tv The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC January 17, 2018 11:34pm-12:38am PST
austin. finally, much of the south is crippled by cold weather. 7 degrees in memphis. 15 degrees in austin, texas. but that's nothing. in russia's remote siberiaen region the temperature hit minus 88. minus 88 degrees. look closely, those are frozen eyelashes. is that a thing? >> ugh, you need goggles. >> this week's weather not even dominating the local news in siberia. jeff, you'd need to add perspective. >> they normally get down to minus 50. so minus 80, that's cold for them. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> 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 -- savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. edgar ramirez.
musical guest, french montana. and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 804, richmond, va! >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: nice to be here! hey, thank you very much! hey, that's great! thank you very much, everybody! welcome! welcome, everybody. that is a great crowd right there. welcome to "the tonight show." this is it, baby. [ cheers and applause ] you're here. " thank you for being here. welcome. well, here's what people are talking about.
the big story is still trump's physical. [ laughter ] which he passed with flying colors. yeah. [ laughter ] surprisingly. a lot of people were very skeptical when they heard that trump only weighs 239 pounds. [ light laughter ] that actually checks out when you remember that for the weigh-in, trump took off his clothes and his hair. [ laughter ] [ applause ] so it balances out. still they say trump hopes to drop 10 to 15 pounds this year. while melania hopes to drop 239. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: hey-oh! ho! hey! >> jimmy: this surprised some people, trump's doctor says he got a perfect score on the montreal cognitive assessment, which is a test that examines someone's mental clarity. well, we got our hands on trump's answers and i think that they may have gotten a a little -- gone a little easy with him with the grading. [ laughter ] i think, well, just here, look. the first question was, "what is similar about a grape and an orange?" trump said, "they're both types of soda." [ laughter ]
it's correct, but -- >> steve: yeah, he's right, i mean -- >> jimmy: next, they asked, "what is 30 minus 7." trump said, "my approval rating." [ laughter ] and he -- >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: and then they said, "draw a square." trump drew a doodle of mike pence. it was actually a good drawing. [ laughter ] he's a good drawer, though. >> steve: oh my -- very good drawer. >> jimmy: yeah. next, they asked "what is the name of this animal?" trump said "mufasa." [ laughter ] >> steve: not wrong. >> jimmy: finally, they asked, "what's the name of this animal?" trump said "boobasaurus." well, i mean you got one -- one wrong. one wrong out of the whole thing. >> steve: wow, that's not bad. >> jimmy: not bad. this is pretty big. today, senator jeff flake gave a big speech on the senate floor, and he compared president trump to russian dictator, joseph stalin. trump said, "why, because we were both elected by russians?" [ laughter and applause ]
after he was accused of making racist remarks in a meeting last week, trump tweeted that his approval rating among black voters has doubled. that story again. [ laughter ] two times zero is still zero. [ laughter and applause ] just so you know. double. "double." this morning, eric trump went on "fox & friends" and passionately defended his father, while at home the president was like, "where do i know that guy from? i like him. i like him a lot." [ laughter ] you guys see this? yesterday in japan, someone sent a false alert about a a north korean missile. and the guy who sent it said, "yeah, i might have lied about why i left my last job in hawaii. [ laughter and applause ] sorry! oops! sorry!" listen to this, i saw that the uk just appointed a minister of loneliness. the uk just appointed a a minister of loneliness. to deal with the sad reality of modern life. yeah.
minister of loneliness. as if morrissey wasn't enough. [ laughter ] they named him minister of loneliness. even worse -- even worse, she's the only person in the world with that job. i mean, how sad! [ laughter and applause ] how sad is that? the only -- can't relate to anyone. finally, i want to thank you for -- you liked that morrissey one? yeah, i know, thank you, thank you. finally, i want to say congrats to kim kardashian and kanye west who just welcomed a a baby girl this week. [ cheers and applause ] i don't have a joke for that. i just want to think back to the good old days when that would have been our lead story. there you go, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you so much, roots. hey, guys. i like ice cream as much as the next guy, but let's be honest sometimes it's kind of a pain to eat. you know. higgins, how -- what do you eat ice cream? you get a spoon and you put it in the bowl? >> steve: no, who's got time for that? >> jimmy: yeah, exactly, exactly. you want something portable. >> steve: yeah, portable. >> jimmy: something you can take with you on the go. >> steve: yeah! >> jimmy: so you got to do what i do right here, i get out my pint of ben and jerry's, "tonight show," i get out my hacksaw -- >> steve: right. >> jimmy: and i saw myself a a little slice. >> steve: just a little sliver. >> jimmy: on the go, yeah, just to go and you'd think it'd be a a mess, but i ate it so quickly, it doesn't even have time to melt. >> steve: really? >> jimmy: saw it, grab it, gone. but guess what, thanks to ben and jerry's, you don't have to do it the old fashioned way anymore. >> steve: what? >> jimmy: the future is here. check these out. these are ben and jerry's pint slices. >> steve: what! [ cheers and applause ] what! >> jimmy: it is the same ben and jerry's ice cream that you know and love, but now in chocolate-covered bar form.
>> steve: oh! >> jimmy: so it's easier than ever to eat on the go. and starting this week, pint slices are available in our very own "tonight dough" flavor. "tonight show" it's the "tonight dough" is available in pint slices. >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] oh, yeah. >> jimmy: look at this. oh, yeah. as always, 100% of my proceeds will go to serious fun children's network, it's an amazing program started by paul newman, a place where kids with serious illnesses can go and just have fun and be a kid. it's awesome so support serious fun, support "tonight dough," support ben and jerry's, ask for "tonight dough" pint slices in your grocer's freezer. >> steve: grocer's freezer. >> jimmy: in your grocer's freezer. [ laughter ] in your grocer's freezer. >> god bless. [ slurring ] -- the united states. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: wow! he's everywhere! >> jimmy: grocer's freezer. grocer's freezer. god, it's so delicious. >> steve: dang, it's so good. >> jimmy: guys, we have a fun show tonight. they are the new co anchor team of "the today show,"
savannah guthrie and hoda kotb are stopping by! [ cheers and applause ] savannah and hoda! >> steve: come on! >> jimmy: plus, this guy is fantastic in the new fx series, "the assassination of gianni versace: an american crime story," edgar ramirez is here today. [ cheers and applause ] this thing is great. and we have new music from french montana, you guys! >> steve: oh! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey! guys, last week, camila cabello came on our show. she has a new album right here called "camila." right there, yeah, that's the new record. we love camila. she has been on the show a a bunch. but this is cool. she's the first debut artist to hit number one in 100 countries on itunes. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: whoa. >> jimmy: she's crushing it. and she is so cool, she deserves it. anyway, while she was here, she stopped by "the tonight show" music room, so me and the roots
grabbed some classroom instruments and we did our own version of her hit song "havana." take a look. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> oh, i like that. ♪ havana oh-na-na half of my heart is in havana oh-na-na ♪ ♪ he took me back to east atlanta oh-na-na oh but my heart is in havana ♪ ♪ there's something 'bout his manners havana oh-na-na ♪ ♪ he didn't walk up with that how you doing when he came in the room ♪ ♪ he said there's a lot of girls i can do with but i can't without you ♪ ♪ i'm doing forever in a minute that summer night in june ♪ ♪ and papa says he got malo in him he got me feelin' like ♪ ♪ oh-oh-oh i knew it when i met him i loved him when
i left him ♪ ♪ got me feeling like oh-oh-oh and then i had to tell him i had to go oh na-na-na-na-na ♪ ♪ havana oh-na-na half of my heart is in havana oh-na-na hey ♪ ♪ he took me back to east atlanta na-na-na oh but my heart is in havana my heart is in havana ♪ >> 2, 3, 4! ♪ oh-na-na oh-na-na-na let me hear oh-na-na-na na-na-na-na ♪ ♪ oh-na-na oh-na-na-na take me back babe take me back to my havana oh-na-na ♪ ♪ half of my heart is in havana oh-na-na hey please take me back to east atlanta na-na-na ♪ ♪ all of my heart is in havana my heart is in havana havana oh-na-na ♪
[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: come on! how great is she? camila cabello, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] check out her new album, "camila" in stores and on itunes. stick around. we'll be right back with more of "the tonight show," everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ it's absolute confidence in 30,000 precision parts. or it isn't. it's inspected by mercedes-benz factory-trained technicians. or it isn't. it's backed by an unlimited mileage warranty, or it isn't. for those who never settle, it's either mercedes-benz certified pre-owned, or it isn't. the mercedes-benz certified pre-owned sales event. now through february 28th. only at your authorized mercedes-benz dealer.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. oh. i always say, our show is lucky to have the greatest band in late night. the roots right there, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. they really are the greatest. but, it isn't always fun and games. from time to time we put the roots to the test. we pick people from our audience, and have the roots make up songs about them on the spot, live. [ laughter ] it is time for "freestylin' with the roots." let's do it! [ cheers and applause ]
♪ freestylin' with the roots ♪ >> jimmy: hey, roots! >> hey! >> jimmy: you ready to do this? >> yeah. >> yeah. >> all right, man. >> jimmy: all right. let's pick someone. raise your hand if you want the roots to write a song about you, right there. [ cheers and applause ] hey, right there. you want to come over here? yeah, sure. yeah, you thought it was going to be someone on the end, but no. [ laughter ] threw you a curveball there. hey, how are you doing? >> hey, i'm great. how are you? >> jimmy: you can hold that. i'm great. what is your name? >> it's a hard one, guys. >> jimmy: don't worry about it. this is -- tariq can rhyme anything. >> it's bobna. >> jimmy: what is it? >> bobna. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: bobna. >> yeah. [ light laughter ] that's fine. >> jimmy: all right, good. bobna. all right, bobna, where are you from? >> new york. >> jimmy: all right, very good. now, what part of new york? >> hell's kitchen. >> jimmy: yeah, all right. [ cheers ] hell's kitchen. midtown there. okay. hell's kitchen. okay, it's january, which means a lot of people are making new year's resolutions. what is your resolution? >> to get into good shape. [ light laughter ] is that a boring one? >> jimmy: no, it's what everyone's is. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it's an ongoing resolution.
>> let me -- >> jimmy: for, like, years and years. >> let me spice it up. >> jimmy: okay. >> it's to meditate more. how about that? >> jimmy: oh, i like that one. >> yeah. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, you've got to get that head space time in there. >> meditate, levitate, you know. >> jimmy: yeah, meditate -- meditate, levitate. i love it. you're already writing it for tariq. this is great. [ light laughter ] you don't even have to rhyme. meditate, levitate. that's easy, man. [ light laughter ] okay, guys. we have our pal, bobna. okay, and she is from new york. hell's kitchen. >> whoop-whoop. >> jimmy: in the house, yeah. woo-woo -- [ laughter ] you kind of gave up. you kind of bailed on your woo-ooh. you're like woo-ah -- >> no one else joined me. >> jimmy: okay, good. yeah. i've got your back. her resolution is to meditate. she wants to get a little head space. a little love for the brain. a little time for herself. so this first one, this week marks the 50th anniversary of the recording of johnny cash's album, "at folsom prison." it's a classic. [ cheers and applause ] roots -- can you guys do a a johnny cash kind of song? ♪ >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, that's it. ♪
♪ hey bobna don't you worry because in a new york hurry i'll drop it like a flurry but every january ♪ ♪ when i try i'm just like bobna when she tried ♪ ♪ to meditate on levitation i shake my head and cry ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: come on. not bad, right? yeah, they're the greatest. thank you, bobna. i appreciate it. thank you for being here. that's all right, i'll shake your hand. thank you, pal. guys, scoot over. i'll come through over on that side. say "hi" to the people. how you doing? >> hello. >> jimmy: hey. [ laughter ] hello. how are you, pal? nice to see you. thank you for getting up. hey, how are you? >> hey. >> jimmy: nice to see you. hey, buddy, how are you doing? [ laughter ] hey, pal, how are you doing? nice to see you. how are you, pal? nice to see you. hello. hello, hi, how are you? nice to see you. oh -- here we go. [ cheers and applause ] all right, who won this time?
[ cheers ] here you go. here you go, my friend. you can hold that for me. hey, what is your name? >> it's jacob. >> jimmy: jacob, very good. jacob. jacob -- [ laughter ] jacob, the nfl playoffs are happening right now. the super bowl is coming up in a few weeks. what team are you rooting for? >> uh -- eagles! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: my god, did the roots pay you to say that? that's unbelievable. [ laughter ] i don't know if you knew, the roots are from philly. but -- okay. the eagles. >> yeah. >> jimmy: you did knew that. yeah, exactly. all right, so the eagles. if you could give the players on the eagles any advice, what would you tell them? >> want it. want it. just want it. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: want it? >> want it. >> jimmy: oh, i thought you said "won it." i was like, won it and then there's want it. >> want it or win it. want it and win it. >> jimmy: want it and win it? >> want it and win it. >> jimmy: want it or win it? >> want it or win it, want and win it. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: want it and win it.
i thought you said "won it." so i guess if you want it, win it, then you won it. [ laughter and applause ] >> yes. >> jimmy: you know what i'm saying? want it, win it, won it! truth. that's a t-shirt right there, by the way. [ laughter ] want it, win -- we're going to have to get you to sign some papers when you leave. yeah, want it -- [ laughter ] win -- it's all property of nbc, whatever you say. [ laughter ] we have my pal, jacob, right here. he is going for the eagles this weekend. philadelphia. and his advice to the players on the eagles -- he would say, look. want it, win it, won it. [ laughter and applause ] you know what i'm saying? dude, want it, win it, that's how we won it. here we go. for this last one, our pal cardi b is nominated for a a grammy for best rap song. [ cheers and applause ] we love cardi b. can you do -- a kind of cardi b-style song? ♪
♪ in this band eagles fans in front of you ay yo jacob let them know they couldn't touch us ♪ ♪ if they wanted to so play nice give these other teams a piece of advice ♪ ♪ they don't want it they won't win it yo they skatin' on thin ice yo i'll go with jimmy ♪ ♪ ahead i'll let you know what it is i put this show in the biz trying to play me yo ♪ ♪ you crazy i reppin' the 21 you want kids one of my sons i got the stuff ♪ ♪ love on the trunk ay yo jacob let 'em know where we from you know we done it ♪ ♪ we done it we won want it win it won it win it ♪ win it won it win it won it ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh. want it, win it, won it. win it, won it, win it. ha ha! that was nice. yo, throw me a pint slice. you know what i'm talking
about? hey-o. throw one -- good. throw a good one up there. hey-o. umph. hey, here's a pint slice. i just squeezed it. there you go. [ cheers and applause ] thank you, buddy. that was great. thanks to these guys. thanks to the roots! we'll be right back with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: you have to make that into a song. we have to make that into a a song and just do it. >> we will. >> jimmy: that should be -- that should be the song for the playoffs, the super bowl. [ light laughter ] that is the song, we've got to do it. want it, win it. yeah, jacob, you helped. jacob. [ cheers and applause ] he's not even sharing that pint slice. guys, earlier this month, our first guests made television
history when they became the first female co-anchor team on the "today" show right here on nbc. please welcome the very talented, the very fabulous, savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: welcome! welcome! welcome back. >> that's our jam. >> no, that song is sick. >> want it, win it -- >> want it, win it. >> jimmy: want it -- it's a good song. >> we got it. >> eagles! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, you're -- >> she's an eagles -- >> jimmy: oh, you're an eagles? an eagles fan? >> no, big eagles. >> yeah, big eagles fan. >> jimmy: oh, really? >> yeah. >> jimmy: how exciting is that? i mean. >> beyond! >> jimmy: the most exciting time to be at nbc, first of all. congratulations. i mean, the first female co-anchors in the history -- in 66 years? [ cheers and applause ] ♪
