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♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: thank you very much. i feel the love. great new york city crowd. thank you, guys. welcome. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon." [ cheers and applause ] i love you guys. thank you very much. hey, you guys the olympics are just four days away. and get this mitt romney will travel to london where he will attend the olympics' opening ceremony. it is going to be weird when they're announcing all the countries. and he's like got a bank account there. got one there. [ laughter ] two bank accounts there. what's that a country? yeah. i got one there too. speaking of romney, i read that his campaign has raised $10 million in california over the last two days. yep. $1 million was from a fundraiser. while $9 million was from romney checking a pocket in some old khakis. [ laughter ] honey. i'm so excited, you guys. we have matthew mcconaughey on the show tonight. [ cheers and applause ]
i asked him how long he wanted to chat. and he was like, "all night, all night, all night." [ cheers and applause ] that's right. tonight on the show we have matthew mcconaughey and r. kelly. [ cheers and applause ] yeah. why do i get the feeling i'm going to be the only guy wearing a shirt? [ laughter ] i just have that feeling. >> audience: we love you! >> jimmy: happy birthday to alex trebek who turned 72-years-old yesterday. [ cheers and applause ] we love alex trebek. alex trebek, which explains tonight's categories, times i left my right blinker on. famous sanka flavors. and do you feel a draft in here. [ light laughter ] that's the -- 72-years-old. alex trebek. 72nd birthday yesterday. it was weird when his family got him a nice tie he was like, "oh, sorry, i was looking for ipad." [ laughter ] ipad. check this out. it's rumored that kim kardashian's mother,
kris jenner, wants to host her own talk show. while kim's stepdad, bruce jenner, just wants to blink. [ laughter ] forgot what that feels like. missed that feeling. that's right kim kardashian's mother may be getting her own show. of course, most viewers would rather she have a don't talk show. [ laughter and applause ] that's what most viewers are saying. could go either way. hey, finally, today is national hot dog day, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] even though this week is national don't eat meat week. [ cheers ] or as hot dog makers put it, "yeah, so what's the problem?" [ laughter ] we have a great show tonight you guys. give it up for the roots. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey guys. before we get started i want to remind you guys about something.
i'm so excited about this. our first ever prime time special is coming up this wednesday at 10:00 p.m. right here on nbc. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ it has carly rae jepsen singing "call me mabye" with the roots. it has paul mccartney, bruce springsteen. we slow jam the news with the president of the united states. all of our greatest stuff this wednesday, july 25th, at 10:00 p.m. "jimmy fallon's prime time music special." [ cheers and applause ] as i said earlier we have a great show tonight. he's one of the coolest guys on planet. from the new movie "killer joe," matthew mcconaughey is here. [ cheers and applause ] plus, she stars in the fun new show "political animals" on usa, carla gugino is stopping by. [ cheers and applause ] beautiful, talented. and we have music from the one, the only r. kelly tonight. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: what! >> jimmy: i love him, man. what's the name of that last record that r. kelly had? what was it? the last album? it was like "love letters."
>> questlove: "love letters" yeah. >> jimmy: which one? >> "write me back" just came out. >> jimmy: "write me back" is the new one. what was the one before it? >> questlove: "love letters." >> jimmy: the one before that was like "love letters" or something? >> questlove: yeah. >> jimmy: and man, oh, man, he came on the show. and he just hit home runs. like, he is an unbelievable performer. you guys are in for a treat tonight with r. kelly. 'cause he's just great that guy. [ cheers and applause ] very lucky to have him on. guys, i notice this trend on facebook where people post an image of an inspiring quote on their wall for everyone to see. like the quotes usually by someone famous like an actor, a politician or a historical figure. i love reading them. but, sometimes i will read one and i go, "did they really say that?" you think it would be hard to tell. no one checks these quotes to see if they are real or not. so, i'll show you guys what i'm talking about in next segment called "don't quote me." here we go. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: now, this first quote is from vice president joe biden. he says, "the vice presidency is not a job designed to enhance your standings."
