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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very much. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon." how you guys feeling tonight? you feeling good? [ cheers and applause ] thank you very much. let's go right to the news. welcome. it's rumored that six pages from the script of "the lost" series season finale have leaked online. b.p. executives were like, "oh my god, that's definitely the worst leak of all time, right? anyone? [ laughter ] that's definitely the leak story of the day. yeah, i can't believe." you guys been following the whole oil disaster? >> audience: yeah. >> jimmy: well, scientists are predicting that the oil from the b.p. spill will eventually reach the shores of florida. so if you hated visiting your grandparents before, wait until you're hosing down their oily bodies after a long day at the beach. [ laughter ] hey, we caught a suspect in the failed times square attack. that's right. [ cheers and applause ] the suspect in the failed bombing says he acted alone.
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yeah, really alone. even his bomb wasn't in on it. [ laughter ] "was i supposed to do something?" speaking of terrorism, two new videos from the pakistani taliban seem to show that their leader hakimullah mehsud is alive even though the u.s. thought he was killed. so, either our intelligence is wrong our they're just shooting the new movie "weekend at hakimullah's." [ applause ] i like hakimullah. he's great. >> steve: that's lovely. >> jimmy: you went with your wife and i went with my wife. >> steve: that's crazy. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hey, listen to this. a pub here in new york has
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converted its second floor into an unemployment center to give career advice to irish immigrants. unfortunately, none of the irish people have made it past the first floor. [ laughter ] but, still, they are on -- [ faking irish accent ] "just one to wet my whistle for a second and then i'll go see about getting a job." a dmv clerk in massachusetts hacked into the state computer and cleared her driving record of $1,400 in parking fines. yes, she was arrested of the crime but rewarded for actually doing something while working at a dmv. [ laughter ] than fantastic. finally did something. that's amazing. [ applause ] check this out. according to the nypd the most stolen cars in new york city are toyotas. actually, most of them aren't really stolen. they just take off on their own, but still it's frustrating. [ laughter ] i don't know what to make of this. a teenage boy in missouri took his 90-year-old great grandmother to the prom because it was on her bucket list. [ laughter ]
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unfortunately, school officials would not let her in because her hospital gown was too revealing. [ laughter ] a little risque for us. and finally, a couple in britain spent more than $22,000 to convert a public bathroom into a house. a little strange, whenever you knock on their door they're like, "someone is in here." [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show. give it up for the roots. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey, everybody, it was just announced that i'm going to host emmys this summer on nbc. i'm very excited. [ cheers and applause ] should be fun. it was a tough decision for the academy. it came down to either me or crystal bowersox and 45 million americans voted for crystal bowersox. and i got 9.
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but honestly it's an honor and it's very exciting and i'm really psyched to do it. it's gonna be really fun. but first another update on our rolling stones week. here we go, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: all next week from may 10th through may 14th we're dedicating an entire week of our shows to the re-release of the classic rolling stones album "exile on main street" leading up to the world premiere of the documentary "stones in exile" on friday, may 14th. it's going to be awesome. we are so excited about this. from monday through thursday we're booking amazing bands to cover songs from the classic album "exile on main street." we've got green day here on monday, keith urban on tuesday, sheryl crow on wednesday and fish on thursday, and those -- those are amazing artists. i can't wait to hear those guys, but there's more. every night that week we'll have some very special guests sit in with the roots to help us pay tribute to "exile." on monday blues legend taj mahal. [ cheers and applause ] he's going to be here. he's going to do a song.
