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3:05 am ♪ [ cheers and applause ] welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. thank you so much for coming here. it's going to be a fun show. let's fill you in on the news here, you guys. big election news. today, texas governor rick perry officially dropped out of the race for president. [ cheers and applause ] yeah. he just couldn't get over that one campaign hurdle -- you know, talking. [ laughter ] did you see this today? president obama aired his first campaign ad of 2012 which promotes his record on clean energy. obama's a big environmentalist. in fact, for the election, he plans to recycle the same promises he made four years ago. [ laughter ] isn't that nice? [ cheers and applause ] isn't that thoughtful? that's so green -- that's so
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green of him. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: speaking of president obama, next week, president obama will visit iowa, arizona, las vegas, denver and detroit. not because he's campaigning, just 'cause all he could afford was a southwest flight with a bunch of layovers, but -- [ laughter ] he'll be in all those states. some more political news. yesterday on cnn, newt gingrich said if he's elected president, he plans to offer sarah palin a very big role in the white house. not only that, gingrich said also he plans to eat a very big roll in the white house. [ laughter ] >> steve: maybe a grand. >> jimmy: some business news here. yahoo! co-founder jerry yang announced that he is stepping down to pursue other interests. i can see why he left yahoo!. at this point, even when cowboys get excited, they're like -- ♪ google! [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] okay. ♪ google!
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this is pretty cool. ryan seacrest is launching his own television network called access tv. [ laughter ] yeah. which is great, because until now, my only option for checking out seacrest was "american idol," "american top 40," "e! news," "on air with ryan seacrest" and "dick clark's rockin' new year's eve." [ laughter ] but that's it. >> steve: yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i need my ryan sea. >> steve: you got to have some sea. >> jimmy: i need my rc, man. >> steve: some vitamin c. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i need my crustacean, man. [ laughter ] this is crazy. yesterday, a woman in washington ended up giving birth in a hospital elevator. it was weird. her husband was like, "push, push." and the guy by the buttons was like, "which one? there's like 20 floors here, man." [ laughter ] "i don't know." "talking to my wife." [ laughter ] "how dare you interrupt. you rascal, you rascal. now, push." [ light laughter ]
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that's right. a woman gave birth in an elevator, which explains the baby's first words -- "how about that weather we're having?" [ laughter ] "mondays, right?" [ laughter and applause ] "guess we're taking a local." [ light laughter ] and finally, a new study found that 68% of americans are overweight or obese, while the rest are both. [ laughter ] we have a great show tonight. give it up for roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we have got a great show tonight! this guy can do it all. his new movie, "haywire," is in theaters tomorrow. ewan mcgregor joins us! [ cheers and applause ] ladies love ewan. >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: ll cool ewan. check this out. we're going to fix some stuff with the experts from "ask this old house"!
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[ cheers and applause ] >> steve: aw, my favorite crew. >> jimmy: they're the greatest. thursdays 8:30, pbs. >> steve: love it. >> jimmy: "ask this old house." they're going to show me what's up. >> steve: fantastic. >> jimmy: and we got music. great, great music. god, this band came here last time and just smacked a home run. and they're going to hit another one right now. the avett brothers are going to be here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: come on. come on. >> jimmy: i just want to show everybody this. i got the new "rolling stone," new "rolling stone" magazine. just came out. check this out. the cover is ziggy stardust. [ cheers ] that's my man david bowie on the cover of "rolling stone" mag. you go one page, two page. on the third pages, that's us. right there you go. [ cheers and applause ] you can zoom out. zoom out a little bit there. look at that. >> steve: look at that. >> jimmy: i mean, how -- great is our wardrobe and hair and makeup department?
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i mean, these guys, you've got to give them props. they're the best in the business. look at that. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ that's amazing. do you see that? isn't that crazy? that was wild, man. that was, like, freaking me out. [ light laughter ] it's pretty cool. thank you, "rolling stone." hey, guys, it's time for "late night hashtags." here we go. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hashtags hashtags hashtags hashtags hashtags ♪ >> jimmy: i'm not asking any questions anymore, man. [ laughter ] >> steve: i was on it. >> jimmy: you were always doing ten other things. >> steve: i was on it. >> jimmy: yeah, i can tell. you were -- what were you doing? like a sudoku and going on youtube. [ light laughter ] >> yeah, i was getting the next tune ready. >> jimmy: i know. you're always getting -- ready. he's always doing ten things. multi-tasker. >> steve: he's a tasker. >> jimmy: he's a task master. >> steve: task master general. >> jimmy: you guys -- [ laughter ] hashtags. these are lists on twitter -- are you guys on twitter? [ cheers and applause ] okay, so this -- we do a fun thing every wednesday night. we ask you guys -- we give you a hashtag. we give you a topic. and we ask you to send in some
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tweets. so, since the super bowl's coming up in a few weeks, i went on twitter and started a hashtag called "game day superstition." and i asked you guys at home to tweet out something funny, weird or crazy that you or someone else does for sports games. sports games? [ laughter ] >> steve: bravo. >> jimmy: who writes -- some writer who doesn't know anything about sports wrote this. [ laughter ] sports games? >> steve: sports games? [ in nerdy voice ] >> jimmy: "yeah, watching the sports games together." [ laughter ] "throw in the inflatable ball. one man catches while another man throws it to another man." >> steve: "and then they'll retrieve it from the other end and try to manually take it down the field, which i believe is 100 meters." >> jimmy: "yeah, and in return, getting seven victory points." [ laughter ] >> steve: "do they roll a 20-sided dice during this event or no?" >> jimmy: "i certainly do." [ light laughter ] >> steve: "how many hits --" >> jimmy: we've got thousands of tweets, you guys. >> steve: about sports games. >> jimmy: about sports games. >> steve: yeah. [ light laughter ]
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>> jimmy: yeah, that writer has nothing -- no idea about sports. [ light laughter ] in fact, within ten minutes it became a trending topic in the united states, you guys, which is awesome. [ cheers and applause ] thank you for sending in those tweets! so, now, let's check out some of my favorite game day superstitions from you guys. here we go. this first one is from at @bjoggerest. [ light laughter ] he says, "whenever a friend comes over to watch the bills, my dad has to knight them with the tv remote before they can sit down." [ laughter ] "i dub thee -- sir chex mix-a-lot." [ laughter ] this one's from @mariepaige27. she says, "my uncle ropes off the living room and tells everyone, 'only believers beyond this point.'" [ laughter ] "whoa, there. not so fast, stranger." [ laughter ] >> steve: i'm not invited? >> jimmy: "have i knighted you?" "dad, i got to go to the bathroom." [ light laughter ] this one's from at @jbarmyrules. she said, "dad has to listen to 'eye of the tiger' before all
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patriots games. apparently, the team can feel the song through him." [ laughter ] >> steve: yeah. like a third -- like -- >> jimmy: "brady will know. he'll know if i don't do it." ♪ the eye of the tiger [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ rising up i forget how it goes. ♪ rising up back on the street ♪ [ mumbling lyrics ] ♪ ♪ it's the eye of the tiger and the -- ♪ all right. ♪ >> steve: the new jersey lottery is -- [ light laughter ] we're going to dub that all in later. >> jimmy: yeah. this one's from @thezackattack. he says, "before all my high school basketball games, i used my buddy's phone to leave myself an inspirational voicemail." [ laughter ]
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"hey, zack. this is zack." [ laughter ] [ in nerdy voice ] >> steve: "you're going to score a lot of victory points today." [ laughter ] "these sports games." >> jimmy: this next one is from @superbass911. he says, "my dad refuses to cut his hair or shave during the jets season. he looked like chewbacca walking my sister down the aisle." [ laughter ] [ imitates chewbacca ] i can't do chewbacca. this one is from at @bachrocks11. bach. [ in nerdy voice ] >> steve: "bach rocks." >> jimmy: "sporting goods. i listen to beethoven." >> steve: "i love what i do. that's what i'm --" >> jimmy: "right before the game, i hype myself up to get ready to --" >> steve: "it's either beethoven or -- for my team." [ laughter ] [ in snooty voice ] >> jimmy: "i get out my pennant, my long fur coat." >> steve: "yes. a -- hat. i have a -- and i'll roll around the stadium. and when they touch field goals, i shall give a salute with a warm mug of beer." [ laughter ] "and a crusty piece of toast with a -- cream and a --" [ laughter and applause ]
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the gait of the tail. >> jimmy: "oh yay to sporting games." [ laughter ] >> steve: "bravo." >> jimmy: "bravo." @bachrocks11. she says, "dad watches 'brian's song,' eats lucky charms and cries before super bowls, and says that's what the game's about." [ laughter ] are you sure? this one's from @thatssotaylor. she says, "if we record the game, my brother pauses the dvr before every pass and whispers -- [ whispering ] 'this is it.'" [ laughter ] eight-hour game. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: hold it. this one's from @aberdeendrive. she says, "my husband refuses to wear deodorant during cowboy's games. says, 'if my boys are sweating, so am i.'" [ laughter ] oh, the couch is all yours, buster. go for it. >> steve: he means the game -- the guys on the team boys,
