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Jimmy Fallon Totally Outdoes Himself with "History of the Theme Song"

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | September 26, 2012 | Comments ()


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Brilliantly done, Fallon. You may be a bad interviewer, but all is forgiven when you do musical mash-ups, and for pure nostalgia -- especially for huge TV fans -- this "History of the Theme Song" medley is aces, rivaling "History of Rap Parts 1 and 2." They're all there, even "Saved by the Bell." And "Cheers." And "All in the Family."

The 80s and 90s are magnificently represented.

"Guys with Kids" is still lousy.







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  • kirbyjay

    Hangin out
    Down the street
    The same old thing
    We did last week
    Not a thing to do
    But talk to you
    We're all allright
    We're all allright
    Hellooooo Wisconsin
    Gotta admit I started watching that show when I heard the theme song.
    Also Malcolm's
    You're not the boss of me, no
    You're not the boss of me
    Life is unfair.......

  • kirbyjay

    This has nothing to do with the subject at hand but I have to say it somewhere..
    Comments section was turned off, probably because of obsenity overload.
    Regular NFL officials are back!!!! YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
    Now my Patriots can win or lose on their own merits. Those fuckers cost them the game with the Ravens on that non-call to Julian Edelman for offensive pass interference.

  • Ash

    The last time i saw Jesse Bradford was in Bring It On. Has it really been 12 years since that movie came out?? Damn.

  • denesteak

    holy crap. so i've been watching West Wing on the DVDs and Jesse Bradford was that intern that Josh Lyman hated!

  • Sara_Tonin00

    can I hate him for all his point-singing?

  • Idle Primate

    now i want to watch all in the family. and good times.

  • blacksred

    I now feel melancholy and nostalgic about all the great tv i watched.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I gotta say, Fallon's musical interludes have turned his spot into more of a variety show. Granted he doesn't do it all the time, but I still think it's great.

  • Rudra Banerji

    how was this not during the Emmys?

  • BendinIntheWind

    I don't know what it is, but I find I have the same inexplicable affinity towards Anthony Anderson as I do for Kevin James. Both of them have been in some really terrible movies, and I could probably only name like 5 of them, but damn if I don't just want to hug him.

  • Carrie/Teabelly

    I know he's been in lots of stuff, but I mostly remember him from Hang Time. That says more about me than him.

  • Puddin

    Hustle and Flow, baby.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I've thought he was awesome since Romeo Must Die. "Dim sum you win...and dim sum, you lose!"

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    His turn in Harold and Kumar go to White Castle was resplendent!

  • chad

    Anthony Anderson got his pass with me after his role in The Shield. He was a straight up hard ass. It was strange to see him act in comedies after that.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    I knew every single one of those theme songs. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

  • Maguita NYC

    Fallon an interviewer? I thought he invited people on his show to interview HIM?

    That theme-song mash-up was excellent though! It took me a while to recognize the Golden Girls theme, but the rest just made me clap. A good morning shot with my coffee.

    (I miss Cheers so much!)

  • mairimba

    Cheers is on Netflix Instant!

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