Jimmy Fallon’s latest skit on “The Tonight Show” will make you laugh until you cry—and that’s exactly the point.
If you’ve seen the hit drama “This is Us,” there is no doubt you had at least one cry in the first season (or every episode) and maybe a few during the season 2 premiere on Sept. 26. We’ll refrain from new season spoilers, but if you’re familiar with the show, you know that shedding a few tears is pretty much inevitable.
But while we can all cry privately in our living rooms without embarrassment, what about the people on set? How do the sound people and the directors behind the scenes manage to get through the raw emotion in the room without tearing up (or full-on sobbing)?
Well, this hilarious skit tackles that problem, casting Fallon as a boom operator on the show who just can’t seem to contain his emotions.
Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t finished season 1, you might not want to continue reading. Also, finish season 1! The rest of you, watch this funny video:
During an emotional scene between the characters Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Kate (Chrissy Metz), Fallon’s character is just like the rest of us and simply can’t hold back the tears.
“I’m the reason that dad died and we all know it,” Metz says in the scene. “And it’s not something you can forget or get over.”
“Dad wouldn’t want … ” Brown says before stopping to say, “I’m sorry, is someone crying?”
We’d go beyond just “crying” and say Fallon is in a full-on ugly cry pretty much instantly. The rest of the crew is annoyed at first and after more than 20 takes, Metz even walks out, only for Fallon to call her a diva and say, “You’re the reason dad died.”
Hilarious! And way too relateable.
It’s all good in the end, though, with other people on set joining in on the cry session, including both actors and even Milo Ventimiglia, who plays Jack, their father.
It’s now official that no one is immune to the drama that plays out on set and our TV screens on Tuesday nights. You can catch “This is Us” on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on NBC or streaming on Hulu.