By Jackson McHenry
Updated July 25, 2014 at 01:56 PM EDT
Credit: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC

Morgan Freeman has made a career out of having all the answers. Whether he’s playing God or simply hosting his new science show, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Freeman’s voice is the definitive voice of authority. In Lucy, Freeman even spouts incorrect science—but it’s easy to (almost) believe him.

Anyway, Jimmy Fallon had Freeman on Tonight on Thursday, and he decided it was time to take Freeman down a notch. He took out two helium-filled balloons and conducted an interview with Freeman without Freeman’s trademark voice.

Freeman’s done this before, on his own terms, in a promo for Through the Wormhole. So his begrudging glares at Fallon are probably just acting. He knows it’s fun to join us mortals.