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Alan Rickman is Jimmy Fallon's latest victim: Watch the "Harry Potter" star speak in a ridiculous helium voice

The velevty-voiced "Harry Potter" actor joins helium-sucking alumnus Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren


Colin Gorenstein
June 18, 2015 6:20PM (UTC)

Jimmy Fallon's obsession for publicly humiliating smooth-talking actors -- Dames included -- knows no bounds.

Traditionally, it is Fallon who initiates the task of presenting the actors with a balloon and politely asking them to suck on it, but "Harry Potter" star, best known as Snape, volunteered to be his next victim.

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After catching wind that the "Tonight Show" host and Benedict Cumberbatch had a little "Rickman-off,"  where the two impersonated the velvety-voiced actor, Rickman decided to come prepared with two balloons to complicate things.

"Apparently these are the Jimmy Fallon truth-telling machines, so I just want to know what you have to say about that," he said, passing off a balloon to Fallon. Well played, Severus.

Watch the clip courtesy of NBC below:


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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