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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey, how you guys doing tonight? welcome -- welcome to "late night" with jimmy fallon. that's me. good to see you guys here. hey, tomorrow, the white house is holding a huge picnic for members of congress but there's a chance that it might rain. i wouldn't worry, though, i hear anthony weiner is pretty good at pitching a tent. [ laughter ] we'll be fine. anthony weiner plans to do the three-legged race all by himself. [ laughter ] it should be fascinating to watch. >> higgins: really? >> jimmy: speaking of weiner -- [ laughter ] -- this is weird. the new york "daily news" is reporting that anthony weiner's car isn't registered at the dmv. [ audience oohs ] oh man, he must be so embarrassed right now. [ laughter ] what?
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your car is not registered. [ cheers and applause ] yeah! it was sweet today. obama sent him a nice hallmark card that said, "prove it." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] [ as trump ] >> jimmy: it was just beautiful card. i hope it's a musical, beautiful, musical card. [ laughter ] prove it. what is this? [ laughter ] some tv news -- it's rumored that charlie sheen is developing a new tv sitcom written specifically for him. moving along pretty quickly. they've already picked out the in fact, i've already heard that they've already picked out the actor that's going to replace him. it, so it's really -- [ laughter ] -- going according to plan. [ applause ] exciting. oh, listen to this. two women were arrested for stealing $600 worth of cheese
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from a whole foods, yeah. $600 worth of cheese from the whole foods. that's like two pieces of cheese from the whole food. [ laughter and applause ] $300 each? honey, this is organic. [ laughter ] >> higgins: how about these grapes? $1400? okay. >> jimmy: it's organic. some sad news, you guys. 5-year-old hugh efner and his 25-year-old fiance, crystal arris, just broke up. [ audience aws ] yeah, apparently, she wanted someone a little younger, while he wanted someone a little younger. [ laughter ] just kidding. you guys see this? alabama just passed a tough immigration law. >> alabama! [ laughter and applause ] what? [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: i'm going to have to reinstate that no drinking policy for the --
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>> higgins: is there a kegger outside? >> jimmy: -- for the crowd. well, it happens sometimes. [ laughter ] >> higgins: whoo. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i was going to say it's 5:00 somewhere, yeah. >> higgins: exactly. >> jimmy: uh -- that's right. alabama -- just -- [ laughter ] -- just passed a tough immigration law that requires schools to find out if students are in the country illegally. fortunately, schools know what to look when identifying foreign students high test scores. [ laughter ] you did well. no way you're from here. [ cheers and applause ] come with us. and finally, according to a recent analysis, sarah palin's e-mails show that she has an eighth grade reading level. [ laughter ] palin called that pretty insulting while eighth graders called is very insulting. [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: we have got a huge show tonight. we got a fun show tonight. [ cheers ] oh my goodness, you know her, you love her. the awesome betty white is here! [ cheers and applause ] so pleasant. just the sweetest coolest person on earth -- love her. nascar superstar, the one and only jeff gordon is dropping by. [ cheers and applause ] coming off his big win. >> higgins: yeah. >> jimmy: oh, he's kicking butt, man. plus, video game week continues with gears of war 3 tonight! [ cheers and applause ] cliff bleszinski is coming by. and we're so excited to have her back. music from the one and only miss lauren hill tonight -- [ cheers and applause ] -- a star that we all know and love. [ cheers and applause ] [ singing ] ♪ girl you know you better
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watch out ♪ maybe, yeah, maybe. [ laughter ] >> higgins: maybe. >> jimmy: yeah, that's good stuff. ladies and gentlemen, it's time to look at the stories making headlines today. and weigh the good with the bad -- it's time for "pros and cons." here we go. ♪ pros and cons and pros and cons and pros ♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: tonight, we'll be taking a look at the pros and cons of father's day. i can tell by the applause you guys are excited about -- [ laughter ] >> higgins: it's a big one. >> jimmy: -- father's day. it's coming up this weekend. >> higgins: what? >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] you guys probably all forgot. that's right. dad's big day this weekend. so, let's take a look at the pros and cons, here we go. pro -- it's the day that dads get to sit back, relax and let mom take care of everything. [ laughter and applause ] con -- so pretty much like every other day of the year. [ laughter and applause ] pretty much. pro -- your kids might surprise you with the gifts they made. con -- your maid might surprise you with a kid she raised. [ laughter ]
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[ cheers and applause ] [ as schwarzenegger ] mildred, get over here now! [ cheers and applause ] quickly! what is going on here? we had the secret. >> higgins: i have 50 presents for my other children. these are from maria. [ singing ] ♪ my baby's got a secret [ laughter ] ♪ oh something coming over oh something's coming over no! ♪ [ laughter ] pro -- you can take your dad to a baseball game. con -- and listen to him say how that could have been you if you didn't throw like a girl. [ laughter and applause ] [ laughter ] >> higgins: let it go. let it go. let it go. let it go. that was in the past. let it go. [ laughter ] sunshine and rainbows. [ laughter ] dancing unicorns. >> jimmy: where? [ laughter ] >> higgins: right here. in your heart. see? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right, here we go.
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pro -- hearing those four little words "i love you, daddy." [ audience aws ] con -- hearing those other four little words -- "you are the father." [ laughter ] y'all don't know me. >> higgins: no. [ as arnold ] >> jimmy: mildred! maury? pro -- waking up to the sound of your kids jumping on your bed shouting happy father's day. con -- waking up to the feeling of a three pound old spice gift set being tossed on your nuts. [ laughter ] oh -- thanks, kids! pro -- your wife gave you a set of tools. con -- your three sons, harry, gary, and larry. [ laughter ] >> alabama! >> jimmy: those guys are -- [ cheers and applause ] -- sir, no yelling out. i warned them already. pro -- you can surprise your dad with a big package. [ audience ohs ]
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con -- your name is anthony weiner. [ laughter ] >> higgins: come on. >> jimmy: you knew that was coming, right? >> higgins: yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. that's a gift right there. >> higgins: i looked in the rear view mirror and i saw it. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yep. pro -- dad made it easy this year and requested one simple gift. con -- being left alone for five god -- minutes. [ laughter ] leave me alone. [ laughter ] and finally, pro -- it's this sunday, so don't forget. con -- honestly, if you did, who cares? it's not like it's mother's day, come on. [ cheers and applause ] that's the pros and cons, everybody. we will be right back with more "late night." come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ excuse me. just... get through here.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest is a seven-time emmy winner and a television icon. she's also the best selling author of "if you ask me, and of course you won't." uh -- she has a hit tv land show "hot in cleveland." it returns for it's third season tomorrow night. we love it when she comes by. please put your hands together
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for the lovely, the legendary, miss betty white, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: oh -- >> thank you. >> jimmy: we just love you so much. >> oh. >> jimmy: we love it when you come to new york. and you come and you feel that vibe. it's a good day today. >> oh, it was a good day today. >> jimmy: it was good. >> we had -- yeah. we can still fix that. >> jimmy: oh, no, no. it'll stay good. it will still stay good. i saw you were on "regis" this morning. >> yes. >> jimmy: you've been very busy. >> well, i wasn't on regis -- i did his show. >> no.
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[ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we're not going to go a clip of that, then. [ laughter ] >> no, no, no. >> jimmy: "hot in cleveland" -- season three already. >> we are having the best time. tomorrow night. >> jimmy: tomorrow night. you're on tv land -- 10 p.m, i think it is? >> uh-uh. >> jimmy: congratulations. >> working with those girls is such a privilege. they are just the greatest. >> jimmy: they look like it's so much fun. i mean, the show is hilarious. >> we do. we just -- we fell in love the first table read, we just all fell in love with each other, and it's such a joy. we can't wait to go to work. >> jimmy: well, you were -- you were supposed to just do the pilot, and that's the end of betty white. >> well, you know, because -- >> jimmy: you come in, you go good. i did my stuff and i'm done. >> well -- >> jimmy: come back to my limousine. >> well, only because the schedule's so full. but i had such fun with them, and we got picked up in three weeks. and how many times you do a pilot -- you never get picked up. >> jimmy: oh, true. >> and, so, when they came and said, would i do more? i said no, i really -- i really
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can't -- -- yeah sure. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: there's posters all around the city promoting "hot in cleveland." and this -- all the ladies -- you guys look like you're in a prison lineup. [ laughter ] are you going to jail or something this evening? >> yeah -- well, we have our problems. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what happens? >> well, first of all, when i went to trial, my husband was a mobster. and he had a lot of stolen goods, which i never kind of got rid of, and so i went to jail. but then when my trial came up, i was hitting on juror number 8. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what happens? >> well, first of all, when i went to trial, my husband was a mobster. and he had a lot of stolen goods, which i never kind of got rid of, and so i went to jail. but then when my trial came up, i was hitting on juror number 8. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: trying to get off. >> trying to get out. and so -- but it's -- it's going to be a fun season. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, but then i know that you end up hiding out, right? can you say or we can't say? where you end up hiding out, you end up going to like a -- >> amish country. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] that's where you normally end up going, yeah. to amish country. i just think that's a great plot line. i can't wait to watch. it's going to make me laugh. hey, congratulations.
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look at this -- "new york times" best seller right here! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ look at this right here. look at all the beautiful pictures of you back here. look at this. isn't it pretty? [ audience aws ] oh my gosh. gorgeous. >> your book, your book. thank you for your book. >> jimmy: oh, stop. no, this is all about you tonight. you're so nice all the time. this is -- let's talk about this. this is not only "new york times" best-seller but "wall street journal." i didn't make that list. >> i -- i don't know. >> jimmy: what does that mean? yeah, seriously. >> it's not that big of a book. >> jimmy: well, maybe they're reading into this. >> maybe i'm just hitting on one of the wall street -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, very, very good. i heard you wrote this book long hand? >> i always do. always. that's my sixth book, and i always write long hand. >> jimmy: really? >> well, i -- i -- >> jimmy: oh my word. >> -- somehow, i can't think in front of a machine. it goes from here and down my arm. and then there -- but, john steinbeck was a great and dear friend. and uh john -- >> john steinbeck. >> yeah.
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i can still see -- john had a bad back and he would write standing up an at a -- like a draft table. you know, one of those tilted tables, and he'd be standing there. and he had a white -- a beautiful white bull terrier who would lie across his feet so that john couldn't move away without angel knowing. [ laughter ] >> he can actually -- he can actually lean all the way back -- [ laughter ] and then lean forward if he felt like doing it. >> and -- so, it's john always wrote in long hand. so, if it was good enough for john steinbeck, it's good enough for me. >> jimmy: i guess so, i mean, oh my gosh, absolutely. [ cheers and applause ] and it's your sixth book. oh my gosh. and you're working on another book, too. >> yeah. this one is about the l.a. zoo. >> now, you love zoos. you're very involved with the zoo, the l.a. zoo. >> i'm involved with zoos all over the world, really, because they're our arks. there so many species would be extinct today if it weren't for being -- and modern zoos, unlike the old, you know "we want one of everything" -- >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ]
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>> modern zoos now work with the wild population, as well as the captive population, to keep the genetic strains you know, fresh and all that. >> jimmy: that's amazing. >> and uh, so we've saved -- there are so many species today that wouldn't be here if it wasn't for zoos. >> is that right? it's very interesting to know that. >> i know you're doing a big -- you're honoring someone for this upcoming -- for his work, which would be slash. >> yes. >> jimmy: from guns n' roses. >> slash is on our -- board of trustees. >> jimmy: yeah. he's on the board of trustees. >> he's on our board of trustees. i'm interim chairman of the board of trustees of glaza -- greater los angeles zoo association. >> jimmy: that sounds -- that sounds frightening to me. [ laughter ] >> but he's a -- he is such a big animal lover. he used to come -- >> jimmy: oh, i thought you were going to say he's a big animal. [ laughter ] >> that, too. >> jimmy: but look at this. look at the picture of you guys. that's a party i want to go to. come on. [ cheers and applause ] >> but he would come. his grandmother would drop him
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off at the zoo and he would wander when he was about this big. and he'd wander through the zoo and he's been there ever since. >> jimmy: is that right? >> mhmm. >> jimmy: i love the zoo. i go to the central park zoo all the time. it's a smaller zoo. >> yeah, but -- >> jimmy: it's fun. >> oh, i love it. >> jimmy: it's gorgeous when you go there. i used to go there and just work on the comedy bits and impressions -- just talk to myself pretty much. >> did the animals laugh? >> jimmy: yes, they loved it. [ laughter ] no one ever walked out on me. >> they couldn't. >> jimmy: they couldn't, exactly. they're in a cage, yes. [ laughter ] that's my favorite audience. that's what i do with our audience. [ laughter ] they're not allowed to leave until they laugh. uh -- every time you come here, we always have fun. we play a game, cause i know you love games. >> oh yes. >> jimmy: and you're the best at password. would you mind playing password when we come back? >> oh, i'd love to. >> jimmy: oh my god. when we come back, we're playing password with betty white. [ cheers and applause ] you're going to love it. come back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where you don't back down from a challenge. this is the age of knowing how to make things happen. so, why would you let something like erectile dysfunction get in your way?
