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The Best Jimmy Fallon Sketches of His Late Night TV Career

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Jimmy Fallon has taken the long-ago established format of the late night talk show and given it a revamped modern day makeover for the digital age. The current Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is not just about the monologue and who's sitting on the couch plugging whatever film or television show they're in this week. Now, it is all about the sketches, viral videos, and great comedy. Fallon is easily one of the funniest people of all time, but what are the best Jimmy Fallon sketches?  

These sketches run the gamut. They can be topical, absurd, witty, and the best ones are a mix of all those things. Where else can a talk show host get the opportunity to fake slap Oprah? Or get Tom Cruise to voluntarily smash eggs on his head? Or how about this – get the sitting President of the United States to slow jam the news? Only Fallon - and they're all among his best Late Night and Tonight Show skits.

This is a list of the best of Jimmy Fallon sketches. They include his ever-popular games like Egg Russian Roulette and those epic Lip Sync Battles. During these games, you will see that nice guy Jimmy Fallon is actually as competitive as any Olympic athlete competing for a gold medal. Viewers also get the opportunity to witness Hollywood movie stars like Will Ferrell, Emma Stone, and Kevin Hart throw caution to the wind, and truly dance and sing like no one is watching.

His planned sketches are equally as hilarious as his games. Tom Hanks plays a beat poet, Governor Chris Christie shows off his dance moves, and Kevin Hart screams like a little girl while riding a roller coaster.

Of course, it was tough to narrow down the field. Let us know if we missed any of your favorites in the comments section, and be sure to vote up the funniest Fallon sketches below, from Michelle Obama's "Evolution of Mom Dancing" and any of the countless hilarious things Justin Timberlake has done ("History of Rap," anyone?).

Don't see your favorite Jimmy Fallon music parodies here? That's because we have a whole other list for things like "Whip My Hair" and all the best Ragtime Gals videos.

  • 1. Emma Stone Lip Sync Battle with Jimmy Fallon

    Video: YouTube
    No mention of Jimmy Fallon and games would be complete without the name Emma Stone. She easily takes this contest with her rendition of the Blues Traveler tune "Hook."
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  • 2. Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon Fight Over Tight Pants

    Video: YouTube
    Will Ferrell sports white tight pants and a hardcore bowl cut. It's funny before he even opens his mouth to sing. Then, Jimmy enters and a classic tight pants battle ensues.  
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  • 3. Camp Winnipesaukee with Justin Timberlake

    Video: YouTube
    The year is 1995 and Fallon and Timberlake can't fall asleep at camp one night. To help pass the time they decide to sing that new song they heard on the radio "'I Only Wanna Be With You" by Hootie and his Blowfish." This instant classic sketch is arguably the very best of Timberlake and Fallon, one of the most delightful pairs in all of show business.
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  • 4. History of Rap

    Video: YouTube
    Though the video quality is absolute garbage, you will be so happy once you power through this sketch. It's the one that kicked off a whole series of History of Rap videos that crop up almost any time Justin Timberlake does.
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