Video Game High School is now in Freddie Wong‘s rearview mirror, and his first post-VGHS video is a special one. Wong teamed up with Jimmy Kimmel for “Tie Fighters“, an action-packed short that involves a men’s bathroom, a Windsor knot, and a burning stake.
The video stars Wong and Kimmel as they meet in the backstage bathroom at Kimmel’s show and argue over which one of them tied a better tie knot. Their argument quickly comes to blows, one thing leads to another, and they ultimately fall through a trans-dimensional portal to a world populated by ties. As you might expect, that setup is a blank canvas on which Wong can show off his dazzling special effects skills.
Wong isn’t the first YouTube star to make an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. A few months earlier, prankster Jack Vale was invited to the ABC late-night program, and he marked the occasion by filming a video alongside Kimmel’s sidekick, Guillermo Rodriguez.
Wong has also made videos alongside several other traditional media personalities. Before his tie fight with Kimmel, he brought Jon Favreau to his Cowboys & Aliens spoof and had a Mexican standoff with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
“Tie Fighters” is Wong’s return to regularly scheduled programming after the conclusion of Video Game High School, which wrapped up with a one-hour finale on November 18th. That episode–and all others–can be seen over at Rocket Jump.