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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.


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

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