66 years? >> what! >> what! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, i want to tell you the news, yeah, exactly. that's a -- it's a giant thing. and, man, oh, man, i mean. you make -- have great chemistry, obviously. but you've both paid your dues. hoda, you've been doing this -- "dateline," 16 years? >> yeah, i was doing "dateline" for a long, long time, and then i started laughing and scratching and drinking with kathie lee for ten years. >> jimmy: oh, and it was the best, you changed the game. you guys are great. >> the combination of those two things, i think made everything work out just right. like, savannah and i started anchoring together, and it was just weird. it was like, if you've ever met a friend for like -- and had like a great moment. and you say to yourself, wow, that was so much fun. like, that works. i think we had kind of -- >> yeah. >> like an instant thing. >> hoda says it's like a first date. and i was like, and i'm easy and desperate. [ laughter ] yeah, no problem. it was -- it was like -- it just clicked, and it felt so
good. >> jimmy: yeah, you can see it. >> and we're so happy. >> jimmy: it comes through on tv, and people are loving it. i'm so psyched. and i'm just happy that you -- you have made a positive out of what is a pretty -- kind of a a negative or sad situation. you made it into a positive. >> yeah, it was -- >> jimmy: tricky. >> it was a difficult time for the show, no question. and we were talking about it -- just how do you navigate those waters? >> yeah, it was -- it was hard. and i mean, everyone thought -- we all went through it. and, you know -- but as you say, like something really lovely and positive has happened. and so i think that's where we're focused. and we have the best staff. and -- >> jimmy: how are they dealing? how's it going with them? >> they're great. and they're just like, working their hearts out at all times for this thing that we all love, which is this show. you know, and it's great. >> these are people who come to work in the middle of the night -- if you tell them, look, we need five 10-speed bikes for a spot at 6:00 in the morning, they will find them in the middle of the night. like, these guys work their you know what's off --
>> jimmy: yeah, it's amazing. yeah. >> -- and we just want them to be happy. like, we just want them to love, you know, coming to work. >> jimmy: you feel the good vibe. you can tell you love it. which is why you got in this in the first place. >> i think we both feel like -- forrest gump. like, we're like, how did we get here? you know? [ light laughter ] it was like, what? it's like so -- >> jimmy: well, you can tell you love it, though. >> yeah, and we feel grateful. >> jimmy: do you remember your first gig when you first, like, went on-air, like, as an anchor? >> i remember. yeah. >> oh, you mean in local news? >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. >> that may have been like, one of the most terrifying experiences in the world. can i tell you just a real quick story? so, i was filling in for someone, and it was my very first time anchoring and her name was ann martin and she was like a legend. and i still remember the prompter. good evening, i'm hoda kotb, the ann martin is off. and i remember i was so nervous. and the guy queued me, i was filling in. and i looked at the prompter, and i go, "good evening, i'm ann martin." i was like, oh, my god! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: wait a second, i'm sorry. i'm not ann martin. >> i want to start over! like, but you, just, you can't believe you can go from that and then you make a ton of mistakes, and then we wind up sitting here together.
