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thank you. you guys probably heard the news. i'm going to be taking over for "the tonight show" next february. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ but don't worry, until february, our focus is right here on whatever this show is called. [ laughter ] that's our first priority. all right, let's get to some jokes here. here's some political news. president obama will attend the dedication of george w. bush's presidential library this month. [ cheers ] apparently, there's still a lot of debris around the new building. or as obama put it, "don't look at me. i'm still cleaning up your last mess." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] here's a little pop culture. some celebrity news. in an interview yesterday, chris brown said that he is praying for justin bieber. [ laughter ] or as god put it -- belieber.
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[ laughter and applause ] "yeah, bieber? yeah, i got it." this is cool. today is the 40th anniversary of the cell phone. yeah. [ cheers ] hard to believe that just 40 years ago, you had to pull out a book to ignore someone. [ laughter ] now, you're like, "i got to read this." speaking of cell phones, the federal government says it will do one more study on the risk of cell phone radiation. or as the guy with the third ear growing out of his neck said, "that's cool. take your time." [ laughter ] oh, good for her. this is interesting. a new report found that, despite the slowing economy, going to college is still paying off. unfortunately, still paying off is what you'll be doing with your college loans for the rest of your life. [ cheers and applause ] trust me. trust me. and finally, on last night's episode of "splash" -- yeah. [ laughter ] former playboy model kendra wilkinson quit the show because she was afraid to dive
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off the 23-foot platform. [ light laughter ] even worse, when louie anderson went to jump, the pool quit. i don't -- [ laughter ] we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you guys so much. hey, guys, we've had kind of a big day around here, and i just want to say a few words about it. there's rumors lately. that i want to let you guys know that, as of today, it's official. starting in february, i'm going to be hosting "the tonight show" here on nbc. [ cheers and applause ] a lot more emotional -- >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: it's a lot more emotional for me than i thought it was going to be 'cause i didn't know when anything was happening or if we were going to say anything today. and then, you start thinking of everything, and you realize all the people that you have to thank for all this.
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so, i want to thank everyone here at "late night" -- the staff, the crew, and, of course, the roots right there! [ cheers and applause ] so much fun. i'm just so excited just to keep working hard and trying to make the best show that we can, along with you guys. i got to say thanks to jay leno for being so gracious. i know this whole thing -- it means -- [ applause ] -- so much to me to have his support. i just want to thank the fans that are staying up to 12:35 and watching us. or 12:37? when do we start at night? [ light laughter ] in february, it will be an hour earlier, so you can get more sleep. [ cheers and applause ] but i couldn't -- we wouldn't be there without you guys, and i love you so much. i love you so much, and i love this job. and i love coming in -- >> audience member: we love you, too, jimmy! >> jimmy: ah, i just love you. thank you so much. [ cheers and applause ] i'm not going to get that mushy. [ applause ] >> steve: speech! >> jimmy: we still have ten months to really -- >> steve: speech, speech! >> jimmy: i just made a speech. >> steve: what? >> jimmy: i just made a speech.
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>> steve: oh, i'm sorry. i wasn't -- [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i just made a speech. >> steve: i couldn't -- >> jimmy: no, that's all right. >> steve: i don't have my earpiece. >> jimmy: it's understood. it's understood. but we -- yeah, thanks, higgins. thanks, though. we have a fantastic show tonight. she's one of our super duper favorites. sarah silverman is here! [ cheers and applause ] she is hilarious. plus, he's the star of the new crime drama, "hannibal," premiering tonight on nbc. hugh dancy stopping by! [ cheers and applause ] and we have music -- this is real. we have music from -- gordon lightfoot tonight! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: oh! >> jimmy: how fun is that? i'm freaking out. it's a good show. it's a special show. you guys, i was noticing -- i was on facebook today. i noticed that there's this trend on facebook, where people will post an image of an inspiring quote on their wall for everyone to see. the quote is usually by someone famous like an actor, politician or a historical figure. and i love reading them. but sometimes i'll read one, and
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i'll think, "did they really say that?" you know, it can be hard to tell. no one checks these quotes to see if they're real or not. i'll show you guys what i'm talking about in this next segment called "don't quote me." ♪ ♪ don't quote me 'cause i'm ♪ >> jimmy: thank you. this first quote is from george washington. he said, "observe good faith and justice towards all nations. cultivate peace and harmony with all." that's why he was a great president. here's another quote from george washington. he said, "and if that doesn't work, just send dennis rodman." [ laughter and applause ] see what i'm talking about? >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: how would he -- check out this next quote. it's from winston churchill. he was the prime minister of the uk during world war ii. he said, "a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." definitely sounds like something he would say. here's another one from churchill. "maybe i was being too poetic. what i'm trying to say is i'm not wearing pants." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: wait, what? that might be true.
