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Jimmy Found Everybody’s Singing Feeling

Tom Cruise lip-syncing popular songs? That’s a mission that would be impossibly amusing.

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon continues to prove its towering place in late night television specifically and pop culture more broadly in our social media-driven, nostalgia-loving (’90s favorites) society. Entertainment is king and Jimmy Fallon is one of its princes. Well, a jester to be more precise. Jimmy Fallon is a master at his craft with celebrity and musical impressions, improvisational banter with his comedic partner Steve Higgins and YouTube-worthy sketches.

And it’s all with a definitively positive attitude. Everyone has a good time, including the audience.

Business as usual (risky and hilarious) in Studio 6B.

The Lion Roars No More

I really wish I had been wrong in my World Cup Final prediction…

Back on June 12th, I wrote a post titled Mês de Ouro do Futebol! Within this article, there were lists of players and teams to watch for the 2014 World Cup, as well as a prediction of the World Cup Final. If you recall, I chose Germany and Argentina to play for the championship. It was a purely pragmatic choice, despite my love for the United States of America and the Dutch. As a long time fan of the Netherlands, there were many question marks for them entering this tournament. Put simply, they could only exceed expectations.

Last night, the Dutch lost to Argentina in a penalty shootout. Penalty maestro Krul was unable to be subbed in late and after Dutch defender Vlaar’s penalty was blocked to open the shootout, a paralyzing shock set in for those cheering for the Netherlands. While technically it was just the first shot, the momentum shifted like a tidal wave and it proved to be unrecoverable for the Oranje.

It was over.

A golden generation of Dutch superstars may never hoist soccer’s biggest trophy.

In a single word: devastating.

However, attempting to put this game aside for a slightly happier note today, Jimmy’s Daily Planet would like to offer a throwback this Thursday to a late night contest that happened a while back.

Enjoy:

Escaping in 8-minute intervals may be what it takes for Dutch fans today.

Seeing is Believing (Literally)

It’s Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Do you know what that means? Well, something incredible occurred last night/really early this morning (by definition) that warrants a visual repeat.

Ladies and gentlemen, it all started with a challenge from The Office’s John Krasinski during Jimmy Fallon’s tenure at Late Night. Now, after a few other participants (like the eternally energetic Joseph Gordon-Levitt) have tried their luck at channeling their inner rock star, comedy and musical aficionado Paul Rudd took the Late Night tradition to its premiere on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night with two lip-synching masterpieces.

However, it also needs to be stated that Jimmy Fallon’s skills would never be considered foreign to any lip-synching fan.

And yes, this really happened.

Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon were unequivocally good to the audience as lip sync heroes for the fans in the studio and for the millions of people watching at home.

The best news from the continuous success of these lip-sync battles? They will be happening again and again and again!