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okay on, shee is a teenager and she has got game and she can fly. soon to be stanford student reaching new heights tonight. this is friend -- tonight, became the second woman ever to win a slam dunk contest, as the mcdonald's all american game, watch her there. she is a senior at a high school outside of denver. let's see it again. there she goes. yes. >> nice. >> going to play at stanford next season. she is 6'1", and she rocks it. >> look at that. >> look at the shoes too. >> we will see you at stanford next season. have a nice day tomorrow. >> jimmy: hey, everyone, welcome to the "the tonight show." my name is jimmy fallon. and i'm standing outside the 6th avenue entrance of 30 rockefeller plaza where we sht our show every single night.ght'show is going to be a little different. i'm very excited about this. asked nbc if we could possibly do a whole show shot on a a phone, and they said yes.
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and then samsung heard about our idea and gave us a bunch of galaxy s10+ phones to play with. so tonight we'll be go all around the city showing you some of my favorite stuff. and let's start off where it all began for me, the borough of brooklyn, new york, where i was born. let's go. hit it! ♪ >> steve: from the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show" starring jimmy fallon. tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- conor mcgregor, michael che, comedian rachel feinstein, frank pellegrino jr.,d featurin roots crew. walk over the brooklyn bridge. it's beautiful. my sister was born in brooklyn. my mom and dad were born and raised in brooklyn. they got married in brooklyn. i would hear great stories about them growing up. my dad would tell me all of
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these stories about him and his group would sing doo-wop on the street corners. so i thought maybe tonight why not pay homage to the doo-wop singers. you can pull up right here under the bridge. >> hey, guy! [ talking over each other ] >> jimmy: ready to try this? ♪ ♪ ♪ in the sill of the night held you tight oulo ♪ love you so promised i never let you go in the still of the night ♪ ♪ in the still of the night
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i remember i remember that night and may ♪ ♪ the stars bright up above i remember up above i remember i hope and i pray ♪ ♪ to keep your precious love well before the light hold me again ♪ ♪ in the still of the night ♪ in the still of the night in the still of the night ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ in the still of the night in the still of the night ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: hey, guys. i'm here at a great irish pub, paddy riley's here in new york city. and i'm about to go inside and meet a great irish friend of mine. come on. ♪ >> jimmy: conor? jim: good to see you. shaemus. how are you, brother? >> conor mcgregor -- >> jimmy: thanks for coming out and meeting us, buddy. appreciate it. >> thank you. my pleasure. >> this is proper number 12 irish whiskey. the finest manmade irish whiskey there is. enjoy, enjoy. >> jimmy: oh, it's smooth.
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oh, i love this. >> smooth, yes. >>immy: u're getting involved in this. you get down to everything. why is it called proper 12? >> proper is a term we use in ireland. if we say something is legit, true, it's proper. >> jimmy: it's proper. >> exactly. and 12 is the district i come from, dublin 12, a small little district full of blue collar, hard-working people. it is also home to the largest children's hospital in the country of ireland. so everyone in ireland has a a relationship with dublin 12. and i wanted to pay homage to where i came from, where i learned the values of hard work, where i learned loyalty, where i learned to fight. and i wanted to pay back and place the name proper number 12 irish whiskey. >> jimmy: you also give back to first responders. >> our first responders are our true heroes. they buildings as we are running so it was only right for me to out. give back to these great people. and yes, we donate off every case sold. so it's a major operation to do that as well. >> jimmy: but it is so cool that you do that. >> it is more and more that these men and women, they serve
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us, they protect us, they deserve the world and more. >> jimmy: let's just cut back to six years ago. what was your main income six years ago? >> six years ago, i was a young irish kid working on the building sites of ireland. i was working as an apprentice plumber. six years ago. >> jimmy: you were i plumber six years ago? >> i was a plumber, yes. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh, what a a great story. >> yes, yes. and actually funny enough, only during the day for the st. patrick's day parade, i was in chicago and they had me on the plumbers float. so i was with the plumbers. so they gave me a plunger and i got to represent the plumbers. like i was getting the crowd up, and then i was pointing tplbers' sign that was on the i felt like i had come that full circle. >> jimmy: yeah. what gives you the drive to do this, to become the best? >> first of all, i'm doing what i love. i love to compete. i love to fight. i love clothes. i love style and i love irish whiskey. my grandfather -- >> jimmy: it's like we're
