dog is that a corn dog? [ mumbling with full mouth ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and finally, pro -- at the end of the night there will be only one clear winner. con -- president obama. there you go, that's the "pros and cons." [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with "shout outs." come on back, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ pros and cons and pros and cons and pros ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] at&t and verizon charge you extra for going over 2 gigabytes of data. t-mobile slows down your data speed. with sprint you don't get charged extra and you don't slow down. and you get unlimited data, text and calling to any mobile -- for only $79.99. the best unlimited plan...wins. make the most of unlimited data with a brilliant screen on a pencil thin phone. introducing the samsung galaxy s ii epic 4g touch. trouble hearing on the phone? visit sprintrelay.com.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back to our show, everybody. and thank you so much for watching us. i appreciate it. real quick, i just want to send a quick shout out here. as you guys know, we love neil young, on our show. and every year he does a benefit for a great school in california, called the bridge school, which helps children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. this year's show is the 25th
anniversary, it's gonna be amazing. it's on october 22nd, and 23rd in mountainview, california. and they have artists like dave matthews, eddie vedder, tony bennett, arcade fire, of course, neil young, and so many more other artists. you can get tickets from livenation.com. and you get to support a great cause by seeing great bands. so check that out. what could be better? [ cheers and applause ] shout out to neil, for his great work. >> jimmy, jimmy, jimmy, jimmy! yo. >> jimmy: hey? >> i didn't know you were doing shout outs. can i do one? >> jimmy: sure, go ahead. >> great, can i get some music? ♪ all right. what's up? this is questo, questlove, and i wanna give a shout out to the newest member of the roots, mr. mark kelly, on the bass. [ cheers and applause ] mark has worked with everyone from mariah carey, to meshell ndegeocello, to mos def. he's bootsy collins approved. and when you see the roots coming to a town near you, enjoy him, all right? peace, thank you. [ cheers and applause ]
>> jimmy: hey, it's good to have you, mark. welcome buddy. >> that's not important. that's not important. let me do a shout out. >> jimmy: oh, sure. come on, what's up? go ahead, buddy. >> shout out to nips. get your mind out the gutter. i'm talking about these delicious-ass cream candies. [ laughter ] nips. they got caramel, butter rum, coffee, chocolate parfait. all the flavors of the nippy rainbow, baby. and get that werther's original nonsense out my face, man. some old ass grandpa can suck on that ish while he watches "matlock" all day. but when i want a rich, creamy dessert, that's when i let a nip slip. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: those are pretty tasty. >> hey, i want to do a shout out. >> jimmy: okay, sir, go for it. >> hey, my name is gary belafonte. and i want to send a shout out to my favorite teen idol of the 1980s, scott baio. [ cheers and applause ]
baio! ♪ bay-ay-ay-ayo bay-ay-ay-ayo he's scott bay he's scott bay ♪ ♪ he's scott bay-ay-ayo charles in charge and me wanna go home baio ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: there you go, thank you. that was a great show. that was a great show. i agree with you. i like scott baio as well. >> hey, jimmy, let me -- can i do one, please? >> jimmy: okay, this is deetch, one of our writers. deetch, go ahead, buddy. >> yeah, since we're talking about tv shows, i want to give a shout out to "the gilmore girls." [ cheers and applause ] yeah, that's right. you know, i'm just gonna come right out and say it. "gilmore girls" was the best [ bleep ] show of all time, so deal with it. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: deal with it? >> that's not an exit back there. >> jimmy: that's not an exit, yeah. that's not an exit at all, you wise guy. >> i got one, jimmy.
>> jimmy: oh, sure. >> i got one. >> jimmy: sure, go for it, zog. >> i want to give a shout out to regular, non-erotic pastries. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: okay? >> that can be made to seem erotic. now that i've put that in your head, what do you think of this cream-filled chocolate eclair? [ cheers and applause ] looking good, right? what do you think of this doughnut right now? >> jimmy: all right. hey, hey, whoa, whoa, whoa. hey, cut it out, buster. >> what? >> jimmy: cut it out. >> oh, it's gonna happen. oh, it's gonna happen. >> jimmy: no, zog. zog, stop it. [ cheers and applause ] >> it's gonna happen. >> jimmy: stop it. >> excuse me. jimmy, yo, let me rumble one, bro. >> jimmy: sure, no problem. tariq, go for it, my man. >> all right. shout out to october. yeah, that's right, your boy riq loves the fall. not only is it my birthday month, but i can break out -- [ cheers and applause ] thank you. i can break out my fly fall wardrobe.
