"This is a traditional drum-off."
Ever since Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show three months ago, there's been a steady stream of shareable videos to watch in the mornings. At least one a week. Sure, some people probably tune in to the talk show every night as it airs but the rest of us just wait for the viral gods to decide what gag will be said video-of-the-week. My current favorite is Emma Stone out-Lip-Syncing the host. Although, last night's drum battle between Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith comes very close. It was hilarious, a long time coming, and raised a bunch of money for charity. Oh, and it included a surprise performance of (Blue Oyster Cult's) "Don't Fear the Reaper" with the rest of the Peppers.
For a while now, fans of both the comedian and the Grammy-winning group have been joking about how the former looks a lot like the band's drummer Chad Smith. The drummer was the first to comment, simply saying that two don't look alike but, well, they do; so it didn't stop there. Things escalated to the point where Ferrell 'finally' admitted to being Smith in this thank you video to reddit after his AMA...
Chad Smith wasn't going to let Ferrell have all the fun, and the drummer came up with an elegant solution to out the impostor in his response...
It wasn't long before Ferrell showed up during Smith's AMA to not only accept the challenge, with stipulations, but also ask "would you rather fight a hundred duck-sized ducks or one horse-sized horse?" The stipulations? They make a little money for Cancer for College and Little Kids Rock in the process. Well done, gentlemen. Here's the full interview that took place before the battle. You try and figure out who's who...
UPDATE: Here's Will Ferrell's victory post after the drum-off. "I blew my own mind last night." The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in on weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.