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(somber guitar chord) – My first reaction was, “I’m gonna leave my daughter behind.” And then my next thought was, “I’ve gotta tell the team.” – After he told us, I felt, personally, I felt like it was just bigger than basketball. There’s no point of being mad on the basketball court, when, you know what I mean, like there’s bigger issues. – My relationship with the guys, I’ll never forget ’em. I think one of the things they definitely learned this year though is that we all can’t do this by ourselves. I’m not gonna quit. I’m gonna be here to give my daughter driving lessons, walk her down the aisle, all that stuff. Death is not a option to me. I’m not going anywhere. (uplifting synth music) (applause) – Everyone welcome Coach Danny O’Fallon, y’all! (hooting, applause) Whoo! You, you got me! Whew! Your determination is amazing. Where does it come from? – Honestly, it comes from my family. I grew up in an athletic family, from baseball players to basketball players and just the fun of playing sports and the determination to do your best whatever court, field, whatever you’re on, has always been part of our…
– Yeah! – Our motto. – Wow! That’s why you’re an amazing human, all right. Well, what made you have, what do you think made you have such an exceptional season? – My team, I was fortunate enough to have a great group of kids my first year there. When we won the title was only my second year at the school. – Wow. – And I was able to get
a great group of kids the first year. When we lost in the second round in the previous year, when they came back, their determination was just everything. And, you know, it was a kind of a situation where they just didn’t want to
take ‘no’ for an answer. It just kind of followed suit throughout the day. – How do you think that the team’s success helped you battle cancer? – Our motto, throughout the year, has always been, “Be about one-and-oh.” My players are not just players. They’re student-athletes, and they understand that
they’re students first and athletes second. – Amen, yeah. – And, so our motto being “one-and-oh,” is not just to win the game, it’s to win the day. And, you know, seize the day, seize the moment, and even when things like, situations like cancer get you down, you just do your best to battle through, and they helped me, along with my family helped me, every day, they’re all about being one-and-oh. – Do you think it helps, being productive, still, and just going on about
your business, so it doesn’t slow you down?
– Oh, yes, absolutely, I mean, yes, there’s days that I just can’t. But every chance I get, with, the love and care from my wife and my daughter, and of course, my guys, they’re like, “Coach,
you need to be here,” and I’m like, “Okay, I’m on my way, “I’m on my way.” – Yeah. – You know, they’re everything to me. – It’s beautiful, that’s beautiful. We know Coach O’Fallon loves his team but they love him, too, and wanted to tell him in person. Come on out, boys! (hollering, applause) Yeah! (whistling, clapping) – What’s up, Coach? – Oh, no! – Oh, guys… – What’s going on? – Aww. (applause) (whistling) – Oh, no… – Hi Coach, how you doing? – Oh my God! – What’s up, Coach? (clapping) – Y’all are such great guys! Like, you ran out and hugged! I hope my boys are like you. Okay. Tell Coach what he means to you. Why’d you want to be here? Tell him what he means to you. – Ever since day one. We didn’t have the best
patch at first, (laughs) but we got to learn and got real good with each other. At first, you know, how I wasn’t the best at taking criticism well (laughs) but… – No teenager is, by the way, but we all were, we all were you. (laughter) – But he pushed me where I didn’t think I could be pushed. Like, he seen that I had a lot of potential in me, and I didn’t see it, at first, and he just pushed me so hard, I, first I, you know, I didn’t really like, I was like, well, this guy, new coach, he’s trying to tell me
to do all this stuff. But it worked out all in the end, because– – He pushes you because
he believes in you, and he sees something that
you might not see, yet. – Yeah. – Yeah. So, has this, what do you admire about Coach O’Fallon? – He’s always been like, a great person. Even when he first came into the gym. I already noticed that he had a passion for basketball, you know? And the, most of the guys here have a passion for the game, too, and he’s always been like a second father to me. I always seen him as that. And then, his diagnosis and stuff, it was kind of sad. There was days when he couldn’t even, he couldn’t even stand, and he still managed to come in, which is really amazing of him. And he’s shown me that anything, that you can, with dedication and hard work you can overcome anything. (applause) – What does this mean to you? I mean, to make an impression on teenagers is already hard enough. And you’ve made an, an extreme one. – Well, like I said earlier, With these group here, just these individuals right here, they’re so special to me. And we, our motto, besides being one-and-oh, is that we always talked about being family. That’s you know, they are, they, till the day they go off and venture off into
other parts of the world, it’s like that, they’re always gonna be my family. They always know as long as I’m around, they can always reach out to me, and vice-versa. Matter of fact, it was so funny, I was having to think about
you guys this weekend, and I was just like, “I gotta text my guys, “just to see how they’re doing.” (audience member coos) But they, I mean, it’s been an honor and a pleasure to be a part of these, these young men’s lives.
