Tina Fey mistaken for a prostitute, Amy Poehler helps Yoko Ono in 'True Confessions'

Gumshoes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler brushed up on their interrogation and improv skills during a game of "True Confessions" with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday's "Tonight Show."

The "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation" stars, who debuted the trailer for their December comedy "Sisters" on the show, reunited with their former "Saturday Night Live" compatriot for the noir-style, truth-seeking bit. Fallon last played the game with "True Detective" Season 2 stars Vince Vaughn and Colin Farell in June.

The real-life friends and colleagues worked their familiarity to their advantage, drawing on personal knowledge of their pals to sniff out the truth and harangue each other about the credible facts that surfaced, including buying a jumpsuit at Express (Fey), actually going to college (Fallon) or helping someone cross the street (Poehler).

Fey, 45, claimed she was mistaken for a prostitute at a casino in Monaco, a statement that Fallon and Poehler decided was a lie after a humorous line of questioning. Turns out it wasn't a lie at all.

"My cousin and I, we went to the casino — we thought it was gonna be like bands playing or whatever — and it was just ice cold, just weird Europeans just quietly gambling," Fey said, adding that the incident happened in 1992 while she was wearing a polka-dot jumpsuit. "We were the youngest people there and my cousin is really pretty, she's like blond and really tall, and I was just like, with her... We realized, I go, 'This is not our scene.' Then this sort of like, older gentleman came over and was like, 'I would love to buy the two of you dinner in this restaurant here'... it just sort of became clear that the only possible explanation for why we would've been in there was that we were prostitutes."

"And that is where Tina met her husband," Poehler quipped.

The chiding didn't stop there. Next came Fallon, 40, who declared: "In college, my friend and I were robbed by a drug dealer with a sawed-off shotgun."

Poehler, 43, was skeptical of Fallon's college record and Fey denied that he had any other friends. The "Inside Out" star said it was true but he did a bad job telling the story on purpose and Fey thought it was a lie. In fact, the sad tale was true and turned out to be a total bummer.

As for Poehler, she claimed that "I once helped Yoko Ono cross the street."

Watch the video above to learn whether or not that actually happened. 

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