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and tuesday, pearl jam guitarist mike mccready is going to be there. [ cheers and applause ] longtime rolling stones keyboardist chuck leavell on wednesday. [ applause ] and the one and only dr. john on thursday and it's all being sponsored by bud light golden wheat. those guys are great to work with. the week just keeps getting better and better and better. it all starts right here next monday, rolling stones week, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] well, we've got a fantastic show tonight. from "grey's anatomy" the beautiful ellen pompeo is here. [ cheers and applause ] oh, i love her. it's going to be fun. from "glee," the lovely lea michele is joining us. [ cheers and applause ] and we've got music from ok go! [ cheers and applause ] oh, man. they got a great video on youtube. it's going to be great. they're going to do that song tonight. hey, ladies and gentlemen, it's time for "pros and cons." ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: this is where we take a look at the stories and issues making headlines today and weigh the good with the bad. tonight's topic, celebrating cinco de mayo. [ laughter ] that's the big mexican celebration tomorrow. here we go. let's take a look at pros and cons. pro, it's a great day to have a margarita. [ cheers ] con, or 12. [ laughter ] could get pretty wild. pro, it's a giant party for mexicans held in the u.s. con, mexicans aren't invited. [ laughter ] weird, doesn't seem right. pro, cinco de mayo is spanish for "the 5th of may." con, seis de mayo is spanish for "i'm never drinking again." [ laughter ] i've said that before. pro, it commemorates the mexican army's unlikely victory over the french forces in pueblo on may 5th 1862 under the leadership of mexican general ignacio zaragoza seguin.
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con, shut up and pass the cuervo, professor. [ laughter ] get to the point. pro, for one day, it's like we're mexicans. con, and we're all wanted by the arizona police. [ laughter ] kind of puts a damper on things but you can still have fun. pro, can you really take advantage of some great happy hour specials after work. con, and then get taken advantage of by one of the cougars in accounting. [ laughter ] you know what i'm talk about. >> steve: might not be a con. >> jimmy: pro, bob dylan mentioned cinco de mayo in one of his songs. con, unfortunately, it sounds like he's saying cinco dos --. [ laughter ] >> steve: what is it? what was that? i didn't catch that. what was it?
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you know i'm a big bob dylan fan. >> jimmy: you are a big bob dylan fan. [ applause ] >> steve: oh, my god, yes. what was it? >> jimmy: when was the last time you saw bob dylan? >> steve: last week at -- bars. >> jimmy: oh, my god. >> steve: so good. did all the hits. >> jimmy: when he says cinco de mayo it sounds like -- [ laughter ] [ imitating bob dylan ] "cinco --" [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: that's what i thought the words were. i'm a big fan. >> jimmy: yeah. pro, the "jersey shore" kids will probably throw a hot tub party down in miami. con, their jacuzzi will probably suffer an oil spill worse than the gulf of mexico. [ laughter ] they're an oily bunch. a lot of sun tan stuff on them. and finally, pro, who knows, you could get lucky at the bar and big up a spicy senorita. con, and wake up with a burning sensation south of the border. [ laughter ] there you go. that's "pros and cons," everybody. be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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everybody, and thank you so much for watching our show. everyone knows that we spare no expense on this show, bringing you the latest in entertainment technology. whatever it takes, we're going to do it. i think you'll see what i mean in the next game. get ready to play "put it in reverse." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome to "put it in reverse," a game where contestants compete to see who can best act out a scene in reverse, basically backwards acting. the scene has been played forward and the audience will decide who did it best. let's meet our two competitors. come on over. [ applause ] hi, buddy. how you doing, pal? what's your name and where are you from? >> i'm theo. i'm from philly. >> jimmy: oh, very good. [ cheers ] >> i'm matt. i'm from houston, texas. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: just say you're from philly. the roots are from philly. yeah. [ cheers ] now, your outfits are included in what you'll be doing tonight.
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here, why don't you take these pills right here. thank you, jen. here you go. this will set scene for all of us. since you're standing close to me, you're gonna go first. higgins, set the scene. tell these guys what they're gonna be doing. >> steve: these two backward actors must enter the doctor's office as they're bleeding, back over this man's broken leg without touching it, hand over a bottle of medicine, take a sack of money from the doctor because you don't have health insurance, head over to the examination table, get slapped, then get hysterical, head over to the chart and draw an arrow pointing at the hurting part trying to explain what's wrong, step over the broken leg again, exit the door, greet the doctor and have a door slammed in their face. sound complicated? don't worry. it will all make sense when you put it in reverse! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: as i said before, you'll be going first, all right, buddy. so, why don't you go get behind the door and we'll see you soon. get behind the door. how is it going, buddy? what happened? [ laughter ] >> all set.
