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ae ]rs ? >> steve: from studio 6b in the of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jiy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- sarah jessica parker
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franpellegrino jr., d featurg the legend roots crew?= >> questlove: 576. >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ?? ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: ank you, everyone. hey! thank you very much! welcome, everybody. welcome. lcome, wcome. thank you guys. [ cheers and applause ] welcome to "the tonight show." this is it. you're here. [ cheers and applause ] you made it!
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t firss whe'eople are talking about. of course, it is trump, and a a new report finds that protecting donald trump and his family is costing new york city taxpayers over $1 million a a day. [ audience boos ] and trump was like, "thank god i'm not a taxpayer."r? i mean that is -- wow. [ laughter and applause ] right now, the focus is on who cabinet.ll appoint to his in fact, c-span aired a live feed of the elevators at trump cabinet members going up to meet donald trump. did you see that? it even caught the moment ted cruz was approaching the elevator and everyone inside frantically hit the "door close" button. they're like -- [ laughter and applause ] sorry, sorry. get the next one! and this is kind of embarrassing. kansas secretary of state, kris kobach, who donald trump is considering for the department of homeland security was photographed with his notes that revealed his deportation plans.
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we didn't do any -- this is real. take a look at this photo. can we zoom in there? that's real. [ audience ohs ] trump was like, "my first order of business as president is to by this dummy a folder." [ cheers and applause ] what -- even russian hackers are like, "come on, it's too easy. this is like, i can read everything." kobach seems like the type of guy who says his atm number out loud as he punches it in. 7-6-9-3, done. and now i get money. that's my money code. [ cheers and applause ] and get this, trump's campaign manager, kellyanne conway, was being interviewed yesterday and she says that she's very confident that trump isn't breaking any laws during his transition. and americans we like, "uh we weren't even suspicious until you said that." [ light laughter ] "why? what did he do?" [ applause ] this is just pretty cool. i read that google just added a a new update feature that shows you the most popular times for
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it allows people to look up places, see what times they're the busiest. for example, if you googled ikea, the most popular time is when things have been going well in your relationship and you're long overdue for a a fight. [ laughter and applause ] i like the cluegin horgan. you like that? [ applause ] >> steve: that's ugly. >> jimmy: next up is you google hot topic, the most popular time is, for about two months in seventh grade. [ laughter and applause ] very popular time. >> steve: what a time. a very small window. very small window. >> jimmy: finally, if you google the mannequin challenge, the most popular time is three weeks ago. [ cheers and applause ] so i mean, if you want to do it, do it three weeks ago. actually, i saw that prisoners in alabama posted a video of ?< them doing the mannequin challenge, which is illegal, because they're not allowed to have cell phones. when they found out, the guards burst in and yelled, "uh, unfreeze!" [ laughter and applause ] whatever. you know what i mean. stop doing that. give me your phone. whatever.
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i read that lowe's hardware store just unveiled a new bilingual robot that rolls around to help you find things in the store. yeah, so definitely get to lowe's if you want to hear a a robot say, "i don't actually work in this department." no trabajo -- [ applause ] of course, thanksgiving is just a couple days away. you guys ready for thanksgiving? [ cheers and applause ] i love thanksgiving. i saw that victoria's secret will ope 5 thanksgiving and stay open all the way through black friday. because if there's one thing peop want to do it's stuff their faces all day then try on some lingerie. that makes you feel good. [ applause ] and this is nice, i saw that the crew at the international space station will get a a thanksgiving meal that includes sliced turkey, candied yams, and apricot cobbler. they're also the only americans brave enough to get on a scale after dinner. yep, still zero pounds. i don't know how i keep it so
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se myself som my me with a. a samsung galaxy. hter and applause ] you h! [ cheers and applause ] ?? ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we have got a fun ght ahead, a fun week of shows ahead. tomorrow night, the very fny leslie mann will be here. >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: then on thursday, we are celebrating thanksgiving with kevin james, tim nn and the weeknd. it's going to be good. [ cheers and applause ] that's thanksgiving. fresh, live show. fun show. teve: esh. >> jimmy: but first, we have a a great show tonight. she stars in the new hbo series, "divorce," we love her so much.
