tv Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC October 30, 2012 12:35am-1:35am EDT
♪ though i'm far away i know i'll stay i know i'll stay ♪ ♪ right there with you and though it might be too late what would you say ♪ ♪ what would you say what would you do ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jay: two door cinema club! nice job, gentlemen. thanks, guys! thanks! i want to thank my guests, simon cowell, britney spears and billy gardell! and of course, two door cinema club. tomorrow night, john c. reilly will be here. but, "jimmy fallon" coming up next, jimmy! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
>> jimmy: hey, everybody. this is jimmy fallon. i'm here on 50th street in manhattan. hurricane sandy is on its way, and i'm hoping if you're watching, you're at home, you're safe, you're warm. we sent our audience home so that they can be safe and warm, but we're here. all of our guests came, which is big for us. we were worried that we weren't going to get guests, but we got some good ones here. from "saturday night live," seth meyers is going to be on the show tonight. "weekend update," he's a funny guy. we have from "top chef" -- hey! this is a rotating -- do you want to hop in with me? we have padma lakshmi. wow, she's just awesome and fun to be around and just fun to talk to and gorgeous on top of that. and we have the one and only, director robert zemeckis. he has a movie called "flight"
that's coming out this week with denzel washington. he shows his butt in the movie. anyways -- hey, how are you? we also have a great band on the show tonight. imagine dragons are the band on the show tonight. they're so good. let me give you a taste of what they sound like. ♪ so this will be the stuff you'll be jamming out to tonight. we're about to go upstairs to our studio. there's no audience tonight, so you are the audience. so imagine laughter, imagine fun, imagine excitement. here we are -- live in new york city. it's time for "late night." >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- and featuring the legendary roots crew.
and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very much. thank you. [ scattered applause ] welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. please, please keep it down. thank you for being here tonight. here's what people are talking about, you guys. hurricane sandy is here, and it's causing all sorts of problems, as you can see. we're just happy just to be doing the show tonight because the storm has forced a lot of shows to shut down production, including "maury." yeah, it was a little frustrating when maury was like, "jeff, the paternity test is in, and you are -- going to have to wait two days for the results,
okay." movies, yeah. [ laughter ] on to movies -- they're not doing much better. they're not doing much better, higgins. >> steve: no, not at all. >> jimmy: they're saying that the weekend box office took a major hit because of preparation for sandy. and also because no one knows what the hell a "cloud atlas" is. i saw it, i still don't know what it is. theater owners -- don't clap. [ laughter ] if you clap, it might start another clap and then -- >> steve: that was clap laughter. >> jimmy: -- then we'll be sitting here clapping, and i think the lights go on and off. [ laughter ] it's an old system. oh man, it's crazy, though. it's just a weird -- it's a weird time. theater owners here in new york had to cancel all broadway shows today. many performers were having trouble making it into the city. and you could tell by that one show, "blue man guy." [ laughter ] that was -- although good. i mean, they didn't need an intermission. i'll tell you that. [ laughter ] yesterday, you guys, president
obama said that americans should take warnings about hurricane sandy seriously. so step one, give it a name other than sandy. i mean, come on sounds like -- [ john travolta voice ] sandy, swear to god, i mean, sandy. i mean, like, you're like, frankenstorm, right? i can't believe this. sandy! ♪ stranded at the drive in ♪ [ laughter ] trust me, "stranded at the drive in" is going to be the big hit. [ laughter ] this is big news -- >> steve: you're performing as if there was an audience. >> jimmy: well, i'm assuming that people at home will be watching either on their laptops or get their generators out. and then they're going to want to see -- and they're going to want to leave room to laugh and breathe. ♪ stranded at the drive in ♪ everybody. >> steve: your windshields is multiplying. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's pretty quick. finally, here's some more good news. the organizers of the new york city marathon are saying that this sunday's race
will definitely not be affected by the hurricane -- or won by an american. we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots right there. ♪ i can't stand the rain on my window bringing back sweet memories ♪ ♪ can't stand the rain >> jimmy: a little tina turner there. right? >> questlove: yeah. >> jimmy: "private dancer," by the way, i never knew what that song was about. what is it about? [ laughter ] she can dance to any music. >> steve: right. >> jimmy: she doesn't care, man. >> steve: no, she doesn't care, because she's your dancer for money -- oh. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hey, everybody. thank you for tuning in. we really appreciate this. i hope everyone is at home and safe during the storm. a couple of things i wanted to mention. you can follow all the latest updates and emergency announcements by going to the