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>> jimmy: taxes? >> still haven't done my taxes. >> jimmy: oh, sorry. all right, are you ready? ready back there? >> yeah. >> jimmy: on my mark, get set, act. ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ ♪ ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ now i'm going to slap you. ready? >> okay. >> jimmy: now you're hysterical. even more hysterical. [ laughter ] now we're going to get you off there. ♪
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now, erase that. but i'm gonna act like -- show me where it is. erase the black part, yeah. okay, now we've got to leave. okay. ♪ he's doing his taxes. do you have a line? >> i'm here for my appointment. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: come on out. come on out. come on out. let's see how you did. how do you think you did? >> not too good. >> jimmy: what? i think you did good. you did fine. all right. here we go. what have we got here? so, let's take a look at what he did in reverse. here it is. ♪ that's pretty good right there, yeah. show the me, please, and you grab the marker. yep. that's right there -- your head hurts. very good.
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simple surgery. just go over right here. come on over. sit right down right there and get up there. perfect. there you go. don't get hysterical. don't get hysterical. please, sir. calm down. [ laughter ] you're facing the wrong way but that's okay. very good. come on. sit down. yes, going over this way, absolutely. we'll go over and look at this table here. i need money. please give me money. thank you so much and in return here's your pills. thanks you so much for stopping by. watch out. this guy got hurt doing his taxes. there you go. you just hit his leg pretty good, right there, and there you go. nice day. take care. [ cheers and applause ] really good, really good. let's bring out the next contestant. come on over, buddy. you ready to do this? >> yes. >> jimmy: let's go, buddy. get behind the door. think you can do better than contestant number one? >> absolutely. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: cool. you getting a big return is year? >> i'm going to write this off. >> jimmy: perfect. all right. ready to go. let's put it in reverse, remember to come in backwards.
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on my mark, get set, hey, whoa. [ laughter ] what are you doing? >> sorry about that. >> jimmy: i didn't say act. i didn't say go or anything. this guy kind of does whatever he wants, you know? all right. ready and act. ♪ get the pills. thank you very much and talk about this money which you're giving to me but i'll give to you then. yeah. now we walk backwards, here. no, take the money and walk backwards, very good, and now you sit up on the thing. sit up on the table here and now you're going to get slapped. move your head this way though. ready. okay. very tricky. now you're hysterical.
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even more hysterical. even more hysterical. okay. that's really good. okay. now we're going to get off and we're gonna walk over. walk backwards, and i'm going to -- ♪ [ cheers and applause ] now you're going to -- oops. [ laughter ] show me what's wrong with your thing there. what's wrong with your head? yeah, i don't know. now we're going to walk backwards out of the thing. you're on this side here. very good. watch out for this guy here. [ laughter ] and do you have a line? >> i'm here for my appointment. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: come on out. come on out, buddy. let's see how you did. good man, buddy. how do you think you did? >> oh, i -- i was great. [ laughter ]
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>> jimmy: let's see -- let's see what it looks like when you put it in reverse. take a look. ♪ there you go. walking over to there. hey, what hurts you? can you draw where it hurts, please? you point to your head. your head, of course. here we go. yeah. come on over here to the table. right here and just sit -- sit up right there. right there. [ laughter ] there. there. just let me fix it. perfect. i'll make sure it's perfectly fixed. there it is. now you lift it up. very good. oh, you're freaking out. you're freaking out, and weird smack. there it is. [ laughter ] you're going to get up. all right. let's go. i know what's wrong with you. i can get you these pills there. there we go. i need your money first. thank you very much. i'll put that right there, and then i'll give you your pills. here's your pills. let's get out of here. thanks again for coming by, i really appreciate it. whoa boy.
