Entertainment Weekly- June 8, 2001

MTV's Fallon Hero

It turns out Jimmy Fallon IS ready for prime time- on cable at least. The Saturday Night Live player will spend his Thursday night live (to tape) hosting the MTV MOVIE AWARDS with Kirsten Dunst to air on June 7. To help Fallon get the snappy host banter flowing, we decided to load his TelePrompTer with a few stupid questions. -Dalton Ross

If you were forced to sit through a marathon of Saturday Night Live spin-off movies, what film would make you put a gun in your mouth? And you can't say It's Pat or Stuart Saves His Family- too easy.

It's The Jimmy Fallon Story, starring Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, but it was only released in Amsterdam.

You once made fun of MTV by impersonating Carson Daly with the words "I am a total tool." Well, who's the tool now, funnyman?!?

Actually, it was a "massive tool," not a "total tool," so if you don't mind, I'm gonna go back to listening to "Massive Eclipse of the Heart." It's a remix done by Total Attack.

Well played, Fallon, well played. So, I see Big Momma's House received only one MTV Movie Awards nomination, which leads me to my next question: How do you sleep at night?

Very warm, in my flannel "You So Crazy!" pajamas.

Now, it appears Gladiator is leading the field with five nominations, followed by Cast Away and Save the Last Dance with four apiece, which gets me thinking about Kirsten Dunst's phone number. What is that again?

I think it's 1-555-SHES-ONLY-19, you perv.

Hey, I'm just asking!

And I'm just telling. Dial it, she'll pick up.

Moving on, there's nothing funny about the movie Hannibal, but why don't you go ahead and make a joke about it anyway?

Nothing funny? That was one of my favorite comedies of all time. That and Siegfried and Roy's 3-D IMAX movie, The Magic Box. I mean, you get to see Roy's codpiece like you've never seen it before! It's basically poking you in the eye. I was more afraid of that than the tiger.

Is it comforting to know that it's statistically impossible for you and Kirsten to suck more than Shawn and Marlon Wayans did at the Video Music Awards?

[hearty laughter] Well, I haven't seen the final numbers yet, but whenever the odds are out, I'll place my bet.