Jimmy Fallon has played a lot of games during his time on late night television, but I never thought I would see the day where he would be involved in a round of “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader” with Jeff Foxworthy as the host, to boot. Check out the enthusiastic late night host playing the game with Pitbull and some kids, below.
It’s been a while since Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? actually produced new episodes, and in case you are in need of a reminder, Jeff Foxworthy goes over the rules for The Tonight Show version. In it, Fallon and Pitbull have the opportunity to answer questions landing in difficulty between first and fifth grade. They also have two pint-sized fifth grade partners, and they can use those partners for one cheat. During the rounds, both Jimmy and Pitbull have to use their cheats, missing things as simple as parts of speech, but the segment is pretty amusing and the kids are pretty cute, regardless.
So, what sparked The Tonight Show’s “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?” segment, complete with Jeff Foxworthy? Fox is actually rebooting the once-popular game show for a brand new audience, and the late night bit was likely set up to remind fans that Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? is going to return to TV, and soon. While the core of the series will be familiar to fans, Fox has said the show will be making some changes in the new incarnation to keep people interested.
Of course, the segment doesn’t come off all that gimmicky because Fallon does game show bits like this on The Tonight Show all the time. We’ve seen him play all kinds of wacky stuff, including ”Password,” “Pictionary,” ”Pyramid,” and much, much more. Having Foxworthy and Pitbull on for the segment just made it a little more exciting.
While Fox has a jam-packed fall lineup in the works, Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? is actually going to hit the network very soon. The network has signed on for new episodes as part of its 2015 summer TV lineup. You can catch the new incarnation of the game show starting on Tuesday, May 26 at 8 p.m. ET. In the meantime, take a look at our full summer TV premiere schedule here.
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