Smith accepts the ALS challenge and nominates Will Ferrell.
After settling their rivalry on Fallon, Ferrell and Smith challenge their next target: Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich. Ferrell says:
Lars gets pissed because he gets mistaken for both me and Chad Smith.
He can settle that score now, too. There it is. The gauntlet is down.
The Chili Peppers drummer also recalls his first time meeting Ferrell at an afterparty for the film The Ladies Man.
Ferrell and Smith appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to put an end to their rivalry. The two wear matching outfits and speak as the other person in an interview with Fallon. Ferrell describes when he first heard of the “impostor”:
Yeah. I was jammin’. I was jammin’ with the Chili Peppers, with my guys. At our jamhouse. I’m like, ‘Flea, this is bull. I’m tired of not getting enough respect as Chad Smith.’ I’ll be honest, I’m a little high right now.
The two then engage in a drum-off (with Questlove acting as ghost drummer for Ferrell). The challenge was interrupted when Smith’s Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates appeared for a rendition of (Don’t Fear) the Reaper.
After Ferrell’s similarities to the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith are mentioned in a Reddit AMA, Ferrell releases an Instagram video saying it’s
great to finally clear up the fact that I am Chad Smith.
Smith follows up with a video challenging the actor to a drum battle.