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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: very nice, guys. thank you so much. welcome. welcome, everybody, to "late night with jimmy fallon." hey, everyone, it's after midnight, which means it's officially valentine's day. [ cheers and applause ] or, as men in our audience just put it, "oh, my god. well, i mean, i knew that. i knew that, honey." [ laughter ] speaking of valentine's day, a sewage treatment plant in brooklyn is offering a special valentine's day tour for couples. [ laughter ] so personally, i like to take my wife there other times of the year when it's not all couples. [ laughter ] that cheapens it a little. yeah. did you guys see this? jay-z and beyonce just released five pictures of their month-old daughter. you hear that facebook friends with babies? only five pictures. [ laughter ] some election news this weekend
was the maine caucuses. and here's the crazy part. adele actually won that, too. that -- [ cheers and applause ] isn't that amazing? >> steve: good for her. >> jimmy: it was a great -- great record. it was a great record. get this, in a new interview, rick santorum said women might not be suited for military action because their emotions aren't suited for combat. [ audience oohs ] which would mean only one thing. he has never seen an episode of "the view." [ laughter ] i mean, am i right? some tv news tonight. on "the bachelor," ben went shark diving with the remaining ladies. yup, ben narrowed it down to five women. then, the sharks narrowed it down to three women. it's a good episode. [ laughter ] speaking of television, a new study found that the average american watches almost 33 hours of tv every week. even more surprising, only 32 of those hours are hosted by ryan seacrest. [ laughter ] isn't that amazing? this wasn't good.
today, hackers took down microsoft's website in india. yeah, people in india were like, "hey, my computer is not working. i better call me." [ laughter and applause ] and finally, i don't know what to make of this. police in l.a. recently used mcdonald's hamburgers to lure a naked man off a tower. [ laughter ] or as the cops put it, ♪ ba-da-ba-ba-ba not touching it ♪ [ cheers and applause ] there you go. we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: we've got a big show tonight. one of my favorite actors of all-time. gosh, i love this guy. he's got a new "ghost rider" film coming out. nicolas cage is here! [ cheers and applause ]
this man has won three world series and now has a brand-new video game out. curt schilling is stopping by. [ cheers and applause ] video game is killer. and also on the show, one of our faves, chef john besh is here with a mardi gras feast. [ cheers and applause ] yummy, yummy. it's going to be good. hey, guys, have you ever wondered what celebrities are whispering to each other when they're on the red carpet? or, you know, press conferences or anything? we have, too. and that's why we sent out our entertainment correspondent from the uk, mr. peggy hess with his highly sensitive microphones to get to the bottom of this. that's right. it's time for "celebrity whispers." ♪ ♪ celebrity whispers >> hello. i'm peggy hess and welcome to "celebrity whispers." shh. >> hey, did you eat the last of my totino's pizza rolls? >> no, i swear i didn't take them.
you can even smell my breath. [ laughter ] >> okay, good. >> celebrity. >> and to your right. ladies, to your right. >> so what's new with nancy? >> i just got mario party 9 for the wii. >> oh, that's so great. >> oh, can you do your mario impression? >> yeah, here we go. >> ha, ha, ha, ha. dead on. >> whisper. [ camera shutters ] >> david. david. >> you having a good time? >> yeah, this is great. it's fun to be here with you. what was your name again? >> oh, i'm brad pitt. >> oh, yeah? >> you know that was a whisper. [ camera shutters ] >> ya baby! >> turn around! >> to the left! >> hey, did you hear they found the loch ness monster? >> are you serious? >> yeah, they have video in iceland. >> oh, cool. didn't you get into a fight with nessie once? >> you heard about that? >> yeah. i picked him up, and i choked him for a little bit. and he was like, "ow." and i said, "shut up, idiot." and he was all, "okay, i'm sorry. you're the best." and i said, "i know." >> hey, man, that's awesome. [ applause ] >> hey, how are you? >> good. >> i have a coupon for you, two for one appetizers at the olive garden. [ laughter ]
>> cool. i love going there. when i'm there i'm family. >> celebrita! [ camera shutters ] >> hey, did you grab my jock jams cd? my jock jams? compact disc. >> yes, sir, it's in the stereo. >> stereo of that car back there? >> no, this car here. >> okay, let's go then. ♪ ♪ jock jams whoo ♪ >> i'm peggy hess. i'll see you next time on "celebrity whispers." [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: those are "celebrity whispers." stick around. we'll be right back with more "late night," everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] offering four distinct driving modes
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: it's time for the cupid's arrow show. and here's your host, tony sanders. >> ha, ha, ha! hello, everybody, and welcome to cupid's arrow show. today we have three eligible bachelors out to win the heart of one lucky lady. let's meet our contestants right now. here they are. contestant number one is a 36 year old shoe salesman with the heart of a 34 year old. he's all about showing you a good time. but, he's going to need a little help in the paying department. say hello to albert manfield. [ cheers and applause ] contestant number two lives in a studio apartment by choice. and has owned the same aquarium