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take care and thank you. that's it right there. [ cheers and applause ] what a great performance. that was great. of course, there can only be one greatest, and the audience will decide. guys, you've seen both of these backwards actors do their best, these bactors. [ laughter ] who do you think did it better? was it contestant number one? [ cheers and applause ] or was it contestant number two? [ cheers and applause ] congratulations, contestant number two. higgins, tell us what they won. >> steve: well jimmy, our winners will be taking home this stylish reversible jacket. it's got sleeves, pockets and a logo on both sides. inside or outside, either way you're going to look super cool in this "late night" reversible jacket. jimmy. >> jimmy: wow, thank you very much. thanks. here it is. [ applause ] nice reversible jacket for you. there you go, buddy, and because no one goes home empty-handed our loser will take home this one of a kind "late night with jimmy fallon" t-shirt with the logo in reverse. [ laughter ] don't -- [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. our first guest is a golden globe nominated actress in her sixth season as star of the hit show "grey's anatomy," which airs thursdays on abc. say hello to the lovely and talented ellen pompeo, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: you look gorgeous. thank you so much for coming on. >> thank you. thank you. what about them? >> jimmy: yeah. >> hey, hey. >> jimmy: there they are, the roots. [ cheers and applause ] they are unbelievable. yeah. you ever seen them live? >> no. yes, right now. >> jimmy: yes! >> yeah. >> jimmy: oh, great. that was a quick change, yeah. what do you think so far? >> i'll let you know. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. hey, thanks, i know you're in new york for a little bit, right? >> yes, yes. >> jimmy: what are you doing? you're doing a cause? >> i'm doing -- the american cancer society is starting this campaign called "choose you," and it's an effort to get women to put themselves first because women don't take care of themselves. because take care of all of you guys, so we need to kind of change the way women think and get them to put themselves first so that they live longer to take care of you guys. >> jimmy: so "choose you." what are you doing in new york? >> so, we're doing a whole bunch of things and hopefully just getting word out about the
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"choose you" campaign. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and we did a thing in times square today. >> jimmy: oh. >> i did "the view," and a couple other shows, and we're just trying to spread the message. >> jimmy: "the view" is fun. >> yeah, yeah, light topics on that show. >> jimmy: yeah, they love it, absolutely. yeah, yeah, they're good for that. >> nice, light fare over there. >> jimmy: now you hung out in new york for a little while, right? you were a bartender here? >> i was. yeah. >> jimmy: where? >> i lived here for about ten years. >> jimmy: did you really. >> i don't think it's here anymore, but it was -- oh, gosh. what was it called? do you know where the soho kitchen is, i don't know if it's still there. it's on green street. it was a bar above that place. >> jimmy: okay. >> for a really short stint. >> jimmy: yeah. i don't remember that. >> it wasn't a very good bar. they closed -- they closed the bar. >> jimmy: oh, they did? >> yeah. >> jimmy: bummer. were you a good bartender? >> i was a really good bartender. i made a lot of money, i just wasn't very nice. >> jimmy: why weren't you nice? >> because when you're not nice, you make a lot of money. >> jimmy: is that right? >> yeah, because when you yell and scream and boss men around, they come back for more.
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[ laughter ] [ applause ] >> jimmy: is that right? that's awesome. see, i did not know that. >> the only one who didn't, and i married him, was my husband. >> jimmy: is that right. >> yeah, i was mean to him and he told me to go, you know, "f" myself and he took off and i was like, "i've got to have him." >> jimmy: how romantic. yes, absolutely. >> it was very romantic. >> jimmy: that's cool. i met him backstage. he seems like a fun guy. >> yes. >> jimmy: now, is he from boston as well? >> he is. >> jimmy: you're both from boston. you don't have a boston accent though? >> of course i do. >> jimmy: oh, you do. >> yeah, i just hide it. >> jimmy: does it come out when you've had a few drinks? >> like what do you mean? when i go there for pizza, we go into this place. i shouldn't say the name of the place because i'm going this weekend and then they might, i don't know, poison my pizza. >> jimmy: no. >> but i go in there, and i order a pizza, and they are like "we know who you are." [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i love it. >> you're that girl from "grey's anatomy." >> jimmy: we know who you are. >> what do you think, you're too good for us? you just want pizza, no coca-cola. >> jimmy: that's good. >> i'm like i just want pizza.
