Last night on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black decided to show off their brooding sensitivity and their attention to detail by taking a trip back in time. In one of Fallon’s classic musical Monday flashbacks, the duo went back to 1990 to recreate Extreme’s video for the ever-enduring one-hit wonder, “More Than Words.” And they nailed it.
Jimmy and Jack’s version of the acoustic slow-jam video is a hilarious shot-for-shot recreation of the melodramatic classic. It includes every embarrassing detail from Extreme’s original, like uncomfortably passionate singing, bad hair flips, flowing pirate shirts, the magazine reader, nail polish, a puppy, and of course that guy on the side swaying with the lighter. How did Extreme ever get away with that?
It’s truly a modern masterpiece.