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  • -Welcome, welcome, welcome to "The Tonight Show."

  • Thank you for being here. Thank you for watching.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Well, guys, it is Friday, and it's pretty much

  • felt like that since noon on Wednesday.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Yeah, today, my Apple Watch was like,

  • "Your heart rate hasn't hit 200 lately.

  • Are you okay?"

  • What a difference a few days can make, though.

  • Check out what the breaking news was on CNN this morning.

  • ♪♪

  • -[ Laughs ]

  • -Yeah, well, today

  • was President Biden's second full day in office,

  • and he spent it trying to fix the economy.

  • This afternoon, he signed two executive orders

  • meant to provide fast economic relief.

  • Yep, Biden's taking on America's biggest problems.

  • Yesterday, it was the pandemic. Today, it was the economy.

  • Tomorrow, it's people who don't know

  • the Bernie Sanders meme is over.

  • "Put them in my back --" Yeah, you missed it, man.

  • Some more news out of Washington this morning.

  • Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor

  • about the impeachment against Donald Trump,

  • but he had a bit of a flub.

  • Listen to this.

  • -Senators will have to decide

  • if they believe Donald John -- Donald John Trump incited

  • the erection -- insurrection against the United States.

  • ♪♪

  • -Well, someone's excited to be Senate majority leader.

  • I wasn't sure how the Democrats planned to unify the country,

  • but if it's with bloopers like this, count me in.

  • I'm in.

  • Meanwhile, down in Florida, Disney World

  • is making some updates since there's now a new president.

  • Check it out.

  • -The Hall of Presidents in Disney World

  • is closed so technicians can add

  • an animatronic version of President Joe Biden.

  • -And to keep it authentic,

  • the Biden robot will commute every day on the monorail

  • from Delaware.

  • Let me just say, you can add any president you want,

  • but the only robot the kids are there to see

  • is William Howard Taft.

  • Yep, a President Biden robot,

  • which means everyone in the hall will be listening like...

  • -Corn Pop was a bad dude.

  • And he ran a bunch of bad boys.

  • And I did -- And back in those days,

  • to show how things have changed,

  • one of the things you had to use,

  • if you use pomade in your hair, you had to wear a bathing cap.

  • -Okay, I'm going to go grab Mickey ears or something.

  • You kids know where we're staying, right?

  • You remember where we're staying?

  • Good. Alright, I'm gonna leave.

  • You can make your way back, right?

  • Okay.

  • "Corn Pop knew some bad dudes."

  • [ Laughs ]

  • -Dungarees.

  • -He knew people like Count Chocula

  • and stuff like that.

  • Some entertainment news was just announced,

  • that the release date for the new James Bond movie,

  • "No Time to Die," has been pushed back for a third time.

  • At this point, they've delayed it so long,

  • the technology is going to look ridiculous.

  • Like, "Mr. Bond, your latest gadget

  • is a phone that takes pictures."

  • Yep, the film has been delayed so much,

  • they've even had to update the title a few times.

  • First, it was...

  • Then it was...

  • And now it's like...

  • "And then I'll take it from there, and..."

  • Some business news.

  • Since the pandemic has made travel difficult,

  • one airline has figured out a new way to make money.

  • Watch this.

  • You can now get wine delivered from American Airlines.

  • That airline has so much leftover wine

  • that they're launching a new wine-delivery subscription

  • for $99 a month.

  • -Yeah, not only that, they're also selling the hummus pucks

  • that were stuffed between the seats.

  • Who wants a puck? Who wants a puck?

  • Come on.

  • And, finally, I saw that Dunkin' Donuts

  • is now adding salads to its menu at select locations.

  • Yeah, when you order a salad from Dunkin' Donuts,

  • even the workers are like, "No, seriously,

  • what can I get you?"

  • We have a great show tonight.

  • Give it up for The Roots, everybody!

  • -♪ Paragraphs slash your phonograph in half

  • It be the legendary back on a warpath

  • First class, leaving mics in a cast

  • Causing ruckus like the aftermath when it blast

  • -What a show we have for you tonight.

  • You can see her as a judge on "Go-Big Show" on TBS.

  • Rosario Dawson is here.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Maybe, maybe a little Cory Booker cameo.

  • Just saying. Senator Booker.

  • Plus, he stars in the TNT series "Snowpiercer."

  • Daveed Diggs is here!

  • And we've got great music

  • from Amanda Shires featuring Jason Isbell.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Hey, man. -Hey.

  • -Good to see you. -Yeah.

  • -Wow. You look good.

  • Did you get -- You look different.

  • -I took your advice. -Is that right?

  • -Yeah. Last night, I showed you the tattoo.

  • You said, "Hey, you got to get the other side done," so...

  • -The camera -- Check out...

  • So...

  • Was it...

  • Well, you look upset. Was it --

  • -Well, I told you I was having --

  • feeling a little buyer's remorse

  • and you said, "No, no, it's your Lamborghini.

  • You got to get the other side done."

  • -Yeah.

