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[ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- adam driver, from "fargo", actor jesse plemonon music c om aretha franklin, featuring the 8g band with fred armisen. [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers! >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how's everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] everybody good? very, very, very, very glad to hear it. let's get to the news. some political pundits are predicting that if hillary clinton wins the democratic primary in new hampshire, it will serve as a death blow to the bernie sanders campaign. but bernie's hoping he might still have a show in old hampshire. [ laughter ] german chancellor angela merkel has been named "time" magainze's
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while donald trump was n ned german chancelloloof the year. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] yeah. so happy for him. a scottish university, today, stripped donald trump of his honorary degree following his call to end all muslim immigration to america. the degree, of course, was a b.s. [ laughter and applause ] jeb bush said yesterday that he thinks it's important for voters to know that his religious beliefs contribute to his decision making. he says his christian faith is what gave him the idea to only have 12 supporters. [ laughter and applause ] the new list of tech companies with the happiest employees ranked air b&b at number one. and the reason they're happy is because they just had sex in your bed. [ laughter ] while you were gone, they had
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[ laughter ] city officials in portland have installed a new system called "the pedestrian scramble", which allows pedestrians to cross intersections in all directions at once, including diagonally. you know, we have a name for that here in new york. it's called new york. [ laughter and applause ] ththconstant scramble. hillary clinton took time off the campaign trail to go christmas shopping this week, where she repoedly bought her one-year-old granddaughter a hat. aw, that's sweet. there's nothing cuter than a little slobbering baby in a hat. oh, no, take it back. [ laughter and applause ] sometimes it's a huge bummer. police are searching for three men who alleledly stole more than $170,000 worth of merchandise from a new york store owned by gwyneth paltrow. though the men claim they just consciously uncoupled the
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[ laughter ] a recent poll on people's favorite beatles member found that most democrats preferred john lennon and most republicans like paul mccartney better. and bernie sandede's favorite member is yoko, because she broke up their monopoly. [ laughter ] we haven't forgotten, yoko. you're not out of the woods yet, yoko. [ light laughter ] a new study found that spending too much time in a chair and a lack of sleep could increase the risk of premature death. which is great news for people who sit behind a desk at 12:35 in the morning. [ laughter ] [ applause ] this is my tomb. [ light laughter ]
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assistant, cortana, today on apple devices for the first t me to try and bettetecompete with siri. when siri heard the news, she said, "i'm sorry, i didn't catch that." [ light laughter ] that's my tomb. [ laughter ] hey, siri, why did that joke bomb? [ laughter ] it went pretty good earlier when it was just me and two writers in a room. [ laughter ] a forensic artist t s created images of what he expects the newborn son of kanye west and kim kardashian will look like in several years. we actually have a picture. let's take a look. there you go, yeah. [ laughter ] the kid's going to be okay. [ applause ] the kid's gonna do just fine. a california man miraculously escaped unharmed when he went through two compaction cycles in a garbage truck k ter sleeping in a trash c c.
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said, "not that great. i had to sleep in a trash can. [ laughter ] so, you know, like bullet dodged, but then also, like, hit by a hundred other bullets." and finally, philadelphia mayor michael nutter said yesterday that donald trump is an a-hole while giving a press conference with over 30 faith leaders, including moms and a priests. nutter then apologized saying, quote, "oh, [ bleep ] i'm sorry." [ lalahter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show for you tonight. [ cheers and applause ] we have two actors that i love. and we have a singer who is quite simply a legend. first up, you know him from "girls." he's also one of the stars of a new -- it's a little, tiny indie. you probably haven't heard of it. "star wars: the force awakens." [ light laughter ] adam driver is joining us tonight. givevet up for adam. [ cheeee and applause ] also, he's a terrific actor. he is one of the stars of my favorite show on tv right now, the fx series "fargo."
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tonight. [ cheers and applause ] just a terrific, terrific actor. you're very lucky tonight, we have music. we have a performance from the one, the only aretha franklin is in the house, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] how about that? how about that? you probably already know this about us. we here at "late night," we just love slogans, because slogans are so much fun. i'll prove it. [ light laughter ] reese's slogan is "there's no wrong way to eat a reese's." there isn't. [ light laughter ] kfc -- "it's finger-lickin' good." it is. i licked all my fingers. even the ones that didn't touch the meat. [ light laughter ] well, we think why should only products have slogans? everything could benefit from one. so, we came up with some for you in a segment we call "new slogans." [ applause ] >> seth: let's start with a new
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"cappuccino -- this is a latte." [ laughter ] stop being so fancy. it's a latte. next we have onions. let's see the slogan. "onions --the adele of vegetables.s. [ laughter ] [ applause ] next, this is a good one. we have a slogan for airport gift shops. let's see it. "airport gift shops -- let them know you almost forgot." [ laughter ] i missed you, buddy. here's a st. louis hat. next we have fanny packs. "fanny packsks- fill it with your shame and lip balm." [ lalahter ] next we have a slogan for a wedding ring on m businessman at a hotel bar. this is the slogan for a wedding ring on a businessman at a hotel bar. let's see it.
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at a hotel bar -- now you see it, now you don't." [ laughter and applause ] finally. everyone here familiar with bonsai trees? you know what bonsai trees -- this is a slogan -- i'm glad you are. [ light laughter ] we don't have time on the show to describe whatt is. it's very important that you knew that. although i guess i could have used this time to explain it, but i very much do this by the script. it's like a little -- anyway, this is a slogan for pruning a bonsai tree. "pruning a bonsai tree -- let them know you're a serial killer." [ laughter and applause ] i like to get it exactly right. oh, i think you'll find the door is locked. [ laughter ] next we have a slogan for eggnog.
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"eggnog -- you can't spell nog withouou 'no'." i don't want your r ird egg drink. next we have a slogan for hotel breakfast cards. you kn those cards you can fill out and hang on your doorknob so you get breakfast delivered in the morning. let's see it. "hotel breakfast cards -- don't fill it out drunk!" [ laughter ] oh, what? 50 pancakes! i don't want -- how much did i drink last night? that was me opening the hotel door. [ light laughter ] my mime work is killing it. remember the tree too? next we have a slogan for sonograms. let's see it. "sonograms -- oh, that's the head?" [ laughter ] okay. next we have a slogan for autocorrect. "autocorrect -- it ducks." [ laughter and applause ] and finally, we have a slogan
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"books -- thick kindles." this has been "new slogans." it was brought to you by the united states postal service. whose slogan is "the united states postal service -- does anyone work here?" [ light laughter ] we'll be right back with more "late night", everybody! [ cheers and applause ] santa has a magic snow globe for everfamily... ...and whatever he puts in our snow globe, shows up at our house. and this year, look at what he put in our driveway. santa can do that? he sure can, honey. the lexus december to remember sales event is going on now, with some of the most magical deals of the year.r.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. our first guest tonight is emmy-nominated actor who you know from the hit hbo series "girls" and from filil such as "while we're young" and "lincoln." you can see him in the highly anticipated "star wars: the force awakens" which opens in eatres everywhere december 18th. please welcome to the show adam driver. [ cheers and applause ] >> s sh: how are you? >> i'm good. >> seth: i'm so happy you're here. i'm such a fan of f ur work and i saw you recently, and i didn't say hello, but i feel like it's okay. because i saw you on a flight from new york to comicon, san diego. i felt like if i went over and
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you were on the plane, like a dude from "star wars" was going to comicon it would be like saying there was a bomb on the plane. [ laughter ] i feel like everybody would lose their minds. >> yeah, maybe. >> seth: it was a weird flight. had you ever flown to comicon before? >> no, no, it was nice. but it's very intense. have you been before? >> seth: i've been there before. but that flying out, a lot of people were checking, it felt like they had a lot of action figures they were putting in the overhead. it was like a weird scene, like when you go to put your coat up, there is a lot of, like, weird stuff that only people flying to comicon people would have? can i hang up my coat? no, we already have a lot of capes hung, we don't have room. i can't imagine anything more highly anticipated film than this o o this year. at comicon, when you walked around, did d u have to have security with you? what was the scene like? >> yeah, i got in like at 1:30 in the morning or souething. and they were taking me to my room, and so ty said, anything