red cross website at www.redcross.org. or, the fema hurricane preparedness site at www.ready.gov/hurricanes. oh, man. what if you're -- are you going to type that out? >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: an emergency is happening. >> steve: well, you got to fema it out. >> jimmy: i know, but what is it again? it's -- www.ready.gov/hurricanes. >> steve: forward slash hurricanes. >> jimmy: forward slash. that's confusing, you know what i'm saying? i want to make sure everyone knows what to type. [ laughter ] can i see it? >> steve: there you go, there you go. wait, move the mouse. >> jimmy: i'm just going to lay down and make sure everything is covered so that all the black -- so, you can read it. >> steve: there you go. >> jimmy: you go there. you feel like getting prepared. you go there right now. >> steve: dot ready, dot gov, forward slash hurricanes. >> jimmy: that's hurricanes, yeah. and the red cross, that's just www.redcross.org. and of course, follow the mayor
on twitter, or governor christie's great to follow on twitter, and cuomo, governor cuomo. all these people, they can lead you to the right direction. i hope everyone's safe. and i also want to thank our amazing crew and writers. we gave them the option of not staying today and they all decided to stay, so i really appreciate that, guys. it says a lot about them and our show. i can't thank them enough. thank you, everybody. [ applause ] if you guys can't clap for yourselves, then i don't know who can. >> steve: yeah, come on. >> jimmy: i really, really appreciate this, guys. and now, so if you're watching on a laptop or on the television set, if you're lucky to have power, that's good. sit back, relax, because we have a great show for you. from "saturday night live," our pal, seth meyers is stopping in. [ cheers and applause ] we love seth meyers. talented guy, very funny human. also, she's the host of the hit bravo show, "top chef." padma lakshmi is here.
[ cheers and applause ] >> steve: oh, my god. >> jimmy: we love padma. and that is not all. academy award and golden globe winning director. he's one of my all-time faves. >> steve: yes. >> jimmy: robert -- i'm going to ask tonight if i can call him bob. >> steve: tonight? >> jimmy: yeah, because i don't know. i mean, i figured people who talk about him, they just say "oh yeah, bob." i don't know him that well. i know him by his name that i see on the movies. robert zemeckis is dropping by. [ cheers and applause ] that movie, "flight." denzel, yeah, it's good. and man oh man, boy, are you going to love the band. we have a band that are just going to blow your pants off. imagine dragons are here. [ cheers and applause ] it's going to be a great show. a show with no audience. wait a minute, there is one guy in our audience. [ laughs ] >> audience, that's great, man. that's hilarious. >> jimmy: what's that? >> come on. audience? "late night with jimmy fallon?" i get it, man.
that's really funny. i'm a big fan of your show, but i see where you're going with that one. >> jimmy: what are you talking about? what do you mean you see where i'm going? >> come on, audience? audience. studio audience. "studio 60 on the sunset strip." strip poker. poker chips. chips and dip. dippin' dots: the ice cream of the future. "back to the future" directed by robert zemeckis. who is a guest on what show? "late night with jimmy fallon." how do you like me now? >> jimmy: yeah. [ applause ] i guess i like you the same as before. i don't even know you. >> well, i know you, because i eat your dreams for breakfast. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: how did you even get in here? [ laughs ] >> here? you did it again, man. here, "late night with jimmy fallon?" that one took me a second, but i see where you're going with that one, too. >> jimmy: what? >> come on, here. here. here and now. now and later. later gator. gatorade. kool-aid. cool whip. whip my hair.
bring it back to willow smith. will smith. "the fresh prince of bel air" supply. supply closet. "trapped in the closet." bring it back to r. kelly. kelly kapowski from "saved by the bell." belle and sebastian. sebastian the crab. "under the sea." cee lo. hi-c ecto cooler. bring it back to slimer from "ghostbusters." ghost hunters. "house hunters international." "national treasure 2: book of secrets." "secret world of alex mack." bring you back to "clarissa explains it all." "all that." "that 70s show." "showtime at the apollo." apolo ohno. apolo oh-yes. "yes, dear," the sitcom that used to be on cbs, the home of david letterman. letterman to leno, leno to conan, conan to fallon. "late night with jimmy fallon." how do you like me now? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that was pretty good. you're all right. right. right. right on. onstar. starburst. burst your bubble. bubble gum. bubbleicious. bootylicious. bringing it back to beyonce. married to jay-z. j.c. penney. penny from "big bang theory." theory of relativity. bringing it back to einstein. you can call me al-bert.
bert and ernie. "sesame street." "street fighter." hiya, kid. bringing it back to ryu. ryu and ken. ken burns. mr. burns from "the simpsons." excellent. excel. microsoft excel. bringing you back to powerpoint. "point break." "breaking even." "even stevens" on the disney channel. disney world, it's a small world. it's a small town. town square. square root. the roots. greatest band of all the land. they're lending a hand on nbc. studio 6b. "late night" with me, jimmy fallon. how do you like me now? [ cheers and applause ] >> i get it, man. you're better than me. this is all i had going for me though. i'm out of here. [ audience aws ] >> jimmy: hey. ♪ come on, man. hey, come on back. i was just joking. [ light laughter ] all right, come on, hey, i was just making a joke here. you're the only guy we had in the audience, so i thought we could just riff and goof off together.
come on, man. i mean, it's just you. i could change what i -- that's, yeah. [ applause ] thanks, man. [ audience aws ] oh, man, this is just unbelievable. come on, man. this is -- come on. i don't even know if you can get out that way. how are you going to get out then? i mean, this is -- don't put your hands on the thing and lean over. don't put your hands on the thing and lean over. all right, look, come on, man. yeah, yeah, yeah. yeah, yeah, yeah. that's what i'm talking about. thank you, my man. [ applause ] the one guy in our audience, and he is back. we didn't lose him. we're not going to lose him. and we're never going to lose him. come on, you're getting a little close. a little close there, though. a little bit too close. you got to stay -- how are you doing, man? >> steve: come on, stay. >> jimmy: you know higgins? >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: oh, you like higgins? a big fan of higgins, huh? is that why you're here? you're here to see -- he's
giving higgins -- you're giving him money? what does that mean? i don't understand what went down. that's odd. i didn't do anything. hey man, you sure you don't want to hang out? you're not even allowed to be down here on this part of the floor if you're an audience member. that's for crew. oh, he's gone. oh, there he is in there. [ laughter ] all right, very good. >> steve: that's like a serpico poster. >> jimmy: that's all we had, you guys, right there. now we have no audience. we'll be right back with seth meyers, everybody. ♪ bye daddy! bye! bye girls, love you. daddy, we made you a video for your trip! yeah, watch it on the airplane! ok here you go. aw, thanks girls.
♪ >> jimmy: sounding good, roots. our first guest is the anchor of "weekend update," and head writer on "saturday night live," which this weekend will be hosted by louis c.k., with musical guest, fun. oh, i love those guys. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome seth meyers! ♪ oh sandy you came and you gave without taking ♪ ♪ but i sent you away oh sandy you kissed me and stopped me from shaking ♪ ♪ but i need you
>> this has been like watching charlie rose, if he had a band -- [ laughter ] -- and everybody was, like, a little bit high. [ laughter ] it's like watching -- it's like you and higgins are kids who are doing a show out of your basement. [ laughter ] you should have done this in front of, like, fake wood paneling. >> jimmy: that's so ridiculous. like, "wayne's world." >> it's like, "the steve and jimmy basement explosion." >> jimmy: it really is. >> jimmy: is the hurricane screwing up "saturday night live"? are you prepared? >> no, we all came in. although, we did bet a really great e-mail. the writers got an e-mail which was like, "please, everyone, be careful. we're asking all the staff not to come in because it's too dangerous. we need the writers in at 5:00." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: just everyone else -- >> yeah, it was the first we realized that, like, lorne has no value for our lives. >> jimmy: no, no, not at all. but, everyone's up there. they're working hard. you've got louis c.k. >> yes, he's coming in. >> jimmy: he can't be funnier, that man. >> it'll be great. >> jimmy: have you ever seen his stand up? >> he's the best. [ talking over each other ] >> jimmy: and fun, who has been
here before. >> yeah. >> jimmy: they know how to put on a live show. >> they're super excited. >> jimmy: they know how to do it. so that will be happening this saturday. nothing is stopping you guys. >> no, because i'm not good at hurricane stuff. like, i like -- i'm the guy that goes to the -- like, i'm the last guy to shop for the hurricane. like, i go to, like, the grocery store when like all the stuff is -- crust. [ laughter ] and like a can of skoal. i'm like, "i want those, too." >> jimmy: -- crust and a can of skoal bandit. >> yeah. [ talking over each other ] and i walked in the rain and i get an undressed -- crust and my bandit. >> jimmy: oh -- gosh. >> but i did. i love like -- i just like when new yorkers get ready for a crisis. because i went to my deli today, which was fine. and there was a woman who was screaming at the guy behind like the deli counter. she was like, "i need $4 of chicken salad, and not a penny more
and i like that she -- and you hear like it's a class -- class ii hurricane or class iii. to her, it was like a "class $4 of chicken salad" hurricane. >> jimmy: not a penny more. >> by the way, $4 of chicken salad in new york is like no chicken salad. >> jimmy: that is not that much chicken salad. >> it was a tiny amount of chicken salad. but that's all she felt like she needed to get through the hurricane. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: gosh. i appreciate her yelling, too. i'm sure the clerk had been like, "my day's been pretty --" >> just starting. >> jimmy: -- pretty smooth, yeah. thank you so much. appreciate that. >> but she was very excited to get her $4 of chicken salad. >> jimmy: the city is kind of shut down. >> it is. >> jimmy: and also, halloween is wednesday. >> yeah. >> jimmy: there's a lot of things going on. and you don't realize how much goes on in this city. i mean, how much things would be shut down. >> but, the best -- i will say, my favorite thing to do during the hurricane -- and i feel like we have a benefit over the rest of the world, is like watching local new york coverage of hurricanes -- >> jimmy: yeah. >> -- is the greatest thing because they always just find, like, four dudes in jersey who are, like, standing outside of a deli being like, "we're not going anywhere." >> jimmy: no. >> we'll hit the surf, do your worst, sandy. >> jimmy: they got bottles of 40s. >> yeah. >> jimmy: with like, paper bags
right behind them, they're waving at people. >> also, anyone you can find to interview, like outside at this hour, is like, already an idiot. and they're like interviewing why they're out. the reason is -- like the guy -- put on a hefty bag and just, like, pops his head through it. [ light laughter ] [ talking over each other ] saying like, "hey look, i live by the beach." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he's got the little trash can with just two eyes cut out. he looks like -- who's the guy from "fat albert"? "cosby kids," dumb donald. "hey, habba dabba. i stay out catching some waves." and they're like, "thank you for that. we're live on the scene." with just two people throwing signs. >> also, i feel bad for anybody who's out there, like the actual meteorologists who are out there, because they're trying to explain how it works. and they're like, "the heat over the low pressure --" and you're just start like, "show us the wave!" [ talking over each other ] >> jimmy: that's all we want to see. >> all we want to do is look at waves. >> jimmy: we have an hd television. we don't want to see you. >> i don't care why it happens. i want to see it happen. >> jimmy: i get it. you have a great suit. you're really dying -- you've been waiting all year to wear your great suit, weatherman. there it is, your beautiful pocket square.
>> i do. >> jimmy: are you dressing up? >> no, i never dress up for halloween. >> jimmy: you do not? >> no. >> jimmy: no. >> i dressed up once. >> jimmy: i don't do it either. >> i don't like it. my favorite thing about doing "weekend update" is i don't even have to wear wigs anymore on the show. [ talking over each other ] >> yes. i also, like -- any time i dress up i just look like me dressed up. like, you could look like other people. but i just look like seth meyers in a hat. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i think you dress up right when your dj jonathan feinstein. >> you dress up in a lot of different things. and actually, every halloween, a bunch of people -- usually on twitter and stuff are like -- they just want me to play the "monster mash" because that's what dj jonathan feinstein did. [ light laughter ] he played "monster mash" on loop, like 24 hours straight. >> jimmy: yes, and you're like -- and then, you had a british accent. >> yeah, but i was from new jersey. >> jimmy: you were from new jersey. >> that was my first character on the show. my first in one of two, i think. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i was your other character on the show, with the two irish guys. >> yeah. william fitzpatrick and patrick fitzwilliam. i will -- you and i have never figured out who is who. >> jimmy: we never figured out who is who, but -- [ imitating irish accent ] -- we tell everybody to stop. we heard the jokes. so save it. >> save it. >> jimmy: save it. >> save it. >> jimmy: put it in a tupperware, burp it and save it.
>> i did -- i worked at a restaurant once, in chicago, and we had to dress up for halloween. like, i was a waiter, and i had to dress up. and this was the year hugh grant got caught, like, got arrested. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> and so i took -- because i kind of look a little bit like him. so i put his, like -- i put his like number that you get -- >> jimmy: for your mug shot? >> and then, just, like, walked around all night going like -- [ laughter ] because he had the weirdest, like, shrug. >> jimmy: he does have a shrug thing going. >> it was like they said, like, "do it again, but shrug." right now, it looks like you like getting arrested. >> jimmy: he doesn't really mind it at all. yeah. are you -- you won't be doing halloween sketches, right? on the show? or maybe? >> no, probably not. >> jimmy: probably not. but election stuff -- >> election stuff -- >> jimmy: are you going to miss those dudes? >> we're going to miss those dudes. i mean, it's been really fun. >> jimmy: yeah. >> it's been fun for you guys, too. >> jimmy: yeah, but you guys are killing it out there. >> it's been great. really fun people to do fun impressions. i will say it's interesting because, when you write about the debates, you watch the debates. like, you watch them really closely, which is interesting right now because none of the debates did they mentioned climate change.
