The 10 Best Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Sketches
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On March 5, 2009, the Saturday Night Live alum known for cracking up during sketches began his new late-night talk show on NBC, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. During the last four years, Fallon’s delightful charm, the show’s musical tributes and recurring comedy sketches are all reasons why people tune in each night to see what’s going to happen next.
Celebrating the cameos as well as the immense talent of the show’s staff, we’ve collected a list of the 10 best sketches from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Check out our favorites below.
Parodying popular television shows of the time, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon created the sketch series titled 6-Bee to poke fun at Fox’s hit musical show Glee. In the second episode , Late Night’s glee club excitedly prepares for their sectionals competition before finding out their biggest competition, the cast of Parks and Recreation, has been rehearsing in their studio. To make things worse, Amy Poehler and crew also recruited Late Night‘s spectacular band The Roots to join their team. Hilarity ensues as both teams sing-fight to Twisted Sister’s classic “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”
9. Tight Pants
When Will Ferrell stopped by last May, the former SNL comedians performed a bit about two bowl-cut-sporting men arguing over whose new white pants are the talk of the town. The sketch includes a catchy ’70s-style song and cheesy, laughter-inducing dance moves.
8. Robert is Bothered
Jimmy Fallon was known for his excellent celebrity impressions on SNL, and he’s brought them over to his talk show. During the media frenzy surrounding the Twilight movies, Fallon created a sketch series where he emulates Robert Patinson as his Edward Cullen character while complaining about various topics. In the video above, Robert is bothered by technology and gadgets, specifically Apple’s iPad. Watch here when Patinson faces off with Fallon in this segment of Robert is Bothered titled “Robert is Double-Bothered.”
7. Jersey Floor
In 30 Rockefeller Center, Late Night workers discover a floor where they’re instantly transformed into Jersey Shore-inspired culture. That means names like J-Bro, big hair, spray tans and lots of partying. SNL alums Rachel Dratch and Abby Elliot guest star in the sketch series as well as Josh Meyers (brother of Seth). In the second episode, NBC funny ladies Amy Poehler and Tina Fey also get to experience the party on the jersey floor.
6. History of Rap
With three installments so far, History of Rap is almost expected each time Justin Timberlake visits the show. Backed by The Roots, Fallon and Timberlake perform a medley of hip-hop songs that both honor and mock famous tracks. History of Rap parts 2 and 3 can be viewed in the video above. With Timberlake most likely stopping by Late Night soon to promote his upcoming album, we’re hoping for a part 4.