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that i did for something. >> reporter: the grateful customer eventually mailed the gift. asked we do not reveal the amount. >> thank you much. >> you are very welcome. thank you so much. >> reporter: and tonight he exchanged warmest greetings with the very camera shy man whose family is very thankful for the quick reflexes and grateful heart. that is the story. in bethesda, jackie benson, news 4. new tonight, a d.c. 911 call taker is being honored for saving a woman earlier today. this is desiree. she was fted a life saver pin for her actions. today was her final day of training. clearly, training paid off. just after 11:30
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employees at the store called to report a woman in cardiac arrest. she calmly conducted the instructors on how to conduct cpr until emergency responders could get there. last check the woman was recuperating in the hospital. wow. a lot of great stories lately about people, people's kindness. >> during the holiday season, it doesn't get any better than that. >> no, it doesn't. today was so lovely and warm in the afternoon. what happened tonight, amelia? >> shock. >> we're going to fall into the 0s and low 30s. that's what's going to greet you tomorrow morning and it was very mild this afternoon. our highs were in the upper 50s to 60 degrees. tomorrow will be about ten degrees cooler, but a nice day for winter. we're now officially in winter. showers around saturday morning and dry saturday afternoon and evening and there will be wet roads if you're traveling earlier in the day. o,
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year's eve. dry weather in the forecast. currently, look at the temperatures. we're in the 30s in most of the supebur suburbs. culpepper and clear skies out there and we'll start out the day tomorrow with plenty of sunshine. the suburbs in the 20s and by lunchtime we're in the mid-40s. clouds slowly increase tomorrow afternoon with a high near 50 degrees and by 8:00 in the evening, mostly cloudy skies and around 41. here's the thing, though, the clouds are good tomorrow night. what they do, they kind of act as a blanket at night. as this rain moves in. you see it here on future weather and it's only rain. we're not talking about freezing rain and tracking showers around 5:00 a.m. and notice rain connuing at 7:00 a.m. once we start to hit noon. showers mainly along and east of 95. after that they quickly move out of the area and maybe some limited sunshine around saturday
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saturday evening, it's dry. it's clear and it's perfect for holiday festaveties for your christmas eve plans and as hanukkah gets under way. here's your saturday evening planner. 6:00 we're around 47 degrees. by 9:00 p.m. we're in the mid40s. if you're out late for midnight mass, 42 at this point with mainly clear skies in the forecast. maybe you'll head out to the slopes this weekend. the base anywhere from about 24 to 36 inches. with 37 trails and snowshoe. they have about 56 trails open. so, yeah, something to do this weekend. maybe it wasn't on your radar. now, you can head out there. monday also a good day to hit the slopes. 52, we keep it dry. here's christmas a high around 50. tuesday look at the temperature. it's mild. a high around 61 and a small chance of a shower but most of the day looking completely dry. you can enjoy that and maybe perfect for a bicycle ride as we look to wednesday, cooler. highs ar 4
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right now new year's eve at night, looking dry. >> dry and warm for this holiday. >> not too bad. coming up, the stakes are high and the holiday cheer is low for our redskins. their head coach with a new mentality for his team. (my hero zero by lemonheads) zero really can be a hero. get zero down, zero deposit, zero due at signing, and zero first month's payment on select volkswagen models. right now at the volkswagen sign then drive event.