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>> jimmy: that might be something -- 'cause i don't know. i don't know him. >> steve: yeah. here's wondering. you don't know. >> jimmy: this next one is from 1600s french philosopher rene descartes. he said, "i think, therefore i am." one of the most famous quotes of all time. another one from descartes. "i stink, therefore i bathe." [ laughter ] i don't know -- >> steve: he might've. >> jimmy: i don't know. yeah, i don't think -- [ light laughter ] here's a quote from one of my favorites, maggie smith. she plays the dowager countess on "downton abbey." she said, "when you get into the granny era, you're lucky to get anything." [ light laughter ] here's another quote from maggie smith. she said, "you guys know i'm talking about the old horizontal boogie, right?" [ laughter and applause ] i think we got -- well, we got the joke the first -- our next quote is from the ancient chinese philosopher lao tzu. "the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." he's right. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: here's another one. "especially if you don't have any friends that'll give you a
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ride." [ laughter ] i had that dude in high school. >> steve: yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: gerard bradford. >> steve: he would give the ride? >> jimmy: he used to drive a dodge omni. >> steve: dodge omni? >> jimmy: yeah, and he'd charge gas money. and i was like, "dude, we're going down the same street. you live on my block. why do i have to pay -- you have to drive past my house to get to your house." [ laughter ] and he's like -- >> steve: now he works for you. >> jimmy: now he's a writer on our show. [ laughter ] >> steve: g4, shout out to g4! >> jimmy: he was! >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. this next quote's from the "game of thrones" author george r.r. martin. you love him. >> steve: love him. >> jimmy: yeah. >> steve: love his great fisherman hat, everything. >> jimmy: yeah. yeah, he's got that hat and everything. i love the show. he said, "winter is coming." [ laughter ] that makes me kind of watch "game of thrones," yeah. here's another quote from mr. martin. he said, "followed by spring, and then fall -- no, wait. summer, then fall. someone hasn't had his morning coffee yet." [ laughter ] a little grumpy in the morning, yeah. >> steve: he is grumpy in the morning. >> jimmy: this next quote is from gandhi. >> steve: oh. >> jimmy: famous indian peacekeeper. he said, "small body of
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determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." here's another quote from gandhi. he said, "i hope someone wrote that down 'cause i totally forgot what i just said." [ laughter ] "i mean, i was just random spit-balling. i was just spit-balling. i don't know --" [ applause ] >> steve: i don't know. >> jimmy: "anyone get that? anyone have their iphone out?" no, this -- he was talking to siri the whole time. >> steve: yeah, yeah. [ as siri ] "i didn't catch that." >> jimmy: "i didn't catch that." >> steve: "there's a movie theater playing --" no! "'gandhi' is playing at the --" >> jimmy: no, i'm not -- "it is streaming on netflix." yeah. this next quote is from the 32nd president of the united states, fdr. he said, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." i love that quote. it's one of my favorites. here's another one from fdr. "and two-headed sharks. they're out there. we just don't know yet." [ light laughter ]
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>> steve: that's true! >> jimmy: i don't know, man. >> steve: i don't know. >> jimmy: seekers of the unknown. >> steve: i saw they just found a baby one, a baby two-headed shark. >> jimmy: they did. >> steve: i think tracy bought it, but it's out there. >> jimmy: tracy morgan bought that baby two-headed shark. [ light laughter ] that makes sense. here's a quote from one of my famous musicians, bob marley. he said, "open your eyes, look within. are you satisfied with the life you're living?" deep. here's another quote from marley. "now close your eyes, inhale, then pass it along." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] i think he almost definitely said that. >> steve: definitely said that. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. i don't even have to check that one. >> steve: don't bogart it. >> jimmy: yeah. he did say, "don't bogart it." >> steve: he did say that. >> jimmy: all right, well -- next quote is from the former leader of north korea, kim jong-il. he said, "the revolution is carried out by means of one thoughts, not through one's family background." here's another quote from kim jong-il. "which is good, because my family be cray-cray." [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> steve: he probably did say that. >> jimmy: i don't know.
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>> jimmy: all right, this next quote is from george washington carver. he was a famous african-american botanist. he said, "when you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." he's right. here's another quote from mr. carver. "when you do the dew, you're living life times two." [ laughter ] i guess that's -- i'm not sure. >> steve: i mean, it's true. >> jimmy: we're down to our last quote. it's from boston red sox great, ted williams. he said, "baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and is considered a good performer." here's another quote. "in bed, lolololol." [ laughter ] that's all the time we have for "don't quote me!" [ cheers and applause ] stick around, everybody. we'll be right back with sarah silverman! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ oh so red? oh so not right for this. ok..... chickadee, my chickadee? hmmmm
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>> jimmy: our first guest is a very funny emmy award-winning comedienne who has a new youtube channel called ladies and gentlemen, please welcome sarah silverman! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you. sarah silverman, welcome! >> i always wanted to come out to "let the river run" because it's so -- >> jimmy: what a powerful song. >> so powerful. >> jimmy: that makes -- was it one of those things where you watch the movie and you go, i want to sit through the whole credits. >> yeah. >> jimmy: because, you just --
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you know, that's one of the things -- >> you're watching, what, like the boats from staten island to new york -- >> jimmy: i think, yeah -- the camera's pulling out, because she's so freaking out that she got an office. >> oh, no! it's from her office window, yeah. and then it goes -- >> jimmy: and it's like, you pull back and you see every -- there's like 1,000 offices in that one building and you're like -- oh, it's so good. >> she made it. >> jimmy: she made it. mike nichols killed it. that's his movie. and it was -- who was it? >> jimmy: melanie griffith. >> she had the -- >> jimmy: joan cusack. >> -- mind for business and a bod for sin. i'm paraphrasing. >> jimmy: was that the slogan? pal, welcome back here. i love having you on the show. we don't get to see you enough because you don't live in new york. you live in l.a. >> that's right. >> jimmy: well, welcome to the city. welcome to our show. thank you for coming back. do you like walking around in new york city? do you enjoy? - >> my favorite -- probably my number one favorite thing to do is walking in -- >> jimmy: yeah. people watching? >> i love people watching, but i love like power walking. i don't know how to do it in place. but like i get such a stride going, and i go so fast. and i was walking down, like, 5th avenue. you know, one of those big wide
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streets? and i had such a pace going, and there was a guy walking like the exact same pace as me. and i'm thinking, "get a hair cut, hippie." >> jimmy: okay, all right. yeah, yeah. >> i didn't say it, but i thought it. but even i thought it, ironically. i mean, come on, we have friends with long hair. but i also feel like his hair was not saying what he thought it was saying. but i'm walking, and this guy is in walk step with me. and finally i turned -- jimmy, it's not a guy. it's a girl, and it's me. [ laughter ] it's the reflection of me. >> jimmy: the reflection of you in -- and you're upset at yourself. >> and, you know, it was a reflection of me, probably. >> jimmy: wow, that's so deep. >> in a very deep way. in a very deep way. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. that must be a bummer when you get mad at yourself like that, yeah. but you -- do you come here often? i mean, you just did a "good wife" episode. do you come here often? >> i have -- no, i shoot things here, and i come here whenever i can.
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but i did do a "good wife" episode a few seasons ago. but, that was when i realized -- and i've been around a long time. but, it hit me when i wa shooting that. [ laughter ] are you laughing at "i've been around a long time"? >> jimmy: well, it doesn't feel like you've been -- 'cause you're so young. >> i know, i look very young. that's because i smile a lot. [ cheers ] but i can't lie about my age because i've been around -- >> jimmy: you have a good smile. you should smile a lot. >> so this is when i realized nobody would believe how show business works. it's so crazy, right? like, i'm watching and they're shooting "the good wife," and it's a law drama, right? >> jimmy: sure. >> and so what they do first, they shoot a big, wide shot of the whole scene. it's a boardroom scene. they shoot a big, wide shot. then they shoot this whole scene again. now they've gotten in really close, like you only see two characters, you know. and when they walk out of the frame, we are picturing the rest of that room that we just saw, but it's not really there anymore. they've taken it all down, and
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it's all like on either side of the frame is like reflecting boards and boom operators and lights and directors and all this. and, you know, i don't know all the words. so, anyway, it's crazy. because, like, christine baranski will go, "i want those papers on my desk monday morning!" and then she's just -- [ laughter ] first of all, did you hear my knees? and she's in her high heels like this because she can't block the lighting for the rest of the scene. that's like in real life. she's like right out of the shot, like this. and then josh charles is like, "she's a piece of work, huh? i'll see you monday morning." [ laughter ] that's all that show business is. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. but it is. >> when we're watching "game of thrones" or all those things, that's what's happening. >> jimmy: it's fun. i love "game of thrones." >> oh, my god, please. >> jimmy: do you like watching "game of thrones"? >> oh, i love it so much! >> jimmy: i'm mid-season 2. >> bah, okay. i won't say anything.
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>> jimmy: okay, yeah, bah. >> but i'll tell you what bothers me. and very little, it's a perfect show. but they all wear like 900 pounds of armor. >> jimmy: yeah. >> nothing here. [ laughter ] i mean, do you know what the number one -- cause of death is in "game of throney" times? >> jimmy: head getting lobbed off. >> neck stab. >> jimmy: yeah, neck stab. >> throat slit. >> jimmy: yeah, i love it. you want someone to invent a good -- >> head chopped off. >> jimmy: -- a good throat shield. >> there is a fictional black smith from the fictional past that should be fired. >> jimmy: is there a throat shield -- >> i am lewis black mad about this. >> jimmy: no, i totally agree with you. that is one flaw. i watch that. i watch all the hbo things are good. "girls" is fantastic. >> love. >> jimmy: love "girls." >> so perfect. >> jimmy: "newsroom." that was good. >> i love that, too. >> jimmy: i do. >> no, i do, too. just -- i live in hollywood, so that's in the center of showbiz. >> jimmy: hello!