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[ applause ] >> steve: all right. and to my left, the host of nbc's "late night with jimmy fallon" and celebrity sweetheart, james thomas fallon. jimmy, who's your partner tonight? >> jimmy: my partner is kendra from center point, indiana. kendra, we are -- [ applause ] >> steve: we're going to play "password"! [ applause ] ♪ >> steve: i'm your host, steve higgins. the rules of the game are very simple. i will give each of you a password, and each will give a one word clue. that's one word only. what's that? anything? two words. no. one word. [ light laughter ] to get your partners to guess. the scoring --. the scoring starts at six. we will take away a point each time the clue passes. you have five seconds to guess each clue. and remember, no part of the form or anything of the word can be used. this isn't charades, jimmy, so no cheating. if a clue is illegal, as determined by our judges, you will hear this. [ buzzer ] and you will forfeit the turn. the team with the most after six wins. any questions? >> no, but i just have to say i've heard that speech before and i married the man in the middle. [ laughter ] >> steve: well. >> we would have been married 48 years today.
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[ applause ] >> steve: he was great man, allen, he really was. okay, ready, you guys? i'm about to cry. that was sweet. [ light laughter ] first clues go to betty and jimmy. betty, why don't you start us off? >> the password is -- >> okay, ready? >> and here is the tough part. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: after you. >> no, apres vous. >> jimmy: moi? [ laughter ] wave. >> ocean? >> jimmy: oh, no. [ laughter ] >> riding. >> surf. >> jimmy: thing. >> oh. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: wooden. >> surfboard.
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>> yes! [ cheers and applause ] not that i'm competitive. [ talking over each other ] >> shame on you. >> jimmy: i'm so psyched. >> okay. >> jimmy: whoo-hoo. >> the password is -- [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: got it? >> like. >> jimmy: huh? [ laughter ] facebook. >> yeah! [ applause ] >> jimmy: you ready? you ready? yeah. this is it right here. i'm serious. >> steve: oh my goodness. >> jimmy: i should say last time betty was here, she beat me at beer pong and i haven't lived it down to this day. so i'm going for the win. i'm going for the jugular. [ laughter ] >> steve: oh my!
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>> jimmy: i'm going for the win. >> okay. >> jimmy: that was great. [ light laughter ] >> thank you. >> jimmy: good job. >> thanks. >> jimmy: all right. ready? >> the password is -- [ laughter ] >> could you speak a little louder? it would help. >> steve: yeah, we'll start with betty. >> okay. >> steve: got it? >> uh-huh. okay? >> jimmy: yeah. >> weenie. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: watch it. watch it, will. [ laughter ] >> hot dogs. >> two words. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: nathan's. >> hot dog stand? i don't know. >> steve: judges? no. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he didn't even look at me. >> steve: oh, i'm sorry.
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>> weenie. [ laughter ] >> steve: that is a good clue. stick with it. >> bun. >> jimmy: bun. [ light laughter ] hamburger? [ laughter ] >> bun? [ audience ohs ] >> steve: oh. that's a good strategy. [ laughter ] >> other. [ laughter ] >> mustard. >> jimmy: weiner.
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>> anthony? [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: that's a good one. [ applause ] >> thanks. >> weiner. [ laughter ] >> fries? >> steve: no. >> jimmy: weiner fries. [ laughter ] >> steve: what if i was to say -- i don't mean to dick clark it, but what if you were to say, "veiner!" [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: stop it. you can't play. [ laughter ] veiner. all right. but we don't get that one. >> steve: no, that was it. >> jimmy: but the answer was -- >> steve: frankfurter. you know what, here's the trouble -- no one knows what a frankfurter is. >> jimmy: frankfurter. >> remember him? >> jimmy: yes, frankfurter. i knew the whole furter family. [ laughter ] frank, gina -- they're all nice people. >> the password is -- >> jimmy: there we go. >> steve: okay, will. you ready?