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twins! [ laughter ] i love all the same things you like. >> yeah, absolutely. >> jimmy: sorry, it's my wife calling. i'm not here. [ laughter ] you know that old joke, right? that will do it, that will do it. >> yes, i love it. >> jimmy: this is one of my favorite places to come hang. one of the best guinnesses in the city. but also -- >> look, i love guinness. i love art. i have great respect to art. we should have a day arthur's day. we should have more days. we should celebrate more days. for some reason arthur's day was stoppeand i mean, now that have been here for saint patrick's week here in the u.s., in ireland, we celebrate st. patrick's day. but here in the u.s. you celebrate st. patrick's week. you celebrate -- and it was the best week of my life. it was the best week of my life. when i get home i'm going to start campaigning. let's start adding more holidays. let's start celebrating more. celebrate where we come from, celebrate our surroundings. that's the key to success. you must celebrate where you come from. be proud of where you come from. and that's it, so -- >> jimmy: that's right.
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>> so today is proper day! [ laughter ] the day after paddy's day! >> jimmy: the day after paddy's day. >> i'm gonna the proper one, two, three, four. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. yeah. >> right up to 12. >> jimmy: it's good to see someone who just has enormous success, but also remembers where they came from, and you give back. >> thank you. that's what it's about. you know, nothing -- i have said this before and i say this cause at the boston game, man, i've had such a journey. shaemus. i'm gonna call you shaemus. >> jimmy: oh, i love you call me shaemus. >> i had such a crazy journey. i was in the boston bruins locker room. they sent me in to help fire them up. and i was like, nothing heroic gets done. and this is my take on the first responder situation that i'm involved in. i was like, nothing heroic, heroes are not born unless they have a good, solid support network. you know, heroes are born through support, through unity, through guidance and help. and you know, the more we support each other, the more we unite, the more we lift each other up, the more we celebrate where we come from, the more heroic things happen. the more heroes are born.
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>> jimmy: yeah! >> and that's my thinking of it. >> jimmy: by the way, i do love your style of game. >> thank you, thanks so much. thank you. >> jimmy: you always wear a a well tailored suit. >> again, it's a passion of mine, the clothing game. i have my own line, august mcgregor. we're deep in it. we have -- we're in our second drop now. we're steady building the line. again, starting at the foundations. approach and keep a beginner's mind and rise up. and that's what i've done with this. that's what i have done with my clothing. obviously that's what i have done with the fighting. you approach every day in the gym as a beginner. you look at people who go to -- like the beginners in the gym, they always make the biggest leaps. and then they always kind of feel those out a little bit, the progress slows down. >> jimmy: yeah. >> you approach somebody with a a beginner's mind, ask questions, think a lot, learn from anything and everything. like a beginner. you grow quicker. you learn quicker. so that's what i'm trying to do with everything i'm doing. >> jimmy: i can't think to a a better man to come to an irish pub with than conor mcgregor. also, i feel very safe. it's got to be honest. [ light laughter ]
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i feel very, very, very safe. >> a little flowery -- >> jimmy: yeah, i know. >> tempting them. say something. >> jimmy: someone say something! >> say something! >> jimmy: watch what happens, yeah. absolutely. >> that takes true balls. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: let's talk about fighting. what's next? we're waiting for you. >> my next fight, we're in talks for july. and we're in talks for july. so we'll see what happens. a lot of politics are going on. the fight game is a mad game. but again, like i said, and to my fans, i'm in shape, and i'm ready. so -- >> jimmy: do we know who it is yet? >> there are many opponents. in reality, i can pick who i please. you know, i've done a lot. i fought a lot, never pulled out of contests. you know, i've gone through some crazy injuries and crazy external situations, you know, that many a man would sprint for the hills if it happened to them. but i stood firm and i've done my peace for the company. so i'm in a position now there are a lot of -- like i said, this whiskey is my baby. i have a lot of great entities. i don't necessarily need to fight. i'm set for life. my family is set for life. we're good.
