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The Tonight Show: The long-awaited Will Ferrell vs. Chad Smith drum-off

'The Tonight Show': The Long-Awaited Will Ferrell Vs. Chad Smith Drum-Off

Will Ferrell dropped by "The Tonight Show" for the long-awaited drum-off with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. But how do you win a drum-off against a pro? Easy... more cowbell. Fourteen years after the Saturday Night Live sketch became a permanent pop culture catchphrase, that cowbell still has us laughing.

Will and Chad arranged the drum-off to settle a friendly rivalry that started when Will was asked how often people confused him with Chad Smith. During a Reddit 'Ask Me Anything' session, Will replied, "There is no Will Ferrell. Only Chad Smith."

Viewers could not stop talking about the battle on Twitter, getting everything from #MORECOWBELL to #lukewarmchilipeppers, an insult Will used on Chad during the drum-off. The segment had five trending topics on Twitter. Chad also tweeted a picture with Will and the cowbell.

A few hours earlier, he tweeted a picture of the drum-off's trophy-a giant golden cowbell, which Will ended up winning. The two were able to raise $300,000 for charity and provide some unforgettable entertainment.

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LONNIE May 23 2014 at 8:54 AM

And you didn't show the drum-off. Do you chuckleheads not realize people want to see what you advertise not listen to you talk. Damn people it is not hard to comprehend. LOSERS!!!!!

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rb7583 LONNIE May 23 2014 at 9:12 AM

Totally, they do this all the time.

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STEVE May 23 2014 at 9:25 AM

why say a drum off and don't show it, u guys are fricken idiots

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skiggz374 May 23 2014 at 9:32 AM

I don't think they are allowed to show it because it's NBC property. How dare anyone make money or get traffic other than the almighty and powerful NBC!!! muhahahahahaha

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skaboy May 23 2014 at 9:37 AM

i guess we’ll have to keep waiting to watch the the long-awaited Will Ferrell vs. Chad Smith drum-off. Thanks for nothing AOL.

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giovetti84 May 23 2014 at 9:42 AM


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Pete May 24 2014 at 6:26 AM

l wanted to see the drum-off. Talk is cheap.

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Pete May 24 2014 at 6:29 AM

Talk is cheap and you didn't show the drum-off. Boohoo!

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