and like here we are, like -- i feel like every six months the worst thing that's ever happened in the history of the world happens weather-wise. d i feel likikwewee going to look back on t ts s me the way sesell fans in the ' 's s rere likeke"n"n nobody is u ungng stspoioi."." laughter ] this is just how -- these guys, they're just in the gym. and now they hit 100 home runs. >> jimmy: big, giant arms -- >> they have giant heads and that's what -- we're in the steroid era of storms. and yet, there are more people in congress who probably think this is because like gays are marrying. [ light laughter ] than the fact that the world is just dying. >> jimmy: some is going on, yeah. >> well, anyway. >> jimmy: we have a great crowd here tonight. to prove your point -- >> they are great. [ scattered applause ] >> jimmy: seth meyers, everybody. >> when my segment started, there were people here. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: check out "saturday night live" this weekend with host louis c.k., musical guest, fun. padma lakshmi joins us next, everybody. come on back! ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is a best-selling author and the host of the emmy award winning show "top chef," which has its tenth season premiere on november 7th at 10:00 p.m. on bravo. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome padma lakshmi. ♪ ♪ sandy oh sandy sandy why why why ♪ >> i made it. >> jimmy: this is very -- >> i made it. >> jimmy: thank you for making it here. >> i had to make sure i wasn't in the wrong zone, that i didn't have to evacuate. but i didn't.
>> jimmy: you're not in any evacuation zone? >> no, no, not yet. >> jimmy: you told me you were making meatballs this morning. >> what? i almost didn't get here because i was in florida stomping for the president. i was going god's work in florida. >> jimmy: yeah, of course. >> and i've feel like i was -- we had a ticket on delta. thank you to the delta pilots for getting me here on time. >> jimmy: were you nervous? you didn't think you would -- >> i was so nervous. i mean, my traveling companion and i -- i was like, "you go to u.s. air. i'm going to american." and he's like, "there's nothing there." "okay, you go to jet blue. i'm going to southwest." he's like, "they don't fly to new york." i'm like, "we just got to get out of florida. florida is not a good place for us." i made it home. i made it home in time for supper. it was fine. we were here last night. >> jimmy: and then you were preparing for the hurricane. you made meatballs. >> i did. i made meatballs. >> jimmy: that's what padma does when you prepare for the hurricane. >> no, i didn't have to go shopping or anything because, honestly, i'm always afraid that i'm not going to have enough to eat. so, actually, we had plenty of food. i was afraid that the electricity was going to go off and i wouldn't be able to use all the meat that i have. so, this morning i'm sitting
there rolling meatballs. >> jimmy: it's true. because the meat's going go bad. yeah. >> the only thing i had to send my cousin out for was jiffy popcorn because we only have the microwave popcorn. >> jimmy: jiffy popcorn is the way to go. we are armed to the teeth. we are so prepared for this hurricane. >> jimmy: i jiffy pop and i was -- we had a blackout when i was a kid and we had the jiffy pop. and my parents had an electric stove. just not fun. >> oh, no. >> jimmy: you're shaking the thing, like -- >> do you have a hibachi? no. >> jimmy: we wouldn't even think to use the hibachi. >> no, no. >> jimmy: my family, no. >> it's like a "top chef" challenge, right? >> jimmy: yeah, exactly, no. >> okay, you have no electricity. there's a hurricane. you have four challenges. meat and jiffy pop. what are you going to do? >> jimmy: yeah, what do you do with -- yeah, get a hibachi. gosh, we should have thought to take the grill out. >> i know. but i had my waders on. i have my waders on, my very high class waders. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. these are the most gorgeous waders ever, yeah. >> i was like, "i don't know what i'm going wear. i'll just pull out these shoes and i'll be fine. if i have to walk home from rock center, i'll be fine." >> jimmy: how is your daughter during all this? >> she's great. she's in an undisclosed
location, very safe with family. >> jimmy: she's cool? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. she's fine. >> jimmy: she just came for halloween. she was just psyched that there was no school today. >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughs ] what are you talking about? i said, "no, it's like columbus day." so she's like okay, fine. she's fine. >> jimmy: it's like columbus day, yeah. now, we're going to make meatballs. just celebrate the italians. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: but what is her costume going to be? if you don't mind me asking. >> oh, for halloween. well, you know, last year, she was the cowardly lion. i thought that she would want to be something cute like a disney princess. and i was like, "what do you want to be?" she said, "mom, i want to be nicki minaj." [ laughs ] i said, "you can't." i said, "are you serious?" honestly, she begged me. i was like "you can't be nicki minaj." >> jimmy: kid is cute. >> she said, "mommy, i want to be nicki minaj." like -- >> jimmy: with an attitude, yeah. >> all right, relax. i said, "all right." i said, "listen, how about an angel?" pretty, mama's angel. she says, "i want to be nicki minaj." and i said, "all right, how about you be nicki minaj on halloween and you have dress up, so you're going to be an angel." so that's what she is. she said, "all right, as long as
you be my hype girl." >> jimmy: wait, so you're the -- >> i swear to god! >> jimmy: this kid is awesome. >> i didn't even know -- >> jimmy: i love that she knows what that is. >> well, she watches two girls and something -- anyways. and that's how she knows about nicki minaj. so, i said, "all right." "you need to get a blue wig, too, mommy." and i said, "all right." so i went to the wig store on the corner. we have a wig store on the corner. >> jimmy: who doesn't? it's new york city? >> that's right. >> jimmy: new york city. >> so i got a blue wig and i was planning on being a witch. so i was nicki minaj as a witch. >> jimmy: that is so good and creative. >> there's my costume. >> jimmy: there you go. that -- >> there's my costume. we had a parody halloween party for kids. and the funny thing about that is that the only thing i had to buy was that hat and the wig. everything else -- >> jimmy: you own? >> yeah, yeah. yeah, halloween's big at my house. it's like a national holiday. we have the 12 days of halloween. >> jimmy: is it really? oh, really? >> no, i'm serious. i came to this -- most people don't know this. but i came to this country, when i was four, on halloween night. and i was like "who are all these beggars coming to the door."
>> jimmy: yeah, of course. you didn't know what they were -- >> i was like, "mom, why are you giving them my candy?" but, yeah. >> jimmy: really? you didn't understand when you first came. >> no. >> jimmy: but now, you celebrate halloween that much? >> i love halloween. i love it. i love dressing up. i love scaring people. i love tricks. >> jimmy: i hate it. it's always the worst. >> i love treats. i mean, the whole thing. >> jimmy: i want to talk about "top chef." >> oh, my gosh. >> jimmy: here we go. "top chef: seattle." >> "top chef: seattle." i've never been to seattle before. and i knew it was really famous for the seafood. the salmon -- they throw that fish right at you. >> jimmy: i always thought -- i think coffee, rain, grunge music. >> in fact, i feel very at home. i'm very chilled about this hurricane. i feel like -- >> jimmy: you just came back from seattle this whole time. >> all summer, that's what i did. >> jimmy: now, you have a new judge this season. >> i do have a new judge. >> jimmy: they always give a new, little spin. a little -- a little -- something different. >> something. we got to keep the show fresh. and we have wolfy baby. >> jimmy: you have wolfgang puck. >> wolfgang puck. >> jimmy: wolfgang puck is going to be good. he's one of the judges. >> yes, and you know, the thing about wolfgang is that -- like, some chefs are great at high end restaurants, some are great at low end restaurants -- some are great at catering at events, at packaged food, at
being on, you know, home shopping network or whatever. wolfgang has done it all and knocked it out of the park in every single category. it's really fun to have him there, because he brings this gravitas -- right? -- to the judge's table. but then, like, he has his funny accent. so he's like -- you know, i said, "wolfgang, what do you think?" and it's kind of like danny devito and arnold schwarzenegger had a baby. except that it's a really well mannered and cultured -- [ as wolfgang puck ] the thing is that you can always tell the unknown. then, through this meat be a food expert because it's like you just have to -- [ as wolfgang puck ] >> jimmy: live, love, eat. >> it's either [ bleep ] or it's not [ bleep ] the food -- the food is [ bleep ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: even in your cute accent you can't say that on television. >> yeah. >> jimmy: we love it every time you come on. come on, this is amazing that you're here. >> this is amazing. >> jimmy: i mean, padma, you -- >> i think i killed it. what do you think? >> jimmy: i know. they loved you. >> they're all gone. that's all good. >> jimmy: they love you. [ cheers ] we love you so much. you're the awesomest,
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♪ >> jimmy: our next guest is an academy award and golden globe winning director, who's brought us so many great films. gosh, i love this guy. "forrest gump," "cast away" and the "back to the future" trilogy. his new film "flight" opens in theaters this friday. please welcome robert zemeckis. ♪ ♪ you never said it would rain you always told me that the sun would come again ♪ ♪ >> thank you. thank you. thank you. >> jimmy: please, have a seat. i mean, you do great work all these years. you deserve that. >> you know, this is very relaxing. i like this because i don't have to worry about getting laughs or anything like that. [ laughs ] >> jimmy: yeah, you really