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>> i was at a party and aaron sorkin was there. >> jimmy: who does "newsroom." >> right. >> jimmy: who is a genius. >> "west wing," everything. >> jimmy: "social network." yeah, he's great. >> and he came over and we talked -- all right, this is going -- this will take a little rehearsal. i don't know if this is going to work. wait, you have to stand up. can you stand up? >> jimmy: okay. sure. >> okay, so -- >> jimmy: can i -- yes, i can stand up. [ laughter ] >> he came over -- can he stand up!? >> jimmy: that's how i got this job. "but can he stand up?" [ laughter ] >> oh, my god! [ cheers and applause ] okay, you're aaron sorkin. >> jimmy: okay, very good. >> we're talking. we have a nice -- i'm like, "i'm such a big fan" and blah, blah, blah. and we talk for, like, a paragraph or whatever that -- like a minute, two minutes. >> jimmy: you go by paragraphs? yeah, yeah. >> and then there's a beat, and i feel we're going -- we're gonna delve deeper in the same moment that he feels that this has been -- this is being wrapped up. so like, when i say, "go," or
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we'll make some sort of thing. go like -- go like, "nice to meet you." and walk away. okay? >> jimmy: okay. >> all right. so it's like -- i was going deeper. he was thinking it was over. i hope this works. ready? um -- okay, go. are you happy? >> jimmy: nice to meet you. >> oh. [ laughter ] that was perfect. >> jimmy: are you happy? more sarah silverman when we get back you guys. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ all turbotax experts are cpas
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we're here with the super awesome, super funny sarah silverman. now how's your dad going? because i always -- i know your dad from your book "bedwetter," which i love. it's an awesome book. >> thank you, thank you. >> jimmy: all the bedwetters out there should agree. this is a very inspiring book. and very funny. how's dad? >> he is great. he's watching this tomorrow morning when he wakes up, of course. he's sleeping. >> it's a morning show, our show. >> for the parents. okay, so i don't know if this will be funny, but he leaves me messages --
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he calls me every saturday. i never pick up, but he gets mad that i don't pick up. >> jimmy: yeah, you have to pick up. it's dad. >> no, no, because the messages are so good. [ laughter ] and this one is just from the other day. it's my stepmom and my dad called and he -- it's like he kind of knew -- should i put it on speaker? let me just see if this is funny. >> hi, honey. >> hey, sarah. i can see you're doing just what i say you're doing. you look down. you saw it was us. it lights up. you said [ bleep ] this. you put the phone back in your pocket. [ bleep ] you. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he just -- >> hi, honey. >> oh, [ bleep ]. oh, sorry. yeah, he goes, i know what you're doing, you look down, you see it's us, you put your phone back in your pocket. hey, [ bleep ] you. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hi, dad. he does it for the material, dad. it's not personal. we love you still. >> yeah, it's hard to understand him with the boston and the
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new hampshire of it all. >> jimmy: it's a good mix of stuff in there. i want to talk about not -- it's j-a-s-h, jash. >> yeah, jash. >> jimmy: jash. now, this is a combination of a bunch of funny people. tim and eric. you. >> tim and eric. >> jimmy: michael cera. reggie watts. how did all of this come about? did you guys just -- >> the common thread is daniel kellison, who wanted to put this together and just kind of got us all together. and we all agreed to do it because, i think, we all love each other, you know? i'm fans of all the guys. i think we're all very different comedically, but we like each other's stuff a lot. and i love those guys. >> jimmy: i'm fans of all those people. how'd you come up with jash? what does that mean? >> it means nothing. we literally were thinking of names. then we thought of and we're like, that sounds funny, because it's a random dude's name, like a bro's name. >> jimmy: josh. >> yeah, josh.
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>> jimmy: [ laughter ] >> and we had a million -- we're like -- guy's named blade, and like we just -- it doesn't matter. i mean, think about the show "friends." like, i remember, actually, when that pilot was going around, and i was like, "friends"? they're calling it "friends"? like, i thought it was so -- >> jimmy: unoriginal? >> don't say queer -- [ laughter ] but cheesy. god, i'm sorry. >> jimmy: yeah! >> my friends. but then you just go, "oh, it's 'friends.' you know what i mean? so it doesn't matter what it's called. you'll just associate it with the thing. so was like $1 million, and we're like, never mind. >> jimmy: josh is like, "i'm going to make so much money off" you're like, "no, you're making zero money off" >> you don't need, like, a funny came. you know, there's nothing worse than like a funny name. so we were like, "can't do josh, so let's just do jash." and so that's it. >> jimmy: i love that it didn't go further than that. no one was like, "no, we should try to think of one more name." >> what does it matter? >> jimmy nope, jash. perfect. anyways --
