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05.23.14

Viral Video of the Day: Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Drum-Off

And yes, there was cowbell

As far as celebrity doppelgangers go, no one can top comic actor Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. For years, the two have had a public rivalry based on their similar look: Ferrell claiming Smith is another of his characters, and Smith countering with a T-shirt that says, “I am not Will Ferrell.”

Wearing identical outfits, the two went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Thursday to settle things once and for all in a drum-off. Ferrell, aided heavily by The Roots’ bandleader Questlove, gave Smith a run for his money. Ferrell pulled out his iconic cowbell from the classic Blue Oÿster Cult SNL skit—and played the hell out of it!—but Smith had some backup of his own.

Ferrell and Smith took part in the drum-off for charity. Gene Frenkle would be proud.

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