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‘The Tonight Show’ has gone full-on Nickelodeon with this ridiculous trivia stunt

No slime or Physical Challenges to be seen.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Jul 10, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 11:49 pm CDT

What won’t a celebrity do on The Tonight Show?

Kelly Ripa was the latest to play along with one of Jimmy Fallon’s wacky games, and instead of performing a lip-synch, dancing, or riding a giant roller coaster, they’re playing a trivia game that looks like it came straight off the set of a ’90s Nickelodeon game show.

The basic gist is to answer trivia questions, and for every one they get wrong, they’re lifted up a little bit closer to a balloon filled with water (not slime) until one of their pointed dunce caps pierced it open.

Even though Ripa agreed to it, she donned a poncho in case she lost.

“This is terrible,” she said. “You’re supposed to ask me stuff I know!”

All for a few minutes of wacky work—and she didn’t even have to do a Physical Challenge.

H/T The Wrap | Photo via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 10, 2014, 11:01 am CDT