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>> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- 444and featuring the legendary roots crew. and he he is -- jimmy fallon! 4444[ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television -- captions by vitac -- ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: thank you very, very much, everybody. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon." happy tuesday. you guys feeling good tonight? [ cheers and applause ] man, some horrible weather coming here. there's supposed to be so much snow in new york, people might even get stranded at work. [ light laughter ] that means governor paterson gets at least one more day in the office, which is good for him. [ audience oohs ] new york city is expecting 18 inches. yeah, when governor paterson heard that he said, "come on, it's like six, seven -- wait, what are we talking about? [ laughter ] the snow could be bad." i was reading that a man in colorado was rescued after his suv got stuck in the snow for three days. toyota drivers were like, "at least your suv stopped." [ laughter ] any saints fans in the audience tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that was great, wasn't it? well, new orleans held its super bowl victory parade today. and of course, new orleans during a parade isn't much
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different than new orleans every other day. it just means everyone is getting drunk in the same direction. that's all it really means. [ laughter ] what a victory parade in new orleans is all about, making incredible memories and not remembering any of them the next morning. it's just -- a lot going on in washington, president obama just held his first monthly bipartisan meeting, and said that working together on jobs would be a good place to start. you know where else would have been a good place to start? a year ago. [ laughter ] [ applause ] that would have been -- i thought this was interesting. a new study found that different colors can actually describe different moods. for example, gray means sad. yellow means happy. and orange means snook [ laughter ] speaking of snooki from "jersey shore."
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she -- she has a boyfriend. [ scattered cheers ] i don't know how serious it is but i hear she's already moved into his hot tub, so, that's 44pretty -- [ laughter ] -- going pretty fast. and finally, first lady michelle obama just launched a campaign to combat childhood obesity called "let's move." [ light laughter ] and this evening, obese children started their own program called "let's not." [ laughter ] ladies and gentleman, we have a great show tonight, give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: thank you so much, everybody. happy you're all in here safe and sound and probably hopefully everyone at home watching is in, safe and sound. it's very snowy on the east coast. before we get started, i just wanted to show you guys something. i saw this on -- this video on video gum.
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i was just checking out -- going on the internet. and this really made me laugh. this guy in brooklyn was testing out his new camera. and he took a video of his kids -- they're dressed up like spider-man and superman, and they're have a break dance battle. and you gotta see these dance moves. check it out. ♪ [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that was pretty good, right there. well, here they are to bust some sick dance moves that made them famous. ladies and gentleman, please welcome the break dancing superman and spider-man. latrell and marquise greene, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: very, very nice. thank you guys, so much. latrell and marquise green, everybody. are you latrell? >> yes. >> jimmy: you're latrell and how old are you? >> i'm 9 years old. >> 9 years old, and you are marquise? >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: okay -- sorry to give away your secret identity. [ laughter ]
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you can take your mask off if you want to. let's see your face. there you go, yeah. [ cheers and applause ] very good. thanks for coming on our show. now, do you guys break dance like this all the time? >> yeah, sometimes. >> jimmy: oh, yeah -- where did you learn how to dance? >> like my daddy. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. [ laughter ] daddy taught you that? can you teach me some of those moves. let's do some moves together. can you teach me a move? teach me some dance moves? >> i don't know. laughter ] >> jimmy: let's try and find out. you ready? you think you can do it, latrell. yeah, you can do it, all right, teach us some moves. give us a beat -- ♪ [ light laughter ] [ cheers ]
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>> jimmy: thank you guys. thank you guys. give it up once again -- [ cheers and applause ] -- for latrell and marquise greene. you guys are awesome, thank you guys so much. thanks, guys. thank you very, very much. there they go. ♪ they gave me the tricky moves. [ laughter ] well, we've got a big show tonight, you guys. a great actor from the critically acclaimed show "big love," bill paxton is here. [ cheers and applause ] i love that guy. he was on our show when we first started. from the nbc show "mercy," james van der beek is joining us as well. [ cheers and applause ] and animal expert and total nutcase jeff musial is here with some of his friends from the
