Lip Sync Battles, the crown jewel of Jimmy Fallon’s kingdom of late-night celebrity games, is so popular it inspired its own weekly show. (Which, somehow, isn’t on NBC?) Anybody with an internet connection probably saw Joseph Gordon-Levitt in his Janet Jackson drag two weeks ago, and every pop culture site rushes to post each new clip every week. Let’s look back on where the bit started, though, and rewatch the best Lip Sync Battles from The Tonight Show.
5. Emma Stone and Jimmy Fallon
This is where Lip Sync Battle went from goofy late-night trifle to full-blown pop culture phenomenon. It helps that the internet loves Emma Stone more than anybody except maybe Jennifer Lawrence, but it helps just as much that there is something legitimately transfixing in the absurdity of Stone passionately “singing” along to a Blues Traveler song.