Apparently the root of all of this is that Ferrell has been “pretending” to be Smith ever since it became public knowledge that the two men look alike. This annoys Smith, who insists that he is, in fact, himself and the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The only way to solve this is obviously a drum-off. Smith, for one, is ready:
— Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) May 22, 2014
He even has a little trash-talk for the pretender, as evidenced by a video posted to YouTube on Thursday.
But who will be the true victor? Only “The Tonight Show” has that answer when it airs Thursday, May 22 at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.