Channing Tatum stepped into uncharted territory on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday. He was the first male guest to play “Box of Lies” with Jimmy Fallon.
The “Foxcatcher” star kicked off with an attempted lie. He kept it close to the truth of a Chewbacca figure stuck in Jell-O. Even so, he strayed a little beyond credulity by suggesting that it was instead a bowl of chili frozen in Jell-O.
After a second attempted lie by Fallon that even he had trouble explaining, it came down to Tatum and a stuffed doll of E.T. inside a sleeping bag with crowns on it. He went for the truth on this one, because sometimes the truth is even stranger than fiction.
But did Fallon believe him after his attemped lie in the first round? More importantly, why is this game so much fun to watch, and when will it be syndicated nationwide in a half-hour format? If “Deal or No Deal” can dominate television for years, “Box of Lies” should be a cinch.