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>> we're like just call it jash. >> jimmy: let's get dinner. >> and we all go get dinner. >> jimmy: and then -- oh, you do? >> yeah. and at dinner we go -- well, maybe we should make it stand for something, retroactively, you know? >> jimmy: yeah. >> and then, it was perfect, their sensibilities came together so funnily, because tim heidecker from -- >> jimmy: "tim and eric." >> -- "tim and eric" goes, "just attitude!" and then michael cera goes, "so hey." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: just attitude so hey. it's perfect, jash. >> so that's what jash stands for. >> jimmy: that's what jash stands for. >> you're in the secret club. >> jimmy: and it's comedy content controlled by you comedians, by the comedians. which is great. >> yeah, we have total autonomy. it's just like -- it's not like we have all the money in the world, but if you wake up and have an idea, you can shoot it the next week. and there's always like enough to make it work and it's going to be -- you know, really, keep checking back, there's stuff on there now, but we're just building it and building it. >> jimmy: yeah, it's fun. >> it's so fun. >> jimmy: get there on the ground floor. i want to show a clip of this. this is called -- it's a clip, this is one of your -- one of your videos. it's called "sarah silverman is
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not, not a racist." >> and that's my sister, laura silverman in it. >> jimmy: and you and laura. look at this. [ car horn ] >> that's something for kyle. >> is that how you say his name? >> i don't know. >> oh, my god, sarah, do you remember knickers. >> yuck, i hate knickers! no, no. i didn't say what you thought i said. i was actually -- [ ding dong ] [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, my god. that's good. sarah silverman. check out her youtube channel, hugh dancy joins us next. come on back, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ what these young bloods have to understand that this game has always been and will always be about buckets. [ cheering ] drew? is that you? i got you, wes. just like old times.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is an emmy award nominated actor who stars alongside laurence fishburne -- gosh, i love laurence fishburne. -- in the hot new crime drama,
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"hannibal," which premieres tomorrow night, thursday at 10:00 p.m. right here on nbc. this series is really terrifying. it's so good. it's a tv show about hannibal lecter. [ audience ohs ] here to tell us all about it, a great actor. here's hugh dancy, everybody! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hugh -- hugh dancy, thank you for coming back to see us. congratulations. you and your awesome wife have a new little baby. >> we do, yeah. >> jimmy: congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ that's so exciting. >> yeah, it's wonderful. >> jimmy: and how's -- how's the family reacting to it? they all -- >> like, the rest of the family? >> jimmy: yeah. >> they've been great. they've done everything a family should do. >> jimmy: yeah. >> shouldn't do. >> jimmy: yeah. >> they were around, my parents. >> jimmy: yeah. >> her parents, when the baby was born. and it was wonderful. >> jimmy: so it was good? >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. it sounds like you're hiding a secret or something. >> no, no. it was truly -- it was great.
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they were -- [ talking over each other ] i mean, it's a bit of a minefield. >> jimmy: had a great time at the party. [ laughter ] and please invite me again. >> yeah. no, they were truly, were great. and they were considerate -- how can i put it? they were considerate in the advice they didn't offer us. >> jimmy: okay. >> if you know what i mean. >> jimmy: they just, like -- yeah. they just stayed out of it. >> yeah, they stayed out of it. they let us -- >> jimmy: you have to learn the lessons. yeah. >> yeah. >> jimmy: it's also like, i don't have to change any diapers. good luck. good luck. you've got to learn some time. >> oh, i remember that! >> jimmy: absolutely. i was doing this funny, interesting note about your dad is a professor in texas? >> he is now. he's in texas, yeah. >> jimmy: it's interesting to see because i think of england or something, your dad, as a professor. >> well, he's a professor of moral philosophy. i guess, when you hear that phrase, you don't jump to texas, necessarily. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i do, actually. no, no, no. i'm just kidding. no, i don't even know what that means, moral philosophy. i mean, i do a little bit, but
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yeah. it's a deep -- that's a deep cut. >> join the crowd. i have no idea. >> jimmy: and you just love him. he's always been -- [ talking over each other ] but you grew up in england, yeah? >> i grew up in england. yeah. i've been in new york about six years. i was -- i came over for a job, and i never left. >> jimmy: yeah, and then you just fell in love with an american girl? >> that was part of it, yeah. >> jimmy: you did it. yeah, yeah. claire danes, we love her. yeah, she's awesome. super. tell her we say hello. >> i shall. >> jimmy: we have to talk about "hannibal." this thing freaks me out. it makes me scared, but i'm excited to see it. it's frightening. but it's more -- it's very psychological, as well. it's deeper. >> right, yeah. it's not just, boo! >> jimmy: no, yeah, no. don't spoiler alert, by the way. spoiler alert! spoiler alert! there is a boo at the end. yeah, yeah, yeah. i don't want to ruin it for anybody. but "silence of the lambs," i mean, it's classic. >> it has a great pedigree, obviously.
