It goes without saying that Jimmy Fallon is killing in the late night television realm. Late Night was a breath of fresh air in the somewhat stale format. When he took over the Tonight Show, this tasty treat had sugar sprinkled on top because it was moved to a more reasonable time for old people like me.
So, we had a winner, winner chicken dinner already with just Jimmy on these things and then someone thought to throw Justin Timberlake into the equation and what we have is some of the best television ever.
That team is hilarious! So, thank you, NBC for listening to the whispers of God when he said, “Pssst. Invite JT on and let’s get something going.” And thank you, God, for thinking of that little bit of heaven on Earth.
Here are some of my favorites (beyond the obvious History of Rap series).
Please, someone who can make things happen on the TV, make a show centered on this duo. Pretty please?
This probably goes without saying but I
like love all of the Kids in all of the Halls! My love affair with these Canadians began in middle school, when CBS aired their show much later than I preferred to be awake. By the time I finished high school and began college, Comedy Central was airing repeats from 2p-3p which was perfect. In college, I actually avoided classes that fell during that time slot. One must have priorities.
Why do I love this show so much? I think it’s the absolute ridiculousness of every single sketch. KITH rarely makes me laugh out loud, like I do when listening to Bill Cosby, but I always have a smirk on my face. The smirk is how you know it’s really smart.
You may not find this surprising but I kept a running list of quotes from the show that I liked most. You never knew when you would need a good AIM Away Message or just a pick me up after a sub-par exam. Here are some of the gems; most of them don’t sparkle here like they do when heard in the context of the sketches.
“Drum LOST!” “Drum FOUND!”
“People think I got the power because I got the monkeys. Nope. I got the power because I’ll let the monkeys loose.”
“I’m tired. I’m salty. I require sleep.”
“Slipped my miiiiind.”
“It is so cold out there my head nearly fell off!”
“Fake Mom! Vinyl Mom! Sweet and Low MOM!”
“If my head were veal, which I know it is not… how much would it be worth?”
Mark McKinney is my favorite member of the group and I was once gifted (by the ever-awesome Gabe) an autograph which reads, “Hi Jackie. I’m Mark McKinney. (signed) Mark McKinney”
I once made my friend Ian his own bottle spoon head party inspired by the one seen here:
And here is another brilliant sketch about the only kind of landlord one should ever have: