Watch Jamie Foxx sing unsexy words in the sexiest way possible

Did someone say "tupperware"?


Austin Powell


Published Apr 26, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 10:09 am CDT

Mulch. Legume. Stump. Gesticulate. Tupperware. Hamburger. 

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There’s nothing sexy whatsoever about those words. (OK, a case could be made for that last one.) But it’s amazing what some candles, rose petals, and the silky-smooth voice of Jamie Foxx can do. 

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For The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the moonlighting R&B crooner sings “a list of unsexy words in a super sexy way,” as the host put it. 

It’s a simple concept executed to perfection. Just the thought of lentils after this will get you heated up.  

In short, this is why Seth Meyers doesn’t stand a chance in the late-night game. Fallon is winning in prime-time and online, with hilarious bits that go over great in real time and even better on YouTube the following morning. He has a better house band, better writers, and far more entertaining recurring features. Fallon’s simply not leaving Meyers any room to work when batting cleanup. 

Screengrab via The Tonight Show/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 26, 2014, 6:07 pm CDT