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Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon's Lip Sync Battle Is the Thing In Your Life That You Never Knew You Needed So Badly

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | February 26, 2014 | Comments ()

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I don’t care how old you are, or what you have done during your feeble lives. Ultimately, your entire existence has brought you here, the most important place to be at this very moment, to watch Paul Rudd lip sync Freddie Mercury and Tina Turner. Nothing else in your life will matter after this. Sure, you may have years and years left on this tiny planet in this tiny universe, but the rest of your life will be graded on a curve, and the next six minutes will be the highlight upon which everything is compared.

Take it away, Rudd.

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  • Bert_McGurt

    As a side note - I don't know if you did this on purpose Dustin, or if NBC has finally relaxed their anti-Canadian policy, but this video WAS finally available in my location. And it was glorious.

  • ellie

    My favourite lipsync has to be Jimmy doing Take On Me.. that was the one thing I never knew I needed so badly..

  • I didn't know I needed this in my li --


  • Jenn Hamm

    The joy- the absolute joy- his Queen rendition gave me will carry me through many a dark day.

  • alwaysanswerb


  • BlahBlahBlah

    Fallon should get Rudd and John Krasinski on the same show and have a sync-off ;)

  • Walt Jr

    And yet, still better than Katy Perry

  • WestCoastPat

    The Queen was nice, but I'm still listing this as maybe the third best behind both JGL (Best two songs overall) and Krasinski (Sure he got an extra song, but I'm taking the Boyz II Men over Queen in a head to head)

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    Waaaaaiiittt, before I go on a down vote pilgrimage, are you saying that:

    A) Krasinski's version of BoyzIIMen was better than Rudd doing Queen
    B) BoyzIIMen is better than Queen, regardless of lipsyncer?

    If B, then I think we must have stern words, westCoastPat... Stern words.

  • WestCoastPat

    I would never denigrate Queen that way. My comments related solely to the lip sync performance.

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    In which case, up votes for everyone!

  • I've loved Paul Rudd since Clueless came out in 1995 while I was at college. I think I saw it in the theater at least five times because I was crushing so hard, and he's only gotten better with age. Last night's lip sync took that crush to a whole new level.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I liked him, but I felt like it took until Anchorman before they really figured out what to do with him.

  • Ziver

    yes, sex panther. He is a sex panther in a sweet will totally respect you the next day kind of way.

  • elsie_the_first

    That video was great, but mostly I just wanted to tell this story...

    Remember a while back when Dustin posted that Paul Rudd/Conan/Mac and Me video? That was one of THE funniest things I've ever seen and laughed so hard out loud. So of course that night I had to show it to my humorless husband who didn't think it was very funny and my overly sensitive 10-year son who was horrified by the boy falling off the cliff.

    So, the Saturday after that video was posted (I.e., a couple of days later) I'm channel surfing and come across the movie Mac and Me, literally at the start of the scene from the Paul Rudd clip. Obviously, I had to watch it and laugh. My son was in the room and was upset at first and didn't want to watch it, but ended up watching the entire movie and liking it. Go figure.

  • foolsage

    If you liked that series of jokes (and everyone should, cause they're funny, dammit all), then check out Alana Nichols' continuation of the same joke:


  • JustOP

    Paul Rudd is morphing into Dennis from It's Always Sunny. Or vice versa. This pleases me for some reason.

  • stella

    Man. I always forget about my crush of Paul Rudd and boom, he sweeps into remind me.

  • LL

    I just discovered this site, and I love how everyone's so positive here! There's no one here to bash the decline of the Tonight Show or how games like these are silly. I'm going to plant.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Welcome, indeed. Prepare yourself for awful puns.

  • foolsage

    Hello hello! Might as well enjoy the things you like, and might as well like whatever you can. Put up your feet and stay a while.

  • ...Way to plant, Anne.

    Just because I can't believe no-one's said it yet.

  • LL

    I couldn't believe it either.

    Thanks for the welcome everyone! You all know each other some how. It's both weird and awesome.

  • emmalita

    It's mostly because we spend too much time here.

  • Ahhhhh, another one! Welcome.
    You're in for a helluva ride.
    I hope you brought whiskey.

  • Mrs. Julien

    As in a "storm of vengeance and..."

    I still want that on a t-shirt.

  • You're not alone there. Why the hell are we not making those yet?

  • Mrs. Julien

    I blame Dustin.

  • Well at the very least we should get that on a t shirt.
    Or an apron.

  • emmalita

    I really want that on an apron, with godtopus and all his/her tentacles pointing at Dustin.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I'm thinking bumper sticker. I feel that's a sound item to have on the back of one's car.

  • Ok, while we're here I'm gonna put up some billboards around East London, and maybe hire a small-ish fleet of trucks too.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Welcome! Do you know about the lions? People are always confused about the lions. Also, no matter what we say, Joshua Jackson is not really dead.

  • RIP

  • Bananaranma

    Pajiba...Sweetened by Mock, Lightened by Droll...words to post by.

  • Anne At Large

    Wilkommen, bienvenue!

  • emmalita

    Welcome. We have a special soft spot for Paul Rudd around here. We do have the advertised Mock, Droll, and even Scathing Bitchiness. Check out the recent coverage of Winter's Tale, Endless Love, and Pompeii for some of our darker flavores.

  • Mrs. Julien

    emmalita is the Angel of Upvotes. Cultivate this relationship, it will brighten your days.

  • foolsage


  • Mrs J speaks the truth.
    Emmalita giveth, but she does not taketh away.

