Watch Ricky Gervais Play Word Sneak With Jimmy Fallon On The Tonight Show

Ricky Gervais paid a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Naturally, words were exchanged and funny occurred. And not just the usual funny words one might expect from comedic-minded people like Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Fallon. The two engaged in an actual word game during Gervais' interview. The "Word Sneak" segment requires each participant to try to casually work in specific words and phrases into the conversation. Viewers are let in on the joke as the screen shows us what words Gervais and Fallon are supposed to be saying.

How do you work words like "mullet" and "fanny pack" and "Shaquille O'Neal" into a conversation? Fallon and Gervais will find a way, even if it means referring to Shaquille O'Neal as an Irish bar. Or making Richard Gere conversation during the lead up into the use of gerbil. We'll refer you to Snopes (opens in new tab) for that debunked urban legend.

In addition to playing "Word Sneak" with Jimmy Fallon, Ricky Gervais also sat for an interview, during which he discusses bringing The Office's lead character David Brent back in a way that was more tragic than the original Office...

I think I may have actually missed some of the humor in the Sky Mall conversation. Of course, Sky Mall's random items and high prices are cause for laughs, but is it wrong that I really feel like I need to have that zombie garden statue?


Not that I immediately googled it after watching the above video to see how I could get one. But for $99.95, I'd be too worried about it being stolen because it's so awesome. Regardless, the zombie statue is a prime reason why I never open the Sky Mall catalog on an airplane.

Ricky Gervais' appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon comes less than a week after the second season of his comedy series Derek made its Netflix debut. The full second season of Derek is now available (opens in new tab) streaming on Netflix. As for Gervais' other projects, in addition to Derek, he's also expected to reprise his role as Dr. McPhee in Night at the Museum 3.

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