Will Smith and Jimmy Fallon ring in the new ‘Tonight Show’ era…through dance

Proving that he’s the epitome of class in late night, Jimmy Fallon kicked off his first Tonight Show monologue thanking all the hosts leading up to his run, including “Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, and Jay Leno.” With that, the Fallon Era dawned.

That era is evidently somewhere where anything is possible, including funny Tonight Show bits. Case in point: hip-hop dancing with Will Smith. Leno would never have done that, and we probably should be thankful for that fact.

Basically a spinoff of Fallon’s “Evolution of Mom Dancing” from last year with Michelle Obama, the “Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing” takes viewers through hip-hop’s glory days of glorious moves. There’s the “Kid ‘N’ Play,” the “Spank That,” the “Let Thing No One Can Do,” and, of course, “The Carlton,” and each is expertly illustrated for your viewing pleasure.

All that to say: So far, so good, Fallon. So far, so good. Watch the video below:

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