– Yeah. (applause) Well, there’s someone else here who can’t wait to meet Coach O’Fallon. Come on out, Kobe! (whooshing) (uproarious applause) (fanfare) (boisterous applause) – That’s right! – Hi! How ya doing, Coach? – It’s a pleasure. – Oh, my gosh! – What’s up, young man? What’s up? What’s up? What’s up, man, how ya doing? What’s up? Yo, what’s going on, back here? What’s happening? (applause) – Oh my gosh! (laughs) I wish, wait, come on over here! Can y’all, you can sit right between. – All right. – Right here? – Oh my, okay, I wish we had a slow, like, motion camera on you, my man. He went, he heard me go, “Ko…” and he went, “What?” (laughter) He was like, he was so excited. What do you want to say to Coach O’Fallon? – I mean, it’s just extremely inspirational, when we talk about, sometimes we get caught up in the world of sports and thinking about the significance of each game, but not understanding that the game is, pales in comparison to life. And the lessons that we teach as coaches, and the inspirational message that he’s created for his players, the determination, the fighting, the belief, is something that’s, that’s way more valuable than
anything that you can learn from hitting the game-winning shot, or winning the NBA championship, or winning the high-school championship, whatever the case may be. So it’s just a true inspiration, man. – Thank you. – Any of y’all have any questions for Kobe, I’m just saying… (laughter) – Y’all caught me off guard. I was not– (laughter, clapping) Y’all told me Martha Stewart was gonna be here, it was like, you didn’t say nothing about Kobe, come on. Got my hands sweaty. – “My hands are sweating!” (laughs) (applause) No, but here’s the thing: he started out just like y’all, on a team, growing up playing ball, and you never know where you, I mean, I did the same thing in my field, you never know. It doesn’t matter where you come from, it doesn’t matter how much money you have, that does not limit your dreams. And you can accomplish anything. And it doesn’t matter what’s
going on, you can do it. (applause)
-Thank you so much
for being here. -Ah, but of course.
-I love the outfit. I was saying backstage —
-Thank you. -I was worried you were going
to run out of awesome outfits. -No, no, no.
-But it’s really good. I like this week, because I feel
like for a long time, I sort of only knew you
from your soccer kit. And now I’m getting to see —
-Yeah. -We’re all getting to see
your fashion. -Yeah. No, Karla Welch
is hooking me up big time. -Okay, good.
-Yeah, I have someone on my side for sure.
-All right. Very good. -Yeah.
-Now, I feel like the difference between me and the way
I approached sports as a kid in the way professional athletes
your level approach — -Different?
-A little different. -Tiny, yes.
-Every time I walked on the field, I thought
to myself, “Oh, God, I hope
this isn’t a disaster.” [ Laughter ]
-This could go horribly wrong. -This could go horribly wrong. So, I think you obviously
go into it with confidence. With that said, was this result
beyond expectation? I mean, I know you obviously
went in thinking “We’re going to win this thing,”
but, you know, six goals and the golden ball
and the golden boot. And when you look back on it,
you’re like, “Man, that couldn’t have
gone any better.” -It’s how I drew it up, right?
-Yeah. -Of course, I was like,
“I’m going to win everything. [ Laughter ]
I’m going to plant this quote, a couple months ago
to be released to get everyone’s attention
who wasn’t watching. -Yeah.
-Then we’re just going to really blow it out
of the water.” Yeah. No, I mean, I’m just, like, I can’t believe
I’m sitting here. I can’t believe
that all happened. -Was this your third World Cup?
-Third World Cup. Yeah, yeah.
-Third World Cup. -I didn’t do as well in the
others ones as I did this one. -Personally but of course,
you won two now. -Yes, yes.
-And do you feel — having gone out, obviously, you
have the pressure is off of you. You’re always going to be
a World Cup winner coming to this one. At the same time,
is it just as exciting to go through it
when you’re at that level playing at the top
of your sport? -Yeah. It is.
And this one even more. I feel like we had so much more
riding on it with equal pay and just with what’s happening
at home and, you know, maybe this being my last one. Hopefully not, but potentially. I’m not getting any younger. But just felt, like, “God,
we really have to win this.” -Yeah.
-If we don’t win this, this sucks.
-Yeah. [ Laughter ]
-This is like — this sucks. -I feel like I, you know, I’ve been fairly invested
the last two times. I never felt that before.
I’ve wanted you to win. And thought, if you win,
it will be awesome. But I agree with you, this time
is the first time I thought, if you lose, it will suck.
-Yeah. It was like we needed to win.
-Yes. And I’m so glad it worked out. And of course,
you had your parade. Is the parade as much fun
as it looks? -Yes.
-Yeah. [ Laughter ] You certainly looked like
you were having fun. -It truly is.
-This is — here you’re pouring champagne down one
of your teammate’s… [ Laughter ]
-You have to stay hydrated. -You have to stay hydrated. You probably didn’t notice
there was a camera there. -Oh. People are filming that? -Yeah they were filming that.
That whole thing was on — How did you feel the next
morning? How were you guys doing?
-Ahh. [ Laughter ] It was, you know, just get right
back on it, don’t you? -Yeah. High-caliber athletes
can bounce back from that probably a little bit better. -We’re in tip-top physical
shape. -Tip top.
[ Laughter ] -So we can handle a lot.
-You mentioned equal pay. I do think it was great that
it was brought up beforehand. -Uh-huh.
-So it’s something that fans were thinking about, fans
who were watching on the field thinking how could they be paid
anything less than anyone else who does this for a living? You had fans chanting it
after the game, chanting at the parade. Do you feel as though FIFA as an organization is criticized
from all sides, fairly. -Yeah.
-Not known for being very quick to adjust and fix things.
-Yeah. -Do you feel hopeful
or optimistic that there will be a move
towards equal pay? -I do. Very much so.
FIFA will be a much longer game. They’re just archaic
in every single sense. U.S. Soccer, while not super
nimble and quick to change, they’re not in a great spot
right now with their fight against us. -Yeah, the optics are pretty bad
for them right now. -It’s not great. It’s not great.