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sarah jessica parker is here! [ cheers and applause ] we love it when she comes by. >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: and then i've been talking about these guys all weekecause i'm so excited about this. have you eveheard of the show "gilmore girls?" >> steve: no, what's that? [ scattered applause ] >> jimmy: it's the best -- best show ever. and i've just been really getting into it the last two years. i've been binge watching it every night i go to sleep to "gilmore girls" and i went and i reached -- i figured out my top four and my top -- because the top four, which is taylor, and you have luke and you have kirk and of course paris geller. >> steve: right, of course. >> jimmy: you can't do rory or lorelai. and invisible five, you can do whoever you want. it could be -- sometimes it's sookie. it could be sookie. it could be michelle. [ light laughter ] it could be amy sherman-palladino. >> steve: you never know. >> jimmy: it could be -- yeah, asp. yeah. questlove, do you have a top four "gilmore girls?" >> questlove: yeah, i do actually. >> jimmy: who's your top four? >>love: tito, marlon,
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invi >>teve: it. ppuse ] .acks imat who's your invible -- blfive? >> steve: marlon?d >> questlove: papa joe. >> jmypapa joe, yeah. wellan, my thrre here tonight. from the netflix ent, "gilmore girls: a year in th life," scott patterson, liza weil, sean gunn, they're l on t show tonight! [ cheers and applause ] >> sve: comen. >> jimmy: i'm freaking out. >> steve: come o cheers and applae ] freaking out. plus he's one of the owners of the legendry restaurant rao's, we are cooking with frank pellegrino jr. >> sve: oh! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that acy me >>teveat spicy >>.immy: 's i love rao.antastic. youver come to new york ci, they also have onen r you can get in, it'good stuff.? guys, li many iphone users, i use sirio remind me about thin like where i parked my car and to buyertain
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jim: t soike to use siri to remind me about other y--day things don't i'll show you what i mean in a a new segment called "siri reminders." ? siri reminders ?ev eone says "you had to h be the, they just to a a story that really sucked." [ laughter and applause ] i'll remindou. >> jimmy: thank you. siri, remind me that if i'm at a museum, those rooms with the old vases are code for, "you can probably skip that part." [ laughter ] >>ott. >> jimmyat looking at twitter for an hour isn't the same as ading. >> you got it, jammy. >> jimmy: mmy. siri, remind me when someone asks how my weekend was, they're just counting down the
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about theirs. >> got it. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: siri, remind me that i dot keilantro d th next time i think i like cilantro, that'susbeuse i likeaying the antro. [ laughter and applause ]t you don't like to tango. >> jimmyno. no. i said, cilantro. i doliantr >> got it. pianos. siri, remind me to act surprised when my waiter p my food down in front the sond heedut of the kitchen acro st [ applause ] i'll remiou. >>: immy? how did yo?owsiri someone sends me a really long multiparagraphext just write back "k."
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>> k. [ light la ]ughter >> jimmy: siri, remind me that headphones are basical a a human "do not disturb" sig >> that joke didn't work. >> jimmy: how do you know? how do you know? >> jimmyohone more last thing. siri, remind me that saying, >> okay. it isn't in anymore. >> jmy: at's what she said. damn it,iri!?@ [ eersnd]pplaus that's all the time i have for siri reminders. we'll be right back with more of "the toght show," everybody. ?? lookig how bndyeahooh. rawr. how much am i making for this again?
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[ cheers and applause ] ?? >> jimmy: big show tonight. sarah jessica parker, top three from "gilmore girls." did i mention my fourth? did i say taylor? oh, i just want to make sure i
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[ light laughter ] he's like the town spokesperson. what is he? just comes in, he's like, "lorelai, what are we going to do?" [ light laughter ] he's always getting into some big thing and i just love him. oh, it's great. [ light laughter ] i love it. i love the show. i don't -- but i'm only up to the end of season four. i dabbled in season fi. now there's seven seasons, right? yeah, and so i got about 60 shows left until -- >> steve: that's all. >> jimmy: until friday. >> steve: you're not a quitter. >> jimmy: thank you, man. i'll binge watch. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, i can do it. but someone gave me -- they gave me an abbreviated, like, must-watch episode thing. i could do that. i wouldn't do it. i gotta watch all of them. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: 'cause i want to know what the four words are. do you know that? the original creator of the show had -- wants to end the show with four words. she always knew she wanted to end it with, but something went down, that last season. she ended up not working on the show. no one talks about why. yeah.
