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♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- kerry washington, jesse tyler ferguson,
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musical guest noel gallagher's high flying birds, and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 257, burundi. >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, hey, that's what i'm talking about here. welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome. thank you. thank you very much. thank you very, very much. welcome, welcome to "the tonight show," you guys. you're here. you made it. this is it. [ cheers and applause ] it's happening. welcome to "the tonight show." here's what people are talking
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about. i saw that hillary clinton made her first campaign stop in las vegas yesterday, where she discussed immigration, said she wants citizenship for undocumented immigrants. but after seeing americans celebrate cinco de mayo yesterday, immigrants were like, "you know what, we're good. we're good. [ laughter ] we had a -- we're gonna go back. we're gonna go back now. we had enough. we don't like it." yeah. that's right, hillary made her first campaign stop in las vegas. officials said "clinton's visit would be great for the economy in vegas." then they said, "oh, wait. hillary clinton? [ laughter ] oh, never mind. never mind. girls, take the night off." [ laughter ] actually, i read that candidates in the 2 2016 election are competing in one of the most diverse fields either party has ever seen. yeah, we have two women, two latinos and an african-american. they're saying this is the "college brochure" of elections. [ laughter and applause ] "this school is for everyone." of course, former arkansas governor mike huckabee announced he was running for president yesterday, and i think he might already be
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struggling to come up with reasons why he should be president. [ laughter ] check it out. >> i got my first bb gun at age 5. it was a daisy model 25. i've still got it. it's in mint condition. i learned the basic rules of gun safety, and i never thought about using a firearm to murder someone. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: though he has shot himself in the foot numerous times, including that speech. [ laughter ] "got my first bb gun at age 5. my little brother got his first glass eye at age 4. isn't that nice?" [ laughter ] if you're wondering how low our expectations have gotten for politicians, now they're bragging about not being murderers. that's a good thing. [ laughter and applause ] never thought about killing a a guy. i could strangle him. >> steve: never acted on it. >> jimmy: and did you see this? jim bob and michelle duggar from the show "19 kids and counting," they are supporting mike huckabee for president because they said he has common sense. [ laughter ] because if there is anyone who knows about common sense, it's the family with 19 kids.
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yesterday, floyd mayweather said that he would give manny pacquiao a rematch next year. in fact, they've already come up with an exciting tagline -- "mayweather versus pacquiao 2: maybe they'll kiss." [ laughter and applause ] ♪ >> steve: boxing. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, this is cool. youtube has announced plans to develop several full length films over the next two years that will feature some of its most famous stars. we actually got a preview of it. here, check this out. ♪ >> this summer, youtube hits the big screen with your favorite stars. the fine bros, joey graceffa, smosh. cat with its head stuck in a a tissue box. cat with its head stuck in a a cheetos bag. cat with its head stuck in an ice cream cup. and introducing, cat with its head stuck in a sandal. rated r. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's going to be fun. that's going to be good. >> steve: youtube! >> jimmy: yeah.
