Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Rap About Harry Potter, Election Day On 'Tonight Show'
Lin-Manuel Miranda brought the heat to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show last night, participating in another round of freestyles against The Roots‘ very own Black Thought. The results, as one could imagine, are absolutely entertaining.
For the first round of “Wheel Of Freestyle” Miranda is set up with the following words: “robot,” “corn maze” and “Harry Potter.” Although the actor manages to get around the first two well, he doesn’t explicitly drop the words “Harry Potter” during his freestyle, instead making references to the popular children’s book series.
Then, Black Thought goes and predictably kills it. Responsible for the words “guacamole,” “lumberjack” and “Super Bowl,” the rapper goes through them with the utmost ease.
However, Miranda redeems himself in the second round, hilariously rhyming “erection day” with “Election Day.”
This isn’t the first time the Hamilton star and Black Thought have squared off on the Tonight Show. The first freestyle saw the two offering some trademark lines around words such as “slam dunk” and “Channing Tatum.” The interaction was so good that J.J. Abrams called it “the best television I’ve seen in 10 years.”
Miranda is gearing up for this week’s Saturday Night Live, where he’ll serve as host alongside musical guests Twenty One Pilots. He recently dropped some promo for the appearance with SNL member Cecily Strong, one of which includes him poking fun at the difficulty of getting Hamilton tickets.
“You’ve seen it? Oh, I’m so jealous,” he tells Strong, who asks him, “…you haven’t seen it?”
“No, and everyone’s like, ‘Good job, I can’t wait to see it!’ And I can’t get tickets,” he responds. “I really wanna see it one day.”
Following his SNL hosting Miranda will be heading to London for pre production on Mary Poppins Returns. The sequel, which will also star Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep, is set to be released December 25, 2018.
Check out the freestyle below.