Nathan Fillion has accumulated his fair share of fans thanks to his time on the small screen with projects like Firefly, Castle, and now The Rookie. Many of those fans find Fillion more than a little dreamy, and one was lucky enough to be on the receiving end of a flirty phone call… but only via voicemail. In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Fillion called the voicemail of an audience members’ mom, and the message was pretty hilarious. Check it out!
I’m not sure that anybody other than Nathan Fillion could convincingly flirt whilst proposing date ideas including drugstore wine and clipping coupons! At least he also suggested that they “stare lovingly into each other’s eyes,” while watching The Rookie, of course!
Unfortunately, we don’t get to see audience member Allison’s mom’s reaction to Nathan Fillion’s flirtatious message, but I bet anybody who received that message would be a little bit twitterpated, even without seeing what Fillion calls his “thick head of perfectly styled hair.” When Nathan Fillion refers to you as the queen of his castle, nobody can blame you for getting some butterflies in your stomach! I hope Sherry keeps that voicemail message forever.
As cute as the whole video is, I actually got my biggest laughs when Nathan Fillion used the voicemail as an opportunity to pitch viewers on The Rookie. Jimmy Kimmel was cracking up at that part as well, so I know I’m not the only one. Allison seemed a little bit uncertain about whatever Fillion was going to say to her mom, and she may not have really seen this coming when she volunteered to come on stage and talk about how much of a Fillion fan her mom is.
Honestly, my second biggest source of laughs in this clip is Jimmy Kimmel’s closing line to Sherry’s voicemail. Yelling “We have your daughter!” into the phone is definitely a memorable way to end the message, and definitely less sultry than Nathan Fillion’s attempts at wooing via smartphone. Allison was probably in for quite the conversation with her mother after Sherry listened to the message! Good thing Sherry didn’t pick up the phone.
Given that The Rookie doesn’t deliver Castle-style humor, this Jimmy Kimmel Live video gives viewers a dose of Nathan Fillion’s comedic chops that aren’t showcased quite as much in primetime anymore. The show isn’t episode after episode of doom and gloom, but there are definitely fewer shenanigans for John Nolan than Richard Castle. Does anybody else get some Captain Hammer vibes from Fillion’s voicemail, if we’re talking a more charming and less crude and unintelligent version of Fillion’s character from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog?
As Nathan Fillion said more than once during the video, you can catch new episodes of The Rookie on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET (or 9 p.m. CT) on ABC. If you’re in the mood for some non-Fillion TV, swing by our midseason TV premiere schedule for inspiration!
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