Earlier in the day, Jimmy had been a guest on Howard Stern’s radio show, teasing that Gaga would be a guest on The Tonight Show ― but things didn’t really go as planned.
The whole call was more like a real-life version of Lady Gaga’s song Telephone. Sorry, Jimmy. She’s k-kinda busy.
“I can’t, Jimmy. I can’t talk right now,” Gaga said on the phone when Jimmy asked her about a big announcement she was going to make. His face dropped. He’s got no p-p-p-poker face.
“Hello? Jimmy, I can’t see you,” Gaga said when the presenter briefly flipped the FaceTime call toward the camera. “Am I on TV?”
After a series of “wait” and “hold on” interruptions, Gaga revealed her big announcement had something to do with Covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus ― but that was it. The Tonight Show host asked if he should call back in 10 minutes.
“Can you call me Friday?” Gaga replied.
“Yeah, it’s Wednesday,” he replied.
The pop star called back later and changed the time to Monday.
That’s just how phone calls go nowadays, but the moment still deserves applause, applause, applause.
Despite the mayhem of his daughters constantly crashing his jokes and awkward phone calls with Lady Gaga, the Tonight Show host has consistently raised money for charities and put out shows during the coronavirus pandemic. Obviously, some segments are more successful than others.
But at this point, Jimmy’s off the deep end, watch as he dives in...