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hey, everybody. we want to welcome our newest member of the news 4 team. sherry coming up from atlanta. welcome aboard. >> thank you so much. i'm so excited to be here. i'm so used to all the falcons, but now it is all redskins and there is a lot of talk
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playoffs, but they don't even make it there, there is nothing to talk about. today the players their attention is solely on chicago. some important guys might miss yet another game this week. two key players sitting out of practice today. he's missed the last team with an elbow injury and tight end jordan reid also out still dealing with a shoulder injury that's been plaguing him since thanksgiving. but for the rest of the team, no need to stress how important saturday's game against the bears is. they know right where they stand in the playoff race. >> it's not rocket science. we are where we are. we are on the outside looking in and what we need to do is win our games. we take care of what we have to take care of. >> trying to come out here and get a win. we'll see what happens. but we're going to get our best foot forward. >> our back against the wall and now we're going to have to fight. now zee to send them like pros and make them feel more
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scrooge. just so you know. we're in scrooge mentality right now. >> you hear jon gruden not so jolly. they're in the playoffs, but not that easy. second quarter eagles up 14-6. going for nelson agalor 40 yard touchdown and with this the eagles would take the 21-6 lead. but the giants they were able to battle back. 14 seconds left on the clock and a touchdown would win it eli manning airing it out and receiver in the area and brooks jumps frin the interception. eagles beat the giants 24-19. that means the dallas cowboys have clinched the nfc east and are the number one seed. now, the georgia, last time the georgetown men's basketball team, they lost was november 23rd. so that means this past month actually to the day they've won every game. la jollas are making it the happiest of holidays and nothing says holidays
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jack the bulldog skateboard. rocking the hat. pick this one up in the first half. jesse getting it to rattle in and then later kicking it out to the big man and he knocks this down for three. that is 20 points and nine boards for the center. hoyas up 14 at the break. now, second half, georgetown putting this one away. beautiful pass to rodney prior. can you see that? 12 points for him. georgetown with their sixth straight win. 78-56 the final. and a couple other scorers for you. george mason won their ninth straight game against prairie view a&m. georgetown loses to miami and howard falls to old dominion 65-46. navy also in the loss column losing to hartford 63-54. but some impressive win streaks going on there and, man, i really want the redskins to win. i mean, just need this one. >> you're getting used
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long nights. you were there monday night. you got off at 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. >> it was a long day. especially compared to atlanta. but, you know, it was fun to just jump right in there and the guy is really great and the team has been wonderful. been a good transition. >> and late nights and yet you want to keep covering the redskins into the playoffs. >> go to chicago and get some pizza. >> you are originally from chicago. >> yes. thank you, welc>>o
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[ 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 -- jim parsons, kid toy experts, evan and jillian, musical guest dec 99th and featuring the legendary roots cr. >> questlove: ho, ho, ho! >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, hey! welcome. that's what i'm talking about. hot crowd! [ cheers and applause ] hot -- that's the crowd you want. new york city. oh, baby. welcome, you guys. welcome, welcome, welcome to "the tonight show." this is it. you made it. [ cheers and applause ] you're here. that's what i'm talking about. oh, how exciting. welcome, everybody. oh, i love you too. well, here's what everybody's talking about. guys, we're just three days away from christmas, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] but get this. i read that the weather in the north pole today was about 50 degrees warmer than normal. [ audience oohs ]
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a hoax created by the elves. [ laughter and applause ] but people everywhere are still doing last-minute shopping. i saw that the most popular holiday gift in alabama this year is an electric turkey fryer. [ laughter ] the second most popular gift will be new eyebrows. [ applause ] "come on, bring in tom! give him a slap! there you go." check this out. on december 26th, burger king is doing a cool thing. a burger king in miami will allow customers to trade unwanted gifts for whoppers. [ laughter ] so now you know what to do with that fitbit your girlfriend gives you. [ laughter and applause ] "i'm going to count my steps to burger king to get me -- trade this in for a whopper." i love it. actually, i read that there's a a tradition in some parts of the world where people leave some kind of alcoholic beverage out for santa instead of regular cookies and milk. [ cheers and applause ] i don't know if it's such a a good idea.
