tv Late Night With Seth Meyers NBC October 20, 2017 12:37am-1:38am EDT
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight, jim parsons, from nbc's "this is us," actress chrissy metz, music from, ruston kelly, featuring the 8g band with gregg bissonette. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladi and gentlemen, seth meyers. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: good evening everybody, i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] wonderful to hear. wonderful to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. north korea said today that since president trump has declared war on the country, it has the right to shoot down united states strategic bombers even when they are not inside their air space border. "oh, no you don't," said trump
to a black athlete kneeling. [ laughter and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] president trump yesterday called for a boycott of the nfl if players refused to stand for the national anthem. dude, you're going after the nfl? that's the most conservative league in sports. the owners -- their owners donated millions to your campaign. that'd be like trying to fire your attorney general, even though he's the most conservative guy in the world, who was your first supporter in the senate -- and oh, my god you did that too. [ laughter and applause ] donald, why? why do you antagonize everybody who loves you, you are not good at this. [ light laughter ] after condemning nfl players for kneeling during the national anthem this weekend, president trump, today, tweeted his support for nascar, said trump, "oh yeah, i'm really in to racing, i guess you could say i'm quite a racist."
[ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] melania trump this weekend, took her first solo trip abroad as first lady, and everything was going great until secret service found her and brought her back. [ laughter and applause ] no me? i'm lemania prump. [ light laughter ] german chancellor angela merkel yesterday, won her fourth term in an election, and here's a picture of her celebrating. [ laughter and applause ] according to politico, president trump's son-in-law and senior advisor jared kushner used a private email account to correspond with other administration officials. in his defense, it's always the same message. [ laughter and applause ] those things are expensive. they're expensive to replace.
[ light laughter ] new research shows that new york city is the most popular city in america to have a threesome. [ cheers ] when asked why -- i think anyone who cheered has not had one. [ laughter and applause ] i think if you cheered that news -- twosomes and lower. [ laughter and applause ] new research shows that new york city is the most popular city in america to have a threesome, when asked why, respondents said we can only afford a one bedroom. [ laughter and applause ] martin scorsese has partnered with the organization masterclass, to teach an online course. even weirder, it's a course on eyebrow threading. [ laughter ] that's right, martin scorsese will be teaching an online class on film making, michael bay.
[ laughter and applause ] and finally, today was national comic book day, so congratulations to the guy with the most issues. [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a fantastic show for you tonight. he's one of our favorites, he is a star of "the big bang theory" and now the new series "young sheldon," both on cbs, jim parsons, is back everybody. [ cheers and applause ] and she -- is one of the stars on nbc's fantastic show, "this is us," chrissy metz, is joining us for the first time tonight. [ cheers and applause ] and we are going to have music from a fantastic singer/songwriter ruston kelly is on our show. [ cheers and applause ] i'm so excited to hear him do his thing. before we get to all that, the trump administration is dealing with crises both natural and of its own making. from hurricanes to a series of scandals involving cabinet
members. so, naturally president trump spent the weekend attacking athletes for peacefully protesting police brutality. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: tensions with north korea over its nuclear program are escalating and there's currently, an urgent humanitarian crisis in puerto rico, where more than three million american citizens are currently without power after hurricane maria. so president trump decided, what are nation needed most, this past weekend was one more [ bleep ] thing for us to deal with. >> president donald trump says, athletes who take a knee during the national anthem should be fired. >> it all started on friday, when president trump went on a tear during a rally in alabama. here's a reminder of what he said, and, i should warn you, some, especially young ones in the room are going to find this language offensive. >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, just say "get that son of a
bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired." [ cheers and applause ] he's fired! >> seth: let's just take a step back and consider how embarrassing it is, that news anchors now have to introduce comments from the president by warning little children to leave the room. [ cheers and applause ] donald trump -- donald trump is our first nc-17 president. [ light laughter ] and it's not even a good nc-17 movie. trump is basically the "show girls" of presidents. [ audience ohs ] trump's presidential library is going to be in the back of the video store where they keep all the pornos. [ light laughter ] you're going to have to enter through a beaded curtain. [ light laughter ] you guys got the state of the union back here? [ laughter and applause ] trump's unhinged rant only got worse from there, when he bizarrely suggested that nfl ratings were down, because people would rather watch him. >> the nfl ratings are down
massively. now, the number one reason happens to be that they like watching what's happening on -- you know, with yours truly. >> seth: that's right. in donald trump's mind, people are turning off nfl games, gathering their friends and ordering pizza to watch an out of shape blow hard shuffle around like he got separated from a tour group. but -- [ cheers and applause ] but when you think about it, trump is better than the nfl because with trump, you get all of the concussions with none of the hitting. [ laughter ] trump talks like he just got his bell rung. someone should always be checking his eyes with a pen flashlight. how many fingers am i holding up? "three million illegal voters." this guy's done for the day. [ laughter and applause ] this guy's done for the day. trump then went on to claim that the other reason ratings are down is that viewers are turning off games when they see players kneel during the anthem. >> but you know what's hurting the game more than that? when people like yourselves turn
on television and you see those people taking the knee when they're playing our great national anthem. [ audience boos ] >> seth: sorry, what? [ light laughter ] what was that hand motion? can we see that again? [ light laughter ] does he turn his tv off by stabbing it? [ laughter and applause ] or is that just him poking his butler to make him change it. "i don't like this anymore, turn it off, jeeves!" [ laughter and applause ] "very well, sir, very well." trump then doubled down on his claim about the ratings and attendance. tweeting over the weekend, "if nfl fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our flag and country, you will see change take place fast. fire or suspend." and by asking fans to boycott the league, trump was attacking the pocket book of many who had used their pocket books to help trump. >> mr. trump's criticism lead to sideline demonstrations yesterday at stadiums across the
country. >> during the anthem, players joined arms, sat, or knelt. even redskins owner, dan snyder, a trump supporter joined in. shahid khan the leagues only muslim owner and a trump supporter locked arms with his team, the jacksonville jaguars. >> new england patriots owner bob kraft who gave mr. trump a super bowl ring and contributed to his campaign says he was deeply disappointed by the president's comments. >> seth: he gave trump a super bowl ring and now trump is attacking the nfl. this is a reminder that supporting trump is a lot like robbing a bank. just when you think you got away with it, the dye pack explodes. [ explosion ] [ applause ] by now, it should be clear to everyone who donald trump is and what he represents. when black athletes peacefully protest racism and police brutality, trump has no trouble summoning his outrage, but when white supremacists march with nazi flags and confederate flags through the streets of an american city, he equivocates and then defends them. but trump wasn't content to feud
with just one massively popular sports league this weekend. he decided to tangle with the nba as well, after seeing a "fox and friends" segment on steph curry's decision not to go to the whitehouse with the golden state warriors. trump saw that and tweeted, "going to the white house is considered a great honor for a championship team. stephen curry is hesitating therefore, invitation is withdrawn." [ light laughter ] but this prompted a response from lebron james himself, who tweeted at trump, "you bum. steph curry already said he ain't going, so therefore, ain't no invite, going to the white house was a great honor, until you showed up." [ cheers and applause ] is there anything -- is there anything better than calling donald trump a bum? bum is such a great old timey sports insult. [ light laughter ] he talks about the president the way guys in fedoras used to talk about a 42-year-old overweight boxer, "he's a bum." [ light laughter ] there were so many memorable responses to the president's comments this weekend, but if you were angry and frustrated, you might have found some
catharsis in this tweet, from buffalo bills running back, lesean mccoy, who wrote, "it's really sad, man, our president is an ass[ bleep ]." [ cheers and applause ] and i have to say -- the most devastating part of that is the ellipsis, you can almost see mccoy tensing his fingertips and going, hmm, how shall i put this, ah, i know, accurately. [ light laughter ] because you think he's gearing up for a longer rant, and then he just calls the president an ass[ bleep ]. [ light laughter ] that's like sending a friend a text that says, "i have something very important i need to tell you." and then typing for ten minutes so all they see are dots and then following up with, "you suck." [ light laughter ] trump, of course, only dug in after that, obsessively tweeting over the weekend about sports, despite tweeting not once about the crisis in puerto rico. on saturday he wrote, "if a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the nfl, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to
disrespect our great american flag." okay, first of all, it's not a privilege, the players are the sport, and without them, there is no league. there's a reason directv has a "red zone" channel and not an "owner's box" channel. and second, it wasn't just athletes protesting police brutality, who stood up against trump this weekend. he also earned harsh rebukes from football analysts, who aren't exactly known as radicals. >> what would you say to the president about all this stuff? >> i would say he should apologize. they're not s.o.b.s. they're smart, thoughtful guys. >> when i heard the comments, i was so disappointed because i believe the comments are completely contradictory to what the flag represents. >> seth: there was even this comment from trump supporter, rex ryan. >> i supported donald trump, you know, i sat back and when he asked me to introduce him at a rally, you know, in buffalo, i did that. [ light laughter ] but i'm reading these comments and it's -- it's appalling to me. >> seth: oh, so you supported trump and then he let you down? better cover your eyes.
[ explosion ] it will go off. [ laughter and applause ] look, these athletes aren't just speaking for themselves, they're using their platform to call attention to racial injustice and speak out for others and here now to use her platform to do the same, "late night" writer, amber ruffin. [ cheers and applause ] >> yay! thanks, seth! fool, you cannot win a twitter war against black people. what is wrong with you!? [ light laughter ] i woke up on saturday and heard, "trump is attacking black people." and i was like, "he is?" and then they were like "verbally." and i was like, "oh, thank god." [ light laughter ] trump said, when people kneel for the national anthem they should, "kick that son of a bitch off the field." you know someone is racist when they don't even want black people in their field. [ light laughter ] and, for the record, i would take a knee in a second unless a black lady was singing the national anthem, because that is
too dang long to be on one knee. [ laughter ] then trump disinvited steph curry to the white house after he said he wasn't going. that's like me saying, "taye diggs, you can never come over to my house." he wasn't coming over in the first place! [ laughter and applause ] taye, this was just a joke for a television show. please come to my home any time you like. if my husband answers the door, don't worry, he knows of our arrangement. [ light laughter ] i get taye diggs and he gets an hour of silence. people are on twitter talking about how the players are "ungrateful." there is not enough time to unpack why that is a gross thing to say to a black person. also how are black people ungrateful when you called the white house a dump. don't nobody want to eat at your dump with you. [ laughter and applause ] also, no athlete wants to have dinner with you because no one wants to eat whatever it is you eat.
because maybe it's the food you eat that makes you look like that. [ cheers and applause ] you guys, this is about racial inequality. look, if you have a problem with black people loudly protesting and silently protesting, then what you have a problem with, is black people. what is your ideal form of black protest, write down our complaints, put them in a bottle and throw them in the [ bleep ] ocean? [ cheers and applause ] would you like it if our complaints were mournfully sung in an old negro spiritual? ♪ my president's a white supremacist if he keeps on a tweeting i'ma going to be pissed ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, my god, that does make me feel better. look, let me be clear about what is happening here, trump is trying to make sure to let black people know that if we don't fall in line, we will be punished. well guess what? if slavery didn't break us, this
idiot certainly can't, you raggedy fool! [ cheers and applause ] back to you seth! [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: amber ruffin everybody! [ cheers and applause ] this weekend was in many ways the perfect distillation of trump's presidency. feeding his base racial and cultural resentments, in order to keep them on his side, as his team of corrupt authoritarians tries to swindle hard working americans out of their health care. or, you know what? to quote lesean mccoy, our president is an ass[ bleep ]. [ cheers and applause ] this has been "a closer look." ♪ we'll be right back with jim parsons, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: for more of seth's "closer looks" be sure to subscribe to "late night" on youtube. ♪ veriteamed up on the pixel 2. it's a match made in tech heaven. it's like verizon is the oil
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody! please give it up for the 8g band right over there. [ cheers and applause ] also sitting with us this week, he's one of the most versatile drummers in the world, and currently plays with ringo starr in his all-star band. ringo and the band are about to begin a fall tour, which kicks off october 13th at planet hollywood in las vegas. gregg bissonette is here, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, thank you. >> seth: thanks for being here, gregg. >> great to be here, seth, thank you. >> seth: our first guest tonight
is an emmy-winning actor you know from his work as sheldon cooper on the hit comedy "the big bang theory" which just began its eleventh season on cbs. he narrates and executive produces the prequel series "young sheldon" which airs right after "the big bang theory" when it moves to thursdays, november 2nd. let's take a look. ♪ >> and when i figured out that trains allowed me to prove newton's first law, an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction, unless acted upon by an unbalanced force, i felt like neil armstrong on the moon. alone and happy. >> shelly, dinner's ready. >> i don't care how dim witted you are, scientific principles have to make you smile. of course nobody i knew in east texas in 1989 cared about newtonian physics. but the only newton's they cared about were wayne and fig. >> seth: please welcome back to the show jim parsons, everybody. ♪
[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: hi, there! >> hi, how are you? >> seth: i'm so happy to have you back. >> i'm so happy to be here. great opening. >> seth: oh, thank you very much. >> i love the commentary, that was fantastic. she dropped the f-bomb, good for her. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, she's -- she can get away with it. she's very charming. >> do you have to bleep that? you have to bleep that. >> seth: we do bleep it, yeah. but -- >> aw! >> seth: you know what? >> what a world. [ light laughter ] >> seth: i think people can tell what it was supposed to be. >> they know what it was. >> seth: yeah -- >> yeah, you don't need to read lips. >> seth: yeah. >> yeah. >> seth: so, you know, you've been here before. you've been in this building hosting "snl" before. >> yeah. >> seth: so -- but those are not what you feel nostalgic for when you come here now, because you got married upstairs? >> this is now my church. >> seth: yeah. >> no. [ laughter ] yeah, i got married upstairs in the rainbow room in this very building. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: do you think of that when you come in here? you must. >> i did -- well, this is my -- thank you. this is my first time back in this building since -- >> seth: oh, wow. >> i think, since i got married and we drove in today and they kind of made a joke. you go down into the parking garage or -- my, i guess it's a parking garage.
>> seth: yeah. >> it's like, "oh, i'm trashed, too." [ light laughter ] [ talking over each other ] >> seth: you know what, i work here. [ laughter ] some of you just come and you get married and leave. >> yeah. but always -- she was like -- whoever brought me in, she was like, "oh, i'm sorry it's not glamorous." and i was like, "no, it's actually very sentimental to me. this is where we drove before the wedding." [ laughter ] yeah, it's a funny place. >> seth: and it's a beautiful -- for those who haven't been up there, it's a gorgeous view of new york. >> yes. >> seth: did you have -- did you luck out with the view? >> rained all day. >> seth: really? [ laughter ] >> rained all day. when we got around midnight, and the lights of the city were on the clouds started to go away. so you got something. >> seth: so you got something. >> it is an astounding view. if you haven't been, you must go. >> seth: you must! [ light laughter ] >> it really is fantastic. >> seth: and there's a celebrity wedding there every night. that's what they sell it on. >> is that true? >> seth: no. >> oh. [ laughter ] >> seth: so congrats. last time i saw you, it was very recently. >> yeah. >> seth: just over a week ago, i saw you backstage at the emmys. >> yes, that's right. >> seth: did you have a fun time? you were with your -- your young sheldon? >> i was with iain, the young sheldon. >> seth: yeah. >> yeah. i had a great time there. i'll tell you what, it's very to go through an experience like that with a 9-year-old. it's very funny to do anything in this business, that you've
