Helen Mirren speaking with a helium voice is the video clip you never knew you needed

The class act reenacts her 2006 Oscars speech in a looney helium voice

Published March 31, 2015 2:54PM (EDT)

   (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
(The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

Jimmy Fallon's boyish mischief got the best of him last night as he welcomed Helen Mirren to the "Tonight Show" and asked her to suck helium balloons with him.

"The Queen" obliged and, not only that, but she also suggested a do-over of her 2006 Oscars acceptance speech in her looney helium voice. To bring the bit home, Fallon also coerced the class act into reciting a few amusing British dish names including "spotted dick" and "toad in the hole."

"I haven't done this since I was about 11," Mirren says as Fallen first makes the helium-balloon proposition. "Welcome to 'The Tonight Show,'" he responds.

Watch the clip below:

By Colin Gorenstein

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