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animal kingdom. [ cheers and applause ] i like that guy. i don't know what's wrong with him. and we've got music from the beautiful and talented regina spektor, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] now, that is a lot of show. what a voice, what a voice. what a talent. i'm so excited, you guys, because this friday -- look how out of breath i am. [ light laughter ] su an old fat guy. it's unbelievable. michelle obama is right you guys. we have a problem. [ laughter ] -- i can't even move. god, they gave me some tricky moves there. gosh! i don't know who to blame, marquise or latrell more but -- here we go. this friday, you guys, is the winter olympics are starting right here on nbc. and to celebrate every night this week, we're going to be recognizing them with our own series of events -- it's called "late night" recognizes the olympics. [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ >> jimmy: welcome to the first annual "late night" recognizes the olympics. we've got some people down from our audience. let's meet our athletes. come on over, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] hey. how are you? what are your names and where are you from? >> allie from long island, new york. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: very good. >> trish from ridge, new york. >> jimmy: trish from ridge, new york. >> justine from queens. >> jimmy: very good [ cheers and applause ] all right. very, very good. all right. tonight's event will be the "ski boot dash." now this is not an actual olympic event, of course, but after tonight, who knows. here's how it works. these three brave audience members are wearing top of the line ski boots. they'll be speed walking, not running, be safe, out the door, down the hallway there, around our backstage area, to the podium and claim your places right up here. remember, one foot has to be on the ground at all times because it's speed walking. you guys ready? >> yeah. >> hopefully. >> jimmy: all right. on your marks, get set, go! ♪
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[ scattered cheers ] >> jimmy: there's bill paxton right there rooting them on. good man, bill. they're coming around. here they go. the backstage area. [ cheers and applause ] all right -- you can step right up there. i can help you up. hey, what happened, bronze? [ light laughter ] re you go. come on up here. there you go. come on, step up. congratulations. i'll give out the bronze first. there you go -- the great bronze medal. here you go. wow, congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] silver goes to you. very, very nice try. you did good. you did very good. [ cheers and applause ] and of course, the gold medal winner right there. well done. [ cheers and applause ] well done you guys. okay, champions -- champions, take five seconds to bask in the
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glory of your victory, roots? ♪ >> jimmy: all right -- [ laughter ] -- thank you so much for competing in "late night" recognizes the olympics. we'll be right back with animal expert jeff musial. come on back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ new select 55 from budweiser.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody and thank you so much for watching. our first guest is an animal expert who has been kind enough to stop by with some of his friends. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome jeff musial, everybody. come on up. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout ♪ down came the rain and washed the spider out out came the sun and dried up all the rain ♪ >> jimmy: already you have something cool. already. what is this guy? >> that's right. this is a kinkajou. >> jimmy: a kinkajou? >> god bless you. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: good one, jeff. [ laughter ] great one. >> isn't that funny? it's like you say -- >> jimmy: yeah. >> it sound like you sneeze. >> jimmy: it was so good, yeah. >> say it. kinkajou. >> jimmy: kinkajou. come on.
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>> it just sounds great. so neat. >> jimmy: now, why is he ready to claw your face? >> he's not. you can pet him. feel him. he feels like fleece. go ahead. just kidding. [ light laughter ] i'm sorry. i'm serious, now. serious face. >> jimmy: that even scares me -- oh, wow. >> it's like a fleece jacket, isn't it? >> jimmy: it really is. >> they don't kill them to make fleece. fleece is fake fabric and that's -- so we're okay. but he's awesome. here, bring out youreverage. >> jimmy: okay. this guy? >> yeah, jimmy! cheers, my man. put it right here. >> jimmy: what are you talking out? what is this? >> it's beer. >> jimmy: it's not beer. >> it's thick beer. you're irish. it's like malt liquor. isn't that thick? >> jimmy: yeah. >> watch this, it's honey. watch -- i don't know if he'll do it. he's got a 16-inch tongue. should have named him gene simmons. and what he'll do is -- is he's putting his tongue in there? do you see it? >> jimmy: yeah. >> look at that. 16 inches long. look at that. >> jimmy: oh my gosh. >> so, he can lick honey out of trees. they also call him a honey bear. >> jimmy: is that right?