for over a decade. give it up for james spadge. [ cheers and applause ] and contestant number three is the front man of the popular electo-funk band crisp by night. and by day he works as a hostess at squeezer's lounge. say hello to jose! [ cheers and applause ] and now let's meet the lucky lady these three studs will be playing for. her name is heather. she's from colorado. and she's currently a fashion student who loves to travel. hi, heather. how are you doing tonight? >> i'm great. >> oh, that's fantastic. you ready to meet your match? >> yes. i think so. >> ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. great. [ laughter ] >> let's see who hearts cupid's arrow will strike tonight. go ahead and ask your first question, heather. >> okay. contestant number one, what's your idea of a romantic evening? >> oh. how you doing, girl? [ laughter ] my idea of a romantic evening is any one that ends with us getting it on. ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. no, no. i'm kidding. but, i'm serious. [ laughter ]
our day would start off with you coming to pick me up at my auntie joan's house. we go get some curly fries after we talk to my auntie. i check them feet out and make sure your toes are right. [ laughter ] they got to be right. if they pass the test -- if they pass the toe test then we go back home, i.e., to my auntie joan's house. and do we what we do. ha, ha, ha. intercourse. >> ha, ha! [ laughter ] wow! interesting answer, contestant number one. okay, heather, let's move on to your next question. >> okay. contestant number two, if i were an ice cream cone, what flavor would i be and what would you do to me? >> well, first off, i'd have to take one of my special pills. [ laughter ] because i am lactose intolerant. [ laughter ] also, i doubt that i could lick the cone because i have a medical condition called short tongue. [ laughter ]
and i would actually prefer to remove the iced cream. and put it in a different receptacle than a cone. because the cone might drip on to my trouser and form a crust. [ laughter ] and i don't like a crusty trouser. it's just -- [ laughter ] crustiness on the trouser is something that i find -- >> okay, okay. thank you. thank you very much, contestant number two. you've heard from two of the contestants. now, let's hear from the third. >> okay, contestant number three, people say i'm an open book, and they can always tell what i'm thinking. how can i tell what you're thinking? >> well, that's simple. [ laughter ] i'm very emotional. hi-ya. i mean, if i'm happy, i'm like "hi-ya", you know. and if i'm angry, i'm like, "hi-ya." you know? and sometimes, if i see you flirting with another guy i get jealous. i'm like, "hi-ya?" or if i just don't care and want to walk around in my pjs all day, i'm like, "hi-ya!" >> oh, ho, ho, ho.
all right, contestant number three. [ cheers and applause ] very, very interesting responses. very interesting responses for round one. but now, it's time to dig a little deeper and keep things going. heather, what is your next question? >> all right. contestant number two, what would you describe as the perfect date? >> well -- [ laughter ] a perfect evening with me would begin with me cooking dinner for two in my studio apartment. i would probably make you a romantic slice of my delicious egg loaf. [ light laughter ] which is a -- it lacks flavor. but, it's something -- it's nutrient rich. and you can survive on it for a very long time. [ light laughter ] and then, after the egg loaf was chewed up, we could cross the apartment to the couch area,
where we could watch television until the moment felt right for you to leave. [ laughter ] >> whoa. sounds like quite a date there, contestant number two. okay, heather. what's your next question? >> all right. contestant number one, if you were to taking me on a trip, where would you take me? >> hmm. >> i'm going to go ahead and jump in and answer that. is that okay? hey, the real question is, since you're going to be the one paying for it, where are you going to take me? [ laughter ] ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. let's just put that out there right now. i have no problem being the cat man, girl, you know. and you better keep me well. i mean, this here ain't going to take care of itself. [ laughter ] so don't be afraid to open up and let me in that purse. but i'm willing to do my part, girl. i'll pay for the taxi to the airport. but then, i'm going to give you that receipt so i can be reimbursed for the cost. >> well, how about that? okay, heather, this will be your last question.
so think very carefully before you ask it. and ask it when you're ready. >> okay. >> but not before. [ light laughter ] last question. >> okay. >> and go. with the question. >> okay. contestant number three, you said you were in a band. could you give us a little taste? >> um. all right. but, my singing voice is a lot different than my real voice. hi-ya. [ laughter ] [ singing off key ] ♪ girl when we get together we going to have a real good time ♪ ♪ girl you know it's now or never are you going to be my valentine ♪ >> oh! ♪ are you gonna be my valentine ♪ >> well -- [ cheers and applause ] quite a voice there, contestant number three. all right, heather.