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and finally, as we said earlier, yesterday was cinco de mayo, and people were out celebrating on the streets of new york city. we wanted to have a little fun with them, so we sent our writer arthur out there to ask people one question about the history of cinco de mayo. [ laughter ] what they didn't know is that he never actually gets to the question. i'll show you what i mean in a a segment we call, "the big question." take a look at this. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ what's the big question ♪ >> so as we all know, cinco de mayo, which, of course is spanish for fifth of may, is a a mexican national holiday in honor of the military victory in the battle of puebla in 1862 over the french forces of napoleon. but the battle actually started a year earlier when mexico declared a temporary moratorium on the repayment of foreign debts and was then invaded by english, spanish, and french troops. and then, after the english and spanish troops left, the french stayed behind and attempted to establish a monarchy under maximilian of austria which, as we now know was a terrible idea of course. [ laughter ] but i'm getting way ahead of
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myself. my question is, knowing that the holiday eventually became a a symbol of mexican resistance against the influence of foreign nomination, and that the city itself is now home to a museum and a park devoted to the battle which attracts tourists, families, school children, pets, pests, guests, vests. vets of course, families of pets, families of pests, families of guests, families of vets. so what i'm getting at is do you then believe as many do, that it's these very people, these groups, these circles, these unions, these -- >> this many people? >> yeah, uh-huh. >> okay. [ laughter ] >> these coteries as it were, and as it will be. who have been immersed in the films of cinematic artists such as emilio fernandez, athletes like salvador sanchez, vocal musical artists such as luis miguel, julieta venegas, and paulina -- >> gomez. >> rubio. [ laughter ] does it not also mean that that mean, as former mexican president benito juarez once said -- [ speaking foreign language ]
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[ laughter ] so i guess, all that being said, my question would have to be what's up? [ laughter ] >> this gives me a reason to drink. >> awesome. thanks, so much. back to you, jimmy. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we have a great show, everybody. give it up for the roots, right there. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey, everybody! welcome. thanks for watching the show. thank you. it's been a great week so far. there's more ahead. tomorrow night, jane fonda and sean "diddy" combs will be joining us. [ cheers and applause ] then, to close out the week, this is big. they've won more grammy awards than any other artist in history. on friday night, they're coming to talk and perform. u2 will be here, ladies and gentlemen.
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>> steve: yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we're going to talk about their latest album, "songs of innocence." we've got some special things planned with them. maybe even teaching bono how to ride a bicycle again. [ laughter ] i'm just saying. anyways, first, we have a a fantastic show tonight. she's the best. i mean, can you get better than -- >> steve: oh, she's fantastic. >> jimmy: i mean, the most -- the nicest person, the prettiest person, the coolest person and the most talented person. i'm talking about olivia pope herself. from "scandal," kerry washington tonight. >> steve: yeah. [ cheers and applause ] kerry! >> jimmy: we love kerry washington. she's going to tell us about the "scandal" season finale coming up, and then she and i are going to do a "lip flip." >> steve: oh. [ audience ohs ] >> jimmy: stick around for that, yeah. plus, he's starring in the public theatre's shakespeare in the park production of "the tempest." from "modern family", jesse tyler ferguson is stopping by. [ cheers and applause ] another great guy. i love our guests. i think i want to hang out with our guests. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: they are that nice,
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and they are that fun. i really just want to like get to know them, but no one invites me to parties. >> steve: why not? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i don't know. maybe, i just come off as like too -- >> steve: too stuck up? too weird? [ laughter ] too goofy? too dumb? [ laughter ] too, like, lurchy? too like weirdo guy? too weird beardy? >> jimmy: too nice. [ laughter ] yeah. >> steve: that's what i was going to say. i was going to say that. >> jimmy: you were going to say that. yeah, you didn't say that. >> steve: too nice, it was on the tip of my tongue. >> jimmy: yeah. and then, talk about good music. oh my gosh, this guy. i mean, if you love oasis. i love oasis. i mean, of course. and i know this guy is just iconic. just talking to him backstage, i'm like "oh my gosh." it's almost like talking to a a wax figure or something, because i just know him that well. [ laughter ] you're the real guy. but noel gallagher's band high flying birds -- [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: yeah. yeah. >> jimmy: what the hell is that?
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[ laughter ] that's definitely noel gallagher. >> steve: yeah, that's noel gallagher, right? >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. >> steve: those might be the flying birds. [ laughter ] or before and after photo. are they brothers? >> jimmy: i think it's the drummer, yeah. yeah. but it's the same guy twice? >> steve: no. one guy's thinner than the other dude. >> jimmy: well, maybe it's a a before and after. >> steve: yeah, maybe. >> jimmy: like maybe he -- this is after he went to subway. [ laughter ] >> steve: right. like jared. >> jimmy: this is jared. >> steve: yeah that's the jared of the family. >> jimmy: jared. yeah, yeah, yeah. >> steve: five dollar. >> jimmy: noel gallagher's high flying birds and special guest jared. [ laughter ] guys, i'm so excited. the nhl playoffs are in full swing. we're down to eight teams competing for the stanley cup. it's very exciting. as you know, at the -- yeah, it's great. [ cheers and applause ] i love sports. you know, at the end of every season, they give out awards like most valuable player. they also give out awards,
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though, during the season. did you know that? >> steve: no, i didn't know that. >> jimmy: that's right. they do. sort of like the ones in high school yearbooks. >> steve: right. >> jimmy: like most likely to succeed, class clown, stuff like that. so with that in mind, it's time for "tonight show superlatives." here we go. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ tonight show superlatives ♪ >> jimmy: our first player is frederik andersen. he's a goalie for the anaheim ducks. he was voted, "most likely to be the love child of ed sheeran and jimmy neutron." [ laughter ] i see that. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: good for him. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: our next player is brian boyle. he's a center for the tampa bay lightning. he was voted, "most likely to ask his barber for the 'disney prince.'" [ laughter ] next, from the washington capitals is alex ovechkin. he was voted, "most likely to be the first guy james bond punches in a movie." [ laughter ] "you cannot get past me, mr. bond." [ laughter ] [ punching ] next up from anaheim is max friberg.
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he was voted "most likely to spill a drink on you at the bar and say 'whoopsy poopsy.'" [ laughter ] >> steve: that's a rare award. >> jimmy: "isn't that just a a big ole' mess!" next, from the chicago blackhawks is brad richards. he was voted, "most likely to live across from a woman who forgot to close her blinds while dressing." [ laughter ] next up from the minnesota wild is matt cooke. he was voted "most likely to say 'thoup' when asked what his favorite food is." [ laughter ] "i like my thoup -- it's the best with lots of thalt." [ laughter ] >> steve: like thalt in your thoup? >> jimmy: next is dan boyle from the new york rangers. [ cheers and applause ] he was voted, "most likely to make his living appearing in 'dateline' reenactments." [ laughter ] they thought they were going on a cruise.
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next from the calgary flames is mikael backlund. he was voted, "dampest." [ laughter ] interesting. >> steve: yeah. that's an interesting little -- >> jimmy: next up from the capitals is curtis glencross. he was voted "most likely to write vague posts on facebook hoping someone will ask him what's up." [ laughter ] "you okay dude?" >> steve: i don't know. today's just worse than any other day. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: next we have john erskine from the capitals. he was voted "most likely to be woken up every morning by his dog and say, 'really, carl?'" [ laughter ] >> steve: his dog's name is carl. >> jimmy: yeah. >> steve: and he wakes him up in the morning, and every morning he's shocked. like, he looks at the clock. it's not eight, it's like six. he has two more hours. >> jimmy: really, carl? [ laughter ]
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>> steve: and they gave him an award for that? >> jimmy: it's a rare award. >> steve: rare award. [ laughter ] >> the dog's name is carl, he wakes him up -- >> jimmy: he wakes him up. it's a cute dog. >> steve: right. >> jimmy: probably like a -- >> steve: and he's like, no, he wants to sleep more. >> jimmy: yeah, he's playing hockey all the time. >> steve: the dog's cute, but he talked to the dog last night and said, "don't wake me up early." do not. >> jimmy: little tiny -- like a a terrier or something. >> steve: yeah, a little terrier. cute little -- carl. >> jimmy: cutest thing. yeah. he's got doggie steps. >> steve: oh my gosh. they go up in the bed. >> jimmy: he got it from sky mall. >> steve: yeah. tons of them. >> jimmy: and he got doggie steps going up. >> steve: he got them on a a clearance sale. >> jimmy: got them so the dog can climb up the steps. >> steve: right. >> jimmy: if he didn't want the dog doing this -- >> steve: why would he put the steps there? move the steps. >> jimmy: why would he put the steps there? >> steve: but then carl whines all night. >> jimmy: yeah, he's like -- so he got up the steps there, and carl just hops up onto the bed, on to his duvet. >> steve: yeah. [ laughter ] he's got a beautiful duvet. i mean this thing is gorgeous. 700 count, 800 count thread.