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i didn't say anything about coca-cola. >> jimmy: i love that. >> yeah. they're really -- they're characters. >> jimmy: love the accent. it's great. "grey's anatomy," sixth season. >> sixth season, yeah. >> jimmy: wow, that is fantastic. that's impressive. >> and i'm still alive. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. things going on this year. what's the big season finale gearing up for. what's this season -- you and mcsteamy. >> yes. >> jimmy: are now together. >> yes. >> jimmy: now, are you married? we think you're married. >> yes, we got married on a post it. >> jimmy: yes, so we don't know if it's legal. >> no. >> jimmy: no, but who cares. we'll find out what's going on. how come you don't have a cool nickname like mcsteamy? shouldn't you have, like, an irish nickname? >> give me a nickname. >> jimmy: like dr. o'hottie. [ laughter ] >> you can call me whatever you want. >> jimmy: yeah, i think that'd be fun. you should have a nickname. girls don't get any nicknames. >> it's true. >> jimmy: that's a bummer. >> okay, i have one now, dr. -- what is it, o'hottie. >> jimmy: yeah, dr. o'hottie. >> okay. >> jimmy: because it was irish, i just figured i'd give you an irish one, mcsteamy, mcdreamy. >> right, right. okay, good. i'll take it. >> jimmy: yeah? >> sure. >> jimmy: should i think of another one? >> it's your show, i kind of have to go along with what you want to do.
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>> jimmy: yeah, all right, well i can do that. now, can you give us any secrets of what's going to happen in the season finale? >> everything that could possibly happen at any place in seattle in a hospital that's devastating, that's terrible and earth shattering will happen. >> jimmy: there could be explosions. there could be assassinations. >> everything. it's going to be everything. it's going to be terrible. it's going to be like -- like this week in new york. i mean, sarah palin, the president of iran, and a bomb in times square. >> jimmy: that was insane. >> insane. but that's what the finale is going to be like. >> jimmy: we got the suspect. >> we got him. thank god. [ cheers and applause ] yes, amazing. >> jimmy: i want to show a clip of "grey's anatomy." >> okay. >> jimmy: ellen pompeo. >> clearly i can't tell you. >> why? >> why did you tell hunt what i told you? >> i didn't. i told him nothing. >> he came to me and said you knew. >> no, i told him nothing. i just looked at him. >> you looked at him. meredith, when you're pissed, your face says everything you're thinking and now i have a staff that can't trust me. >> well, what am i supposed to do, control my face? >> yes, you are. control your face. >> maybe you shouldn't tell me things you don't want me to
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know. control that. >> then i can't tell you anything, and 80% of my day is off limits to my wife and i don't want that. >> well, i don't want that either. i'm sorry. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: control your face. >> jimmy: we were talking about -- there's a video game for this. >> apparently, yes. >> jimmy: a video game on the wii. >> right, and i haven't seen it, but i'm dying to. >> jimmy: it's pretty interesting. it's like -- because you do doctor stuff. it's with the wii, so you have to do stuff with it, but then there's stuff, like relationship stuff. >> that seems like so un-wii like. unless it's sex. [ laughter ] "grey's anatomy." you know. >> jimmy: i haven't gotten to that level yet. [ laughter ] this is more like flirting or stuff like that. well, maybe there's sex. >> like sauntering down the hall in a doctor coat. >> jimmy: no, it's not even that. it's just your face. >> mm-hmm. >> jimmy: and then it says like if you want to flirt with mcsteamy, make a complete circle, and so i'm making a complete circle. [ laughter ] >> oh, you don't like stand in the spot and turn around. >> jimmy: no, no, no.
