The timeless Carol Burnett spent her Tuesday night on NBC’s “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.” Fallon invited the actress, comedian, and singer to play a game called The Whisper Challenge.
The rules were simple: one wore noise-canceling headphones with loud music playing while trying to read the other’s lips. Burnett and Fallon were given cards with words, phrases, and names.
Burnett was the first to put on the headphones. She jumped at the blaring music, saying, “It works.” Fallon read his first card, which said “butternut squash.”
Burnett asked Fallon to repeat himself once, and he obliged. She correctly guessed “butternut squash” on the first try.
The pair continued back and forth with “hut, hut, hike,” “me Tarzan, you Jane,” and “Zach Galifianakis.” Laughs were shared all around as both struggled with pronouncing some of the cards and guessing the correct answers.
Some cards required a bit more guessing than others: