Fred Armisen and Jimmy Riff on SNL Sketch Ideas They Never Wrote


-Welcome back to the show.
-Thank you. -I can smell the whiskey
from here. We’ll cut this out.
Now, Fred — [ Laughter ] Are you okay, bud?
-Yeah. -So t–
We have a lot to talk about. -Mm-hmm. [ Laughter ] -[ Laughs ] I don’t think I’ve ever
seen you wasted. Do you drink?
-No, no, I’m not a drinker. -You’re not?
-No. -That’s probably why
I’ve never seen you drunk. -No. It’s just so expensive,
you know. Those drinks —
Like, wine is expensive. -It is.
-Champagne is expensive. -Oh, I got a good deal, though. [ Laughter ] I’ll tell you that later. But you’re gonna love it.
-Alright, alright. -I want to talk about your show
“Los Espookys.” Gosh, it’s great.
It’s just genius. It’s brilliant, but I want
to talk about your comedy, as well, your stand-up. -Yes.
-You’re on tour currently? -Yes, I’ve been touring
a bunch, and — -Do you like touring?
-I love it. -Really?
-Yeah, you get to travel. You get to see all these places,
and see all, you know — -I think you would love it, ’cause you’re interested
in people. -Yeah, I love it.
I love seeing people. I mean, I really do.
-You do. I feel you are like a sponge. -And — I am like a sponge. I used to say that about myself. -You did?
-Yeah. When I first met you,
remember that? I was like, “Hey, Jimmy,” and I
was like, “I’m like a sponge.” [ Laughter ] -That was the first thing
you said to me, yeah. -First thing.
-And you laughed so hard, man. You remember that?
-Yeah, man, you laughed. -No, man —
-No, you laughed. -You sick son of a — you were
the one that laughed, man. -You did, man. -But, like, a good sponge. I feel like I’m a sponge. I love to take in everything
I can take in. -Yeah.
-I walk around this great city. And I see people’s faces, and I
go, “Really, is that your face?” [ Laughter ] Do you ever see people
sometimes, they go, “Hey, do you know what face
you’re making right now?” Like, well, some people walk
around with, like, a mean face. -Oh, yeah.
-And I go, “Hey.” I just always want to stop them
and go, “You’re making a — Do you know what face
you’re making right now? Are you in a bad mood, or is
that your face you’re making?” -Yeah.
Or sometimes they’re smiling. -I love — That’s what
I want them to do. Everyone should smile. Everyone looks better
when they smile. -It could look a little crazy.
You know what I mean? -Yeah, yeah. -Well, here’s
how I look smiling. -Yeah, smile for me. [ Laughter ] That’s not how you smile.
You’re swallowing. -I’m not. This is like my —
my natural smile. -Alright,
I’ll show you my smile. -Alright. Come on.
Is that really your smile? -That’s really funny. -It’s, like, only one side
of your face. And this is drooping down
a little bit. I think a way to smile is just,
like, wink a little bit. -Well, that’s pretty good.
-Yeah, it’s a little sparkle. There you go. [ Laughter ] -“There you go.” Do you remember we used to do two Jimmy Stewarts
talking about music? -Why? Why did we — -Because we were bored.
-Yeah. -It was probably 4:00
in the morning at “SNL.” -Yeah, and we would, like,
talk about records coming out. We’d talk about bands,
and it was nonsense. -Did it come from —
-Was it — I don’t know if we were talking
about Beatle records. [ As Jimmy Stewart ]
Yeah, what am I looking at? Who’s singing here? -[ As Jimmy Stewart ]
Yeah, Paul or John? -Come on.
-Or is it Ringo? -That’s solo’s too long. It was just filler. -How can he sing
while playing the drums? [ Laughter ] -[ Normal voice ]
We went on forever. -[ Normal voice ] We did a bit. We never wrote it, but we
talked about writing it. It was a remake
of “It’s a Wonderful Life” where Jimmy Stewart, you know,
jumps off the bridge, and then Clarence brings him
to that moment and he meets himself. He’s like, “Don’t do it.
Don’t jump off the bridge.” And then a third Clarence and
a third Jimmy Stewart comes in. He’s like, “What’s going on? Oh, you’re the ghost
telling him not to jump.” He’s like,
“Wait, this is weird.” -“Are we traveling through time?
What is this?” -“Yeah, there’s three of me.” -Yeah, we never did it.
We still can, though. -No, we can’t. [ Laughter ] -Always so many sketches. -Always say yes immediately. Immediately. -That’s what you always said. That was the first thing
you said to me. -Yeah. -Always say yes immediately. -I’m a sponge, so, yeah. [ Laughter ] But you’re currently —
You’re going to go on tour. You’re going to go to Australia.
-I’m going to Australia. -That’s a big deal.
I never been. I love Australia. -Oh, I’ve never been.
I can’t wait to go there. -I’m freaking out.
I love Australian people. -I do, too.
I like — Sometimes if I travel, you know,
if I’m at a restaurant, I’m not a complainer, you know. I’m just like, if the service
is bad, I’m always like — -That’s how you hold
your silverware? -Yeah, I’m eating. And if the service
is really bad, I’m like, “Oh, don’t worry about it,” But I like hearing Australians
complain. If an Australian complains,
I get behind them. There’s something about
their confidence. Like [Australian accent]
Been waiting an hour. [ Normal voice ] You know?
[ Laughter ] [ Australian accent ]
It’s not right. It’s not right. [ Normal voice ]
There’s something about it
that I’m with them. -[ Australian accent ]
Been waiting an hour. [ Laughter ] -[ Australian accent ]
Better believe it. How long do I have to wait? [ Laughter ] -[ Normal voice ]
And you get their back. -The volume — I think they have
a lot of volume is what it is. -They’re, for the most part,
very positive people, too. -Yeah, I think they
should represent Earth. -Wow.
[ Laughter ] You took it a little too far,
but it’s alright.

85 comments

  • Hudson Sky

    Yes first comment.

    Reply
  • Sophie Parkinson

    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • 59.691

    You are HILARIOUS

    Reply
  • Gaming & Fun w/ K'Mariyah

    Nobody:
    Existence:
    Ads: WhO SaNg ThIs HiT? (Awkward dancing)

    Reply
  • Hudson Sky

    This is extremely rare for me.

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  • kiwi

    Every like i will punch my nuts really hard

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  • Bangerz Radio

    Is he gay?

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  • Luisa Martin

    I love his sitcom LOS ESPOOKYS. IT'S AWESOME WOOT WOOT.

    Reply
  • I love Animals

    will cut that out ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Reply
  • Urmamasux16 #ImJayStation

    Hahahah this shit was lit live on tv as on mobile devices

    Reply
  • Mudit Tandon

    Jimmy loooves his SNL friends

    Reply
  • Kriti Singh

    I'm a sponge!!!!

    Reply
  • Rehana Ahmed

    Damn I thought it said 9 hours ago not 9 minutes

    Reply
  • Dana Sims

    Goin to watch Nina Unrated now๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

    Reply
  • New Message

    I feel like Fred is cheating on Seth with an old flame.

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  • Tommy Travels

    I love it when Fred does improv! He's one of the best! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

    Reply
  • keosh777

    Funny stuff. Won't be in T.O. when you are at the Danforth Music Hall…this Sunday. Sigh ๐Ÿ™

    Reply
  • nispero

    Mi scusi

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  • Chris Wood

    Anyone else see a creepy face in the thumbnail?

    Reply
  • the phsycoduckie!!

    Love to have you here Jimmy

    Reply
  • The Wogan Transformers bloke

    Please make the The Californians sir

    Reply
  • Oliver Ibasta

    Jimmy is known to drink a beer or two. But then again, Heโ€™s been known to do a lot of things.

    Well here's to feeling good all the time๐Ÿป

    Reply
  • Dylan McKay

    Ohhhh heck yeah, I'm from Australia, when is Fred coming down? Is he coming to Melbourne? This is honestly all stuff I could search for myself. Nice to feel connected though. Hey Jimmy!

    Reply
  • KC Guy 88

    This was hilarious, theyre great together, theyre clearly friends & just get along like this IRL lol

    Reply
  • Vanguard

    Thats Australian conservatives. australian liberals are sad and whiny af.

    Reply
  • Nonstopkillin598

    Been waitin a whole dai๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Km Trn

    cheesus I saw Fred and i never clicked this fast

    Reply
  • Reuben Lardizabal

    Jimmy Falon you are dope!

    Reply
  • Dale Godfrey

    THEY ARE DRUNK

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  • revilO

    His Aussie accent was on point ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Reply
  • Wilma FistFit

    I can smell the whiskey from here ๐Ÿฅƒ

    Reply
  • Lawd Shadow

    More Fred doin an Australian accent

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  • freyugh

    MLEPCLAYNOS

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  • Kirby Burgess

    I like the green shirt

    Reply
  • Ralf Erdmann

    Fred should do a skit like "The Australians"

    Reply
  • Exterioris-vallem

    Oh yes Jimmy, you are a sponge.. An alcohol sponge, after what I've heard.

    Reply
  • Moe Lester

    Remember him from The californians on SNL

    Reply
  • Altรณ Keyz

    Iโ€™d like to see Jimmy and Fred like Steve and Martin ….. really Fred and anyone of his cast

    Reply
  • Jerseystarlet

    There needs to be a Forever season 2

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  • Christopher

    Jimmy's got a good deal on alcohol, what a surprise ๐Ÿ˜œ

    Reply
  • Sharon Shin

    Hilarious.

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  • Andrea 2006

    You are the best

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  • James Gonzales

    We know Jimmy loves Australian people because of Nicole Kidman

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  • Pietro Blanca

    Such an enjoyable interview, Jimmy is so into the conversation it doesnโ€™t matter if the cameraโ€™s on!