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it's all with your arms, one arm. >> oh. so is it like a workout thing? >> jimmy: i broke a sweat doing it. yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] you can get -- because you were in "old school" as well. >> i was. >> jimmy: do you get more people wanting to party with you or wanting to be diagnosed by you? >> well, they definitely don't want to be diagnosed by me after they've seen one episode of "grey's anatomy." i mean, clearly, none of us know anything. >> jimmy: you have, like, people come in like spears through their chest. >> i know. >> jimmy: and it's like insane. you would be the person i would run to if i had an emergency. >> no, you don't want to run to me because i'm in the closet making out with mcdreamy. little flip. >> jimmy: exactly, watch out. season finale, guys. "grey's anatomy" airs thursdays at 9:00 p.m. on abc. [ cheers and applause ] ellen pompeo, everybody. lea michele joins us next. come on back. ♪ [ male announcer ] what would you do for a klondike ice cream sandwich?
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. our next guest was recently named one of "time" magazine's 100 most influential people of 2010. she stars at rachel berry on the fox hit musical show "glee," which airs tuesdays at 9 p.m. please welcome lea michele, everybody.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> what's up. >> jimmy: "time" magazine, 100 most influential people. >> i know. they made a mistake i think. >> jimmy: no. >> yes, they did. no, probably not. >> jimmy: you're fantastic. did you get to meet ellen pompeo? >> i am shaking. she doesn't get it. like, i watch "grey's anatomy" all the time. >> jimmy: yeah. >> all the time, and you even made a mistake, so you're like with mcsteamy now. >> jimmy: yes. >> and i was like what, i miss one episode. >> jimmy: yeah, mcdreamy. >> and then everyone told me, you know, you made the mistake. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: thank you. thank you -- thank you for reminding me. >> no worries, no worries. i'm so happy to be here. >> jimmy: you announced the tony nominations today in new york.
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>> i did. yes. >> jimmy: how exciting was that? >> it was really awesome, and i was with jeff bridges and he's like the coolest man ever, like just awesome, really fantastic, and -- and sweet jeff bridges, that's right, yes. >> jimmy: jeff daniels. you made a mistake. >> i said that. that's what i said. wait a minute. >> jimmy: no big deal. it happens, it happens. >> there we go, so we're even. awesome. that was not scripted. >> jimmy: no, that was not. >> and that other guy i was talking about. he's so cool, and he's like the coolest man ever, but we had so much fun. >> jimmy: yeah, so it's you and jeff daniels. >> yeah. >> jimmy: just released. wait, questlove. >> 11. >> jimmy: fela? >> 11. >> jimmy: fela! >> amazing. i haven't seen it yet. >> jimmy: it's amazing. they came and performed, it was amazing. because you came from a broadway background. >> i did. i came from broadway and did shows up until i was, like, 20, 21, moved out to l.a. and "glee" was the first thing. my goal was to get on "grey's anatomy." like, i came out to l.a. i was like, i just want to do like, a guest spot. and my goal -- i didn't plan it. i thought being on television would be amazing, but i never thought that that there was really like a place for me and then i, you know, got "glee,"
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but i wanted -- i just wanted to be like a car crash victim, something bloody, and, you know. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: really. >> and "glee" happened. >> jimmy: gosh, i've got to say you are phenomenal in "glee." >> thank you, and i watch "6-bee" all the time. >> jimmy: oh you do? you saw it? >> yeah, they do. it's awesome. we watch it all the time. we were like "it's incredibly accurate and it's amazing." >> jimmy: we spoofed "glee," it was ridiculous. us and parts of the cast of "parks and recreation." and we had a battle. >> and even your dance routines are so to the tee, like exactly what we do. like, we basically just stand in one place and move our arms around a lot for most of us who are not really great dancers. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> we make it look great and you guys looked awesome too. >> jimmy: you were like -- i'm obsessed with the show and i even like have it, i download it on apple tv just so i can watch the whole thing over and over again. you're so talented. >> thanks. >> jimmy: you can sing, it's unbelievable. >> thank you. >> jimmy: you always were acting since you were a kid on broadway. >> yeah, uh-huh. 8 years old. >> jimmy: 8 years old? >> yeah, "les mis" was my first show. >> jimmy: wow. >> yeah, so i knew i was a singer, but like i said, liked to perform on stage, i never
