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  • -Welcome back to the show, everybody.

  • Now, this weekend is Super Bowl Sunday,

  • and in honor of that, Tariq and I had a friendly competition...

  • -Uh, if you want to call it that.

  • [ Laughter ] -Friendly or competition?

  • -Either. [ Laughter ]

  • -...to see who can make the best dip.

  • It is the first annual

  • "Tonight Show" Dip-Off, everybody.

  • [ Cheers and applause ] Now, please, hold your --

  • hold your applause, please. [ Laughter ]

  • You have 30 minutes to make your dip,

  • and it must include some kind of cheese.

  • -Mm. Oh. -And, then, Questlove

  • will judge who made the best dip

  • and declare one of us the Dip-Off Champion.

  • Well, earlier today, Tariq and I made our dips,

  • and we recorded the whole thing, which we're about to show you.

  • But, first, to ensure that it's a fair and unbiased contest,

  • Questlove, please grab the soundproof headphones

  • and blindfold that we've given you.

  • -Okay. -Leave the studio

  • and head to the isolation room. [ Mid-tempo music plays ]

  • Look, there's he's off. He's --

  • You can tell that he's excited.

  • He has no idea what's about to happen.

  • He's entering the iso-- It's a nice room, by the way.

  • The isolation room is pretty --

  • It's better than my dressing room.

  • Alright, so, he -- he can't hear or see us.

  • And now, here is Tariq and I earlier today making our dips.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • ♪♪

  • Hi. I'm Jimmy Fallon,

  • and my dip is Jimmy's Nashville Hot Chicken Dip.

  • Questlove loves spicy chicken sandwiches.

  • Popeyes -- Questlove's favorite.

  • -Today, I'm gonna be preparing the South Philly Dip Dip Dive,

  • a take on the traditional spinach-artichoke dip.

  • It's my recipe. It came from my brain.

  • I'm pretty sure Jimmy got his recipe

  • [Chuckling] off the Internet.

  • -I got mine online.

  • It's just cheese, warm, chicken, comfort.

  • -Ready? Go!

  • -Alright, so, you got your Popeyes chicken.

  • I don't want to be frying a chicken.

  • I'll let Popeyes do all the work, you know?

  • And you want to cut it into, like, 1-inch chunks.

  • Just chunk it up, man.

  • -Gonna start with the artichoke here.

  • Spinach.

  • Then we got what I consider to be the star of the show,

  • jumbo lump crab meat.

  • -I think Tariq's downfall is that he's too confident.

  • -This is great already. Avocado was a good substitute.

  • -You don't have to overthink it.

  • I don't want to have to think if I'm at a Super Bowl party.

  • I just want to dip.

  • Then you want to put in a block of cream cheese.

  • Philadelphia, mmm! ♪

  • Can't clear it

  • But you know what I'm talking about.

  • Quest's from Philly -- make sense? Alright.

  • I mean, to have your name engraved

  • in the "Tonight Show" First Annual Dip-Off's Dip Bowl

  • is just an honor in itself.

  • -It would mean nothing to me... [ Laughter ]

  • ...to have my name engraved

  • on the Championship Dip-Off crystal bowl.

  • It's like, I got bigger fish to fry.

  • The secret ingredient that's gonna give it a little kick

  • is Worcestershire sauce.

  • -Hot sauce -- you could use Cholula,

  • whatever your favorite jam is.

  • Oops, I might have had a little too much on that one,

  • but you know what?

  • It'll wake Quest up a little bit.

  • -So, we got all that stuff. It's all mixed up in there.

  • Really lay into it.

  • -You just start mixing it up.

  • Questlove's gonna freak out.

  • -This is a cast-iron skillet.

  • Put this stuff in there.

  • -Butter the inside. Grease that pan.

  • Take your dip, plop it out of the bowl,

  • and make sure it's freshly plopped.

  • I mean, I may not be an amazing chef,

  • but I can throw a bunch of stuff in a bowl

  • and mix it up and make it warm.

  • -How much time do I have left? -20 minutes.

  • -Okay, cool. Well, I'm gonna put this in the oven now.

  • -17 minutes. Alright, I'm gonna get this guy in there right now.

  • -Alright.

  • Ow! Damn it!

  • No, I'm just joking. [ Chuckles ]

  • [ Bell dings ]

  • -Tariq, you have one minute left.

  • -Ah. Ah, yeah. That looks good.

  • There you go.

  • -And it's heavy.

  • How much time? -30 seconds.

  • -30 seconds -- you want to garnish it --

  • this is the secret -- with some dill pickle chips.

  • I am telling you, what's gonna put it over the edge

  • is the dill pickle chips.

  • Cold garn, hot dip.

  • And I'm done. Whoo!

  • Whew! Beer me.

  • -If Quest doesn't pick my dip, I mean, you know, it's cool.

  • Then -- Then you guys have witnessed the end

  • of the Legendary Roots Crew. I quit.

  • -[ Voice breaking ] I promised myself I wouldn't get upset,

  • but he knows who loves him.

  • You know who loves you, man.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • This is exciting. This is exciting.

  • Tough competition.

  • Questlove may now exit the isolation room

  • and take his place at the judge's table.

  • He heard nothing. He saw nothing.

  • Well, he heard something -- music, but he saw nothing.

  • What -- What happened in Questlove's brain,

  • no one will know besides Questlove himself.

  • That is a different game that we will play next year.

  • [ Laughter ] Questlove.

  • -Hey, how you doing? -Nice to see you, buddy.

  • -Nice to see you, too, man. -It is --

  • You're my best friend. [ Laughter ]

  • It is now time...

  • [ Laughter ]

  • [ Chuckling ] It's now time to try the dips.

  • We have -- dip number one is the chicken dip,

  • and dip number 2 -- it is the crab dip.

  • -Uh-huh.

  • -Whenever you're ready, try away.

  • -Okay.

  • -Yeah, it's a little bit interesting.

  • -Ooh. -Interesting.

  • -Thicky -- Thicky Sue Robinson.

  • -Yeah. [ Laughter ]

  • -Okay. -Alright, here we go.

  • -[ Crunching ] -Ah.

  • Alright. Okay.

  • Yeah? Nice? -Mmm, cheesy.

  • -Cheesy. Alright.

  • Not entirely -- Not entirely sold.

  • -Pickle-y. -What was it?

  • -Pickle-y. -Oh, pickle-y, too.

  • -Yeah. -Interesting. Interesting move.

  • -Spicy. And spicy.

  • -All -- All -- -Real spicy.

  • -All interesting adjectives.

  • -Yeah. Yeah. [ Crunching ]

  • -Alright, this is the crab dip.

  • -Alright. -Here we go.

  • -Wait, let me drink some...

  • -Yeah, to clean your palate. Exactly.

  • That's just straight vodka, by the way.

  • [ Clears throat ] [ Laughter ]

  • Alright, here we go. Watch this.

  • -[ Crunching ] -Mm-hmm.

  • -Oh, snap. -Right?

  • Questlove, please write down your choice for the winning dip

  • and put it into the official

  • "Tonight Show" Dip-Off ballot box.

  • -Okay, I know there was, like, fun and jokes

  • when we were building up to it,

  • but now this is, like, dead serious business.

  • -Yeah, I'm -- Actually, I'm feeling a --

  • -They're both great, and, you know,

  • I have a friend in you and -- and a boss,

  • and I have a 35-year friendship with this guy over here.

  • -Mm-hmm. That's true.

  • But how much of those years are quality?

  • Yeah. [ Laughter ]

  • Quality time.

  • They kind of about equal -- kind of equal each other out.

  • -Okay. -Okay.

  • There we go. That is it. Now the vote is locked in.

  • [ Cheers and applause ] The vote is locked in.

  • Now we can reveal to Questlove who made which dip.

  • [ Clears throat ]

  • -I made the -- the -- the crab dip.

  • -Yeah. And, yeah, I made the -- the Nashville hot chicken dip.

  • -Yeah, mine is called the -- the South Philly Dip Dip Dive.

  • -What? -Because you --

  • you dip into it. -Mm-hmm.

  • -And then you go, "Wow, it's really good."

  • Then you dip again, and you say, "Oh, wow."

  • -And then you go to a dive bar and get a better dip.

  • [ Laughter ] -No, and then you --

  • then you dive into it. -Yeah.

  • -Okay, man. -Cool.

  • -That is yours. Okay. -And then, I -- So, I --

  • I went with -- I went -- I went to Nashville Hot Chicken Dip.

  • -Dot-com. [ Laughter ]

  • -No, I switched mine up. -Ohh!

  • -No, I switched mine up. -Okay.

  • -I took -- I changed my recipe up.

  • I took mayo out. I put Greek yogurt in...

  • -Mmm. -...instead.

  • And then, I added a little bit of cheddar cheese.

  • -Mmm. -And then, what I did was,

  • I didn't fry the chicken -- I used Popeyes chicken

  • because I don't want to be frying chicken all day.

  • And I know that's a comfort food of yours.

  • -Mm-hmm. -When you're stressed,

  • we eat Popeyes chicken. -Mm-hmm.

  • -Like, and if you're watching a stressful football game

  • and you're stressed out and you're freaking out, man,

  • what -- are you gonna go -- "Uh, honey, please pass

  • the crab dip, please"? -Great, great, so...

  • [ Laughter ] -So, Popeye made the dip.

  • Got it. [ Laughter ]

  • -Popeye didn't make the dip. -I mean, yeah, this is --

  • -There is no Popeye. -This is chicken dip.

  • -There is no Popeye. -Everything you added

  • was just, like, a garnish to go with the Popeyes chicken.

  • Like, wow. [ Laughter ]

  • -It's fine. -Wow. You really did your thing.

  • -Yeah. No, I did. -Okay.

  • -You saw in the video exactly what went down.

  • There's green onions involved. -Yeah.

  • -You know, and sliced at an angle, by the way.

  • -Okay. [ Laughter ]

  • -You know? -Solid.

  • -You see the -- You see those green onions.

  • You pick them out of your teeth.

  • You're like, "Someone thought about this."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • I think that he would want that on his table

  • while he's watching the big game.

  • -Questlove don't even watch football.

  • -I understand. I know. I know. [ Laughter ]

  • -And you -- If he was your man like that,

  • then you would know, like... -No, I know that.

  • I was just saying for, you know, everyone at home --

  • I'm setting -- I'm setting the stage.

  • -Okay. -But, Questlove,

  • I think it is now time to tally the vote.

  • It's the moment of truth.

  • It's time to find out -- Why is there even a padlock on that?

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Who's gonna break into the ballot box?

  • First annual "Tonight Show" Dip-Off --

  • here we go.

  • Questlove, please open the box and reveal the winner.

  • [ Drum roll ]

  • -Okay, the Dip-Off official winner...

  • -Mm-hmm, yes.

  • -I love both my friends' dips!

  • [ Laughter and applause ]

  • -What?! -Come on, man.

  • That is absolutely -- [ Laughs ]

  • That is absolutely ridiculous.

  • -I just to say a shout-out first...

  • -No, no, no, you can't -- -...first,

  • give it to the man up above. -No, you can't accept the award.

  • You can't accept the award. -To my Legendary Roots Crew.

  • Philly, we bringing it home, baby!

  • We bringing it home! -[ Laughs ]