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>> jimmy: that's the thread count. yeah. >> steve: oh yeah. >> jimmy: so it's almost like an italian duvet. >> steve: it's like almost waterproof. it's so -- >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] and of course, which you need, b >> steve: yeah, exactly. it's a giant, circu bed. >> jimmy: so he's sleeping on his circular water bed. >> steve >> jimmy: he has doggie steps going >> steve: righ >> jimmy: trying to sleep, he plays hockey for a living. >> steve: the ma >> jimmy: he's exhausted. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: sore. he just had an ice >> steve: right, because he is so sore. comfortable? >> steve: the man is a a professional athl >> jimmy: do yo comfortable? to take a bath in ice? >> jimmy: it's tough, it's hard. >> steve: tough. hockey's a tough s >> jimmy: yeah. they fight each other. they're legally allowed to >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: fight each oth >> steve: awful. >> jimmy: he's there sleeping, trying to have a good night's sleep. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: up taps carl. >> steve: sure. him on the duvet, bec a thick duvet. >> steve: right, it's thick. it's like a memory foam duvet. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. >> steve: it's he have you ever seen those commercials where you a bowling ball a a glass of wine? >> steve: yeah. that's this. >> jimmy: when i g put my glass of wine on my duvet, and put the bowli
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off to the side, te to wake me up when it's -- >> steve: sometimes i'll put a a house of cards too, but just to sleep. >> jimmy: just to sleep. it's like a v >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: and so he's there, he's sleeping. he can barely feel carl's of his little paws. >> steve: right. >> jimmy: he's got three paws. >> steve: he lost a >> jimmy: he lost a leg. but that doesn't make a bad dog. >> steve: saving that guys life. >> jimmy: the cute -- yeah. and he's -- savi life. he's barking, and got a guy out of the street, almost got hit by a car. >> steve: and the car his one leg, and the guy didn't even say anything. the guy kept on goi >> jimmy: yeah, hit and run. >> steve: that's why -- >> jimmy: hit and run, a l [ laughter ] anyways, so he has carl, he's trying to sleep. and he sleeps with everything under the covers. >> steve: r >> jimmy: like the covers are up to here. almost li >> steve: and he sleeps -- like people think he's dead because he sleeps like a corpse. >> jimmy: yea he sleeps like he's like a >> steve: like a cartoon corpse. >> jimmy: like you would be in a >> steve: right. >> jimmy: that's how he sleeps. >> jimmy: no. not fetal position, hands between the legs. >> steve: yeah, no. > sleep. >> steve: straight. >> jimmy: this guy chooses to [ laughter ] >> steve: right, underneath a four-inch duvet with -- >> jimmy: four inch thick duvet. >> steve: egyptian cotton
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sheets. >> jimmy: up taps carl, and he just wakes up and he goes, "really, carl?" [ laughter and applause ] every day. "really, carl?" finally, from the rangers, we have ca [ laught his name's carl. his name is carl. you're playing a drinking game. [ laughter ] >> steve: carl? >> jimmy: carl hagelin. carl was voted, "toughest culkin." >> steve: yeah! >> jimmy: there you go, everybody. those are your "nhl superlatives." we'll be right back with kerry washington, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ t-mobile is breaking the rules of wireless. and the samsung galaxy s6 edge is breaking the rules of design. can't get your hands on it because you're locked down by a carrier? break free
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we are joined right now by an emmy and golden globe nominated actress who stars as olivia pope on the smash hit show "scandal," which has its season finale at 9:00 pm, we're gonna get the scoop on this, 9:00 pm may 14th on abc. please welcome back to the show a talented lady, say hello to kerry washington, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: they love you! they love you! we love you. >> they love anybody who comes on your show because your show is awesome. >> jimmy: oh my god, no, we love you so much. you're so beautiful. thank you for coming on the show, you look great. >> thanks for having me. i felt awkward when you showed this thing, because you like, covered these other two people to point to me. and i was like, these other women are beautiful, let's have a moment to focus on them. >> jimmy: i know, i know, but they're not on the show. you are. [ cheers and applause ] they had their limelight. just be a star for a second. okay? [ laughter ] >> this makes me very uncomfortable. ah! it's the first lady, it's the first lady. >> jimmy: "our" magazine. "glamour," it is the first lady. how cool is that? >> so amazing. here's what you don't see, is that this first lady of the united states of america, is so