  • -So, you know, and I was having second thoughts.

  • Now I'm having third thoughts.

  • -I think it's good, man. You got two tattoo.

  • -Yeah.

  • -Two tattoo. -Tattoo part deux.

  • -Yeah. -Yeah.

  • -Look, you know what I say?

  • Two tat. Two tat. Two, two, tat-tat-tat.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • [ Cymbal crash ]

  • Oh, man. Oh, my God.

  • Well, hey, if you don't come Monday with a full...

  • -Yeah.

  • -I want, like, a crab on your head or something like that.

  • With a crab, like two claws coming down.

  • -You really think? -Get sponsored -- Yeah, man.

  • Get sponsored by --

  • -See? I mean, because I always felt like --

  • I don't know -- like 45

  • is probably the cutoff for new face tattoos.

  • -Absolutely not. No, there's no cutoff.

  • No, no. That's the time to get it.

  • -Okay.

  • -Because that's the time, I think, where your skin

  • kind of -- It's kind of settled in already.

  • I do want to bring up something, by the way.

  • This is cool that we get to do the show.

  • Obviously, we're very lucky to do this.

  • But we have the best band in the world

  • with Tariq and The Roots.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • But Kirk, Captain Kirk Douglas,

  • on guitar, who's one of the greatest

  • guitarists in the world, has his own signature Gibson SG.

  • Look at this. -Whoo!

  • [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

  • -Yes!

  • -Kirk, talk to me about this. It just came out.

  • I'm excited about this. -Thank you.

  • Yeah, it just came out this past Wednesday, and this is it.

  • This is in Inverness Green.

  • -What did you put --

  • What are the specs that you did, that you put in?

  • -Well, one of the things -- I don't know if you remember,

  • but a while back,

  • there was this artist that was on the show, Prince,

  • and he broke a guitar that was very near and dear to me.

  • -Really? -Yeah.

  • So, that guitar is actually in Cleveland,

  • at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

  • -Is it really?

  • -Yeah, it is right now. And I missed that guitar.

  • So when Gibson came to me and they wanted to do

  • a signature guitar with me,

  • before I sent it down there,

  • I sent the broken Prince guitar to Gibson,

  • and they replicated the specs of that neck.

  • So while that guitar is in Cleveland,

  • I have this guitar,

  • and when I feel this neck of this signature guitar,

  • I feel the neck of the broken...

  • Yeah.

  • -The Captain Kirk Douglas SG.

  • Congratulations. -Thank you.

  • -I'm so proud of you. I love the color.

  • -Thank you, man. -That's awesome, bud.

  • Hey, so, during the quarantine,

  • you know, we were doing the show from --

  • I was doing the show from my house

  • and just staying in there.

  • And when they finally, like, let --

  • They opened up essential businesses and stuff like that,

  • I went to a hardware store to get a light switch.

  • I was going to install a light switch.

  • -[ Laughs ] -Yeah, I did.

  • And I did a good job. -Okay.

  • -I know how to do it. So, I go to this hardware store.

  • So, I'm in the hardware store and I hear this song playing.

  • And it's so good. I go, "What is that song?

  • Do I know this one? And it was like...

  • If you're gonna go down

  • ♪ I'm gonna go down swingin' ♪

  • And I go, "Oh, that's great." So I Shazam the song.

  • I go -- And it's by Thad Cockrell.

  • T-H-A-D Cockrell.

  • And it's about, like --

  • Anyways, it's about, like, if I lost you...

  • Let me just play a little jam of it here, 'cause it's good.

  • So, it's probably -- It's almost like two songs.

  • It's this jam. It's like...

  • -♪ ...I would do

  • If all we lost

  • If I lost you

  • -So, "If I lost you," right? And then it goes...

  • -♪ If I'm gonna go down

  • ♪ I want to go down swinging

  • -So, I didn't rock out like that,

  • but in my head -- I had the mask on and everything,

  • and I'm just like, "Oh, this is the jam right there, man."

  • So, I was maybe doing a little of this groove

  • type of thing.

  • But then it became my anthem, because I'm like,

  • "Yeah, man, this is, like --"

  • When you want to give up, don't give up.

  • Just -- If you're going to go down, you go down swinging, man.

  • -Yeah. -So, I get into it.

  • This is my anthem. I love the song.

  • Anyways, long story long.

  • Thad Cockrell -- he released this record.

  • No one knows there's gonna be a pandemic.

  • They put all this work into this album, and it comes out.

  • They have a pandemic.

  • Your whole plan's pushed to the side.

  • So, if you go on his Instagram,

  • he tells this story, and it moved me.

  • Anyways, so, he writes a whole manifesto to his manager

  • and says, "I got to think of something else to do.

  • I think I'm going to stop. I'll think of a different job.

  • I mean, I have other things I can do.

  • I'm talented. I could do something else."

  • So he's actually going to to start something new.

  • And on January 3rd, he sends it to his manager.

  • January 4th, the manager calls him, and they they said,

  • "