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i mean, take a look at what happened last year. >> we want santa! we want santa! >> jimmy: oh, there he is. oh. [ laughter ] oh, yeah. little longer than -- little longer fall than i thought it was going to be. yeah. between the roof and the truck. yeah. of course, a lot of people are traveling for the holidays. well, get this. our very own laguardia airport here in new york was just named the country's worst airport. >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ yeah, number one! >> jimmy: laguardia -- laguardia's so bad, if sully had a choice between landing there or the hudson river, he'd choose the hudson. and that's not good. [ applause ] some tech news. it's rumored that apple is working on a high-end iphone model for next year, code named ferrari. [ audience oohs ] yeah. meanwhile, samsung is working on a high-end galaxy phone called fire truck. [ applause ]
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oh, i saw that president-elect donald trump and his family are having a little trouble this week hiring workers for their winery in virginia. i actually didn't even know trump had a winery until i saw this commercial. it does seem like trump actually know a lot about wine. take a look. ♪ >> trump winery is the biggest, best winery in the country. no other winery has so many great, fantastic wines. we got 'em all. we've got peanut noer, peanut gregorio, cabinet salvage knot, charmander, merlott, rose, and of course, china tea. [ laughter ] trump winery. make america grape again. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: china tea. my favorite wine. china tea. [ laughter ] >> steve: china tea. >> jimmy: make america grape again. yeah. this is cool. i saw the staples center in los angeles is going to build a a nine foot tall, 1,200-pound statue of shaquille o'neal. yeah. or as shil
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mini-me. [ laughter and applause ] he's like, 12 feet fall. i thought this was very interesting here. i read that while human eyes appear to be different colors, it turns out that they're all actually brown. that was according to a a scientist who couldn't remember what color his wife's eyes were. [ laughter ] "scientifically speaking, they are brown, honey. they all are. let me back in. let me in. come on." and finally, you guys, you know, sometimes this year it felt like there was nothing but bad news out there. well, we here at "the tonight show" have decided to do something about that. we asked real local nbc news anchors from all around the country to read stories that we wish were true, stories that make us feel happy. i'll show you what i mean in tonight's installment of "i've got good news and good news." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i've got good news i've got good news i've got good news ♪ ♪ >> breaking news, everybody won the lottery. even if you didn't buy a a ticket, your friend bought one for you, so you won as well. ticketholders will each receive
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four bajillion dollars. [ laughter ] >> beyonce has just announced the dates for her winter tour, and it kicks off in your living room. [ cheers ] >> the tsa announced this week that all lines at the airport will immediately turn into conga lines. ay caramba. >> in international news, russia is hacking your personal e-mails, and they found the one they wrote to your girlfriend and they thought it was, quote, "hella smooth." [ laughter ] >> in sports news, you can slam dunk. and when you do, you'll make a a fireball like in nba jam. boom shakalak! [ laughter ] >> wait for it. wait for it. wait for it. >> you're awesome. >> there it is. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: doesn't that make you feel good? we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. hey, guys, before we start, i just want to mention that i'll be hosting the golden globes on sunday, january 8th. [ cheers and applause ] right here on nbc. ♪ i can't wait. we've got a lot of fun surprises planned. everyone's going to be there. it's the first party of 2017. sunday, january 8th. set your dvrs, it's going to be fun. [ cheers and applause ] oh, it has been a great week so far. there's more ahead. tomorrow night, adam driver and youtube stars rhett and link will be here. [ cheers and applause ] plus a special holiday performance from r. kelly. will be fun. [ cheers and applause ] and of course we have thank you notes. that's all good. that's tomorrow. but first, we have a fantastic show tonight. from "the big bang theory" and the new movie "hidden figures", the very talented, very funny jim parsons is here, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: yeah! come on. >> jimmy: who doesn't love jim parsons? >> steve: a delightful man. >> jimmy: love that guy. him and i are -- we're playing a fun game called "five second
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so be sure to stick around. it's a fun game you can play this holiday. plus, we have two kid youtube superstars evan and jillian will be here, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] they're going to show us some of their favorite new holiday toys, and it's going to be so much fun. i can not wait. plus we have great music from dec 99th. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: yeah! >> jimmy: oh, man. that's a good one. they're just fantastic. guys, we have exactly two shows left before we go on christmas break, which means it's time for that beloved "tonight show" tradition. it is time for 12 days of christmas sweaters. here we go. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ twelve days of christmas sweaters two days left ♪ >> jimmy: that is right. every show between now and christmas, we're giving one lucky audience member a a magnificent christmas sweater from the countdown to christmas cabinet. now, since there are two shows left, let's open door number two.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] new york city. isn't that beautiful? can we dim a lights a little bit? can we take the lights down a a little bit and take a look at this? yeah, look at that. [ cheers and applause ] got a peacock. a peacock on the back. peacock sitting on a giant bow or something, yeah. or a pair of, like, elton john glasses. but either way, it's still exciting. now let's see who's going home with tonight's christmas sweater. everyone look at your seat number. now, if i call your number, i need you to jump up and let me know where you are. quest, can i get a drum roll, please? [ drum roll ] who wants me to pick their number? it's a good one. [ cheers and applause ]
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146! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] how you doing, buddy? >> hey, i'm doing good. >> jimmy: how are you, man? nice to meet you. >> yeah. >> jimmy: good, this is great. we picked your number. what is your name? >> i'm raphael, i'm from brooklyn. >> jimmy: hey, raphael from brooklyn, new york. [ cheers and applause ] i think -- raphael, i think you can see your apartment in one of these buildings here. [ light laughter ] i mean, do you have anything like this, any sweaters like this? >> no, definitely not. >> jimmy: i think you can pull this one off. do you want to try it on? >> yeah, of course. >> jimmy: raphael, we've got to do this. come on. ♪ [ light laughter ] it's going to be great. oh, look at this. i mean, that's subtle. [ cheers and applause ] that's subtle. look at that. it's almost like -- look at that. at
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give it up again for raphael from brooklyn right there, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] congrats again. stick around, we'll be right back with more of "the tonight show." congratulations, buddy. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ you wanna see something intense?