you've heard from all of the contestants. now, the time has come for cupid to fire his arrow. will it be contestant number one? [ drum roll ] [ light cheers and applause ] >> contestant number two? [ cheers and applause ] >> or contestant number three? [ cheers and applause ] [ drum roll ] >> um, you know what? i actually enjoyed contestant number three's -- number three's serenade. so i think i'm going to choose contestant number three. >> contestant number three, you're the winner! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] now, before you meet him, let's bring out you who you didn't pick. come out, contestant number one and two. ♪ >> hi. hi. >> fantastic. >> au chante. >> all right. now let's bring out the lucky man himself. heather, say hello to jose! [ cheers and applause ] >> hi-ya.
hi. hi-ya. >> hi. >> i like that. >> well, there you go. >> i like that, too. it's sheer. >> there you have it. >> it's sheer. i love it. it's just gorgeous. >> isn't it? she is a fashion designer student. >> oh, it's beautiful. well, hi-ya. [ laughter ] >> there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. cupid has once again fired his arrow and created a love that will surely last forever. i'll be waiting for the wedding invitations. >> ha, ha. >> until next time, i'm tony sanders for "cupid's arrow!" [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ask me what it's like when my tempurpedic moves? [ male announcer ] why not talk to someone who owns an adjustable version of the most highly recommended bed in america? ask me about my tempur advanced ergo. goes up. ask me what it's like to get a massage anytime you want. goes down. [ male announcer ] tempurpedic brand owners are more satisfied than owners of any traditional mattress brand. ergonomics. [ male announcer ] tempurpedic. the most highly recommended bed in america.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: all right. our first guest is an academy award winning actor and big-time movie star. his latest film, "ghost rider: spirit of vengeance" is in theatres and 3d this friday. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome nicolas cage! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: there he is. >> hi. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: they love you, buddy. >> nice to be back. >> jimmy: they love you! >> yeah, great. >> jimmy: thanks for coming back, pal. >> thank you, yeah. >> jimmy: i've got to say, quickly, you were great on "saturday night live." >> oh, thank you. >> jimmy: this past weekend. [ cheers and applause ] if you haven't seen it, it is hilarious. >> well, i had an incredibly
talented comedian to work with -- >> both: andy samberg. >> who is a very nice guy. and -- [ laughter ] and i must say, he really knows how to work the timing and the audience. >> jimmy: he's a good, comedic kind of -- yeah. >> he's quite brilliant, yeah. >> jimmy: so did you -- did you like the impression? >> oh, yeah, yeah. no, he makes it his own. he has his own way of doing me. which i find fantastic because he makes a lot of people are happy with it. so let's go for it, andy. >> jimmy: i heard people were saying, like, it was a little -- a little over the top, so -- >> well, you know? you think? but -- but -- no, i love that. >> jimmy: it's so good. >> because it is abstract. and that's what makes it fun, i think. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and, you know, just to be able to do it with him was kind of a dream for me. so i'm glad i finally had a chance to do it. yeah. >> jimmy: that's awesome. that's cool. >> he's a good guy so -- >> jimmy: now, you -- you haven't been back since you hosted. that was -- >> i think it was '92, wasn't it? it was like, "honeymoon in vegas." sarah jessica parker. >> jimmy: i loved it, yeah. when you did that crazy -- it was a great sketch. and i always -- i bring this up all the time. but it was about naming your baby. >> oh, right, right. what was that asswipe or something. >> jimmy: right, your --
>> right. >> jimmy: your last name was asswipe. yeah, yeah, yeah. but you kept talking about the names of the kid. and you're like, oh, no. you can't name him that because they'll beat him up in school. and you can't call the baby this. and then, you get a pizza delivery. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and it's mr. ass wipe. >> it's been a little while, i must admit. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> it's been a little while. >> jimmy: but that guy -- that was one of my favorites. >> well, thank you. thank you. >> jimmy: i have another cool picture here. >> what's this? >> jimmy: this is you with you. >> oh, right. >> jimmy: so i don't know what's going on. [ laughter ] >> that's another doppelganger, isn't it? >> jimmy: it really is. andy really went above and beyond this time. [ laughter ] >> well, that was in paris, at the musee grevin, it's a wax statue of me. and i used to go the musee grevin when i was, like, a teenager. and i just love wax museums. there's something kind of terrifying and enchanting about them. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but when you look at a wax statue of yourself, you can't look too long because, at any minute, you think it might come to life and bark at you. >> jimmy: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> so, i can't -- >> jimmy: that'd be a frightening experience. >> and it's a bit bizarre, i must admit. it's quite strange. >> jimmy: i've never heard of this -- this museum. >> yeah, it's -- if you go to paris, check it out. it's a lovely place. and they --