[ Laughter ] It’s not great. I’m just like,
“You know what? Leverage us.” -Yeah.
-This could be so much better for everyone.
Why don’t we just tag team? -Yeah.
-It would be amazing. [ Laughter ]
-Right. -We’re having so much fun. Like, you guys aren’t allowed to
have as much fun as us, because, like, nobody wants to see you
celebrate. Don’t get on this parade. Nobody wants to see you
with the players. -I know — That must have been
— so were they even allowed
to come to the parade? Did they have to come —
-They were — a couple of them, yeah,
were allowed. I think Carlos was actually
on our float. He was getting right in there.
He was living his best life. And I was like, “See Carlos?”
[ Laughter ] -This is a lot of fun. -This is what your future
could be. -Yeah, if you like parades, we’re a good group
of people to hang out with. -Yes. Yeah.
-Can you tell everyone
the Instagram story or you don’t want
to tell people that? -Yeah. You know, I struggle with this Instagram thing, you know? So, I was shooting —
I’m shooting “The Suicide Squad” in Atlanta right now. And, yeah,
it’s going really well. It’s going really well.
James Gunn is a genius. And my — Like, I’m obsessed
with the Swedish soccer team. I grew up — I actually played
on the team when I was younger. You know,
I follow all the games. And this year, we’re, like —
We’re about to — You know, we’re right up
there in the top. And we’re playing our
biggest rival, and I have a day off. And I’m watching the game at
home in my apartment in Atlanta. -And you love this.
-I love this. And, you know, it’s —
You know, I’m really excited, but I’m also a little — You
know, I feel a little lonely, because, like, all my friends
are, you know, on the other side of
the Atlantic. They’re, you know,
watching the game. So to sort of feel
a little connected with everyone back home,
I’m, like — You know, I’m filming
the game, you know, while I’m watching it. And, you know,
I hear the fans singing. So I’m like —
You know, I’m singing. You know, like…
You know, I’m like, in — And then I upload it
to Instagram. And, you know,
I’m getting comments. You know,
so I feel a little connected. And then, you know,
my girlfriend calls me, and, you know, it’s really an
intense part of the game. You know, it’s a corner. So I’m like — I usually answer,
but, you know, I let it slip to voicemail. And she calls again. And I’m like,
“Yeah, it’s almost halftime. I’ll call her at halftime.” -“There’s two more minutes.” -And then she calls
a third time. And there was something about
that third call that kind of, like,
stung a little bit, ’cause she doesn’t call me
three times in a row. So I pick up
and I’m like, “Hey, babe. You know,
I’m watching the game.” And she’s like, “Yeah, I know.” I’m like, “Oh, oh.
Yeah, you saw it on Instagram.” And I’m like, “Yeah, you know,
I’m just trying to feel a little connected
to the game.” She was like, “No, no, no. We can all tell
that you’re really excited, because you’re showing
the whole world that you watch soccer naked.” [ Tuba plays ] I’m like,
“What are you talking about?” She’s like, “The reflection.” I’m like, “The reflection?”
She was like, “Yeah. And looks like you got
the A.C. cranked up on max.” I was like, “No, no, no!” -Dude, that is the —
And you deleted it? -And, you know, then I went in,
and before I deleted it, I saw — You know,
when you’re filming something and you’re, you know —
and you don’t know, you’re doing stupid things
with your body. I was, like, going like this.
I was like… -Oh, my.
-You know, it’s not good. -You can’t unsee that.
-Yeah. So, but, you know, it’s fine. Only like 25,000 people
saw it, so it’s all good. -I think it’s the
best thing ever. Hey, you got to introduce
Barack Obama at some major event. I was going to ask you
how that went. -I did. Yeah, it was
pretty nerve-racking. You know, I’ve always —
He’s, like, the one politician that I really, like,
looked up to as a person. And it was this big event in
Sweden called Brilliant Minds, and I got the honor
to introduce “Big O.” And I was going to
tell him the story of the first time I got
to meet him. And there was this
Scandinavian state dinner at The White House,
and I got invited. And we were all standing
in line, you know, to get our presidential
handshake and photo op. And this was at the time when
“House of Cards” had just come out,
and I had been told that the president
and the First Lady were big fans of the show. So I started fantasizing
a little bit. My mind started to wander, and I started to think,
you know, “What’s it going to be like when
the time comes for me to shake the president’s hand?” -He might be excited to be
shaking your hand. -And I thought to myself,
you know, like, “Maybe I’ll say something
like, you know, ‘Mr. President.’ And then he might
say something like, you know, ‘Governor Conway.'” You know? And then, you know,
maybe I’d laugh like… [ Chuckles, clicks tongue ] And then, you know, we’d have,
like, a cool handshake. You know, like,
a cool handshake, and then we’d kind of, like,
bring it in. And right in the middle of this,
like, really warm embrace, in my mind,
it was actually my turn. And, you know, the president was
standing there in front of me. And I sort of just,
like, blurt out — I was like, “Mr. President.” And I don’t know if he had — You know, maybe he hadn’t gotten
to my episodes yet, ’cause I didn’t come in until
like Episode 7. -Just iced you?
-He had no idea who I was. And, so, there was, like,
an awkward silence. And I was just like —
All I said was like, “Just thanks, you know,
for everything.” -Security dragged you away. -Yeah, he was like,
“Slowly but surely. You know, moving forward.
Get the [bleep] out of the way.” -“Slowly but surely,
moving forward,” is what he said to you. -But, actually — -“Slowly but surely,
moving forward.” Alright.
Get him out of here. Get him out of here.
Get him the hell out of here.” -But then, actually, like, so,
in the introduction thing, you have a little cushion. So, I went offstage, and then, like, Big O
was standing there. And he was like, “Bring it in
for a cool handshake.” And then he — So I got it.
-Oh, he did? -I got it.
-You willed it. You willed it. See?
-I willed it, yeah. -Don’t give up out there,
you guys. Dream. Always dream.
-Yeah. [ Cheers and applause ] -Oh, we got to talk about
your project. -Yeah, yeah, yeah. -That’s the whole reason
you’re here. Yeah. -Yes.
-“For All Mankind.” -Yes.
-Explain what the premise is. The premise is very cool.
-Yeah. I love this project so much. It’s a take on —
Like, the space race ended by the U.S. winning
and by that landing on the moon. So, this is a show about like, “How could
the space race continue?” So, our show starts with
the Soviets beating the U.S. and landing on the moon, and then this altered timeline
starts where the U.S., you know, being true to
the American spirit, like, doesn’t give up
and continues to fight. And it’s a show that is
aspirational. It’s a “what if.” You know, what if we were guided
by our, you know, better angels? And it’s a show about what if — you know,
what could have happened and what could
still happen if we align our ideals
in the right way. And it’s
the best-written project that I’ve ever been part of. And we just got a bunch of
great reviews, I’m told. I’ve finally learned
to not read them. -But that’s good when you get
good reviews. You’re supposed to read those.
-I know. Yeah, yeah. -Yeah.
-And then you can brag about it. -Exactly. Well, it comes out
Friday, I believe, but it’s already been picked up
for a second season, so congratulations on that. -Thank you so much. Yeah.
[ Cheers and applause ]
-How are you? -I’m fantastic. But I got
to talk to you about — You have so much going on
right now. -A lot.
-Two giant projects. -Yeah.
-But then the biggest thing to happen to you — You have a
beautiful little baby with you. [ Cheers and applause ] How old is your baby?
-She’s 6 months old. -Oh, my gosh.
-Yeah. -Congratulations to you
and Dwayne, as well. Everything’s
just amazing, right, and better and just awesome? -We basically believe
that we’re, like, the parents to, like,
the newest X-Men. [ Laughter ] Like, everything
she does is like, “I don’t think
other babies do this.” [ Laughter ]
-Yeah. She’s a genius. -She’s a genius.
Well, she’s in swim class, and I posted a couple clips
on it of her in swim class, but, like, now she’s holding
her breath pretty much — She’s Aquaman, basically. [ Laughter ] -She’s Jason Momoa right now.
-Yeah. -Well, I know that she’s
definitely well read because I have the picture here,
Reading “DaDa” by Jimmy Fallon, and it’s a great book.
[ Audience “awws” ] [ Applause ]
Thank you. -We like to have a little plug
before we appear on the show. “Bring the Jimmy Fallon book! We’re gonna see him next week.
Just get it. It’s fine.” -Just put it
in front of her, yeah. -Is everyone just buying you
books and blankets? -Books, blanket, inappropriate
onesies, which I love. -Did you get
an inappropriate onesie? [ Laughter ]
-Well, I asked for them. -Oh, okay. I got it.
I gotcha. I never got one of those.
Yeah. -We got you.
-Yeah. How was Mother’s Day
with the new baby? -You know what?
I was a little nervous — what “D” would do
for my first Mother’s Day. You know, there’s a lot on it.
-Yeah. -And I’ve been waiting.
This is like the miracle. And he was like,
“Babe, I think I’ve got the most perfect
romantic night for you.” So, we kind of did
a little bit Saturday — Saturday night, and he showed up
with some Jersey Mike’s, like, an Italian sub. -You like Jersey Mike’s? -Oh, the Italian sub?
Are you kidding me? Oh, it’s amazing.
[ Laughter ] -I love that you love that.
-Yeah, and then like three different pies
and, like, a bottle of wine. I was like, “you’re perfect!” [ Laughter ]
“You complete me!” -Exactly.
What did people get you? Isn’t that the greatest thing?
How is he doing, by the way? Is he over his hangover?
-Oh. Oh, my gosh. -Last time he was on the show —
-He was so hungover. -Dude, he was like — He was like, “Dude, I don’t know
if I can make it out there.” -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] He woke up and he’s like,
“I think I got the flu.” And I’m like, “Ha, no.
You don’t have the flu.” [ Laughter ] I don’t know how you made it to
37 and never been hungover. -Yeah, he’s never been hungover.
It was fantastic. I was so excited to have him on. I go, “I can’t believe
I’m talking to Dwayne Wade.” And just —
first time he’s hungover. -Oh, he just flop sweat.
-Oh, he’s sweating. [ Laughter ]
-He’s like, “Is it hot in here? What’s happening?”
I’m like, “Nope. Baby, it’s a hangover.”
-But he still looked good. -Oh, he’s still cute. -But he’s not the only
athletic person in the family. I will say this.
-Oh, geez. -I found of photo from
your eighth-grade yearbook. “Most athletic.”
[ Cheers and applause ] That’s you there.
How cute. Are you kidding me?
How cute are you. -Oh, that’s, like,
with my braces and my haircut that was inspired
by Duran Duran. -Aha!
[ Laughter ] But, also, I found
this photo, as well. -Oh, yeah. -Little basketball photo
right there. See? Come on.