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thing. >> steve: what? >> jimmy: and she's got the four words. and no one knows what it is. [ cheers and applause ] so excited. i don't know what it could be. it could be anything. >> steve: could be anything. >> jimmy: could it be, "i love you more." >> steve: sure. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: it could be, "i'm not your mother." [ audience oohs ] yeah. >> steve: wow. mind blown. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: "this place doesn't exist." >> steve: what? >> jimmy: and it's a snow globe. the whole thing's been a dream. [ light laughter ] someone holding a snow globe, camera pans out. [ applause ] they go on to win an emmy award. >> steve: you don't know. yeah, you don't know. >> jimmy: yeah, i don't know. guys, welcome back to "the tonight show." it is time for bad signs. here we go. ?? [ applause ] >> jimmy: that sounds like something familiar.
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"gilmore girls." [ light laughter ] it is not. >> steve: it is not. no. >> jimmy: that's carol king, who is my invisible five. >> steve: oh. >> jimmy: yeah, and her daughter, because her daughter sings on the thing. on the opening thing. ?? ? if you're out on the road feeling lonely and so cold all you have to do is ? ? call my name and i'll be there on the next train ? that's all i got. [ eers and applause ] i love it. i'm into it, man. >> steve: coming up. >> jimmy: puts me in a good mood. gets me in a good mood. guys, these are bad signs. these are all real pictures or funny signs that you guys saw in a store, or weird signs you saw while driving around. you took a photo of it. of course, pulled over first. >> steve: sure, safety's cool. >> jimmy: sent it to us. again, these are 100% real signs. someone spoted this first sign outside of a store. says, "senior citizens, buy one get one for $10."
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deal. >> jimmy: hey get as many senior citizens as you can. they're great. [ light laughter ] >> steve: i love them. >> jimmy: great stories. >> steve: great stories. >> jimmy: here's another one here. here it says, says for subway, it says "free napkin with every purchase." [ applause ] hold on. hold on, kids. hold on! you see that back there? it says free napkin with every purchase. were out of napkins. but i wasn't even hungry, but it's worth it. [ laughter ] >> steve: i need that napkin, man. >> jimmy: it's worth it, man, because if you save that wipe. other time or something. you can use a napkin for anything. here's another one here. oh, this is good. you're in a store, you see like, look for the specials and deals. i love always looking for that stuff. it says, "special on man nuts, $3.99." [ cheers and applause ] that's good. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: they're expensive. >> steve: they're expensive. >> jimmy: they're very expensive. >> steve: usually that's right next to a sign that says -- a a sale that says, "pants half off." >> jimmy: that is true, yep. [ laughter ] someone spotted the next one while doing some holiday
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>> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: it says, "gift ideas." i guess they ran out of -- don't make us do all the work. >> steve: yeah, come on. >> jimmy: what's your problem? yeah, can't think of anything. yeah. >> steve: that's why i came here. i saw the sign. >> jimmy: figure it out, man. yeah, we don't know your relatives. >> steve: yeah. [ laughter ] >> it could be imagination. >> jimmy: here's another one here. this is in the store again, this is another great one. it says, "we are sold out of tums ultra chewy cherry antacids. please substitute trojan bare skin condoms." [ laughter ] [ squeaking noises ] [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] ?? >> jimmy: this next one, this one made me laugh. this was spotted --
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these are the greatest hot wings i ever had, just a a little -- hold on a second there. [ applause ] [ squeaking noises ] [ laughter ] i'm going blow a balloon with mine. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: maybe if i put the antacid over the wings before i eat it, then it wont' bother my stomach. >> steve: these things are coated, man. they're great. >> jimmy: and then swallow it. [ light laughter ] the next one was spotted outside of a coffee shop. it wasn't going to get that
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>> jimmy: we're down to our last one. it's another restaurant sign. it says, "bar 40 grill, we now serve good food." well, there you go. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] that's all the time we have for "bad signs." if you see a funny bad sign, e-mail it to us at and we might put it on the show. stick around. we'll be right back with sarah jessica parker! [ cheers and applause ] ?? and applause ] ?? ideas are scary. they come into this world ugly and messy. they are the natural born enemy of the way things are. yes, ideas are scary, and messy
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?? [ cheers andpplause ] >> jim: oufirst guest is a a ldenlobe and emmy award winning actress who produces and stars in the new hbo series, "divorce," which airs sunday nights at 10:00 p.m. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome sarah jessica parker! [ chrs and applause ] ??