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elegantly tall that sara jessica and i are both in four-inch heels standing on wooden apple boxes. [ laughter ] so that we look like we're all hanging out. >> jimmy: well really? >> we're literally hanging on to her for dear life. >> jimmy: she's not like, eight feet tall or something. >> no, but she's tall. and we're not as tall. >> jimmy: how tall are you? >> i'm 5'4" and a half. >> jimmy: that's perfect, yeah. and a half? [ laughter ] man, oh man, did you look great the other night at the met ball. >> oh, thank you. >> jimmy: i have a photo of you here. >> aww. >> jimmy: i mean, you're a a princess. [ applause ] >> this picture was taken by my manager katherine atkinson as we were leaving the hotel. it looks like a disney moment. >> jimmy: it really does. >> it was very surreal. >> jimmy: it's the met ball. >> it is a ball. >> jimmy: you feel like the most special person in the world. >> when you go and greet anna wintour of vogue magazine, you feel you must give her all the respect that is due. >> jimmy: she's the coolest, come on. >> and the fact that she invited you makes you want to -- >> jimmy: it's a fun night and a good time. >> yes, it is, rihanna
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performed. >> jimmy: rihanna played? >> rihanna performed live. >> jimmy: oh my gosh, fantastic. >> i love her so much. i love you rihanna. >> jimmy: yeah, we all love rihanna, yeah.. did you go -- was there a big after party? did you go late in the evening, you did. >> yes. and i'm not -- i mean, i had my days as a person who partied, but i don't really party any more. especially because i'm a mom now. >> jimmy: a cute little baby, congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] how old? >> she just turned one a couple weeks ago. >> jimmy: just turned one, oh, congratulations. that's the best. >> thank you. so we don't stay out very late any more. but yeah we partied late. >> jimmy: you did? >> like, like 'till 2:30-ish. >> jimmy: no? [ laughter ] talk about "scandal." >> hello! >> jimmy: 2:30 in the morning. >> it was really late. >> jimmy: yeah. you saw questlove at the party. >> i did. so i -- you know what really makes me anxious, i get really stressed out about the rat race for like, "what is the party of the night?" >> jimmy: of course. >> i mean, it gives me a lot of anxiety, so i went straight to the party i knew everybody was going to end up at, which was rihanna's party. >> jimmy: you were the first
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person there? >> i was like, really early. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: mom alert, mom alert. mom's here. [ laughter ] >> totally. so we picked a really good spot, and hung out. >> jimmy: the whole place was yours. >> exactly. >> jimmy: was rihanna there? >> no, not yet. [ laughter and applause ] but i was there to greet her at her party, which is good. i was warming up the couches and the bartender. but then when questlove arrived, it's like clock work. [ laughter ] i knew once quest walks in, 13 minutes and the place is about to pop off, which is exactly what happened. >> jimmy: then you took off. >> then we left. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's the way to do it. when questlove goes he hang -- >> when he comes you know the party is about to follow him, which is great. >> jimmy: did you dj, or just there for fun? >> questlove: i was there for fun. >> jimmy: have you ever seen him dj? >> i have. >> jimmy: it's one of the best things you've ever seen. >> it's magical. >> jimmy: he's unbelievable. [ cheers and applause ] amazing, talented drummer, talented dj. it's the most fun thing in the world. let's talk about "scandal" here. >> yes. >> jimmy: may 14th the finale. you keep saying that it's explosive. explosive. >> yes.
