Who is the "know IT all"?: Watch Tina Fey and Rachel Maddow face-off during "Tonight Show" trivia contest

Even though Jimmy Fallon declares everyone a winner, Fey leaves Maddow with her head hanging low in the end

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published March 3, 2016 8:38PM (EST)

 ("The Tonight Show" - NBC)
("The Tonight Show" - NBC)

Tina Fey paid a visit to her old Saturday Night Live co-star, Jimmy Fallon's, new gig hosting the "Tonight Show" Wednesday night to promote her new film, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot." Fallon, of course, took the opportunity to quiz the brainy comic with a timed trivia challenge against fellow brainiac and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.

"'Know IT all' is a game of knowledge and deception," Fallon explained, outlining the rules of play. "If you can't think of anything in the category," Fallon told Fey and Maddow, "you can bluff and make something up, but if your opponent  hits the challenge button and successfully calls your bluff then they win the round."

The categories were: cocktails, famous Bobs, dog breeds, cheeses, rappers and Spanish words. The women started with dog breeds and well, I wouldn't want to give away the game. Watch for yourself below:

By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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