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>> jimmyhi. thk you so much for coming back >> you're so nice. >> jimmy: you look gorgeous. they love you. come on. [ cheers and applause ] come o >> thank you. >> jimmy: re like neyoy.rk cit i feel like you should be in the back here, like little character arou all of these building walking around. >> i'd love nothing more. >>imyou we on our first episode ofthe tonight show" that wdid. >> yes i was.: and i bring thisu all the time -- >> legendary episode. >> jimmy: it was superf fun, right? >> do you even recall -- do you have any vivid memories? ist ju sorof like a -- you know peoe you miss out on your ?)down wedding,ike you doalt ac experiee do you have --. >> jimmy: i dikind of forgot. re, hawarit befo i w coming out and iwas ju - >> no, i have such an beleof thahaway. ndr memo t's talkbo mine. mories? >> wt i rell, d what i actually sharewiouia e-mail, was i,hat it was --
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would say, yeah, i was there that night. and you were in your dressing room, and we were all in the hall waiting, pe rlly ?3 massively -- not me included, massively famous, legends. it was the legends ball. >> jimmy: tina fey. it was everybody. >> ladgaga andariarey. >> jdy gaga an mariah carey. >> she put a hundred dollar which i was going do but that'sool cause -- it's aut you. >> no but you ended upoing a a cooler thing. you came out and put it in your shoe and took your sf hoe of yeah, old school. i lo it. >>nyy, y came out of f?0 your dreg room, and yo were being walked on eher side by what i imagine was almost like a handler, le, showing you the path, and you left -- it was literally like you left boy a theyou came bn.a ma you know? ke -- it was like -- [ cheers and applause ]
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were any of you guys? you were all here. >> jimmy: yeah. >> so they didn't see. >> jimmy: no, they didn't see. >> but it was -- i'm not describing it accurately enough to sort of convey the -- this kind of. >> jimmy: it was electric. it's great. >> really cool. >> jimmy: colbert was here. and it was just fun. >> we were happy for you. >> jimmy: and everybody you walk by they were all like -- it was almost like a soul train line with people on both sides and i was kind of dancing down the middle. [ laughter ] >> and i think also, you have -- there's so much -- you have so much goodwill. people feel so fondly towards you ab think everybody wanted that night to be a terrific success for you. >> jimmy: and my mom and dad were in the audience. >> that's right. >> jimmy: and my dad heckled me. [ laughter ] >> that's right. >> jimmy: what is wrong with you? why would you do that? >> setting the tone. >> jimmy: he really did. he really did. then i got to see you at this -- it was a night for brian lord at lincoln center, and everyone was great. he's just a great human, great agent, great guy. and you got up and sang the song from annie.
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not because i thought of it. >> jimmy: well, you don't -- i was wanting you to sing more. you're not trying to show off. you're very shy. i see you out any time, you and matthew, i'm like, hi guys. >> pay no attention. pay no attention. >> jimmy: yeah. but you sang it was so beautiful and heartbreaking and was like oh, i loved it. i love your voice and i -- >> that's a very seductive song. like anybody could sing that song and you would feel that way. >> jimmy: i don't know -- i never knew that song. >> oh, it's -- do you guys know nyc from annie? there must be somebody. do you guys know it? it's just one of t g it's such a -- it's a tribute to the city, but it's from a a different time and place, so the kind of things that they are describing are slightly different, but the feeling is very sentimental, right? >> jimmy: yeah. >> and romantic about our beloved city. >> jimmy: i was crying. but i was really -- everyone was moved. it was really beautiful. >> thank you. >> jimmy: it was really nice. >> that's very kind of you. >> jimmy: but then i was like oh, annie was sarah jessica parker's first role, right? but then it was not my saying that it's not true. >> no, that's not true. >> jimmy: i run your wiki -- i run your wikipedia page.