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>> jimmy: it's hinting at something. explosive. >> there's a lot of things that could explode. hearts could explode. minds could explode. >> jimmy: water balloon fight. >> pillow fight. there could be pillows everywhere. >> jimmy: but shonda rhimes, i don't mess with her. >> no. >> jimmy: i'm afraid of her actually. >> she's the queen. >> jimmy: no, i don't even look at her. if i worked with her -- [ laughter ] she killed mcdreamy. i don't even know what happened. patrick dempsey looked at her weird and she's like, "that's it, i'm killing you." [ audience ohs ] seriously, i mean, don't mess with shonda rhimes dude. don't even look at her. >> i'm very nice to shonda. >> jimmy: me too, man. [ laughter ] >> shonda has been very nice to me. i love shonda, she is so talented and so prolific and she has a lot of power. >> jimmy: yeah. she does. >> so you should be really nice to her. >> jimmy: do we know -- explosive, are you involved in the explosion? no, you can't answer anything? >> uh-uh. >> jimmy: okay. is there an explosion? >> -- of sorts. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you can't -- >> i will tell you this, when we finished the table read for the finale i was so shocked
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that i looked at shonda and said, where do we go from here? how do we even have a fifth season after this? >> jimmy: what, that's what i'm talking about right there! that's the scoop right there. >> it's crazy. >> jimmy: i feel a connection to you right now. are you feeling this? >> yeah, it's special. >> jimmy: i think when we -- i think we can finish each other's sentences almost. after the break, do you want to try a little lip flip? >> why don't we? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: let's do this. here we go, kerry washington and i are gonna do a lip flip after the break. stick around everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ when sprint told us that they'd cut our verizon bill in half, we were like 'why?' and they were all 'to save you money on your rate plan' and i was like 'why?' and then sprint was like 'so you can spend money on stuff you want'. but, we have all the stuff. we're rich. where are we even going? a basketball game. sports! some people are stupid rich. for the rest of us, there's sprint.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back. we're here with kerry washington, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] do not miss her in the season finale of "scandal," may 14th at 9:00 pm over on abc. i can not wait for that. it's just fun -- it's just fun talking to you. >> jimmy, i love being here and having you interview me. and you're doing a really good job. >> jimmy: i appreciate it. >> it's very inspiring. so it makes me want to interview me.
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>> jimmy: oh, i know what you're talking about. >> yeah. >> jimmy: you want to interview you. we can make this happen. it's time for a "lip flip." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: hello everyone. i'm kerry washington, star -- the big star of the hit show "scandal." oooh, i love a good scandal. [ light laughter ] do you have any good scandals, jimmy? do tell, do tell! >> i'm jimmy fallon. [ laughter ] i don't have any scandals. i'm a perfect little angel. i'm a good wittle boy. goo-goo-goo, ga-ga-ga. i want ba-ba! >> jimmy: hey! hey.
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can i just say something for a a second, please? i just love commercial jingles, okay? you wanna know what my favorite one is? i'll tell ya. it's the kit kat song. [ laughter ] it goes a lil' something like this. ♪ give me a break give me a break break me off a piece of that kit kat bar ♪ [ applause ] >> speaking of kitty katties, you wanna know what my favorite jingle is? it's the one for meow mix. it goes. ♪ meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meo -- ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i love to laugh. i really do.
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do, do, do. that reminds me. i -- [ dumb noises ] um, um, um, where was i? where was i? where was i? where was i? where was i? where was i? oh, yeah, that's right! i wrote a song about my show "scandal." i wrote a song about it. you wanna hear it? huh, you guys want to hear it? [ cheers and applause ] yeah, that's right! that's right! i wrote one, baby! yeah, boy! check this out! ♪ good-bye livvie pope though i never knew you at all ♪ ♪ there's only two more episodes till the show comes back next fall ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is an emmy award-nominated actor who stars on the hit show "modern family," which airs wednesday nights at 9:00 pm on abc.
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starting may 27th you can see him in the public theater's production of "the tempest" in central park. please welcome, jesse tyler ferguson! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: jesse tyler ferguson. >> how you doing? >> jimmy: nice to see you, my good man. >> pleasure seeing you. >> jimmy: everything -- >> you're wearing a tie the knot bow tie! >> jimmy: absolutely. >> aw, what a nice surprise. >> jimmy: i really am. this is your bow tie. >> you trickster. >> jimmy: i did. i didn't tell you about this. >> proceeds from that bow tie go to marriage equality. >> jimmy: that's right. >> that's very exciting. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's the thing. never wore a bowtie. >> you look very, very handsome. you've never wore a bow tie? >> jimmy: i have maybe once, pretending to go to the kentucky derby. >> you look like you're about to get your -- yeah. you're going to get your school picture or something. >> jimmy: it does look like that, yeah. or, like, i'm one of the redenbachers. >> you're a-ding-dong-dorable.
