Five best bits from 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'
Jimmy Fallon comes to Tampa Theatre on Wednesday, and while I'll be attending the show as a big-time fan girl, I'm not quite sure what to expect. Will the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon host perform standup? Will he do impressions? Will he sing? He'll likely do some of all these things, if his late-night show is any indication. Jimmy can do it all.
As a longtime Fallon fan, I compiled my five favorite bits from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:
5. Blurred Lines with the Roots and Robin Thicke
Pretty much anything involving the Roots is fantastic, but these bits where they re-create popular songs on classroom instruments are top-notch.
4. Jacob's Patience
In this absurd recurring sketch, Fallon invites game guests to use (really obvious) fake arms in his fake show, Jacob's Patience. These two with Jason Bateman and Steve Carell are our favs.
3. Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon at Camp Winnipesaukee
Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon have done a lot of wonderfully entertaining things together. But we love the weirdness of this sketch, particularly the braces and the fact that they can’t stop singing Toto's Africa.
2. TIE: Bruce Springsteen performs 'Whip My Hair'
Jimmy's had a lot of great musical moments on his show, but nothing beats the Boss showing up dressed up like a Born to Run-era version of himself to sing Willow Smith's Whip My Hair with Jimmy Fallon as Neil Young.
President Obama Slow Jams the News
Jimmy invited President Obama to slow-jam the news with him and the Roots, and Barack was totally into it.
1. Joking Bad
We suggest checking out all of the show parodies done on Late Night, because they're all outstanding: They've done everything from Real Housewives of Late Night to Late (a Lost parody) to Downton Sixbey (Downton Abbey). But last month's Breaking Bad parody Joking Bad is the most impressive one yet.
For more on Jimmy Fallon’s stop here Wednesday, check out Jay Cridlin's preview on Fallon as the nicest guy in TV.