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. big show tonight. super fun, super fun. guys, it is time for "tonight show hashtags." ♪ ♪ hashtags hastags ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, thank you very much. thank you, roots. guys, we use twitter on our show every single week. so, if you watch our show and you want to play along, we do this thing every wednesday where i send out a hashtag, and we ask you guys to tweet out things based on that topic. so since it's the holiday season and everybody's singing christmas carols, i went on twitter and started a hashtag called new christmas carols. i asked you guys to tweet out modern day versions of famous holiday songs. we got thousands of tweets.
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a trending topic in the u.s. [ cheers and applause ] that's one minute faster than it normally trends. 14 minutes. so now i thought i'd share some of my favorite new christmas carols tweets from you guys. here we go. this first one's from @kelshuds. her song is -- ♪ jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way oh what fun it is to sit on airplane that's delayed hey ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that is the most fun. >> steve: most fun. >> jimmy: when you're on the airplane when it gets delayed. >> steve: ah, 10 to 14 minutes? i love it. >> jimmy: nothing beats that one. >> steve: the party arrives. >> jimmy: this one's from @spangiema. spangie? spangiema? her song is -- 1, 2, 3. ♪ you better drink up you better get high throw some shots back get ready to cry ♪ ♪ your husband's mom is coming to town ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: oh my god. spangiema, you're naughty.
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>> jimmy: she's not going to like what you've done to your place. >> steve: no, she does not enjoy. >> jimmy: stay in your lane, girl. [ light laughter ] >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: i'm going to say this once. stay in your lane, girl. [ light laughter ] this one's from @markwithanm. >> steve: mark with an m? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: narc? >> steve: is there a silent m? >> jimmy: i don't know. mark, nark. his song is -- ♪ said the shepherd boy to the mighty king did you retweet my tweet ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: people cared about that stuff. yeah. >> steve: that's important. >> jimmy: that's important. that's the real -- yeah. people cared about those. >> steve: real important. >> jimmy: yeah, this one is from @lovethegreen3. [ light laughter ] >> steve: i love lovethegreen2. >> jimmy: that's probably a a golf reference, yeah. [ light laughter ] >> steve: sure. >> jimmy: her song is -- wait, oh yeah. her song is -- ♪ lol lol lol lol [ applause ] laughing a
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>> steve: yeah. they love it. >> jimmy: laughing out loud. >> steve: laughing out loud. >> jimmy: this one's from @aidgrace. her song is -- ♪ i know when the hotline bling glory to the newborn king ♪ [ cheers and applause ] that's not a holiday song. is that a holiday song? >> steve: yeah, every drake song is a holiday song. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: that's true. we love drake. remember mini-drake? >> steve: oh, mini-drake's the best. >> jimmy: oh yeah, we got to bring him back. we'd have tiny little mini-drake would drive around on a dirt bike. [ light laughter ] we got to bring him back. i'll have to write that down. >> steve: we gotta bring back mini-drake. >> jimmy: we gotta bring back mini-drake. he's great, man. [ inaudible ] >> jimmy: yeah, he'd run around. yeah, he's great. this is from @jenrose419. her song is -- ♪ oh twitter twitter twitter i kept it short and sweet i tagged a famous person who will never see my tweet ♪ [ cheers and applause ] well, that's not true. i saw it. >> steve: you saw it. >> jimmy: you saw it. the roots saw it. >> steve: we tweeted that out. 140 characters. >> jimmy: this last one is from @thistallawkgirl. [ light laughter ] her song is putin --
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stay trump but baby it's cold outside ♪ [ laughter and applause ] ♪ i've got to go away [ talking over each other ] >> jimmy: it's very cold here. guys, those are "tonight show" hashtags. [ cheers and applause ] to check out more of our favorites, go to stick around. we'll be right back with jim parsons, everybody. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ho ho ho! so, what would you like? can i have a 2017 lexus lx 570... with dual screen entertainment? yeah! if you're going to wish, wish big at the lexus december to remember sales event. get up to $2,500 customer cash on select 2016 and 2017 models for these terms. see your lexus dealer.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest is an emmy award winning actor who stars in the hit cbs show "the big bang theory," which airs thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. you can also see him in the new movie "hidden figures" which opens in select theaters on december 25th and nationwide on january 6th. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome jim parsons!
