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During the opening theme sequence, just as Jimmy Fallon comes through the curtain, The Roots drummer Questlove calls out the episode number for that show.
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Jimmy Fallon was originally supposed to take over when Jay Leno's contract expired in September 2014. However, Leno suggested that Fallon take over earlier in February, to take advantage of the ratings for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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After mentioning a one-eyed rockfish with a glass eye at the Vancouver Aquarium, the aquarium named the fish "Jimmy", in Jimmy Fallon's honor.
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At the end of each show, Jimmy Fallon climbs the stairs to greet and high five his audience.
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The opening credit sequence was directed by Spike Lee.
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The Roots added two horn players from The Dap-Kings to play with them on the show. According to bandleader Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, "You can't be 'The Tonight Show' without a horn section."
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The show's studio, NBC Studio 6B, was the same studio from which The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) was originally broadcast. This was the first time "The Tonight Show" was regularly broadcast from New York City since Carson moved the show to Burbank in 1972.
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Steve Higgins is the announcer of "The Tonight Show" and knows Jimmy Fallon from his time on Saturday Night Live (1975), since he is also a writer and producer for Saturday Night Live (1975).
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In June 2015 Jimmy Fallon almost lost his finger after tripping over a braided rug in his kitchen. After surgery, for a few weeks, he presented the Tonight show with a bandage on his hand. In October that same year, he fell again at an event at Harvard. The following Tonight show, he started with the words "I'm your host, Trippy Fallon".
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Instead of calling out the actual show number during the opening, sometimes Quest Love will yell out the name of a city that falls in that show's number's zip code (first three numbers). For example, Show #902, he might say "Beverly Hills", because Beverly Hills' zip code is 90210.
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This is the first time that the theme song for "The Tonight Show" had lyrics ("Hey hey hey hey").
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The show moved from Los Angeles to New York City when Jimmy Fallon started hosting. It debuted on February 17, 2014.
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As of 2016, the various games Jimmy plays with his guests are Water War, Charades, Pictionary, Faceketball, Pool Bowling, Hamster Ball Race, Egg Russian Roulette, Sticky Balls, Flip Cup, Tight Pants, Wheel of Impressions, Beer Hockey, Password, Catchphrase, Face Balls, Facebreakers, Beer Pong, Musical Beers, Cooler Scooter Race, Roller Golf, Beatbox, Chubby Bunny, 5-Second Summaries, True Confessions, Dubsmash, Slap Jack, Fast Family Feud, Instant Song, Pup Quiz, Explain This Photo, Drinko, The Whisper Challenge, Kid Dictionary, Random Object Football Toss, First Impressions, among others.
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This show is taped in New York City.
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The names of the puppies in the Pup quiz game are: Gary Frick, Jr., Kyle McAdams, Mary Kennedy, Ted Mooney, Lashell Gordon, Lisa Armstrong, and Roger Blaine, amongst others.
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Whenever there are not enough guests for a game, the band members from The Roots participate.
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As of his time hosting, Jimmy is the fourth of all six Tonight Show hosts to have a first name beginning with the letter "J" after Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, and Jay Leno. He's also the fourth host with a last name ending in "N" after Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, and Conan O'Brien. In addition, Johnny, Jay, and Jimmy all end with "Y".
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Some frequent guests are Seth Meyers, Tina Fey, Drew Barrymore, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Jim Parsons, Alec Baldwin, Blake Shelton, and some other Saturday Night Live (1975) actors and actresses, just to name a few.
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Jimmy Fallon married Nancy Juvonen in 2007. They have two daughters, Winnie Rose (2013) en Frances Cole (2014). They also have a female dog named Gary Frick. When puppies are used at The Tonight Show one of them is always named Gary Frick jr.
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Jimmy Fallon had to keep it a secret that he was hosting The Tonight Show, even from his family. He didn't tell his parents he would be hosting the show until the night before the announcement was made public.
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