Leave it to Jimmy Fallon to put a frat party spin on The Price Is Right. On Thursday’s episode of The Tonight Show, the host challenged fellow Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis to a round of “Drinko,” a booze-themed version of the Bob Barker classic “Plinko.” The duo take turns dropping discs down a board into Solo cups filled with assorted drinks – from the standard (beer, tequila) to the sickening (pickle juice, pea soup) – forming bizarre cocktails that their opponents must drink. Meanwhile, announcer Steve Higgins voices “Drinko,” a perverted robot who constantly tells the contestants to “mount” him and “drop their discs.”
Sudeikis’ disc drop results in the gross-sounding Capri Sun-bubble tea blend. “If you puke, we put it right back in,” the actor warns, but Fallon takes the plunge like a champ. Fallon fires back by creating the mutant wine-spritzer-bubble-tea. “Why is bubble tea a thing?” Sudeikis cracks. “Is that an astronaut thing?” (At one point, after a disc gets stuck in the board, Sudeikis is forced to “Fonz it” by smacking the contraption like Henry Winkler would a Coke machine.)
Fallon and Sudeikis end the gross game by teaming for a drop, arriving at the more palatable beer and peppermint schnapps. But since it’s more fun to watch somebody toss back a revolting beverage, Sudeikis ends the segment with tequila and a pickle juice chaser.
The Tonight Show host debuted “Drinko” in July with actor Paul Rudd, and their cocktails – like tequila gravy – were even more gag-worthy.