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thought that there would be a television show that was so open to all different kinds of people. i was always told i didn't look the right way for television, i was too ethnic and brian murphy with this television show just really like, opened the doors to, you know, to everybody. >> jimmy: yeah, to everybody. it was great. but i mean, i saw you in "spring awakening." >> yes. >> jimmy: so, a lot of people probably -- you probably got a lot of attention from that one, right? >> yeah, that was the last show i did in new york and, you know, it was a wonderful success. and, actually, jonathan groff, who is on "glee" with me now, he's here with me today. >> jimmy: yeah, i just saw him back there. >> and is backstage. >> jimmy: very cool. >> and he's with me on "glee" with me now too, so that's really awesome. >> jimmy: i mean, that's so amazing, and you play kind of a nerdy character. >> yes. >> jimmy: but really cute nerdy character. >> thank you, i try to make it a little, you know. >> jimmy: no, i love you. i love your character, but you're always getting the slushy thrown on you. >> i know, but i was going to ask you. was that a real slushy that you had thrown at you. >> jimmy: don't tell me you used fake slushies. >> wait, no, we use real slushies. but you were so calm. that literally takes the air -- it's so cold.
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i had to recover for days and i looked like avatar, afterwards too. it was like, it changed my body. and it like dripped down and i take off my clothes and my entire body is covered in blue, and the only way to get it off is cover yourself with gillette shaving cream. it's like, a whole disaster. so did you do that? you did? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yes, did i that. >> that's all? why didn't you say. >> jimmy: that was before i even got the slushy thrown on me. >> oh, my god. that's crazy. >> jimmy: well that's new york. you know, things happen. >> you were just so cool about it. i was like, that's not real. >> jimmy: no, we totally -- well we have to do it, like, right after the show, we have a couple of hours to do it. so it was like, you got to do it in one take or else you've got to move on. >> well, the first time we did it, we did it in one take. after that, it mysteriously took more than one take. >> jimmy: do you have a hard time not breaking or starting to laugh when it happens? >> no, because i get so nervous, i think i'm going to pee my pants. the fear of it. i get so nervous before it happens, my stomach starts to turn. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and it's just not good. so i like to just, like, get it over with. >> jimmy: we had a guy, the second time we did the slushy thing, and he was just a -- we hired him that day and he was
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nervous and we said "all right, just come in, throw the slushy and get out." he's like "okay." >> yeah. >> jimmy: i can throw up here. no, just throw it across here. okay, no problem. throw it there and act like you do it to me every day. no big deal. we got like a half hour to do this whole thing. he's like "all right, yeah." just throw and leave it. yes, right here. he goes "okay, no problem." everyone ready. ready. we're rolling camera. rolling. he comes walking in and he goes -- and he falls down. >> oh. >> jimmy: slushy all over himself. >> i know. >> jimmy: and i didn't want -- i couldn't laugh because -- >> yeah, could you have though. >> jimmy: i couldn't because i just wondered if hurt his back or something. >> did you guys fire him? >> jimmy: he owns my house. [ laughter ] he owns my house. it's unbelievable. it's so sad. >> i thought it would be better if you said you fired him. >> jimmy: no, no, no. he ended up getting it right at the second take. >> nice. >> jimmy: i want to play this thing we call "favorites." >> okay. >> jimmy: and ask you your favorite things. favorite song you performed on "glee." >> "don't rain on my parade." is this fast, can we make it fast? because that would be really fun. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: okay, let's make it really fun. favorite song you like to perform on "glee."
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>> "don't rain on my parade." >> jimmy: favorite singer. well, you can't answer "don't rain on my parade" every time. favorite singer? favorite singer? >> alanis morrisette. >> jimmy: favorite broadway show. >> "spring awakening." >> jimmy: favorite movie. >> "almost famous." i once hit a man in dearborn, michigan. i don't know if he's alive or dead, but i think about it every day. >> jimmy: hey, that was neat. [ laughter ] [ scattered applause ] you're awesome. favorite place in new york. >> central park. >> jimmy: favorite music decade. >> ah, '70s, early '70s, not like disco, like rock. >> jimmy: like "am gold" type of stuff. >> like basically all the music in "almost famous." it's my favorite movie. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, my god. >> i'm like a jimmy fallon semi-stalker right now. >> jimmy: oh, my god, no way. oh, my god. now i'm shaking. all right, we have a clip. i want to show everyone a clip of your character and how funny and cute you are in "glee." here's lea michele. >> i need to enlist the services of the av club. >> jimmy: what did you have in mind? >> my shame in appearing so low on the g-list has made me reevaluate my image at this school and beyond. i've now realized that in today's culture of bad boy
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athletes and celebrity sex tapes, a good reputation is no good at all. artie, you know how our glee club assignment was to find a song with a bad reputation and rehabilitate it. well, mine is going to afford me the worst reputation in this school. rachel berry is going to get a little down and dirty. >> i'm going to stop you. you had me at sex tape. how can i help? >> hold on to your hat, because rachel berry is going to become musically promiscuous. >> jimmy: look at you. >> you never know. >> jimmy: i know, she's all excited. lea michele. "glee" airs tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. on fox. ok go performs next. there they are in the bud light lime green room. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] at toyota, we're committed to providing our customers with safe, reliable cars. that's why we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. and we've also made our comprehensive star safety system standard on every vehicle we make. ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we've got a big show coming up tomorrow night. from "community," the very funny joel mchale will be here. [ cheers and applause ] from "the vampire diaries" on cw nina dobrev will be stopping by. [ cheers and applause ] legendary member of pink floyd roger waters will be joining us. [ cheers and applause ] and we'll have music from new pornographers. so, hope to see you back here tomorrow night. but first, our next guest, oh are they good. gosh, i love these guys. ♪ when the morning comes i'm already singing the song, i'm very excited about this. they're grammy-winning rock band, well-known for their inventive music videos. they're here tonight to perform the song "this too shall pass"
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from their latest album "of the blue color of the sky," please welcome ok go. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ you know you can't keep letting it get you down and you can't keep dragging that dead weight around ♪ ♪ is it really all that much to lug around better run like hell when you hit the ground ♪ ♪ when the morning comes when the morning comes
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can't stop those kids from dancing ♪ ♪ but why would you want to especially when you are already getting good ♪ ♪ 'cause when your mind don't move then your knees don't bend but don't go blaming the kids again ♪ ♪ when the morning comes when the morning comes when the morning comes when the morning comes ♪ ♪ when the morning comes when the morning comes
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♪ ♪ let it go this too shall pass let it go this too shall pass ♪ ♪ you know you can't keep letting it get you down oh is it really all that much to lug around ♪ ♪ and you can't keep letting it get you down this too shall pass ♪ ♪ when the morning comes oh you can't keep letting it get you down no you can't keep letting ♪ ♪ it get you down when the morning comes oh you can't keep letting it get you down no you can't keep letting ♪ ♪ it get you down when the morning comes when the morning comes
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when the morning comes ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yes. thnk you. thank you. and thank you. and thank you. and thank you, guys. ok go! check out their album "of the blue color of the sky." see them live wednesday in washington, d.c. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey. my thanks to ellen pompeo, lea michele, ok go and the greatest band in late night, the roots right there. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "carson daly." thanks for watching. have a good night. i hope to see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪

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