been doing for a while, and suddenly have a child with you. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> the questions change a little bit. everyone's attitude changes a little bit. like, we were backstage and the three girls -- girls. the three women from "9 to 5." how awful. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> jane fonda, lily tomlin and dolly parton. >> seth: the girls! >> the girls! [ laughter and applause ] they were about to go on to do their thing and we were waiting to do our thing. and i had met jane briefly once, and lily a little bit. i've never met dolly. but enough to kind of go, "hi," and that's just how adults are -- i am, backstage. not the kid. they were -- he's like, "hi, ms. jane! hi, ms. lily." and they're all over him or whatever. and i was like, this is so unique to get to spend time with -- then we went to the green room and somebody is like, "who is sean spicer talking to?" talking to the kid from "young sheldon." [ laughter and applause ] i was like, "you are incredible!" i did not ask him what they talked about. i didn't want to get into it with him. >> seth: yeah. >> who knows who he voted for. [ laughter ] >> seth: and then i saw -- i ran into you, iain and
billy eichner backstage. >> that's right, that's right. >> seth: but billy told me -- >> wait a minute, did we speak? >> seth: did you and i speak? >> yes. >> seth: well, when's billy's around, i mean, he does most of the talking. [ laughter ] but i remember billy just said, "hi." [ talking over each other ] >> i don't know that seth and i said, "hi." you're probably right. that's really funny. >> seth: but billy said i'm old sheldon, which i liked. >> oh. >> seth: that was his -- [ light laughter ] you -- and then -- is this true about iain, that i've heard his mother makes him wear tap shoes? >> no, no, no, wait a minute. lets. lets him. so iain would wear tap shoes all day every -- [ light laughter ] you have no idea. >> seth: gotcha. [ laughter ] >> i had heard about these, and then when we shot the pilot over the summer, his mother kept in contact with me, and iain wanted to send, like, little video messages like, "hi, mr. jim." which -- >> seth: so calls everybody "mr." and their first name? >> you will be mr. seth if he comes on this show. >> seth: i mean, for the first season but if this show's a hit, we'll see what he calls us. >> that's true. [ laughter ] that's very true. calling his private jet. >> seth: "jay, jim jam, how are you, brother?" [ light laughter ] >> so he -- some message was -- it was him going through the airport.
they were at baggage claim, they had landed back home. and they were like, "sorry, we miss you, whatever." and i hear -- [ laughter ] i'm like, "what is going on?" she goes, "oh, i let him wear his tap shoes." and he's in the airport, you hear him -- but then we saw each other in new york later, and she'd said there she always lets him wear tap shoes in new york, 'cause he wants to. and she can always hear him so she never loses him. >> seth: yeah. >> she says, "where's the tap? the tapping stopped!" [ laughter ] >> seth: no, exactly. if you don't let him -- >> it's not a bad thing. >> seth: yeah. he wasn't wearing them at the emmys. next thing you know he's hanging out with spicer. >> sean spicer. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] so the show -- was it your idea? did you think of, "oh, someone should do a prequel." >> it was, oddly enough. well, no, i didn't. honestly, me and todd, my husband, and our producing partner, eric. we were talking about just general show ideas. and our producing partner, eric, was like, "anything that comes from your life is always so much more fertile ground. and it's true. and so we were looking at our families. we kind of talked about my mother and sister for a while. and then we -- my nephew is an 11-year-old in texas. very, very precocious and smart,
not in the same way as sheldon, but he's just very particular and unique. and we thought that'd be good. and there's so many commonalities though between that and a young sheldon that i was like, "i have to tell chuck lorre. chuck produces "big bang." i was like, "i have to run this by him." 'cause number one, maybe there's the off chance he thinks it's a good idea to do a show like that. but if he doesn't, i'm going tell him we're going to steer this away from that angle. but he jumped on it. and the biggest shock for me was that no one had thought of it. because it's like, it seemed so obvious as soon as i said it. we've been planting the seed for so ten years about, you know, all these old stories that sheldon tells from his youth. somebody's got tb out there. what's happening? [ laughter ] y'all okay? now i'm worried. i was done talking anyway. [ light laughter ] >> seth: the interesting thing is that it's a show based on your show. >> yeah. >> seth: but it's very differently done. >> yes. >> seth: it is not the multi-cam sitcom. >> no. >> seth: it's shot -- >> it's single cam. >> seth: you do voiceover. it feels a little bit like "the wonder years."