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not -- [ laughter ] [ in snooty voice ] >> "hmm, a quandary." >> jimmy: "hmm. a conundrum, if you will." [ laughter ] last one is from at @samuellpaxton. [ light laughter ] >> steve: oh, come on. what is it about? [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: what are we doing again? >> steve: oh, samuel l. clemens. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. that's right, yeah. samuel l. clemens, yeah. i'm going to wash this mother effin' fan with a -- [ light laughter ] @samuellpaxton. he says, "two parter. i have to call them the san francisco 69ers, and every time i do, my brother has to shout, 'hooty hoo!'" [ laughter ] there you have it. those are tonight's "late night hashtags." check out more of our favorites. go to hashtag. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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[ applause ] hey, guys, as you might have heard, we're taking our show on the road for the first time ever. we're going to indianapolis for the super bowl! [ cheers and applause ] we're going to be there. it's going to be fun, brother. so i had this idea. i had this fun idea, and i asked -- we teamed up with subway. and the idea is called "subs across america." and all you have to do is record yourself in front of some landmark in your area catching a subway foot-long sub -- [ laughter ] -- from your right side, and then passing it off to your left side. that's it. and then we're going to put all the videos together, and it will look like we just passed a sub across america. [ laughter ] i don't know how they agreed to do it, but yeah, we're doing it. yeah. we've got some really awesome videos like this one here. check it out. there it is. look at that. that's a ranger. that's a ranger! [ cheers and applause ] at the grand canyon. so, we wanted to get a video
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from all 50 states, and today, we found out some big news. let's go check out the map, you guys. this is the official subway subs -- [ cheers and applause ] ♪ -- "subs across america" map. all the states with the subway logo are the ones we have videos from. the only state left is west virginia. [ laughter ] come on, west virginia! you got the blue ridge mountains. ♪ shenandoah river [ mumbling lyrics ] anyway, you got -- what do you got? coal mines there. something. you have a lot of great things there. send us a video! so -- also, to all the other states. don't stop sending in your videos, too, because remember, we're going to pick our favorite one. and if it's yours, you're going to win a one-year supply of subway and a catered party for you and your friends during the big game! [ cheers and applause ] so keep uploading your videos to subway. let's do this, america! [ cheers and applause ] stick around! we'll be right back with more "late night"! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ indistinct conversation ]
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i'm goat leg greg. [ cheers and applause ] and this is "pearls of wisdom" with goat leg greg. [ laughter ] gilvin of the tree, show yourself. >> it's i, gilvin of the tree. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ come outside -- greg. [ laughter ] "american idol." ♪ >> jimmy: "american idol." "american idol." you still haven't thrown in the towel. your show is still big, but not quite as big as the nipples on simon cowell. [ laughter ] >> that's a good one, greg! the truth is what thou speakest. now -- [ laughter ] now enlighten us with your thoughts on ryan seacrest.
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>> jimmy: he's got frosted tips and flawless skin and tweezes his eyebrows daily. steven tyler walks in, took one look at him and said, "dude look like a lady." [ laughter and applause ] ♪ [ laughter ] >> classic, greg. never before has a crude thought dared to be thunken. [ laughter ] oh, and a divine brilliance does emanate from thy pixie potion. now say what you feel as you must about contestants from seasons past. ♪ [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: kelly clarkson, jennifer hudson, your success, it ain't no fluke. but as for justin guarini -- [ laughter ] well, no one gives a fuke. [ laughter ]
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> you know it to be true, greg. it's as though your words have transformed into magnificent winged beasts, each with the head of a lion who's tasted the grotesque nectars of agony. [ laughter ] bravo, greg. bravo, i say. >> jimmy: gilvin, enough. it is time for my final pearl. >> oh, the final pearl. the final pearl. [ light laughter ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] commence thy final -- [ laughter ] commence thy final, greg, pearl. [ cheers and applause ] wait, i'm not finished. [ laughter ] i have more to say. [ light laughter ] speak now of j. lo, greg. [ laughter ] [ applause ]
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>> jimmy: i'm so grateful you wear that mouth guard, gilvin. [ laughter ] i knew a girl named j. lo. when i'd see her, i'd say, "hey, lo." [ laughter ] i'm not bluffing, but nothing for nothing, she got quite the plump rump for humping. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> that was it! that was it. that was the one, greg. you did it! you did it. i say good-bye, greg. i say good-bye. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: farewell, gilvin! and farewell to you all. this has been "pearls of wisdom" with goat leg greg. [ cheers and applause ] my thanks to ewan mcgregor. stick around! we'll be right back with more "late night!" [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] it sizzles, ready for anything.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back. our first guest this evening is one of the world's biggest movie stars, a versatile and talented actor. who has starred in movies like "trainspotting", "moulin rouge" -- [ cheers ] and the "star wars" trilogy. [ cheers and applause ] his new film, "haywire", opens tomorrow. it's a big international thriller with a great cast including michael douglas and channing tatum. please welcome to our show, ewan mcgregor! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: ewan, welcome. >> thank you. >> jimmy: welcome to the program. >> i'm glad to be here. >> jimmy: we love having you here. [ cheers and applause ] >> don't laugh.
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it's great. >> use the force! >> the band is unbelievable. that track you guys played before the show was so super sweet. >> jimmy: that was amazing. you just can't beat the roots. yeah, yeah, yeah, i was going to say, i don't know if you were just watching the show, but we had a special satellite show of "goat leg greg." >> of i've heard about him. >> jimmy: have you heard about that guy? >> yeah. he's the guy with the goat leg, right? >> jimmy: yes! that's correct. [ light laughter ] yeah, his name is greg. >> greg! that's right, that's right. yeah, i've heard about him. >> jimmy: and his buddy gilvin of the tree. >> he's some, he's like a shakespearean actress. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: you know elizabethan -- >> it's the reverse he's an actor playing an actress. [ laughter ] no, he's an actor playing a female version -- >> jimmy: but he sits in a nest -- though my question is, is he a small man? and the egg is a normal sized egg? [ light laughter ] there was an egg next to him. he might be protecting -- i don't know what that egg is. >> he's obviously a small guy up a tree. obviously been picked up by maybe a duckling or starling maybe. [ light laughter ] and as he's flown up, he's dropped into the nest. and he's stuck up there. and all he can do is commune
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with his friend greg who's got the goats leg. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: but then he plays -- >> he's the one leg goat -- >> jimmy: but then he plays the flute, a flute of some sort. >> oh yes, he's a great flautist. >> jimmy: a tiny flautist. >> what a flautist. >> jimmy: yes, what a flautist. >> he's probably played with the roots at some point. >> jimmy: have you guys ever played with gilvin? yeah, yeah, yeah, they have. >> he's legendary. [ light laughter ] he played for hendrix back in the day. he did too much acid. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah -- a lot. whoever wrote that sketch did too. [ laughter ] now, you are from the famous city of, is it crieff? >> crieff. >> jimmy: crieff, scotland. giant. >> beautiful -- it's a very huge metropolis. [ light laughter ] a scottish metropolis. it's a very small town, but it's a very beautiful place. >> jimmy: it is, yeah. >> it's a lovely place to of grown up. >> jimmy: your mom and dad still there? >> yeah. >> jimmy: oh, are they still? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: your dad, i heard they were teachers? >> my parents are both teachers. my father is a p.e. teacher, and my mother taught special needs. and they're both retired now. but they both live there. >> jimmy: are you really good at sports? that your dad's a gym teacher. >> i play, i like to play sports games.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: the sports games, yes, of course. >> sports games, the trouble is, i wasn't very good at them. [ light laughter ] but i got a ten for effort. >> jimmy: sporting game and a tall glass of buttermilk. >> absolutely. >> jimmy: of course. sit on a down pillow. >> yeah. >> jimmy: yes. toast with -- >> with a capon. >> jimmy: capon! [ light laughter ] the creme fraiche. ah yes, and chopped up onion. i wanted to ask you a question, because i'm very intrigued by this. i've seen you, you ride motorcycles. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and you've done a couple of documentaries, where you ride them across like countries. >> yes. we, in 2004, my friend charlie and i rode from london to new york, east, across europe, eastern europe, ukraine, russia, kazakhstan, mongolia, russia again to siberia, and then we flew the bikes to alaska and rode from anchorage to new york. >> jimmy: i mean, who, how fun are you?
