Jimmy Fallon didn't interview Brad Pitt Wednesday — the actor was in Washington, D.C., for a Fury screening — but the "Tonight Show" host did tape a "breakdance conversation" with him inside 30 Rock. The video begins with Fallon, 40, turning on his boom box and busting a move in the basement. When he finishes, the 50-year-old does a back handspring and proves he's got some serious skills of his own.
Let the dance battle begin!
Fallon and Pitt take turns trying to outdo one another, all while using body language to communicate. "Brad?" Fallon mimes. After spinning on his hands, the movie star replies, "Hey, Jimmy! How's it going?"
After some friendly banter, Pitt says, "This might sound a little crazy, but do you want to do a double breakdance?" Stealing one of the late Michael Jackson's signature dance moves, Fallon says, "Hell yes!"
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" has taken the top spot on YouTube among late-night shows. It beat previous viral video champ "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" just eight months after Fallon rebranded his channel from "Late Night" to "The Tonight Show."
Perhaps due to the popularity of videos like this one, Fallon has surpassed Kimmel by about 70,000 subscribers, and he has 136 videos with more than 1 million views apiece, which is nearly double the combined 48 from ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," 17 from TBS' "Conan" and nine from Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report."
The most popular video on Fallon's YouTube channel is his "lip sync battle" with Birdman actress Emma Stone. The funny musical challenge has been viewed 32.7 million times since it premiered in April 2014.
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