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maybe i'll go for a run. oh, no, you can't go for a run. i'll run in the hotel. no, you can't run in the hotel. what can i do? and they're like, well, you can get a coffee. they had a bag of masks where if i wanted to get a coffee. >> seth: you c cldn't get a coffee as you, you had put a mask on? >> right, yeah. they're like, well if you're going to get a coffee you should take a mask. they had a bag with a -- very strange. they had a bag with a darth vader mask and an ironman mask. i decided i would just stay inside. so the next day i stayed inside and it started to smell because it's just me. i opened the window to get some air and i'm like, i'll just do this, and there was like a bagpipe band on the bottom of the hotel just playing the "star wars" theme on repeat, just yelling indiscriminately. when they finished a verse everyone would celebrate and then they started again. i'm not going anywhere. >> seth: it's a weird scene. it is crazy how it's the only
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say, well, in order to not draw attention to yourself, maybe throw on this ironman mask and go about your day and no one would think twice. oh, ironman, what kind of coffee do you like? regular coffee. like that't'totally normal. >> an interesting socialal experiment. >> seth: exactly. look, i know this must be hard for you because you can't talk too much about this movie. we know from the trailer you pay kylo ren. and you say you're going to finish what darth vader started. i'm sort of paraphrasing. so, can we guess that kylo ren is a fan of darth vader's work? >> yeah. he was the guy in the plane putting his cape up. >> seth: he was at comicon. [ applause ] >> that's it. that's all i can say. >> seth: that's about all you can say. has it been crazy to be in a film that you were sworn to secrecy? has it been difficult, or is it easy when you know you can't say
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>> a bit of both. i feel like i usually do things, where i'm like, someone please, go see it. now everyone is like, we're going to see it. and that for me is already scary. but i kind of got into the idea of -- i like going to something g and not knowing ananhing about it. >> seth: yeah. >> they took it a little bit too seriously, i think. i got a script and it was in a zipper and you keep it locke i didn't want to have it on the plane. since we are talking about planes, i guess. anywhere, really, if it was open in my room, unlock it, unzip it. then read it. >> seth: so crazy. >> it was very intense. >> seth: there wasn't even a script for a long time. when you first started talking to j.j. abrams, the director of thth film, they didn't g ge you a script in the beginning, ririt? >> no, he just kind of outlined what he was thinking was going to happen. you have to make kind of a judgment call on him. but because he was so -- you know, he's who he is, it kind of seemed like a no-brainer.
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one point, you might do that. you might be like this. you might do that, we don't know, we haven't decided. >> lose your car, maybe. >> seth: we haven't decided about that, but we have a real funny bit where kylo loses his car. >> he's having rent problems. >> seth: is there -- again, i imagine when you do a project, no matter what the project is, it becomes your job and you're professional about it, but were there times where it would sink in, oh, this is "star wars." >> it was a long, like, months of talking about is it going to work in the schedule of "girls", and i wound up doing both at the same time where you would be there for a week and then i would fly back to new york and shoot the fourth s sson and be here for a weeand fly back. it was a lot. i forgot your question, actually. [ laughter ] >> seth: just being on "star wars" -- >> for months i didn't
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into -- then we had a dinner before the table read that they took the a picture of, and looking around the room at these characters in "star wars" and you try to suppress that as much as possible because you don't want start thinking about that when you're trying to make it real, even though it's a long time ago in a galaxy far away. you try to make it as real. >> seth: of course. >> and not think about it. the first time for me i walked in for a costume fitting a they had mock-ups of all the storm troopers that they were gonna do. and everyone's drawings of everyone's characters. was like, oh, god, i'm in "star wars." >> seth: yeah, that's amazing. >> just randomly, you would walk into a big hangar and there was like a life- size tie fighter. and it's like, okay. don't think ababt it. i didi't really relax untiwe were done shooting. even then, we just really finished up last week. all the way up until last friday. >> seth: that's amazing. >> so you never got a sense of just letting it go.