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> of all the ways that christmas sweater could have gone wrong, you found the perfect person. it fits you perfectly. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: it's very subtle. i definitely -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: you don't even -- you can't even tell he's wearing it, to be honest. [ light laughter ] >> no, i mean, really, it's just -- you're a model, it's like a cardigan on you. it's really beautiful. >> jimmy: it really is beautiful. happy holidays. >> thank you, you too. >> jimmy: thank you for being -- coming back to the show. what are you doing for the holidays? just staying in the city? >> i'll go see my mom, my sister, my -- no i'll go to texas, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah. >> jimmy: is that where they are? >> yeah, they're in texas. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. your whole -- you grew up in texas. >> i grew up in texas, yeah. oh, i lived there 'til my mid 20s, yeah. j
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good memories for you. >> yee haw. oh, certainly. >> jimmy: yeah, yee haw. yeah, absolutely. >> talking about good memories. >> jimmy: i have this picture of you and your sister. >> oh, memories. >> jimmy: in front of the christmas tree. >> yeah, we always had that. >> jimmy: yeah. there you are. [ applause ] all right, you look like you're having a blast. >> well, this -- you know this always went on too long. i mean, this was, like, one of 80 until my mother got it right. >> jimmy: yeah. we didn't have digital -- >> what is my sister wearing? >> jimmy: i actually love her outfit. i have to say. a little bartender, almost. >> if she's not performing a a number --. >> jimmy: she might be working at t.g.i. friday's or something. [ light laughter ] i love her. >> here are your poppers. no, what are they called? jalapeno poppers. >> jimmy: yeah, they're poppers. absolutely. >> poppers are something else. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i love the haircut, though, on you. this is a good haircut. >> thank you. >> jimmy: that is great. that is the bowl cut that every kid had to have. >> you know what amazes me? like, i was there when i got that cut. you know? like, i was looking in a mirror and i never -- i didn't care. i never once said anything like, "why are you doing this to me?" you know? >> jimmy: yeah. >> it was like, "eh, fine." >> jimmy: yeah.
