“You know, Halloween used to be the only time of year where you can whip out a badass mask, but now we have to wear a mask every day! That doesn’t mean you can’t make yours scary and messed the heck up!”
That quote lays the groundwork pretty damn well for Jimmy Fallon’s newest edition of “Masculine Man Masks.” In the sketch, he plays the owner of Masculine Man Masks, Lee Durango. He has played the role before but this time it’s a Halloween edition!
I watch a lot of late-night sketches and they don’t always get a good solid laugh out of me but this one got me real good. Not only is the setup fantastic (a mask store for men who don’t want to feel like wimps ‘cause they’re wearing a mask), but Fallon knocks the Lee Durango character out of the park. He brings a level of dudebro-ness that is unparalleled.
And the masks! Dracula drinking a peanut butter protein shake, a guy’s mouth that has Chucky hiding inside of it and my personal favorite, Frankenstein getting his CrossFit gym membership revoked because he got “Too Yoked.” I can only assume that it must have been a blast pitching mask ideas in the writers’ room.
It’s sketches like these that remind me why Jimmy Fallon has the job that he has. Even though he’s playing the character to an expert degree (y’all, I really thought he did great), he’s also clearly having a blast. It gets you on board for the silly segment almost immediately. Side note, I would honestly wear one of these masks. I have no problem wearing a mask as is, but if it could look like Chucky is crawling out of my mouth?? Sign me up.
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