[ light laughter ] that's true. it's a pretty thankless job. but, here's another one from biden. it says, "here is a tip, if you wear a red golf shirt into staples you can act like you work there. it is super fun. i do it every saturday." [ laughter ] >> steve: would he do that? i don't know. >> jimmy: listen to this next quote here. next one is from henry david thoreau. he's an old american author and poet. he said, "it is not what you look at that matters. it's what you see." profound words from a profound dude. here is another quote from thoreau. he said, "i hate when women check out my crotch. i'm like hello, my eyes are up here." [ laughter ] >> steve: really? >> jimmy: i don't know man. >> steve: did you check these? >> jimmy: that's what i'm saying. i don't know if these are -- what he said. well, here's a another one. next quote is from one of the famous '80s movie characters, robo cop. he was part man, part machine. he was the coolest. he said, "excuse me, i have to go. somewhere there is a crime happening."
he is a pro. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: here's another robo cop quote. it said, "hey, everyone. i'd like to you meet my brother, mitt romney." [ laughter ] could be true. they're both from michigan. >> steve: yeah. they're both michigan. i guess. both robots. >> jimmy: right. yeah. here is a quote here. this is from cicero. he's an ancient roman philosopher. he said, "no sane man will dance." apparently, he's not into dancing. [ light laughter ] >> steve: apparently not. >> jimmy: here's another cicero quote. he said, "which is why i gets crazy when i grind y'all." [ laughter ] >> steve: maybe they translated that from the latin. >> jimmy: that doesn't sound like him. i don't know, man. next quote is from abraham lincoln. >> steve: right. >> jimmy: i love abraham lincoln. he said, "common looking people are the best in the world. that's the reason the lord makes so many of them." [ light laughter ] here is a quote from his wife. mary todd lincoln. she said, "seriously, abe, you wrote that in our anniversary card?" [ laughter ] common looking person? >> steve: that's not good.
[ applause ] >> jimmy: think. >> steve: he was honest abe. >> jimmy: here's a quote from gandhi. he said, "be the change you wish to see in the world." that's a pretty famous quote. he definitely said that. here is another one. he said, "unless the change you wish is to see those shoes with the individual toe slots. those things are the worst." [ laughter ] he didn't stutter over his words. i added that in there. >> steve: you added the stuttering part? >> jimmy: the stuttering part. yeah. >> steve: but, hay may have said that. >> jimmy: he may have said that. but, he didn't flub over them like i did when i read that. >> steve: well, you know, he is not a native english speaker. >> jimmy: that's true. [ laughter ] that's true. next quote is from charles darwin. he said, "a man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." wise words indeed. here is another one from darwin. he said, "a man who dares to was ten hours of time has probably discovered facebook." [ laughter ] that's definitely true. [ applause ] >> steve: that's true. >> jimmy: it's like a black
hole. next quote is from e.l. james, author of "50 shades of grey." [ cheers ] she says, "my only dream was to see '50 shades of grey' in a book shop. the explosion of interest has taken me completely by surprise." here is another quote from e.l. james. she says, "i'm sure many of my readers had that their own explosions of interest. if you know what i mean." i don't know. i don't get that one. >> steve: what does she mean? >> jimmy: i don't know what she's talking -- >> steve: i don't know what she means. explosion of interest? >> jimmy: i don't know. last quote is from sophocles. he was an ancient greek playwright. he said, "a man growing old becomes a child again." here's another one here. he says, "except for the whole thing about having super saggy balls." [ laughter ] that's all the time we have for "don't quote me." stick around, everybody. we will be right back with karate pinata. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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i am your sensei jimmy fallon. [ gong ] now, please let's welcome our three audience contestants. come on up, guys. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ welcome. welcome to the karate pinata dojo. what is your name and where are you from? >> i'm alexander davis. i'm from greenwood, delaware. [ light cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: what's your name and where are you from? >> i'm kelsey zalamini. and i'm from evan, north carolina. [ light cheers and applause ] >> i'm john mazoula from auburn, new jersey. >> jimmy: oh, very good, john. [ light cheers and applause ] here is how the game works. to your left, you see four confetti filled pinatas each of which bear a striking resemblance to four current celebrities in the news. stephen tyler. michael phelps. the bachelorette. and kimmy gibler. [ light laughter ] now, one at a time you'll take your place under the fiesta ring.
