Lip Sync Battle (2015) s03e01 Episode Script

Ben Kingsley vs. John Cho

1 (rock music playing) Friends say it's fine, friends say it's good Everybody says It's just like Robin Hood Well, it's plain to see You were meant for me, yeah I'm your boy Your 20th century toy (thuds) - (feedback) - (cheering) - Yeah! - He's the lips to my sync.
Throw your "L's" up for your host, - LL Cool J! - (rock music playing) Hands in the air! Side to side! Now let me hear you say, "Yeah!" - Crowd: Yeah! - Say, "Hell yeah!" - Crowd: Hell yeah! - Now scream! (crowd screaming) Welcome to Lip Sync Battle! (cheering) This is the musical domain where two superstars will enter, but only one will leave with the LSB belt.
- You guys look good tonight.
- (cheering) Before we meet our challengers, I've got to introduce the woman who's no stranger to catcalls and kills the catwalks.
The unstoppable, the unquestionable, colorful commentator Chrissy Teigen.
(upbeat music plays) LL: Go, Chrissy, go, Chrissy Get busy, get busy - Oh! - Go, Chrissy, Chrissy Go, Chrissy So, what's the set-up for tonight, Chrissy? Oh, we've got one knight versus one guy who is no stranger to a White Castle.
Get it? White Castle and a knight! White Castle and a knight! (all laugh) - All right, are you ready to go? - Let's do it.
Let's do it.
- All right.
- (dramatic music playing) He's one hysterical half of Harold and Kumar.
(crowd cheering) He brilliantly coined the term "milf" in American Pie.
He held command as Sulu in Star Trek, and tonight he's ready to do battle for the LSB crown! Make some noise for John Cho! (cheering, applause) Oh, yes! Coming out next, he's an Oscar-winning actor who's been critically acclaimed in movies like Gandhi all the way to blockbusters like Iron Man 3.
He's got a Grammy, two-time Golden Globe winner, British royalty! All hail Sir Ben Kingsley! (cheers, applause) Wow.
You guys look really focused.
- (Chrissy laughs) - You guys ready? - (crowd cheers) - Okay, so, John, you're up first.
- Okey-dokey.
- Uh-oh.
Sir Ben, please have a seat in the VIP.
- (cheering) - All right.
John what song did you choose? I chose Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart.
- (cheering) - Good.
Well, I guess we're about to find out! John Cho! (cheers, applause) (Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? playing) She sits alone Waiting for suggestions He's so nervous Avoiding all the questions His lips are dry Her heart is gently pounding Don't you just know Exactly what they're thinking? If you want my body and you think I'm sexy Come on, sugar, let me know If you really need me, just reach out and touch me Come on, honey, tell me so Tell me so, baby His heart's beating like a drum 'Cause at last he's got this girl home Relax, baby, now we are alone They wake at dawn 'Cause all the birds are singin' They got each other Neither one's complainin' He says, "I'm sorry "But I'm out of milk and coffee "Never mind, sugar We can watch the early movie" If you want my body and you think I'm sexy Come on, sugar, let me know If you really need me, just reach out and touch me Come on, honey, tell me so Ooh, ooh - (music stops) - (cheers, applause) LL: Whoa.
- Chrissy? - (laughs) Yes? What did you think of John's performance? I just feel like if you're gonna sing that song, - I need to see some skin, personally.
- (cheering) You're going, "Oh, oh!" Don't tease me.
Sir Ben, what do you make of this? - Oh, you give it a 10! - Chrissy: Oh! You can talk into your mic, Sir Ben.
- This - Yeah? (laughs) - Chrissy: Oh! - means "10.
" - (all laugh) - (applause) (cheering) So, John Cho, you just you just tried to rip the stage apart.
We're just getting started, though.
You have a seat in the VIP.
Sir Ben? Oh, you're gonna let him sit down? Oh.
A little gamesmanship.
I like it.
What song did you choose? I chose Every Breath You Take by The Police.
- Whoo! - (cheering) You think this'll help you out a little bit? Ladies and gentlemen, Sir Ben Kingsley! (cheering) (Every Breath You Take playing) Every breath you take Every move you make Every bond you break Every step you take I'll be watching you Every single day And every word you say Every game you play Every night you stay I'll be watching you Since you've gone, I been lost without a trace I dream at night, I can only see your face I look around, but it's you I can't replace I feel so cold and I long for your embrace I keep crying baby, baby Please I'll be watching you - Every breath you take, every word you say - Ooh-hoo Every game you play - I'll be watching you - Every night you stay - (cheering) - LL: Wow.
