Tina Fey, Rachel Maddow play trivia on The Tonight Show
Tina Fey’s latest movie, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, features her as a journalist embedded in Afghanistan. On Wednesday night, the goofy game that comes free with every Tonight Show appearance pitted Fey against real-life journalist Rachel Maddow. The game, “Know It All,” gave the contestants a category and required them to go back and forth naming as many things in that category that they knew, with the ability to call BS on an opponent’s made-up guess.
The first category was dogs, and Fey eventually fell after saying “weiner dog,” the casual term for “dachshund.” Fey had her pick of the next category and chose rappers (“Why did I do that to myself?”). It turned out well for her. Maddow attempted to call her out again for saying “Snow,” but no, Snow is in fact the name of a rapper. “I didn’t say he was a good rapper,” Fey said.
The final category was cheese. Fey took home the gold after Maddow followed Fey’s “goat” with “chèvre”; the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot star pointed out chèvre is goat cheese.
Watch the full clip below.
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