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'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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Paul Rudd goes against Jimmy Fallon in lip sync battle -- VIDEO

We’ve seen Jimmy Fallon lip sync battle before, but never with Paul Rudd. The comedy star appeared on The Tonight Show last night and duked it out with Fallon for the title of Best Lip Syncher, which included lip syncing to songs like Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” and Foreigner’s “Jukebox Hero.” Fallon full-out rocks out on stage; Rudd shows off some hip-focused dance moves. Check out the video below and see who wins: READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon introduces The Beatles to social media (and selfie Sunday!) -- VIDEO

There are two things we know for sure in this world: We’re in the golden age of social media, and Beatlemania was the height of rabid fandom. So can you imagine if John, Paul, Ringo, and George had participated in #selfiesunday?!

Jimmy Fallon can. On The Tonight Show, Fallon recruited Late Night bandleader Fred Armisen to help him show what 1964 would’ve looked like if Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even Vine had existed.

In his sketch, we travel back to the band’s first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, just after they finish singing “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” Paul immediately thanks the crowd… and asks everyone to like the band on Facebook. If you want to see more of their bowl cuts, they’re also on Instagram — THE_BEATLES1 — but you’ll have to ignore all the photos of Ringo’s brunch. (Ringo jokes: still funny!) More importantly, be sure to catch their live-tweet of the MTV Video Music Awards.

The best part of all of this? The band’s Twitter handle: @THEREALBEATLESUK. If this is 1964, what jerk stole @TheBeatles?!

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'Late Night With Seth Meyers' premieres tonight: 5 things we want to see

Each iteration of The Tonight Show‘s mischievous younger brother has had its own unique flavor. David Letterman’s pioneering version was cutting-edge and unpredictable; Conan O’Brien’s was cerebral and absurd; Jimmy Fallon’s was goofy and YouTubey, and “wait, you remember the ’90s TOO?!”-y.

Late Night‘s latest host, ex-SNL head writer Seth Meyers, will obviously try to forge his own path. That said, he also has a few things in common with each of his predecessors — and it’s easy to see a scenario in which he synthesizes the strengths of all three previous hosts (Letterman’s innovation, Conan’s surreality, Fallon’s knack for viral content) to create some sort of ultimate Late Night Frankenshow.

Something like that, of course, would only come with time. For now, let’s focus on what we’d like to see from Meyers’ very first Late Night, which airs tonight on NBC at 12:35 a.m. ET. First and foremost: READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake bring 'History of Rap 5' to 'Tonight Show'

The setting might have been new, but the beats were strictly old-school when Justin Timberlake dropped by pal Jimmy Fallon’s new home at The Tonight Show to team up for the latest installment of “The History of Rap.” That would be Chapter No. 5 for those of you scoring at home.

From NWA to the Beastie Boys up through Jay Z and Kanye West, Timberlake and Fallon dropped the proverbial science on an audience that’s seen Jay Leno’s successor pull out all the stops in his first week as the new host of NBC’s long-running late-night institution. The bit came a couple of nights after Fallon partnered up with guest Will Smith for “The Evolution of Hip Hop Dancing” and his inspired edit of Brian Williams’ stentorian “Rapper’s Delight.”

Check it out and weigh in on whether the bit is getting tired or still hilarious…

Last night on 'Tonight': Enter Rapping Brian Williams and #MartinScorsese -- VIDEO

Again with the viral videos, Jimmy Fallon!

Tonight‘s new host continues to pull out all the stops during his first week on the job. Night No. 1 brought a parade of cameos from celebrities, including Tina Fey, Lady Gaga, Mike Tyson, Stephen Colbert, and, perhaps most notably, Joan Rivers — making her first Tonight appearance since Johnny Carson banned her from the program in the ’80s. (He was furious at his guest host for getting her own talk show on Fox.) Night No. 2 welcomed the return of Fallon’s Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet (singing the remix of “Ignition,” naturally), as well as a boy-band member who looked an awful lot like Kristen Wiig.

Night No. 3 followed suit, presenting a pair of videos sure to blow up on YouTube. First up, we’ve got the sequel to Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s immortal “#Hashtag,” this time starring Jonah Hill as Jimmy’s partner in Twitter speak. #Funny #NostalgiaBait #GuessWhoShowsUpIt’sMartinScorsese #SpoilerAlert #Oops.

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Jimmy Fallon sings a capella version of 'Ignition (Remix)' -- VIDEO

Jimmy Fallon performed R. Kelly’s classic “Ignition (Remix)” last night, barbershop quartet-style. Three guys joined the new Tonight Show host on stage, all wearing matching striped jackets and bow-ties, to sing the 2003 hit. Who knew a remix of a remix could be so good? Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

'Harry Styles' -- a.k.a. Kristen Wiig -- stops by 'The Tonight Show': VIDEO

This must be why they call her Kristen Wiig.

On Tuesday, the Bridesmaids star strapped on some truly gravity-defying hair for her first appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s second Tonight Show. But Wiig wasn’t there to plug a new project (though her mock-miniseries The Spoils of Babylon recently wrapped up on IFC, and she’s got several movies in the works) — she was there to impersonate 20-year-old One Direction heartthrob and possible Kardashian family accessory Harry Styles.

Well, maybe “impersonate” isn’t exactly the right word. Wiig is a talented mimic — but she didn’t bother trying to ape Harry’s voice or mannerisms on Tonight. Instead, the whole joke of the segment was that Wiig doesn’t know the most basic things about  Styles, from how his boy band formed to the simple fact that he’s, uh, from England. It’s a fun, loose bit that inevitably leads to both Wiig and Fallon cracking up like they’ve forgotten they’re on television — but if you’re already a fan of either, you’ll probably cracking along with them. Especially when Wiig takes a stab at naming Harry’s favorite food.

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