when play starts the pinatas will slowly spin. and you'll have 20 seconds to break as many as you can. whoever breaks the most wins the grand prize. and oh, what a prize it is. higgins? ♪ >> steve: well, jimmy tonight's winner will be taking home $300 worth of old el paso taco dinner kits. [ cheers and applause ] quick fact. tacos were made from the first time in mexico in the 1400s. another quick fact, i was born with a tail. jimmy. >> jimmy: thank you, higgins. thank you kwarth. thank you dwarth. [ gong ] all right. now a few things before we start. first you can only break the pinatas using karate kicks. you can not use your hands. you can not use your body. in addition, the pinatas must fully break in order to count. also keep in mind in the event after tie our great audience will decide the winner based on kicking awesomeness. so, it's very important that your kicks are awesome. any questions before we begin? >> no. >> jimmy: all right. very good. all right. contestant number one, you are up.
go take your place in the fiesta ring there. and put on your blindfold. let's get the fiesta ring spinning. remember to stay on the mat at all times. 20 seconds on the clock. ready? set, kick! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ whoa. all right. hey. animal. animal. come over here. well done. well done. [ cheers and applause ] you're proud. that was pretty amazing. let's see what did you in slow motion there. i have never seen kicking awesomeness like this. it's unbelievable. that got us almost -- ♪ i mean, i started getting frightened at one point. i hid behind contestable number two. but, had a was absolutely
fantastic. well done. good form. very impressive. higgins, how many pinatas did he break? [ grunting ] >> steve: four! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: perfect score. >> awesome. >> jimmy: all right. well, a lot of pressure on you now, right? you can't beat four. but, you can have awesomer kicks. that's the only way you can win here. so, we replaced the broken ones with full pinatas for you. so, why don't you take your place on the fiesta ring right there. place your blindfold on when you're ready. let's start the fiesta ring spinning. 20 seconds on the clock. come on guys. make her feel good. [ cheers and applause ] ready, set, kick! ♪ yeah. ♪ [ cheers ]
that's good strategy. all right. very good. you did you great. you did you great. [ cheers and applause ] come on over. you did great. >> thank you. >> jimmy: let's see what did you in slow motion. listen, you did a good job right here. bang. right off the bat, you just nailed that one. ♪ then you just kind of -- just kind of were lost for a while. you kept hitting that one over and over again. then you were afraid of that. then you kicked kimmy gibler there. that was good one. higgins, how many pinatas did she break? >> steve: two. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: respectable score. respectable score. all right. all comes down to you right here. >> looking to beat two. >> jimmy: yeah. this is it. this is what it all comes down to. all the work. all the training. this is your time. your moment. this has been your destiny ever since you were a little baby. [ laughter ] you're the baby. [ laughter ] all right. now, go take your place.
put on your blindfold. and let's start the fiesta ring. 20 seconds on the clock. ready, set, kick! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ all right. all right. get over here. take your blindfold off. [ cheers and applause ] all right. >> how'd i do? >> jimmy: i don't think you will ever know how you did. you will have to watch the show at home or something. everything okay? >> yeah. i'm all right. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i don't even know if we need to see that. i think we just saw that in slow motion. [ laughter and applause ] it was real-time slow motion.
very good stuff. well, let's just watch a little bit of it. all right. you did that guy. ♪ and then you just kind of got disoriented there. it's like you went in the middle of the woods and like dropped like 20 hits of acid or something. [ laughter ] you just span yourself there in real-time. that's not slow motion. this is you actually in real-time. wow. all right. very good. at one point you shook that's hand. you were, like, talking to it. higgins, how many pinatas did he break? >> steve: what? how many? really? two. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: very good. well, that means we have a winner. congratulations! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] you won the game. so, you get the tacos. and you get to take them home. and you get to eat them. and you get to show all your friends that you have the most tacos in town. [ cheers and applause ]
of course, no one goes home empty-handed. you guys will each be taking home these official "late night with jimmy fallon" black belts. and a can of turtle wax so you can wax your car. and you can let it dry. and you can wax it again. 'cause you like having a shiny car. because you paid for it with your money that you made at your job that you work at. [ cheers ] thank you to everyone for playing karate pinata. stick around. we will be right back with matthew mcconaughey! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ female announcer ] over the last ten years,
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: our first guest is a talented actor who starred in such films at "the lincoln lawyer" and this summer's hit "magic mike." [ cheers and applause ] his new movie is called "killer joe." it's in theaters on friday. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome matthew mcconaughey! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: matthew mcconaughey. >> jimmy, jimmy, jimmy, don't call me james. >> jimmy: great to see you my friend.
congrats all the good news. all the good stuff happening to you. the movie is a giant hit. >> yeah. >> jimmy: "magic mike," you got married. >> got married. got another child on the way. >> jimmy: look at this. look at that guy. there is your beautiful bride. [ cheers and applause ] so, it was a three-day event? >> 72 hours, yeah. >> jimmy: why would you do that? >> it was her idea. camila said, "let's get everyone captive." let's build a village. make sure everyone gets on the property. and they can't leave for 72 hours. >> jimmy: and how many people were there? like all your relatives? >> 117 total. the house had 17. 100 were outside in tents. we had 40 tents. with acs hooked up to them. >> jimmy: you basically had bonnaroo for a wedding. >> it was a woodstock wedding. it was full on. >> jimmy: how did you keep people entertained? >> well that was the easy part. yeah, friday night we had sushi on the lawn. we had a bar open 72 hours. with a sign that said, "we will not deny anyone." [ laughter ] you know. at any time. >> jimmy: that's good. >> and we had great food.
we had it catered each night. friday night was everyone meet and greet. saturday night was the ceremony. sunday was, you know, nurse your hangover and ease on out of it with barbecue and crawfish. with a little bit of country music. on the lawn. lot of lawn games. people outside, we threw frisbee. there was badminton. there was volleyball. there was washers. there was horseshoes. >> jimmy: washers that's a country game. >> washers. yeah. it's a good one. >> jimmy: what do you do in washers? >> keep them flat. you want to throw like a disk. you just try to get it in -- usually vienna sausage can. >> jimmy: yeah. that is so redneck. that's pretty awesome. yeah. [ laughter ] >> we made sure to keep that dna in there. >> jimmy: i love the gifts that you gave everyone. you gave a little -- like a nice little -- >> yeah. heavy duty gift. i mean it's pretty heavy duty. thousands of dollars. >> jimmy: thousands of dollars. it is a wedding beer coozie with your name. [ laughter ] i mean, that's a nice gift. >> it's the gift that keeps giving. >> jimmy: it really is. >> it's practical. >> jimmy: yeah. and i like these coozies, too. 'cause these are the thinner ones. you get a good grip. >> you can put them in your pocket. the thick great ones are great
but you can't carry them in your pocket as easy. so a lot of design work thought went into that. >> jimmy: a lot of thought went into this one. and then, yeah. as you said you're expecting your third child. congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> jimmy: that's awesome. [ cheers and applause ] now, right now you have a little girl. and you have a little boy. i met your little boy. >> you met levi backstage. he just turned four. my daughter vida is 2 1/2. >> jimmy: yeah. different kids, boys and girls, right? >> yeah. it's amazing how quickly you see how different they are. >> jimmy: really? >> yeah, i mean, he's going to be like an engineer architect. he really likes to break down the anatomy of the situation and kind of kick back. and then find his way out and get an angle on something. and she's all girl. she likes pink. she wants dolls. she like to bring papa the paper. and here papa have some more tea in the morning. and think don't get out of bed. here have some more tea. yes. really going nice. levi -- levi is the one that is really working on how to get by things. so, like, actually we where at
the four seasons in the l.a. the other day doing a press junket. and there is a bowl of candy over there, you know, next to the lamp. we let him have candy. fridays. >> jimmy: how old is she? >> he's four. so, friday is the day you anything. pizza night. stay up as late as you want. but, anyways tuesday so no candy today levi. but, he wants candy. his mom said, "no levi. you can't have candy." and he goes puts the candy back. looks down, looks out window and goes -- [ bleep ] [ laughter ] camila goes, "what a minute? what did you just say?" he goes -- i said [ bleep ] mama. she goes, "do you even know what that means?" and without blinking he goes, "yes, mama. i know what it means. [ bleep ] means when i want something. but, i don't get it." [ laughter ] ♪ >> jimmy: you can't write that man. >> websters doesn't better than that. >> jimmy: no. you're right. you're right. here's -- here's a view in "killer joe" and "magic mike."
