The glam squad on Monday’s (Nov. 14) Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon had their work cut out for them pulling the silly string off Little Big Town after they played a hilarious game of “Stranger Strings.”
Before the show, Fallon, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook each wrote down facts about themselves no one else knows on game cards. Then they each took turns reading a card, and everyone sprayed silly string at the person they thought wrote the fact.
“It’s like a getting to know you game,” Fallon explained.
What happened next was one of the most fun — and crazy colorful — interviews with the band in recent memory.
Who knew Westbrook won a statewide modeling competition when he was 18? Or that Fairchild once ditched the cops by driving down a dirt road with her mom in the passenger seat? Or that Schlapman can count to 10 in Korean?
The best part happened at the end of the game. When Fairchild read, “I can do a mean Michael McDonald impression,” everyone in the band sprayed Sweet.
Covered in silly string that made him look like the faceless demon from the horror series Stranger Things, Sweet sang the Doobie Brothers’ “Takin’ It to the Streets” into his silly string can with the Roots backing him live.
All the silly string was gone by the time they returned onstage to sing their latest single, “Better Man.”