eagles games on sundays. play a little tackle football in the backyard. but, october is also my chance to get creative in the kitchen. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] so when the summer days come to an end, i break out these tasty squash stuffers. they're the healthy dessert your family deserves. to make them, you'll need -- acorn squash, diced apples, a little dried cranberries, some cinnamon -- and here's a tariq tip -- use a little apple butter for a savory glaze that will put your troops in a daze. family can't agree on dessert? i say, squash it! jimmy? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yeah. very, very good. that does sound like a nice treat. that does sound like a nice treat there. yeah. >> i don't care. >> jimmy: yeah, all right. >> yo, let me shout something out, jimmy fallon!
>> jimmy: hey, you guys, it's milky j. milky j. >> yeah! >> jimmy: this is the guy who loves the hubble space telescope. milky j, go ahead, my friend. >> yo! i want to send a shout out to the hubble space telescope. oh, my god! have you seen the images that magnificent piece of scientific equipment is space-mailing back our way? if you want to see a -- the lensing galaxy cluster abell 383, hubble got you! [ laughter ] want to see the open cluster ngc 265 in the small magellanic cloud? hubble got you. [ applause ] ♪ it don't mean a thing if it ain't got the ring like saturn ♪ ♪ hubble hubble hubble hubble hubble hubble got you ♪ hey, yo, jimmy! why am i thinking about prince right now? >> jimmy: i don't know. why are you thinking about prince, right now? >> because i want to see a picture of that reflection nebula ngc ♪ 1999 hubble got you! >> jimmy: okay, i got it.
i get it. i get it. hubble got you, i get it. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, man. no, no, no. you don't get it, jimmy fallon. ♪ thank you, roots. [ laughter ] hubble just don't got you. hubble got everybody and everything. ♪ hubble got the boys and girls hubble got the trees ♪ ♪ hubble got the mountains hubble got the mighty seas and hubble got you ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very much. >> hubble got you. >> jimmy: that is enough. hubble got you. >> hubble got you! >> jimmy: thank you very much. let me see if i've got this right. shout out to the roots newest member, mark, right there. [ cheers and applause ] shout out to nips, up there. shout out to scott baio. >> ♪ baio >> jimmy: shout out to "the
gilmore girls." [ cheers and applause ] shout out to non-erotic -- hey, wait, zog! shout out to non-erotic pastry, very good. shout out to october. [ cheers and applause ] shout out to the hubble space telescope. and of course, shout out to the bridge school benefit on october 22nd, 23rd. when we come back, samuel l. jackson. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] on a dull, dull day in a ho hum world...
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest this evening is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, and starting this thursday, you can see him in his debut on broadway, where he and angela bassett star in a new play called "the mountaintop." please welcome back to the show, one of our favorites, samuel l. jackson.
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> no, i can't control the tone of my voice 'cause that's the way i talk! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back to our show. oh my gosh, they love you. thanks so much for coming. we always -- great to see you here. >> always awesome to be here. this is -- spectacular. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. we have a -- kind of a big announcement that you're gonna make tonight. >> oh, yes. >> jimmy: this is very fun. >> i am -- joining the electronic age. hey. >> jimmy: you're officially -- >> i'm officially launching my twitter site. >> jimmy: he's gonna be on twitter. samuel l. jackson -- ♪ [ cheers and applause ] right now you got zero followers, right? right now you have like, zero followers? we've gotta check this out. and we're gonna bump this up. >> i have zero followers.
i'm in a race to see how long it's gonna take me to get to a million, so i can catch up with you and quest. >> jimmy: yeah, we can do this. we can all work on this. >> help me, help me. follow me, follow me. >> jimmy: it's @samuelljackson. >> yes. >> jimmy: that's good. that's easy to know. you can send out your first tweet now, so just go ahead type -- >> my first tweet. >> jimmy: -- and i won't tell you -- >> just type it, okay. >> jimmy: do you know what you're -- you know what you're gonna type? >> yeah. >> jimmy: this is very exciting. 'cause we were trying to get you on twitter for a long time. [ drum roll ] you're gonna be addicted to it, it's really fun. gonna send out his first tweet. this is official, this is big time. @samuelljackson. writing a book, apparently, too, as well. [ cheers ] you're only allowed 140 characters. >> i got it. i got it. >> jimmy: all right. all right. >> it's just one of those things that -- done. all right. do i send that? >> jimmy: let me see this. >> what the hell is that? that's not what i said. [ laughter ] "can a muh gumma?" >> jimmy: it says -- "can-a muh gumma." [ laughter ] wait a sec -- you can't send
that out, your first tweet. >> why not? it's trying to -- me. i type better than that, you know that. >> jimmy: i know. let me see what you did here. >> stop. question -- okay, there you go. >> jimmy: all right, let me -- let me just show the camera. >> all right. >> jimmy: i don't know if i don't know how to read this. >> see what it says. aw, see what it say. >> jimmy: can you see what that says? [ laughter ] can a muh [ bleep ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] send? you just sent it right now? [ cheers and applause ] that had to be your first tweet. >> exactly. >> jimmy: that has to be your first tweet! you can't say it on tv, though. >> it would not be official if i didn't get to say that. now people will believe -- 'cause people go on there and go, "aw, that's somebody lying." now they look at it and go, "that's gotta be him." >> jimmy: that's gotta be him. yeah, absolutely. are you gonna be addicted to it now? >> really? >> jimmy: you'll be tweeting out
all different stuff that like, doesn't make any sense -- >> excellent, so i can just tell people like, "i'm over at the shake shack now, getting a burger," right? >> jimmy: yep, you can do that. you can be like, "i'm golfing. i'm down --" >> right, i'm down two holes to one. but if you wanna bet on me, we've got three holes left. >> jimmy: exactly, yeah, yeah. yeah, you can do that. >> all right, good. >> jimmy: big time, you're in the city for a while. i'm happy to have you here. >> through january 15th. >> jimmy: that's a long time. [ cheers and applause ] and "mountaintop," it opens on thursday. are you nervous at all? >> open thursday, six days a week, eight shows a week. well, we've been doing previews now for about three weeks, so i'm getting used to the audience. it's been like 15 years since i did a play. >> jimmy: is that right? >> so, i hadn't been on stage for a while, but -- wow, it's so great when the audience is there, and the play is working, and people laughing -- >> jimmy: feel the energy. >> -- sighing, and, you know, some instances they talk back to us, because it's just me and angela bassett on stage. and i play dr. martin luther king, and she plays the housekeeper at the
lorraine motel, the night before he's assassinated. so he's just sitting in the room, talking to her, having a conversation. so people, watch us, and sometimes i'll get too close to her and everybody's like, "oh, no, no, no, dr. king, no, no." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: talking from the crowd? >> yeah, yeah, people are like "no, please. please don't, please don't, please no." >> jimmy: no, no, no, please don't go there. don't do this. don't do it, yeah. >> don't dirty the image like that. >> jimmy: no, absolutely not. but this is based on a play that, it started in london, and it's like a tiny theater -- >> it was a tiny theater above a pub, like 73 seats. and it went on to the west end, and katori, the playwright, actually won the olivier award, which is the equivalent of a tony for best new play. >> jimmy: is that right? >> that was two years ago, so this is the american debut of the play. but it's -- >> jimmy: it's superb. >> it's a fun play, it's great. it's dramatic, it's funny. >> jimmy: yeah, my friend went and saw it, said it was insane. >> it's a good ride. >> jimmy: yeah he said, by the end, everyone's just screaming, going crazy. it's pretty wild. >> yeah. >> jimmy: but i mean, it's interesting -- is it based on just reality? >> it's actually based on the
fact -- katori's mom was 15 years old when dr. king did his mountaintop speech, the last speech he ever made, the day before he was assassinated in memphis. and she lived in memphis, she wanted to go, and her grandmother wouldn't let her go. >> jimmy: yeah. >> because she was afraid somebody would blow up the church. and you know, it was really crazy at that time, so she didn't let her go. and she talked about it all katori's life. she's young, katori's like 30, now, but her mom has talked about missing that speech and not being there, so she named the character that angela plays after her mom. her mom's name is carrie mae, so the character in the play is carrie mae. and she re-imagines her mom as this housekeeper who would have had an opportunity to talk to him, the night before he died because she didn't get to see him. >> jimmy: wow. >> so, it's a great little story that she gets to tell, you know, that puts her mom in the middle of it. >> jimmy: i would say that it would probably be hard to find what dr. martin luther king's voice was. because i just know him from, you know "i have a dream," and just -- >> yeah, we know the speeches -- >> jimmy: yeah, but just him talking normally -- i'd be like --
[ imitates dr. king ] "good morning!" [ laughter ] you know what i mean? like, i don't know how would i do that. >> you can't walk around preaching all the time. >> jimmy: how is he -- >> "i've been to the mountaintop." >> jimmy: how do you go to starbucks and get a coffee, you know? >> when you go on youtube, you can actually find interviews where he talked about the vietnam war, where he talked about the death of malcolm x, he talked about his love for gandhiism, so you get his speaking -- speaking voice, but i also went to school with a lot of people like him. we actually went to the same college. i'm a graduate of morehouse college, he was, too. we had a lot of the same professors. i've heard -- you know, everybody's heard black preachers talk when they come to the house to eat the chicken that your mom made for you, or whatever. >> jimmy: yeah, so you got it down. >> you have that rhythm, and you have those speech patterns, and you know them and you use them. and i use them well. i think i've finally found what i think is his voice. so, it's fun. >> jimmy: you also had an interesting connection, too, as well. you were one of the ushers at the -- >> i was an usher at the funeral. but yeah, i was on campus.
i was at a campus movie the night he was assassinated. they flew his body to atlanta. we went over to spellman college, viewed the body. i got on a plane. robert culp and bill cosby rented a plane. they took a bunch of students from atlanta to memphis, we marched in the sanitation workers' march the next day, the day after he was killed. came back the next day and the funeral was held on morehouse's campus, so i ended up being an usher at the funeral because i was a student, i knew my way around, and we helped all the people that were just showing up. >> jimmy: holy mackerel. >> get to the right places, so >> jimmy: well, i can't wait to see this. this is amazing that you're doing this, congratulations. >> thank you. >> jimmy: i can't wait to go check it out. another thing, that you're doing that's gigantic, "the avengers" trailer. >> ah! >> jimmy: came out today. and it is like -- [ cheers and applause ] you've got to tweet that out next, because that would be a big tweet. >> that's a yes. >> jimmy: when they have nick fury tweeting, yeah. 'cause this trailer -- >> it officially goes out on itunes tomorrow, but yeah, i'm gonna tweet that thing out to you. >> jimmy: yeah, you gotta do it now. do it early. what are they gonna do, stop you? >> and it's totally cool. >> jimmy: exactly.
well, we're gonna show everybody. >> oh, really? >> jimmy: yeah, people are gonna go nuts. we're allowed to show it, because it's officially after midnight, we can show it. >> okay. >> jimmy: it's official now. but you got everybody in here, you got robert downey jr., scarlett johansson, mark ruffalo, chris evans, chris hemsworth, jeremy renner and gwyneth paltrow. >> she's not in the trailer. >> jimmy: she's not in the trailer? >> no, gwyneth's not in the trailer. [ laughter ] well. [ applause ] >> jimmy: well, we've got till tomorrow to fix that on itunes. >> got to have some powers. got to have some powers to be in the trailer. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, i see what you're saying. we want to show everyone the trailer, here. it's samuel l. jackson, "the avengers," you guys. uh-oh. >> there was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people, so when we needed them, they could fight the battles that we never could. gentlemen, what are you prepared to do?
>> no offense, but i don't play well with others. >> big man in a suit of armor, take that away, what are you? >> a genius, billionaire playboy, philanthropist. [ laughter ] ♪ >> if we can't protect the earth -- you can be damn sure we'll avenge it. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's what you want to see when you go to the movies. that's why you do it. >> you want the big green guy. ruffalo. ruffalo. >> jimmy: yeah, we -- yeah. >> ruffalo, we got no ruffalo in there. >> jimmy: no ruffalo or gwyneth in that one. >> everybody wants the big green guy. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, you'll get him. you'll get him this week. >> oh yeah. >> jimmy: all right, you guys, more with samuel l. jackson when we come back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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angela bassett, in "the mountaintop" which opens october 13th at the bernard b. jacobs theatre, here in new york city. okay, tonight, sam jackson and i are going to be debuting a new game, in honor of the major league baseball playoffs. this is "home run derby." watch it. watch. [ cheers and applause ] we'll be hitting these big foam balls into the audience. we'll keep score and one of us will end up the winner. we've divided the audience into three scoring areas. green hats, up front, are worth one point. [ cheers ] the white hats, on the sides, are worth two points. [ cheers and applause ] and the gold hats in the back are three points. [ cheers and applause ] all right, sam, you'll take three swings. then i'll take three. then we'll each have a money ball with double the audience points. >> dope-ness. >> jimmy: you ready to do this? >> yes, sir. >> jimmy: all right, here we go. highest score wins at the end. [ cheers and applause ] you go first. all right, audience, balls coming at you, buddy. balls coming at you. [ cheers and applause ] [ drum roll ] one point! ♪
>> uno! >> jimmy: that's one point. uno. one point. >> unofski! [ cheers ] [ drum roll ] ♪ >> jimmy: got a good hit. got a good hit. that's two points, right there. come on. [ drum roll ] [ cheers ] >> jimmy: hey, batter batter -- hey -- no batter, no batter, swing! ♪ that's right. good. you got three. tres. three points. >> all right, all right, all right. [ drum roll ] [ cheers ] >> do the thing. oh! [ sad tuba ] [ laughter and applause ] i like this ball. let's use this ball. using that one. >> jimmy: do that one again? >> use that ball again. [ drum roll ] [ cheers ] >> oh!
[ sad tuba ] i like this ball. >> jimmy: i do not like that ball at all. i hate that ball. >> i'm liking this ball. >> jimmy: all right, here we go. [ drum roll ] ♪ one, so here's the deal. so now it's 3 to 1. >> now, it's the money ball. >> jimmy: this is double points. the money ball. >> yeah, man. >> jimmy: so, here you go. >> go ahead. >> jimmy: you got to score. is there a way for me to win? i could win, right? >> yes. >> jimmy: i'll just get a homer and then i could do it. all right, you go first. >> yes. no. >> jimmy: you want me to go first? >> of course. >> jimmy: you go first, because if i go first then i could just lose. >> i know. oh, you want me to use your ball. >> jimmy: yeah. [ drum roll ] ♪ >> jimmy: oh. two points. [ cheers ] do i win? >> no way now. ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. our next guest is a golden globe-winning and emmy-nominated actor, whose new show, "american horror story" airs wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. on fx. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome dylan mcdermott. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: spooky music. welcome back. thanks for coming back to our show. >> thanks, man. thanks for having me. >> jimmy: is good to be here back in new york? i know you're -- >> ah, i love new york. >> jimmy: you're from new york originally, right? >> man, i'll tell you something, as soon as those wheels hit the tarmac, i can breathe. >> jimmy: right? yeah, yeah, yeah. you feel it. you've been down in l.a. a long time though, right? >> yeah, i have an apartment here, and a house in l.a.
so, i go back and forth. >> jimmy: your dad used to have a bar, we talked about this. >> yeah, i grew up in the restaurant business and the bar business. >> jimmy: did you ever work there with -- like at the bar? >> yeah, my god, i was bus boy, i was waiter, a bartender, bouncer. >> jimmy: you did all of it. >> i did everything. >> jimmy: bouncer as well? >> yeah, not a very good one, but i tried. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, it must be pretty tough, i mean, bunch of fights and a bunch of tough guys? >> well, it was an irish bar. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly, yeah. [ scattered cheers ] >> jimmy: yeah, what you gonna do? exactly. was it called mcdermotts? what was it called? >> no, it was called jimmy day's. >> jimmy: jimmy day's. >> my father had a couple bars but jimmy day's was a rough and tumble bar. i mean, it was like a straight-up irish bar. it opened at 6:00 a.m. and -- [ laughter ] i mean, you know? >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, i know those places. yeah, yeah, yeah. >> but, yeah, my father was -- i remember one time, i think i was 15 years old and there was like a huge brawl took place. like 20 guys out in the street, west 4th street and my father's working on some guy and he looks over at me and i'm working on a guy and a big smile comes on his face. i mean -- [ laughter ]
>> jimmy: that's such an irish story. >> no, it was -- i mean, i don't think he's every been more proud of me. >> jimmy: is that right? >> in that moment. >> jimmy: male bonding. >> he still talks about it. >> jimmy: does he really? >> oh. >> jimmy: that's hilarious. oh, my gosh, like -- [ in irish accent ] that's my boy, right there. there go you dylan, good job there, buddy. great job there, pal. you used to have -- belushi used to come, right? >> yeah, i used to wait on john belushi and william hurt. >> jimmy: what was he like? was he super -- was he cool? >> yeah, he was totally cool. but, i mean, he was -- he liked to eat. you know. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> he was a big eater. but he would come in and he'd have the same thing. like, faithfully, he'd have the scrambled eggs with potatoes and toast and bacon and just -- just put ketchup on everything. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: is that right? >> about half a bottle of ketchup. everything. >> jimmy: big ketchup guy? >> yeah. >> jimmy: that's cool a little belushi trivia. >> but i waited on -- you know, i used to wait on michelle pfeiffer, who, i ended up buying her house. i used to wait on matthew broderick, who i worked with on broadway so -- >> jimmy: small -- that's crazy, right? >> and then, recently, i was on "chelsea handler" and she used to wait on me. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: is that right? >> yeah, so -- it's the circle, you know.
>> jimmy: ♪ the circle of life! ♪ [ chants "lion king" theme ] we have to talk about your show "american horror story." >> yes. >> jimmy: well this is spooky business. do you believe in ghosts? do you believe in ghosts? >> i do. >> jimmy: yeah? >> yeah, absolutely. >> jimmy: i don't know if i've ever seen a ghost. >> no? >> jimmy: i don't think so. >> i saw one -- i was doing "steel magnolias," 1989, and i was in a car with my then agent and julia roberts and we saw a ghost. >> jimmy: what was it -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: -- what was it doing? [ laughter ] was it doing anything ghost-like? >> that's the only time i ever saw it ghost. it was sort of vaporous, you know? >> jimmy: really? >> yeah. >> jimmy: so, you saw something just floating around. did it have legs? did it look like a human? or was it a sheet with like three holes in it? >> these are hard-hitting questions. >> jimmy: i'm really -- i'm like diane sawyer. i'm like diane sawyer over here. do it say, "boo"?
it didn't do anything? you just saw something go by and you go like "i -- i just saw a ghost"? >> it was kind of the in the ether. it was weird, it was like a -- >> jimmy: did anyone talk about it? >> there was like a five second pause. and then, we were like, "did you see that?" >> jimmy: really? was anyone drunk at the time? >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. that makes more sense. no, but this -- so, can you explain what this show is about? >> this is a kick ass show. i don't know if you people have seen it? [ cheers and applause ] this is -- >> jimmy: it's doing super well on fx. >> it's doing really well and it's, i mean, it's horror. psychological horror in the vein of "rosemary's baby" and "the shining." if you like those movies, then, you're going to love this show because it's scary, it's creepy, it's weird, it's fun. it's about a family, it's about infidelity, it's about ghosts. it's -- >> jimmy: you move your family because you just want to start a new slate. >> well, i had an indiscretion in boston so i decide to move my family to los angeles, to start again. you know, so --
>> jimmy: you pick the creepiest house -- >> i know, i don't know. my luck. >> jimmy: you're luck, you pick a scary house. >> i know. i don't know. my luck. >> jimmy: your luck -- you picked a scary house. >> yeah, we pick the scary house and so -- >> jimmy: it's just -- it's really fascinating, it's really cool stuff. i want to show people a clip of -- this is not a ghost, this is just someone who used to live in your house. >> yeah, this is a guy who used to live there and he's telling me to get out. >> jimmy: yeah. yeah. imagine running into this man. here's a clip of "american horror story" on fx. here's dylan mcdermott. >> what about you? what dream are you chasing? or should i say, what dream is chasing you? >> leave me alone. >> it's the house, isn't it? >> wrong! >> whatever's tearing you apart, the house all ready knows about it. it will use it against you. >> this is not about the house. this is about me, what i did. i cheated on my wife. >> peyton, that's her name, she's insisting i come out to boston. >> i'm trying very hard not to judge you. >> me? you murdered your entire family. >> yes. but i was never unfaithful. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: the guy is nuts.
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