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When He Recruited Justin Timberlake for The History of Rap
Jimmy Fallon first teamed up with Justin Timberlake in 2010 for the inaugural "History of Rap" segment. The two famous friends performed "Rapper's Delight," "California Love," and "Juicy," and inspired a series of follow-up gigs. Fallon and Timberlake reunited for "History of Rap" performances in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, running through a catalogue that included "A Milli," "Baby Got Back," "Gin and Juice," and “Ignition (Remix).”
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When He Broke It Down With Michelle Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama graced The Tonight Show with her presence in 2013, boogying down next to Fallon for a bit on the "Evolution of Mom Dancing." FLOTUS busted out the "Go Shopping, Get Groceries," "Raise the Roof," "Hip Bump," and "Sprinkler," and returned to the show two years later for a follow-up segment. Fallon and Obama danced together in 2015, showing off their "Shimmy Twist," "Knock Knock," and "You Go, Girl" moves.
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When He Slow Jammed the News
Fallon has repeatedly taken time in his show to address hard news, putting a Tonight Show spin on the headlines by reading the news over a slow-jam beat. While he often teamed up with Brian Williams for the segment, Fallon found a new slow jamming partner in President Barack Obama in 2016. POTUS grabbed a mic to go over his highlights reel.
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That Time He Blew It With Nicole Kidman
Fallon had a charmingly awkward moment in 2015, when Nicole Kidman stopped by The Tonight Show and revealed that she and Fallon had gone on a date years prior. The two stars addressed their romantic history in the interview, with both agreeing that Fallon's efforts were "embarrassing."
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When He Said Hello From the Other Side
Fallon provided backup for none other than Adele in 2015. The Grammy winner stopped by The Tonight Show to perform her hit single "Hello" with Fallon and The Roots, accompanied by a lineup of childhood classroom instruments. Fallon spent much of the performance looking giddy, loving every moment of Adele's vocals.
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That Time He Spoofed Donald Trump
While Fallon caught some flack for his September 2016 interview with Donald Trump, the comedian was doing impressions of the republican candidate for months prior. He spoofed Trump's speech at the RNC, his performance in the primaries, and, of course, his trademark hairdo.
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When He Attended Bayside High
Fallon managed to pull off a Saved By the Bell reunion in 2015, getting Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkeley, and Tiffani Theissen back together in Bayside High as the host joined in on the fun.
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When Everything Was “Ew!”
Fallon periodically takes it back to the teen years on The Tonight Show for "Ew!," a segment in which he and another star host a show as teenage girls. Everyone from Emma Stone to Channing Tatum to Taylor Swift to Ariana Grande to Lindsay Lohan has taken a seat to talk everything "Ew!" through the years.
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That Time He Donated $10,000 to Flint
Fallon got serious in 2016, taking to Twitter to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The SNL alum announced he was donating $10,000 to the cause, and encouraged others to match his donation.
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When He Said "Thank You"
Ever the polite host, Fallon regularly takes a moment to write thank-you notes. The star has thanked everyone and everything from Chris Christie to gummy worms to Naked and Afraid.