-We are truly loving basketball. -How were you
at high-school basketball? -I led the league in technicals. [ Laughter ] -Did you really?
-No, I really did. I was like the Draymond Green
of my time. -What?!
-You know, like, the Rasheed Wallace of my day. -You were?
-I talked cash-ish. -Wow! Really? -I once got a technical for talking trash
to a player’s mother. -[ Gasps ]
Gabrielle Union! -“Are you proud of yourself?!
You raised that!” [ Laughter ]
“You proud of yourself?! Way to go!”
[ Laughter ] -“You raised that?!”
[ Cheers and applause ] That’s a good burn.
Yeah. That’s a good one. Are you gonna be tough
on “America’s Got Talent”? -No. No, I’ve become a softy.
-That’s the old you. -Yeah, I mean, like I can’t —
like my whole career has just been one big long “no,”
and, you know, it’s depressing. So, I want to be
a part of telling people “yes” and making dreams come true. -Yeah, but you also got to give
a couple zingers in there. -You have to be really bad, like there was a poor girl
and — Spoiler alert — Who believed, truly,
in her heart that she had trained a chicken. “Ma’am, you know what’s
not trained? That chicken.” [ Laughter ] -“You raised that!
You raised that chicken!” [ Laughter ]
-But I just — I couldn’t. -No, of course not.
-She was so sweet, and I just — I was like, “So, next time” — Like, how do you give
constructive criticism for chicken —
-What did the chicken do? -Nothing that it was
suppose to do. [ Laughter ]
-Like It Was — -See? ‘Cause now I kind of want
to see this now. I’m rooting
for the chicken, man. That would be fantastic.
[ Laughter ] -It don’t make it.
-Okay, it doesn’t make it.
“The Tonight Show,” everybody. Thank you so much
for being here. It’s a good show tonight.
Great show tonight. Chris Hemsworth is here.
-Yeah! [ Cheers and applause ] -The Jonas Brothers are here!
[ Cheers and applause ] I love those guys.
I love Chris Hemsworth, too. When I talk to him, it’s like
I’m looking in a mirror. -Really?
-Yeah. That’s how I feel. You guys, everybody is excited
about the World Cup and the U.S.
Women’s National Soccer Team. Did you see that?
[ Cheers and applause ] Whoa! That game was amazing.
They beat Thailand, 13-0. [ Cheers and applause ] People in Thailand were like, “How could you do this
after we made your uniforms?” You know… You got to
feel for Thailand, though. It’s a tough way
to start the tournament. It’s the worst thing to happen
to a Thai soccer team that didn’t involve
getting trapped in a cave. And… Guys, millions of people
tuned in to watch the women’s team, and
down in Miami, a bar offered
a special promotion to get people to come watch
the game with them. But, in hindsight, I’m not sure
it was such a good idea. Watch this. -American Social —
that’s the name of the bar — offered free shots
for every U.S.A. goal. Oopsies. -13 goals. Oh, my gosh. Then the Thailand goalie —
Thailand’s goalie was like, “What’s the big deal? I did a shot
after every goal, too.” We’re keeping up
with each other.” Forget Thailand. The real loser yesterday
was every Uber driver in Miami. I mean, please. Let’s get to some
political news. Today, everybody is talking
about a new national poll that just came out that shows
how President Trump would do against
the top Democrats. Take a look at this.
Yeah, Trump’s behind everybody. Actually, I just heard
right now he’s even losing to the Thailand
women’s soccer team. -Really? Really?
[ Cheers and applause ] -Unbelievable.
But it’s true. Everybody is already
talking about these polls, and as we all know
from the past, polls do a great job predicting
what really happens. -Clinton is leading
Donald Trump, nationally, by 9 points, 52-43. -Yeah, so if you want to know
how much these polls matter, just ask
President Hillary Clinton. So you’ll see. Yes.
These polls matter. Well, meantime,
out on the campaign trail, Joe Biden and Trump have been
trading insults all week. Trump’s been saying that Biden
is too old to be president. Well, reporters asked Biden
about his age and stamina. Check out how he responded. -Look at him and look at me
and answer the question. -A Biden staffer was like,
“Okay, whose turn is it to remind him about
personal space? Okay. Your turn? My turn?” Can we hear Biden’s voice again? -Look at him and look at me
and answer the question. -Is he trying to become
president or Batman? [ Deeply ]
“I’m Biden. I’m Biden.” [ Normal voice ] Well,
between now and the election, there is still a lot to keep
the president busy. Today, I saw that Trump met with
the president of Poland in the Oval Office, and
Trump talked about his speech that he gave last time
he went to Poland. Take a look. -I could say it,
but I don’t want to say it. But some people said it was
the best speech ever made by a president in Europe. But I did not say that.
I’m just quoting other people. -Oh, God.
-Oh, goodness. He was like,
“Now, look, you know me. I would never brag about myself. I’m just a very successful,
long-fingered billionaire.” But in that meeting,
Trump said that he’s sending more troops to Poland. And get this — the Polish
president actually said that they should call the
U.S. base Fort Trump. But Trump said “no,” because
that’s the name of the blankets stretched across between
two couches in the Oval Office. I saw that Trump’s also
been talking with France lately. French President
Emmanuel Macron sent him a new friendship tree, after the one that
they planted together died. For this tree, Macron also
sent a note that said… We have a great show tonight.
-Happy Thanksgiving to you.
Did you have fun? -So much fun.
-What’d you do this year? -I was in Long Island with my
boyfriend’s very Italian family. -Hey! There you go. -Yes. Yes.
-That’s the way to do it. -It was interesting to have
lasagna and meatballs for Thanksgiving,
but I’m into it. I’m into it.
-Oh, no, Italian food. They just go every —
It’s every food known to man. -It was for days.
-Turkey. Yes. -Venison. We had venison.
-Wow! -Yeah. Fancy. Fancy.
Super fancy. -Yeah. How many people?
-Well, so, last year, I did it, as well, and there
was like one lasagna, right? So I was like, “Okay.”
And there was like 15 people. So I was like, “I got this.” And then this year around,
Joe reminded me that all my groundwork
was for none because there’s 40 new people,
17 new babies. I didn’t know they reproduced
as fast as Latinos did. I was like,
“What? I’m not ready for this.” I’m not ready for this. But I do well with babies,
so it was like — it was good. -It was a lot of kids.
-Yeah, lots of kids. And, like, every year, his little cousin Danny
writes scripts. Like 60-page scripts.
He’s 11 years old. And he does —
-Like movie scripts? -Epic. “Star Wars,”
“Lord of the Rings” inspired. And we put them on.
So last year he put it on. This year, we made it a short. We got three pages done
in about six hours. Yeah. Yeah.
-Wow. -And then we couldn’t do anymore because it was all, like, CGI
and then we died. So it was like, “So we’re
not going to finish it.” -Kids. That’s what they do.
-Unbelievable. -Not only are you
a great actress, but you’re also boxing royalty. Your dad is Gino Rodriguez… -Yeah!
-…the famous referee. -Whoo!
-There’s Pacquiao right there. -Yeah. Pacquiao. -How — How —
Did you grow up with boxing? I mean, he’s a legend.
-Yeah, I grew up boxing. I grew up watching fights. I grew up with Don King
at, like, brunch. It was very strange.
-Is that right? -Yeah. It was very bizarre. I didn’t realize how cool it was
until I got older and guys were like,
“Oh, you’re into boxing?” And I was like,
“Yeah, no big deal.” And then they were like…
-“Yeah, whatever, I guess. Like, sure, I guess. Yeah.
-“I can throw a jab. -Seen a couple fights
here or there, yeah. -Yeah, it’s no big deal. I’m
always ringside but, like… -Yeah, whatever.
-Who isn’t? Who isn’t? -I mean, the sweat hits me when
they get hit. So no big deal.” -Yeah, the sweat and the blood. And I never shower after it,
so it’s good, yeah.” -Did you ever get autographs
from everybody? -Ooh.
-What? -So, my pops started
getting the champion of every fight he did
or every fight he supervised to sign a $100 bill, and so now he has
about $10,000 worth of — Every champion you can think of
has signed it. And it’s the one thing
I get to inherit. I didn’t —
-Dad! Why didn’t you do that for me?!
-Isn’t that crazy? -Why didn’t you have them
sign $100 bills, Dad?! -Yeah. I’m sorry. I apologize. -Oh, what a different
childhood we had. Oh, my God.
-I know, I know. I know. I’ll sell you one.
-Yeah, thank you. I appreciate it.
-“Here ya go, Jimmy. -Just let me see
a picture of it. That’s all. I just want to see
a picture of it. I have a video of you
because I asked — I said, “I wonder if Gina’s a
fighter herself or into boxing.” Let me show you this. This is
you and your boyfriend training. -Oh, he’s so much better
than I am, but that’s okay. -But watch this.
This is a clip of you training with your boyfriend. Watch this. Watch this. ♪♪ Yo! -Ohh!
Wait for the elbow, though. Ow. [ Trills tongue ] -Yo! Hey! I mean, wait. [ Cheers and applause ] -Hyah!
-We’re good, right? -We’re real good.
-We’re cool? We’re cool? -We’re cool.
-Whoo-whoo-whoo! Dude, you are awesome!
-Thank you. -That was insane!
-Thank you so much. -I mean, do you
ever spar with people? Would you ever get in the ring
for real? -I would love to. A few years ago, I did a movie called “Deepwater Horizon”
with Peter Berg, and Peter Berg is a big bo–
Yeah, I love him. I love you, Peter.
You’re awesome. And he boxes, also,
so we went to the, like, local boxing gym,
and we all fought together. I fought him multiple times.
-You fought Peter Berg? -Yeah, he won’t even —
Talk about it, Peter. [ Laughter ] I mean, I took him — He didn’t even realize what
he was getting in the ring with. But that’s besides the point.
So he was like, “Yeah. So, you know, Minka Kelly
was on my show years ago, and she boxes, too.” And so I was like,
“Oh, really? All right. What do ya got, Minka? You know,
like, what’s up, Minka? Let’s do a little
charity fight.” We started sending each other
videos back and forth of, like, us boxing
and training. ‘Cause she would train in L.A.
I was training in New Orleans. And when I got back, I was like,
“You want to do this?” And she was like, “No.” -I think after
seeing that video, I would be afraid, as well. -Now, Minka, I love you.
Minka can throw down. So, charity match. One round. Two minutes on the show? -On the show here for charity? -One round, two minutes.
-All right. Minka, if you’re watching,
I mean, I’m not — Just to let everyone know, I’m not stepping
in the ring at all. I wear plastic boxing gloves. I’ll be punching myself
in the face. I fight like one of those
nun puppets. I mean, really.
-Because you are kicking this
amazing journey off, I want to give you something. I sometimes rock
this gold chain that says, “The aunties were wrong.”
[ Laughter ] And I mean it with love, okay?
I mean it with love. But I want to take this off… -Oh, my goodness.
-…and pass this onto you. [ Cheers and applause ] Because, you know… -“The aunties were wrong.”
-They were wrong. -About some things.
I’m still not married. You were correct
about other things. Thank you.
-Yeah. -Oh, my God,
I feel like such a G. Thank you so much. Kal, I’m so excited you’re here.
-Likewise. -But here’s the thing.
I introduced you as Kal Penn, but that’s not really
your name, is it? -No, my name is Kalpen Modi. [ Chuckles ]
It’s a different ring, right? -Okay, so, what — what —
what — why is — Why do you go by Kal Penn?
-Yeah. So, when I was in college — so, I moved out to LA
to go to college, and it was one of those
3:00 a.m. conversations. My third year of school,
I was an aspiring actor, still couldn’t find an agent,
couldn’t really — you know, you would get
head shots and send out, like, a thousand at a time and hope that
somebody would call you, and all my college
buddies were — they had, sort of,
traditional majors, so they were science majors
or accounting or whatever, and they were really blown away by the fact that
I had no stability in what I was gonna do. -Right.
-It was like, “Let me get this straight. You’re gonna graduate
with no job.” I’m like, “Yes, that’s right.” So, these head shots,
and it’s like, “Well, you need
to get better head shots,” and they’re going
through my head shots, and they’re going,
“You need to go to the gym.” And they’re like,
“You also need a catchy name.” And then the catchy name thing,
at this 3:00 a.m. conversation turned into
“You need a screen name.” “Okay, well,
that’s an interesting idea. Maybe that’ll, like,
help get me more work.” -Right.
-And then they started just going through
different names of what it should be, and Kalpen had always been
shortened to Kal the way Joseph is Joe
or, uh — And so I ended up shortening it
and splitting it into two and seeing if it would stick.
-So, in this process, what were some of the other
names in the running? -Oh, dude.
I mean, they were bad, right? It’s like dumb
college friend names. So, they would go,
“What about — What about Kal Pacino?” [ Laughter ] “That’s very funny.
Nice job.” “What about Kal-ista Flockhart?” I’m like, “You guys can stop.
This is not…” -We like — I like Kal Penn.
Kal Penn sounds great. -Thank you. Thank you. -So, obviously, today, you are
a very accomplished actor. -Thank you.
-Huge fan, obviously. But you had to tell a lie before
you were SAG card official. Is that right?
-Oh, you know about this? Yes. Uh, I told a big lie. So, any aspiring actor —
we all lie. Especially in the
“Special Skills” section. -It’s our job. It’s what we do. -Yeah, anything you do once, you tell your agent
that you’re an expert in. So, I put basketball down
in this long list of BS things. I like playing basketball.
I am terrible, truly. Like, I got picked last
in gym class my whole life. -Aww.
-I’m okay with it now! I’m almost okay with it now. So, I put that
I play basketball, and my agent called and said, “Hey, you definitely play
basketball, right? ‘Cause there’s this, uh,
commercial for a shoe company, and they need somebody who can
talk trash and improv and play ball really well.” Now, my background is improv, so I know I can do that.
-Right. -Like, “Yeah, I can play
basketball really well.” We go into this —
this casting office, and I went in in the afternoon.
Apparently, all morning, they were playing basketball
and talking trash. It was on the second floor
of this building. By the time I walked in after
lunch, the accounting firm on the lower
floor complained about the balls
bouncing, so the casting director said, “Can you guys all
play basketball?” And all these, like,
huge tall dudes were like, [Deep voice]
“Yeah, of course, man.
Of course.” [ Normal voice ] “Kal Penn,
can you play basketball?” I was like,
[Deep voice] “Yeah, of course.” [ Normal voice ] And, “Great,
so, all we’ll do is talk trash.” So we talked trash and pretended
to dribble a basketball, and I talked the best trash,
so my agent called and said, “You got this job,” and I showed
up to shoot the commercial. All these other guys
could play basketball. I shoot a basket. It’s supposed to land,
and it lands, actually, on the roof of the house… that the basket was in front of
and bounced twice. They had to have a meeting with all the executives
from the ad agency, and they changed the commercial to make it about a guy who was
terrible at playing basketball. -So, you were so good
at being bad that they changed
the commercial. -Yes, but I got my SAG card,
and here we are. -I mean… -Yeah.
-I love this.
– I am so fortunate to live in this time where we’re celebrating
young girls like Elizabeth – [Kelly] Yeah. (applause) – And we have, we have
women like yourselves being role models and mentors. And myself, Julie Foudy and the US Women’s national team players, we played with some girls in the Development
Academy through US Soccer. – [Woman] Were they dying? – We surprised them. (laughing) Oh yeah, come on, I mean, I didn’t have women to
look up to on team sports and so this is like, this was kind of a jaw dropping moment and kind of a little bit of paralysis. Our mantra is, “Protecting
the future of the game.” And this is exactly what we’re doing by giving these young women an opportunity to see themselves in the future and to say, “Why not?” – Yes. (applause) I love you. – [Woman] That was great. – All right let’s take a look
at what you did in Chicago. (upbeat techno music) – Behind us in this big dome are some unsuspecting US
Soccer Development Academy players thinking that they’re here just for some soccer practice. – [Brunette Woman] Oh no they’re not. They are not here for soccer. – See these lovely ladies from the 2019 Woman’s
World Cup winning team. (cheering) – [Brunette Woman] The
really cool thing is too inside, these players, they’re legit. They could one day actually be playing for the United States Soccer team so we’re here just to give them a little inspiration. – And thanks to Allstate we have this opportunity. – Are you ready?
