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Jimmy Fallon Tests Will Forte's Beard for Bacteria & Poop



    Will Forte has a little anxiety about his Last Man on Earth beard, so he gets a full germ analysis and leans on Rachel Dratch and Jon Hamm for moral support as Jimmy Fallon reads the results. (Published Friday, Oct. 30, 2015)

    Will Forte can put all his fears aside.

    The star of “Last Man on Earth” had his big beard tested with the results announced by “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon.

    Forte told Fallon that his friends had been sending him articles about facial hair being infested with bacteria and “poop.”

    “A lot of these beards are riddled with fecal matter,” he told Fallon.

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    “You can’t sleep at night because you have poop in your beard?”

    Forte’s beard was swabbed by a post-doctoral research scholar from UCLA. The samples were then sent to a lab where they underwent germ analysis.

    The actor was flanked on either side by Emmy-award winner Jon Hamm and Rachel Dratch as Fallon read the test results live on the air.

    Forte tested positive for several strains of bacteria.

    Here’s what was found in Forte’s facial hair: pseudomonas, a bacteria most commonly found in soil and dirty sneakers, serratia marcescens, a bacteria found in dirty showers, staphylococcus, most commonly found in trash cans, and yeast.

    But it all came down to the one final test.

    “Did you have poop in your beard?” Fallon said.

    The test results came out negative for poop. 

    “I was so scared,” Forte shouted, running into the audience to celebrate.