I seriously couldn’t stop laughing during the July 21 episode of ‘The Tonight Show’ when Jimmy Fallon challenged Jake Gyllenhaal to a game of ‘Slapjack.’ Now, after seeing ‘Southpaw,’ we know Jake can take a hit but this is a whole new playing field.
Apparently, Jake Gyllenhaal has never played blackjack before! Jimmy Fallon challenged him to a game of blackjack, AKA “Slapjack” on The Tonight Show and they played three rounds. Needless to say, they hadn’t been spending much time at casinos. So, after struggling to even deal the cards — you know, since Jimmy only has one working hand, and it was wrapped around a huge foam hand — Jimmy did get to slap the actor, not once, but twice. You have to watch this video.
Right off the bat, Jimmy tries to be the only one wearing a foam hand — which Jake calls him out on. “Your hands big enough,” Jimmy tells him, but Jake had the best response followed by a sexy eye-to-the-camera-look. “Anything with big hands, I’m into.” Umm, us too, Jake.
So, round one goes to Jake, since Jimmy goes over with 25. With that, Jake completely wails him across the face and it’s seriously hysterical. However, it’s Jake that goes up the next round with 25, and BAM — Jimmy hits him. Basically, this would leave a mark. “I’ve been trying to explain, people ask me, ‘What’s it feel like to get hit, right?'” Jake tells Jimmy after the hit. “And I never really know how to explain it, but I really don’t know how to explain how that feels.”
Unfortunately for Jake, he loses again in the final round when Jimmy gets 20 — and Jake gets 16. Isn’t the dealer supposed to hit on 16? Well he didn’t get the chance before Jimmy totally wailed him. Trust me, this video is the perfect hump day treat.
— Emily Longeretta