Paul Rudd, Jimmy Fallon Recreate "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" on 'The Tonight Show'

During a sit-down discussion with Fallon on Thursday night, the 'Ant-Man' star and late-night host explained why paying homage to the 1985 video was "disturbing."
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Paul Rudd on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon took a trip down an '80s memory lane during Thursday night's The Tonight Show, where the actor and late-night host created a shot-for-shot remake of the 1985 music video for British band Dead or Alive’s "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)." 

The Ant-Man star was quick to joke that the video was "highly unsettling," while Fallon said that the process of spending the whole day filming the video was rather "disturbing." 

Though Rudd and Fallon have previously remade several iconic music videos, including Styx’s "Too Much Time On My Hands" and Go West’s "King of Wishful Thinking," Rudd admitted their new video was the most difficult to recreate.

"[It was] very disturbing. I didn’t realize he’s hard to sing, Pete Burns … He’s got such a strange vibrato," Rudd said of the difficulties he faced trying to emulate Burns' voice. 

While an experience for the actor and late-night host — Rudd and Fallon danced and sang along underneath a disco ball and colorful backgrounds —the pair revealed they were surprised to discover that Wu-Tang Clan was in the same building as them while they were filming. 

"I was so excited! I wanted to meet Wu-Tang Clan so badly, but I wouldn’t leave the room," Rudd said of how embarrassed he felt to meet them while wearing his wig and eye patch costume. 

In fact, Rudd said his attire even frightened his children. "I Facetimed my kids when we were filming that and I traumatized them. My son immediately said, ‘Oh my God, you look like a Real Housewife of Atlanta… oh, I mean Orange County."

Earlier in the night, Rudd also discussed how "tricky" it is promoting Avengers: Endgame when he can't discuss much. 

"It's really tricky. Reporters ask us questions. They haven't seen it. We can't answer anything. Shows can't show clips," the Ant-Man star said. 

Rudd also shared that he's endured a whirlwind traveling schedule, having already visited Hong Kong, New York, L.A., London and Shanghai all within a few weeks. "It's pretty tiring the last few weeks," the actor said. 

Reflecting on his travels, Rudd admitted that he once had a health scare during a trip to Hong Kong where he fainted on a plane. "I had two bowls of soup and felt dizzy after using the restroom...The next thing I knew somebody was banging on the door and my right arm was completely submerged in the toilet and my left hand was around my penis," he quipped, adding, "That's how I found out that I was allergic to MSG."

Rudd also joked that to avoid any spoilers from breaking, the same film clip has been shown as a promo. To refrain from recycling the same clip, the actor teased that he brought an "exclusive clip" of another recent project — only to show playback of his interview with Fallon. "I have to apologize. I realized I didn't do a good job at setting up that clip," the actor joked.