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>> three people were killed when up to 40 vehicles were involved in a crash along a michigan interstate. police believe the crash was caused by a sheet of black ice. visibility was limited during the snowfall. several semi-trucks were involved. john glenn, a long serving senator and the first man to >> he made history when he completed a space flight and he served for a quarter of a severn ryin the senate and reserved to space aboard discovery, the oldest person to do so. >> astronauts are part of a
>> reporter: jim lufbl doesn't act 88 years old sitting in his son's illinois restaurant wearing a red christmas sweater he spoke of glenn as a standout. >> he was a real straight arrow and a natural leader. the first seven of course that were all test pilots and they lived off the edge and were like cowboys. john sort of said everything was done right. >> reporter: never mind lufbl is an iconic figure his admiration for this nelly astronaut is unbridled. >> he contributed quite a bit more than the rest of us to the quality of life here in the united states. >> reporter: when asked how his friend should be remembered he
>> i think the world should remember him as a pioneer, as somebody who did initial exploration of a new science. >> reporter: jim was born in ohio and spent his years here graduating fromjuneau high. the salvation army is gearing up for christmas meal with over 8,000 people fed on christmas day. it is the largest meal of its kind served across the nation. a rare gold red coin was placed in the kettle at the wal-mart on red wolf run. the coin was minted in the first year making it more valuable. >> this coin was first printed in 1978 and that is the date on
them. it is from south africa. >> that coin could be worth up to $1200. the slopes are active and we caught people in action braving the cold to shed some fresh snow. >> not only will it feel like winter but it will look like it. >> people are spraying down the rink at arrow park and it will soon turn into a sheet of ice for a state. let's go to john malon. >> you can see the jet stream to the south of milwaukee. that is the polar jet. we are getting a bulge in the jet stream over the weekend allowing low pressure systems to come from the west and bring us snow and early into the middle of next week the cold pushes in and this will be colder than we have now. our current temperatures are basically in the 20s across the state because we had clouds.
up so we will see the temperatures drop into the teens. the air we are drawing from is up in canada where it is 29 below 0 in fort smith. temperatures here, 25 milwaukee, 26 port washington, 21 in waukesha but the winds are still strong. 14 miles per hour in wash saw, 13 in mick and racine and the wind chill is 14 in milwaukee and 7 in geneva. you see the cloud line dissipating and breaking up as it moves from north to south. we had a few flurries earlier. here is the low pressure system for saturday and sunday pushing in across the intermountain region giving them the snow right now. how much snow saturday night into sunday with round one? 3-4 inches in most locations including milwaukee and waukesha
and walworth and if you are going to the west. a little trough that pushes through overnight tonight generated those flurries earlier is out of the picture. we get some sunshine and breaks in the clouds tomorrow. on saturday, watch the clouds quickly spread in and by about 5:00-5:30 the snow spreads in continuing on into saturday night and more snow into sunday. for tonight, party cloudy skies, 17 and then 20 at the lake shore. wind chills close to 0 at times. breezy, cold and party cloudy tomorrow and 24 with wind chills around 10 and right into saturday we start seeing clouds, light snow developing after 4:00-5:00 high of 24 and mostly accumulating snow coming saturday night into sunday mor morning. more snow develop late sunday and overnight sunday into monday a couple more inches possible.
after that. 20 on tuesday with a chance of still light snow or flurries and only in the teens wednesday and thursday. check out reana day queen. she is 10 and adorable. it is 20 degrees and she is bundle up. >> it is cold. >> wind chills around 10 degrees. >> thanks, john. let me get this pretty jacket over here. >> even for this wisconsin weather can be a little arctic.
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clay matthews limited at practice but he is ahead of schedule according to the time line mike mccarthy gave yesterday. matthews is trying to get his shamed re shoulder back to a hundred percent after last week. >> i was enc the range of motion but after the first three plays it wasn't where i was at so we stopped on the passing situations. you know what? i didn't set myself back so i don't feel like a lost any momentum moving forward. i happen -- you are just happy to be ahead when you are dealing with this.
the texans the packers have to deal with this and week hear how dix was handling the weather because he was mic'd up. >> i am going to get this pretty jacket over here. >> hey, ref. only ball is if i catch it. >> you feel good? >> i feel real good. >> i love when they are mic'd up. still to come, a rivalry dating back to 1917.
to beat. >> what i have seen is one of the best teams in the united states. the very first thing you recognize is their winning experience. the one thing that stuck out that i didn't know until i started diving into it is how well they are rebounding the ball. they have been monsters on the backboard. as good as anyone in the country in that respect. >> these two teams have played every year except one since 1958. last year the golden eagles beat the badgers but this year the badgers are more experienced than when they played marquette last year. >> it was unorganized and we didn't have an identity at the time. we held the ball and a lot and didn't move the ball. i think we will be much better off this time around. we have been playing together for over a year now so i think we have our identity down.
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tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- robert de niro. pharrell williams. musical guest, pharrell williams and kim burrell. and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 587, alberta! >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ?? ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh!
a dog pound, my dog pound. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: welcome! welcome to "the tonight show," everybody. you're here. you made it. [ cheers and applause ] that's what i'm talking about. big show tonight. it's going to be fun. you guys, this weekend is santacon, which is the annual bar crawl where people dress up like santa claus for a day of drinking. [ cheers and applause ] that's right, a drunken bar crawl wearing a sa as the real santa calls that, december 26th. [ cheers and applause ] i did read that a growing trend among families is giving their kids a few small presents ahead of christmas to break up the tension of getting everything on christmas day. they actually have an interesting name for this. hanukkah. [ laughter and applause ] they're calling it hanukkah. great name. this is very interesting. i heard that putting cinnamon and nutmeg into your baked goods for the holidays can
[ audience ohs ] then certain other people were like, "i know something else you can -- [ laughter and applause ] -- put in your baked goods. marijuana, dude!" oh, come on. >> steve: we get it. bake at 420, dude. >> jimmy: why is he yelling so loud? he got so excited about his answer. >> steve: he's very excited. >> jimmy: i knew what you were talking about. >> steve: you know what i'm talking about, dude. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: get this, you guys. david and victoria beckham's 11-year-old son cruise just released his first sin [ audience ohs ] called, "if every day was christmas." [ light laughter ] i'm pretty sure if you're the son of david and victoria beckham, every day is christmas. [ cheers and applause ] "i have my own butler and i'm quite good looking. merry christmas. i own a stadium." [ laughter ] ?? i can't relate to that song. [ light laughter ] >> steve: he owns the stadium.
leonardo dicaprio met with trump last night to talk about the environment. he even handed trump a copy of his environmental documentary, "before the flood." if you haven't seen the film yet, you can pick up a copy in the dumpster behind trump tower. [ laughter and applause ] "i can't wait to watch this -- fall into my trash can." but president obama's still got a little while left in office and in an interview with "people" magazine, obama said that he loves living with his mother-in-law in the white house. [ laughter ] he said that he's really sad that it's come to an end in just 42 days, 7 hours, and 9 minutes. "there's the bus stop. nice knowing you." [ applause ] i heard about a new literary app that will actually send you full-length books via a series of texts. seems like an interesting idea. in fact, they've even updated some classic books to sound more like text messages. >> steve: really? >> jimmy: yeah, take a look at this. first one's from "moby dick." it says, "call me.
>> steve: oh, wow. >> jimmy: like a modern -- >> steve: they're making it modern. they're making these books -- >> jimmy: yeah, i mean here's one from "romeo and juliet." >> steve: okay. >> jimmy: it says, "juliet, art thou up?" [ laughter and applause ] here's a charles dickens classic, "a tale of two cities." it says "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, i don't know, whatevs." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: whatevs. modern. >> jimmy: whatevs. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: next one is from mark twain's "tom sawyer." it says, "group text, who wants to come help paint a fence? friz [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: i'll do it for the beer and the pizza. and finally, this last one is from "animal farm." it just says -- a poop emoji. [ laughter and applause ] it's a classic. >> steve: classic. classic. >> jimmy: some health news, you guys. a recent study said that even one drink a day can be harmful to heart health. so if you're thinking about drinking some wine, just wait a a month until a new study says it's good for you again. [ laughter and applause ]
and finally, i don't know if you saw this. did you see this news clip? man, it's funny. some newscasters in oklahoma were reporting on a story about a beaver that broke into a a dollar store last week. [ light laughter ] check out how it went. >> apparently they're the most popular creatures right now. >> this time of year. beaver breeding. >> those little guys are cute and cuddly looking. the beavers i've seen are bigger. [ laughter ] >> they're not. >> yeah, and they don't look as friendly. so i don't know. maybe i've seen my beavers in [ laughter ] >> moving on. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: stop talking. we have a great show, you guys. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ?? ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: it's been a great
tomorrow night, the always entertaining dwayne johnson will be here. [ cheers and applause ] got a cool special coming up. it's really good. plus we have the very funny kevin nealon. [ cheers and applause ] oh my god, we love kevin nealon. and music from gary clark jr. you don't want to miss that. it's a good show. [ cheers and applause ] but first, it's always a great day when this gentleman stops by. he's the co-director of "a bronx tale" on broadway and also stars in the new film called "the comedian." robert de niro is in the house today. >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] hey, bobby d! >> jimmy: robert de niro. oh my gosh. he's the best. plus, he has a new movie coming out that he produced. it's called "hidden figures." pharrell williams is here, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] he produced it. we're going to talk to pharrell and then he's going to perform a song with kim burrell off the "hidden figures" soundtrack later in the show. so thank you. [ cheers and applause ] i had fun last night after the show.
went to the garden, it's right down the street. madison square garden, they always treat me great. they're very nice over there. and they're playing the cavs. [ cheers ] yeah, and it was a close game. they only lost by like 45 points. [ laughter ] >> steve: pretty good. >> jimmy: so yeah, i mean lebron, yeah. it was really good. nail biter, if you have really long nails. [ light laughter ] anyways, i'm there and i -- they sit me courtside, which is wild. that's amazing. right there, you see how just giant these athletes are. it's amazing sitting there. i go, "wow, this is so good." jumbotron, you know, if you're sitting courtside. so i'm sitting there, i go -- and i see the cameras. they go,weut you up." there's three cameras, so you know you're gonna be on. so i go, "hey," i'm waving at the jumbotron, smiling. [ light laughter ] you know, and you do whatever, and so you hope don't get booed, you know. and so you just do it. so i do that, great. and then i get an e-mail from my wife. she goes, "i saw you on the -- at the game. i saw you on the thing. you looked cute. i think you have a little pepper in your teeth."
lee and i go, "do i have pepper?" and he goes, "oh my god, yeah. sorry." [ laughter ] only your wife would notice. i go, "i was just on the jumbotron." [ light laughter ] the biggest screen, and all these people, and i'm waving into the camera. it's on msg, and everyone's watching the cavs play the knicks, you know. and i go -- also, you can't have food at the garden that will give you pepper. it's hot dogs and chicken tenders and fries, so that means fatty ate a taco on the way over to the seat. the garden, that's five minutes away. [ laughter ] "jimmy fallon there clearly doesn't floss bere totally embarrassing. but it was really cool, they took care of me. we had some cool news here today, guys. one of my all-time favorites, tom petty, just announced that he's going back on tour with his band, the heartbreakers. [ cheers and applause ] tom petty and the heartbreakers. they're going back on tour in honor of their 40th anniversary. it is really exciting news. i cannot wait. here to tell us more about the tour, live from his recording
man himself, tom petty! [ cheers and applause ] tom, thanks for joining us. are you looking forward to the upcoming tour? >> yeah, jimmy, i'm really excited. should be a lot of fun. >> jimmy: yeah. that's great. [ laughter ] do you know what songs you're going to play? >> yeah, jimmy, i'm really excited. should be a lot of fun. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: okay. well, any -- any chance that you can hook >> yeah, jimmy, i'm really excited. should be a lot of fun. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: all right, tom, i think i know what's going on. you're not actually live. you just sent us one clip of you saying the same generic answer. is that right? >> yeah, jimmy, i'm really excited. [ laughter ] should be a lot of fun. >> jimmy: you know what, i'm going to test this out. who was the 14th president of the united states? >> franklin pierce.