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but i'm eager to fight. you know, so we will see what happens. i'm just staying ready, as i like to say. >> jimmy: you make a lot of people proud. and we're proud of you. as a fellow irishman, i thank you very much. >> thank you, shaemus. my man. [ applause ] >> jimmy: thank you. thank you. >> cheers. [ applause ] >> jimmy: hey, should we go sing a song? >> yes, let's sing a song. what's up, everybody! hey! yes! ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: cheers, everybody! [ cheers ] i wao ce. >> yes, please i would love that. let's do it! ireland, we are a welcoming nation. it would be nice to have you over there. i would y >> jimmy: let's do it! >> here you go. >> one, two, three! ♪ no they never no more never no more ♪
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>> jimmy: conor mcgregor, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] thank you paddy riley's! thank you proper 12. thank you very much! [ cheers ] ♪ oh oh oh oh oh ♪ it's taking over ♪ there's no escape ♪ you better get moving ♪ ready or not ♪ it's about to go down here it comes now ♪ ♪ get ready ♪ oh oh oh oh ♪ oh oh oh oh ♪ get ready ♪ moving ♪ ready or not ♪ get ready ♪ oh oh oh oh oh ♪ hey ♪ oooooooooo... ♪ i'll show you something ♪ neeeeeewwww.
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>> jimmy: welcome back to "the tonight show", everybody. i'm hanging out in the greatest city in the world, new york city. i love you. there's so many great comedy shows to see here. i'm about to go to one of the best clubs -- the comedy cellar. let's check it out. ♪ >> jimmy: hey, everybody, i'm here at the legendary comedy club, the comedy cellar here in the village in new york city. and i'm with a very, very funny comedian, who also is co-host "weekend update" with colin jost. michael che is here, ladies and gentlemen. thank you for -- >> hi, jimmy. >> jimmy: thank you for meeting me here tonight. i appreciate it, buddy. cheers. >> oh, yeah. oh, this is -- we're going to do this? >> jimmy: oh, yeah. let me ask you something. comedy clubs, do you remember your first time at any comedy club? anywhere. >> oh, man, i do remember my first time at a comedy club. i don't even remember which one it was. but i remember my brother had
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tickets, like, some college giveaway. you know, like, colleges used to do, like, the packages where they just give a bunch of kids tickets for, i don't know, very cheap. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and we went. i was, like, 16 years old. >> jimmy: did you know at that point that you wanted to be a a comedian? >> no! absolutely not. i didn't even really know that was, like, a realistic job. >> jimmy: when did you start going, "okay, i can -- i can be funny. i can maybe do this?" >> much later. like, in my mid-20s i tried it. i got super drunk and tried it. >> jimmy: that's usually how these stories start. >> yeah, i got super drunk and tried it. >> jimmy: some open mic? some open mic. i had a -- i bought a bottle of e & j, this brandy, which is, like, $3 a pint. >> jimmy: oh, my god, sounds quality.ood for you, too. it's good. they make, like, medicine -- my grandmother used to make medicine out of it. and i remember i drank a whole bottle and i saw people perform and i was like, "well, everybody was terrible." i was like, "well, if they can be terrible and confident, i can be terrible and confident."