What do you feel? - What are you feeling? What are your thoughts? - So much of that first song is always in, like, the face and the attitude.
You managed to make that really creepy-ass song 'cause it's really, like, low-key super creepy.
- It's about stalking? - But he made it sound beautiful.
- It's about love.
- (all laugh) - So, that's an '80s classic.
- Chrissy: Oh, yeah.
Why did you choose The Police? What made you choose that song? Well, Sting of The Police - has done so much for so many good causes.
- (cheers, applause) - Oh.
- This is my salute to him.
So, John, from a scale of one to ten, all right, what do you think? - Chrissy: Oh.
- Ben if that really is your name - (laughter) - I'm gonna give you a solid eight.
- Chrissy: Wow.
- Leaves me a lot of room.
Yeah, it leaves you a lot of room.
That's very true.
Well, Sir Ben, you can have a seat in the VIP.
- (Every Breath You Take playing) - (cheering) Round one is done and these two clearly proved they can embody any role.
Now, round two.
They'll catapult their performances up to a whole new beat.
The stakes get greater as the belt gets closer.
It's Lip Sync Battle.
Since you've gone I been lost without a trace We're back with Lip Sync Battle! In round one, John Cho tried to run away with the belt, and Sir Ben called The Police.
But now it's round two.
John's on deck.
But before he takes the stage, let's see how he geared up for an LSB win.
(cheering) - Welcome to Lip Sync Battle.
- Thanks.
(people chattering) All right, so let's go from the top.
(dance music playing) (dancers whooping) - (Danielle laughs) - I feel like I'm not necessary here.
- Oh, you are definitely necessary.
- That's great.
That was amazing, everyone.
Woman: You ready to see your stuff? - John: Mm-hmm.
Let's start with a hat.
- A couple of different hats.
We had, actually, four.
I brought these two 'cause these were my two favorites.
Oh, this is this is dandy.
It's little big.
Hey, hey, how are ya? - You in wardrobe mode? How you doing, man? - Yeah.
- Good.
Nice to meet you.
How you doing? - I'm good, man.
You're good.
All right.
You sure? You promise? Don't lie to me, LL! - Hey, how are you? Stage manager.
- How are you? - John.
Nice to meet you.
- Nice to meet you.
(mimics horse noises) - You are frighteningly good at that.
- Thanks! I'm starting to dig these boots.
Like, they feel good.
Can you step from the top of this number? - (cheering) - (indistinct dialog) - How y'all feeling tonight? - John: How's Kingsley doing? How's he doing over there? He's nervous, right? - Can you flip it? - I was in American Pie.
He was in Gandhi, so - (cheering) - John: Yo! Yo! - They don't know who I am.
- (laughter) - LL: John Cho! - (cheering) (Wanted Dead Or Alive by Bon Jovi playing) It's all the same Only the names will change Every day - (cheering) - It seems we're wastin' away Another place Where the faces are so cold I drive all night Just to get back home I'm a cowboy - Whoo! - On a steel horse I ride I'm wanted Dead or alive Sometimes you tell the day By the bottle that you drink And times when you're alone - All you do is think - (laughs) I'm a cowboy On a steel horse I ride I'm wanted Wanted Dead or alive, dead or alive Dead or alive - (music fades) - (cheering, applause) LL: Wow.
- Chrissy! - I didn't know I was into leather chaps before this.
- (laughs) - Chrissy: This was like a like a really erotic FarmersOnly commercial.
- (laughs) - (cheering) Sir Ben, did he deliver or what? Well, as you see, I'm so inspired by the cowboy song that I've now changed my whole body language.
- (laughter) - Chrissy: Oh! John, you can head on over to the VIP.
Well, John Cho just tried to ride sidesaddle to a win, but Sir Ben Kingsley is up next, and he came to battle for the LSB kingdom.
One last performance before the audience crowns the champ.
Keep it locked.
It's Lip Sync Battle.
(Wanted Dead Or Alive playing) We're back, and John Cho just tried to ride away with the victory, but Sir Ben Kingsley is determined to finish him off.
