Watch Jack Black & Jimmy Fallon Recreate Extreme’s “More Than Words” Video
Extreme’s video for the 1990 if-you-really-loved-me-we’d-fuck power ballad “More Than Words” is one of those absolutely ineffable early-’90s pop culture artifacts. If you were the right age at the time (between nine and 14, I’d say), you probably know every second of that video, even if you don’t quite realize that you do. And last night on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and guest Jack Black did an amazingly perfect shot-for-shot remake of the thing, right down to the superfluous bassist and drummer holding up lighters in that one shot. Black played Gary Cherone, while Fallon played Nuno Bettencourt, and both of them had some seriously on-point wig games. Jack Black’s falsetto is an impressive thing to witness, and he really brought out the song’s underlying creepiness just by virtue of being Jack Black. This is some top-shelf viral-video-making here, and you can watch it below.
Because you were wondering: Cherone now fronts a Christian rock band with the unfortunate name Hurtsmile, while Bettencourt is Rihanna’s guitarist, and he still pretty much looks like that.