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can't wait. and i think i'm not alone. [ cheers and applause ] you mentioned "girls" as well. i'm such a huge fan of "girls." you're absolutely wonderful on that show. and every time i see it -- like it's so weird to see a show where it take place in brooklyn and now that guy is also like in "star wars." i think the relationship with best relationships on television. how do you approach it? what is your take on that relationship? >> i don't know, i've kind of stayed away from having any ideas of what lena is writing. i think what she's writing is so good she said something recently that i never thought of and i said, oh, that's a great way to describe how they've evolved into maybe something of a a xic relationship where she seems to internalize everything, and when she can't get out physically, he kind of does.
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it's all reactions and him thinking about it later, maybe. he doesn't really have the words for it. >> seth: it's great. >> like me right now trying to describe this. for me it was like, oh, i never thought of it that way. that's what you've been writing. >> seth: now, i want to ask you about this, because you joined the marines aftete9/11 and then you left to go to juilliard. that is not a normal path. i would always assume that going to juilliard would be intense enough, because obviously you're going to school with some of the greatest actors of that age group. is it a little less intense when you're coming from the marines or is it change so intense that that's the most difficult part? >> i think that's it. it's -- it is intense, but on a completely opposite -- you're used to talking to guys like
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shooting weapons, mortars. and things and then you have to go to acting school and try and apply those communication skills to like a drama class was a difficult transition. >> seth: what did your marine friends first think when you started acting? was that a hard thing to explain to them? >> yeah, they're very confused by it. but now it's "star wars." they're very into "star wars." they like to send me any random thing. like mushrooms on my head, they think that's really funny with just a kylo ren costume. >> seth: oh, that's great. >>nything they find online that's like disparaging. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: well that's real great. and that you so much for being here. >> thanks so much for having me. >> seth: such a fan, so great to finally meet you. adam driver, everybody. "star wars: the force awakens" opens in theatres everywhere december 18th. we'll be right back with more "late night."
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lets go now. you are a holiday miracle. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back,
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now, one of the biggest parts of the presidential campaigns are the slogans which brings us to the new segment we call "new campaign slogans." >> seth: now, there it is. that costs a lot of f ney when we do that. [ laughter ] first off, we know jeb bush's campaign slogan is "jeb!" with an exclamation point. what you my not know is according to recent polls, he's changing his slogan to "jeb?" [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> leave him alone! leave him alone! >> seth: excuse me? >> leave him alone! haven't we made fun of jeb bush enough? >> seth: well, you know, it's just he's runnnng for president, so, you know i think he's fair game. >> seth, he's trying his best. >> seth: yeah, but still, he's a public figure, you know? >> leave him alone! poor manl working hard, campaigning all day, and then comes home to watch late night
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him over the coals. just leave him alone! >> seth: i have to ask, are you a supporter of jeb bush? >> i'm a supporter of decent human behavior, not mean-spirited jokes. if you have e make fun of someone, why don't y y make fun of me? >> seth: i don't know yoyo i wouldn't know how to begino make fun of you. >> well, you could make fun of the fact that after i tinkle i wipe my wee-wee with toilet paper. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, first off, don't tell people that. and secondly, i only make fun of people who deserve it. >> okay, well how about this? my dad was the president of our local bank, and my brother was president of the local bank after him. and when i tried to be president of the local bank, i fell into the river. >> seth: so you're kind of like jeb bush. >> leave him alone! poor guy, just trying to put food on his family's table. then you've got to drag his reputation through the mud.