kind of similar hats there. >> yeah. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: this is -- this is "magic mike" there. >> this is joe. this is my very similar cowboy hat. they had two guys -- rattlesnake necklace here. >> jimmy: yeah. very classy. yeah. >> both like to wear leather. look. >> jimmy: yeah. they do both like wearing leather. but, totally different characters. >> yeah. a little bit different. >> jimmy: what's "killer joe" about? can you explain it to everybody. >> oh, it is a wild, wild picture. from a tracy letts play that he wrote. billy friedkin is directing it. >> jimmy: billy friedkin now -- he did -- >> "french connection." "exorcist." >> jimmy: "french connection." oh, huge. >> his last one. yeah. classic american filmmaker. and it's a wild, wild show. >> jimmy: totally twisted deep-fried texas redneck trailer park murder story. >> that is a good pitch. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that basically sums up what this movie is about. >> i get hired. i'm a dallas cop as a hit man on the side. that's my moonlighting job. my rules are very clear about how things need to go. and i'm very clear about what the consequences will be. if you do not follow them. and they are not followed completely.
it is a -- it's -- it's violent. but, it is -- you know, hilarious, too. >> jimmy: it is. i want to show a clip to everyone. here's matthew mcconaughey and emile hirsch in "killer joe." >> do you want me off the job? say the word. >> when are you planning on doing it? >> tonight. >> really? so, you will be leaving tomorrow then? >> no, no, no. the retainer is for the money. i'm not leaving until i get my money. >> i don't like that. >> well, i don't care. >> i don't want you near my sister. >> i don't care. >> and if i tell you the deal is off? >> then i will leave right now and you will never see me again. your call. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: there you go right there. he's a good actor, too. i like that guy. >> emile is excellent man. great young man. >> jimmy: fun. also gina gershon is in it, too, right? >> yep, gina gershon.
juno temple. >> jimmy: we have -- we always like to play games on our show. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and i know -- we combined the game. because i know you love beer. i know you like sports. and i know you like driving. so, we combined all three. >> outstanding. >> jimmy: all right. good. >> outstanding. >> jimmy: it is going to be fun. all right. matthew mcconaughey and i are going to race when we get back, you guys. it's going to be fun. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ siri, what's my day look like? [siri] another busy day today. are you serious? [siri] yes i'm not allowed to be frivolous. ah ok, move my 4 o'clock today to tomorrow. change my 11am to 2. [siri] ok marty, i scheduled it for today. is that rick? where's rick? [siri] here's rick. oh, no that's not rick. now, how's the traffic headed downtown? [siri] here's the traffic. ah, it's terrible, terrible! driver, driver! cut across, cut across, we'll never make it downtown this way. i like you siri, you're going places. [siri] i'll try to remember that.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: welcome back. i'm here with matthew mcconaughey. and we are going to have a good old fashioned cooler scooter race. [ light laughter ] we are going to ride on these motorized scooters out of the studio. down the hall. around the back. circle this keg. and then do one more lap. we've got our brew hats on, too. which is pretty awesome. these are an kind of an amazing invention. they're just coolers with motorized -- i don't know. all right, ready? yeah. [ laughter ] you can't stop, once you start drinking. >> steve: it's either going to go in or on you. you got a choice. [ applause ] >> jimmy: dude's going to get hammered. let's go. i'm going to win this. >> steve: all right. ready? gentlemen, start, start your engines! ready, set, go! ♪
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talented actress whose credits include "watchmen," "sin city," and "entourage." you can currently see her opposite sigourney weaver in the usa network limited series event, "political animals," which airs sundays at 10:00 p.m. please welcome carla gugino. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> hey, guys. >> jimmy: carla, you look gorgeous, as always. >> oh, well, thank you. >> jimmy: thank you for coming back to our show. congrats are in order for you. you are officially a new yorker. >> i am. i am. >> jimmy: fantastic. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> yes, thank you. it is super exciting. >> jimmy: i mean, so you're not -- >> i have been going back and forth between l.a. and new york, and just sold my house. officially a new yorker. >> jimmy: this is great. >> which is amazing and it is the best thing in the world. do i have to say, though -- [ scattered cheers ] it is, right? yeah. [ cheers and applause ] i've only been here for, not by
choice but in the winters, doing plays and stuff like that. like, i have not spent a whole summer here. i realized, this summer, in quite some time, because -- i was in two hail storms in the summer. it's crazy. >> jimmy: no, well, we are having a weird summer. >> but, hold on. i thought hail was like when it was just -- before it was cold enough to snow. no. i looked it up. so the other day -- like three days ago, we had that massive storm. remember? >> jimmy: i thought it was the end of the world. >> yeah, right. like, the world was actually ending. >> jimmy: it was, like, pitch black at 4:00 in the afternoon. >> and i was on spring street in soho, so i was happy. i was like, this is the end of my life. here we go. but, i was -- well, first of all, i happened to walk out. it was 97 degrees. i was in white shorts and a white t-shirt. not a choice for a rainstorm. >> jimmy: no, no, not at all. >> so i had to -- i was like in -- i, kd of, took shelter. i was watching all these people going by like a movie and started with, like, this huge rain. and all of a sudden, there are pieces of hail that are like this big. and all i hear are people going, "ow, ow!" like, in the streets. seriously. so looked it up on my iphone. because i was like, why is it hailing? what's happening? >> jimmy: i don't know. i want to know.