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i guess at this point, it's a franchise. >> jimmy: and you kind of play the guy getting inside the mind of hannibal. i play will graham, who's a profiler, who's kind of unstable in his own rights. he has the gift, i suppose, of being able to project himself into the mind of violent criminals, which is an uncomfortable thing to be able to do. >> jimmy: but it's good. it's almost like fans of the british sherlock holmes, i think, will enjoy this. because if you see how sherlock holmes solves the crime -- he'll see the thing and go, "he must have come to the door" and blah, blah, blah. and then, he puts everything back together. >> i do a lot of that -- that thing. >> jimmy: with your fingers? >> yeah. >> jimmy: they edit it all -- again, spoiler alert. you're going to see a lot of this. >> yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and then, you go boo at the end. >> and there you go, it's a tv show. >> jimmy: and then, at the end you've got a tv show. yeah, and it's four hours long, every week. no, but you do kind of do that. you kind of work in reverse and go like, "oh, so this is how he must have killed." >> so there's, i guess, a device in the show, and what happens is, you see will literally reenacting the crimes that he is trying to understand.
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so he is walking the shoes of those killers and performing the acts that they performed. then, he has to deal with that when he wakes up. >> jimmy: i want to show a clip. here is hugh dancy having breakfast with hannibal lecter in the new crime show, "hannibal." watch this. >> a little poach and scramble to start the day. some eggs, some sausage. >> that is delicious, thank you. >> my pleasure. >> i would apologize for my analytical ambush. but i know i will soon be apologizing again, and you'll tie up that -- we saw. i have to consider using apologies sparingly. >> do keep it professional. >> or we could socialize like adults. god forbid we become friendly. >> i don't find you that interesting. >> you will.
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>> jimmy: oh, you will. [ cheers and applause ] by the way, there's brains in the sausage! there's brains in the sausage. now that you are an american -- now, i will say. >> everything but legally. >> jimmy: yes, exactly. we have to play a drinking game. >> great! >> jimmy: if you're on our show. are you down? >> yes. >> jimmy: let's do it. you guys, do not miss the premiere of "hannibal" thursday at 10:00 p.m. here on nbc. hugh dancy and i are drinking beer after the break. stick around! this is fun. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ it's been said that the best songs don't give answers, but instead ask questions. so why? why can a song change the world? because music is a force.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. i'm here with hugh dancy. he stars opposite laurence fishburne in the new crime drama, "hannibal," which premiers thursday at 10:00 p.m. here on nbc. to celebrate his great new tv series, hugh and i are about to play a round of giant quarters. which, as you can see, is just what it sounds like. we have a big red solo cup and a bunch of gigantic quarters. and we're gonna take turns trying to bounce the quarters
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into the cup. each time one of us makes a shot, the other one has to drink one of these cups of beer. these are ice cold bud light platinum. [ cheers ] first -- a good american beer. the first one to make two shots wins the game. hugh, why don't you go first, as my guest. >> thank you. ♪ >> jimmy: all right. good luck, buddy. ♪ [ audience ohs ] ♪ [ audience ohs ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: enjoy it. >> thank you. >> jimmy: oh! [ cheers and applause ] beautiful! beautiful. yes, after you. >> oh, my turn?
