Keanu Reeves, Jimmy Fallon Play “Whisper Challenge” On “Tonight Show” (VIDEO)

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Keanu Reeves and Jimmy Fallon played the “Whisper Challenge” on Friday’s “Tonight Show.” Watch the funny video below!

The “Whisper Challenge” is one of Fallon’s signature games. While one person wears noise-canceling headphones with music playing, the other says a random word or phrase. It’s up to the headphone-wearing player to try to guess what the other person said. Since lip-reading can be a difficult skill to master, there is usually much confusion and plenty of laughs.

In this installment, Reeves seemed a bit disinterested in engaging in Fallon’s hijinks and amusingly pumped himself up by yelling. With the actor donning the headphones, the host delivered the first phrase: “Downward facing dog.” Reeves hilariously guessed, “Shepard front sock.” Though Fallon tried to help with a bit of charades and dragging out his pronunciation, a frustrated Reeves gave up and tossed the headphones.

The roles then reversed, with Fallon wearing the headphones as Reeves said “frozen fish sticks.” Incredibly, the TV personality got it almost right immediately, guessing “fruity fish sticks.” “He’s amazing,” the movie star exclaimed. But when it was Fallon’s turn to “whisper” a phrase again, he could hardly keep a straight face.

The phrase? “Cock-a-doodle-doo.” When he finally stopped laughing and said it, Reeves responded, “Really bad things are going through my head.” And it was really quite something to see Fallon essentially shout out the word “cock.” Gossip Cop won’t spoil how things went from there, but Fallon ended up on the floor.

Prior to the game, Reeves shared a story about almost changing his name to “Chuck Spadina,” looked at photos of uncanny doppelgangers, and told Fallon about his new movie, The Bad Batch. Check out the videos below!

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