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>> yeah. 16-inch long tongue. >> jimmy: that's kind of cute. >> --camera's. look at that. so cool. >> jimmy: ah, he's awesome. >> he loves bud light honey. >> jimmy: bud light honey. yeah. oh, my gosh. and what does he eat? >> fruit. tons of fruit. and what they do is they eat a ton of fruit. and what's in the middle of fruit? >> jimmy: umm. >> i thought he was going to nail you. >> jimmy: what do you mean by that? [ laughter ] >> he like, came right there by your face. you're like "grr." >> jimmy: i went to pet him. >> i know, that was scary. [ laughter ] it was scary. they eat a lot of fruit. so the fruit -- what's in the middle of fruit? >> jimmy: a pit? is that what you are thinking of? >> seeds. fruit and seeds go in door number one. seeds come out door number two. the kinkajou makes a kinkapoo and the rain forest grows. boo-ya. no, say it. say it. say boo-ya. >> jimmy: no, i don't wanna -- don't make me say words. >> just say it. it's cool if you say it after they do like, kinkajou makes a kinkapoo and the rain forest grows. say it. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: boo-ya. >> yeah! jimmy! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: unbelievable. >> it's so cool.
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this guy is just one of my favorite animals. >> jimmy: super cute. >> check it out. his tail, he can support all his body weight just by his tail. look at that. >> jimmy: wow. >> pull himself right back up. he'd rather have me hold him just like this. he'll roll in this position like a little baby. >> jimmy: oh my gosh. thank you buddy. >> so cool. >> jimmy: what else did you bring to show? >> i'm gonna show you another -- oh, you're going to love these. thanks, anz. that's my brother, anz. >> jimmy: hey, what's up man? nice to see you, buddy. >> look at this. >> jimmy: what does anz eat? >> seeds. >> jimmy: yeah. oh, no. >> look at these. thanks, steve. check these out. how awesome are these? [ light laughter ] thank you, because he doesn't think they are awesome. >> jimmy: i am, swear to god, just moving. >> switch that on over. we're going to play a game. are you ready for this game? >> jimmy: oh, my god. >> this is going to be awesome. these are mexican red-knee tarantulas. we're playing a fun game. it's called i do it, you do it. cool? game on. boo-ya. [ laughter ] now, i need you to listen. >> jimmy: all right. oh my god, don't make me touch them. >> you're shaking. >> jimmy: i don't want to touch them. please. >> just undo it. i brought these because the last time with the cockroach, with the snap lid, they popped out. so these, i secured them. now --
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>> jimmy: you left cockroaches at our place last time. >> i know. now, move a little closer. >> jimmy: all right. all right. i'm freaking out. is he gonna bite me? >> i'll work you -- no, watch. if they bite you -- >> jimmy: okay. >> i'm playing the game. i do it, you do it. so, i do it, and then you do it. [ audience ohs ] so, i do it, now you do it. [ cheers ] man up, jimmy. [ laughter and applause ] now -- so cool. [ applause ] they will not bite. see, look it. >> jimmy: stop it. stop it. >> no. no. look at it. >> jimmy: get it off. >> look at the webbing. do you see the webbing? >> jimmy: what are you doing? >> she's making a booby trap. [ screaming ] they can't kill you. i got it. i won't let it go your hair. >> jimmy: oh my god. >> they're both females. you know how you can tell their females? the females have a bigger butt than the males. and they can live 30 years. where the males can only live two. so it pays to have a big butt. now mexican red knees. they're found in mexico. they're mildly venomous. are you allergic to bees? >> jimmy: yeah. >> are you really? >> jimmy: sure.
