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milestone. nasa's mars rover now has more than 25 miles on its odometer. that's a record for the so-called off earth driving. the mars rover which landed on the red planet in 2004 was only supposed to complete a 90-day mission and travel about a half a mile. they're at 25 miles, and it's still going strong. >> wow. >> that's going to do it for us. thank you so much for joining us. we hope to see you tomorrow. >> good night. >> bye-bye. >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- vin diesel, aubrey plaza,
musical guests, will.i.am and cody wise, and featuring the legendary roots crew. and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very much. welcome. that's what i'm talking about right there. hey. looking good! [ cheers and applause ] welcome, welcome, everyone -- to "the tonight show." welcome, welcome. here's what everyone is talking about. last night, of course, was the big "bachelorette" finale. [ cheers and applause ] that's my jam.
that's my show. yeah. it was down to two great guys, josh and nick. but, ultimately, andi went with josh. [ scattered cheers ] yeah. she said, "after looking into her heart and doing a lot of soul-searching that he was the person she wants to spend the rest of her publicity tour with." [ laughter ] and it's just so sweet, when you think about it. sweet. very cute. amazing. [ cheers and applause ] of course, nick says he's heartbroken, lonely, devastated and whatever else he has to say to be the next bachelor. [ laughter ] chris, come on. >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: this is kind of cool. a man in maryland claims that he found one of president obama's custom golf balls in the woods near the golf course where the president played over the weekend. yeah. obama said he's been looking for his balls for a while, and -- [ laughter ] then democrats said, "yeah, we know." [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: oh! oh!
>> jimmy: it seems like obama has been taking a lot of heat from everyone lately. yesterday, texas governor rick perry said the obama administration has failed his constitutional duty to secure the border. those are pretty strong words from the texas governor. but he didn't stop there. perry went on to say, "there can be no national security without border security." [ laughter ] "the federal government is required by the constitution to secure the border." [ laughter ] "people should feel our borders are secure, secure enough to eat whatever you want and not have to worry about if anyone is taking a picture of it that will haunt you for the rest of your life." [ cheers and applause ] you got a point. >> steve: oh, my gosh. >> jimmy: some important news for travelers here. the tsa is offering a a $5,000 reward for the best idea on how to speed up airport security lines. so far, the best idea is making a line for people who know what they're doing and another line
for people who have never been to an airport before! [ cheers and applause ] i take my belt -- i take my belt off? >> steve: yes, sir. >> jimmy: yeah, you can't -- anything metal, you take it off. oh, good god. [ laughter ] take my wallet out? yes, if it's in your pocket, you take it out of your pocket! everything out of your pocket. oh. >> steve: my keys? >> jimmy: yeah, your keys too, yeah. you take it out of your pocket. >> steve: well, what about my second belt? >> jimmy: second belt? you take both belts off! >> steve: i don't want my pants falling off. >> jimmy: i'ma put -- i'm holding on to my laptop. someone might steal it. [ laughter ] no, you put the laptop through the -- >> steve: i do what with my shoes? >> jimmy: you take your shoes off! >> steve: aw, that sounds crazy. >> jimmy: get rid of this guy. [ laughter ] well, this video is making the rounds today. peyton manning was at training camp with the denver broncos this week when they played one of his favorite college songs. his favorite songs from while he was in college. anyways, check out his dance moves.
♪ [ country music plays ] [ applause ] >> jimmy: with moves like that, you can tell he was a a quarterback and definitely not a quarter black. [ audience oohs ] [ applause ] >> steve: oh! eh-oh! oh-eh! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: can we see that dance again? i think it might work better with a different song. ♪ turn down for what >> jimmy: yeah, that's it. yeah, that's what i thought. yeah, much better. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ turn down for what yeah. that's almost twerking almost. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, that's good. >> steve: twerk it. >> jimmy: i saw that miley cyrus was just in the news for tattooing a smiley face on her assistant's ankle. when asked if he minded getting the tattoo, billy ray said, "i'm just happy to be working." [ laughter ] >> steve: hey. whoa.