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>> jimmy: yeah. >> so i just tried it. and it was so much fun. i remember being up there and being like, "oh, i'm going to do this all the time." >> jimmy: do you remember the best advice you got from a a comedian or -- >> i remember one time i was -- one time i was opening up for tracy morgan. and i remember i didn't really know him, know him. i just was opening. and i opened for him and i had a good set, i thought. and he comes on and he does his set. and i remember i was in the green room waiting after the -- oh, man, i can't believe i'm telling this on tv. i was in the green room waiting after the show and it's filled with people. tracy comes off stage and everybody's congratulating him. and like, "oh, man, great show, great show." and then he's like, "everybody get out. get out except for you." i'm like, "what did i do?" and everybody clears out. he closes the door and he was like, "we got to work on your act." no one's ever, like, told me that before. and he was like, "look, you are hosting this show.hone you got to move that mic out of -- get that mic out of the there.
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you got to work the stage." i had the warm -- this hot spot. like, he's literally schooling me how to emcee a show, like, in real time. and he's telling me everything i did -- like he watched. he told me every single thing i did and what i needed to do. so it was kind of maybe the coolest advice because it was real. he wasn't trying to protect my feelings. he was trying to make me a a better comic. >> jimmy: wow. >> and it meant a lot. it was very thoughtful that he would even take the time to say something like that. >> jimmy: now you started off as a comedian, as emcend >> mm-hmm. >> jimmy: which i think is my favorite. that was my favorite. >> the best. >> jimmy: favorite performing ever was middle act. >> the best. >> jimmy: you don't have to warm up the crowd. >> no. >> jimmy: and you don't ne -- you don't have to close out. >> you do your thing. >> jimmy: people getting the checks on the table at the end. you go, "i'm already in the car, man. i'm already out." >> it's awesome. and when you do well as a a feature, as a middle, oh, it's perfect. >> jimmy: i remember i was at the improv my first saturday night. which is a big deal to do a a saturday. i remember i'm nervous and i go in and jerry seinfeld's eating dinner in the club with
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budd friedman. and i go, "oh, my gosh, that's jerry seinfeld." so i go in to do my thing, and i'm -- i do a lot of impressions. i was an impressionist in my act, you know. so i'm waiting to go on and they go, "ladies and gentlemen, we have a special treat tonight." i'm like, "oh, my gosh." and they go, "jerry seinfeld." the place goes -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: and it was like -- it was like -- dude, people were freaking out. >> yeah. >> jimmy: like, it was like woodstock. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and he went right in to some bit and destroyed. and i just watched it, and it was destruction. and it was, like, ten minutes of just -- and then they go, okay, who's next? is todd blah, blah, blah? and the guy that was there goes, "i'm not following that. later." he split. and l blah, blah >> who's jimmy fallon? >> jimmy: "is there a a jimmy fallon?" and i was like, "i'm jimmy fallon." he's like, "you're up next, buddy." i go, "it's my first saturday." he's like, "here you go, good luck." >> oh. >> jimmy: and i go -- i had to follow jerry seinfeld and i was, like, so nervous and i just like -- but i had him in my act. so i just changed the order of my voice. i go, "first up, jerry seinfeld." and i go, "what kind of
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things --" and i won the crowd back. it was like one of the best sets of my life. >> well, that's the key. if you get them early, then, like, they know what -- like, what situation they're in. the audience already knows. >> jimmy: yeah. >> because they know that you have to follow jerry seinfeld and they don't know you. you know, like they're kind of -- >> jimmy: they have no idea who i am. >> yeah, yeah. so once you play with that, then you're kind of set. i think my first saturday here actually was, like, chappelle. but i didn't get to go up though, because i in see, i remember those days, something. >> jimmy: an hour -- id to watch a chappelle set. and you're like, "i guess this is work." >> jimmy: "guess i'm not working tonight." yeah. >> yeah, yeah, but it's fine. >> jimmy: yeah. >> you're like, "okay, i'll take it." >> jimmy: do you think stand-up helps you with "update"? is it -- >> i think it certainly can. it definitely sharpens your brain to get that first take. you know, where you know once you hear the story, you kind of know exactly where the comedy is. you know, "snl" is very much about timing and boom, boom, boom, boom. >> jimmy: it's live. >> and then the camera's off you. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. >> you know, you know doing "update" with someone else, the
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camera is off you as soon as the joke is told. so you don't really get to milk it. you don't really get to finesse it. so it's a little bit harder. there's a lot of things about stand-up you have to unlearn. but there's a lot of things in stand-up that really helps. >> jimmy: what are you -- what are you guys doing for wwe? can you explain this to me? >> well, we may have -- we may have got ourselves into a pickle. [ laughter ] we did. we went to wwe, we were gonna -- stephanie mcmahon knows that, you know, we're huge fans of wwe. and we're doing "wrestlemania" as correspondents. i mean, it's just like one of those things that you don't -- you can't believe you get to do. >> jimmy: yeah. >> so we went to "raw" in philadelphia with everybody, and it was really awesome. colin got into some hot water. might have got somebody angry. a very large man angry. [ laughter ] and that man took it out on him physically. >> jimmy: no? >> yeah, it going to be fun! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: make sure you have security. >> it'll be fun. >> jimmy: make sure you have security.
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>> no, no, we don't need security, man. >> jimmy: it's "wrestlemania." >> dude -- >> jimmy: that's big. that's big time. congratulations, dude. i can't wait to watch. >> this was so much fun. thank you, honestly, seriously, thank you for having me on this one. this is -- this is special. i've done your show a lot of times, but this is cool as hell. >> jimmy: this is great, right? >> this is cool as hell. >> jimmy: we should get out because they're about to start a show. >> all right, let's do it. >> jimmy: let's go, bud. >> i'm leaving the water. that's a tip. >> your next comic is a regular here at the cellar. ladies and gentlemen, rachel feinstein. [ cheers and applause ] >> it's good to be here. you guys are nice. usually i'm uncomfortable with warmth. i can't handle intimacy. like, i have to make a joke immediately after sex. ba old movies from the 1950s. so from the moment sex is done i like to be like, "well i don't understand what that all had to do with helping the children. [ laughter ] why, golly, you said if we get all of those humiliatin' things that it would help the war effort. i suppose thought was a lie, too.
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[ laughter ] come to think of it, wally, i didn't need to bring my friend connie over either, did i? [ laughter ] she was piping mad in church the next day about what we did." [ laughter ] we just got married a couple months ago. he's a fireman, and -- [ cheers ] i mean -- i think he's a fireman. he could just be a stripper with a fireman costume. [ laughter ] i haven't checked his uniform for velcro. i'm not sure. [ light laughter ] we were a set up. how insulting is this description he was given about me? his buddy called him up and he goes, "how would you like to meet a semi-famous jewish jokester?" [ laughter ] have you heard a more vile collection of words? yoas au aran and you're like, "you know what, i'm going to stay in on a a friday night. [ laughter ] i think i'd rather do that." that sounds like a character from "fiddler on the roof." like, "i'm selling riddles over here!" [ laughter ] it's like a town jester. "you want your riddle? ah!" that was disgusting and i apologize. [ laughter ]
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and then he goes, "wait, her name is rachel feinstein." i don't have a sexy name. my name's not doing me any favors. that's a name you hear and you're like, "you know what, i'm gonna need to see some pictures." [ laughter ] they make you do the dumbest things when you get married. like, they make you go to meetings with these women with terrible voices. we met with this woman and she goes, "so before the ceremony, what we're going to ask you to -" [ laughter ] like, if that's your voice, i pre-hate you. that's an unacceptable voice. [ laughter ] she goes, "we're going to do what's called a 'first look' picture. it's such a beautiful moment where we take our groom and we place him in front of his bride and blindfold him." i'm like, "you're not david copperfield. get over yourself. [ laughter ] this is happening in a banquet " she's like, "and then we whip off his blind fold for such a a magical moment." i told him i was like, "when they take off your blindfold, you should just be like this." [ laughter ]
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like, "oh, god, is that a a semi-famous jewish jokester? [ laughter ] show me another option." i knew he was going to propose, but i didn't know when. so i was in this wild state of waiting. i was, like, looking for a ring in my salad. [ laughter ] i was just reading planes that went by. i'm like, "does that say 'will you marry?'" my friends are like, "no, bitch, it says 'delta.' that's a commercial flight." [ laughter ] i just needed, like, a real lady in my family to take over. just somebody that had strong opinions about flowers.and my m and liberal. like, i call up my mom and i would be like, "what do you do for table settings?" and she'd just be like, "celebrate diversity" and hang up the phone. [ laughter ] i'm like, "that's too broad right now. it's not really helpful." [ laughter ] she's like, "well, i know i'll be cutting a rug on the dance floor, for all of those women kicking butt in congress. [ laughter ]