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>> oh my god. no, if you're allergic to bees, you'll die, like seriously. we should have checked this out ahead of time. >> jimmy: what'd you mean "if you're allergic to bees?" >> if you are allergic to a bee sting, you can die. if you are bit by a tarantula, you are dead. you're toast. >> jimmy: no -- okay -- >> i'm not kidding. >> jimmy: where is this from? >> mexico. look at the rump. see here. the worst thing they can do is fling -- yeah the nails went right over your suit. >> jimmy: i'm afraid it's going to jump -- >> if she wants out, she'll jump this way. they flick these little hairs off. and when you get the hairs in your eyes, your nose, your mouth, it's like inhaling insulation. it's like itching your throat, you can't get rid of it. >> jimmy: thank you so much for bringing these. no, no. you got it. this is fantastic, jeff. thank you. >> no problem. >> jimmy: please, don't forget this guy. >> which one? >> jimmy: this one. come on buddy. >> there's not one on that shoulder. oh, high five. okay. that was awesome. [ cheers and applause ] now -- that was good, buddy. i'm proud. that was so cool. >> jimmy: i really wish this was beer now. >> you want to see another
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animal? >> jimmy: yeah, i think so, maybe. >> no, these are incredible. thank you so much. these are from the jenkinson's aquarium in the jersey shore. and -- >> jimmy: that's not how they sound in jersey. >> how do they sound in jers? >> jimmy: well, don't sound like "jersey shore." >> the jersey shore. this is "the situation" and this one is snooki. [ cheers and applause ] now hold him by the edge. >> jimmy: okay, what do you mean by the edge? >> on the edge. like the side there. >> jimmy: okay. i'm afraid they're going to bite me. >> no. you're fine, jimmy. [ screaming ] >> jimmy: why do you do that? >> oh! they are pinching. wait. here. >> jimmy: what are you doing now? >> hold them underneath -- i'm trying to give you an edge. just grab the edge. >> jimmy: ow, i can't do it. i can't do it. >> don't drop them. don't drop them. >> jimmy: come on. all right. all right. >> like something in star wars. these are called horseshoe crab. they're found right around -- you them in jersey. you find them in the ocean. you never really get to see these on tv. like something in star wars. it's like, "luke, i am your father." >> jimmy: that sounds nothing like darth vader at all. >> now, look it. you can see --
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>> jimmy: army helmet. >> yeah. it's so neat. you want to wear him? >> jimmy: no. >> okay. [ laughter ] don't let the tail touch you because you could die. now they -- >> jimmy: insane. >> just kidding. no. they look like a stinger though. don't they? >> jimmy: yeah, these are gray. >> they use it for balance. >> jimmy: where are they from? i've never seen anything like this. it's insane. [ swirling noises ] >> now you -- >> jimmy: you are certifiable. i'm going to give these back to you now. >> so cool. found in the oceans right around here. and they actually -- their blood is blue. >> jimmy: oh, really? >> yeah. and they're doing all kinds of different medical procedures now with the blue blood. and they test different types of our products, medication and stuff on them. and what they're going to do is show if the blood like clots and stuff, like if it will work on humans. >> jimmy: really? >> you understood nothing i've said there. but -- >> jimmy: yeah, i'm just afraid. >> yeah, it freaks you out. you are too busy looking at him. >> jimmy: yeah. right. >> i'll pass them off. >> jimmy: thank you. these are very, very cool. >> look at those bottoms. check those out. >> jimmy: wowser. that's -- yeah, we have time for
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one more thing. >> this is cool. i'll hand them off. and they're from the jenkinson's aquarium. there just awesome creatures. there she is, my girl. hey. now she is absolutely gorgeous. isn't she? >> jimmy: wow. >> feel her. feel her back. she's a penguin. you know what -- [ light laughter ] she's called a jackass penguin. no, really. i'm not kidding. they are from south africa. >> jimmy: uh-huh. >> there's 17 species of penguins. five of them like cold weather. the rest are from warm weather. so, it's a warm weather penguin. >> jimmy: is that right? >> she just got done doing the mcdonald's comrcial. yeah, with the penguins. this is the one. >> jimmy: i don't know what you're talking about. >> never mind. she's called a jackass penguin because of the noise they make. it's like -- [ grunting noises ] now do it, and she might call back. this is cool. go. >> jimmy: well, you just did it and she didn't call you back. >> do it in honor of like conservation and animals and stuff. >> jimmy: what do we have to do? >> jusgo -- [ grunting noises ] like a jackass, like a donkey. sound like a certified jackass. go. ready? [ grunting nses ] >> jimmy: no, she didn't do anything for it. >> that's awesome. >> jimmy: you're just making me do it. >> do it again. do it ain. do it again. [ grunting noises ] >> jimmy: please make me do this again. you are so the worst.
