There’s a lot going on here.
As you know, Mandy Moore is currently doing some of her best work on NBC’s This Is Us. Especially when it comes to crying.
She gives great Cry Face.
SORRY TO USE THIS PIC.
So it makes sense that Ellen had her play a game called “Why Is Mandy Crying?”
Mandy, champ that she is, put in one of those horrifying mouthpieces and recited simple sentences while pretending to cry. And Ellen had to figure out what she was saying.
The results varied.
But you really have to hand it to Mandy: She gave it her all. She approached that game like the seasoned actor she is, and did not mess around.
I want to commit to one thing in life half as much as Mandy Moore committed to screaming, “the donkey bucked my mom,” with a huge piece of plastic in her mouth.
Especially because it reeeeally sounded like she was saying the donkey…did something to her mom that sounds like “bucked” but is not “bucked,” know what I mean?
Ellen knows what I mean.
Great job to all — Mandy, Ellen, and the donkey.