Paul Rudd has always proven to be game for whatever sketch or stunt Jimmy Fallon cooks up whenever he visits “The Tonight Show”, whether it’s channelling Freddie Mercury for a lip sync battle or recreating Styx’s “Too Much Time on My Hands“.
The “Ant-Man” star proved it again on Friday night when he and Fallon teamed up to recreate an entirely different video: “The King of Wishful Thinking” from U.K. pop duo Go West.
After debuting the video, Fallon described the shot-for-shot recreation — which also features The Roots — as “one of the best, oddest videos I think we’ve ever made.”
“Do you think there were storyboards to that video?” Rudd asked Fallon. “They really went into a white empty space and said, ‘We have hockey players. We got ballet dancers. We have a guy that kinda looks like Roy Orbison on a catamaran.'”
For comparison’s sake, check out the original video from the 1990 hit: