The same impulse was on display on The Tonight Show Thursday, as Jimmy Fallon and Julia Roberts took turns nailing the other in the face with clear inflatable balls.
The pair then watched all the nose-squishing action in extreme slow-motion, reveling in the split-second disfigurements.
"This is like the comedy version of Fifty Shades of Grey," Roberts noted.
The game, appropriately, was dubbed "Face Balls." Can't argue with that.
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