Last night’s episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon took an unexpected turn when writer/comedian/actor Stephen Merchant showed up with a little game he invented with his pals John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. It’s simple, really: Each person gets the opportunity to lip-synch two songs of choice, and whoever does the best job of lip-synching – which, Ashlee Simpson can attest, isn’t easy – wins!
But this was a three-way battle between Merchant, Fallon, and this week’s EW cover star, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
First up, Merchant kicked things off with the DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince tune “Boom! Shake the Room.” Then Fallon took things back to the ’80s with the Human League classic “Don’t You Want Me?,” and Gordon-Levitt took things back even further with Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer,” complete with a mic-stand drop.
Round two consisted of Merchant shaking his groove thang to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” Fallon getting the crowd involved in the A-ha hit “Take On Me,” and Gordon-Levitt bringing things home with Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” Watch all the magic unfold (and find out who won) in the video below:
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