Friday, August 28, 2015

VIDEO: Will Smith and Fallon do 'Evolution of Hip Hop Dance'

Welcome to the new era of late night television. In case midnight was a little past your bedtime on Monday, you can check out a recap of the first episode of Jimmy Fallon's version of The Tonight Show here. But, if you're just looking for a few minutes of YouTube gold, you can check out the videos below.

VIDEO: Will Smith and Fallon do 'Evolution of Hip Hop Dance'

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Jimmy Fallon (left) and Will Smith in an episode from the first "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." (Lloyd Bishop / NBC)
Jimmy Fallon (left) and Will Smith in an episode from the first "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." (Lloyd Bishop / NBC) Lloyd Bishop/NBC

Welcome to the new era of late night television. In case midnight was a little past your bedtime on Monday, you can check out a recap of the first episode of Jimmy Fallon's version of The Tonight Show here. But, if you're just looking for a few minutes of YouTube gold, you can check out the videos below.

In typical Jimmy Fallon fashion, the new Tonight Show host had Will Smith—who was the biggest movie star on the planet before he decided to turn into a lilypad for his son's career—come on and make a fool of himself in one of the 'Evolution of Dance' segments that Justin Timberlake helped to popularize.

This time, Will Smith and Jimmy Fallon walk us through the history of hip hop dance, including (but, not limited to) the stanky leg, making it rain, the Kid N Play, brushing the dirt off their shoulders, and a Beastie Boys reference, just for good measure.

Of course, they end the segment with "The Carlton Dance," because '90s nostalgia.

Click here to watch the video.

Obviously, The Tonight Show House Band, The Roots accompany the segment. Remember when they used to be from Philly? Us too.

You might also want to check out the opening sequence of the premiere of the new Tonight Show. It featured Fallon being interrupted by a slew of famous guests, including some faces that might be familiar to late night viewers.

Click here to watch the video.

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