In case you haven’t heard, Jimmy Fallon started his spot as host of the Tonight Show on Feb. 17. Fallon’a Tonight Show premiere drew 11.3 million viewers , according to TVLine, which is the second largest audience since Jay Leno’s first send-off show in May 2009. But Fallon’s first week as the new Tonight Show host has brought us many memorable moments… already. Fallon has had everyone from U2 to Lady Gaga to Jerry Seinfeld to First Lady Michelle Obama on
Here are my top 5 Tonight Show moments of the week:
1. The Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing with Will Smith. Can you ever go wrong with an evolution of… insert whichever genre of dance you prefer–mom dancing, end zone dancing. You name it, Fallon can do no wrong in this area.
2. Brian Williams rapping “Rapper’s Delight” feat. Lester Holt and Kathie Lee Gifford. “Hotel motel, Holiday Inn. If your girl starts acting up then you take her friend.” Brian Williams slowing jamming the news. Fantastic. Clips of Brian Williams rapping. AMAZING. I lose it when KLG enters the frame.
3. Ignition (Remix) with the Ragtime Gals. Jimmy Fallon + Barbershop quartet. It’s just too good to be true. Process that, and then realize they’re singing an R. Kelly song. You will completely die of glee. The best part–they sing it REALLY well.
4. #Hashtag2. The first #Hashtag starring Fallon and Justin Timberlake raised the bar. I don’t know about you, but everyone I know, including myself, started hashtagging everything. It was a critique on society that reverberated within pop culture. And now, Jonah Hill joined Fallon and did it all over again. #somanyharrypotterreferences #idiedwiththefriendsjokes #millennials
5. The History of Rap 5 starring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. Fallon closed out the week with the strongest episode yet. After this episode, the show should be called The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. These pals brought the house down. Words cannot describe how amazing these two are together. They feed off of each other, and their performances get exponentially better. If you don’t believe me, then watch for yourself.
These are what I consider to be the top five performances of Jimmy Fallon’s first week as host of the Tonight Show. With that said, I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for Jimmy on the Tonight Show.