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make jokes about people. >> seth: no, that's actually my only job. >> oh, look at you, you only have to work one job. i've got to work two jobs just to make ends meet. >> seth: oh, yeah. what do you do? >> i'm a janitor at my brother's bank and i put safety signs by rivers. [ laughter ] >> seth: i would just rather get back to comeme segment we're doing. >> well,l,f you need some comedy, how about this? i wewe superman underwear just in case a crime is committed, and then i rip off my pants and save everyone. >> seth: yeah, i'm just going to get back to the show. >> oh sure, get back to making fun of poor old defenseless cherub faced jeb bush. you know what i say to that? >> seth: leave him alone? >> leave him alone! if you're going to go after anybody, go after me! make fun of the fact that i have a pet pug named watson and i pretend i'm sherlock holmes. and we solve crimes around the apartment. our most recent mystery was a case of the empty toilet paper roll.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back everybody. please give it up for the 8g band. [ cheers and applause ] how are you guys? everybody good? and of course please also give it up for fred armisen. fred, it's so lovely to have you
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>> fred: thank you. >> seth: you know one of my favorite things, one of my favorite things about having fred back is, we've been talking a lot about this recently. there's so much tv right now, so much good tv that i find personally it's really hard to keep up with everything. people are always asking me, have you seen this show yet? and i'm meaning to get around to it, but i just haven't had the time. fred claims he doesn't have that problem because he claims he watches every episode of every show on television. [ laughter ] you stand by that, because if that's just that you were just bragging, like now, if you just admitted that's not true, i would totally forgive you. >> fred: oh, i watch it all. >> seth: every episode of every show. >> fred: twice sometimes. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ] well that means it's time once again for fred armisen's extremely accurate tv recap. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: all right. so i'm going to mention a show, and then i want you to tell me what happened on the last episode of this show. >> fred: okay. >> seth: the great holiday baking show. >> fred: oh, the great holiday baking show. >> seth: yeah. >> fred: that is a -- that's a
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>> seth: okay. >> fred: it's melodramatic, super, super dramatic. every moment is just filled with so much tension. and what it is, it's with this family. >> seth: okay. >> fred: right, they don't know each other. they don't know each other. they know of each other's existence. and they -- >> seth: but they're a family. >> fred: but they're a family and they write to each other. but all you see is their e-mails. >> seth: all you see is what? >> fred: their emails. so you see hands typing and they're super, like -- angry, and building up to this final moment. so the main person you see -- [ laughter ] >> seth: wait how could they -- they don't know each other but they're a family that has each other's e-mail addresses? how do they not know each other? >> fred: so, they know of each other. they've never really met each other. >> seth: oaky. >> fred: there is a mom, a dad, an uncle. >> seth: okay. >> fred: and another uncle. >> seth: okay. and when you say a mom and dad wouldn't that imply that they have children? [ laughter ] >> fred: they have children but they're not addressed on this show. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ]
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don't know each other. >> fred: they don't know each other. they've, like, met each other. >> seth: right. >> fred: if you know what i mean. [ laughter ] so all the drama is leading up to, like, what's the deal? when are we all going to meet? so it's like, i don't know if i want to meet. i think i do. but they're sort of building -- >> seth: this is all a camera on a computer as hands are typing in an e-mail? >> fred: yes and also super dramatic music. >> seth: okay. >> fred: and they're like, we're going to meet in london. all right cool. how do you mean, cool? like, i just meant cool. i think we should do it. when? so they argue about the dates and that's the final build up is like when they -- so the one guy you do see is the dad. >> seth: okay. >> fred: okay it's an extreme close-up on his mouth. [ laughter ] and so he's like, you know, like you see that he's like -- so he could just show off what he looks like. >> seth: you don't see the rest of his face. >> fred: no, but you know that he looks great. >> seth: okay.
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that was the latest episode of the show. okay, we're going to meet in london on january 3rd. >> seth: wow, okay. now -- >> fred: by the way, the last name of the family is bakeoff. [ laughter ] >> seth: that makes sense now. give it over to fred armisen, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: you know our next guest from his memorable roles on the critically acclaimed tv shows "friday night lights" and "breaking bad." he is currently staring on fx's hit show "fargo" which has its season finale next monday. let's take a look. >> you're always trying to fix everything. sometimes nothing is broken. everything is working just fine. if you can't see that if you don't know that. i love you.
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i want to get back to what we had. >> seth: please welcome to the show jesse plemons. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome to the show. >> thank you. happy you're here. i'm a huge fan, and this season of "fargo" has been outstanding. congratulations. >> seth: and this is very exciting. your whole family is here, tonight. is that correct? >> a lot of them. >> seth: a lot of them. >> there's a lot more but -- >> seth: there's a lot more. and they're actually in the audience. i think, let's say hello real quick. there they are. >> where are they? >> seth: yeah. all right. [ cheers and applause ] >> looking good. >> seth: who is that lovely lady? >> to the right? that would be virginia january. >> seth: virginia january? >> it's her first trip to new york. >> seth: and is virginia january, who is virginia january to you? >> that's my grandmother. >> seth: that's your grandmother. and virginia january, that sounds like a bond girl's name. i feel like.