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i swear to god. >> that was so good. >> jimmy: thank you so much. >> here, have a fish. >> jimmy: no, i don't want to eat a fish. >> you want to feed her though? >> jimmy: yeah. i'd love to. >> yeah, come on down here. yeah. if you don't mind getting a little fishy. >> jimmy: there we go. no. >> it's so neat. like, she loves fish. >> jimmy: aww, that is cute. >> just grab one by the tail. >> jimmy: okay. >> and then you can just -- she loves fish. >> jimmy: oh, hi. >> isn't that cool? >> jimmy: yeah. yeah. >> dude, do another. do another. >> jimmy: that is really, really cute. >> so cool. and this, again, came from the jenkinson's aquarium. they have some of the most unbelievable penguins there. and there's just so many -- do another. do another. >> jimmy: well you do -- okay. >> come on. do it. >> jimmy: all right. here we go. this is -- >> call again. maybe because you fed her now. you wine her and dine her. do it. [ grunting noises ] do it. >> jimmy: i can't believe i'm believing you again. >> come on. do it. just do it. [ grunting noises ] >> jimmy: all right. thank you jeff. jeff musial and his animals everybody. he's a good man. up next, bill paxton. just make me do a weird noise. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back,
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everybody. our next guest has appeared in over 60 films including the blockbusters "twister," "titanic," "aliens" and "true lies." now you can see him every sunday night on hbo's award-wining "big love." give it up for bill paxton, everybody! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, man, fish heads -- you know, it's the 30th anniversary of that short. >> jimmy: is it really? >> yeah -- i made that -- billy mumy -- it was a child actor from "lost in space" -- >> jimmy: absolutely. >> -- wrote that with his partner robert haimer and i made the video. and i came to new york to try to get it on "saturday night live." because at that time, this was the year before -- it's like the advent of mtv. so, the only place -- if you made a short film or short video, the only place you had a shot at getting it, you know, broadcast was "saturday night live." >> jimmy: oh really?
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>> and i came and they made me wait for -- i came with this 3/4-inch tape. i came the first day. and they said "oh, you'll have to come back tomorrow." i really was like rupert pupkin in "the king of comedy." going -- >> jimmy: you were like waiting -- yes. >> hawking my work -- finally they come out on the second day. i'been waiting for about two hours in the lobby. and i guess it was in this building. and they say, "okay, we'll look at your tape now." and i start to get up with them and they go, "no, you wait here." and they came back out ten minutes later and they were suddenly really nice to me. and they come, "come on back." we want to put it on next week's show. so -- >> jimmy: ishat right? >> yeah. >> jimmy: what year is that? >> 1980 -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i want to ask you what you think about the oscars. because you got -- james cameron is kind of your boy. i mean, you worked with him on "aliens" and -- >> i'm his boy. >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah, he calls, i answer. that's for sure. >> jimmy: no, no -- you guys work weltogether. and then you also worked with kathryn bigelow as well who did "hurt locker" now. >> yeah, i mean, they're both great motion pictures. if you haven't seen them -- >> jimmy: oh, they are. absolutely.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> "avatar." and i worked for kathryn years ago on a vampire movie called "near dark." she's a great gal and great director. i think she's only the fourth woman to be nominated for the oscar for best director, so, i wish her the best. but, of course, jim cameron has made a film not only great story-telling but it's also an incredible achievement in our business, so -- i don't think either one of them are hurting too bad. >> jimmy: yeah, right. serious. you're not going -- >> and they were married years ago. i don't know if a lot of your audience know that. >> jimmy: yeah. >> my wife and i and willem dafoe and his wife -- we stood in for them and they got married in martha's vineyard one summer with their family -- a very small wedding. >> jimmy: did not know that. i know that you and james cameron were close, too, after "titanic." you were in -- i mean, "titanic," the biggest movie of all time and now "avatar." >> go on. you can say it. >> jimmy: sorry -- come on -- does it hurt you that it's the -- >> no. i'm delighted. i mean, jim calls me up six
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years ago. he says "come over to my house, i want to show you something." i said "well, what is it?" he said "just come over." so, i go over to his house, and he's got two -- what do you call scriptments. they are like the size of a screen play but ey're -- they're really just a description of the treatment and all the characters. and he wanted me to read these two projects. and one was "avatar." and he said -- after he said "what do you think?" "i mean, what do mean, what do i think?" >> jimmy: yeah. >> "what do you think i should do. it's going to take me six years to make either one of these films." and i said, "jim, it's 'avatar.'" and i ran into him at the premiere. he said "if this doesn't work, it's on your ass paxy." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, exactly -- a crazy $500 million movie. >> maybe i'll get a set of golf clubs out of the deal. i don't know. >> jimmy: get nothing. but i know you went on a cool thing -- after "titanic." you did -- it was an imax movie, right? >> i get a call from jim one day. and he says "hey, can we have lunch? he's always like this. he tells you what -- he never shows his hand. so, i go to have lunch with him. he says "i'm mounting another expedition to 'titanic.'"
