When Robert Irwin showed up on Wednesday’s airing of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he wasn’t alone. The son of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin brought a line-up of exotic animals to entertain (and scare) host Fallon.
Fifteen-year-old Irwin first introduces a sugar glider named Maverick which Fallon refers to as “an Australian rat,” flinching as it scurries across his desk.
Next up is the peppered cockroaches. “Don’t make me do it, Robert,” a clearly uncomfortable Fallon says when Irwin asks him to grab one of the insects in his hands. He adds, “Please don’t leave them here. Make sure you have them all… That’s so gross.”
The co-host of Animal Planet’s Crikey! It’s the Irwins then has Fallon lay on his back with his eyes closed for a “surprise,” which turns out to be a trio of serval kittens. When asked if they’re dangerous as they climb over him, Irwin tells Fallon, “They can actually kill an animal way bigger than themselves by grabbing the neck and ripping it right off.”
Last but not least is a baby dromedary camel named Wednesday. After receiving a bunch of slobbery kisses, Fallon gushes, “Oh my gosh I just made out with a camel. This is unbelievable!”
And this isn’t the first time an Irwin has managed to frighten Fallon on-air with a plethora of exotic animals. Robert’s recent appearance is the latest in a unique and hilarious family tradition started by his deceased father: scaring late-night hosts. And it looks like Robert is a chip off the old block when it comes to terrifying Fallon, Kimmel, and the rest of the Late Night horde.