they have these rooms where there's all these lights and mirrors. and they try to really enhance the magic of the wax museum experience. >> jimmy: who are -- you with? you know, other? >> yeah, who am i with? i think -- i think i'm with charles bronson. >> jimmy: of course. [ laughter ] of course you're with charles bronson. that's pretty rad. you guys always hang out. >> yeah, we always hang out. >> jimmy: you always used to hang out and try to go to the browns in town. >> and i'm a big fan of his, too. yeah, charlie bronson. nobody cooler on film than charles bronson. >> jimmy: he's pretty much a bad ass. yeah. >> he was the ultimate. >> jimmy: he really was. >> yeah, i wish he was still around. >> jimmy: those "revenge" movies, he was great. >> yeah, he was in "death wish." >> jimmy: yeah. >> he was remarkable. >> jimmy: that's right. how many "death wish" -- there was like ten "death wishes." >> and "once upon a time in america?" or "once upon a time in the west" -- that movie he did with leone. and it's brilliant where he has the harmonica, i thought that was genius, too. >> jimmy: oh, he's just good. well, you know what -- >> he just had that face, you know? >> jimmy: yeah, we should get his -- we can get his face if we go to that museum. >> why -- yeah, you could. >> jimmy: yeah, you could bring that face here. >> all right. >> jimmy: i was googling you, as one does. >> uh-huh. >> jimmy: and there's all sorts of weird fun stuff, facts about you and weird things people find
about you. and someone thought you were a vampire. >> yes. i don't know what that's about. >> jimmy: yeah, it was very weird. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: you -- you -- you're not. >> clearly not. >> jimmy: yeah, okay, good. [ laughter ] i just want to make sure we get that out there. >> okay. >> jimmy: but this is a serbian, 8th grade biology book. and look on the cover of the book. [ laughter ] >> i -- i -- i -- i -- [ applause ] >> jimmy: this is insane. you get the cover there, too. >> i just don't -- i just don't get it. i don't know what h.i. mcdunnough from "raising arizona" has to do with serbian biology. >> jimmy: yeah, it's just serbian biology. >> it's just -- >> jimmy: it's fantastic. >> what were they thinking? >> jimmy: it's so cool. >> why -- why did that happen? >> jimmy: i love it so much. i just -- and it makes sense. no one -- no one said why? >> nobody explained it to me. >> jimmy: they've been doing this for years, apparently. >> apparently. >> jimmy: yeah. >> go figure. >> jimmy: now, you -- so you do "raising arizona." and then, you've never done another movie with the coen brothers, right? >> that's right. >> jimmy: why is that? >> oh, i don't know. >> jimmy: because you're so great together. you feel like, as an actor --
well, i mean, everyone must like working with you. but i mean, like, don't you feel like, that movie totally -- it blew up after that. >> it -- it -- it worked. yeah. that was a really good movie, yeah. >> jimmy: and it worked. just like, don't you want to keep in the same family? don't you like -- >> well, you know, it just -- you know, look, i was very young when i made that movie. and i had quite a few ideas about how to play h.i. and they had, also, a lot ideas of what they want. so, maybe, you know, it was -- it was just something that we have to try to revisit it again in another way. because i was pretty headstrong in those days. >> jimmy: oh, really? >> about how i wanted to play the part. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. about how you character. >> maybe they haven't called me back since. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no. come on, coen brothers, get your head on straight. we've got to talk about "ghost rider." >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: this is -- now, this is a sequel to -- this one is -- this one looks like it's more cgi, more crazy action then -- >> yes. well, actually, a lot of it really is happening in camera. all the stunts. what you see is what you get. there is actually quite very little cgi. there's some skull and fire, but it's quite raw.
>> jimmy: oh, yeah. no, i meant your face. >> oh, yeah. definitely my face. >> jimmy: your face is a -- it's a flaming skull. >> that's exactly right. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i hope it's cgi. >> that is cgi. that is cgi. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i was like, wow. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: you know, i was doing some crazy drugs the other day. i said, "well, that can't be real, man." >> but it is a very psychedelic movie. >> jimmy: it is. it's trippy. >> oh, yeah. yeah. i have to really give credit to sony and to neveldine and taylor. they made a movie that is -- it's just abstract. it's quite, quite original for a studio film. >> jimmy: now, these are the directors you're talking about. >> yeah, the directors, yeah. >> jimmy: and they did -- they did "crank," right? >> they did the "crank" movies as well. >> jimmy: i mean, they go for it those guys. >> yeah, there's nobody else -- they are extraordinary in the true sense of the word. there's nobody else quite like them. >> jimmy: did you -- >> they risk -- they actually tell the stunt department, that if you break a bone, that shot will be in the movie. and mark neveldine, he's got a camera in one hand and a yamaha vmax in the other. and he's on roller blades going 70 miles an hour to get a shot with which to entertain you. any moment he could break his neck. >> jimmy: gosh. >> see, i'm working with those guys. you know, it's just like -- i can't show any fear at all.
