When Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon come together the results are always epic, and Monday night's Mad Libs Spy Sketch on The Tonight Show was no exception.
Cruise came on The Tonight Show to talk about his new movie, Mission Impossible: Fallout. As with most guests, Fallon not only interviewed Cruise, but had Cruise help him out in a popular segment.
In a set of scenes that turned out to be a gigglefest for the duo, Fallon and Cruise first wrote the script for a "very dramatic" scene using "Mad Libs," before heading over to a set made to look like the interior of a train car, where Cruise and Fallon tried desperately not to crack each other up (they failed) as they acted out their intensely silly spy scene.
Both segments were equally funny as Cruise's answers to the Mad Libs fill-in-the-blanks were ridiculously off-kilter. Things we learned about Cruise through this revelatory psychological exercise—Cruise is fairly obsessed with women named Ingrid, and he welcomes spiders to his lap with the phrase, "Come here, darlin'."
All of which made the ensuing scene that much more hysterical for Fallon and Cruise, as well as the in-studio and home audiences. Watch for yourself:
Both men seemed pretty pleased with the outcome, hyping the skit on their individual Twitter accounts:
Fallon and Cruise are no strangers when it comes to being silly—especially with each other.
In fact, Cruise has made a habit of getting a little kooky whenever he hits The Tonight Show stage; from "Water Wars" and "Egg Roulette" to "Lip Sync Battle," "Facebreakers" and "Kid Theater," the pair seem to know just how to take it to that crowd pleasing place:
Fans went nuts for the silly skit:
You two make a great team. Loved last night's episode. 😊😂— Debbie J 🇺🇸 (@JoviLevine_BFLO) July 24, 2018
Cruise and Fallon's Mad Lib bit was so funny, there were those who could only respond by emoji or gif:
Others were preoccupied with questions...
What scene can Jimmy Fallon make it through without breaking?— eric4duh ☕ (@FordEdwards) July 24, 2018
Hey, Jimmy,I love Tom Cruise I've always wondered if he's taller than me I'm 5'2 of course everybody's taller than me🤔— lashundra craig (@shunnie67) July 24, 2018
The whole performance from filling out the Mad Lib to acting it all out in a train car was pretty stellar and left many saying:
Mission Impossible: Fallout opens in theaters this Friday, July 27, 2018.