Caleb McLaughlin appeared on a special cardboard edition of “The Tonight Show” on Thursday night to talk about “Stranger Things” and the NBA.
All this week, Jimmy Fallon has been presenting episodes of “Fallon 5” – a five-minute version of his late-night talk show which has been preempted by the 2018 Winter Olympics – and last night sped things up even faster by forgoing his usual set in favour of a more efficient cardboard replacement.
McLaughlin made his way onto the makeshift set carrying a cardboard cutout with his face poking through a hole in the middle. The stunt meant that he didn’t even have to wear a suit, as his body was painted onto the frame he was holding.
The 16-year-old, best known for playing Lucas in the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things”, talked to Fallon about taking part in the recent NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and how he still has dreams of playing for the NBA.
“Right now, I low-key still wanna play for the NBA,” he laughed.
The host also asked McLaughlin to give a breakdown of “Stranger Things” season two for those who haven’t binged it yet.
“We go more into the storyline of each character,” the young actor explained. “You go into my family a lot more. Now it’s not, ‘Where’s the black kid’s parents?’ It’s like, ‘Oh, Lucas and his family. The Sinclairs!'”
Fallon then introduced a clip from the show in the form of a flip book.
Episodes of “Fallon 5” have been airing all week while the Winter Olympics coverage continues, full episodes of “The Tonight Show” will return next week.