[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that can't be true. >> steve: that can't -- that's a joke. >> jimmy: he's not -- that's a -- >> steve: i think that's a a joke. >> jimmy: that was a joke? >> steve: yeah, that was a a joke. that's not true. >> jimmy: yeah, that's not true. [ laughter ] i don't know if you've seen this or not, but arby's has come out with a new sandwich. they're calling it the "mega meat stacker." [ laughter ] it has three different kinds of meat. it has turkey, ham and corned beef. although, i thought it was weird when they put finger quotes around each of those. it's just that -- [ laughter ] "ham. we have turkey. [ laughter ] right? yeah, we can say turkey. and, uh -- and a third -- a third protein. [ laughter ] you can kind of call it -- we can call it corned beef. we trademarked it." >> steve: corn. >> jimmy: spelled with a "k." >> steve: yeah. "k." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: arby's special -- >> steve: and beef is with three es. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] yeah, you can -- this -- that's definitely corned beef. absolutely. yeah. it's meat. [ laughter ] that's right. arby's has the new sandwich
with three different kinds of meats, or as chris christie calls that, a menage a trois. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: oh! >> jimmy: you saw it coming! >> steve: hey! hey! >> jimmy: did you guys see this? cheese chester is one of the pittsburgh pirates mascots. they were racing around -- some race around the stadium -- and he fell and broke his foot during a race. one of the mascots. [ audience awws ] he was in the lead and he turned around to taunt the other mascots. and he fell down. take a look. it's -- >> cheese chester in the pierogi race. >> jimmy: he's a pierogi. and he fell down there. yeah, no. but he's not kidding. that's not -- he actually is hurt. >> what happened? he went down. >> jimmy: he actually is just hurt and it's just -- yeah. so anyway, he's getting better. [ light laughter ] but that's bad news. i mean, you never want to see your mascot get injured. we hope, we hope a quick recovery for cheese. [ laughter ] and we're lucky our mascot, hashtag the panda, has never injured himself on the job. is he here?
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ oh. oh. hey! oh. i think i spoke too soon. i hope he's okay. hashtag, are you okay? oh, he needs help! [ laughter ] maybe i should call his wife. oh, never -- he's not married, but -- hashtag, are you okay. it seems like he's in -- he's in good hands. hashtag the panda, everyone. thank you, hashtag. >> steve: aww. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: oh, my goodness. seems like he's in good hands, right? he should be okay. i mean, i probably -- probably shouldn't make him dance again. i mean, it wouldn't be -- ♪ [ cheers and applause ] all right. [ laughter and applause ]
>> steve: oh. >> jimmy: is he still out there? ♪ all right now. all right. all right. [ laughter ] >> steve: oh, oh, ha, ha. and finally, everybody is still talking about this "fifty shades of grey" trailer that just came out. [ cheers and applause ] millions of hits on youtube. and with all of the hype, we wanted to see what the roots thought of it. so, we asked each of them to watch it so we could tape their reactions. [ laughter ] but here's the catch. you know those scary faces that sometimes can pop up in youtube videos? we added one of those. [ laughter and applause ] take a look at what happened. ♪ ♪
[ screaming ] >> oh [ bleep ]! [ laughter ] ♪ [ screaming ] [ laughter ] [ screaming ] >> oh [ bleep ]! [ laughter ] ♪ [ screaming ] [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> why? why? why do we do this? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: what a great show! give it up for the roots out there! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, this is great. that was such a great reaction, man. sorry we did that to you guys.
i'm sorry. it was funny, though. [ laughter ] is that right? he's doing -- he's doing better? >> steve: yeah. can we check -- >> you want to check -e >> jimmy: you want to check on hashtag? i want to make sure he's -- ♪ oh, is he's all right? [ cheers ] hashtag! ♪ [ applause ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hashtag, is he all -- hashtag, are you okay, buddy? you want to do one more? ♪ [ laughter ] uh -- >> steve: oh. >> jimmy: you know what was great to see rick loveland was here today. >> steve: yeah. god bless, rick. >> jimmy: and rick loveland was a great guy. he was a vice president of "late night" for forever. "saturday night live" and -- and "late night" and "the tonight show," of course. and he helped shape our show on "late night" and make us the show we are. so, props to rick loveland. good to see that guy. [ cheers and applause ] good man. it was great to see him.
