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Claire Danes is good at a lot of things. She’s good at acting, currently starring in Showtime’s Homeland. She’s also good at looking good, as her spot-on outfit and blowout choices from last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon indicate. However, one thing she’s definitely not good at is playing Family Feud. You can watch Claire Danes curse her way through a round of Family Feud, below.
You have to appreciate Claire Danes’ enthusiasm when faced with playing a round of Family Feud on The Tonight Show. She really wants to be in the game, so much so that she totally interrupts Jimmy Fallon after his buzzer lights up during the category “Name Something You Call Someone When You Can’t Remember Their Name.” She hollers “dude,” which Jimmy Fallon immediately steals, because he’s a gentleman like that. Honestly, it is all fun and games for a while until Claire Danes gets frustrated and starts dropping all the cuss words. Then it’s not so tame anymore.
At one point, Jimmy Fallon even has to talk her down a little bit and inform the Homeland actress that there are certain words that don’t fly on TV, even during a taped episode of late night TV. (Since it is taped, the words are bleeped out.)
I’m not sure that Claire Danes is as bad at this game as Jimmy Fallon is good at Family Feud, but it’s not a good look. When asked to “Name Something You Bring Home From Spring Break,” Danes takes a pause and then answers “homework.” Even she knows that’s not a good answer, as she covers her face with her hands while Jimmy Fallon has a laughing fit on the floor.
Claire Danes is not the first celebrity and she certainly won't be the last celebrity to play a game of the Feud on late night, but she does get some redemption at the end when she correctly guesses words that can be used in place of curse words. (That category was definitely fitting). If you'd like to catch other odd games like this one, Jimmy Fallon's late night show is certainly the place to do it. New episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon air on NBC, weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET. Homeland will be back for Season 6 later this year.