Jimmy Fallon, Lionel Richie, The Tonight Show


Jimmy Fallon wants to tell you so much...how creepy Lionel Richie's 1984 "Hello" music video was.

Because it was. It was super, super creepy. The iconic clip for the haunting ballad featured a woman playing the singer's blind love interest, who sculpts a bust of what she imagines his face to look like out of clay. The result: It looks nothing like Richie. It just looks creepy. Creepy like the rest of the video, which shows Richie basically stalking her.

"Oh, it's wonderful," Richie tells her.


"This is how I see you," she replies.

On Friday's episode of NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, a day before the host's 41st birthday, Fallon teamed up with Richie, 66, to re-enact part of the video...using the singer's real head as the bust and featuring an even more creeptastic, hilarious surprise at the end.

Richie and Fallon could barely contain their laughter and major props to the singer, who tries to be as bust-like as possible while Fallon sings his part of the duet!

Watch the Tonight Show parody of Richie's "Hello" music video below.

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