Thursday night’s episode of the Tonight Show did not fail to bring the laughs, especially when it was revealed that during a time when there were no women in Hollywood, Martin Short and Jimmy Fallon teamed up as a married couple on a 90s soap opera called Tensions. The soap opera ran for only three episodes before it was canceled, during which their union was tense to say the least!
Fallon surprised Short with a clip from the soap opera’s first episode, which showed Maxine, played by Short and Maxwell, played by Fallon is a heated conversation over a sandwich. She entered the room and asked him what he was doing. When he said he was simply eating a sandwich, she thought he was lying. Things got tense as Maxine questioned Maxwell about what was on the sandwich. One by one, he listed the ingredients, but he forgot one, the bread, so she snatched the sandwich from his hands, tore it apart, and slapped him across the face with the bread before splashing water in his face.
Jimmy Fallon then told Martin Short that he had found a clip from episode two of Tensions, which showed the husband and wife in another tense situation. This time, Maxine was questioning why Maxwell did that with his eyes. She was referring to the fact that he had blinked his eyes. He tried to calm her by letting her know that everyone blinks their eyes, but there was no pacifying Maxine, who proceeded to bust Maxwell over the head with a vase and then splashed his face with water.
At this point, Fallon revealed that he had found a clip from the third episode of Tensions. Martin Short was excited to relive his time as Jimmy Fallon’s wife and could not wait to see the clip. Maxwell was upset because he thought Maxine was cheating on him. When he questioned her, she said she had no idea where he could have gotten such an idea. He let her know that he had seen the other man coming to the door for the past six months. This man was the mail carrier, played by Steve Martin. He let Maxwell know he was there to deliver the mail and screw. All three of them took turns hitting each other. Then the mail carrier hit Maxwell over the head with a vase and Maxine splashed him in the face with water.
Though Maxine lovingly referred to Maxwell as her Ba-Be, this marriage was destined for divorce. See the funny video below!
By Trixie Dillwood
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