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and this was five years after the movie. this was in 2001. and he had all this gear him and his brother designed to be able to go inside the ship with these special robotic cameras and stuff. and i thought he wanted me to along to be the guy to like make him the margaritas on deck and, you know, throw the blanket over him when he comes out of the cold chamber that's been at the bottom of the ocean. and he wanted me to go down there. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and i've got young kids at home, so, you know, you are going down 2 1/2 miles and you are in a russian mir submarine and the russians are -- they're great engineers, but, i mean, you are in a machine that's, you know, over 25 years old. you're going to a place that's really davie jones locker. so, i wasn't completely comfortable with doing it. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but he talked me into going on one dive. and i thought i was going to be there just to be his sounding board. because he's a "titanic" expt like dr. ballard who discovered the wreck. i mean, he can tell you everything. and the next thing i knew, he didn't want to be in the
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documentary. he wanted me to be in it. so, he wants me to go on the very next dive. and i have a terrible night. i go to him ani say, "jim, i don't think i'm up for it." he says "well, you got to understand something, the russians are very superstitious. so, unless you've like broken your arm or lost a finger or something --" i said "that means i'm going, jim?" he goes, "yeah, you're going." >> jimmy: you're going in -- >> and i was relieved to have the decision made for me. and it was an incredible dive. i went down four times. >> jimmy: gosh, how many margaritas? >> several. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: fantastic, that's the way to do it. hey, i got to talk to u about "big love," man, 'cause it's going on -- this is the fifth season now? >> this is our fifth season. we're -- >> jimmy: congratulations. >> thank you, thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: fantastic. you're in almost every scene of this show. >> yeah, it's -- it's not necessarily a consummation to be wished for having three wives because it's empowering but it's also incredibly emasculating. and on top of that they put this character i play, bill henrickson. real stretch for me playing a guy named bill. [ laughter ]
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they put him through so many thgs. and now, this year they've got me running for the state senate and trying to keep all the skeletons in the closet and it's a real juggling act. >> jimmy: yes, and now this one is -- you become partners with this indian casino and finally it's opening. the casino's opening. >> the casino opens. it's an amazing set. it looked like something out of martin scorsese's "casino." >> jimmy: yeah -- but, so i figured maybe we play a fun thing here on our show. there's a thing called blind man's bluff poker. i don't know if you know what that is. it's where you take the card. >> liar's poker. >> jimmy: liar's poker. yeah, absolutely. it's got many names. >> many names, actually. >> jimmy: would you like to play? >> sure. >> jimmy: all right, good. >> you want me to cut the cards? >> jimmy: yeah. >> sometimes, if i trust you, they'll tap them. but in my case i don't trust
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you. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, all right, here we go, all right. how much do we bet on this one? >> well, they didn'teally give me much for the appearance fee, but -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: sorry. >> i got ten bucks here. >> jimmy: yeah, the ten bucks, that's more than most people. yeah, the animal guy, yeah, we gave him 50 cents. gave him a gift certificate to the nbc store. yeah. >> ten bucks. there's stuff all over -- >> jimmy: all righ wl, ten bucks -- >> thanks for the t-shirt by the way. >> jimmy: no problem -- no problem, pal. all right, well, how much? >> i don't know. >> jimmy: let's just start with one, right. >> that's probably a prudent idea. >> jimmy: now, you go first, or i draw first? i guess i draw first. you ready? >> here we go, here. oh, buddy. you're hurting already. yeah? bang, baby! >> jimmy: come on, that is the worst! >> come on. stick it. >> jimmy: dude you got the worst one. >> i'll stick it to you. come on, come on. >> jimmy: yeah, well, it's pretty sad what you have, but i like -- >> i'll raise you a buck there. how about that? [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i mean, i don't know, man. i'm feeling -- [ laughter ] feeling pretty good about this one. >> oh, yeah? >> jimmy: oh, yeah? >> oh, you should feel good. why don't you raise me then. >> jimmy: because you can't read my p-p-poker face. >> p-p-poker face!
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>> jimmy: i'm gonna raise $2. >> oh, buddy, i'm gonna -- >> jimmy: the old deuce. >> -- i'll raise you two and i'll raise you two more. how 'bout that? we're going to go right through this. bang! >> jimmy: are you sure? >> i'm positive. >> jimmy: you're just going to go through and burn through? >> oh, come on, let's go. >> jimmy: oh, man, i don't want to make you look like a fool on national television. >> that's okay, we don't look like fools on national television? [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: what's the point of it? all right, let's go. all in. let's go. let's go, bill paxton. >> all in. there it is. all right, baby, i call you. >> jimmy: what do you got? >> i don't know. >> jimmy: what do i got? >> wow! yeah! come on! [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> all right! >> jimmy: you're right in the middle of nothing. that's your pile -- you're going to come back with 20 next time. you won't forget that. >> how sweet it is! >> jimmy: "big love" airs sundays at 9:00 p.m. on hbo. [ cheers and applause ] bill paxton making it rain. james van der beek joins us next. there he is in the bud light lime green room.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. our next guest is a well-known and well-regarded actor whose new film "formosa betrayed" opens around the country february 26th. he's also currently starring on nbc's hit show "mercy."
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let's take a look at a clip. >> you don't have to talk to him like that, okay? why do you always have to be such a jerk all the time? >> by the way, you're not even our boss. step off. >> technically, you're right, i suppose. excuse me. hello, helen. hey, listen. i was just down in e.r. they are down five nurses. do you think we have the staffing up here to help them out? oh, fantastic. ♪ >> jimmy: there he is. put your hands together for james van der beek! ♪ i don't want to wait for my life to be over i want to know right now when will it be ♪ ♪ i don't want to wait [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh yeah. >> you guys set me up. you guys set me up. they are like "you know, man. the band, they get really specific taste and they're not going to go with the obvious choice."
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[ laughter ] >> jimmy: i never heard the roots do the theme from "dawson's creek." he loved it. ♪ i don't want to wait >> jimmy: was that you? >> yeah. >> jimmy: they had to do "dawson creek." they had to. they had to do that. thanks for coming on the show. >> oh, absolutely, dude. >> jimmy: you hosted "saturday night live" back in '99. >> yeah, '99. >> jimmy: i mean -- that was a good show. >> that was fun. >> jimmy: who was the musical guest? >> everlast. >> jimmy: yeah, everlast. that was great. "what it's like." i know we did one bit. it was -- we were a boy band. >> yes, we were. >> jimmy: called -- what was the name of our -- >> seven degrees celsius. >> jimmy: yeah. and here it is. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] horatio -- horatio, his thing in the boy band was that, there was a rumor that he was 38 years old. [ laughter ] >> not true. >> jimmy: not true. look, there's a rumor that he's 38. but we had so much fun on that show.
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it was a good time. >> oh, that was a blast. >> jimmy: oh, it was good. now, you got to be psyched. "mercy" is a -- it's a hit. yeah. >> jimmy: this is great. >> it's a lot of fun. >> jimmy: and you play, like, a mean doctor. >> i play this arrogant, cocky, brash, brilliant guy who comes in and just shakes things up. yeah. >> jimmy: this is great. that's cool. >> it's fun to be back on tv again. >> jimmy: yeah, it is. yeah, you like it right? >> yeah. i mean, i was so burned out after six years of, you know, of like nonstop film and tv and the whole thing. i took a break and then, you know i just kind of found my passion for it again recently. so -- >> jimmy: that's good. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i'm psyched. that's awesome. it's good to have you back. >> thank you. >> jimmy: "dawson's creek," when you were on that show -- that was like -- everyone from that cast made it out pretty good. >> none of us are in jai >> jimmy: yeah, absolutely not. yeah. [ light laughter ] >> none of us in jail. none of us are in rehab. yeah. >> jimmy: 'cause you -- i know when we talked before, you shot it in like north carolina? >> you know, i think that was a big partf it, too. you know, when we hit, we like couldn't walk through a shopping mall. we were in this really great small town in southern north carolina, with this crew that was like no nonsense. these are like southern like you know, good old boys and you
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could -- the problem is, like, when people get famous really young, none of their behavior bounces back at them. so they can act like a complete douche and nobody like -- you know, u don't pay the consequences for us, 'cause you're the star. but if you are shooting down south and you act like an idiot, you're going to be lonely on the weekends. >> jimmy: they first day, "hey." >> yeah. >> jimmy: that wasn't cool, man. >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. yeah. >> so, we were -- >> jimmy: they'll straighten you out. absolutely. yeah. also at that time, there wast like cell phone cameras and all that stuff. >> we were really lucky. at the time, this really dates me. "us" magazine was a respected monthly publication. seriously. nobody had cell phone cameras. the internet was just like this thing that, you know, the interweb that people were talking about. but we could afford to kind of screw up and make the mistakes that people in their 20s make. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and we'd have to pay for it. people today, man, miley cyrus farts in the wrong direction,
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and it's, like, worldwide news. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i didn't not like the direction she farted in, too. [ laughter ] i'm on that side. >> as longs you are not down wind of her, you're good. >> jimmy: yeah. exactly. completely. >> yeah. >> jimmy: soou were -- i'm -- so you're on this show, but also doing this new movie. you've got to tell me about it. it's "formosa betrayed." >> yeah. >> jimmy: now, what is this about now? >> it's a -- i play an fbi agent. it's a thriller. it's like a political thriller. i play an fbi agent who is sent to taiwan to investigate the murder of a taiwanese-american. and finds -- you know, it's all based on true events, actually. he find out that the u.s. government is involved. first for the script i was like, "did this really happen?" and they said, "yeah, it did." and nobody had ever told the story before. >> jimmy: now what is it? >> it's -- he finds out that the taiwanese government is involved and china's involved and the u.s. kind of knows a little bit more than they're letting on and they're kind of letting the situation happen. and it's on of those things where people who put up the money for the film actually lived through this. and so, they were thanking me for doing the movie with tears
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in their eyes. >> jimmy: pretty passionate. >> so it's like a huge score that they got the movie made and it's got distribution and it's coming out -- >> jimmy: that's pretty cool. >> their story is going to be told. yeah. >> jimmy: it's good that you did it. so it comes out february 26th. but in the meantime, "mercy" is on nbc. and it's a hit show on our network. and gosh, you have to come back whenever you are in town. >> i'm a big fan. >> jimmy: thank you, dude. my thanks to james van der beek right here, everybody. when we come back, regina spektor. come on back. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] if your kids can go onward and upward no matter what. if you get sidelined from work. insuring your family's ifs can be hard to figure out. so metlife removed the guesswork, combining the insurances families need most, term life and disability, in one affordable package. find out just how affordable term life and disability insurance can be at and start building your personal safety net. visit today.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. our next guest is an amazingly talented artist whose latest album "far" debuted at number three on the billboard chart. here tonight to perform the song "machine," please welcome regina spektor. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ my eyes are bifocal my hands are subjointed i live in the future in my prewar apartment ♪ ♪ and i count all my blessings i have friends in high places and i'm upgraded daily
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all my wires without traces ♪ ♪ hooked into machine hooked into machine hooked into machine ♪ ♪ i'm hooked into hooked into ♪ ♪ hooked into machine hooked into machine hooked into machine ♪ ♪ i'm hooked into hooked into machine ♪ ♪ ♪ i collect my moments into a correspondence with a mightier power ♪ ♪ who just lacks my perspective
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and who lacks my organics and who covets my defects ♪ ♪ and i'm downloadedaily i am part of a composite ♪ ♪ hooked into machine hooked into machine hooked into machine ♪ ♪ i'm hooked into hooked into ♪ ♪ hooked into machine hooked into machine hooked into machine ♪ ♪ i'm hooked into hooked into machine ♪
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♪ ♪ everything's provided consummate consumer part of daily taking apart from worldly troubles ♪ ♪ living in your prewar apartment soon to be your postwar apartment ♪ ♪ and you live in the future and the future it's here it's bright it's now ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: beautiful, beautiful. >> thank you. >> jimmy: thank you, thank you, thank you so much. regina spektor, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] that sounded good. check out the album "far." see her live february 26th in new york at the annual tibet house benefit concert. we'll be right back -- regina spektor. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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