Before watching this sketch from Monday night’s Tonight Show, let’s run you through some very simple math.
- 1 picture = 1,000 words
- 1,000 words = 1 frame
- 24 frames per second x 91 seconds = 2184 frames
- 2184 frames x 1,000 words = 2,184,000 words
- 1 novel = 50,000 words
- 2,184,000/50,000 = 43.68 novels
All of which is to say, if our math is correct, this sketch is the verbal equivalent of nearly 44 novels, without ever saying a word. But then again, sometimes a single look says it all.