>> it's a little more "wonder years." >> seth: did you make a choice of let's make it different? >> well, chuck did and steve molaro the other e.p. did, and i was shocked when they told me that they weren't doing a multi-cam. multi-cam's in front of the audience like this. >> seth: yeah. >> and a single cam is more like a movie. and i was really surprised, like, "well, you're such good multi-cam in front of the audience writers." but they were like, number one, working with that many children, we think it will be a safer thing. >> seth: sure. >> and which makes sense. but the other thing they said was, "we really want this to be its own creation." so that when the day comes when "big bang" is no longer there, this survives on its own. or hopefully can. and what it did was, it turned it into, instead of just kind of a spinoff comedy, it really turned into an origin story. and it's got a depth to it that i did not see coming. but we were shooting the pilot -- and i mean that in a great way. i was just really moved. i was like, "look at all the stuff we did for ten years, and look at what it has birthed. >> seth: you know. [ light laughter ] >> a 9-year-old! no, i -- [ laughter ] in tap shoes! i don't know, it's been
fantastic. >> seth: well, that's great. and -- so this is season 11. >> it's 11. >> seth: of "big bang." you're going to do a 12th. >> yep. >> seth: and then who knows? >> who the hell knows? >> seth: but i'm so glad that when -- if it ends after 12, you've got a landing now, you've got a job. we were so worried about you. >> thank you, thank you. [ laughter ] >> seth: i mean it's voiceover work, but it's good work and you're very good at it. >> you can do it in your pajamas, as they say. [ laughter ] yeah. >> seth: thank so much for being, dude. >> thank you for having me. >> seth: it's always such a pleasure. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: jim parsons of "the big bang theory" airs monday nights on cbs. we'll be right back with chrissy metz. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ help from my friends" ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: our next guest is best known for her emmy and golden globe nominated role as kate on the breakout hit series "this is us." the highly anticipated second season premieres tomorrow night at 9:00 pm, right here on nbc. let's take a look. >> ready. >> okay, don't think this looks good, you have to tell me. >> not a perfect situation for any man to be in. >> okay, you can look. >> schwing. >> yeah? >> yeah.
they might not even ask you to sing. i'm serious. if that outfit has anything to say about it, you are absolutely going to be the new lead female singer of yelp's 17th best reviewed wedding band in southern california. >> oh, i am down two sizes. >> i know, and it shows. >> seth: please welcome to the show chrissy metz, everybody! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> hi. >> seth: how are you? welcome. >> did i sit too soon? >> seth: no, that was perfect. thank you. and i want to -- just like jim, i met you at the emmys, or i saw you at the emmys. we had met before. did you have a first time -- congrats on the nomination first of all. >> thank you as well. [ applause ] yes, it was my first big emmy experience. >> seth: it was your first emmy experience. >> i've been to the creative arts emmys. >> seth: yep. >> but this one, you know, it's the mondo. >> seth: this is the real d. >> it's the real -- the real d.
