One word. One single added word is all it takes to bring a film from ‘hero’ to absolute ‘zero.’ Jimmy Fallon, our beloved host of ‘The Tonight Show’ struck up yet another hashtag challenge for his followers and asked them to change the meaning of movie titles by adding just one additional word. The results? As expected—they are utterly hilarious.

From ‘Love Actually Sucks’ to ‘Iron Deficient Man’ and much much more, Twitter users went all out for the #AddAWordRuinAMovie challenge. With the weekend right around the corner, we thought we’d give all of you a good chuckle to help you finish your Friday with a smile, dear Pandas, so go on and have a read.

Remember to upvote the movie titles that you enjoyed and be sure to let us know all about which particular changes had you snorting into your tea and giggling like a second-grader (‘Tax Return of the Jedi’ did that for me). Oh and I know just how creative you Pandas are, so go on and share your own film title modifications in the comments—I can’t wait to read them!

Image credits: jimmyfallon

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Jo Johannsen
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11 months ago

May the IRS be with you.

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Daniel Atkins
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11 months ago (edited)

The critics would call it anemic.

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Salam Payne
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11 months ago

I’d watch that

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This isn't the first time that Fallon's asked his fans to change film titles. We've written about a similar challenge at the start of 2020, right here.

I’m always curious to learn more about what happens behind the scenes. For a previous article about Fallon’s challenges, I interviewed entertainment industry expert Mike Sington from Los Angeles in California. He told Bored Panda all about late-night shows, why hosts like Fallon reach out to people via social media, and about the ups and downs the industry felt during the pandemic.

According to Mike, Fallon and other late-night show hosts have “the most input of anyone” when making all the decisions, big and small, about the show. From the structure to the segments and bits.

“They each have large teams of writers and producers that create segments for the show, but the host gives creative input, and has the final say of whether the bit will make it to air. After all, their name is on the show," Mike told Bored Panda earlier.

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ThoughtsAreNotFacts
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11 months ago

Hahahaha

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R Carson
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11 months ago

Like James Woods in the Exorcist spoof?

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Joe Berger
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11 months ago

Just a bunch of lawyers in a conference room

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Entertainment industry insider Mike was very optimistic about late-night shows this upcoming autumn in the United States, as vaccination programs to protect against Covid-19 continue to be rolled out.

“Audiences will be back in the autumn, however, audience members will have to show proof of vaccination. New York is developing a 'vaccine passport' now," he told us. "The United States as a whole won’t have a vaccine passport, however, states and local municipalities are expected to follow New York’s lead. Broadway and major audience venues have already said they will require proof of vaccination for audiences to return.”

According to the expert, late-night shows and their hosts had adapted well to the pandemic, overall.

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Dark Pearl
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11 months ago

Agreed.

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Aesthetically Pleasing Rat
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11 months ago

I would watch that🤨

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Neil Bidle
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11 months ago

"Harry Potter and the..." can be put in front of almost anything

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“All the shows have social media teams that are writing and monitoring content. To grab the late-night hosts’ attention, tag the show! They will see it, they monitor every post they are tagged in,” Mike explained to me.

"If the post particularly stands out, they will forward it to the writing team for the show. Other than that, it’s just a matter of luck, or a story gaining traction on social media. The writers are monitoring social media in general, combing it for content to use.”

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Dark Pearl
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11 months ago

MAYBE HE SHOULD HAVE TO FIND HIMSELF LIKE THE REST OF US!

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Auntriarch
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11 months ago

Snort-laugh!

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11 months ago

SNORE

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The best advice, if you want to get featured by someone like Fallon and his team, is to never give up. Be persistent. Quality content “You never know when something will catch their eye, and a great story is likely to pop and catch their attention."

What’s more, relying on social media more is also a great way to communicate with your audience. “TV hosts are sourcing material directly from social media because it’s a great way to engage with their audiences and stay connected with them,” Mike said. “Nothing can top the personal, and often very funny, contributions of the fans themselves."

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Joe Berger
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11 months ago

Breaking into an ATM

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R Carson
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11 months ago

A horror film.

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James016
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11 months ago

Brexit is a bigger horror story

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R Carson
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11 months ago

One to miss.

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Rae Reyn
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11 months ago

Aunt May is doing a home improvement project. She sends Peter to the Home Depot in Jersey. As soon has he gets back, she realizes she needs a different sized screw.

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SykesDaMan
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11 months ago

The Barney Stinson version I guess! :)

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William Schultz
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11 months ago

Sounds good Sharron :)

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R Carson
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11 months ago

He IS the master of deceit.

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R Carson
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11 months ago

Should have some interesting clips.

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R Carson
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11 months ago

Toddler's ball.

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
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11 months ago

OH

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Leslie Burleson
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11 months ago

How bou dah

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11 months ago

The US Supreme Court building has a basketball court on the 5th floor, directly above the main chamber. One of the justices nicknamed it the highest court in the land. Games are prohibited if they are hearing arguments below.

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11 months ago

Wouldn't need saving

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Floofy Samoyed
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11 months ago (edited)

What are we having for breakfast? Toast?bagels? Crumpets? Croissants?

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Obi Wang Kenobi
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11 months ago

Nah, men in black bikini

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Leslie Burleson
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11 months ago

Hey , knowing is half the battle you wise guy . Damn , I can't think of any Joe Pesci tag phrases to make this joke funny lol

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4 months ago

Driving Over Miss Daisy

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