good to see him. smart guy. we've got a great week of shows ahead. julia roberts is coming on the show this week. >> steve: what? >> jimmy: heidi klum, martin lawrence will be here. we'll have performances from temple and aloe blacc. it's going to be a good week. [ cheers and applause ] tivo it. set your dvr. but first, we got a fantastic show tonight. we're excited to have him on the show. from "guardians of the galaxy," vin diesel is here! [ cheers and applause ] he's a good dude. plus, she's a very funny actress with a new movie called "life after beth." aubrey plaza is dropping by. [ cheers and applause ] she's a pal. we love her. and we got great music from will.i.am and cody wise. >> steve: whoa! [ cheers and applause ] he knows how to do it. >> steve: he knows how to do it. >> jimmy: i love will.i.am. he's great, man. one more thing, also. starting this friday -- do we have the picture here? yeah. yeah. this friday, you can check out our own tariq trotter in the new james brown biopic. [ cheers and applause ]
"get on up." there he is! in the new james brown biopic, "get on up." tariq, what is going on in that one? [ laughter ] you're not james brown. >> steve: what was that? >> jimmy: i don't know what he's doing. he's ruining the movie, man. [ laughter ] >> steve: is that a wig? >> jimmy: no, improvising there. guys, it's time to take a look at the stories making headlines today and weigh the good with the bad. it's time for "pros and cons." here we go. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ pros and cons and pros and cons and pros ♪ >> jimmy: tonight, we'll look at the pros and cons of a a joe biden presidency. [ laughter ] he hasn't announced anything yet, but there's speculation he might run for president in 2016. let's take a look at the pros and cons of a joe biden presidency. here we go. pro, he'll no longer be number two. [ laughter ] con, he'll still giggle when you say number two. [ laughter ] >> steve: yeah! that's what i love about him. >> jimmy: pro, he believes in a a bright future for the middle east. con, mostly because he thinks that the middle east is one of
kim and kanye's kids. that's not -- [ laughter ] northwest, middle east. yeah, no, i get the -- >> steve: southwest. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pro, for a secretary of state, he'll pick someone who is fluent in several languages and well-traveled. con, dora the explorer. that says that -- [ laughter and applause ] strong choice. >> steve: you can go a lot worse. >> jimmy: yeah, you can do worse. pro, he's looking forward to working closely with the fbi. con, he still thinks it stands for "female body inspector." [ laughter ] that's -- that was grade school. >> steve: you would think he would learn that by now. >> jimmy: i know. >> steve: he's been in the government a long time. >> jimmy: pro, biden has already spent hours in the oval office. con, mostly spinning around in president obama's chair. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: wee! >> steve: wee! [ applause ] [ impersonating obama ] >> jimmy: "joe, get out. get out, joe. he's your snack." [ laughter ] "then, it's naptime." pro, he's not afraid to ask the tough, hard-hitting questions. con, like, "why didn't andi choose nick on 'the bachelorette.'" [ laughter ] america wants to know! >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: pro, watching him put
his right hand on the bible to recite the presidential oath. con, watching him make ls with both hands to figure out which is right and which is left. [ laughter ] that's how you got to do that. >> steve: you got to know. >> jimmy: and finally, pro, his first order of business? strengthen the economy. con is second order of business? kill voldemort. [ laughter ] there you go! that's the pros and cons, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with vin diesel! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ it's olive garden's first ever alfredo three course.
>> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about right there! you feel the energy right here! >> i feel the energy! >> jimmy: as a new yorker. >> this is new york. >> jimmy: this is it. you're a new yorker. welcome to new york. >> this is what happens when a a new yorker comes home. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's exactly what happens. yeah. what were you like as a kid? what did you get up to in the summer in new york city? what would you do? >> well, i was -- i went and -- [ laughter ] -- used to go to this pool, the swimming pool, called the carmine street pool. >> jimmy: oh, really? >> and we used to steal potato chips before we went there and pudding and all kinds of food. and it's where -- >> jimmy: from the concession stand? >> from any local bodega. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you were a thief. >> i was a thief. >> jimmy: you were a no-good thief. >> i was bad. my twin brother was a really good thief. because he would take his towel with him, and he would go in the back, and he would roll all the potato chips --
like i said, potato chips -- >> jimmy: yeah. >> the potato chips in the towel, and i would have to beg him for some potato chips after we went swimming. >> jimmy: he would just wrap it around his neck. >> he would wrap it around his neck. and we learned how to swim in carmine street pool. which was that pool that was in "raging bull." >> jimmy: oh, really? that's where you learned how to swim. >> that's where we learned how to swim. >> jimmy: -- on the street -- >> hey! >> jimmy: you'd use them as floatees. floatees. that's how you learn. >> potato chip bags. >> jimmy: potato chip bags, yeah. >> with air in it. yeah. those were our floatees. >> jimmy: i also want to ask you about this. because now you're vin diesel, you're a big movie star now, you're mr. cool. but you were very into dungeons and dragons. [ laughter ] i just want to know where that switch went -- >> what happened there? >> jimmy: yeah, how does that work? because i was never -- >> you never played with 20-sided die? >> jimmy: i think you needed friends to play that game, and i didn't have that. >> yeah. [ light laughter ] i was lucky, because i grew up in artist housing. in the village called west step. and we were just a --
there were a whole bunch of out of work artists. and if you made more than $10,000 a year, you were kicked out of the building. and so all of these children of artists were, you know, fantasy role players. and we just started playing dungeons and dragons. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: did -- [ cheers ] i want to hear more. [ cheers and applause ] i want to hear more about this. did you create your own fantasy characters? did your character have a name? did you make up a name? [ laughter ] >> i had several names, jimmy. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: can you give us a a clue? >> yes. there was a character named melcore at one point. >> jimmy: you were melcore. >> melcore. >> jimmy: and how did you come up with melcore? just came up with it? >> i went into the glossary of "the simarillion," tolkien -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i mean, i can't believe you became who you are.
[ laughter ] "the simarillion," i don't even know what that is. is that like a hidden "lord of the rings" book? >> yeah. >> jimmy: oh, my goodness gracious. >> it was a book that came after "lord of the rings." but nobody read it. don't worry about it. >> jimmy: you were a geek when you were a kid, oh, my god! so melcore is in there. >> a melcore's in there. and, yeah. i mean, i kind of became who i am because i played dungeons and dragons. >> jimmy: oh, i guess, it's role playing. it's acting. >> yeah. >> jimmy: absolutely. >> we acted of -- every time we played, for the first couple hours, we would just be talking. and then once we started getting into the game -- [ deep growly voice ] everything changed! >> jimmy: i am melcore! don't mess with melcore! [ cheers and applause ] i played world of warcraft once. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and felicia day helped me. >> only once? >> jimmy: only once. i just kept getting killed. >> awkward. >> jimmy: people just kept coming up and killing me. and som she said, "come up with
a cool name." she said maybe rhyme, like, with one of your favorite candies or something and you can use that to rhyme off that. and that's how you come up with names. which i thought maybe melcore might have been like milky way or something. i don't know. [ light laughter ] i couldn't even think of candy. i was like, starburst, stargon. devarnon. [ laughter ] so my character was devarnon. so if you see devarnon in warcraft, just kill him. >> i like that. oh, come on! >> jimmy: i'm not using him right now. >> what class did you choose? >> jimmy: what was he? he was a big -- he had white hair, i know that. and he was purple. and he was -- he looked like vin diesel. [ laughter ] he was like really -- that type of build. it was pretty awesome. he was good. >> nice. >> jimmy: yeah. but you've been acting since dungeons and dragons. but you had to have other jobs, odd jobs, in between acting. >> well i started acting at a a young age. >> jimmy: yep. >> i started acting at 7 years old in the city. but i was hustling to get off-off-off broadway work. >> jimmy: yep. >> and so because of that, i always wanted to keep my daytime free to chase this
dream. >> jimmy: sure. >> and i had to work nights. >> jimmy: like -- this is what i'm kind of getting at. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you think of jobs. you think of odd jobs, yeah. and i don't really think of street performers, dancers, a a two-man street performing. >> we were break dancing in the 80s, and we used to breakdance -- [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: did you have two-man crew? >> well, we started out with a a five-man crew. and, you know, we just had to cut the fat. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you fired the other guys? >> well, we made more money. >> jimmy: what, did you have a a name? >> at the time, we were called the ultimate two. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: were you ever the ultimate five? >> we kind of rebranded ourselves. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: so what was the
ultimate two? what would you look like? >> we looked pretty cool. >> jimmy: yeah? like what? >> like "beat street" -- like i think i was an extra in "beat street." >> jimmy: yeah. >> did you ever hear of "beat street"? >> jimmy: yeah, "beat street, king of the beat." yeah. >> yeah, that's right. that's it. >> jimmy: i heard of "beat street." i don't know -- in between playing -- he loves it when i rap. [ laughter ] >> i was impressed. >> jimmy: i'm a quarterback. yeah, i'm a quarterback for the football team. you couldn't show us some dance moves, could you? >> i'll tell you what. [ cheers and applause ] i got -- >> jimmy: come on. >> you're evil, jimmy. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: come one! yeah, yeah!
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>> jimmy: we're back with the one and only, new york's own, vin diesel right there. [ cheers and applause ] we've got to talk about -- "guardians of the galaxy" is out on friday. and man, oh, man, it's a big movie. i've got to say, the soundtrack to this movie is amazing. >> it's sensational. >> jimmy: i think this is my favorite soundtrack of the year. >> me too. me too. >> jimmy: who picked all the songs? >> the irony is most of the time the soundtrack is done after post. but for this soundtrack, it was written into the first draft of the script by james gunn, the director. so he was that forward thinking. >> jimmy: i want him to make me a mixtape. >> yeah. >> jimmy: 'cause it's really good. >> it's incredible. >> jimmy: i think -- so in the movie, chris pratt's character, before he gets sucked up into space by aliens -- >> it's an awesome mix. >> jimmy: the only thing he has with him is a cassette tape of a mix of songs his mother made him. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: so it's like a party mix on a cassette tape. >> it's so cool. >> jimmy: so that's what he listens to. but it's like "hooked on a a feeling" by blue swede. everyone knows that "ooga-chaka," yeah.
[ cheers and applause ] "go all the way." >> and my son, my 3-year-old son, saw the movie. so now he sings "hooked on a a feeling." >> jimmy: he does "ooga-chaka, ooga-chaka." >> he does. my daughter does the "ooga-chaka, ooga, ooga, ooga." but my son just kind of leans forward and squints his eyes and goes -- ♪ i'm hooked on a feeling [ laughter ] ♪ i'm high on believing >> jimmy: i mean, come on. >> it's so adorable. >> jimmy: dude, that's great. anyways, you've got to check this thing out. it's pretty wild and pretty fun. >> it's a great soundtrack. >> jimmy: can your kids -- did you take them to see the movie? >> i did take them to see the movie. >> jimmy: kids can't see most of your movies. >> they can't see any of my movies. >> jimmy: no. [ laughter ] >> yeah, it's been a while since i did "the pacifier," but -- [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey, sequel. sequel! >> it's been ten years since i've done a movie that they could see. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and i did take them to see the movie. and it was an incredible experience. >> jimmy: they loved it. to hear daddy -- because you're a tree in this. >> i'm a -- >> jimmy: well, a moving -- >> i'm a tree. >> jimmy: you really are. >> i really am a tree.
>> jimmy: this is -- right there, that's him. >> no, we're not joking. i'm a tree, guys! >> jimmy: yes, he is a tree. i mean, that's -- look at this. so fun. >> it is such a great character. i mean, he's actually the one that -- my son picked the role for me. marvel sent over a book of conceptual art. it showed all these characters. i brought the book home and went to the kids and said, "which character do you think marvel wants daddy to play?" and they pointed to the tree. >> jimmy: hilarious. and your character's name is groot. >> my character's name is groot. >> jimmy: and he only can say three words. >> he only says "i am groot." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i am groot. >> again and again and again and again and again -- throughout the whole movie. >> jimmy: you have do it different -- emotionally do it different -- if you're happy, you go, "i'm groot!" >> yeah, exactly. it was very challenging because of that. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: here's the cool thing. i heard you had to do this in different languages for when the movie goes worldwide. >> first time i ever did a a movie in multiple languages. >> jimmy: yeah.
>> jimmy: i want to see if -- i'll test you. just see if you remember how to do it in these languages. >> okay. >> jimmy: ready? french. [ laughter ] >> je suis groot. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: spanish. >> soy groot. >> jimmy: you know, your voice went deeper for that one. >> i know. >> jimmy: good, because the first one you were like "je suis groot." >> you're right. it's not there. >> jimmy: mandarin. >> mandarin. that's a tricky one. well, they don't say -- >> jimmy: vin, mandarin. [ laughter ] [ speaking in mandarin ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's the best right there. i want to show everyone a clip. here's vin diesel as groot in "guardians of the galaxy."
take a look at this. >> you see it? >> yeah. >> there's a battery behind us. purplish box, green wires. to get into that watch tower, i definitely need it. >> how are we supposed to do that? >> well, supposedly these bald bodies find you attractive, so maybe you can work out some sort of trade. >> you must be joking. >> no, i really heard they find you attractive. >> look, it's 20 feet up in the air, and it's in the middle of the most heavily guarded part of the prison. it's impossible to get up there without being seen. >> i have one plan and that plan requires a battery, so figure it out! >> ugh! >> can i get back to it? thanks. now, this is important. once the battery is removed, everything is going to slam into emergency mode. once we have it, we've got to move quickly. so you definitely need to get that last. [ alarms ] >> or we can just get it first and improvise. >> jimmy: there you go, vin diesel. "guardian of the galaxy" is in theaters and imax 3d on friday.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you know our next guest from the nbc comedy "parks and recreation." she also has two new movies coming out. "about alex" which is in theaters and on demand august 8th and "life after beth" which is avilable exclusiely on directv and in theaters august 15th. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome aubrey plaza! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. aubrey! >> jimmy! >> jimmy: you look gorgeous. thank you for coming on the show. i haven't seen you in a while. >> i love being on the show, jimmy. it's where i feel most comfortable in my own skin. >> jimmy: exactly. of course, yeah. not at all.
but i want to know about this. because i follow you on twitter, all the time. i keep up with you and see what you're doing. and i just want to know -- this is you hanging out with richard simmons. and i just want to know, how does this come about? and what is this? and is everything okay? [ laughter ] >> um, everything is fine. >> jimmy: good. >> um, i -- >> jimmy: i love richard simmons. >> me too. i took an exercise class with him. with my friend danny franzese. and it was really intense. and -- >> jimmy: what was he like -- he was your trainer? >> he was -- he was -- i think, yeah. it's a studio called richard slimmons studio? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: was he an impersonator? >> no, that's him. >> jimmy: did he change his name to richard slimmons? >> no, i think that's the name of the studio. it was a while ago. but it was fun. he yelled at me a lot. he's like really aggressive. >> jimmy: what? >> the only thing i remember from that class is he kept screaming at me -- "come on, princess eyes!" "harder, princess eyes!"
and he called me princess eyes, which was like my nickname. >> jimmy: so you got a a nickname? we met him once. roots, do you remember we met richard simmons? we were doing the thanksgiving day parade and we were on the float. and we were all just waving. [ laughter ] it was really fun. and we heard, "roots, roots, jimmy." and we were looking and we turned around. and i'm not kidding. richard simmons was on a a glittery seahorse. [ laughter ] >> wow. >> jimmy: he's on a glittery seahourse. and i'm not joking. we all looked over and waved at him. tariq was standing right next to me, he took his leg and pulled it behind his head and just waved at us. [ laughter ] >> wow. [ applause ] >> jimmy: unbelievable. i'll never forget it. it really happened. it really happened. not kidding. [ applause ] >> sounds like a nightmare. >> jimmy: no, it was a dream come true. >> dream come true, yeah. >> jimmy: something. we never really talked about it, but -- [ laughter ] except with our therapists, but that's about it. [ laughter ] but i know you stay really active. i wish i saw, you're in -- a women's basketball league?
>> yes. >> jimmy: what is this? 'cause i want to go see it. i want to go see you play basketball. >> you can come see it every tuesday night. i'm on a team, we're called the pistol shrimp. >> jimmy: the pistol shrimp. >> and we play in the l.a. women's league. that's me right there giving the finger. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. very nice. appreciate that. >> we're a really serious basketball team. >> jimmy: no, you're not. [ laughter ] >> yeah, we are. yeah. actually, i have a message from the captain that i wanted to read. >> jimmy: you keep your iphone there? >> yeah. the captain of our basketball team wanted to say this message to all of our haters. because we don't like haters. and she said, "just say, 'look, jimmy, we love to ball and we ball hard. no haters allowed. you're either with us or against us and may god help you if you're against us, because we will dunk on your ass so hard!'" >> jimmy: hey, whoa, whoa, whoa, hey!
put that back in your cleavage. we don't like that type of language. >> all right. >> jimmy: all right. but are you good? >> um, we're terrible. >> jimmy: yeah, all right. thank you. well -- makes sense -- >> we're not terrible. we're not great. we've won a couple games. >> jimmy: okay. >> and we've gotten our ass kicked real bad. >> jimmy: is it true that one time you played -- you were playing in the game and you just asked someone from the other team to give you the ball? >> uh, that is a tactic that i -- [ laughter ] it's called psychological basketball. >> jimmy: no, it's not. >> yeah it is. >> jimmy: i can tell that you're making it up right now. >> i don't care. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: did it work? >> yeah, she gave it to me. yeah. the thing is, what was happening, in all honesty -- we were down by like maybe 50 points. >> jimmy: oh my god! >> the other point guard, who
was really good, was like dribbling, and they had the ball. and i was defending her, and she was like dribbling. and she was like, "yo, can i get a picture with you after the game?" and i was like, "if you give me the ball right now. just hand it to me." and she was like, "all right." because she didn't give a a [ bleep ] because they were kicking our ass. >> jimmy: yeah. >> so she gave it to me and i made a layup. and it was really anti-climatic. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: we have footage of the layup that was heard around the world. here is aubrey plaza making a a layup. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that is so you! that is so you. you think you'd jump up and down or do something. but, no, you're just like "yeah, whatever." >> we were down by 50 points. >> jimmy: you were down by 50. i want to talk about your movie, "life after beth." it's the first-ever rom-com-zom-dram. >> that's right. it's a rom-com-zom-dram. >> jimmy: now, explain what that is. >> it's a -- >> jimmy: romantic comedy. >> --romantic comedy zombie
drama. >> jimmy: okay. perfect. so first, you get bit by a a snake. >> yes. >> jimmy: and you start turning into a zombie. >> yes. >> jimmy: well, you die and come back as a zombie. >> yes. i -- you don't see me get bit by a snake, but the movie starts at my funeral. and i've died, my character. and then i reappear. and you're not really sure why. there's something kind of off about me. and then throughout the movie i slowly transform into a zombie. >> jimmy: but i do want to show a clip of aubrey plaza in "life after beth." take a look. >> get down. down. everything's cool. >> everything's cool. ah! ah! >> beth, will you just calm down? >> where did he go? >> i was just -- i was just going around the car. >> ah! i didn't want you to go away. i felt alone. you could die.
>> it's okay. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's it. rom-com-zom-dram. aubrey plaza, "life after beth" is available exclusively on directv and in theaters august 15th. will.i.am and cody wise perform next. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] hot pockets sandwiches have the protein and fuel to fire you up. ♪ hot pockets! got protein to pleeease! ♪ ♪ cuz every bite has got my hot ham and cheeeeese! ♪ hey piñata! i got energyyy! ♪ ♪ from my, my hot pockets! my hot pockets! ♪ with the protein of premium hickory ham and 100% real cheese... it's food that fires you up! ♪ hot pockets! my hot pockets! ♪ nestle. good food, good life.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest recently hit number one on the u.k. charts with their single "it's my birthday." yeah. look at the cool logo there, too. i like that. they're here to perform it tonight for the first time on u.s. television -- with a little help from the roots. please welcome will.i.am and cody wise! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ hey, uh hey, uh ♪ ♪ it's my birthday it's my birthday i'mma spend my money it's my birthday ♪ ♪ it's my birthday i'mma spend my money it's my birthday it's my birthday ♪ ♪ i'mma live my fantasy it's my birthday it's my birthday i'mma live my fantasy ♪ ♪ i'mma turned up we can turn up we can take it higher we can burn up ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to vin diesel, aubrey plaza, will.i.am and cody wise! [ cheers and applause ] and, of course, the roots right there, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great night. i hope to see you tomorrow! buh-bye!