>> jimmy: wait. so you are live? >> yeah, jimmy, i'm really excited. [ laughter ] should be a lot of fun. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very much, tom. tickets go on sale friday december 16th for tom petty and the heartbreakers' 40th anniversary tour. [ cheers and applause ] you can find out all the details at tompetty.com. oh, man. i love that guy. guys, we have exactly 12 shows left before we go on christmas break. >> steve: what? >> jimmy: which means it's time for that beloved "tonight show" tradition. it's time for 12 days of christmas sweaters! [ cheers and applause ] ? twleve days of christmas sweaters twelve days left ? ?? >> jimmy: this is exciting! oh. [ cheers and applause ] hey. nice to see you again. how are you, man? >> i'm good, thank you. >> jimmy: happy birthday, man. >> thanks very much. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: that is right. it is your birthday, right, today? >> in february.
>> jimmy: every show between now and christmas, we're giving one lucky audience member an awesome christmas sweater from the countdown to christmas cabinet. [ cheers and applause ] now, since there are 12 shows left, let's open door number 12. ooh. ?? [ cheers and applause ] oh, wow, whoa, wow. santa of diamonds and hearts. oh. [ cheers ] hi-eee! hi-eee! hi there! and we also have a cool -- oh, look at the elbow patches on this gem. you're going to freak out. check this out. ready? ??
a little wonky. anyway, let's see who's going home with tonight's christmas sweater. everyone look at your seat number. now, if i call your number, i need you to jump up and let me know where you are. quest, can i get a drum roll, please? [ drum roll ] who wants me to pick their number? [ cheers and applause ] 211! ?? [ cheers and applause ] ?? hi, come here. hey, how are you? [ applause ] this is fantastic. you won the first. congratulations! this is big. hi. what is your name? >> taylor. >> jimmy: taylor, where are you from? >> south plain field, new jersey. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. it gets chilly in new jersey, does it not? yeah. do you have one of these? >> no, i actually do not. [ light laughter ] i had to borrow my friend's last week for a party. >> jimmy: oh, my god. do you want to try it on? >> yes.
taylor's going to put it on. [ cheers and applause ] this is going to be fantastic. it's going to be good. oh, this is -- look at this. you can rock this. look at how good you look. that's fantastic. [ cheers and applause ] oh, it looks great! congratulations! >> thank you. >> jimmy: thank you so much! yeah. stick around, you guys. we'll be right back with more of "the tonight show," everybody. taylor, congratulations. [ cheers and applause ]
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?? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. hey, guys, it is time for "tonight show" hashtags. here we go. ?? ? hashtags hashtags ? ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: this is a game that we play on twitter, where i send out the topic and you guys send in the tweets. so, since donald trump may soon gain the ability to send out
and i sent out a hashtag called #textfail. we got a ton of great ones. so now i'd like to share my favorite text fail tweets from you guys. here we go. this first one's from @rockatbrock. he says, "my parents texted me, are you near your phone? i texted, no. they replied, okay, text me when you are." [ laughter and applause ] next one is from @adamtjensen. he said, "after a snowstorm i hey, ryan, i'm afraid i won't make it in today. instead, i texted, hey, ryan, i'm afraid." [ laughter and applause ] it's okay, dude. >> steve: i appreciate your honesty, man. >> jimmy: yeah, i appreciate it. >> steve: don't come in today, man. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: next one's from @ifeelgreat. >> steve: well, good. >> jimmy: she says, "replied to my dad with 'idk,' he said, 'what's idk?' i said, 'i don't know.' he said, 'then why are you using it?'" and i go -- [ applause ] and you said that -- but i said that you --
>> jimmy: this one's from @tonyjoe621. he says, "my mom's phone autocorrected "gps" to "god," so her message read, okay, god says we're 42 minutes away." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: you're 42 minutes away. >> jimmy: thank you, god. >> steve: make a left. make a left. you missed it. recalculating. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: this one's from @nickhreynolds. he says, "my dad texted my playing spider. then he replayed saying, sorry, thought you were google." [ laughter and applause ] football playing spider. >> steve: what? >> jimmy: is that a famous thing? >> steve: why would you need to google football playing spider? >> jimmy: now i want to google it. >> steve: yeah. >> steve: i don't know, it sounds funny. >> steve: football playing spider? >> jimmy: i don't know. this one's from @halloranpj. he says, "wife sent out a pic of new outfit, asked if it made her look big. i tried to reply nooo, got auto corrected to moo."
