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Jimmy Fallon, Will Smith dance through evolution of hip-hop (Video)


The first night of Jimmy Fallon hosting The Tonight Show has come and gone, but the moments we loved most are hard to rank.

While his humble opening monologue killed in more than one way, and the now infamous $100 bet sketch got the new era kicked off right, we also saw the first Tonight Show sketch from Fallon as he and guest Will Smith took us through the history and evolution of hip-hop dance.

While everyone rightfully can’t stop talking about the $100 bet bit that Fallon kicked the show off with, the Will Smith dance was a highlight as well, and it being overshadowed and underrated after the fact.

Still, even if it’s going to take folks a while to come back to the sketch, it gave lots of skeptics faith that Fallon is indeed the guy for the job. He’s blending his work on Late Night with the style of The Tonight Show in brilliant fashion, with the hip-hop evolution sketch being an example of that.

We can expect plenty of signature Fallon sketch work on The Tonight Show and anyone who was doubting Fallon as the new host has a slew of examples why all hesitation needs to be dropped and we all need to dive head first into the awesomeness of The Tonight Show now that Jimmy Fallon has officially taken over.

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  • Mary Starr

    Painfully poor show with the future in mind. Will Smith was great and yes, the $100 bill skit could have been ok done differntly… and I like Jimmy Fallon but never to watch and that show. NBC is going to take as big a dive as it did with O’Brien. NBC made sure over 3,000 employees lost their jobs and many will go into foreclosure because Fallon wanted it taken back to New York when Johnny Carson never did. With Carson and Leno number one always on the West Coast, Fallon is going to back it out to the lowest ratings to end an era of the greatest comedians that fit in that slot.. two! Bring the coffin out now, it’s finished as number one as NBC is done by it’s own definition of ‘brilliance’ .. NOT !!! The show sucked !!! Will never be number one again. Jimmy Kimmel and Letterman need to write NBC a check for now they’re the winners. A message to LENO .. come back to the same time with any channel and ‘they’, ‘we’ will come !!! We need Leno, we don’t need NBC !!

  • Joseph Kool

    Fallon sucks and so does every other SNL douchebag that blew Lorn Micheals to get where they are.

  • Donna

    The Tonight Show is officially dead. The crap that is the same old lame stuff Jimmy Fallon was already doing isn’t going to keep viewers. It ‘s the same stupid bits, same sidekick, same band. This is just Late Night in the Tonight Show’s time slot. Doing the same stuff that was on Late Night didn’t work when NBC tried it with Conan, who is much funnier than Fallon, why do they think it will work now? RIP Tonight Show.