you just got to do it. >> jimmy: yeah, i mean, coen brothers wouldn't do that. >> no. >> jimmy: no, no. not at all. yeah, yeah. >> i don't think anybody would do that. >> jimmy: no, no, no. not anyone in their right mind would do that. yeah, that's pretty great. do you do a lot of your own stunts in this thing? >> i do as many as they'll let me do. i'm one of those strange guys that when i drink a lot of coffee or i do a stunt, i tend to relax. but inevitably, you'll get a call from the director or the producer or the studio where they say, "you know, nick, you've got to slow down because we want you to finish the movie." but i try to do as much as they -- >> jimmy: we want you to stay alive. yeah. >> they really want you to stay alive. >> jimmy: are you a motorcycle guy? >> i love bikes. >> jimmy: you do? >> oh, yeah. yeah, i think there is something about a motorcycle that's unlike any other experience. you really become one with the machine. >> jimmy: yeah. wait, i love talking about this. because i'm thinking about getting a motorcycle. >> you should. well, i don't have -- i don't have a contract with yamaha. >> jimmy: i'm thinking about journey. >> i am not a sponsor. but i fully believe that's the best motorcycle in the world. >> jimmy: yamaha. >> totally. >> jimmy: not a harley? >> if you want to go -- if you want to go 140 miles an hour, it will do it. and if you want to tell it to stop, it will do it. and it will do it safely. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. i want to stop. yeah, yeah. i want to stop. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> jimmy: i was thinking about joining a biker gang. >> well, i don't know about
that. >> jimmy: for like a week. >> oh, you mean, like, just fun stuff. going out -- >> jimmy: just like a guest spot. >> a club. >> jimmy: yeah, like a club. a club gang. >> yeah, that's a good idea. >> jimmy: like a club med gang. >> just -- just -- just keep it in the fun zone. >> jimmy: just keep it in the fun zone. just go down -- those dudes grow a beard. >> well, that could be cool. >> jimmy: be one with the machine. >> and host this show with that look. >> jimmy: yeah, with the gang. >> with the full beard. >> jimmy: i'm going to put it out there right now. if there is a biker gang that needs somebody for like a week -- [ laughter ] a week and a half, max. [ cheers and applause ] i'm your dude. let's go. i've got my yamaha. let's do it up and get ready. >> i love it. >> jimmy: let me talk about what this movie is about, the part two, now. "ghost rider 2." >> well, this is actually -- johnny blaze has lived with the curse for eight years now. and he's in eastern europe, and he gets -- idris elba plays moreau, beautifully. an alcoholic monk who invites me to find the devil's son. and i have to take the devil's son to a monastery in turkey to get him exorcized. and that's the situation. and if i can do that, then he will -- they will lift my curse. so that's the story.
>> jimmy: you're hoping your curse will be lifted. >> and i won't have to have my head erupt into a flaming skull. >> jimmy: yeah, there you go. it's such a bummer when that happens. >> exactly. >> jimmy: i want you guys to see a clip of this. here is nicolas cage in "ghost rider 2: spirit of vengeance." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: aw, man. how much fun is that? [ cheers and applause ]
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jimmy: our next guest is a three-time world series champion who help lead the boston red sox to reverse the curse -- [ cheers and applause ] -- for their historic world series win in 2004. and now, he's taken the video game industry by storm with the release of "kingdoms of amalur: reckoning." that's right, he's making video games. the guy is amazing. i can't wait to talk to him. curt schilling, everybody! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: so great to see you. >> it's good to see you again. >> jimmy: i think the last time i saw you, i was jumping up and down celebrating. >> yeah, the last time that i saw jimmy was on the field in busch stadium after game four of the world series when we had just won, which was -- [ cheers and applause ] was surreal, right? because i'm hugging jason varitek. and i look past him, and see drew barrymore. [ light laughter ] and i'm like, i don't know that
drew knows a double header from a double martini first off. >> jimmy: no, no, no. yeah, yeah, yeah. >> and then, i see you. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and you guys are hugging. and i'm like, well, wait a minute. yankee fan -- how is this -- what -- so it -- it was -- it was very odd. >> jimmy: yeah, i think i might of -- yeah, i think i might have hugged you. >> we did. we hugged. >> jimmy: we hugged. oh, yeah, we had a hug. >> we did hug. >> jimmy: we had a hug. thank you. but i mean, you were -- this is insane. i mean, was that the most insane year? >> it was. >> jimmy: i mean, the bloody socks! the bloody socks! come on! [ cheers and applause ] your pitch was like the natural. i mean, it's like you're pitching with blood coming out of your -- >> it ended well. >> jimmy: i mean -- gosh, it ended well. it couldn't have been better. that sock is in the hall of fame, right? >> it is, yes. [ scattered cheers ] >> jimmy: it should be. it should be. >> thank you. >> jimmy: i mean, that was just unbelievable. people were -- we were in boston. we didn't, you know -- we started shooting the movie, we didn't know if you guys were going to make the playoffs. >> right. >> jimmy: so we were just there. >> we didn't know if we were going to make the playoffs. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. and then as you were winning, we just kept getting so superstitious. so we were like, don't screw up. i didn't want to make eye contact with you. >> we were, too. >> jimmy: oh, you were, too? >> oh, yeah. we -- i got exposed to a whole different level of superstition that october.
>> jimmy: i mean, it was -- i mean, everybody -- everybody in the streets were -- people going to the game in the same outfits. >> yeah. >> jimmy: they're like, you can't change anything. >> i didn't. >> jimmy: you got to wear that hat. you got to sit there. you got to stand when you got go to the bathroom. when you went to the bathroom, you've got to drink the beer that you drank. i was like, you got to eat two bites out of the hot dog. and then put it down. >> it was a smelly locker room. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it really was, right? but how exciting. and then -- now you're up for hall of fame, next year, right? >> yeah, next year is the first year, yup. >> jimmy: i mean, come on, how exciting. they've got to get him in the hall, man. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i mean, what a great career. i mean -- >> thank you. >> jimmy: you're going for that. and then i didn't know that you were -- that you were such a geek. >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, you're like a -- you're like a nerdy-nerd. >> big-time nerd. >> jimmy: but what -- what got you into these games? like dungeons and dragons? >> yeah, i was a gamer my whole life. i was a geek that just happened to have the god-given ability to throw a ball really hard accurately. >> jimmy: is that right? >> yeah. and it seemed to be the right career choice for me. >> jimmy: yeah, i think -- yeah, absolutely. but then how do you get into this? because this is getting crazy-good reviews. >> it is. i'm so proud of the team.
again, i had always done it. i opened the career -- i'd opened the 38 studios about a year before i finished my career, and "reckoning" is kind of our first -- i mean, think of "lord of the rings" kind of high-fantasy types -- we got new intellectual property, and it's made for games and movies and comics. and todd mcfarlane's involved. >> jimmy: yeah. >> r.a. salvatore's involved. ken rolston's involved. we've got an amazing team. >> jimmy: i played it today. it's so fun. >> that's great. >> jimmy: i'm going to get up to the rusty sword, the first sword. >> it's exciting. right, yeah. you have clothes on, and you have a sword. >> jimmy: i have clothes on, yeah. but, the game, it's a pretty dark game. >> it's awesome. >> jimmy: i mean, it starts -- i was on a pile of dead bodies. >> yeah, that's the -- yeah, it's all uphill from there. >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] yeah, exactly, yeah. but it was so exciting. it's fun. and it's like, wait, this is a really good game. it's not just like -- you think curt schilling -- >> oh, because i didn't make it. >> jimmy: oh, is that why? >> yeah. >> jimmy: exactly. >> yes, yes. >> jimmy: but no. but you did. i mean, you had input. >> it's an amazing team. it's an amazing project. and i knew two years ago, when i first started playing the version of it that was going to be shipped, that we had something really, really special. >> jimmy: how long does it take to make a game? >> that took about five and a half years.