>> it's like a pressure situation. it has nothing to do with temperature. it is like an air pressure situation that can happen in tropical places in the summer. silly me, i learned a lot. >> jimmy: wow. >> -- on the streets of soho. >> jimmy: wow, see, that's very good. i always learn something every time you come on. i was doing research -- about you. >> uh-oh. >> jimmy: and i came across a weird thing. is this -- did you -- you like lived in a tepee with gold prospectors? >> i did. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it sounds like something i would make up. by the way, there's that kid who was hallucinating earlier going, "i knew it!" [ laughter ] we all should live in tepees with gold prospectors. >> true. it really does make you an interesting person. >> jimmy: how does -- how would one do that? >> well, i lived in a tepee with my mom and we lived next to these gold prospectors, who were very good friends of ours. and who did mine for gold. now -- they did find some gold. i think they found enough gold to hold on to their title as gold miners. you know, because you don't want to lose that title. but i don't think that -- >> jimmy: living in a tepee, though, what's that -- >> yeah, it was amazing.
i bathed -- we bathed in the river. we went into town once a week to get, like, groceries and everything like that. >> jimmy: really? >> we had two little twin beds and a fire pit. and -- i was recovering from a really bad kidney operation as a very young kid and she wanted to take me into nature. so it was kind of the most amazing thing that my mom could have done. >> jimmy: that's pretty wild. >> pretty wild. >> jimmy: and then, how would you get from there to acting? >> well, i mean -- >> jimmy: you left the wigwam eventually. [ laughter ] sorry, tepee. >> well, we had to -- you have to entertain yourself in a tepee. so i did lots of little shows for my mom. >> jimmy: wow. >> no, i did a short stint of modeling after that, later. that was, like, when i was five. then, about 13 i started modeling for a brief -- i'm short, i couldn't really -- you know, i couldn't, like, walk the runways or anything like that. i found out that i wasn't kind of that into that. so, i started acting. and like, my first -- you know, i broke in with, like, "webster." i didn't know if you remember show "webster." >> jimmy: of course, emmanuel lewis. that's my man. >> if not, maybe "who's the boss."
>> jimmy: ah. eh, oh. oh, eh. i mean, yeah, of course. >> exactly. >> jimmy: angela, samantha, mona, jonathan. i loved "who's the boss," yeah. >> exactly. >> jimmy: angela. samantha. mona. that's what he gets for the yelling. >> very good. >> jimmy: yeah, thank you. >> yes, "alf." i mean, the list goes on. >> jimmy:"alf." >> really it's -- television that i did. >> of course, i loved "alf." but i think your most memorable is, of course, "true beverly hills." >> oh, wow, wow. >> jimmy: there you go, right there. [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. >> jimmy: cute there. shelley long. >> i'm really serious. i'm really -- >> jimmy: that was very serious. you're going for the academy award for this one. >> yeah, i really am. i am. and, actually, that was the only time i ever lied about my age. i was 16 and said i was 14 to get the job. >> jimmy: oh really? >> yeah. and later director told me he wouldn't have hired me if i had really -- if he had known i was 16. but, ultimately, he could tell because i'm not a tall person and i'm like towering over all of the kids. >> jimmy: you're taller than most of the kids there, yeah.