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>> that was amazing. >> jimmy: i mean, that is so cool. [ cheers and applause ] >> that was a cool thing to do yeah. >> jimmy: i don't have friends i can do that. like, let's do it buddy, i'll drive. london to new york. but, i'm thinking of getting a motorcycle. >> yeah, you should. >> jimmy: i don't know how to drive it. >> well, you should be careful. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, i should. >> jimmy: do i have to go fast? >> no, don't go fast. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: don't go fast? >> no. i think you could, if you want to go very fast, go to a racetrack, that's the best place to go really fast. >> jimmy: yeah, i don't like fast. >> well, don't go fast then, don't go to the racetrack. [ laughter ] stay on the roads and go slowly. >> jimmy: this is kind of a -- >> you know, the trips we did, you're very often on rough roads, you know. we did a second trip down through africa. and, i should just say our documentaries are called, "long way around" and "long way down." and the second one, through africa, 'cause a lot of it was off roads, and really bad gravel roads and rocks and sand. and then, at that, you know, you're not going very fast. because you don't want to fall off and hurt yourself. >> jimmy: spilling pout, yeah. >> so, and it's a nice way to see the world. if you're going too fast, you can just -- you're just looking at the road. >> jimmy: yeah i like to look at things, i like to enjoy them. >> jimmy: yeah, all right, cool. >> yeah, get a nice bike. you'll enjoy it. be careful in new york. >> jimmy: i will, yeah. i want to talk about you being careful, too. because this movie "haywire" is nuts. >> yeah.
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>> jimmy: it's nutballs. >> it's good fun, yeah. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i think -- i predict it's going to be the number one movie this weekend. because this is, everyone is talking about the action in this movie. >> yeah. >> jimmy: it's insane. the lead female is -- what's her name? >> gina carano. and she's an mma fighter. she's an extraordinary girl. she's -- >> jimmy: not an actor? >> no. she was really high up in mma. she fought on television, and fought out in vegas. and steven soderbergh saw her fighting one day on the television and said, somebody should make a film with her. and so he went to see her, talked to her about it. she agreed. and then he came back and wrote the film round about her. and as she plays a special operative for hire, in like in a commercial army, if you like. and i play her boss. i send her out in dangerous situations so i can become rich. i'm a bit of a scum bag. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, exactly, yeah, sure. why risk your life when you can risk hers? hello. >> when she can go and risk hers. exactly. [ light laughter ] but the fight -- so she basically, he said, i think he said to his writer, i want a revenge film and i want her to
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beat her way through all the cast. which is what she does. >> jimmy: so it's like a charles bronson but a female charles bronson. >> she's tough. >> jimmy: and just get's out there. >> she's tough, so tough. but she's very beautiful. and she's very good as well at the acting. 'cause she, the fighting is quite unlike anything we've seen in movies before. >> jimmy: that's what everyone is saying. >> because that's really what she does, that's her, that's her world. and she choreographed the fights with the fight arrangers. and so, they've really got her stamp on them. and then, she's in almost in every scene of the film. she carries it on her shoulders, and she does it really, really well. >> jimmy: so, she finds out you screwed her over, and she's like, that's it. >> that's it. >> jimmy: you're going down and anyone who ever helped you out is going down, too. >> oh, and gets them all, or does she? [ laughter ] we don't know. >> jimmy: yeah there might be a "haywire" -- [ in scottish accent ] "haywire 2." >> another one. >> jimmy: i know. >> more haywire. >> jimmy: i want to show a clip from "haywire" so you can see what i'm talking about here. ewan mcgregor in "haywire." >> mallory, i hope you've decided to turn yourself in. >> you can tell me right now why you sold me out and what you're into with -- or you can tell me in ten minutes, when i have my hands around your throat.
