Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Fallon faced off in a “Hey Robot” match on Tuesday’s episode of NBC Tonight’s show with Jimmy Fallon.
The late night host explained that he would pull a note from a jar. After sharing the randomly selected word, players would take turns giving clues to an Amazon Alexa. “You can’t say the word on the note, but you have to try to get the robot to say the word on the note,” Fallon said.
The first word they were challenged to make the Alexa guess was “yoga.” Gervais started the round by describing the word as “a meditative exercise from the Far East”.
After the robot mistakenly guessed that Gervais was talking about “guided meditation,” Fallon said, “The descending dog is a form of …” The Alexa replied, “Sorry, I don’t know.”
“What exercise rhymes with ‘boga’?” said Gervais. Fallon followed up with, “Alexa, what is low impact exercise?”
As the robot continued to pronounce the word incorrectly, Gervais hinted that the word was a “Buddhist exercise.” The Alexa responded, “Added exercise to your shopping list. “
Gervais then took a different approach by asking, “Who is smarter than the average bear?” The robot replied, “According to another Amazon customer, ‘smarter than the average bear’. All it really means is that the person we’re talking about is smarter than average, but you might be wondering where the bear is from. It would be Yogi Bear. Fallon accepted Alexa’s response, making Gervais the winner of the first round.
For the second round, players were challenged to make the device say the word “turtleneck”.
“Alexa, what shirt would Steve Jobs wear?” Fallon asked. The Alexa responded that Jobs “was known for his iconic black turtleneck and long-sleeved jeans.”
The players were then tasked with making the Alexa say “wagon”. Gervais began: “A stagecoach is an example of this vehicle.” The device replied, “The Chevrolet convertible driven by Pink is a random vehicle.”
For Fallon’s turn, the host sang “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker. He then asked Alexa to name Rucker’s hit songs, although he mixed up a playlist from the singer’s discography.
After Gervais asked what a dog “does when it wags its tail back and forth”, he paused in the round to ask what a male bird is called. After the Alexa said it was called “a rooster,” Gervais and Fallon erupted in joy.
Watch the full game, below.