    Reply
  • Anthony Cooks

    Cool

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  • Jay

    "Smile though your heart is aching, smile even though it's breaking.." on second thoughts, might be better to wear an honest face but harbour hope things'll get better and today will lend perspective to a brighter tomorrow. But for today.. it's a frown. An honest frown. Not a lying clown.

    Reply
  • I Share U Watch

    I love the show

    Reply
  • Steven Chapplow

    A talented bloke..Fred that is..I'm never sure if Jimmy's putting on an act..

    Reply
  • vcarter0723

    โ€œI think they should represent Earthโ€

    Iโ€™m all for it, if an alien comes and asks to speak to just one person…well we know we wouldnโ€™t want it to be that doofus in the White House. So Chris Hemsworth definitely has my vote!

    Reply
  • Jane

    No one:
    Fred armisen: i think australians should represent earth

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  • Coos Oorlog

    these two

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  • salas7146

    Jimmy Fallon should do a full interview with his special guest

    Reply
  • West Marzo

    This guy is very funny.. Just knew him in yt a little bit a year ago in snl but damn he is really funny!!

    Reply
  • mary tapia

    I could watch Fred for hours and hours

    Reply
  • Luke Curnin

    FRED ARMISEN IS THE BEST JIMMY FALLON GUEST

    Reply
  • Tony Gary's

    That Mindy is an ugly nasty woman I heard she happened to Nicole's accounts telling people she loves them they don't love that ugly-ass she's an ugly thing she should look for a real husband Eddie don't you agree

    Reply
  • John Perry

    If drinking was expensive I wouldnโ€™t be an alcoholic

    Reply
  • Angel Buenaventura

    I feel like fred should of played Mr.Rogers instead of tom hanks

    Reply
  • Daniella Kim

    Fredโ€™s Aussie accent was bloody great agahahha

    Reply
  • casinomann

    Jimmy is so much more palatable when he's talking to SNL people.

    Reply
  • Esahcae Eneiradgbo

    I love you Fred Armisen๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Reply
  • Molly Meador

    โ€œYou took it a little too far but thatโ€™s alrightโ€ lmaoo

    Reply
  • Timothy Hale

    I would kill to see those Jimmy Stewart bits!!

    Reply
  • teppolundgren

    Jimmy looks like shit. Fuck's going on?

    Reply
  • Kevin Lange

    The chemistry is off the charts here. Love when Jimmy gets to reconnect with his old SNL buddies.

    Reply
  • Chris Ducat

    Jimmy is so weird with Fred ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Reply
  • Rob Perry

    SNL has always been about political activism for the left. It's never been about satire.

    Reply
  • Trent Bell

    "They should represent Earth" as an Australian, thank you. <3

    Reply
  • Maddy

    Fred is the spitting image of an Aussie man of the 1960's.

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  • Kana Beats

    fred's smile is funny. then jimmy overdoes it. oh boy

    Reply
  • Aust Sant

    Mlep(clay)nos ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Reply
  • gitrdone2431

    โ€œIโ€™ve never been, I love Australiaโ€

    Reply
  • Chalk Bunt

    yeah Fred. you're "with the Australian when they complain". WHEN THE FUCK WERE YOU DINING WITH AN AUSSIE?!!! Sick of you comedians that say any bullshit to set up a punch line!!

    Reply
  • JoyfulMD

    Wth is Jimmy wearing?

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  • Brock Albert

    I thought I couldn't like Fallon any less, then I learned he's the guy who tells strangers to smile more.

    Maybe they lost a loved one or were just fired. Maybe they just don't like to smile. Go have another drink, Jimmy. I'd rather see an authentic frown than a fake smile.

    Reply
  • Markus Barnett

    There was a lot of cocaine fueled conversation here

    Reply
  • shitpains

    Jimmy Kimmel looks fucked out of his mind in this video? What has he been doing to his big fat face? Drigs? I think he likes drigs too much. They are bad for his fat face.

    Reply
  • Amanda Schmidt

    Jimmy isn't the main focus as a host, so it's easy to forget that he is one of the biggest comedic geniuses of all time. I've watched every "Best of SNL" DVD and him and Dana Carvey are king.

    Reply
  • DG31

    I love when Jimmy has his friends from SNL. Now people can understand Jimmy's random offness. They're all like that. Lol.

    Reply
  • Albert Wright

    They didn't talk about his role in The last man on earth ๐Ÿ™

    Reply
  • JustinCredible

    Who is Jimmy Riff?

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  • Barrier Boy

    jimmy looks like he slept in a wheel barrow the night before.

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  • Barrier Boy

    you better believe it. how long do i have to wait?

    Reply
  • Eligio

    Fred is always awesome; even here, despite d.a. Jimmy…

    Reply
  • Explodingtraps

    Uh no Canadians should represent earth

    Reply

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