Tonight marked the night when Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake took over Saturday Night Live for what we were hoping would be the best episode of the season so far. The expectations were pretty high for the duo and they couldn’t have come through any better than they did on tonight’s show. Not only were both Fallon and Timberlake hilarious, they turned in perhaps the best show we’ve seen in a few seasons as the laughs rolled in and the devil may care spirit of SNL was restored like we haven’t see recently.
Fallon and Timberlake kicked the show off by coming out together, giving us a solid idea of how the night was going to go. One of the biggest questions we had was whether or not we’d see the duo together much throughout the course of the night, and we saw the two partner up in all but a few sketches on the night.
The highlights of the show included a sketch spoofing Family Feud where Jimmy Fallon played Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory while Timberlake played a hilarious version of Jimmy Fallon. The bit was off the chain with goofiness, so much so that we got to see Fallon’s signature crack up during the sketch. Timberlake almost lost it as well when he saw Fallon have to duck under a table to contain himself from laughing, and right there we got the tone of the night in a nutshell.
For the first time all season long, every single sketch was a hit, even if they weren’t all the most solid of concepts. But Fallon committed completely to each sketch and that, in addition to having Justin Timberlake there to assist for the most part, turned even the weaker of the sketches into great nuggets of comedy.
We knew that we were going to be in for one heck of a show tonight and while it may not have lived up to all the expectations that were set before it, we can happily say that Christmas came early thanks to Fallon and Timberlake who turned in the best episode we’ve seen all season long.