how do you explain that one, man. >> steve: no, i didn't mean -- >> jimmy: this one is from @themoviechair. he says, "i texted missing you to my wife when she was at work. she texted back, ok." [ light laughter ] >> steve: glad to know. >> jimmy: last one is from @hollynheron. she said, "i texted the wrong number trying to buy weed. the fourth time, they replied, wrong number, but if you get weed, hit me up." there you have it, those are "tonight show" hashtags. to check out more of our favorites, go to tonightshow.com/hashtags. we'll be right back with robert de niro ladies and gentlemen! [ cheers and applause ] ?? ?? the itsy bitsy spidewent up the waterspout.
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>> jimmy: our first guest this evening is a multiple academy and golden globe award-winning actor. he is the best. and now -- yeah, i know. we just love him. [ cheers ] now has co-directed his first broadway musical of "a bronx tale," which has just opened at the longacre theatre. he also stars alongside an impressive cast in a big, new movie called, "the comedian," which will be in theaters february 3rd. please welcome back to our ?? [ cheers and applause ] ?? ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: they love you. come on. new york city. yeah, they gotta give a a standing ovation for you, buddy. thank you for coming back to the show. [ cheers ] i know.
[ cheers and applause ] we have a lot to talk about. i want to talk about the broadway play. you have the movie. but also, congratulations, you just got the presidential medal of freedom. >> yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: which is the highest honor you can get as a civilian from the president. congratulations. >> yeah, thank you. >> jimmy: how was -- what was that like? >> it was great. it was very emotional, too. it was the last time that obama would be doing that. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and he really enjoys it. was saying and how he -- the whole -- the whole ceremony was emotional. >> jimmy: yeah, i would bet it was emotional. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i mean, i loved -- what a great class you were in. you were with springsteen and tom hanks and ellen degeneres and lorne michaels and kareem abdul-jabar and michael jordan. >> yeah. >> jimmy: it was just -- [ cheers ] and everyone was just amazing. [ applause ] it was surreal to watch. i go, "oh, my god." but i remember, i was watching because i grew up loving james cagney movies, and one of
one where he's george m. cohan? at the end of the movie, the end of the whole movie, he gets the presidential medal of freedom from the president, and that's the end of the movie. that's, like, the best thing you could ever get, and you got it. >> yeah, i mean -- [ cheers and applause ] no, i t's been so ma sii -- i saw the movie, but i -- i want to see that again just to see the end. >> jimmy: oh, it's the best. >> and you said dancing down the stairs. >> jimmy: but then, he tap dances down the stairs. >> yeah, it's great. >> jimmy: yeah, and he goes out, they're singing his song. and he's singing, and he's not singing. he's walking with them. but the guy goes, "whath you t meer the words?" he goes, "i believe i do," or something. i don't remember. something like that. [ laughter ] i haven't seen it in a while either. anyways, i should have stuck with the other story. >> yeah, right. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, the other one was much better. hey, congrats also on "a bronx tale." you are now a director of a a broadway musical. [ cheers and applause ] i saw you on opening night. congratulations. >> thank you. >> jimmy: that was a fun night. >> that s me and jerry zaks. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> jerry really did the heavy lifting, but he's a a wonderful -- >> jimmy: jerry is a great
>> jimmy: i went to the play. did you hear, by any chance, during the play, did you hear any unwrapping of a candy at all? >> i did. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i have to apologize because that was my mom. >> i thought so. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i brought -- yeah, no. i brought my mom. i saw you at the opening. it was amazing, and we're watchinglay. the p it's great. there's good singers. they're all great actors. and my mom puts her hand in her purse, and all of a sudden you just hear, like -- [ unwrapping ] [ laughter ] and i just kind of said in my ahead, i go, "i hope that's not my mom." you know? [ light laughter ] she would do, you know? so i'm just watching the serious part of the play where he's talking about, "it's better to be loved than feared." he's like, "should be fear" -- you know. "you should be loved, and" -- and she's like -- [ unwrapping ] [ laughter ] and i go, "oh, my gosh." i go, "i'm gonna say something. i'm gonna freak out." so i look over -- i mean, you're there, billy joel is here, tommy mottola is right behind me, and, i'm like, just rvous. and she'doing this, and i go -- and she puts her hd out, and she goes, "do you want an altoid?" [ laughter ] because she can't hear. she can't hear, so she's yelling loudand i go, "shush.
and then i go, "how did you make that much noise with an altoid that comes in a tin -- it comes in a tin container?" [ laughter ] "what were you unwrapping?" "i put it in a zip lock bag." [ laughter ] "all right. stop talking." i hope it didn't distract you too much. >> no, no. >> jimmy: it was fantastic, and you guys, again, at the end, everyone got a standing ovation. it's at the longacre theatre. if you're in new york city, go see "a bronx tale." it's great. [ cheers and applause ] congratulations on that. so much work goes into those things. >> yeah, a lot, a lot. >> jimmy: i mean, how long have you been working on the script and -- >> well, for years. i mean, we -- i always felt it would be a wonderful musical. and, like, 15 years ago, i -- or even more, i asked chazz to, you know, what'd he think, blah, blah, blah. he had some -- some -- a a musician had written some stuff, and it sounded bad, and so i just let it go. i never thought that -- i just let it go, foolishly. >> jimmy: yeah.
jane rosenthal and chazz were sitting around, and we were saying, "let's do it." you know? "let's" -- a so w an? then we're trying to figure that out and finally -- >> jimmy: you cracked it. >> we figured it out. >> jimmy: you cracked it. it's great. congrats on that. also, you have a movie called "the comedian" out, which is great. you play a struggling comedian that was a -- you had a hit sitcom. and now he's just kind of a a struggling comedian doing all the clubs around here. at governors, you do -- i know that you're at the friars club, know, i'm a friar. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i'm a member, yeah. yeah. >> i've seen you there. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, exactly. [ light laughter ] but you -- i saw you in some interview, and you said that you asked a lot of comedians for advice and stuff like that -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: and how to do standup, which is funny, because i never got to -- [ laughter ] >> you never -- i never called you. sorry. >> jimmy: yeah, you never called me, nor e-mailed, your agent, nobody. yeah, nobody at all. even when i saw you, you go, "yeah, bye." [ laughter ] it was actually, you went out of your way to not ask me. >> now i remember because we were talking, and you said, "is
>> jimmy: exactly, yeah. >> and i said, "no, no." >> jimmy: "no, no, nothing at all. leave me alone." yeah. >> no, but i of course would have asked you if i -- i don't know, if i ever, if we ever -- >> jimmy: oh, come on. i love the friars club so much. all the writers here at the show are members of the friars club. in fact i'm on the menu of the friars club, if you look down here. jimmy fallon's favorite chicken chow mein -- [ light laughter ] and that's pretty -- and that's major league. i don't see -- i don't see your name on this thing. [ laughter ] >> no, i know. i know. i know. [ applause ] >> jimmy: got a play, got a a movie, presidential medal of freedom. you don't got chicken chow mein, buddy. that's what i'm talking about. [ laughter ] >> well, you saw the one scene where -- >> jimmy: yeah, i know. no, i'm with you. >> i don't want to say it. >> jimmy: you can't say it on tv of what people think of the chow mein. [ laughter ] anyway, it's in the movie where billy crystal makes a cameo. but, it must have been fun. was it fun for you to get up
>> it's very, very hard, and i worked with jessica kirson and lewis friedman -- >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> and with jim norton, and they were great. but it's -- it's much harder than, well, you know, than you would think, and -- >> jimmy: well, basically, what happens is you get heckled by some guy. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and he's got a camera on you. >> well that and the story, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, and then you punch this guy because you're robert de niro, and that's what you do. >> no, no. >> jimmy: but you're the character, eddie. so - out, and it goes viral. >> yeah. i mean, that's the character, whatever, he -- i mean, i was actually told by the comedians that i talked with, jessica, lewis freedman, and jim, i think, and others that -- that doesn't happen often. to get to that point would really be not a stretch, but something like that. but that's the story, and that's how we wanted to -- we had to try and make that work