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i found a picture of -- >> oh, no. >> jimmy: me and my sister in front of the christmas tree and -- >> oh, jimmy. >> jimmy: i had the same barber as you. [ laughter and applause ] we both had the same barber. there he is. these guys. >> that is incredible. >> jimmy: these guys show up to your house. it's a party. >> now, do we still do -- especially for boys, bad haircuts like that? like everybody has it? >> jimmy: you know, i don't know. >> i guess sort of. but -- >> jimmy: i think it's just cheap. >> yeah. oh. like you could have done it with a flowbee or whatever. >> jimmy: yeah, i don't even think -- we didn't have a a flowbee. >> i don't think they made them back then. >> jimmy: my mom just did it with like, a dull knife. [ laughter ] >> two rocks, something rusty. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly, yeah. do you remember any presents from christmas? >> presents from christmas? yeah. >> jimmy: what did you want? >> oh, my favorite present ever, i would say, i got a a parakeet when i was like five or six, maybe seven. >> jimmy: that's kind of fun. >> it was very fun for me. i wanted one very badly. i'm not sure why, but i really did. [ light laughter ] named it "happy." >> jimmy: happy? i love that. >> happy. i was scared to death of him, though, and -- which was sad to me. i mean, i don't think i'd want a bird anymore but if you're
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least you can just probably take it out and play with it and let it you know. and i never did. i didn't know how to -- [ talking over each other ] it was always in a cage. i mean, i spoke to it but it didn't matter. i didn't teach it it anything. the only thing that poor thing learned was -- i've always had allergies and i'm not going to replicate what this is on air. however, i can make a certain noise when i clear my sinuses. [ light laughter ] the bird learned that. [ laughter ] to such a degree that my mother used to think i was home when i wasn't. >> jimmy: really? >> like she could hear the bird making this noise. >> jimmy: was it like a snort? >> yeah. >> jimmy: like a [ snort ]. >> yes, kind of like that. >> jimmy: can't you just give us a taste? i just have to -- [ cheers and applause ] >> okay. >> jimmy: uncover your face -- it's fine. it's fine. >> jimmy: all right, are you ready? >> it's just -- but we want it quiet. okay. [ snort ] [ light laughter ] i did that exact noise. >> jimmy: i know exactly what you mean. so wait, the bird could do that? >> yes. isn't that bizarre? >> jimmy: i think that's funny. >> i guess they're smart little creatures. >> jimmy: oh man, i wish there was youtube back then because that would be a giant clip. >> i know. >> jimmy: i would always play that. >> happy died before his time. >> jimmy: oh how sad. >> he didn't get to be famous. im
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>> yeah. >> jimmy: congrats on the s.a.g. nominations for "hidden figures" and "the big bang theory." >> yeah. >> jimmy: congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] >> thanks to lovely ensemble. thank you. thank you. >> jimmy: i want to talk about "hidden figures." >> okay. >> jimmy: "big bang theory" and you were also nominated for people's choice award. >> the people have spoken. >> jimmy: and that -- yes. that's the big -- the people's choice awards. [ cheers and applause ] >> very exciting. >> jimmy: but this -- so, you got an -- you got an e-mail from the people's choice awards. >> no, this is from my publicists, who are wonderful people, by the way, and they're very good at their job. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but this was funny, i thought. >> jimmy: you got an e-mail and it said, "congratulations, you've been nominated for a a people's choice award in the category of favorite comedic tv actor." >> you know, so they inform you of this. [ cheers and applause ] thank you, thank you. >> jimmy: on behalf of "the big bang theory." >> yeah. >> jimmy: other nominees in this category include -- >> mhmm. >> jimmy: claire danes, jane fonda -- >> mmm. >> jimmy: sarah jessica parker -- >> oh. >> jimmy: and, taylor schilling. >> oh, my. >> jimmy: yeah i mean you're up against -- >> well no, you set me, seriously, to be this close as anything with jane fonda, this
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is a level of success i never saw coming. i didn't know claire danes was in a comedy. >> jimmy: nope. >> is she? >> jimmy: "homeland" is not a a comedy. no, it is not a comedy. >> well. depends on your mood and the time of the year. [ talking over each other ] no, but they're very good at their jobs, but that was quite surprising. >> jimmy: no, you're not up against jane fonda. >> i'll beat taylor schilling if it's the last thing i do. >> jimmy: hey, come on! that is not a nice thing to say. congratulations on that. >> thank you. >> jimmy: i think that's hilarious. yeah, "hidden figures." we've had a bunch of people on. >> who have you had? >> jimmy: we had pharrell on. >> yeah. >> jimmy: who's composing and producing the film. >> yep. >> jimmy: we had janelle monae, who is fantastic in this movie. >> fantastic. >> jimmy: i was looking at her going, "i know her face. who is this actress?" >> i know. she's amazing in it. >> jimmy: and she was great in it. >> she really is. >> jimmy: i didn't know she was an actor. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and then kevin costner, we haven't had him on. >> kevin is great in it too. >> jimmy: i'm just naming people in the movie. >> well now, you know, has he ever been on? >> jimmy: taraji. taraji's a power. >> octavia. >> jimmy: oh, so good. but explain the story for people who don't know about "hidden figures." >> for those who don't know. at its heart, this is a movie
