Miss Jimmy Fallon’s first episode of THE TONIGHT SHOW? Check out video highlights here!

Miss Jimmy Fallon’s first episode of THE TONIGHT SHOW? Check out video highlights here!


In case you missed it, last night was Jimmy Fallon’s debut episode of THE TONIGHT SHOW on NBC. Taking over for Jay Leno, Fallon already had great success in the late night talk show scene for the past few years on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, a slot that will be taken over by SNL’s Seth Meyers starting next Monday. Some folks might not have caught Jimmy’s first episode last night due to the Olympics giving it a later-than-normal start time. But not to worry, we’ve got some video highlights for you below. Fallon’s first guest was Will Smith, with musical guests U2 doing one performance on the roof and a acoustical performance in the studio… and The Roots are still Fallon’s house band. There’s also a fun bit where Jimmy’s doubting buddies have to pay up on a $100 bet that he’d get the gig, which brought in quite a few familiar faces. All in all it was a great first show, though certainly had a more relaxed and later night vibe than what many might be used to for THE TONIGHT SHOW. Most importantly, it brought the show back to New York City for the first time in over 40 years. Check out the highlights below and tell us your thoughts in the comments. Is this incarnation of THE TONIGHT SHOW your cup of nighttime tea?

THE TONIGHT SHOW airs weeknights on NBC at 10:30pm Central

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.