The 12 Best Jimmy Fallon Moments on 'Late Night' [Video]
When Jimmy Fallon first took over as host of "Late Night," he introduced a fresh, "Saturday Night Live"-influenced take on the genre. Many of his zany pretaped skits, live sketches involving star guests, and weird musical performances became huge viral sensations on the Internet.
And, we hope, when he moves on to "The Tonight Show" next year, he'll bring those buzzworthy bits with him.
In the four years he's been hosting on "Late Night," Fallon has produced many charming and delightful sketches and performances. Here are 12 of the best:
History of Rap
Singer and friend Justin Timberlake brings out the best in Fallon, as their instant-classic hip-hop medley shows. The first one was so popular that they've done three more installments.
The latest installment of "History of Rap":
Slow Jam the News With Barack Obama
Even the most serious topics are more fun when accompanied by the funky soul of the Roots. As the president talks about student loans, Fallon makes us laugh with lines like, "As I like to call him, the preezy of the United Steezy."
The Evolution of Mom Dancing With Michelle Obama
The Obamas love Fallon! In this bit, the first lady and the wig-sporting host demonstrate mom dance moves, like the Go Shopping, Get Groceries, and the Out-of-Sync Electric Slide. At the end, she shows off that she really can dance by doing the Dougie.
One of the best things Fallon introduced, from night one, was a parody series of a popular TV show. First it was "7th Floor West," a take on "The Hills." Even funnier is "Downton Sixbey," a takeoff on the PBS drama, which features Fallon doing a ridiculous British accent and Fred Armisen playing Lady Edith.