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Lena Dunham and Jimmy Fallon get nostalgic, play Pyramid on 'The Tonight Show' -- VIDEO

Lena Dunham and Jimmy Fallon have a lot more in common than we knew.

Dunham stopped by The Tonight Show on Tuesday to promote Sunday’s season finale of her HBO comedy, Girls. And while it’s not surprising that these two had a breezy, fun conversation — thanks in no small part to their mutual admiration — what we didn’t expect was a five-minute nostalgia trip, with the duo reminiscing about video stores and the impact of Reese Witherspoon’s early career.

It turns out both Dunham and Fallon had gigs working as video store clerks when they were teens. In the interview below, we learn that Dunham worked at Mr. Video 3 for $4.75 an hour when she was 14, while Fallon was 17 when he worked at Video 2. Dunham laments the “video store guy” — those dudes who “are kind of mean, they think they’re smarter than everyone, [but] they’re probably not because they work at a video store” — going the way of the dinosaur. She says those guys at Mr. Video 3 “had real opinions about film, whereas I was like, ‘Whatever Reese Witherspoon is in, give it to me.'”

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Kermit the Frog sings 'It's Not Easy Being Green' -- with help from Jimmy Fallon: VIDEO

Jimmy Fallon snagged the St. Patrick’s Day booking for the Tonight Show last night — Kermit the Frog.

Kermit is currently making the publicity rounds for Muppets Most Wanted, and stopped by Fallon’s show Monday night to sing his classic song, “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” It’s all very sweet and melancholy and nostalgia-inducing… until Fallon — green beer in hand — shows up mid-song to remind Kermit that March 17 is actually the easiest day of the year to be green.

And with that, the duo got positive. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

Black Simon and Garfunkel are back, this time singing Lorde's 'Royals' -- VIDEO

Black Simon and Garfunkel made their first appearance on The Tonight Show on Wednesday, performing Lorde’s “Royals” with their special brand of folky, Uptown hep.

Frequent guests on host Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night, the duo — made up of The Roots’ Questlove and “Captain” Kirk Douglas  — were a special request out of the Fallon’s Suggestion Box.

Our only suggestions: These segments should be a little longer, and Tonight needs to let us know where to pick up that Black Simon and Garfunkel box set.

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Barack and Michelle Obama's greatest pop culture moments -- VIDEO

On Tuesday, Funny or Die premiered a video of Zach Galifianakis interviewing President Obama in a Between Two Ferns sketch where Obama plugged Healthcare.gov. On Wednesday, traffic to the healthcare site has increased 40 percent.

White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett went on CBS’ This Morning earlier to share the news of the video’s success. “The fact that the website traffic has gone up is really an indication that it’s working.” Look at that, viral videos changing lives!

Obama’s appearance on Galifianakis’ wacky series wasn’t the first time the president — or first lady Michelle — has used comedy as a way to reach Americans. He appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in 2012 to plug his student loans initiative, and Michelle frequently enlists celebrities to help promote her Let’s Move campaign. We’ve gathered some of their best appearances, including Michelle showing off her mom-moves for the sake of fitness and Barack opening SNL before he was POTUS: READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: Lena Dunham makes naked ploy for laughs -- VOTE

Lena Dunham’s Saturday Night Live had something for everyone — even her 94-year-old grandmother. There was pixilated nudity, Bible stories, Jon Hamm and Liam Neeson cameos, an obnoxious GPS that didn’t like Dunham’s singing voice, and Liza Minnelli impressions. At the end, Dunham said she wanted to french-kiss the audience, a Benigni-esque declaration of emotion that I don’t doubt for a moment. (After all, her granny was practically a third-base coach back in the day.)

The Girls star wasn’t fazed in the slightest by hosting the show, which isn’t much of a surprise — Dunham doesn’t seem like a shrinking violet. Even skits that didn’t completely work belonged to her. That is, she came with a plan, and/or the writers recognized and appreciated her voice and sense of humor and made an effort to use them. Hit or miss, I so prefer this type of Saturday Night Live sketch to the ones that have little or nothing to do with the host.

Since Dunham’s fame is still rather polarizing, it will be interesting to see how she fares in our best-host poll. Jimmy Fallon might be invincible, but his biggest challenger is shaping up to be a surprise. Jim Parsons debuted in second place with a shaky 22.9 percent of the vote, but it’s Josh Hutcherson, who finished a close third, who is becoming Fallon’s biggest threat. His support nearly doubled, and there seems to be a bloc of voters determined to win him the prize. Melissa McCarthy, who still might rally to chase Fallon, finished a strong fourth, but she’s in danger now of following Drake off the elimination plank. READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon can't keep it together when Stephen Colbert visits 'The Tonight Show' -- VIDEO

Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert are two of the most popular hosts in late night. So it’s no surprise that when these guys get together, TV magic happens.