>> jimmy: yeah, it's bizarre. i mean, the biggest. i mean, it doesn't get bigger than what you guys are doing. now you're off to -- the olympics. >> yes. >> jimmy: when is pyeongchang -- when does that start? >> well, i'm not really sure. >> jimmy: february 8th, right? >> oh, yeah, february 8th. that's right. i was like -- i -- i -- we're so confused, because we think it's like 14 hours ahead or behind, like it's actually -- >> jimmy: you're not going on in the morning? >> no, we're on at night. and like, right now it's last october there. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah, you know, it's confusing. >> jimmy: yeah, it always has to be, yeah. >> but february 8th. >> jimmy: but you're going to be on at nighttime? >> yes. >> yeah, we're on a near shift. we're going to be on from 9:00 p.m. pyeongchang time -- >> jimmy: pyeongchang time, which is fantastic. >> but also, what are we going to do? >> jimmy: well wait, if i want to make a cameo or something like that, from america -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: what time do i have to be awake? >> 7:00 a.m. >> 7:00 a.m. >> jimmy: i will see you when you get back from the olympics. [ laughter ] it will be great -- buy me a t-shirt or something. yeah. i love the winter olympics. i'm looking forward to it, i think it's great. >> what's your favorite? >> jimmy: curling, is my favorite. >> curling? >> of course. [ applause ] >> jimmy: yes. >> why? yeah.
>> jimmy: curling -- there's a brother, sister that were on our show, becca and matt hamilton, they're brother and sister, on the u.s. team. and there is -- it's the first year they're going to do a a co-ed curling. so they're going to make history either way just by competing, but hopefully they win and usa takes gold. curling, i'm saying -- the hamiltons. [ cheers and applause ] brother and sister. play with those guys. >> you can do the curling color commentary. >> yes. >> jimmy: i will do it. i'll be sending tweets from new york. [ laughter ] oh, i love it. i think it's fun. i've been to a couple of the olympics. >> i think the thing about the olympics, there's no other place, i don't think, on earth where you can sit there and watch a kid you've never heard or never heard of before, and in that instant, you get to watch their life change. like, you get to see a moment that turns them from just, like, a person you didn't know their names to a legend. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and think about how many times in your life you get to watch someone's life change like in that moment. >> jimmy: i know, just like that. >> it's going to be so cool. yeah. >> jimmy: we know, lindsay vonn, we know shaun white, it was like -- the rest are kind of all newbies and they're young. i mean, there are kids out
there, too. and you're like -- i mean, it's all ages. but i, like, assume that people are like -- you can tell, like, hi, i'm ann whatever -- like, they're like -- >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: they're nervous. they don't know even how to do interviews. they're like, i just want to ski. or i just want to -- >> right, 16 or 17-year-old kids. yeah. >> jimmy: it's great. >> yeah. i remember when i first came to the "today" show, and went to my first olympics. i was like, is it really -- like, i need to go? is it fake fun, or is it real fun? and they were like, no, it's really fun. and you -- >> jimmy: i know what you're talking about, yeah. hey, are you guys having fun at this party? >> yeah, it's like -- >> jimmy: yeah, this party is great. yeah, we're having fun. [ laughter ] can we leave now? is it too rude to leave now? >> yeah, no, but it was actually -- and i have to say like, being there and hearing your national anthem play, when we win gold, like, you're like -- >> jimmy: that moment -- >> it really is, it's so cool. >> jimmy: yeah, and the opening ceremonies. i love the opening and the closing ceremonies. i look forward to all of that. i'm like, see what they're wearing and the coming in -- represent. i stand up if i'm in my house. i'm like, yep, that's right! usa, baby! that's right! >> that's right. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yelling at my dog. my dog's like, i'm cool. i love usa. [ applause ]
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actor who stars in the new limited series "the assassination of gianni versace: american crime story" which airs wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. on fx. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome edgar ramirez. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: oh, edgar ramirez, welcome to the show. >> thank you so much. >> jimmy: and, oh, it's nice to see you. i think we met once before. >> yeah, we met at the emmys. >> jimmy: that's right. >> yeah, in 2011. >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and we had a a little -- we had a little party afterwards. >> yeah, yeah. it was a good party. >> jimmy: it was a good party, right? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: that was fun. we had -- >> yeah, you rode a -- you rode a burger truck. >> jimmy: oh, thank you. i'm glad that was a story -- >> you were the head of the -- >> but don't worry, yeah. >> jimmy: you bought 100 shots for everybody. it was like, "oh, that wasn't me, that was hoda kotb." uh, yeah. >> yeah, you were -- [ laughter ] oh, it was fun, though.
