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9 Celebrity Game Moments From The Tonight Show That Are Just Delightful

Now we want to play "Box of Lies."

By Christopher Rosa
Jennifer Lawrence and Jimmy Fallon playing "Box of Lies" on 'The Tonight Show'

Some of the best parts of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon are the celebrity game moments. In addition to hilarious, buzzy interviews, Host Jimmy Fallon is a master of games, and he's introduced several on The Tonight Show that are so fun, zany, and get the celebrities feeling competitive. Hundreds of iconic, viral moments have come from these games, so to rank the best ones would be impossible. So instead, we're revisiting nine of them that just bring us joy. Watch them, below, for your daily dose of laughter. 

"Box of Lies"

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The premise: There are nine boxes, each with a weird object inside. The celebrity chooses a box and describes what's inside it to Fallon—either telling the truth or lying. Fallon has to guess if they're lying. Then, Fallon chooses a box and a celebrity does the guessing. 

Jennifer Lawrence 

When the Oscar winner said, "Inside my box is a very curious thing," we knew we were in for a hilarious segment. 

Emily Blunt

It's the pepperoni pizza record player for me. 

Cardi B 

Never forget when the rapper made a joke so funny during "Box of Lies," Fallon had to walk off stage for a second. 

"The Whisper Challenge"

The premise: One person puts on a noise-canceling headphones. The other person picks up a card and reads the phrase on it. The person with the headphones has to guess what they said. 

Bryce Dallas Howard 

Who knew "cinnamon bun" could be interpreted as "sleeping number?" 

Amanda Seyfried 

She was the first celebrity to nail this game from the jump! 

Margot Robbie 

One word: "Fuggedaboutit." 


The premise: There are two pairs of teams. One person from each team is given a password. That person then gives one-word clues to help their teammate guess the password. 

Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Carell and Reese Witherspoon

If "Booty" is the password, what do you think DeGeneres told Fallon to help him guess it? 

Taraji P. Henson and The Roots' Questlove and Tariq

Watching Questlove doing a Robert DeNiro impression is everything. 

Questlove, Rachel Dratch, and Sadie Sink

Salt + colada = margarita, obviously!

If you want more Password, you're in luck. The iconic game is returning as a full, standalone show August 9 on NBC. Keke Palmer will be the Host, and Jimmy Fallon will star in the episodes.