The Colbert Report host stopped by Fallon’s Tonight Show on Friday to promote his new movie, Mr. Peabody and Sherman (Colbert voices the character Paul Peterson). In the clip below, the Comedy Central star talks about his seating chart surprise during the White House’s recent state dinner for French President François Hollande — Colbert was placed at the head table, next to first lady Michelle Obama — and admits that he tried to carry on a conversation with the guest of honor in French, but had no idea what the president was saying: READ FULL STORY

Idina Menzel sings 'Let It Go' with Jimmy Fallon and classroom instruments -- VIDEO

Go ahead and hit pause on Adela Dazeem — sorry, Idina Menzel’s — performance of “Let It Go” at the Oscars, because now there’s an even better version of Menzel singing the Frozen megahit.

On Monday’s Tonight Show, Menzel stopped by to debut the latest holdover sketch from Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night days: “[Song] with Classroom Instruments.” Accompanied, as always, by Fallon and The Roots, Menzel sang the catchy tune and looked like she was having a total blast. (This is what happens when John Travolta butchers your name, and now everyone knows who you are.)

Watch the fun below. Come for the tune, stay for the thrilled audience cheers throughout. And don’t worry: Idina totally crushes that glory note this time around. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: Does Jim Parsons make the cut? -- VOTE

After a month-long vacation due to the Winter Olympics, Saturday Night Live returned this weekend with Jim Parsons making his first official trip to Rockefeller Center’s Studio 8H. It was the first episode since the fall of 2001 that didn’t include Seth Meyers, who started on Late Night last week, and Parsons shared the spotlight with Colin Jost, the show’s head writer, who now co-anchors “Weekend Update” with Cecily Strong.

That month-long hiatus may have helped Parsons, who had the competitive misfortune of following Melissa McCarthy, one of the show’s go-to hosts since breaking out in 2011’s Bridesmaids. A month later, her most recent appearance had faded from memory a tad, allowing Parsons to do his own thing without the bar being too high. In general, Parsons didn’t exactly try to shatter the public’s perception of him — which is, essentially, that he and his Big Bang Theory character Sheldon are one and the same.

It will be interesting to see if voters in our best-host poll will conclude that Parsons played it relatively too safe. He enters a contest that handicappers would describe as a two-horse race: Fallon versus McCarthy. The pair went down to the wire two years ago, when Fallon was elected the inaugural Mr. Saturday Night, and this year, another photo finish might be in the works. McCarthy currently leads after a solid debut, with 48.2 percent. Fallon held steady, with 24.9 percent, and will certainly close the gap as McCarthy comes back to the pack. Josh Hutcherson, like Peeta in The Hunger Games, just keeps hanging around, jumping up to third place with 12.8 percent. Drake was a close fourth with 11.7 percent, but is now on the brink of elimination. Jonah Hill might have two Oscar nominations, but he was quickly dismissed with only 2 percent of the vote.

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Jimmy Fallon takes on office games with LeBron James -- VIDEO

Is this what we have to look forward to in Space Jam 2?

Probably not. Still, Jimmy Fallon added another notch to his viral video belt on Thursday’s Tonight Show when he joined guest LeBron James for “Wastepaper Basketball” — a perfectly ’80s ode to the wonderful office time waster, set to the music of Kurtis Blow.

The intentionally dorky video deserves special mention for rhyming “super fly” with “IT guy,” as well as for the uber-dated graphics interspersed with the duo shooting hoops (a.k.a throwing paper into a trash can). Somewhere, the Jim Halperts of the world are getting inspired.

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Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler sing about growing old together on 'The Tonight Show'

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are one of those on-screen duos that just can’t seem to stay away from each other, from The Wedding Singer to their upcoming comedy Blended and every first date in between. To honor their ongoing relationship, the pair sang a duet together on Wednesday’s edition of The Tonight Show.

As Jimmy Fallon accompanied them on guitar, the pair reminisced about the first time they met (and some disturbing things that happened), the fact that Sandler is Barrymore’s best movie husband, and, of course, how he will love her until her boobs touch the floor. Sweet, right?

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