yeah. >> yeah, it was fun. >> jimmy: we danced and, yeah, had a good time. well, get ready to go back to the emmys, dude, because this is just insane. >> it's a great party, yeah. >> jimmy: what you do -- everybody's great. i just want to make sure i get the title right -- "the assassination of gianni versace: american crime story." i knew a little bit -- >> the longest title in television. >> jimmy: i know. [ laughter ] that's why i wanted to say it again so everyone knows what to check out when they're dvr-ing it or whatever, yeah. >> yeah. >> jimmy: it's the story of the murder of gianni versace. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and andrew -- cunanan. >> cunanan, yeah. >> jimmy: played by darren criss. >> yeah. amazing. >> jimmy: and it's just -- i knew about that. but this kind of -- i don't know. i loved the o.j. one. >> yeah. >> jimmy: that ryan murphy did. and this is like another -- kind of -- way of -- because i think o.j. dealt with more of race and what's happening in the world. >> yeah, more of racism and class. >> jimmy: and this one, i feel, deals with -- >> with homophobia. >> jimmy: yeah, right. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and it just -- that's the way ryan does it, i mean. >> yeah. >> jimmy: but, man, oh, man. you look exactly like -- do you ever realize that you look like gianni versace?
>> no, never. never. now i realize -- [ laughter ] no, never. and now i realize why my dad looks exactly like him. and i look like my dad so -- >> jimmy: isn't that weird, because i mean -- >> yeah. nice earrings. >> jimmy: if i met you, i wouldn't say like, "oh, you should play gianni versace," but -- >> yeah. >> actually, you do this and it's very -- [ light laughter ] very similar. >> jimmy: look, here's -- here's a photo right here. >> yeah. >> jimmy: look -- look at this. similarities. >> that's crazy, huh? [ laughter ] [ audience wows ] >> jimmy: with the jawline -- everything is just well -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: it's just -- it's a -- yeah. >> i mean, that could be my dad, like, with less hair and more tan. >> jimmy: is that really, yeah? [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> jimmy: i've got to say, i saw the first three episodes. i am so hooked beyond belief. >> thank you, thank you. >> jimmy: it is unbelievable, well-acted. everybody -- penelope cruz. >> she's fantastic. >> jimmy: ricky martin. darren criss as this -- psycho. >> yeah. >> jimmy: is unbelievable. it's just crazy. and then you just crush it, dude. i don't know. i can't even tell you but --. >> thank you, man. it's so great. >> jimmy: i'm watching the scene, i'm like -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: even down to every little thing. and i think it's -- it goes -- that ryan murphy who i just see him now and then. >> no, he's got -- he's got -- i mean, ryan has an amazing
talent to -- to identify stories that are both dramatically gripping, and at the same time they're socially and culturally relevant. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and i think that is that combination where it makes, you know, the anthology of "american crime story" so interesting. and the thing is that when you -- i mean, the underlying theme of our show that premiers tonight, or the premiered -- >> jimmy: yeah, that's right, yeah, because it's weird, yeah -- >> yeah. so, it's homophobia. because basically we tend to think that in the '90s, the world was just like our world today, and actually it was very different. because when you look into this investigation, i mean, the element that comes back to the surface constantly is the don't ask, don't tell element. and this kind of like invisibility, this denial of sexuality, this denial of existence of a gay world out there. and this guy, andrew cunanan, he was on national television for several weeks. he was, you know, on the fbi's top most wanted, you know, top lethal, the most wanted people. and however -- it was very difficult for the authorities to catch him, because basically, he was killing gay men, and did not represent a