>> seth: yeah. >> and i think i almost like, bumped into you or not knocked you over. >> seth: no, no, not at all. >> it was salmon swimming upstream guys. >> seth: there was a lot of people. >> there was a lot going on. yeah, but it was really fun until we had to go and take the pictures. and i was like, ann dowd, you go in front of me. >> seth: uh-huh. >> and i love her. and she's lovely. >> seth: she was wonderful, won an emmy. fantastic. well-deserved. >> well-deserved. but it's just -- the people that you revere and that you see and you respect, and you are like, "i am two feet in front of them or feeling their hot breath on my neck. and that's okay." >> seth: yeah. yes. >> so, it's great. >> seth: oh, my god, all my favorites and now we're a little sweaty. and it's a little hot. and i don't want to smell them. >> right. [ light laughter ] and we're all equal. >> seth: we're all equal but i will say if there was the one -- the biggest star there, for my money was oprah. and you could tell everybody wants to kind of rub elbows with oprah. >> yeah. >> seth: everyone wants to say hello. you kind of hit the jackpot. you had already won the emmys, because you had lunch with oprah. >> i did. >> seth: yeah, and she -- >> yeah. >> seth: and this didn't happen by coincidence, she reached out. >> no, it was on purpose. >> seth: she called you? >> she called me, and i literally thought i was being
punk'd. >> seth: yeah. >> i know that "punk'd" is not on anymore. >> seth: yeah. >> i was like, "is this ashton?" >> seth: if you brought "punk'd" back, you would do it for that. yeah. >> for sure. let's punk chrissy metz, thinking that oprah called her. but yes, she just -- gratefully, called me and asked me to lunch. and it was so lovely. and you know milo -- sterling and i were sitting next to each other. and then milo and ron, and then of course susan and chris and mandy were on the other side. but oprah was like the middle. so we're like, are you on the right or left of oprah? right, 'cause that's how it goes. >> seth: sure. >> right. so, yes, the lunch was really lovely. >> seth: how quickly into a lunch with oprah are you inspired in a way that changes your life forever? >> you're not joking, about two seconds. >> seth: really? when she says "hello, chrissy." i was like, "okay. okay." and then i hug her and i'm like, wow, your home is so beautiful and she stopped for a second and she said, you know what? it is. and it seems a little, like, what? you might think it's pretentious. but it's the most beautiful thing. because we don't ever relish and
enjoy what we've worked really hard for. and i thought that was so beautiful that she stopped and she just was like, thank you for -- you know, thanking me for working really hard. and i think that -- we all need to do that more often. >> seth: that's so great. >> so yeah, .2 seconds. >> seth: yeah. >> yeah, for sure. [ light laughter ] >> seth: and that's -- i think when that was over, she said, "oh, i've lost a step. i'm usually -- i'm usually a little faster." but this is -- this really speaks to the crazy difference in your show between year one and year two, which is obviously, last year around this time, you guys were about to be married. you'd been working on the show, you knew you had something special. >> yes. >> seth: but now, you are at lunch with oprah level. as a cast how does it feel -- >> where do i go from here? is that what you're asking? >> seth: i'm more noticing like, how does it -- [ laughter ] do you -- i mean, i guess, in the way that oprah is appreciating her house, are you guys all appreciating where you're at as a show? >> oh, for sure. i mean, last season, we were like, "please dear god. please. please somebody watch the show." >> seth: yeah. >> i really hope you love it as much as we love making it. and now, you know, i cry with people in bathrooms and in the chip aisle at the grocery store. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> and so i'm like, "okay, i think we're reaching people." which is so amazing -- >> seth: yeah.
