In Austin, Jimmy Fallon Learns a Valuable Lesson From Matthew McConaughey
Can the host of “The Tonight Show” keep Austin weird?
The Tonight Show made its way to Austin, Texas for a special taping at the University of Texas last night. When in Texas, it behooves one to bring in a special guest who is inexorably associated with the state in the minds of many, and thus: a sketch in which Fallon attended a class being taught by Matthew McConaughey.
The subject, sadly, was not time being a flat circle or whatever happened at the end of Interstellar. The focus was instead on Fallon doing an utterly terrible job of paying attention, including eating a gummy worm in truly disturbing manner.
The entire motif of Fallon-as-terrible-student segued to a more musical segment: McConaughey asked Fallon if he had a guitar, and the scene shifted from the classroom to the stage, where Fallon led the audience in singing “The Eyes of Texas.”
The whole thing closed with Fallon and McConaughey striking a massive drum, which seemed like an appropriate way to finish. After all, McConaughey does know a thing or two about drumming.
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