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>> i've never seen it. >> jimmy: it is true now. check it out. >> it's cool. it's not the worst thing you could say. there are far worse. >> jimmy: no, yeah. we had somebody on that someone's wikipedia page said they were afraid of raccoons. [ laughter ] so every time they're in an interview, it's like, why are you afraid of raccoons? they're like, that is a lie. i don't know who made that up. >> and they can't -- they can't write the record? im: noan't correct the record? they can't change it. no. what was your first -- >> my first b i for your very own home network, nbc back in the day had something called the young peoples' specials aney like the after school specials for abc and they were on in the enin mbe once a year and i dia production of the little mat girhe hans christian andersen, sad, about the little girl who is sent out in the world to sell l her loy guardianill ler die.r ds rega. >> jimmy: it's a dark comedy [ laughter ] >> and ilayed the little match girl. i got the part of the little
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found. nbc. come on. so heartbreaking. so cute. i love that. >> that was my -- that was my best work. >>immyoh, no. it was your debut, though. yeah. >> that was -- that was some wor?4 stery sparscript. i think it was about three or fopeing. i wouljust simply say over and over again. >> jimmy: need light? [ laughter ] >> not, not quite. if she hadeeableo, but i would just say, matches, matche p matches. >> jimmy: oh, no. stop it. already, you're making me cry already. >> matches. sir, matches. pretty matches. only forenny?1 matches. mahes, pretttc devastating. >> jimmy: oh, that's just awful. >> heartrending. you guys are like, ay ay ay ay ay. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no, i love that had. >> that's all i said. >> jimmy: that was my high school yearbk quote.
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it. they go, oh -- >> i got it. >> jimmy: you got it. all right, cool. >> siri, siri, please remind me not to say that line too many times. >> jimmy: yeah. >> sorry. >> jimmy: i want to talk about "divorce," congratulations on this. >> thank you. >> jimmy: it got picked up for a secoeaso [ chee and applause ] so get into it. [ inaudible ] >> jimmy: get into it if you're not into it already on hbo. it's good that you're back on hbo. >> thank you. >> and thomas hayden church is in it. >> molly shannon. talia balsam. >> jimmy: i love molly snnon so m exy. you'veaken my molly. >> it's a smack down. >> jimmy: i love her so much. she's f cama. >> she's funshart, e's ly gifted and it's a a total delight to have her. i mean, the whole cast is fantastic and i'm so pleased for the show and it's nice to be home at hbo. >> jimmy: yeah. >> really, it's a -- well, i've been reminded how special a a place it is to tell a story. it's a really unique place to get to create and have an idea and people aren't afraid of doing it, even if it's
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and it's been amazing. so serious and quiet. >> jimmy: no, they love you because they were thinking hbo we're thinking "sex and the city." >> compelling testimony. >> jimmy: you're coming back. [ cheers and applause ] you can find posters of you everywhere. [ cheers and applause ] you walk into hbo like, i built hbo. open the door for me. [ applause ] yeah. do you know who i am? yeah. of course not. >> matches, matches. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pretty matches. >> pretty matches mr. plepler. mr. plepler. >> jimmy: but any way to because it is tricky. if you watch the first one, you think it's going one place and it goes, oh really? >> yes, it's neither fish nor fowl, as they say. >> jimmy: exactly, yeah. but it's not that kind -- it's a real -- it's a story about real -- i mean, it's a very real story in a way about an american marriage and an attempted divorce and surprisingly so much humor can be found when you try divorce one another. >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] >> it's a surprise to me. >> jimmy: surprising but it is true. i was laughing.
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i don't know. you're just fantastic in it. and i want to show everyone. >> thank you. >> jimmy: here's a clip. here's sarah jessica parker in "divorce," take a look at this. >> wait, wait. i have a thought. i have a thought. what about an underwater restaurantheme? you know, like, oh, we could collect all our old kitchen sponges so don't throw them ay. and we could drape crepe paper from the ceiling for hide and seek kelp forest. >> we did that last year. >> you did it -- a crepe paper hide and seek kelp forest last year? >> yup. >> same exact thing. >> oh. >> we filmed it. it has over 700 hits on youtube. >> oh. and is that a number that you're all proud of? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: sarah jessica parker. "divorce" aires sundays at 10:00 p.m. on hbo. scott patterson, liza weil, sean gunn from "gilmore girls" joins us next. stick around, everybody!
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[ cheers and applause ] ?? >> jimmy: this is very exciting. last week, i talked about my top four characters on "gilmore girls," and tonight, my top three characters, kirk, luke, and paris are all joining us tonight. [ cheers and applause ] from "gilmore girls: a year in the life," everyone please welcome scott patterson, liza weil, and sean gunn! ?? ?? >> jimmy: guys, i'm freaking out right now. this is so cool. thank you so much for coming on the show.
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>> jimmy: i appreciate this, and i appreciate -- i got tweets from you guys as well. i tweeted out my top four and i was just so happy that you all responded. >> i didn't mean to come off like i was offended, by the way. >> jimmy: you came off -- i was intrigued by yours. >> okay, good. >> jimmy: because you said -- >> guitar battle at dawn to restore my honor for being ranked third. >> jimmy: i didn't know what that meant. >> i didn't either. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i know you play -- you play music, so you -- you're in a band. >> jimmy: you have a new song that just came out today or does it come out tomorrow? >> tomorrow. ha ha song. >> jimmy: ha ha song right there called smiths radio, and you can get this on itunes. [ cheers and applause ] i'm excited about this. >> i am too. >> jimmy: what would luke think of the song? would he like it? >> i think, you know, there was a scene where he smashed a wall with jack. that's your room. and they played this really great punk song. >> jimmy: yes, i remember that. >> so yeah, i think he would like the song. >> jimmy: okay, good. yeah, yeah. >> i think he'd love the song actually.
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is it odd that i'm getting into it this late? >> no, you can come to it whenever you like. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: come to it whenever you like. >> giving you permission. >> jimmy: yeah. did you know or have any idea that you guys would all be coming back and reprising your roles? >> i'vbeen lobbying for it for years, you know, the fans sort of see it as a religion. it's not just a show to them. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and you caught the fever now. >> jimmy: it's like comfort food. so great. i look forward to it every night. i don't want it to end. >> we knew during the original run how fa y a a surprise but yeah, it was -- at atex about a year ago, the atex festival, we knew that it was something real because, you know, we kind of felt like rock stars when we got there. there were so many people there trying to get in the venue and they just wanted a glimpse. >> jimmy: isn't that exciting? >> yeah. >> jimmy: i mean -- >> it was bonkers. >> jimmy: and you're on "how to get away with murder." [ cheers and applause ] you were bonnie. there's an argument in the house, like, who was your favorite character, is it paris or bonnie? but you're two out of two in
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my wife is like, oh my god, she deserves an emmy. she is the best actor. oh, my gosh. so, congrats on that. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> jimmy: do you go -- hey, i'd love to do this but i got this. i don't know which character woconfuse people. "gilmore girls" has been sort of a pasten thing until now, and when we went to do the revival, we had wrapped our second season of "how to get aw with murd" so it got to -- it was lovely to be able to do one thing, you know. we didn't have to do it all at the same time. and yeah, they kind of exist separately. but yes, it was bizarre to go back. >> jimmy: it was weird to go back? >> yeah. >> super weird. jimmy: sean, did bringing kirk back? did you go, yeah, no. >> it's just weird. yeah, no, i mean, the whole thing is crazy. it feels like the show is more popular now than it ever was, you know, even when it was on the air. so to hear, you know, fans are so excited for it, for a show that we did, you know, we started doing it 15 years ago or whatever, it's crazy. >> jimmy: and you've got a good ride of your character. what a fun character.