so hopefully, we -- >> jimmy: i've seen that, i've seen that. >> you've seen -- yeah. >> jimmy: i saw one. there was a ventriloquist with a puppet, and the guy got in a a fight with the puppet. [ laughter ] the puppet was insulting his wife or something. he was like, "at least i tried to strangle the puppet," which is hilarious. but anyways, you ended up having to go to community service. and you meet leslie mann, and you strike up a relationship. and, i don't know, i just -- i thought it was really, really cool. and, it's tons of great people. patti lupone is in this. danny devito is great in it as i want to show a clip. here's robert de niro and danny devito in "the comedian" in theaters, february 3rd. check this out. >> i can't do it anymore. i can't take the aggravation. >> i don't know what to say. i mean, i'm so -- aggravated as it is. i'm trying to get something going over here. >> either way, i thought you killed at the wedding. i thought you killed. you smashed. you knocked it out on the park. it was great. >> i had fun doing it. >> brittany loved it. she was never happier. >> well, good. well, that's good. that's good. that's what it's all about.
anywhere, you let me know. i'll come. we'll have a beer. >> okay, that i appreciate. >> okay? >> yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i love that. i love danny devito, too. >> yeah, tell me about it. he's terrific. he's great. >> jimmy: our thanks to robert de niro. go see "a bronx tale" on broadway. pharrell williams joins us after the break. stick around, everybody! [ cheers and applause ]
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?? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. i forgot to ask questlove because i -- everyone does a a robert de niro impression. you know, it's like -- "little bit." you know how you do that? i think the worst person to do a robert de niro impression is tina fey. [ light laughter ] and she's terrible. and she -- and i go -- and she'll admit it, and she comes, and she goes like -- [ light laughter ] she just doesn't understand what to do. but then, i saw questlove's impression of robert de niro, and i just want to show it to you. this is the worst impression i've ever seen, of
[ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] he's so -- it looks nothing like -- it's my favorite thing i've ever seen. oh, that's good. [ light laughter ] not only is our next guest a a grammy award-winning artist, he also produced the new film, "hidden figures," which opens in select theaters december 25th and nationwide on january 6th. [ applause ] ladies and gentlemen, please om [ cheers and applause ] ?? ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. >> jimmy: wow. >> big white spaceship, really?
>> jimmy: yeah, they always -- they always put extra thought into -- into every song that comes out. >> please make some noise for the greatest band. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, yeah. you look great, man. good to see you. >> thank you, man. >> jimmy: as always, i saw on either instagram or something, you were just traveling in paris. >> yes, sir. >> jimmy: were you with david blaine there or? >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, does he -- did he scare you? >> well, look, he's a -- he's a a friend to a lot of us. but he's the only friend you know that, like, just swallows frogs and regurgitates them at will. >> jimmy: he freaked us out. he came on -- he was the best. i've never seen magic like this in my lifetime. i was frightened. my legs were weak. he was playing -- he was like, "look at these cards." >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: "think of a number." and i go, "okay. i'm thinking of a number." and he goes -- and he throws up a frog. and i go, "oh my god!"