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>> you need to think for a minute, mallory. you need to stop pretending you can achieve a desirable outcome in this situation, and turn yourself in. do it for the sake of your father. >> surrender now if you want to live. >> i'm sorry mallory, that's not possible. >> all right, kenneth, we'll do it your way. >> she's -- she's here. >> here where? >> in the house. track says she's in the house. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. [ cheers and applause ] he goes. it's so wild. you guys, don't miss ewan mcgregor in "haywire" in theaters tomorrow! [ cheers and applause ] you're a good man. >> come back whenever you want. >> i will, i will. >> jimmy: we love you so much! the guys from "ask this old house" are here after the break. stick around! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i used to not travel very much, but then i discovered hotwire. now, i use all my vacation days. i can afford to visit my folks for the holidays. and reconnect with my girlfriends in vegas.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest put their expertise to work each week on tbs's emmy-nominated home improvement show "ask this old house." one of my all-time favorites. i love this show. welcome the show's hosts, kevin o'connor, general contractor tom silva, heating and plumbing expert richard trethewey, and landscape contractor roger cook! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ welcome, boys. >> jimmy: you guys are the best. congrats. tenth anniversary of "ask this old house." this is just like a, just a spin-off "of this old house," and i like it more. i mean, i like "this old house," too, but i like this more because, it just, i have a.d.d., and you go around to different houses and you talk to people like, i've got a leaky toilet or something like that, and they're just complaining and whiners. and you go, let me show you what's up. and you just fix their thing. and it's just so good. and you're really funny doing it. you look like you're having fun. >> we do. >> we do. >> jimmy: i'm just a huge fan. so thank you so much for coming
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to the show. tom, you're going to show me something first, right? >> yeah. you're going to wear that stuff? well, you've got your work boots on. you're all set. >> jimmy: this is what people wear. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you're wearing cowboy boots. >> hey, i got to ride -- [ laughter ] i got to ride -- >> jimmy: just came back from a keith urban concert. >> i got to ride somewhere later. >> jimmy: all right, i got you. >> all right, so -- have you got a hole in your wall somewhere in your house? >> jimmy: of course, yeah, i just had snooki over. yeah, so yeah. [ laughter ] couple of them. yeah, i got a couple holes. >> you know how to fix it, right? >> jimmy: no, i don't know how to fix holes in the wall, no. >> all right, well you can take a joint compound tape. >> jimmy: oh, i've seen that. yeah, i love it. >> but you really should have something solid in back of it. >> jimmy: okay. >> take you some foam -- spanding foam. >> jimmy: foam in a can? >> yeah. and you just -- >> jimmy: i got a couple of those lying around the house. yeah. >> put them in there like that. and then you wait for it to dry. now that's going to take a while for it to dry. >> jimmy: okay. >> and then this over here has dried. they did a nice job putting this
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on earlier. >> jimmy: okay, good. it's supposed to be out a little more. >> basically. you shave it off with a knife. >> jimmy: okay, good. >> you make it flat. >> jimmy: yeah. >> okay, then you tape it. >> jimmy: oh. now it can't go through the wall. >> yes. >> jimmy: this is why i love this show, i love this. oh, i always wanted to buy one of those! [ laughter ] yeah, that's great. pigs in a blanket or something. yeah, yeah, absolutely. i love it, yeah. that's my favorite. >> we're going to put a joint compound on it, all right? >> jimmy: okay, a joint compound, yeah. >> you dig it out, and you work it out. now the idea of joint compound, is you want to work the knife, make it smooth, like that. all right. and once it's worked -- >> jimmy: are joints legal in boston? >> they are, yes. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: just the little ones. >> all right. once it's ready, then you just take it and you cover the tape. >> jimmy: see, that's what i'm talking about. >> all right. now, a couple of coats, you sand between, and before you know it, you've got it. >> jimmy: solid, that's how you fix a wall. you're the best. i love it. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> but what if you got -- wait a minute. but suppose you get a bigger hole in the wall. >> jimmy: a bigger hole in the wall? >> yeah, how do you fix that? >> jimmy: i have no idea. >> well, let's say you walk up to the wall, and all of a sudden you've got a big hole. [ bang ] like that. >> jimmy: all right. tom, do you have a drinking problem? [ laughter ] that's why i brought you here, it's an intervention. >> and see, you can go to the home center and -- [ laughs ] >> jimmy: what's going on, is everything okay at home? >> yeah, it's well.
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it will be. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, it will be, sure. >> all right, so you take a patch like this. >> jimmy: oh, what are these patches? >> jimmy: these are -- nicoderm, i've seen these, yeah. [ laughter ] you've got a lot of habits. [ laughs ] >> a couple of them. >> jimmy: you've got a rough life over there. >> i've got a rough life. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but i'm getting over it. >> jimmy: oh yeah. so you put a couple of these dudes on there. >> couple of these on -- >> jimmy: and then the same with the joint compound? >> the same with the joint compound. >> jimmy: yeah, a couple of nicoderm patches, couple of joints, you're all good. [ laughter ] >> but this time, i wanted you to do the joint compound. >> jimmy: oh, you do? >> here's your pigs in a blanket. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: does it go like this? >> get that right out of there. >> jimmy: like that? >> yeah. >> look out. >> push it right on. >> jimmy: do they come in smaller buckets? i feel we're wasting all of this. >> you're not wasting it. work it around nice. >> in a suit. >> yeah, yeah they're good in that suit. >> jimmy: thank you, my friend. all right this is ridiculous and sad. >> all right, now lets see you cover the wall. >> jimmy: is that good? >> yeah, go ahead, go for it. oh, my gosh, look at that. [ cheers and applause ] >> amazing. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: see, i get this from watching your show.