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>> in her younger days. >> seth: that's very exciting, and i'm a huge "friday night lights" fan. i'm a fan of a lot of your work. [ cheers and applause ] >> all right. >> seth: and is it true that it was the finale of "friday night lights" and your family was extra -- were extras in the crowd? >> i actually think it was a few episodes. >> seth: a few episodes. >> wasn't just the finale. >> seth: and they -- >> but we did have -- >> seth: they sit in the stands and watched a tv show get filmed? >> they sat in the stands, get some props, eat some food, and just you know, cheered. >> seth: that's great. what a very supportive -- >> cheer as fans. >> seth: that's an incredibly supportive family. >> yeah. >> seth: you -- one of the great -- the transformations in -- cause what i love about your career is i feel like landry was one of the most loveable people of all time. then you're on "breaking bad" and you're just a sociopath. you don't mind me saying that? >> no. >> seth: okay great. now you play this sort of a -- sort of -- a minnesotan, and you thickened up for this role. you are sort of -- >> thank you. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ]
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is it fun when you get to thicken up for a role? cause i would think that would be so much more fun than the opposite. >> the first -- the first two months is just like christmas every day. [ laughter] just -- just anything you've ever wanted. and then you reach, i don't know, like a couple months later, and you just start feeling a little bit like a slob and you're breathing heavily going up one flight of stairs. so there are the perks. >> seth: but i'm very -- i think it's sort of a fearless performance, because there is a great scene. i always think it's weird now, what i'm about to describe i've just said as a great scene, but you sort of have to strip down and throw your clothes in the fire. and we get this whole plemons in his underwear. >> i mean i know people who have been waiting for that. >> seth: they were. [ laughter ] and i think we were waiting -- [ cheers and applause ] we didn't know -- we didn't know what kind of underwear you would be wearing when that time came, and i just on behalf of america and the viewing public, i want to thank you for, it's tighty whities. >> i mean -- [ laughter ]
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this true? i heard that you -- this was a request. that you the actor -- >> it was. noah, i think maybe he was -- >> seth: this is noah holly the creator of the show. >> yeah, we had a brief conversation about it, so it's gonna be in front of a fireplace burning all of his clothes, and he'll probably be in his boxers, get boxers. ed is a -- ed is a tighty whities guy. [ laughter ] >> seth: i've -- cause i've heard when you do your research in characters you create a back-story. >> underwear first. >> seth: and you start with the underwear. >> yeah. i do. >> seth: is it true that you based ed off your dad in some way? >> it started out as that just because kind of, i don't the major i guess characteristics and -- i don't know. ed is from a small town in minnesota, grew up just wanting to kind of own his own business, kind of following in his father's footsteps, and then the more the season progressed, the weirder it became to imagine my
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[ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, there is a lot of, like, people. definitely a lot of people trying to kill your dad every week. yeah. >> yeah. >> seth: but it's a fantastic show. and you really have been so lucky with the shows you've been on. they were all such excellent quality. and were you -- you're from texas. and you started acting very young, though. yes? >> i did. i started, my first commercial i was two and a half years old. >> seth: two and a half years old? how do you even audition at two and a half? >> well, i have no idea. i think i was actually half asleep and my mom was just kind of like -- [ laughter ] and they were actually looking for a 16-year-old cowboys. >> seth: really? >> and my mom heard that and thought, i've got the -- >> seth: wow. [ laughter ] so you were such a good actor at two and a half that you got a part they wanted a 16-year-old for. >> i mean you said it. >> seth: that is a tough -- that's a tough call for a 16-year-old to get from his agent. which is, "you were so close,
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>> yeah. >> seth: how, landry, as i mentioned, he's such a beloved character, and i feel like "friday night lights," especially because, as viewers we didn't know any of you from anything else leading up to that point. and michael b. jordan was on the show and he was talking about how people still come up to him and ask him about his "friday night lights" character as if he was a real person. does that happen to you? >> it happened more before "breaking bad" came out. >> seth: gotcha. >> and then i think most people that had seen both were just kind of confused and scared. [ laughter ] is landry still in there, or -- >> seth: todd is like a lot went wrong for landry for him to turn into todd. how are the fans different? i mean i'm sure they're obviously a lot of people, myself included, are fans of both. but is there a difference to what a "friday night lights" fan wants when they meet you in a -- what a "breaking bad" fan would want? >> definitely -- definitely in the picture taking i would say.
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this is what landry is. [ laughter ] >> seth: it was like, oh my god, i was like transported back. they were like, oh, my god, "friday night lights" again. >> yeah, and then i have had a few really odd picture requests. like one, someone wanted me to sort of make a gun with my hand and pretend to shoot them in a picture. [ laughter ] another guy really wanted to fake strangle me in a picture. and i didn't do it but i feel like maybe i should. [ laughter ] i don't know. >> seth: people are pretty bold with their requests. but i think you're allowed to say no to being fake strangled. because they could be lying and that just could be the in to get into the real strangling. next thing you know you wake up blacked out. your wallets gone, you're guy wasn't "breaking bad" fan. you, a lot of people have mentioned that you look a little bit like matt damon and in "breaking bad" you had the nickname mess damon. i know some people called you that. and i did not realize this, that you played a young matt damon in the film "all the pretty horses." and so how old were you when you did that?
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probably 11 or so. >> seth: okay. and is that exciting to then see yourself in a matt damon movie? >> well, you know, hypothetically, that would be very exciting, but my mom organized a screening at our local theater. you had to go to the actual theater. a really special, exciting thing. i invited this girl i had a crush on, and i'm supposed to be the opening scene of the movie, and i'm not there. [ laughter ] and she's thinking maybe, maybe you know there was a mix-up in the editing or something. but yeah, that was a long, weird ride. >> seth: so they just cut you out. oh, that's rough. >> they did. apparently there is some extended director's edition or something. >> seth: yeah, that's something, but that's, yeah years later and that doesn't count. i bet the 16-year-old that lost the part to you when you were two and a half was super psyched >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: cause it was like, finally he's getting his. it also must be a bummer when
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because as soon as matt damon shows up you know there's no chance you're showing up later. >> yeah. yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: well, congratulations on everything. and congrats on season two of "fargo" it's been excellent. >> thank you so much. >> seth: jesse plemons everybody. the season finale of "fargo" airs monday night on fx. we'll be back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] i absolutely love my new york apartment, but the rent is outrageous. good thing geico offers affordable renters insurance. with great coverage it protects my personal belongings should they get damaged, stolen or destroyed. [doorbell] uh, excuse me. delivery. hey. lo mein, szechwan chicken, chopsticks, soy sauce and you got some fortune cookies. have a good one. ah, these small new york apartments... protect your belongings. let geico help you with renters insurance. americans. we try to live healthy. but many of us don't know
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: i can't tell you how excited i am for tonight's musical guest. she is a true legend, winner of 18 grammy awards and is one of the best-selling female artists of all time. here to perform her rendition of the great diva classic "i will survive," the aretha version, please welcome the queen of soul, miss aretha franklin.
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first i was afraid i was petrified kept thinking i could never live without you by my side but then i spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong and i grew strong and i learned how to get along and now you're back from outer space i just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face i should have changed that stupid lock i should have made you leave your key if i had known for just one second you'd be back to bother me now go walk out the door just turn around now 'cause you're not welcome anymore weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye did you think i'd crumble did you think i'd lay down and die boy, no, not i i will survive well as long as i know how to love
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i've got all my life to live and i've got all my love to give and i'll survive i will survive hey, hey it took all the strength to make me fall apart i tried hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart and i spent oh so many nights just feeling sorry for myself i used to cry now i hold my head up high and now you see me somebody new i'm not that chained up little person still swept with you oh, spent so many nights feeling sorry for myself i grew strong and i learned how to get along
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i will i will i will i will i will i will and i'll survive i'll survive hey i'll survive i will make it i'm not gonna stop i'm gonna get stronger i'm a survivor gonna make it not gonna stop gonna get stronger i'm not gonna
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: aretha franklin, everybody! "aretha franklin sings the great diva classics" is available now. we'll be right back.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to adam driver, jesse plemons,
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