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Jimmy Fallon Completely Blanks on How His Own ‘Box of Lies’ Game Works (Video)

And Blake Lively understands it much, much less than that

Last Updated: January 30, 2020 @ 7:12 AM

Jimmy Fallon and Blake Lively played a little “Box of Lies” last night — or at least they tried to. It didn’t help that the “Tonight Show” host totally forgot how his own game works.

Below is the “Box of Lies” setup. Mind you, the game’s description came straight from Fallon’s mouth and was laid out just like 90 seconds before the NBC late-night personality completely blanks on his own invention.

“Here’s how it works, Fallon said. “We have nine mystery boxes containing objects no one has ever seen before. On your turn, you pick a box, take out the object, describe it to your opponent. They have to guess if you’re lying or telling the truth.”

Simple enough, right? Apparently not.

To be fair, Fallon was reading those rules off of cue cards.

SMASH CUT TO: Lively describing something super weird and Fallon accusing her of lying.

“Do I win if you got it right, or do I win if…” Lively asked, trailing off.

Fallon takes a laugh break there, then says, “To be honest, I just forgot for a second.”

It only got more confusing from there.

“No, if I get it right, you lose,” Fallon explained.

“That I was lying? Then I want to take it back,” Lively responded, incorrectly understanding the whole point to “the weirdest game” she’s “ever played.”

“No,” the host said.

Then Lively reveals exactly what she described. “Wait, what?” Fallon said. “You did win.”

That’s kind of how the whole segment went.

Lively never lied, though she seems to think she did, so we’re pretty sure the actress and guest didn’t get the game either. But we guess she won?

Yes, confirmed, we just rewatched it for like the fourth time. Lively somehow swept all three rounds. Confused like a fox!

Watch the video above.