Late-Night Lately: Trump Visits Fallon, Colbert Spoofs 'Stranger Things,' Kimmel Talks Emmys

8:00 AM 9/17/2016

by THR Staff

THR's Late-Night Lately rounds up the best sketches and guests with a look at what's to come next week.

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The Hollywood Reporter's Late-Night Lately is a one-stop shop for all of the most memorable moments of late-night TV, coming to you each Saturday morning to ease you into your weekend.

So fill up your coffee, set your DVR for the week and sit back. Below are a few of the week's best, funniest and strangest late-night moments you can't afford to miss.

— Compiled by Jennifer Konerman

  • Jimmy Fallon Finally Gets to Muss Donald Trump's Hair

    Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

    Donald Trump's famous hair had a big moment on Thursday night. 

    During a visit to The Tonight Show, Fallon concluded their chat by asking if he could do one silly thing "now that we're both civilians" (since he could be president next time he appears on the show). The host asked to mess up Trump's hair — and, after pondering it for a moment, Trump agreed, so Fallon sent Trump's locks flying out of control. 

    During their interview, Fallon told Trump, "Donald, this is getting real. … You still have time, do you still want to do this?" Trump said he "gave up a lot" by going into politics, and he initially waited to see how the country was going "and things were only getting worse," so he left his NBC show for the election. 

    "I think the press has become more and more vicious," Trump said, speaking on what has changed since he started his campaign.

    Fallon has been imitating Trump in Tonight Show segments throughout the election, recently performing a duet with Barbra Streisand (in order to "make duets great again"). He told Trump about his work, "I hate to break it to you but I've done an impression of you once or twice," even trying out the Trump voice for the candidate. 

    "You say some shocking things," Fallon told him. Trump retorted: "But I'm trying not to anymore."

    In a mock job interview, Trump told Fallon that he's "looking to leave his current job" because he is "looking to make a lot less money." 

  • Stephen Colbert Spoofs 'Stranger Things' With Some Help From Eleven

    Courtesy of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    Stephen Colbert had some fun on The Late Show with the Netflix hit Stranger Things and star Millie Bobby Brown, who helped the host make a new scene from the sci-fi series.

    Reprising her role as the mysterious telepath known as Eleven, Brown helps Colbert, who plays Matthew Modine's Dr. Martin Brenner, with his lunch, naturally. 

    The kicker is what Eleven does with the Coke can. 

    The 12-year-old Brown stuck around for an interview, telling Colbert she enjoyed discovering items from the '80s while working on the show, which has been renewed for a second season. "I didn't know what a record player was. It's a square, it's got a circle — no," she said. "And then I played it; I'm fed up with screens now, I want to go to stuff like this." 

  • Jimmy Kimmel Shares His Emmys Plans With James Corden

    Terence Patrick/CBS

    Ahead of his Emmys hosting gig, Jimmy Kimmel joined James Corden on The Late Late Show on Thursday night, along with Bridget Jones's Baby stars Renee Zellweger and Patrick Dempsey. 

    The two hosts discussed their late-night shows (apparently Corden has better dressing rooms) before moving on to what to expect at the Emmy Awards. Kimmel told Corden that he has no plans to win (Corden and Kimmel are both competing in the variety talk show category), so he's "probably going to take that opportunity to cry for 90 seconds or so." 

    Earlier in the show, during a game of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts," where the two hosts had to choose a disgusting food to eat or answer a Truth or Dare-style question, Kimmel asked Corden, "Were you as miserable doing 'Carpool Karaoke' with Britney Spears as it looked like you were?" Corden claims he "wasn't miserable at all."

    Corden, did, however, admit that he thinks he's a "better singer than Jimmy Fallon." So that gauntlet has been thrown. 

  • Samantha Bee Returns From Hiatus to Criticize "Human Splenda" Matt Lauer

    Courtesy of YouTube/ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

    Samantha Bee came back from her show's hiatus with fighting words for Matt Lauer after the Commander-in-Chief forum.

    Bee addressed Lauer's focus on Hillary Clinton's email scandal in his questions. "C'mon Matt," said Bee. "Do you really think there's an email-smoking gun that the Inspector General, a House committee, the FBI and 18 months of nonstop news coverage couldn't find that will be magically uncovered from a human Splenda whose journalistic triumph is having no idea where the f— he is?" added Bee, referring to Lauer's "Where in the World" segment.

    Bee moved on to making fun of Donald Trump. "I bet the veterans have some things they'd like to ask a draft-dodging, Gold Star family-insulting, war-crimes advocating, torture-phile whose worst Vietnam flashbacks involve scrambling for the last place out of gonorrhea," she said.

    Coverage of a veteran asking Trump how he was going to "stop 20 veterans a day from killing themselves" rolled. Trump corrected the veteran saying, "Actually it's 22." The veteran gave a quiet head shake at his calculation.

    "Shut up, that veteran was correct. And that tiny polite head shake she gave was more fact-checking than Matt Lauer did in the entire 30 minutes that Trump spent bullshitting, bluffing and gleefully babbling about classified security briefings," said Bee.

  • Hosts Tackle Hillary Clinton's Pneumonia, "Deplorables" Comment

    Courtesy of Comedy Central

    Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee, James Corden and Seth Meyers all covered Hillary Clinton's rough weekend, including the revelation that she has pneumonia and the backlash from her comments about Donald Trump's supporters.

    Noah joked that Hillary Clinton saying half of Trump's supporters were a "basket of deplorables" was a "Grandma slam."

    "Hillary can't be running around the country insulting and generalizing about large groups of people," said Noah. "That's Trump's vibe." He said the correct term was "a duffel of dipshits."

    Colbert addressed Clinton's pneumonia, or "as some are calling it, Lunghazi,” before admitting so far he's the only one making the Benghazi-inspired pun.

    “She has been dropping in the polls, and over the weekend, even her immune system turned against her," said The Late Show host. "No surprise — all the white blood cells are voting for Trump.”

    Bee returned from Full Frontal's hiatus and poked fun at the rumors of Clinton having more serious health issues, “Let’s get right to the big news: Hillary Clinton has passed away."

    "She says she’s not dead, but as we know she is a liar,” she added. 

    Corden said that Trump supporters want Clinton to "apologize, and also explain what deplorable means." 

    He said that Clinton's stumble and announcement of pneumonia was a "scary moment" for Trump because "he was thinking, 'Oh God, I might actually have to be the president.'"

    Meyers, meanwhile, took Clinton to task for her "deplorables" comments in a segment entitled, "Hey!" 

    "You couldn't think of an insult that made you sound like a richer, whiter lady?" asked Meyers, joking that "basket of deplorables" sounds like what people call the bargain bin at Neiman Marcus. "Don't bring a Vera Wang shrimp fork to a knife fight," the Late Night host said. "You have to rest," Meyers said to Clinton, adding that "basket of deplorables" is what "you say when you have pneumonia and give a speech."

  • Late-Night Lineup: September 18-24

    Monday, September 19 
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Hillary Clinton stops by The Tonight Show, just days after Donald Trump's appearance

    Jimmy Kimmel Live!: One night after Kimmel goes head-to-head with John Oliver at the Emmys (one of the hosts could take home the prize for best variety talk show), the Last Week Tonight host joins Kimmel on the couch. 

    Tuesday, September 20
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: First Lady Michelle Obama makes her second trip to the CBS show. 

    Friday, September 23
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Bruce Springsteen makes his first appearance on Colbert's show to discuss his autobiography, Born to Run.  

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