Jimmy Fallon's story about a ping-pong game with Prince is majestic 5 years ago

Jimmy Fallon's story about a ping-pong game with Prince is majestic

Prince was not only an artistic genius, he was also notoriusly eccentric, funny, and a notorious prankster.

Jimmy Fallon has met a lot of celebrities, but it would be hard to top this star encounter story that the host and Questlove, his bandleader on the show, recently revealed.

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The pair spoke fondly about the time Prince challenged Jimmy to a game of ping-pong at Susan Sarandon's table tennis club, Spin.

Apparently, anytime Prince wanted to contact Jimmy, he would do so through a third party who would call him and simply say "He wants to see you."

 

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Jimmy was once contacted during a dinner with his wife and was challenged to a ping-pong match by Prince's assistant.

Obviously, Jimmy ran to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event.

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When Jimmy arrived, Prince was dressed in a double-breasted blue suit (not exactly sportswear) and proceeded to trounce the talk show host - and then disappear into the night without a word.

Peak Prince.

The whole video really is worth a watch.

While we're at it, remember when Prince was a guest star on New Girl?

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The Purple One was a big fan of the show, and it turns out a decent comedic actor.

Last weekend, an editor on New Girl shared a curated party playlist that Prince prepared for his guest appearance.

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The executive producer of The Simpsons also shared a glimpse at the lost script for an aborted Prince episode of the animated comedy.

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All of these recollections just serve as a bittersweet reminder of the legend the world has lost.

 

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