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we're going to start with will. >> atlantis. >> i didn't hear you. >> atlantis. >> continent. [ laughter ] >> disney? >> disney? oh. mermaid. [ cheers and applause ] great! come on. this is it. we got it. this is fantastic! ♪ no, please. the book is out now, you guys. go check it out. [ cheers and applause ] "hot in cleveland" airs wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. on tv land. the one and only, my favorite, betty white, everybody. jeff gordon joins us next. come on back. ♪
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film, "cars 2," which is in theaters june 24th. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome jeff gordon, everybody! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: very nice. >> the roots, man. i love it. i love it. >> jimmy: it's so fun, right? come on. >> oh my goodness. >> jimmy: thanks for finally being on the show. i'm psyched. >> i know. we talked about it a while back. >> jimmy: i know. we worked with you a bunch of times. well, i saw you recently -- >> at the hockey game, yeah. >> jimmy: it was like after my first week. >> i know, you just started with the show. >> jimmy: downing beers at the rangers game. [ laughter ] it's going okay. but yeah, i'm like please come on. >> it's going great. congratulations. >> jimmy: aw, thanks so much. please. we love doing the show. we got a good crowd. [ cheers and applause ] but we worked together -- didn't we work together first on "taxi," right? >> yeah.
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we -- yeah, i don't know if i did "snl" first or "taxi." but -- >> jimmy: we worked together twice as actors. that's pretty awesome. >> don't tell me -- i have no idea how that happened. >> you were great. in both of those. it was awesome. >> oh, no. you were, man. we had -- "snl" is to me like one of the coolest, greatest experiences ever. >> jimmy: it's wild, right? >> my heart was pounding out of my chest. >> jimmy: is that right? >> matter of fact, i'm stalking betty white because of watching her on "snl" and how great she was. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. >> and so i saw her earlier this morning and so she probably thinks i'm stalking her. >> jimmy: you were on "regis" this morning. >> but how great was she? >> jimmy: i mean, we love her so much. [ cheers and applause ] >> so sweet. >> jimmy: everyone loves her. she's the greatest. have you -- even like as a nascar driver, i mean, you go through -- i mean, your adrenaline must be pumping all the way through and you -- still "saturday night live" is a rush to you? >> oh my gosh, yeah. i mean -- you know, getting ready to go qualify at some of the tracks, you definitely get your heart going for that. but no, nothing -- because i'm totally out of my element, not comfortable with whatever it is they were wanting me to do but i was excited to be on the show. it was a real honor. >> jimmy: yeah, we all loved you. >> when they introduce your name as the host of "snl." >> jimmy: yeah.
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>> and you walk out there, i don't care who you are, you're -- and that's what betty even said. she said, "oh, my heart was pounding so much. >> jimmy: yeah, when you come down those steps at the beginning. >> oh it was crazy. >> jimmy: how's ingrid? how's your wife? >> oh, she's awesome. you know, we have two now. so, yeah. >> jimmy: i can't believe -- two babies. >> i know. [ cheers and applause ] 4 and 10 months. >> jimmy: 4 and 10 months? girl, boy? >> we have a 4-year-old girl. she's going to be 4 next week and then leo, our little boy, is 10 months. >> jimmy: beautiful. that's so cool. i mean, now you guys -- were you dating ingrid on "taxi" or no? >> no. you know, we dated before that and then we were just friends at the time and actually she sort of recommended me because she read the script. she was in the -- >> jimmy: yeah, ingrid is one of the supermodels in the movie "taxi." she's gorgeous. and so fun and nice and beautiful.
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but then -- >> she had a lot of fun working with giselle, with you -- >> jimmy: so fun. >> and so somehow i got recommended through her and then i got to do the show. we weren't together, i never saw her on the set. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but me and you hung out. >> jimmy: yeah, we played x-box in your trailer. i was like i'll race you. it's the only way i would ever race you. [ light laughter ] x-box. >> i'll never forget it. it was fun. >> jimmy: that was so fun. congratulations this past sunday. >> thank you. >> jimmy: oh my gosh. [ cheers and applause ] come on! come on! ♪ >> thank you. >> jimmy: that was the best! couldn't happen to a cooler dude. >> aw, thank you, jimmy. >> jimmy: i'm so happy. >> timing is definitely everything. >> jimmy: i mean, it's perfect, right? exactly. you're coming on the show and winning -- crush like that. and you have your kids now. >> oh yeah. i mean, having ella there -- leo wasn't there, you know. he's still so young. trying to get his sleep schedule is tough. >> jimmy: he's watches a mobile going around. [ light laughter ] >> that's right. >> jimmy: and in the lead, it's a sheep. it's a -- [ laughter ] >> the engine puts him to sleep so maybe we should have had him there. no, it was an amazing day. what a great team effort. i mean, to be able to win and have ingrid and ella there to celebrate in victory lane. it was awesome. >> jimmy: i'm so happy for you, buddy. and you got -- i mean, that team that goes in there just -- i mean, you know, people go, "oh, jeff gordon's awesome." but jeff gordon -- how big is that team?
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>> well, we -- >> jimmy: how big is your team? >> i mean, our organization, we have four teams -- jimmie johnson, dale earnhardt jr., mark martin and myself -- and there's about over 500 employees that make up those four cars. there's probably 60 dedicated to just our team. >> jimmy: and gosh, i mean, you have the most loyal fans on the face of the earth. >> i think the guy from alabama actually -- >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. you brought him with you? yeah, yeah. thanks so much. i knew something was up. i went to a couple nascar events and you just see these people. i mean, just like -- it's the most fun thing. if you've never done nascar. i mean, a lot of new yorkers probably don't know it as much, but go out and try it because it's the most amazing -- it's almost like going to lollapalooza or something. [ light laughter ] >> yeah, it is really like a cult following, you know, and every weekend hundreds of thousands of people there.
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>> jimmy: and even if the race isn't remotely in town. >> oh yeah. >> jimmy: there's tents and rvs and there's like people hanging around. >> the rv world loves our sport. >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] >> and then the locals that are, you know, chopping wood for the fires and the tents. >> jimmy: everyone gets money. everyone gets paid off this. >> and the convenience stores. >> jimmy: oh yeah. beer sells real well that weekend. yeah, absolutely. but the one thing i was excited -- because i saw that you were in "cars 2." >> i know. >> jimmy: so you're going back to acting again which is awesome. >> i am. with you, jimmy. >> jimmy: i know. i'm excited about this. >> i am so pumped being in "cars 2." i mean, you know, what a legacy this is going to be. what pixar has put together with "cars" -- the first one -- and now "cars 2." and to be jeff gorvette, you know -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: nothing like that. >> it doesn't get any cooler than that. >> jimmy: this is for your kids, right there. jeff gorvette. [ applause ] we have a little clip of jeff gordon at work as jeff gorvette in "cars 2." take a look at this. >> okay. now mater, remember, best behavior. >> you got it, buddy. hey, what's that? >> hey mcqueen! over here! >> louis!
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>> hey, man. >> jeff! >> hey! lightning! can you believe this party? ♪ >> hey. you done good. you got all the leaks. >> check out that tow truck. >> man, i wonder who that guy's with? >> would you guys excuse me just for one little second? >> jimmy: there you go. that's right. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: the great jeff gordon. >> thank you. >> jimmy: "cars 2" in theaters june 24th. up next, we're talking about "gears of war 3" with cliff bleszinski of epic games. he's hanging out in the bud light lime green room right now, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ so every year my family throws this great reunion in austin. but this year, i can only afford one trip and i've always wanted to learn how to surf. austin's great -- just not for surfing. so i checked out hotwire. and by booking with them, i saved enough to swing both trips. see, hotwire checks the competition's rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. that's how i got a 4-star hotel on the beach in san diego for half price. ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e
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[ cheers and applause ] jimmy: welcome back, everybody. it's day two of videogame week here at "late night," and i'm here with epic games' cliff bleszinski, right here, to look at "gears of war 3." [ applause ] welcome back to our show, my friend. >> thanks for having me. >> jimmy: cliffyb. that's your twitter name, right? it's the real -- >> @therealcliffyb. >> jimmy: yeah, that's your twitter. i saw you on twitter. now, you were here in april 2010 debuting the trailer. >> yeah. >> jimmy: we showed the trailer, and people were freaked-out. and now, it's finally coming out. not yet, though. >> it's coming out september 20th worldwide. >> jimmy: how long does it take to make a game like this? >> a long time. for this one, it's about 2 1/2 years. >> jimmy: gosh. >> yeah, that's what it takes to make a triple "a" game. >> jimmy: but, gosh, it makes a lot of money, though. doesn't it? >> it makes pretty good money. can't complain. >> jimmy: yeah. yeah, and you brought on these crazy weapons last time. your were showing me, like, there's a weapon with, like, it's a gun with a chainsaw on the end of it. >> chainsaw weapon. now, we have an old version of that. it's got a big old blade on the end of it. you can run across the battlefield and kabob people with it, essentially. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i mean, it's so good. now, with the anticipation of this game, everyone is freaking out. the pre-orders, like, shattered some records. >> yeah, yeah. it was the fastest pre-ordered x-box 360 exclusive. so, it's like over a million copies pre-ordered
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already. >> jimmy: gosh. >> right, right? it's crazy. >> jimmy: i mean, already a million copies, and the game is like 60 bucks. so, it's like $600 million. [ laughter ] >> more or less. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] let's -- let's take a look at "gears of war." here's -- can you show us it? >> want to give it a go? >> jimmy: could -- could i just take a look? >> yeah. we've got marcus, and everybody's on the boat. you're in the middle of the ocean, and the -- sea monster is chasing down you. want to give it a go? >> jimmy: oh, my god. all right. here we go. >> all right. so, you want to go to this shed right here. there's a silver back mech. you see that button there? >> jimmy: yep. >> go ahead and press the blue button there and open the door. >> jimmy: this looks like me when i'm wearing a vest. >> yeah, looks just like you. [ laughter ] you have the guns, right? oil them up. >> jimmy: yep. all right. where's next? >> see if you can get that mech in there. mech's are the giant walking contraptions you get in. it's like a walking tank. >> jimmy: oh, yeah, yeah. >> walk into that. hit the "x" button. >> jimmy: it's almost like "avatar" there. >> yeah, exactly. so -- >> jimmy: oh, wow. >> there you go. no one man should have all that power. >> jimmy: yes! so this is like a shield, then it's all so guns and crazy. >> yeah, exactly. it's a tank, man. just pull -- run a little bit. hang to the right. you're going to want to keep this door open. >> jimmy: all right. >> you don't have to push. you got to use your mechanical boot there. >> jimmy: wow, look at this. >> go straight.
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>> jimmy: is this where i go? >> yep. >> jimmy: see. >> keep that open. bam, like a bomb. >> jimmy: yeah! that's what i do when i come into work. [ light laughter ] >> yeah, yeah. look to the right there. see that poor dude right there? >> jimmy: whoa! no! oh, my god. >> fire, jimmy! fire, fire! >> jimmy: fire, okay. fire! what am i shooting? >> right trigger. right trigger. >> jimmy: what am i shooting? >> shoot it in the face. you shoot -- it's a video game rule. when in doubt, shoot in the face. keep on moving. keep on moving. you're overheating. >> jimmy: i overheated. i overheated there. what is he doing? >> shoot, shoot. shoot him in the eyeball, jimmy. >> jimmy: shoot him in the eyeball. shoot him in the eyeball for massive damage. >> jimmy: all right. sorry, sorry. here we go. >> here you go! eyeball! yeah, keep going. keep going. >> jimmy: i'm going to wait. i'm going to wait. >> stop, stop. there you go. >> jimmy: whoa! >> don't get too close. don't get too close. he's chomping. he's chomping. >> jimmy: agh! >> all right. you almost got him. you almost got him. try it again. >> jimmy: i'm trying to get his eyeball! i'm trying to get his eyeball! i'm over heating! cliff, you got to help me out. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: i'm breaking a sweat. this is insane. >> you softened -- you softened it up for me, jimmy. here we go. we got it. we got it. we got it. >> jimmy: come on, buddy. >> you're tough today. king of the fight. die, you bastard. >> jimmy: "die, you bastard?" that was talking to the game, right? >> i know. that's pretty harsh language. >> jimmy: all right. good. yeah. i didn't know if you were talking to me. i know what was going on. >> this will not pop today, man. >> jimmy: oh, this is tricky.
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>> we might actually lose today, jimmy. >> jimmy: no, come on. go for the eyeball! >> go for it. go for it. go for it. >> jimmy: cliff, get the eyeball! >> can i get a little help from the crowd on this one? >> jimmy: come on, guys! [ cheers ] oh, my goodness. >> i can't get it, man. it won't pop. >> jimmy: come on! come on, cliff. get that eyeball! >> it won't go, jimmy. it's too tough, man. i can't do it. i got to -- i got to throw the towel in, man. [ audience aws ] >> jimmy: all right. we got to throw in the towel. that's too much excitement already though. >> yep. >> jimmy: i have -- i have heart trouble. [ laughter ] >> i can't handle it. >> jimmy: this is insane. oh, my gosh. so, wait. i have to ask a question. because i heard a rumor -- >> absolutely. >> jimmy: -- that is the last of this series? >> the last -- this is kind of the third game in the series, we want to wrap it up like "lord of the rings" style. >> jimmy: oh, really? >> yeah, yeah, yeah.
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>> jimmy: so, there might be more "gears of war." >> you never know. there might be a "hobbit." [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i understand what you're trying to say. i appreciate it. thank you for letting me play this game. it is awesome. [ cheers and applause ] "gears of war 3" will be in stores everywhere september 20th. only on x-box. cliff bleszinski, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] miss lauryn hill performs next. come on back, everybody! ♪ [ female announcer ] did you know
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: our next guest is a multiple grammy winner who is joining us tonight to perform her classic track "doo wop that thing." please welcome miss lauryn hill. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> listen. whoo! girl, you know this song. come on. listen. ♪ if ya feel real good put your hands in the air two shots to the atmosphere ♪ ♪ come on come on come on ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ it's been three weeks since you've been looking for your friend ♪
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♪ the one you let hit it and never called you again remember when he told you he was 'bout the benjamins ♪ ♪ you act like you ain't hear him then gave him a little trim ♪ ♪ to begin how you think you really gon' pretend ♪ ♪ like you wasn't down then you called him again plus when you give it up so easy ♪ ♪ you ain't even fooling him if you did it then then you probably -- again ♪ ♪ talking out your neck sayin' you're a christian a muslim sleeping with the gin ♪ ♪ now that was the sin that did jezebel in who you gon' tell when the repercussions spin ♪ ♪ showing off your -- 'cause you're thinking it's a trend ♪ ♪ girlfriend, let me break it down for you again ♪ ♪ you know i only say it 'cause i'm truly genuine don't be a hard rock when you're really a gem ♪ ♪ baby girl, respect is just a minimum yo, jokers messed up and you still defending them ♪ ♪ now lauryn is only human don't think i haven't been through the same predicament ♪ ♪ let it sit inside your head like a million women in philly, penn ♪ ♪ it's silly when girls sell their soul because it's in look at where you be in hair weaves like europeans ♪ ♪ fake nails done by koreans come again come again come again ♪ ♪ come again come again ♪ ♪ girls, you know you better watch out some guys, some guys are only about ♪ ♪ that thing that thing that thing ♪
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♪ the second verse is dedicated to the men more concerned with his rims and his timbs ♪ ♪ than his women him and his men come in the club like hooligans ♪ ♪ don't care who they offend popping yang like you got yen let's not pretend ♪ ♪ they wanna pack pistol by they waist men cristal by the case men ♪ ♪ still in they mother's basement the pretty face ♪ ♪ men claiming that they did a bid men need to take care of their three and four kids men ♪ ♪ they facing a court case when the child's support late money taking heart breaking ♪ ♪ now you wonder why women hate men the sneaky silent men ♪ ♪ the punk domestic violence men ♪ ♪ the quick to shoot the semen stop acting like boys and be men ♪ ♪ how you gon' win when you ain't right how you gon' win when you ain't right ♪ ♪ how you gon' win when you ain't right come again come again ♪ ♪ come again come again come again ♪ ♪ break it down now watch out watch out watch out ♪ ♪ watch out guys you know you better watch out ♪ ♪ some girls some girls are only about
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that thing ♪ ♪ that thing that thing ♪ ♪ girls you know you better watch out some guys some guys ♪ ♪ are only about that thing that thing that thing ♪ ♪ i said girls, girls girls watch out girls, girls, girls ♪ ♪ i said girls, girls, girls guys, guys girls, girls ♪ ♪ yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah
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yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ oh ♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: yeah. yeah. miss lauryn hill! come on! [ cheers and applause ] we will be right back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hey, check it out! >> whoa, it's the new "thank-you notes" book. >> yep. >> steve: that's right. it's finally here. available in bookstores everywhere now. >> totally awesome. >> this book's got it all.

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