  • kirbyjay

    So funny. I just got finished watching this on You Tube and the whole time I was thinking, besides Paul Rudd being the very best thing on the planet, that this is something Pajibans should see. Then I come to Pajibatown and there it is!
    ^ up there

  • Samantha Klein

    Rudd's good, but the Lip Sync Crown still belongs to everyone's other favorite Clueless boyfriend...

    Turk for the win.

  • baxlala

    Why are all the Clueless boyfriends the best boyfriends? (Except Elton, of course. Fuck that guy.)

  • emmalita

    Yes! I was thinking, sure this is pretty good, but Faison could teach him a thing or two about committing to the performance.

  • Samantha Klein

    Although really, don't make me choose between the Clueless boyfriends. Breckin Meyer, with that adorable grin...


  • Jim

    Paul Rudd {wipes tear} Shantay you stay. Jimmy, I'm sorry BUT you are a talent but now you must Sashay Away.

  • Jim

    (edit) Added "but" as original read I was sorry Jimmy was talented.

    Oh hell Shantay you BOTH stay.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    So if you pour lip synch on Paul Rudd he turns into Andy Samberg? But it's not even after midnight!

  • Michelle

    I was fairly certain that nothing could top the John Krasinski lip synching video BUT I WAS WRONG.

  • Sirilicious

    No no no, John is still best. And this from someone who never watched the office or any other thing he was in.

    ETA: do you have a link to a good clip of that performance? Only if i look real hard, i find a clip that was taken with a cellphone from a tv.

  • Michelle

    The YouTube one that was posted here is private now, which is weird. But, here you go: http://www.videobash.com/video...

  • Sirilicious

    Awesome, thanks!

  • baxlala

    This video made me realize that, because of Clueless, I've had a crush on Paul Rudd for over half of my life. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, IMAGINARY BOYFRIEND.

  • Jimmy was right Monday night when he guessed that Rudd might be practicing...

  • BWeaves

    I have not seen a single thing Paul Rudd has been in. I've tried a couple of movies and had to turn them off after a few minutes because I couldn't stand them, so I'm not sure I ever got to his part in them.

    And yet, he seems to be the best talk show guest ever.

  • Jamie Dello Stritto

    Seriously... Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up, Clueless, The Baxter, Romeo and Juliet, Wet Hot American Summer, The Shape of Things, Anchorman, 40-year Old Virgin, Veronica Mars, This is the End, Burning Love, Parks and Rec...you've never seen ANY of these long enough to get to the Paul Rudd part? You should probably take a week off and educate yourself.

  • BWeaves

    Nope, I couldn't make it through the first few minutes of any of those.

  • Sirilicious

    I love him, but i can't really blame you for turning them off. Most i saw but were very meh, as entertainment products. Only Romeo + Juliet and Veronica Mars (was he in that?!) stand out for me.

  • emmalita

    He was in one episode of V Mars - in the third season.

  • Sirilicious

    Maybe at the time i thought it was the poor man's Paul Rudd, Paul Popowich.

  • Bert_McGurt

    He looks like the bastard Paul of Pauls Gross and Rudd.

  • Three_nineteen

    He's in the last couple seasons of Friends as Phoebe's boyfriend, if that is something you would watch. Also, you don't like Clueless? That's too bad - it's where I first became obsessed with him.

  • foolsage

    Clueless was also my introduction to Rudd. The guy just exudes sweetness. He has to be among the most likable of humans.

  • kirbyjay

    He is one of the very few celebs that I actually believe is exactly like his persona. What you see is whet you get, a very nice guy with a great sense of humor.

  • Mrs. Julien

    He's your adorable, sweet, and funny dream boyfriend. Honestly, I assume he does things like that lip sync extravaganza when he's at home, but in his underwear in the kitchen while you are trying to make breakfast.

  • BWeaves

    You know I can't unsee that now, nor do I want to.

  • Mrs. Julien

    You would be late for work, but it would absolutely be worth it.

  • Melissa

    I'll admit, I was a smidge worried when Fallon move to the Tonight Show, we would lose the viral videos...glad I was mistaken

  • Mrs. Julien

    I'm very sorry, Dustin, but the role of the thing in my life that I never knew I needed so badly is already filled by Pajiba.

  • pajiba

    Somebody downvote Mrs. J's comment. GO AHEAD MOTHERFUCKER. I've attached a taser to the downvote button, so if you try, it will fill you with 10,000 volts of FUCK YOU.

    (Thanks, J!)

  • Sara_Tonin00

    eh. With this lame new "everybody likes everybody" downvoting system you can't track them anyway

  • Mrs. Julien


  • emmelemm

    Love you, Mrs. J.

  • Mrs. Julien

    And I you!

  • That. Is. Glorious.



  • Awwwwwwwwwwwwww

    ...or I guess:


  • Mrs. Julien

    Don't worry, zeke, the emotion will pass and you will once again be pleasantly numb.

  • Phewwwwwwwwwww

  • BWeaves

    Here, here!

  • Some say that in order to protect our planet from alien invasion a high-tech plasma dome-shield should encircle the entire globe. I say: save money; beam this footage into outer space. The only invasion threat we'll face that way is too many of the extraterrestrial fuckers trying to come here and share space with these two magnificent, dark-haired Caucasian bringers of joy.

  • megaera

    I feel that this joy can only be expressed by mangling a Kern/Field classic:

    Some day, when I'm awfully low,
    When the world is cold,
    I will feel a glow just thinking of Rudd
    And the way he sync'd last night.

    He was lovely, with his tush so warm
    Gyrating without shame,
    There is nothing for me but to love Rudd,
    And the way he sync'd last night.

  • rose maryawn

    my Aunty Grace got a nearly new blue Kia by
    working part time from the internet. look at this now B­u­z­z­3­2­.­ℂ­o­m

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