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that's why i'm good at this. >> that's beautiful. i'd pay big bucks for that. >> jimmy: i could -- yeah, yeah. oh here we go. >> that's great. >> jimmy: i'm sorry, i don't know where to put it. >> that's all right. i could tell you where to put it. >> jimmy: no, watch it, tom. kevin, what have we got, my friend? >> all right, so -- >> jimmy: first of all, great house. >> you like that? >> jimmy: yeah. [ talking over each other ] >> jimmy: great purchase, great purchase, great purchas. >> we're going to paint the house, right? >> jimmy: we're going to paint this house. >> yeah, you could do it with a brush, you could do it with a roller, but you want to do it fast. >> jimmy: okay, yep. >> so, we're going to us a airless sprayer, all right? >> jimmy: yep. >> so, this is a professional grade one, right here. >> jimmy: airless. >> airless. >> jimmy: i could rent this at -- >> you can rent it at the home center. absolutely. a couple hundred bucks. now, the first thing we got to do --we're going to prime it. so, we got a bucket here, with paint. we want to make sure that they tray gets all filled up. and when this starts flowing just clear paint, you know that it's actually prime. >> jimmy: what was just coming out of it now? >> that was the water we had in it before. crank it up. we're not going to be painting anything, are we? >> jimmy: i don't know what's going out of there, are you getting water out of this as well? >> here we go. >> jimmy: all right, you're done? >> i can feel it. here comes the paint. >> jimmy: all right. the paint that's coming. it's prime, we're ready to go. >> now we're going to switch it.
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>> jimmy: all right. >> now, we're filling the hose right here. >> jimmy: okay. >> all right, so here's the gun. >> jimmy: okay. >> now, listen, first -- give me the paper. >> jimmy: all right. >> put these on. up to 4,000 psi coming out of this thing. >> jimmy: how come yours is cooler than mine? >> that's the way it works. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: ridiculous. >> 4,000 psi. >> jimmy: look at you, look at me. you don't see a difference? >> you could cut your hand with this thing -- all right, so, here's the trick. we're going to paint right over here. watch out. >> jimmy: okay. >> what you want to do with an airless sprayer, with this gun, you want to make sure that it is parallel to the wall at all times. and you want to start the sprayer, and keep it going until you're off the side. keep it going back and forth. >> jimmy: let's go. >> nice and easy. >> jimmy: nice and easy. >> oh, boy. >> turn it up. hang on. >> jimmy: yep. it's got a leak. >> no problem. look out! [ machine sounds ] >> jimmy: is it working? [ laughter ] >> this is like a live animal. >> jimmy: this segment is sponsored by viagra, guys. [ laughter ] >> here we go. >> lot of water. >> prime it up. >> prime it up. >> jimmy: we'll water the house. >> there we go. [ laughter ]
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>> jimmy: here we go. great job, tom, by the way. look at that job. [ laughter ] started painting the house -- >> all right, get in there, ready? >> jimmy: you're watering the house. >> we're washing the house. >> jimmy: you fired up joints, now you're on acid. >> we are washing the house. >> jimmy: you got to water the house, man. you want the house to grow. all right, kevin, this is good. [ talking over each other ] no, we got it. we got it here. this is prime. i understand what you're talking about, okay. >> you got the whole thing. >> jimmy: yeah, let me know when you come down, brother. we'll be here for you. >> it's good thing you got the goggles on. richard, richard -- yeah, thanks for making me put the goggles on. richard, what do we got? >> i'm going to teach you how to solder a copper pipe >> jimmy: yes. >> a basic kit for soldering has a cutter, it has flux -- >> jimmy: look at this thing. >> -- it has a torch, and solder, and a cleaning brush. >> jimmy: that's what this is? >> you're going to start by cleaning the pipe right here -- >> jimmy: again, i thought it was a smoking thing. >> you got that on your mind. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm sorry. >> so put it right over the
