I came to terms with myself as a total "Chandler Bing" — what with our similarities in the sarcasm and self-deprecation departments — a very long time ago. But it became readily apparent on Monday night that Emily Blunt is most definitely a Monica Geller, even if she doesn't know it yet. Blunt played Box of Lies with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, and more than anything, her spirited competitiveness was at the forefront. This made the game with an equally as competitive Fallon all the more hilarious. Because, let's be real, it's hard to find someone more invested in his games than Fallon himself.
The game started out gratifyingly antagonistic in the most friendly of ways. Doing everything short of smack talking each other (and the audience), Blunt and Fallon were very much in the zone even before the game truly began. Case in point, the actor was only picking which box to pull the secret item from and she already delivered a scowl to the audience as Fallon heckled her about her handling of it. Really, the audience should have been given popcorn in order to properly watch this aggressive rivalry play out. You know, in between the Blunt and Fallon's school boy and girl-like giggle fits.
Their competitiveness was only made more apparent by their mind tricks and dedication to pretending to lie about the ridiculous items in their respective boxes. Making every other celebrity who has ever played the game look like they lack both ambition and fervor.
Blunt fooled Fallon into thinking she made up the fact that she pulled out a record player with a pepperoni pizza on it. Whereas Fallon cracked up upon taking a box of lies out of his bigger box of lies that contained an even smaller box of lies. In fact, Blunt was so angry about Fallon's triumphant bluffing that she called out both the host and the audience for laughing, telling the audience that they are "easily pleased," while lamenting that it wasn't "that funny," effectively channeling Monica's unparalleled sass.
Sorry, Emily. It totally was. It felt like she and Fallon were one step short of doing this:
To further prove she's Monica's kindred spirit, at the end of the game, Blunt got one last jab in on Fallon, mocking his decidedly bad imitation of her English diction, which felt a whole lot like when Monica freaked out on Rachel. Ahem...
Though, to her credit, she took the loss surprisingly well given all her other intense Monica penchants. What does this all mean? There needs to be a celebrity edition of Survivor where these two really get to go head to head and duke it out. It'd be quality TV, that's for damn sure.
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