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>> jimmy: ding-dong-dorable. but tietheknot.org, right? >> yeah. tietheknot.org. >> jimmy: yeah, you can go check it out and get these cool bow ties. >> yes. >> jimmy: this is your signature -- >> that is our signature bow tie. we're spending so much time talking about this bow tie, i love it. in maroon, we also have orange and yellow. >> jimmy: yes, of course. we have a -- congrats on everything. >> thank you. >> jimmy: congrats on "modern family" i was just saying, emmy-nominated, you've never won the emmy. >> i've never won the emmy. five times. >> jimmy: this is insane? what is the problem? >> i know. it's a conspiracy. >> jimmy: you're fantastic. >> thank you. >> jimmy: you deserve an emmy award. >> every year i'm shocked that i'm still being recognized. and i'm sure a lot of people are like, "oh, not again." >> jimmy: no, no! you're so good. >> but if it happens a sixth time, i'm gonna be like, "okay, i see what's happening. you're susan lucci-ing me." [ laughter ] it's funny. >> jimmy: that's actually cooler than winning. >> yeah, well, i guess so. >> jimmy: to be compared to susan lucci, she's the best. >> i mean, everything. if i can be compared with susan lucci in any way it's better than -- >> jimmy: did you watch soap operas growing up? >> not really, no. >> jimmy: i did. i loved 'em. >> did you? >> jimmy: well, as a stand-up
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comedian, you don't really do anything during the day. [ laughter ] >> that's true. >> jimmy: so i had nothing do. >> were you able to wake up in time for "guiding light"? >> jimmy: oh, i was "general hospital" all the way. >> good, good, good, good, good. yeah. >> jimmy: nurses' ball? nurses' ball? come on, man. i was in. oh, i loved soap operas all the way. and i love your show. again, so "modern family", this is the sixth season? >> yeah, we're finishing up the sixth, about to shoot our seventh in august. so, yeah. >> jimmy: it's the biggest show ever. i just love levitan -- >> steve levitan and chris lloyd, yeah. >> jimmy: chris lloyd. i just love when they win emmys, 'cause they give great speeches. >> steve gives great speeches, yes. chris is very shy. >> jimmy: just a nice guy. he is great and it shows in the show, how much work goes into it. >> we really love each other, yeah. >> jimmy: sofia vergara was here yesterday. >> she was here yesterday, yeah. she is getting her star on the hollywood walk of fame tomorrow. i'm sad i can't be there with her. but so deserving -- >> jimmy: so excited about it. oh, my god, yeah. she's great. [ cheers and applause ] she's a trip, man. she's so fun. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and this show airs in like 20-something countries as well. >> yeah.
