Talk about snatching victory from the jaws of an adorable, if somewhat embarrassing, football pileup!
Last week, a video of the peewee members of the Wallkill Mighty Mites failing to break through a banner and tumbling on top of one another went viral. It was the cutest stack of tykes you ever did see, but it begged for a do-over.
Well, "The Tonight Show's" Jimmy Fallon was not going to let that tiny tragedy stand, so on Wednesday, he gave the upstate New York team a chance to prove themselves worthy on national television.
Joined by their equally wee cheerleaders, the team burst onto the stage amid a flurry of confetti and applause from the crowd. After their success, one player presented Fallon with a jersey labeled with his name, saying "You're a Mighty Mite, too!"
Cue the "awwws!"
Later on, Fallon gathered the grown-ups — guests Jennifer Garner and John Mulaney and Roots bandleader Questlove — and assembled them around a table to play a game of "Catchphrase" (a "get your partner to guess the word without saying the word" setup reminiscent of the old "Password" game show).
The stars struggled to capture words like "catfish" and "mullet," but the best moment came when Fallon's pitch-perfect "alright alright alright" led Garner to the obvious answer — her Oscar-winning "Dallas Buyers Club" co-star Matthew McConaughey.
All right, indeed! Check out the videos to see it all.
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" airs weeknights at 11:35 ET on NBC.