don't. you're going to get laughs either way. i'm a giant fan of yours. >> thank you. >> jimmy: thank you for coming in. this is a crazy time right now in the city. are you dealing with the hurricane? are you sleeping over tonight? >> oh, yeah, we sleeping here. we're stuck here. we're in a hotel. it's like being on a boat. it's creaking. >> jimmy: is it moving that much? >> yeah, it's a trip. yeah. >> jimmy: and it's creaking? >> and it's creaking, yeah. and it's swaying. >> jimmy: oh, really? >> yeah. >> jimmy: are you -- well, if you want, you can come over. i mean, i can -- padma made me meatballs. i have a ouija board. we can have a slumber party, i you want to. >> sure. >> jimmy: i'm just a fan of yours. i can just go back and forth between all of your movies. but, "back to the future," i got to say, was something that just, like, was in my exact lifetime, where it's like that changed my life. it was one of those pop culture events where it kind of was part of me. it's engrained in my brain now. so, thank you for that. >> well, you're very welcome. very welcome. [ applause ] >> jimmy: i mean, it was a while back, but i mean -- >> oh, yeah. look at that. >> jimmy: does every director have to wear a cool hat when you direct a movie? >> yeah, that's cool all right. >> jimmy: i mean, that is pretty
cool. >> yeah, and i'm pointing. >> jimmy: yeah, and you're pointing. >> that looks like i'm directing. [ laughs ] orson welles -- i read that somewhere -- he said, you know, if you're directing and you see this phil guy come around, always point. [ laughter ] it looks like you're directing. [ laughs ] >> jimmy: that's a good idea, by the way. i got to take that. i have to steal that move. i like that. did you think -- so "back to the future" comes out -- and, man, is it a smash. >> yeah. >> jimmy: it's biggest thing in the world. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i mean, i've done the ride. i've done everything. >> yeah, that was like -- that -- you know, i look back, that was -- that was like the most amazing high point of my career. that was like really cool. we were at the very first preview of that movie. and you know, the audience was standing on their seats. it was -- >> jimmy: really? >> yeah, it was great. >> jimmy: and you could just feel it. now, at that point, i got to say, when it dies away, and then you go "back to the future ii." i got that idea. then, you go, "i'll do two and three back to back." >> right. >> jimmy: but then, that goes away. and you go like, "is that it?" can you ever top that? do you ever go like -- and then, of course, "forest gump" -- i mean, which is unbelievable. i mean, everything you do.
i go, "oh, robert zemeckis." if i see your name, i run to it. >> oh, i appricate that. >> jimmy: every single thing you do is fantastic. have you ever been to a bubba gump shrimp? >> yeah. >> jimmy: was it weird? >> you know what? no. well, it's kind of weird, you know, because they do these trivia questions. >> jimmy: yeah. >> you know, the waiters -- >> jimmy: the waiters come by. >> the waiters come by and they ask you all these -- and you know what? i don't know the answers. [ laughter ] you know, i'm like, "uhh." [ talking over each other ] now, what was, you know -- "what was lieutenant dan's -- what color shirt did he wear?" and i'm going, "i don't know." >> jimmy: oh, my god. i'm robert zemeckis and you can't answer it. >> i can't answer any of the trivia questions. >> jimmy: next time we've got to go -- we'll go together and see if we can go head to head. here's his new movie "flight." i saw it last night. a screening of it. and, boy, is it good. and it's deeper than i thought. >> i had never made a movie that's as harrowing as that one. you know, it's really -- it's really -- >> jimmy: yeah. >> it's really about a lot of stuff. >> jimmy: i mean, it's the only main effect, which is an amazing
effect, is the plane landing. and crashing. >> the plane landing, crashing, all that stuff. >> jimmy: that was pretty intense. some pretty crazy stuff. there's a lot of cgi in there. >> a lot of cgi. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. i mean, was there a plane at all? [ laughs ] >> there was a sort of -- we cannibalized an airplane bone yard for one scene where it's laying out in the field. but when the plane's actually -- >> jimmy: that's what i figured. i figured you cannibalized the bone yard. >> of course. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. you got to do that. >> they call it a bone yard. >> jimmy: you got to do that. yeah, yeah, yeah. >> so we did that. no. but any time the plane was actually flying and moving it was all cg. >> jimmy: all cg. but it was like -- oh, it's just phenomenal. and denzel washington. >> isn't he great? >> jimmy: this guy is just unbelievable. i go -- at one point -- i mean, this is what good actors do. they take you on that journey. sort of the director, as well, and the writer. but you go on a journey. and i'm with the guy and i go, "i like him -- i like him." i'm rooting for him. and i go, "i don't know if i like him now." "maybe i don't like him." well, i'm still kind of rooting for him, i guess. the, at the end -- man, oh, man -- are you've written this guy. and he's like cool.
oh, it was a good little twist in the end. >> i mean, he really -- he really nailed it. he was like -- it was like better than i ever expected. >> jimmy: are you guys friends? or do you guys want to work together? >> oh, i mean, we love -- oh, god, i -- i'll work with him. just tell me where to show up. >> jimmy: really? >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: but you haven't worked with him before, right? >> never before, no. and it's like, you know, when i read the script -- >> jimmy: he didn't play doc in "back to the future"? [ laughter ] [ talking over each other ] >> i don't know if he could have done that. >> jimmy: you don't know. he probably could have done that. [ talking over each other ] that's the last -- like, oh, the -- yeah, yeah, yeah. i got it. but, man, oh, man. you just hit it out of the park. do you want to explain to everyone watching what it's about? >> well, you know, it's hard -- well, it's sort of about an airline pilot who got like, a bit of a substance abuse problem. i guess that's how i can describe it in the simplest way. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but it's about a lot of interesting stuff. i mean, when i was reading the screenplay -- i mean, it had all these big themes in there, you know. which i really, really love. but they're very subtle and they make you think. as the audience, you have to
adjust -- you know, you keep adjusting your own moral compass. but -- >> jimmy: yeah. because i kept thinking the whole way through. i mean, the guy is an alcoholic. >> yeah. >> jimmy: but he's the only guy that could possibly do what he did. he landed this plane. he saved over 100 lives. and you just see like how -- i don't want to ruin it. >> well, i guess -- [ talking over each other ] you know, it's hard to know. but i guess it's a story about a guy who's searching for his own personal truth possibly. you know, that's sort of like "the lost your way." >> jimmy: boy, does it pay -- it just pays off. and it's just amazing. we have a clip from robert zemeckis. here's denzel washington in the movie "flight." out this weekend. >> when i tell you, i want you to push these forward. full throttle. can you do that? >> yes, okay. >> okay. when i tell you -- >> wait, wait. sir, what are we doing? why would i turn down? >> we're going to roll it, okay? >> what do you mean, roll it? >> we've got to do something to stop this dive. here we go. i got control. >> oh, lord! >> all right, evan, flap.
>> flap! >> speed brake. >> speed brake! oh! [ screaming ] >> power! [ engine noises ] feel it? >> no. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. whoa! robert zemeckis! "flight" opens in theaters this friday. imagine dragons performing a song after the break. come on back, everybody! ♪ [ male announcer ] this is the age of knowing what you're made of. why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing, upset stomach, and abnormal vision. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours. stop taking viagra and call your doctor right away if you experience a sudden decrease or loss
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♪ and now it's time to build from the bottom of the pit right to the top don't hold back ♪ ♪ packing my bags and giving the academy a rain check ♪ ♪ i don't ever want to let you down i don't ever want to leave this town ♪ ♪ 'cause after all this city never sleeps at night ♪ ♪ it's time to begin isn't it i get a little bit bigger but then i'll admit ♪ ♪ i'm just the same as i was now don't you understand that i'm never changing who i am ♪ ♪
♪ so this is where you fell and i am left to sell ooh ♪ ♪ the path to heaven runs through miles of clouded hell right to the top don't look back ♪ ♪ turning to rags and giving the commodities a rain check ♪ ♪ i don't ever want to let you down i don't ever want to leave this town ♪ ♪ 'cause after all this city never sleeps at night ♪ ♪ it's time to begin isn't it i get a little bit bigger but then i'll admit ♪ ♪ i'm just the same as i was now don't you understand
i'm never changing who i am ♪ ♪ it's time to begin isn't it ♪ i get a little bit bigger but then i'll admit i'm just the same as i was now don't you understand ♪ ♪ that i'm never changing who i am ♪ ♪ this road never looked so lonely this house doesn't burn down slowly ♪ ♪ to ashes to ashes ♪ ♪ it's time to begin isn't it i get a little bit bigger but then i'll admit ♪ ♪ i'm just the same as i was now don't you understand that i'm never changing who i am ♪ ♪ it's time to begin
isn't it i get a little bit bigger but then i'll admit ♪ ♪ i'm just the same as i was don't you understand that i'm never changing who i am ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, that's what i'm talking about. imagine dragons. check out their album, "night visions." we'll be right back, everybody. ♪ z