– Let’s go. – Let’s go, come on. – [All] USA, USA, USA, A (upbeat techno music) – [Man] Everybody understand the game? – Okay, one or two touch for right now. (gasps) (background noise drowns out other sounds) (upbeat music) – [Woman] Hi guys. (upbeat music) (women chatting) – When I saw the US Women’s National team walk through those doors, my jaw dropped. This can not be happening. – We’re speechless. It’s crazy. – [Brunette Woman] How we doing? – I didn’t know what to do.
– I didn’t know what to do. – [Blonde Woman] Little bit of shock? – They’re my role models and they’ve built this new foundation for women especially so I’m just so happy to meet them and finally get to know them. – Do you guys still get like, really nervous before like, games where like, so many people are going to be watching? – Yeah. I get nervous
before every single game and it’s just something that like, I know I share nervousness with some of my teammates. (laughing) And just, it’s nice to know
that you’re in it together. – We all have a
responsibility to each other and to the game to make sure that we take care of it and that we use it in a
way that’s going to help celebrate all woman. – Seeing veterans like Brandi and Julie – And then like, all
the new generations… – It really is inspiring. That could be us one day. – Like, if they can do it, I can do it. (upbeat techno music) I will never forget this day. – I don’t even know if I’ll
be able to go to bed tonight. – I have the ball,
– How did this happen? but I need the picture. – I mean I’ll definitely remember it. – When we would travel to Europe, they would call us USA, so we became USA, USA, USA, A, is our cheer. Are you ready? Everything you have. One, two, three, – [All] USA, USA, USA (cheering) – That was a lot of soul.
-The women’s World Cup
ended last week. Here with the highlights
of the tournament, please welcome one of our
writers, Jenny Hagel, everybody! [ Cheers and applause ] -Hey, everybody! The World Cup wrapped up last
week, and it was incredible! First, some teams
played each other and some qualified
and some didn’t — yada, yada — but the whole thing
really kicked off when U.S. player Megan Rapinoe had this exchange
with a reporter. -Are you excited about
going to the White House? -[ Scoffs ] I’m not going
to the [bleep] White House. [ Laughter ] -Yeah.
[ Cheers and applause ] When that happened, lesbians
were like, “I love her.” And straight women were like,
“Am I straight?” [ Laughter ] Then the team
beat Thailand and Spain, and then Megan Rapinoe
sat out a game, and everyone in America
was like, “Oh [bleep]
is my girlfriend okay?” [ Laughter ] -Sorry, Jenny. This is great,
but I thought you were gonna go over the highlights
of the World Cup. -Seth, I’m a lesbian.
These are the highlights. [ Laughter ] Then the President tweeted, “Megan should win first
before she talks. Finish the job!” And then Rapinoe
scored two goals against France and ran to the sidelines
and did this. And you know
what the President said then? [ Cheers and applause ] Yeah, you know what
the President said then? -What?
-Jack [bleep] ’cause that’s
the dopest comeback ever. [ Laughter ] Yeah. Last night, I tried
to buy milk at a bodega, and they were like,
“We don’t take debit cards,” and I was like,
“I have exact change, bitch!” [ Laughter, cheers, applause ] Then, the U.S. beat England
and the Netherlands and became the world champs
for the second time in a row. And not only that, Megan Rapinoe
is here tonight to celebrate! [ Cheers and applause ] It was a great ending
for straight fans. For lesbians,
it was just the beginning. Because then,
things got very gay. Player Kelley O’Hara
ran into the stands and kissed her girlfriend, even though she wasn’t even
officially out. What a badass way to come out! I came out in my apartment
by whispering to my straight roommate,
“I think I like girls.” And then she said, “Okay,” and then we just went back
to watching “Dawson’s Creek.” [ Laughter ] Then, goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris posted a picture of herself
wearing this. Look at that outfit!
[ Cheers and applause ] It’s like she’s the CEO of
a company that makes lesbians. [ Laughter ] And then, Rapinoe rolled up to
an interview with Rachel Maddow looking like some kind of
sexy Tim Burton character. [ Laughter ] It’s like Jack the Pumpkin King
had a hot gay sister. [ Laughter ] But don’t worry —
Rachel Maddow is a professional, and she meets high-profile
people all the time, so you can totally count on her
to keep her cool. -You — You, um… You’re really good at talking. I’m still so nervous. [ Laughter ] -Look how flustered she got! That’s how other lesbians act
when they meet Rachel Maddow! Hoo! It was truly the gayest
week America has ever seen. [ Laughter and cheers ] Now, I just want to say, I know
the U.S. Women’s National Team is not just made up of lesbians, and every team member’s
contributions to the World Cup were incredible. But it was a big deal this week
to watch the gay members of the team be so out and proud and unapologetic
about who they are and for the whole country
to be so on board with it. For once,
Americans were into lesbians but not in a creepy way. [ Laughter, cheers, applause ] I’m a lesbian, I’m a woman,
and I’m also Hispanic, so there hasn’t been a lot of
great news for me lately. But watching America go,
in just a few years, from this to this, that makes me proud
to be an American. [ Cheers and applause ] -Jenny Hagel, everybody!