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pipe. >> jimmy: yeah. >> spin it 360, yeah. >> jimmy: okay, yeah. >> keep going. keep going. all right. >> jimmy: now what is this -- >> that's going to clean the outside of the pipe. >> jimmy: somehow i've got paint on my knuckles even though there's no paint involved. [ laughs ] >> now we want to clean the inside of the fitting. see this? this fitting right here. go. >> jimmy: okay. >> that's it. >> jimmy: and this is a standard size? >> yes. >> jimmy: all right. >> you have one more to do right here. >> this had better work or they'll cancel us. >> jimmy: all right. >> now, this is flux. put that -- >> jimmy: what is flux? >> flux, you. >> jimmy: i know, yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: flux you! >> you flux. >> jimmy: yeah, really? >> you flux. >> jimmy: flux you, man! [ laughter ] >> it makes the solder work. >> jimmy: flux makes the solder work? >> put it inside the fitting, too. >> jimmy: yes, very good, good man. >> okay. now do a little right here. all right now -- >> jimmy: all right, cool. >> now we're going to solder it. you are. okay. >> jimmy: all right, here we go. >> put your gloves on. >> jimmy: i've got my gloves on. this is awesome. always want to buy these gloves, too, man. >> those cool glasses there, too. >> jimmy: you could serve pigs in a blanket with these. glasses on, of course. how come you're not wearing any glasses? [ laughs ] >> hit the button right there. >> jimmy: oh this is frightening. >> all right. i want you to tuck it right there to the fitting. >> jimmy: watch your fingers. >> go ahead. >> jimmy: all right.
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>> you're going to wait for that flux to bubble. >> jimmy: all right. >> wait for it to bubble. and i'm going to put the solder on the other side. and it will come right back toward the flame. [ torch hissing] there you go. pull the heat away >> jimmy: pull the heat away. >> wait a minute. >> jimmy: is everything okay? am i burning -- what am i doing? is this okay? >> you're unbelievable. [ laughter ] good, now pull the heat away. and then, you're not finished until you wipe. >> jimmy: watch it. [ applause ] all right. what's up, my man. good to see you, brother. what do we got? >> whenever we have construction, we're going to do a lot of destruction. >> jimmy: okay, good. >> the first thing we got to point out is you have safety shoes on with steel toes. >> jimmy: yeah, i got steel toed boots. >> take those glasses off, you look ridiculous. >> jimmy: thank you, brother, i appreciate it. thank you. see? thanks for looking out, roger. >> you got it. [ laughter ] >> you need these, too. [ cheers and applause ] the terminator. >> jimmy: yeah, i feel much cooler. i'm going to have you break this lock. [ impersonates schwarzenegger ] >> jimmy: maria, get over here, now! [ laughter ] take the jack hammer! and the jack hammer! >> stand right here. this is a little electric hammy, you're going to break this block. grab it. >> jimmy: yep. >> go.
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>> jimmy: here we go. this is for, uh -- >> just do it. >> jimmy: okay. [ laughter ] [ machine sounds ] look at that! >> there we go. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: cut that in half, nothing! >> all right. now -- >> jimmy: nothing. >> that was the little hammer. >> jimmy: oh, i love, you brought a jackhammer. that's what i'm talking about. let's do it! >> an electric jackhammer. come over here with me. >> jimmy: yep. >> whoa! >> you ready? >> jimmy: yep. >> here you go. hold on tight. [ laughter ] >> make sure you're ready. >> go, man. >> jimmy: i don't want to say it. >> go. >> jimmy: are you going to jack it or am i going to jack it? >> no, it's all you. [ cheers and applause ] [ jackhammer sounds ] >> jimmy: there you go, brother! [ cheers and applause ] you guys -- kevin o'connor, tom silva, richard trethewey and roger cook. "ask this old house!" airs on pbs, check your local listings. the avett brothers perform next, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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but tonight, they're here for a special performance of bob dylan's "one too many mornings." you can find it on "chimes of freedom", a four-cd set of dylan covers due out january 24th with proceeds to benefit amnesty international. please welcome the avett brothers! [ cheers and applause ] >> two, three, four. ♪ ♪ down the street the dogs are barking and the day is getting dark ♪ ♪ as the night comes in to fall then the dogs will lose their bark ♪ ♪ and the silent night will shatter from the sounds inside my mind ♪ ♪ and i'm one too many mornings and a thousand miles behind ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to ewan mcgregor! the great guys from "ask this old house!" and the avett brothers, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] and the greatest band in "late night," the roots, right there. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "carson daly." thank you for watching! have a great -- hope to see you tomorrow. thank you! [ cheers and applause ]


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