No one does ’90s nostalgia quite like Jimmy Fallon.
With the Tonight Show trading in the blistery New York City cold for the blue skies of Los Angeles this week, Fallon decided to mark the short-term move with a tribute to a West Coast icon: The Fresh Prince.
The host opened Monday night’s show by transitioning from Jimmy Fallon: Tonight Show host to Jimmy Fallon: “The Fresh Host of Tonight.”
Instead of discovering how Will Smith became the “prince of a town called Bel-Air,” Fallon, in full Fresh Prince garb, decided to tell us how he brought the Tonight Show back to L.A.
Luckily, Fallon and the Roots didn’t cross paths with a “couple of guys who were up to no good,” instead they came across a dancing Alfonso Ribeiro who joined Fallon in an all too quick Carlton dance before grabbing a cab to L.A.
Of course, what self-respecting Fresh Prince of Bel-Air parody would be complete without a cameo appearance from the star of the popular ’90s sitcom? We are but of course referring to DJ Jazzy Jeff. The former Philip Banks agitator reprised his role as the taxicab driver who makes the 3,000 mile excursion to Bel-Air.
This isn’t the first time Fallon has parodied the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. Fans may recall that the late night host once sang the catchy intro as music legend Neil Young. Unfortunately, that performance did not include a dancing Alfonso Ribeiro.
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