The pair began by pretending to reminisce about doing a Canadian soap opera together called “Jacob’s Patience,” in which Bullock was an ice cream store owner and the late-night host was her customer.
While Bullock had fond memories of the experience, Fallon tried not to offend the Oscar-winning actress by telling her “you were a little difficult to work with… for one thing, you refused to use your own arms.”
“At the time I was a hand model for Ring Pop so I had my arms insured,” she countered.
However, Fallon said she insisted on using mannequin arms in all her scenes and then the director made them all do the same. “Absolutely no one could tell they were fake,” Bullock claimed.
The bizarre — and fake — “flashback video” showed that Fallon was definitely right as the plastic arms were incredibly obvious in the faux TV show, which depicted Bullock attempting to handle delicate waffle cones, scoop ice cream and pour hot fudge sauce with plastic limbs — ending up with one fabulously funny, frozen mess.
Even when she managed to slice her mannequin hand off, the server claimed, “It’s all in the wrist.” And the “tip song” with her co-workers has to be seen to be believed.
Bullock is currently playing a far more serious role in “Our Brand Is Crisis,” which hits theaters Friday.
“The Tonight Show” airs at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.