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i was just in -- i was actually just in italy, just for a weekend, you guys. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no one -- >> just weekending in italy. >> jimmy: just weekending in italy. >> i was, it was all mine. but i turned on the tv and it was the first thing that came on and we were being overdubbed in italian. which is very -- i speak beautiful italian. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, congratulations. [ italian gibberish ] [ light laughter ] >> pasta. >> jimmy: he says pasta. [ laughter and applause ] pasta. >> yeah. >> jimmy: you think you work so hard on that show that you take time off. i would just go -- i would not weekend, i would just vacation and do nothing. >> i can't. i can't do it. >> jimmy: you just have to keep working. >> i have to stay busy. i'm doing shakespeare in the park again. >> jimmy: shakespeare in the park, here you are. again. you're doing "the tempest." now, this is a free show. >> it's a play about a real, real bad storm. [ laughter ] a real bad storm. >> jimmy: it's a real bad
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storm. it's "the tempest," shakespeare -- does your mom come see the show? >> she does. she's not well versed in shakespeare. so she gets very nervous, so she starts studying months beforehand. and so she went online, which i'm surprised she even got that done. [ laughter ] she's not very good at -- she's not tech savvy. >> jimmy: that's why i love talking about your mom every time you're on. >> the poor woman. >> jimmy: doesn't know shakespeare. >> jimmy is asking me to talk about this, mom. it's not me. she read the synopsis and she called me in, like, a great worry. very worried. "oh, jesse, i am not understanding it. i've read it three times, and i'm already confused." [ laughter ] you can skip this one if you want. she says, "no, no. i'm coming. i'm coming and i'm going to figure this out." i was like, "well i can give you like a really layman's version it. just like really -- talk to you like a five-year-old." it's about a real bad storm. >> jimmy: it's about a real, real bad storm. >> real, real bad storm. >> jimmy: well, you do have to worry about weather when you're at that shakespeare -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: it is gorgeous, by the way. please go see it if you're in new york city. go see it. it's outdoors. it's shakespeare. it's jesse tyler ferguson. it's phenomenal. >> public theater, yeah. >> jimmy: what if it rains
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though? >> if it rains, you do your best to get through it. and sometimes people put on ponchos. and sometimes we have to cancel performances. actually, the last time i came to see you, i was in tech rehearsal for the last show i did in the park. and it was down pouring and i was literally trapped in a a tempest in the park. and we were on a golf cart trying to get out of the park. we were driving through, like, lakes and -- >> jimmy: yeah and i didn't really believe you. because i -- >> i took video of it. >> jimmy: you took video. here's the video of the last time that he was coming to our show and trying to get there. >> what is it? oh, my god! [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> jimmy: but you made it! >> i made it! >> jimmy: you made it to the show! and we're so happy for you. i can not wait to go see this. congratulations on everything. and here's to not winning an emmy. >> hurrah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you're the next susan lucci, buddy. you deserve everything. jesse tyler ferguson! "modern family" season finale airs may 20th at 9:00 pm on abc, and and for free tickets to go see him in "the tempest" log onto publictheater.org. noel gallagher's high flying birds perform for us after the break. stick around, everybody! fun!
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey. oh, get ready. it's good. it's good. i want to remind everybody, once again. this friday, the legendary band u2 will be here. [ cheers and applause ] rocking out, all the four guys. it's just amazing. if you love rock 'n' roll music, you're going to love this. and speaking of that, our next guest has sold 70 million albums as part of the -- [ cheers and applause ] -- as part of the iconic british rock group oasis. here to perform "lock all the doors" off of his second critically acclaimed solo album "chasing yesterday," please welcome noel gallagher's high
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flying birds! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ she wore a star shaped tambourine the prettiest girl i had ever seen ♪ ♪ was standing lost and lonely on the shore i try to catch her every night ♪ ♪ dancing on her own in the candlelight but i can't seem to reach her anymore ♪ ♪ lock all the doors maybe they'll never find us
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i can be sure like ♪ ♪ never before this time get down on the floor turn all the lights off inside ♪ ♪ i can be sure like never before this time you know it's mine you know it's mine ♪ ♪ she never hears me when i speak i gotta find out where the magic sleeps ♪ ♪ and i can feel you underneath my skin and if we take our love inside ♪ ♪ cause i don't wanna sail on the ocean wide cause we might never live to meet again ♪ ♪ lock all the doors
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maybe they'll never find us i can be sure like never before this time ♪ ♪ get down on the floor turn all the lights off inside ♪ ♪ i can be sure like never before this time you know it's mine you know it's mine ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ lock all the doors maybe they'll never find us i can be sure like never before this time ♪ ♪ get down on the floor
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turn all the lights off inside ♪ ♪ i can be sure like never before this time ♪ ♪ you know it's mine you know it's mine you know it's mine ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's the way to do it. that is the way to do it! oh, my gosh. thank you so much. noel gallagher's high flying birds! "chasing yesterday" is in stores now! we'll be right back, everybody! ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to kerry washington, jesse tyler ferguson. noel gallagher's high flying birds, once again! and the roots right there, from philadelphia, pennsylvania, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers."
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thanks for watching. have a great night. i hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪

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