In 1991, Extreme scored one of the biggest hits of the year with their single More Than Words, which peaked at number one on the Hot 100 chart. The music video was a huge part of the success of the song. It was a simple, black & white video of lead singer Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt sitting together while Cheron sang the song and Bettencourt strummed along with his guitar and provided backup vocals. The rest of the band sat around watching them, and in 2015, SNL alums Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon recreated the video for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. They did an amazing job recreating all the mannerisms of both Cherone and Fallon from the 1991 video, but of course, it’s also hilarious watching Jack Black recreate Gary Cherone.
Enjoy this look back at Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon recreating Extreme’s 1991 music video for More Than Words! Also, for comparison, we’ve also got the original video from Extreme so you can see just how precise Black and Fallon really were.