Olivia Wilde And Jimmy Fallon Hilariously Fail At Watermelon Explosion (VIDEO)

Truth rating: 10
Olivia Wilde Watermelon Jimmy Fallon Video

By Shari Weiss


Olivia Wilde Watermelon Jimmy Fallon Video


Olivia Wilde and Jimmy Fallon hilariously failed at getting a watermelon to explode on Friday’s “Tonight Show.” Check out the video below!

In Fallon’s “Time Bomb” game, more and more rubber bands are placed around an object, increasing the pressure in the hopes that it’ll explode. Given the messy danger of the endeavor, a nervous Fallon and Wilde began the stunt by appropriately wearing goggles. Because, as the host put it, “Safety is sexy.”

With 300 rubber bands already on the watermelon, the stars jointly added more one by one. Ominous music added to the tension, but the boom never came. So, how did the explosion finally happen?

Wilde gave up and threw the watermelon the floor, spraying some poor, innocent audience members. She tweeted about the experience Saturday morning, writing, “If @jimmyfallon hadn’t told me to smash that freakishly strong watermelon, we would still be there right now. #awatchedmelonneverpops #GMO.”

Interestingly, Fallon had better luck nearly a year ago when he and Shailene Woodley experimented with a pumpkin, which did actually explode, as Gossip Cop reported at the time. Watch the two videos below, and tell us what you think!

Enter your email address here to receive daily news updates from us.


  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. The Mary Sue