“It’s tricky because I stink at impressions and you’re very good at impressions,” Fey said at the outset, after both she and bandleader Questlove attempted to imitate Robert De Niro with a squinty eye and downturned mouth.
“Why did we write this game up? This is not fun at all,” Fallon told Fey, who was appearing to promote her new big-screen comedy, “Sisters,” co-starring fellow “SNL” alum Amy Poehler.
Then Fallon tried out Barbara Walters — “I once saw a walrus resting on a rock” — which Fey correctly guessed despite the host’s admitted inexperience trying the veteran newswoman’s voice.
“You’ve done Barbara Walters a million times,” Fey ribbed.
In the next round, Fey channeled Sofia Vergara, complete with a hair flip and an attempt to fluff up her breasts to appear like the buxom “Modern Family” star.
For the final round, Fey seemed to ingest helium to proclaim, “There’s a monster on the stairs. ” And Fallon correctly surmised that she was voicing “Sesame Street” regular Elmo.
“The Tonight Show” airs at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.