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Jimmy Fallon, Jack Black Star in Shot-by-Shot 'More Than Words' Remake

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Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon in file photos. (Kris Connor/Getty Images; Chuck Liddy-Pool/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:52 AM

Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black's music video parody of the 1991 hit song "More Than Words" by Extreme has been viewed nearly 3 million times on YouTube since it was posted on Monday.

The video of Black and Fallon, in character as the longhaired rockers from Extreme, was the highlight of Monday's "Tonight Show." The original ballad song hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

The recreation is a near match to the original video, with Black and Fallon making silly facial expressions and gestures to get some laughs out of the shot-by-shot remake.

"In its day, the song proved to be both a major hit for the band as well as a departure from Extreme's typical sound," wrote People magazine's Drew Mackie. "So what did Fallon, 40, and Black, 45, hope to achieve in remaking it exactly as it looked before? Well, they're both talented musicians in addition to being comedians, and maybe they just wanted to show off how well they can harmonize."

Even those who were not exactly fans of the original song, like Spin magazine's Brennan Carley, said that Fallon and Black's video is worth watching.

"Extreme's 'More Than Words' is one of those songs so culturally ingrained in all of us that its opening chords will always elicit — for better or worse — some sort of visceral reaction," Carley wrote. "Taking that to heart . . . Jack Black joined Jimmy Fallon for a shot-for-shot rendition of the song's video that is both totally alluring in this odd way but also inherently creepy down to its skeleton."

Fans responded positively to the parody on social media.






Here is Fallon and Black's version of the video:




And here is the original:



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