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♪ [ audience ohs ] ♪ [ audience ohs ] >> jimmy: you can do it! >> when do you leave this go -- >> jimmy: thank you. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] cheers. let's enjoy this together, buddy. [ cheers and applause ] our thanks to hugh dancy! watch "hannibal" thursdays at 10:00 p.m. on nbc. gordon lightfoot performs after the break. stick around, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ birds chirping ]
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: join us again tomorrow night. she is hosting "saturday night live" this weekend. the hilarious melissa mccarthy will be here. plus -- [ cheers and applause ] wwe superstar chris jericho will be dropping by! [ cheers and applause ] and we'll have music from ryan bingham, so you don't want to miss that. it's gonna be awesome. [ cheers and applause ] but guys, here we go. our next guest is a legendary and influential singer/songwriter. he's in the midst of his 50 years on the carefree highway tour, which resumes april 29th in minneapolis. performing his classic, "if you could read my mind," please welcome gordon lightfoot. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ if you could read my mind love what a tale my thoughts could tell ♪
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♪ just like an old time movie 'bout a ghost from a wishin' well ♪ ♪ in a castle dark or a fortress strong with chains upon my feet you know that ghost is me ♪ ♪ and i will never be set free as long as i'm a ghost that you can't see ♪ ♪ if i could read your mind love what a tale your thoughts could tell ♪ ♪ just like a paperback novel the kind that drugstores sell ♪ ♪ when you reach the part where the heartaches come the hero would be me but heroes often fail ♪ ♪ and you won't read that book again
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because the ending's just too hard to take ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i'd walk away like a movie star who gets burned in a three way script ♪ ♪ enter number two a movie queen to play the scene ♪ ♪ of bringing all the good things out in me ♪ ♪ but for now love let's be real ♪ ♪ i never thought i could act this way and i've got to say that i just don't get it ♪ ♪ i don't know where we went wrong but the feeling's gone and i just can't get it back ♪
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♪ ♪ if you could read my mind love what a tale my thoughts could tell ♪ ♪ just like an old time movie 'bout a ghost from a wishin' well ♪ ♪ in a castle dark or a fortress strong with chains upon my feet but stories always end ♪ ♪ and if you read between the lines you'll know that i'm just tryin' to understand ♪ ♪ the feeling's that we lack i never knew i could feel this way ♪ ♪ and i've got to say that i just don't get it i don't know where we went wrong ♪ ♪ but the feeling's gone and i just can't
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get it back ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about! thank you so much! awesome! gordon lightfoot! [ cheers and applause ] fantastic, beautiful. see him on the 50 years on the carefree highway tour this spring. visit for an exclusive bonus performance. my thanks to sarah silverman, hugh dancy. gordon lightfoot once again! [ cheers and applause ] and the greatest band in late night, the roots, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for carson daly. thank you for watching. have a great night. i hope to see you tomorrow! thank you so much. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television captions by vitac ♪ >> carson: well, hello, you've tuned into "last call." i'm your host, carson daly, and i am in new york city coming to you from the cutting room. we have another great show for you tonight. in the "spotlight," we feature the incredible documentary film, "no place on earth."
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in the music slot, we head to the troubadour for a couple of performances from delta rae. but first, we take the time to welcome a pulitzer prize winner to the show. in 2006, "the looming tower" became an instant classic and the go-to book on the history of al-qaeda. today, "going clear" promises to do the same for the secretive world of scientology. from the hollywood tower, this is best-selling author, lawrence wright. ♪ >> you sure have a lot of cameras here. >> carson: yep. and they're all pointed at you. >> huh. how about that. it feels like a firing squad. >> carson: these two are mysteriously not here normally. they must be from the church. [ laughs ] ♪ mr. wright, great to see you. you're no stranger to studying religion-based organizations. you won the pulitzer for "the looming tower" on al-qaeda. you set your sights now on scientology. why? >> well, i'm so intrigued by why people believe on thing rather than another. especially in america when you can believe anything you want. i mean, most countries aren't like that. we have this kind of spiritual


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