Appearing Monday on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, MSNBC host Chris Matthews offered his take on the relationship between the oil industry and government in his characteristically lively manner.

At one point, actor and humorist Chelsea Handler, sitting beside Matthews, joked, "Could you talk faster?" To which Matthews curtly responded: "My dear, you’re beautiful, but if you concentrate, you can keep up."

Watch the video courtesy NBC, via Mediaite.