Is it 10:30, yet?
10:26 - TV Announcer: "Dave's all new tonight with Jake Gyllenhaal and 50 Cent!" As if the magazine cover wasn't advertisement enough.
10:30 - What? The news is still on? Damn, I always forget these late night shows start at 10:35. My bedtime was 30 minutes ago.
10:35 - Ooh, the Lotto 5 drawing! I'm still poor.
OK, here we go!
10:36 - Jake's the headliner; the audience sounds appropriately enthused. And ouch, Fiddy.
10:44 - Dave brings up the 2008 Presidential race...but fails to mention Jake. What. The. Hell.
10:47 - Dave mentions Fiddy (who does not want to be called "Fiddy") before Jake when announcing his guests. As consolation, Dave refers to Jake as a "fine, young actor" and then immediately goes to commercial break.
11:10 - Jake appears, looking dapper as usual.
11:11 - Jakes tells a story about a nightcap in a drawing room (what? these are not words Americans use!) and a woman who's "shit-faced" (now there's an American term). Ha! Jake got bleeped.
11:12 - The story is still being told. It's a long story and Jake does many, many impressions of a drunk, British woman which is pretty much the best thing I've ever seen him do. The punchline of the story is: "You look like Jake Gooberballs." To explain the rest of it would take paragraphs, although apparently such phonetic mangling is the key to his heart.
11:14 - Dave brings up the family. They always seem to pop up when Jake's on Letterman. Jake talks about how Stephen used to make his Halloween costumes (Oreo cookie, Crest toothpaste tube) although his favorite seems to be the time he was a house (?). There was a battery pack involved. Jake describes it as "amazing and traumatic."
11:15 - We get to Rendition. Dave likes.
11:17 - The obligatory clip. Jake quotes Shakespeare and speaks of a love of pie charts.
And then it's over! Yet another failure for the Jake Watch E-mail Campaign. Dammit. Also, that seemed way fast. It took me longer to correct my typos than to watch the interview. OK, that's a slight exaggeration. More tomorrow!
Video courtesy of JustJared!