>> jimmy: wow. >> five and a half. yeah, yeah. and a lot -- a lot of money. >> jimmy: yeah. it is, right? but, i mean, this world is almost like -- i say "world of warcraft" type. >> it's enormous. >> jimmy: it's giant. >> yeah, this -- i mean, this game, you can just -- >> jimmy: it's beautiful. >> if you're a normal, sane human being that works a job and has a family, you can get 200 hours of game play out of this game or more. if you're a nut, psycho, play until you win the game and don't sleep, it's 70, 80 hours, somewhere in there. >> jimmy: wow, that's half of our audience. [ light laughter ] yeah, there's some gaming lunatics out there. but i mean, yeah. i mean, i don't know i just dug it. i read the back to get into it, like -- and you can see the thing in the background there. >> and that's the thing. we built something to have -- this is kind of -- i don't know if you're a "lord of the rings" -- i'm going to assume you're a "lord of the rings" kind of a guy. >> jimmy: i never really got into it. >> so you're not really a nerd. >> jimmy: the books were too thick for me. [ laughter ] >> yeah, okay, i get that. yeah. >> jimmy: not enough pictures for me. yeah, yeah, yeah. i stuck to cartoons and comics. >> but this company was built for -- to be something that stays around and becomes huge and we -- with a chance to be the best entertainment company in the
world. >> jimmy: but this is going to spark. i mean, you'll have to do a sequel. >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: i bet you there's going to be books. >> oh, yeah. well, r.a. salvatore, he's 26 time "new york times" best-selling author. i mean mcfarlane toys, movies, comics, everything. >> jimmy: i mean, you've got to do it. you got to blow it out. >> yeah, and i don't know any other way to do it. >> jimmy: but you would play games on the road when you were on -- >> all the time, yeah. >> jimmy: so, you would game -- be at a bar -- >> right. think about this. my career kind of paralleled the growth of the media. espn and then all of the television channels. now you can be on the road and someone can take an iphone photo of you standing in a place you shouldn't be with someone you shouldn't be with. and it's on the internet in 30 seconds. >> jimmy: yeah. >> i married the woman i want to be married to the rest of my life, and have four wonderful kids. >> and this is -- [ cheers and applause ] i'm proud to say still am. i don't know if she is as proud as i am. but -- >> jimmy: she is. >> she's not a gamer. so there's a clash. >> jimmy: is that right? do you have a man cave or someplace you go? >> oh, big-time. >> jimmy: you do? >> it's the only -- yeah. but it's amazing how that happens, though. i have a man cave, and i have nothing to do with how it's built. or how it's cleaned or when it's done. it's just i'm allowed to go in there and exist. [ laughter ] and then, it's like i don't
get -- but that's what you do when you get married, i guess. >> jimmy: yeah, that is very good. it's a good deal. you guys, let's get a quick taste of the game "kingdom of amalur: reckoning." check this out. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: i mean, come on. [ cheers and applause ] you guys, "kingdom of amalur: reckoning" is in stores right now for xbox, ps3 and pc. curt schilling, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: up next, we are cooking with chef john besh! come on back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when do you take 5-hour energy? when i'm on the night shift. when they have more energy than i do.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: our next guest this evening is one of the great chefs to come out of the great city of new orleans. his book, "my family table: a passionate plea for home cooking" offers recipes for wholesome, home-cooked meals. and he's here tonight to walk us through a real mardi gras feast. that's what we're talking about right here. john besh, you guys. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you're here! >> i love this! this is like a party! >> jimmy: this is a party here. absolutly. >> actually, we were partying last week. >> jimmy: you and the roots? >> in indy.
>> that's right. that was me sending the food back behind stage. >> jimmy: yeah, these guys were just rocking it out. yeah. they don't stop. they don't stop. they were at the grammys. >> this is awesome. thanks for having me. >> jimmy: you brought a giant pot of stuff. >> dude, well, i thought, like -- you know, it's too late. it's too late at night for some stuffy chef, kind of like, "oh, this is how you cook it." >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. was that a muppet? who were you doing, one of the muppets? >> that was like the swedish chef. "this is how you cook it." so instead of that. we're just going to have fun. okay. >> jimmy: it looks amazing already. >> mardi gras. we're talking about mardi gras. it just a huge party. and then, what better way to get a party started then with a big pot of crawfish? >> jimmy: crawfish, sure. yeah. [ scattered applause ] whoa. >> and look, check it out. that's it. think of this as like the louisiana clam bake. kind of -- but we're using crawfish. >> jimmy: you know how to do this. >> look, i mean, make a mess. and -- they're killing me. they're like, "no, don't do that. don't do that." >> jimmy: see, that's what i love about this book.