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'60s and getting a man into space, john glenn, specifically. and the hidden figures are three black women. octavia's character, janelle's and taraji's, who were really instrumental in this process, and we just didn't know about them until recently. and so, we're telling their part of the story, which is a a tremendous story, and it's very -- the first time i read it, i was like, i'veaid this again [ inaudible ]. i was like, "what?" i finished and went to wikipedia and was like, "no, these people aren't real." >> jimmy: i've never heard of them before. >> i don't know -- of course not! >> jimmy: no, i didn't know it at all. >> they have been completely hidden, which is frustrating and sad, but it is glorious that it's being told now, you know. >> jimmy: yeah. >> it's really nice. >> jimmy: and it's getting reat reviews. and great buzz. >> it's a great movie. it's a great movie. and if you have children, it is pg and it's a wonderful movie for children. it really is. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> i mean, of a certain age, i would assume. it's exciting. it's a great adult film. but it's -- >> jimmy: that's getting john glenn in to -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: getting into orbit there. >> yeah. and humans dealing with each other and all their funny ways. >> jimmy: we have a clip. here's jim parsons with taraji p. henson.
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in "hidden figures," take a a look at this. >> paul, what's happening here? >> mr. harris, i would like to attend today's briefing. >> and why's that? >> well, for the data changes so fast, the capsule changes, the weight and the landing zones are all changing every day. i do my work. you attend these briefings. i have to start over. colonel glenn launches in a few weeks. we don't have the man figured out yet. >> why is it she can't attend? >> 'cause she doesn't have clearance, al. >> i cannot do my work effectively if i do not have all the data and all of the information as soon as it's available. i need to be in that room, hearing what you hear. >> pentagon briefings are not for civilians, it requires the highest clearance. >> i feel like i'm the best person to present my calculations. >> you're not going to let this go, are you? >> no, i am not. >> and she is a woman. >> jimmy: oh, this guy is good. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: guys, stick around. would you like to play a game with me, please? >> i would love to. >> jimmy: jim parsons and i are playing "five second summaries." [ cheers and applause ] it's a fun game, when we come back. come on back, everybody. ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause
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>> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. i'm here with jim parsons! [ cheers and applause ] we love jim parsons, i do. >> aww. >> jimmy: you've seen a lot of movies but i want to see if you're a big enough fan of movies that you can summarize what they're about in just five seconds. >> i -- >> jimmy: it's time to play a a game called "five second summaries." here we go. ♪ one two three four five second summaries ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: all right. now here's how the game works. i have a stack of cards right here. each card has a movie title on it. as soon as you look at the card, you have five seconds to describe the plot of the movie, the best you can, and try to make me guess what movie it is. >> okay. >> jimmy: you can't use any of the words in the title. >> okay. >> jimmy: or say any of the actors' names. >> okay. >> jimmy: you're just describing the plot of the movie. >> okay. >> jimmy: in five seconds. >> okay. >> jimmy: ready for this? >> yeah, i want to hold it though. >> jimmy: all right, you can hold it. like osmosis. maybe getting a hint? >> no it's just i need to be ready to go. >> jimmy: all right, here -- ready? now we're going to put five seconds on the clock. >> uh huh. >> jimmy: ready? >> uh huh. >> jimmy: go. >> oh, light sabers. droids. >> jimmy: "star wars." >> yep. [ ding ] [ cheers and applause ] thank
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>> jimmy: that was great. light sabers. >> thank you. >> jimmy: hey, we're looking good. we -- >> that really just came to me. >> jimmy: make a good team. oh, well that was perfect. all right, here we go. okay. all right. >> oh, i have to guess. >> jimmy: here we go. ready? >> yeah. >> jimmy: singing los angeles. >> "la la land." >> jimmy: yes. [ ding ] >> oh my god! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: just like that. alright, give us a sec. hey, we're fantastic. we should go on the road. >> ooh, don't jinx us. >> jimmy: we could make a lot of money off this. >> don't jinx us. >> jimmy: all right. >> we had one good round. >> jimmy: here we go. >> are we competing? >> jimmy: oh no this one -- >> we're doing like a -- >> jimmy: we're all on one team. yeah. >> no one loses? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: no one loses, here. for this round, we're going to make it a little tougher. >> oh. >> jimmy: we're only going to have three seconds. >> oy. >> jimmy: okay? >> okay. >> jimmy: three seconds to describe the plot. let's put three seconds on the clock. you are up first. ready? >> i don't see the clock. okay. >> jimmy: go. there is no real one. >> oh -- basketball, shaq, and it's a cartoon. >> jimmy: "space jam." [ buzzer ] >> yes! oh, you're so good. wait, was shaq not in that? >> jimmy: no. first of all. >> i never saw it. >> jimmy: first of all, shaq is not even in "space jam."