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you knock it out of the park. >> you know, i came on as the dsl installer in the first episode i did. i was just supposed to be a a one-day job, you know? back in 2000. and you know, here i am now. >> jimmy: but you chose this character, he's just so out there and weird. [ cheers and applause ] and i loved it. but all three of you, home runs. i mean, i feel like, i mean after how many seasons? was it seven seasons? >> yeah. >> seven. >> jimmy: you really got to work as an actor. what an arc. me guys. i'm like, it's crazy. that's how great television is, i think. because movies are great as well, t they're two hours, you get in, you know the character, you get out. a show is -- i mean, i got 60 hours left. [ laughter ] and i'm already -- i'm already three quarters of the way through. so, i mean, did you get -- as soon as you hit the set do, you go, oh, i know what luke is all about? yeah, yeah. >> you know, i thought i did. i put the hat on, and i thought that would be the big shining moment that the character would come back. it's been ten years. i had a son. you know, i was a different
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i was more laid back, i was happier. you know, i had this little boy running around. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and i got on set and got into the diner and started rehearsing a scene, amy was directing and i had no idea what i was doing. i didn't feel like the guy at all. so i asked permission to go take a walk around stars hollow and when i got to the gazebo, i sat down and, you know, i started feeling like the guy again. and i went back in. >> jimmy: oh my god. >> i thought i was going to get fired. >> jimmy: you can't get fired. you're luke. you fire them. what are you talking about? it's a telephone, get out of here. that i thought, i need to take a walk. i might as well go walk back to my trailer and take off. >> jimmy: no way. amy sherman paladino, she had this idea, it's day in the life, it's four seasons, is what i'm assuming. i don't even want to know too much 'cause i don't want to spoil anything. but i know that it does end with the four words, right, that she planned on it always ending? >> yes, i believe that's right. >> jimmy: does anyone know what the four words are? i do. >> jimmy: you do? >> i don't know.
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know? >> no, i want to watch it with the fans. >> jimmy: maybe it's "i don't want to know." [ light laughter ] well, it could be that. >> jimmy: it's tricky. >> i'll tell you what it's not. >> jimmy: what's that? >> maybe it's "kirk is your overlord." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i could see that. >> my idea to amy was "drop the gun, kirk," and she rejected it. >> jimmy: drop the gun, kirk. no. but it's a much deeper, right? >> it's more philosophical. >> jimmy: it is. >> you had some better ideas in your monologue. >> jimmy: right? that stars hollow never existed. it's like this whole thing is in a snow globe and that's the way it ends. >> who's going to pay my mortgage in that case? >> jimmy: no, exactly. yeah. i was just trying to figure it all out because i'm trying to think is it a carol king reference. it's very tricky thing. so i don't know what -- >> yeah, it's bigger than all of us. >> jimmy: yeah. it is. >> yeah. >> jimmy: no, that's six words. [ laughter ] i can't wait to see this. it comes out friday, but i love you guys. i love you guys. i love you guys. on behalf of all your fans.
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run. you make people feel so good. just such a great job. >> thank you, thank you. >> jimmy: i want to show a a clip. here's a look at "gilmore girls: a year in the life." take a look at this. >> hey, guys. >> hi, lulu. >> hey, lulu. >> do you guys want the love couch tonight? >> the love couch. definitely. >> kirk and i have had some crazy good times on this thing. >> too late. >> have fun. >> welcome, everyone, to the spring season of the black, i'm pleased to present tonight's feature film, "eraserhead." [ applause ] now, before we start, the management of the theater is aware that some of you on occasion have snuck food into the theater. you should know that consuming food purchased outside of the premises is strictly prohibited. >> got it. >> would it be possible to be a a little more discreet? >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. [ cheers and applause ] scott patterson, liza weil,
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?? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. we are joined right now by one of the owners of rao's restaurant. his new book "rao's classics" is available right now. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome frank pellegrino jr. [ cheers and applause ] ?? >> jimmy: always good to see you. this is questlove, our resident "tonight show" food expert. he's joining us. now frank, this is the -- rao's is celebrating its 120th anniversary. >> yes, it is. [ cheers and applause ] i look good for my age. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. are you a vampire? yeah, what do you remember and how young do you remember it? >> i started helping out at the restaurant when i was 12. >> jimmy: 12-years-old. >> yeah, and 35 years later, here i am. go figure. >> jimmy: and were you a a server? what were you? did you do -- >> believe it or not, i haven't got promoted since i started. i'm still the head busboy.