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i'm always on board with aoc and the gang." i'm like, "you won't be invited to the rest of the evening." [ laughter ] my mom is a social worker and she works in southeast d.c. and her staff has been taking her to a lot of rap battles. [ light laughter ] they think it's hilarious. and now it's a problem for our family, because my mom has a a lot of opinions about the rappers. she'll be like, "i didn't like the rapper that won the battle. i didn't think he was really from the streets." i'm like, "you cannot sniff out the street on someone. how dare you?" [ laughter ] my mom thi lamsh. uramily. [ light laughter ] and she goes, "i do know street. and i'll have you know, i'm also a very soulful dancer." i'm like, "that's not something for you to declare about yourself. that's not for you to decide." [ laughter ] and her dancing is one of the most confusing things i've really ever seen. she sort of dances like she's stirring herself. it's just this kind of problematic frontal stirring.
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and there are a lot of sideways accusatory glances. [ laughter ] i did that a show in front of her once and she was with a a bunch of her friends, and she goes, "ever since you put that in your program, now they just follow me down the hallway at work. [ laughter ] she goes, "take that one out of your talent show." that's what she calls my stand-up, my talent show. [ laughter ] thank you guys so much! thank you! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i'm not picking it up. you pick it up. i'm not picking it up. well, somebody's gotta pick it up. i'll pick it up. they're clean! ♪ cuz my hiney's clean ♪ oh yeah, i'm charmin clean ♪ that's how i know they're clean ♪ (vo) charmin ultra strong is woven like a wash cloth and just cleans better. ♪ yeah, i'm charmin clean the kid does have a point. (vo) enjoy the go with charmin.
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>> tonight's episode is captured entirely on the samsung galaxy s10+. ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: i'm here at the world famous rao's in east harlem, new york. this is one of the most famous italian restaurants in the world.
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notoriously, you cannot get a a table here. i would say over a year wait if you even want to try. but i'm lucky enough to be at this table with the one and only, the co-owner frank pellegrino jr. frank, thank you for having me. >> no, pleasure. i'm lucky to be at this table with you. >> jimmy: oh, really? you couldn't get a reservation? >> no. >> jimmy: all right, we got to talk to someone. [ laughter ] but when you're in this restaurant, it feels so good. it's so -- it's so intimate. how many tables are there in here? >> there's only ten tables. >> jimmy: and no menu, right? >> no menu, no menu. >> jimmy: you have to get invited here. people own the tables here. how does that work? >> it's basically squatters rights. my dad, when the restaurant started, gained a lot of notoriety back in the late '70s and early '80s. my father refused to displace anybody who was already coming here. and that was really the beginnings of table rights. so if you were here before, we never want to let you go. 'cause you're part of the success of this. you're what makes rao's rao's.
