Morgan Freeman and Jimmy Fallon both altered the pitch of their voices on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this past week by inhaling helium–fresh from a balloon. It all started when Freeman agreed to conduct an interview with the late night host after inhaling the gas. It was a take off of sorts from the actor’s Emmy-nominated Science Channel show, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman–a show Freeman produces and Fallon claims to love.
“I really shouldn’t be doing this,” Freeman said in a very high-pitched–rather squeaky voice. “It’s very undignified.”
“I’m going to do it, too,” Fallon said, adding, “It’s so fun when you come here.”
Jimmy Fallon, of course, has a contagious giggle that gets to audience members and guests alike. He asked Morgan Freeman if he would ever return to the show.
“I’m never coming back,” replied the actor, after inhaling the helium yet again.
Of course Morgan Freeman was on hand touting his new film Lucy, which also stars Scarlett Johansson. The film opened in theaters nationwide on Friday.
— Lucy (@LucyTheMovie) July 25, 2014
Hopefully everyone who sees the film and also saw Morgan Freeman post-inhalation with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night can get the sound of the actor’s raised pitch out of their heads. It’s really very difficult to take someone who sounds like that seriously.
Needless to say, hearing Jimmy Fallon after he had inhaled the helium didn’t sound so off beat. Fallon is simply synonymous will silliness. It’s a perfect fit.
Did you catch Morgan Freeman when he guest starred on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon? Will you be checking him out in Lucy, too?
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