Jimmy Fallon enlisted Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short and comedian Colleen Ballinger — who appeared in character as YouTube star Miranda Sings — for a game of Pictionary on The Tonight Show Monday night. It was a ridiculous, heated battle that proved once and for all that the quick-draw game is the ultimate in family fun and fracas.
The team of Seinfeld and Sings went first, with the latter slowly drawing a small piece of mistletoe that left the former so flustered he reverted to his classic exasperated Seinfeld voice, which Fallon quickly picked up on and perfectly impersonated. Fallon and Short, however, didn’t fare much better, though Short’s guess of “Kite Runner” for “Hang Gliding” was the closest anyone got to a correct answer.
The rest of the game was total chaos: Sings insisted Seinfeld’s foot for “Foot in the Door” looked like “a freaking chicken,” Short drew a Satanic half-pig for “Piggy Bank,” and both closed out the game with unflattering — and slightly grotesque — portraits of Mrs. Claus. While the game ended in a thrilling zero-zero tie, one thing was clear: All four should not quit their day jobs.
While Sings and Seinfeld stopped by to promote their recent Thanksgiving episode of Seinfeld’s web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Short headed to Tonight with a bevy of projects to discuss. Along with his recurring role on the Fox sitcom Mulaney, the comic actor just published his memoir, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend, and will appear in Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film, Inherent Vice.
“If you ever have a chance to play a horny, swinging, coke-snorting dentist, you really have to take it,” Short recently told Rolling Stone about his Inherent Vice role. “I was expecting Paul to be this brooding auteur, but he’s really a regular guy. He likes doing fast takes, and lots of them. I’d improvise something and he’d say, ‘That’s great, Marty, do some more of those.’ ‘You sure it’s not too big, Paul?’ ‘Nah, nothing is too big!'”