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[ applause ] congratulations, absolutely. yeah, exactly. and what are you making? what are we doing tonight? >> tonight, we're making one of the recipes from the book. it's filetto di pomodoro, onions, tomato, and some prosciutto, adds a little bit of spice. so great dish, and i was wondering if you guys can help me out a little bit. >> jimmy: yeah, of course. >> would you mind crushing those tomatoes for us. >> jimmy: crushing the tomatoes. sure, sure, sure. >> and i'm going to get started over here. >> jimmy: do we do spoons? >> no, no, no. you gotta use your hands. >> jimmy: oh, this is the real deal. >> crushing tomatoes. you gotta get out some of that anger, frustration. anger. hey, come on. show some love in there. [ applause ] >> jimmy: what we do every thanksgiving. we do it every -- crush each other's tomatoes. yeah, it feels -- yeah, absolutely. now, do you remember -- do you have a little -- a little thing that you would say to -- when you went up to each table. >> yeah, i had a routine. a spiel. >> jimmy: yeah, what was it? >> "hi, everybody, i'm frankie, i'm your host." and they look at me and go, "yeah, yeah, yeah." this is what i want.
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>> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> and this was the number one dish that was always requested. [ unintelligible ] >> jimmy: this is the one you got to get. and i like this. and what -- you said something to me backstage that i thought was really great. you go, "the -- most important recipe in all these recipes is love." >> absolutely. [ audience aws ] >> jimmy: yeah. come on. you got to put love in all of them. >> you can't make one mistake if you're cooking with love. >> jimmy: if you're cooking with love you can't make one mistake. >> that's it. if you can crush those tomatoes. >> jimmy: yeah, sure. >> that'd be great. >> jimmy: you're a good man. >> just stand back, this might get messy. >> jimmy: yeah, i got you. >> oh, not as messy as i th >> all good. >> jimmy: i -- should also mention if you guys go to -- how many rao's are there now? >> there's three. >> jimmy: one in vegas? >> vegas, los angeles. and one in east harlem. >> where in vegas? >> "caesar's palace." >> jimmy: "caesar's palace." hey, not bad. it makes sense. yeah, but if you go there, do you have the meatballs everywhere? or just here in new york? >> meatballs everywhere. >> jimmy: you gotta have meatballs. >> without balls, you can't have love. [ applause ] >> jimmy: without balls you can't have love. that was the last rule, the unwritten rule. the unwritten rule. yeah. and -- but -- it didn't start out meatballs was on the menu. it was only wednesday nights.
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and it became so popular that we had to do them every night. >> jimmy: yeah, i love that. and the meatballs recipe in this as well? >> yes, it is. >> jimmy: 'cause i am -- i'm a a meatball guy, i'm a meatball freak, and i love this as well. but i want to try this. and i want to tell everyone here, this is the book right here. and it's kind of fun. frank is sending our audience home with a copy of "rao's classics" and a bag of rao's homemade products that are the best. [ cheers and applause ] you're going freak out. it's so good. [ cheers and applause ] let's try some rht you got forks? here we go. quest. i don't see any forks but -- >> jimmy: i think we have some. >> no, don't use your hands to eat it. oh no, here we go. >> questlove: here are some forks. >> jimmy: i didn't see them. >> so here, we also brought you some of those famous meatballs. come on, dig in. >> jimmy: i'm taking a big bite right here. frank, you're awesome. wow. [ cheers and applause ]
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sorry. >> thank you my man. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: frank pellegrino jr.! "rao's classics" is available in stores now. we'll be right back with more "tonight show" after the break. stick around, everybody. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: frank, it smells so good! [ cheers and applause ] my thanks to sarah jessica parker, scott patterson, liza weil, sean gunn, frank pellegrino jr. from rao's! [ cheers and applause ]?? ane rootright here from philadelphia, pennsylvania. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thfotcanyong. have a great night. i hope to see you tomorrow. thank you so much. thanks again, buddy. [ cheers and applause ]
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chee a a]lae ?? >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller in new york, it's "late nig with se meys." gayle . star of broadway's "dear evan hansen" actor ben platt. a performance from "dear evan hansen." featuring the 8g band with fred armisen. ?? [ cheers and alause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: good evening everybody i'm seth meyer this is "late night." how are we all doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that's great to hear. in that caselet's get to the news. according to reports incomg trief of staff reince priebus d to get donald trump to cancel today's meeting with "the


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