a public threat to the authorities at the time. and to think that that was only 20 years ago, it's shocking and frightening. because history tends to repeat itself. >> jimmy: isn't that -- >> so it's important to revisit. yeah. >> jimmy: how many -- that is crazy when you think about it. >> yeah. >> jimmy: because, yeah, he -- how many -- he murdered -- >> he murdered five people. so when -- yeah. and then when he murdered the famous one, who was the last one, who was gianni, then people started to pay attention. so in that -- and that's basically what drives, you know, the whole -- the whole series and the whole show. and we couldn't be, you know, more proud. >> jimmy: it is -- >> to revisit history in this way. >> jimmy: it's amazing. and then i think that -- did you -- where did you film it? did you film it -- >> in miami. and we filmed it at the house. yeah. >> jimmy: did you really? >> at the house in south beach, yeah. >> jimmy: really? >> yeah. >> jimmy: where the scene of the -- >> one of the scenes -- it was the same -- i mean, the same steps. >> jimmy: oh. >> it was very emotional. >> jimmy: oh. >> you know? because those were the steps where gianni was -- you know, where he died. actually, where he was dying. because actually he was
declared dead maybe 40 minutes after he got shot. >> jimmy: oh. >> so for me, it was very difficult not to think that maybe during, you know, those minutes that he was lying on those steps, he might have been -- i mean, he was unconscious, but maybe he was listening. he was listening to all the chaos and all the pain around him. >> jimmy: oh. >> so that haunted me for a a while. but at the same time, it was beautiful to be at the house. a house that represents his legacy. and there was a day that we were shooting four scenes at the same time. then i looked, there wasn't a a balcony, there wasn't a room. ricky wasn't where i'm shooting a scene. and then at the end we kind of, like, got together and thought, this house was built for creativity. you know? and maybe -- i mean, we kind of, like, rejoiced in the thought that maybe he was looking down on us and saying, "well, it's great that a house is now back to being creative, you know." >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and shedding light on the legacy -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: of gianni versace. >> exactly. >> jimmy: and how creative he was. >> yeah. >> jimmy: it is -- it is gripping, it is haunting, it is well-done.
people are going to be addicted to this. you've -- >> thank you so much. >> jimmy: another -- you just -- another great job. i want to show a clip. >> yeah. >> jimmy: here's edgar ramirez and darren criss in "the assassination of gianni versace: american crime story." take a look at this. >> my hope is that when people wear my clothes, they will get to know me a little bit, you know. they will get to know my character, my lust for life. and i think that the same will happen with your novel. people will get to know a a little bit when they read your book. >> i'll send you an advance copy. do think i should change my name to something a little more literary? i was thinking andrew de silva. >> no, you should be proud of your name. >> when they make a movie of my book, you must design the clothes. you have to. brumilda, think of it. she was a fashion icon. oh, it would be perfect. you know she had 3,000 pairs of shoes? >> i know. and i have all the fine shoes. maybe i could try for your movie. hmmm?
>> maybe. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: edgar ramirez, everybody! "the assassination of gianni versace: american crime story," airs wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. on fx. french montana performs for us next. stick around, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ this is my body of proof. proof of less joint pain. and clearer skin. this is my body of proof that i can fight psoriatic arthritis with humira. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to both joint and skin symptoms. it's proven to help relieve pain, stop further joint damage, and clear skin in many adults. humira is the number #1 prescribed biologic for psoriatic arthritis. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to savannah guthrie, hoda kotb, edgar ramirez. french montana, ladies and gentlemen! [ cheers and applause ] and the roots right there from philadelphia, pennsylvania. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great night. i hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye, everybody. you did great. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- sean "diddy" combs. star of the "alienist," actor luke evans. from "disjointed," actress nicole sullivan. featuring the 8g band with john stanier. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meys. >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers, this is "late night." how's everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] fantastic to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. in a new interview president trump said that russian president vladimir putin could do a lot to help with the north korea situation but,