Chris Pratt stretched his improv skills ahead of his Saturday Night Live hosting duties this Saturday, Sept. 27 by appearing on The Tonight Show. And if his game of “Word Sneak” with Jimmy Fallon is any indication, Pratt is more than ready for any off-the-cuff moments Studio 8H might require of him.
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During his appearance on The Tonight Show last night, Billy Crystal emotionally told Fallon about eulogizing his friend Robin Williams at the Emmys. That prompted a sad—but, naturally, hilarious—remembrance of Williams from both Crystal and Fallon. READ FULL STORY
While singing won’t help Alicia Florrick win in the courtroom any time soon, Emmy winner Julianna Margulies proved she could at least boldly attempt to carry a tune on last night’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Thanks to its role in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Richard Strauss’ “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” has practically become synonymous with technology. (Need a refresher? Click here. Need a laugh? Follow this link.)
It’s no surprise, then, that the musical number was used in a commercial for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which were announced today in a rather grandiose way.
In the commercial, two hands wave the new models through the air, showcasing their flashy, updated features, set to “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” with an Apple twist: Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon’s charming a cappella rendition of the famed musical number.
The video ends with the tagline: “Bigger than bigger.” Is it? We’ll leave that up to you. For now, check out the ad here:
Who knew Adam Levine had such range?
Tuesday night on The Tonight Show, Levine showed off some pretty impressive impressions when Jimmy Fallon challenged the Maroon 5 crooner to a game of musical impressions, except it isn’t a Jimmy-Fallon-celebrity-game without a cutesy twist. In the styles of specific artists like Michael Jackson and Iggy Azalea, they riffed on kiddie tunes like the Sesame Street theme song and “Old McDonald.” Thus, Levine had to ditch the Maroon 5 wailing and sing a grizzled version of “The Muffin Man” in the style of Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.
For once, it seems Fallon has been bested in the impressions department—though to be fair, Iggy Azalea’s accent does seem to be of an indeterminate origin.
When Pierce Brosnan first took on the iconic role of James Bond in 1995’s Goldeneye, he very likely had no idea he was becoming a part of video game history. But Goldeneye 007, the 1997 video game adaptation of the film, was a huge success, and a whole generation of video game fans grew up with Brosnan’s face plugged into their Nintendo 64.
So when the actor came by The Tonight Show last night, host Jimmy Fallon, a huge video game fan, challenged him to a match.
Brosnan isn’t very good, but Fallon doesn’t really care—he’s too busy cackling with glee in exuberant Bond villainy. Fallon’s enthusiasm rubs off, and it looks like Brosnan is having a jolly time. They really should have changed the game mode, though: The Man With Golden Gun is the way to go for sudden death Goldeneye matches. And you can’t forget Big Head mode. That’s important.
Taylor Swift? Ew.
Swift is the latest star to guest on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show sketch “Ew!,” a mock Teen Nick show that features Fallon dressed as a teenage girl who says “Ew!” in response to almost everything. In the sketch, which aired Wednesday, Swift plays a nerdy 13-year-old named Natalie who likes “to eat apricots” and has “a Band-Aid collection.”
Like political offices on House of Cards, TV hosting gigs aren’t assigned through democracy. So it’s almost no surprise that when Jimmy Fallon did a parody of the popular Netflix drama on The Tonight Show Tuesday, his hosting chair was quickly nabbed by a former Tonight star.
Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show started not with a “hello,” but with a “nanu nanu” from The Roots’ Questlove. The drummer was paying tribute to Robin Williams, who died Monday at 63: “Nanu nanu” was how Mork said goodbye to his fellow aliens in ’70s sitcom Mork and Mindy, the show that gave Williams his start.
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When Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stopped by The Tonight Show to promote his new film Hercules, Jimmy Fallon asked about Johnson’s workout routine. From there, Johnson and Fallon put on some killer wigs, reenacted classic workout VHS tapes, and even perfected the art of the “squat thrust” as The Fungo Brothers.
As the Fungo Brothers always say, “You gotta hustle for the muscle!” READ FULL STORY
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