Remember when Will Ferell had a drum-off with Chad Smith?

29 February 2020, 19:00 | Updated: 29 February 2020, 19:01

Remember this battle of these percussive giants: one comedy genius, one Red Hot Chili Pepper?

Chad Smith, drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Will Ferrell, star of almost every big comedy of the last 10 years, look so alike it's almost scary.

In May 2014, Jimmy Fallon finally brought them together to have the drum off that Ferrell had been asking for for months.

Will Ferrell and Chad Smith during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on May 22, 2014
Will Ferrell and Chad Smith during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on May 22, 2014. Picture: Douglas Gorenstein/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

It truly was a battle of the giants as each player had to give four solos - "traditional drum-off rules apply".

As Fallon says: “Whoever whacks, smack and slaps the skins the best wins.”

Chad Smith and Will Ferrell prepare for the drum-off
Chad Smith and Will Ferrell prepare for the drum-off. Picture: Douglas Gorenstein/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

The result is outstanding. But who won?

Watch the clip and find out the surprising climax to this challenge… as one contestant brings on reinforcements - and a secret weapon.