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of michael jordan. jim. [ laughter ] >> you got it. you got it. >> jimmy: i know, i really did. >> there's no losers here. >> jimmy: shaq. >> i didn't -- but he was in something. >> jimmy: "shazam." or "kazaam." >> fine, thank you. >> jimmy: "kazaam." >> thank you. >> jimmy: all right, here we go. >> oy, yoy, yoy. >> jimmy: all right, three seconds. three seconds on the clock. >> so, i'm guessing. and, we're friends so we're doing this. i know. >> jimmy: shaq is probably not in this movie. but you never know. >> maybe. >> jimmy: all right, ready? >> yeah. >> jimmy: merry christmas! merry christmas! oh mary. >> "it's a wonderful life." [ ding ] [ buzzer ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, does that count? judges say yes. >> well thank you. >> jimmy: judges say yes. [ cheers and applause ] [ ding ] >> thank you. that was really good. >> jimmy: that wasn't good. >> that was really good. >> jimmy: well you didn't -- was that not a good jimmy stewart? >> it was so good that it scared -- it panicked me because i knew that i should know it immediately. >> jimmy: hey! >> i'm not lying. >> jimmy: merry christmas! >> it panicked me. it was so dead-on. >> jimmy: you've done jimmy stewart. you've "harvey." >> i did "harvey." i tried not to do
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>> jimmy: i know but you -- >> jesus! >> jimmy: no you did -- you owned it. >> you know what? just play. just play. >> jimmy: i have a shaq one. really, shaq, cartoon? all right here we go. >> for round three -- >> jimmy: round three. >> we have one second. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> can i get 60 seconds -- or one second on the clock. this is awful. >> jimmy: round three, we do have one second on the clock. >> i can't even read it in that time. >> jimmy: i don't know how you knew that. yes you can. >> and, i didn't cheat. i don't know what these are. >> jimmy: i didn't cheat either. i don't know what they are either. that's the fun of the game. >> this just scares me so much. >> jimmy: this is a fun game. ready? >> it's not anymore. >> jimmy: one second. >> okay, okay, okay. >> jimmy: go. >> dun dun dun dun. >> jimmy: "jaws!" >> thank you! [ applause ] they always ask -- >> jimmy: stop screaming. >> if i want to play a game here and i'm always like, yes, i love playing games and then i just -- it's just awful. >> jimmy: you get stressed, right here. >> oh my god. i can't -- anything but that egg game. that's what i always say. i'm not putting an egg on my face. >> jimmy: why? it's fun. >> w m
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after this. you know what i mean? >> jimmy: why, this is fun. >> you get so dirty doing that egg game. and it's sticky. and then you -- >> jimmy: how do you know? you haven't played the game. >> i've watched. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: here we go. one second. >> one second. >> jimmy: one second. here we go. >> i need to look at you because you have to gesture. >> jimmy: well we've -- we've gotten every one so far. this has never happened. >> well. >> jimmy: we have some chemistry. >> yeah. >> jimmy: ready? one second. >> okay. >> jimmy: tornado, cow. >> "twister." [ buzzer ] [ ding ] >> jimmy: yes, it was! it was "twister." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> i feel like -- >> jimmy: that was great. [ cheers and applause ] come on. jim parsons. "the big bang theory" airs thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. on cbs, and "hidden figures" opens in select theaters december 25th, nationwide january 6th. we'll be right back with more of "the tonight show," everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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