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.

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