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rao's is about people. it's about neighborhood. it's about, believe it or not, embracing people even though you can't get in here to eat. and every week you come here on a monday, you'll see the same people. and people have had tables here for over 40 years. >> jimmy: wow. >> it's remarkable. >> jimmy: it is really an unbelievable experience. i can't even describe the feeling that you get. i came here the first time, i came early and make sure i'm here for the dinner. and i walked in. and everyone was like, "who are you?" i go, "i'm here to meet my friend tom." go to the bar and have a drink. okay. and down the bar there was this guy in like a shark skin suit, silver. and he's drinking. he has white hair. he's drinking a coffee out of one of those glass coffee mugs that are a little bit higher. and he's drinking coffee. and he goes, "hey, jimmy. how are you doing?" not even looking at me which is the first sign of, "you're going -- you're in trouble." so i go, "hey, hi. how are you, man?" i ordered a gin or something.
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he goes, "yeah, everything is good. you danced with my wife." you know what i'm talking about? so i go -- dude, i go, "who's around me? what is he talking about?" and he's like, "yeah, yeah, you danced with my wife." i go, "oh, man. wow. this is how it ends. i can't even think what to say." [ laughter ] and i go, "well, i got to -- i --" and i looked at him. an'sat drew barrymore's wedding." >> yes. >> jimmy: "how you doing? good to see yoai how are you doing?" i go, "oh, my gosh." i just freaked out. and from then on, we hit it off. and thank you for letting me come back. i know billy joel comes here a a lot. i've seen, i think, presidents have been here. do -- what memories do you have? >> one of my fondest memories, believe it or not, that knocked my socks off, i couldn't believe what i was seeing, happened right here at this table with our mutual friend tommy. he brought in a bevy of celebrities and singers.
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celine dion, gloria estefan, jim carrey was at the table. robin williams was at the table. there was about eight people here. and they all got up and sang "my girl" like do you with my dad. >> jimmy: no way. >> it was unbelievable. indelible mark in my memory. never go away. >> jimmy: i'll never forget it. because i sang it once. i sang maybe something with your dad "under the boardwalk" or some doo-wop. and then, every time i came, your dad would come by and say hi. and i know he's going to ask me to -- he's like, "come on, sing something." and every time we'd sing and then standing ovation. because it was only ten tables. but it's so fun. it's so intimate and fun. i can't describe this feeling that no one can really get. i mean, you really feel that from the food, by the way, i can't even talk about how delicious the food is, the meatballs. >> okay. >> jimmy: that's the one thing that i -- i mean, there are so many things. but how do you make the meatballs? can you show me? >> i would love to show you how we make the meatballs. >> jimmy: let's do this.
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>> let's do it. >> jimmy: we're making meatballs right now. ♪ i know this apron. >> turn around. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. look at this! oh, my gosh. >> tie it for you. >> jimmy: look at this! if anyone knows a good sauce or some people call it a gravy, it just smells so good. >> i'm going to let you kick it all off. >> jimmy: okay. so the first th like you to do is take a little bit of salt, a little bit of pepper. >> jimmy: okay, here we go. do you knoat bee half aofork ana a pound of veal. >> jimmy: wow. >> now before you start to massage the meat, i want you t come oetn, y your hands a little dirty. rub it in, come on, like this. >> jimmy: rub it in, okay, yeah. >> and we got to turn the meat. it looks very well blended together. beautiful. >> jimmy: thank you. >> so now we're going to take these two eggs. >> jimmy: okay. >> half a cup of water. dino showed me a little trick and a method that really works well. >> jimmy: yeah. >> we're going to make it snow on the meatballs. we're going to put some -- >> jimmy: cocaine? >> cheese. >> jimmy: oh, parsley, parmesan cheese. >> those days are long gone. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: have anybody cooked in here, celebrities?
