Filmmaker Jordan Peele made a surprising entrance on Friday night’s “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” by doing the “Get Out” challenge.
Peele, who wrote, directed and produced the runaway hit film “Get Out,” ran out onto the stage, directly into the camera, then beelining it to stage right. “That’s the first time I’ve done the ‘Get Out’ challenge,” Peele said, casually taking a seat next to Fallon.
Fallon called it a a “nice little Easter egg.”
“That’s the first time I’ve done the ‘Get Out’ challenge,” Peele said.
The Get Out Challenge is a social media craze that was influenced by a very particular scene in the movie. It’s pretty simple, too.
So, remember near the beginning of the film when Chris steps out in the middle of the night for a smoke and encounters Walter running full speed at him before making a quick turn? That’s, basically, what the Get Out Challenge involves.
Someone runs like Walter towards the camera — or the person filming — before swiftly changing course for whatever reason.
People have gotten creative with their Walter impersonations, with some doing it in Walmart aisles, their school halls and even adding funny storylines.
“Get Out” is about interracial couple Rose (Allison Williams) and Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), who reach a meet-the-parents stage in their relationship, leaving their metropolis for a country gathering hosted by mom (Catherine Keener) and dad (Bradley Whitford).
Check out the video above.