>> 'cause that's what everybody wants to do with their art. so -- >> seth: do you ever, even with all the success, do you want to go back to a time where you didn't have to cry with people in the bathroom? or is it worth it? is it worth the trade off? >> it's totally worth it. >> seth: oh, good. >> and i love to cry, so. >> seth: okay, good. [ laughter ] >> it actually works out. >> seth: there are a lot of things, a lot of elements of the show i love. personally, my favorite element is that you're a steelers fan. there's a lot of -- >> stillers. >> seth: stillers. >> stillers. >> seth: no, i didn't know that you knew, but that's stillers. >> oh, pittsburghese. >> seth: yeah, pittsburghese. >> oh, i study it up fine. >> seth: that's good. >> i'm not great at it. >> seth: that's alright. >> but i know it exists. >> seth: but stillers was -- that's like, that's level two at least. >> oh, good. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] but you -- you did not have a connection to that before hand? >> no. i mean, i grew up in the south where, you know, football is a religion. >> seth: yeah. >> right? so i love football. but have a lot of friends who are gentlemen who prefer gentlemen so they don't really watch sports. >> seth: gotcha. >> right? so i kind of miss -- you know, it's fine, 'cause we do other things together, which is great. but when i go home i get to watch football. and i get to watch sports with my family. but i did love the stillers when i was younger, which is bizarre, 'cause i had no connection to
them. >> seth: uh-huh. >> so but -- >> seth: they're just a -- they're a loveable team. >> they are a loveable team. >> seth: i would imagine that pittsburgh has embraced the show -- >> yes. >> seth: to a level that they probably don't usually embrace other shows. >> yes. and i think that we hopefully, get to have a little trip there, maybe this season, that would be super cool. >> seth: it's really fun. and it's a beautiful place to go. and you will really enjoy it. and i just got to say congratulations on the show chrissy. >> thank you. >> seth: it's so wonderful. >> so grateful. >> seth: and just such a delight to talk to you. >> thank you. >> seth: i really appreciate it. >> thank you. [cheers and applause] >> seth: chrissy metz, everybody. the season premiere of "this is us" airs tomorrow night at 9:00 pm, here on nbc. we will be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> seth: it was reported recently that after learning a special counsel had been appointed to investigate his ties to russia, donald trump berated attorney general jeff sessions in a meeting. here's the "new york times" headline about it. "trump humiliated jeff sessions after mueller appointment." and here's the more accurate headline, "troll insults elf." [ laughter and applause ] there you go, it's a more accurate headline. it's not that hard. [ applause ] donald and melania trump visited texas in the wake of hurricane harvey. and the first lady's outfit got a lot of attention. here's one headline about it. "melania trump wears black flotus hat to harvey visit." here's a more accurate headline. "melania can't find i'm with stupid hat." [ laughter and applause ] again, just be accurate. not that hard to get it right. a member of the royal family hit a big milestone recently, here's one headline about it. "prince george starts first day of elementary school." and here's a more accurate headline, "prince meets future servants." [ laughter and applause ] "no, you will take a nap.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: tonight's musical guest is a talented singer/songwriter making his television debut with us tonight performing "black magic." please welcome ruston kelly, everyone. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ halloween is here with me you left it in this home stitches on my body closets full of bones ♪
♪ blood that won't stop running cause this wound won't never clot ♪ ♪ like the ringing in my ears don't ever seem to stop i hear voices ♪ ♪ from the basement scratchin on the roof seeing visions of you wasted ♪ ♪ mumblin to the moon conjurin some darkness from the shadows in your room ♪ ♪ where i sold my hallelujah when i laid my soul in you love ain't nothing more♪ ♪ than black magic you better want what you wish for it might happen ♪ ♪
♪ day awakes the night and then i die for what i've done asphyxiating slow below ♪ ♪ an ugly setting sun i try to breathe but yellow smoke keeps burning up my lungs ♪ ♪ i found the words to say but they just blister on my tongue love ain't nothing more ♪ ♪ than black magic you better want what you wish for it might happen ♪ ♪ i drank your poison fell under your spell love is hell and nothing more than black magic ♪ ♪
♪ love is like a bag of drugs that blows out both your knees innocence gets tangled ♪ ♪ when you hang it on a string both our eyes are foggy glass too high to ever see ♪ ♪ the devil's sleight of hand twisting fate with ancient ink love ain't nothing ♪ ♪ more than black magic you better want what you wish for it might happen ♪ ♪ i drank your poison fell under your spell love is hell and nothing ♪ ♪ more than black magic you better want what you wish for it might happen ♪