now, "huffington post" recently called you the jeremy lin of acting. >> which is pretty awesome. >> jimmy: i was like, what. because everyone around you -- you help everyone around you -- better. >> that is so -- that is so kind. i was kind of blown away by that analogy since he's -- you know, i was here for lin-sanity and i felt like -- >> jimmy: you knew who he was. >> yeah, well, i'm not the biggest -- i don't know -- i'm not a huge sports watcher. so the fact that i actually knew who he was right away was actually -- >> jimmy: like, i know who that is. >> i know that guy. >> jimmy: yeah, an i have lin-sanity. but, i mean, so you're doing this new show, "political animal." >> yes. >> jimmy: it's on usa and it's a limited run. >> yes. >> jimmy: and it's killing it. you're getting great reviews from everyone. "e.w." and everything online. you're getting great reviews. >> that's so cool to hear. it's a really good show. i really love it. this character -- i play a journalist. a washington journalist who's morally questionable. but, she has a very good heart and she gets in lots of good trouble. and sigourney weaver is phenomenal. ellen burstyn, ciaran hinds. i mean, we have such a -- >> jimmy: sigourney weaver plays like a --
she plays, like, a -- >> secretary of state. >> jimmy: secretary of state. once her husband is in the middle -- >> yes, he was sort of fooling around in ways that weren't so great. >> jimmy: in the white house. >> yes. >> jimmy: it just sounds familiar. >> really? [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. >> i don't know what you are talking about. >> jimmy: it just sounds like i have seen it happen or something. >> no, no. >> jimmy: no, yeah, probably just a coincidence. yeah. but everyone is talking about thing. >> i'm really happy to be a part of it. it's really nice. >> jimmy: i want to show a clip of our pal, carla gugino. here she is in "political animal." >> you don't seem on have a lot of friends yourself these day. >> yeah, i get it. you don't like me. >> mr. president, i know you think i have some kind of journalistic vendetta. i didn't. i write about what the country is talking about. columbia just did a study on presidential legacies. they asked people to say the first word that pops into their head when asked about former presidents. abraham lincoln. people said honesty. nixon, watergate. when they heard bud hammond, you know what the majority of people say? sex.
tonight he's here to perform the song "feelin' single." please welcome back to our show r. kelly! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ i can't believe you're playing me like this after all we've been through the good times we've had ♪ ♪ remember yeah feels like it's over my heart tells me she's in love ♪ ♪ with someone else gave me the cold shoulder but it's her loss 'cause i can find ♪ ♪ me somebody else if she wanna hit the town oh and party all night with her friends ♪ ♪ if she wanna fool around whoa
then two can play that game baby ♪ ♪ you got me feeling single about to get out find somebody who's gonna love me girl ♪ ♪ feeling single night is young hit the club and take somebody ♪ ♪ home with me get it get it oh get it get it we can get it baby ♪ ♪ get it get it now that i'm single she said forever turned out to be ♪ ♪ the biggest lie of all time and she changed my weather yeah ♪ ♪ rainin' all day no chance of sunshine if she wanna hit the town whoa ♪ ♪ and party all night with her friends if she wanna fool around yeah
then two can play ♪ ♪ that game baby you got me feeling single yeah about to get out get out baby ♪ ♪ find somebody who's gonna love me feeling single night is young ♪ ♪ hit the club and take somebody home with me get it get it ♪ ♪ get it get it we can get it baby get it get it now that i'm single ♪ ♪ the way i see it girl not gonna do right by me baby girl and i might as well ♪ ♪ i might as well i might as well get out and mingle girl 'cause you got ♪ ♪ you got you got me feeling single yeah and i don't wanna do it baby ♪ ♪ but you're gonna make me find somebody
who's gonna love me treat me right baby ♪ ♪ be in my house in my room in my bed in my arms at night baby and she's gonna ♪ ♪ get it get it get it get it now that i'm single ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's the way to do it. r. kelly, everybody! that's the way to do it, buddy check out the new album, "write me back." and visit latenightjimmyfallon.com for and exclusive bonus performance. my thanks to matthew mcconaughey, carla gugino. r. kelly, once again, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] and the greatest band in late night, the roots over there. stay tuned for carson daly. thank you for watching. have a great night. hope to see you tomorrow. buh-bye. [ cheers and applause ] ♪