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>> a couple of people come in for tips here and there. >> jimmy: has anyone been thrown out of here? >> not to my -- i can't remember. [ laughter ] can't remember. >> jimmy: wow, did you get that? >> take a handful like this, right? >> jimmy: yeah. >> and now you roll. ♪ and roll. that's perfect. >> jimmy: it's something, right? >> i'm going to have dino show you how to fry the meatballs. >> jimmy: i know dino. i love you, chef.rewing? >> fry pan, we're going to heat the oil up. put 'em in nice and easy.d then brown, we'll put them in the sauce and finish them off. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. anyone who loves meatballs, look at this. oh, my god, there's meatball bloggers out there that are freaking out right now that i'm in the kitchen of rao's making the world-famous meatballs. all right, so you got these golden brown. you put them in the sauce. and you leave them for how long? >> 20 minutes, half hour. >> jimmy: do you make your sauce homemade? or do you use rao's from the jar? >> homemade. >> jimmy: that's what i do. >> homemade. >> but it's the same recipe. >> jimmy: whose recipe was it?
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>> it was my great grandmother's, which was passed to my grand aunt annie who was the chef here with my uncle vincent. ♪ are you ready to judge your work, pal? >> jimmy: let's go. let's see it. >> come on. let's go eat. >> wow, wow, wow. >> hey, fellas, how are you dog? pasta. >> steve: you made this? >> jimmy: yes. >> steve: and that's called a a meatball? it's like a ball of meat. >> jimmy: do you want any parmesan? >> are you going to join them? >> steve: come on. come on. >> jimmy: i have to. this is my favorite meatball in the world. >> have you done it? >> first bite. >> steve: oh, my god. >> bon appetit, gentlemen. enjoy. >> thank you. >> my pleasure. [ clapping hands ] >> jimmy: seriously, that is unbelievable. >> steve: my god. >> jimmy: actually, i want more, it's unbelievable. my thanks again to frank pellegrino jr., co-owner of rao's here in east harlem. this is such a treat. amazing, amazing. these meatballs are the best. in fact, i know someone who
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[ street noise ] >> jimmy: hello. >> in here! >> jimmy: yo! >> in here! >> jimmy: yo! >> all: hey! >> jimmy: i know you guys. i know you guys are good cooks, but i brought you some meatballs and pasta from rao's. it's so far and i walked the whole way. so, really i walked 115 blocks. yeah, yeah. who's the cook here?
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>> we all help out. >> jimmy: everybody just pointing at you. you're very humble. we all know that. i used to live down the street. this is in hell's kitchen right here. engine 54. i used to walk by on sunday afternoons after a long night out at "saturday night live." i used to come by and all of the guys would just -- we would talk back and forth about the to get funny," and stuff like that. we joke and they're like, "oh, that one joke was all right." you know? i just always appreciated, you guys so much. do you mind showing me the riding list? >> yeah, the riding list, sure, no problem. go ahead, after you. >> so, the riding list basically entails who has which position on each apparatus. >> and these two were preserved from 9/11. and, as you can see, it still says 9/10. they didn't get to erase the 9/10 and change it to 9/11. but the notes -- we always write notes on the side so there was some condition going down. and these are the gentlemen that were in the four truck. and these were the gentlemen who were in engine 54. and that was their positions for that day.
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>> it was a hard hit for the whole house. the entire tour, the engine truck battalion -- >> between us and the battalion, everybody didn't come home that day. >> nobody made it back after that to work. so, we keep it up here as a a reminder to ourselves and try to immortalize it. so every day you never forget what happened, forget the guys . >> jimmy: it's amazing what you thank you, man. keep making us laugh. >> jimmy: thanks, pal. guys all the time. >> thank you, man. >> i appreciate it. [ street noises ]
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♪ >> jimmy: there's so many great things to do late at night here in new york city. right now, i'm going to check out some jazz at the django here in tribeca. who knows. maybe i'll know someone who's playing. ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you ladies and gentleman. thank you. we would like to invite up the one and the only tariq trotter, also known as black thought. give him a round of applause! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ every time i kiss your lips my mind starts to wonder ♪ ♪ and if all my dreams come true i'll be spending time with you ♪ y more today than yesterday but not as much as tomorrow ♪ ♪ i love you more today than yesterday but darling not as much as tomorrow ♪ ♪ [ applause ] ♪
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