Alan Rickman And Jimmy Fallon Suck Helium On 'Tonight Show'

Alan Rickman popped by "The Tonight Show" Wednesday night and brought along some balloons full of helium.
Posted at 11:12 AM, Jun 18, 2015

We can probably all agree late-night talk show interviews can get seriously silly — even more so when sucking helium out of balloons is involved. 

That is exactly what happened Wednesday night when famed actor Alan Rickman stopped by "The Tonight Show." 

And believe us, watching Severus Snape answer questions in a squeaky-pitched voice is as magical as it sounds. (Video via Warner Bros. / "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince")

"The young boy with the scar?" host Jimmy Fallon asked.

"This is very difficult, but it's Harry Potter," Rickman said.

A writer for The Huffington Post said, "Other Hogwarts students can probably just forget about winning The House Cup. All the points to Slytherin after this."

Now the helium was actually Rickman's idea. He said the helium "truth-telling machines" were a way to get back at Fallon who — years ago — held a so-called "Rickman-off" on his show with Benedict Cumberbatch. 

"Rollin' down the street, smokin' indo, sippin' on gin and juice. Laid back," Cumberbatch said on the show in 2013

Yes, that really was Cumberbatch impersonating Rickman while reciting Snoop Dogg lyrics. We've now seen it all. 

To watch more of Rickman's helium-filled interview, head on over to NBC's website

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