like, you want home cooking, and cooking at home and making it fun. >> the deal is -- >> jimmy: kids would freak out. >> it got so far away from the table. so this time of the year, this is like -- almost like summertime in new orleans. it's, you know, our springtime. it's a great time to break out the crawfish. if not, it's not shrimp, crab. it's whatever. use gulf seafood. have fun with it. >> jimmy: that's wild. so what? you just put that in the pot. >> and then, you boil these and like lots of spices ensue. lots of -- >> jimmy: it's sort of like a tea bag in there. >> zatarains, crab oil. comes in something like this. >> jimmy: it's like a tea bag full of spices and good stuff. >> that's right. look, you just pop them open. >> jimmy: oh, really? you don't care at all, man. you're just nuts. >> no. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you've lost your mind. [ laughter ] >> you're going to eat one of these. >> jimmy: you've lost your mind. it's super fun. now, you have a new place called -- it's called "borgne," right? >> slow down. let's stop talking. [ laughter ] this is a hot one. is that a cold one? >> jimmy: yeah, it's ice-cold, man. >> okay, here. >> jimmy: thanks, brother. cheers, what did you make? >> you know what? actually, i'll take that. you try that one. >> jimmy: this is rough? is this going to be rough? >> what do you think? >> jimmy: yummy. it's boozy and lemony. >> yeah. [ laughter ]
lemonade with booze in it. >> jimmy: yes, it is, man. i'm good. >> that's a man drink. >> jimmy: i could be a "top chef" judge. this right here -- tariq can do a lemonade. >> a lemonade. >> jimmy: yeah, see. now, he's going to be difficult. now, wait. now, what do you have -- now, this is a -- you might want to make it one more drink. >> yeah, you're right. >> jimmy: you might want to make one more drink because we're going to have someone from the audience come down soon. >> oh, yeah. remember that? remember that thing? that thing. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: this is very interesting. very interesting. first -- first, tell me about what is a -- what is a king cake? >> a king cake, it's a new orleans tradition. this time of year, like, kids across the new orleans area are having king cake parties. and inside the king cake, you have, like, a baby. it's not actually like a baby. it's a baby. >> jimmy: inside the cake is a baby? >> right. but we don't eat the baby. don't eat the baby. >> jimmy: oh, come on. >> but if you get the baby. then, you throw the next party. >> jimmy: wait, whoever eats the baby -- oh, you don't eat the baby.
whoever spits out the baby, throws the next party? something like that. we don't know -- >> yeah, yeah. in new orleans, anything goes. >> jimmy: yeah. so you bite this thing, and then -- you've got a baby. [ laughter ] >> and guess what happens? >> jimmy: now, i have to throw the party. so here's the deal. >> yeah, aren't you the lucky guy? >> jimmy: you thought of something super cool for our audience. can you explain to them what it is? because it's pretty awesome. >> all right. so in this case, if you get the baby -- somebody in the audience is going to get one. you get the baby -- one, you get to come down here and you're on the "fallon" show. how cool is that? [ cheers and applause ] and two, you get three nights in new orleans on me next mardi gras. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] three nights. three nights at the hyatt regency. you eat in all of my restaurants. >> jimmy: oh, my god.
and you're going to be the tour guide? >> i'm the tour guide! >> jimmy: john besh is going to take you around new orleans. [ cheers and applause ] so in this bowl -- >> so how do we find out who has the baby? >> jimmy: all right. in this bowl, i have babies with numbers all on them. [ light laughter ] going to your seat numbers. probably like 200 something babies. i'm just going to draw one out and that's the lucky winner. here we go. [ drum roll ] >> can you hold the bowl, please? >> jimmy: thanks buddy. who wants the baby? who wants the ticket? come on! [ cheers and applause ] 228! [ audience aws ] ♪ come on down! come on down. come on down. ♪ here she comes. ♪ [ applause ] come on down. oh, my god. hey, congratulations. >> jimmy: congratulations. >> i'm -- >> jimmy: this is crazy, right? so this is -- >> hi. >> hi. >> jimmy: have you ever been to mardi gras? >> no. >> jimmy: now you're going to go. >> that is awesome. >> are you allergic to shellfish? >> yes. >> jimmy: you're allergic to shellfish? [ audience aws ] well, stay away. >> stay away from this.
>> jimmy: all right. here's the deal. >> well, then, she can't have any. >> jimmy: no, no. here you go. >> i know. i feel bad. >> jimmy: here's an onion. you get to hold the onions. [ laughter ] go for it. it's going to be the killer. and it's a plus-one, right? >> yeah. so you get to bring somebody. and we're going to party it up. >> totally. >> all right, good. do you think -- would it be okay if my friend jimmy went? >> jimmy: yeah, please, come on. >> yeah, yeah. you can come. yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: okay, all right. yeah. i mean, have you ever been to new orleans? >> no. >> oh, my gosh. >> jimmy: do you like to dance? >> you're going to freak out. >> i love to dance. >> do you like to party? >> yeah, love to party. >> just can't eat shellfish. >> jimmy: just can't eat shellfish, yeah. hey, i don't like -- i don't like -- >> that's all right. we got a steakhouse. >> i have an onions. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. they got a steakhouse. you can go to that one. it's going to be a super, raging, fun party. congratulations. "my family table" is a great cookbook. [ cheers and applause ] thanks again to a talented and generous man, chef john besh, everybody. and our winner -- i forgot to ask your name. >> that's okay. shaunie. >> jimmy: shaunie. >> yeah. >> jimmy: congratulations.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: my thanks to nicolas cage, curt schilling, john besh. what is your name? >> shaunie taylor. >> jimmy: shaunie taylor? of course, congratulations. and, of course, the greatest band in late night -- the roots right here, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: stay tuned for carson daly. thank you for watching. have a great night. hope to see you tomorrow! buh-bye! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