In light of the recent news regarding Jimmy Fallon being named as the eventual replacement for Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show”, we thought there wouldn’t be any better way to celebrate the news than to share our list for our top five Jimmy Fallon skits from his late night show.
This list doesn’t begin to cover all of the entertaining and hilarious moments that Fallon’s show has required over the last few years, but we hope this list will satisfy those staunch Fallon fans out there.
5. Robert is Bothered
One of Jimmy Fallon’s comedic bits he’s most well-known for are is impressions. Here, Fallon takes on his Robert Pattinson persona and it’s so popular that it deserved it’s own website. Fallon…we mean…Pattinson covers everything from Snickers ads to Daniel Radcliffe to Shark Week.
4. Ragtime Gals: “Sexy Back” (w/ Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake)
Anytime Justin Timberlake is on Fallon’s show, it’s guaranteed to be a hit. Fallon and Timberlake collaborate with Fallon’s barbershop quartette “The Ragtime Gals” to sing their version of Timberlake’s single “Sexy Back.” Not only is it humorous, but the tweaked version is quite catchy, too.
3. Call Me Maybe
On the heels of one of the more popular singles in the country, Fallon, along with Carly Rae Jepsen and The Roots, tackle “Call Me Maybe” a little differently. The trio used simple classroom instruments and sing along to the sounds of the No. 1 hit.
2. The Chickeneers
This skit was just performed last week, but Fallon teams up with Blake Shelton and Nick Offerman to deliver one of the more original skits on the show. In addition to looking ridiculous in their chicken outfits, the group clucks along to “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers and it’s probably one of the best Easter-themed acts ever.
1. History of Rap
Arguably the show’s most popular skit, Fallon’s history of rap provides the best moment in show history. Once again, Fallon and Timberlake create an instant hit. The combination of classic hip hop songs with Fallon and Timberlake’s comedic timing and showmanship make the History of Rap one of late night’s more iconic moments.