Before he takes the stage, let's see how this cold-hearted gangster from Sexy Beast prepared himself for an LSB challenge.
(cheering) - Yay! - (applause) Welcome! We're so happy to have you here.
- Yeah, I'm delighted to be here.
- This is your beautiful makeshift piano.
- Sir Ben: It's a dummy keyboard, right? - Yes, yes, yes, yes.
- How'd you know I can't or can play brilliantly? - (laughter) How'd you know? Are we making assumptions here? Danielle: So, let's just go from the top.
(laughs) Yes! That was awesome.
- Why are you laughing at my dancing? It's serious.
- (laughs) I wa - Woman: The big fantastical part of it - Sir Ben: Oh, my God.
This is like a cowl, is it? - Yes.
It sits - Okay.
- It's like a big collar that will sit like this.
- Right.
- I don't want to knock a dancer over.
- Exactly.
- That would be unfair.
- (laughs) Don't provoke me.
(exhales sharply) Did you see that? - Did you see that bit? - Yeah, totally.
I just did I just did a really good thing with my Oh, okay.
Take a little step this way if you would.
- Are you directing me? - (laughter) I've been directed by Martin Scorsese, you know.
- (laughter) - Wh why am I talking to a ping pong ball? - (camera clicking rapidly) - Woman on P.
: First positions, please.
One more time.
Woman 2: All right, guys, here we go! Man: All right, watch your heads, guys.
Watch it.
- Man 2: Lights coming in! - You just wanna do it real quick? - Uh I'll do it in tempo.
- Okay.
If I do it real quick, it'll be out of sync.
- (cheering) - Hey! Let's go! Let's go! (indistinct dialog) - See you later.
- Woman 3: Three, two, one.
Ladies and gentlemen, Sir Ben Kingsley! (cheering) - She packed my bags last night, pre-flight - (cheering) (both laugh) Zero hour, 9:00 a.
And I'm gonna be high As a kite by then And I think it's gonna be a long, long time Till touchdown brings me 'round again to find I'm not the man they think I am at home Oh, no, no, no, I'm a rocket man Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone (laughing) And I think it's gonna be a long, long time Till touchdown brings me 'round again to find I'm not the man they think I am at home Oh, no, no, no, I'm a rocket man Rocket man Burning out his fuse up here alone And I think it's gonna be a long, long time And I think it's gonna be a long, long time - Holy cow! - And I think it's gonna be a long, long time (cheering) - Whoa! - Wow! - (whooping) - LL: That was Yo, that was magical.
That was magical.
- So, Chrissy? - Oh, my God! We have Sir Ben Kingsley in three-inch platforms right now.
It is amazing! - Yeah! - Chrissy: Oh, it's so good! - I mean - A man's biggest fear is falling off his high-heeled shoes.
- (laughter) - I believe I rose to the challenge.
- Where else can you see this? - Only Lip Sync Battle.
- Only Lip Sync Battle.
- Yeah, that was pretty special.
That was pretty amazing.
Well, Sir Ben, you can go to the VIP.
- (Rocket Man playing) - When we come back, the audience will vote to see which challenger is truly worthy of wearing the LSB crown.
Stay right here.
It's Lip Sync Battle.
Welcome back to Lip Sync Battle! John Cho and Sir Ben Kingsley did their thing tonight.
Now it's time to crown a Lip Sync Battle champion! - Chrissy, are you ready? - Always.
All right.
is the champ John Cho? - (cheering) - (dramatic music playing) Or is the champ Sir Ben Kingsley? (cheering louder) And the Lip Sync Battle champion is - Sir Ben Kingsley.
- (cheering) I now pronounce you, Sir Ben Kingsley, the Lip Sync Battle champion! (cheering) Thank you.
I'll wear it.
So, Ben, how's it feel to be the champ? I just adore American enthusiasm.
There's nothing like it in the world.
And to to just float on this fantastic atmosphere of good will and alcohol is amazing.
You know? Oh, my goodness.
John, how was your experience? That was ridiculous.
I'm exhausted, but it was so fun.
Good, good, good, good.
Well, a huge thanks to John Cho and Sir Ben Kingsley for gracing the Lip Sync family with their presence tonight.
One love from me, LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen, and remember, whatever you do in life, knock 'em out of the box, L! Knock 'em out, L! (cheering) LL:I feel like a star!