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Crying while watching This Is Us is completely fine in the comfort of your own home, but it's a different story when you're on the job and actually making the show happen. Watch Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon interrupt Sterling K. Brown and Chrissy Metz as he plays a sound guy who just can't stop sobbing during the scene being filmed:
Typically, Jimmy Fallon is known for ruining his own sketches and bits by laughing, so it's good to see he's switching things up as he continues his hosting gig on The Tonight Show. Jokes aside, the sketch is great, although it does make the mind wonder if there hasn't been a time or two that a crew member had to be chastised on the This Is Us set for crying during a particularly heavy moment. Probably not, as it sounds like the set of NBC's money-making drama is a safe space for all its staff, but tensions could run high if a good scene was ruined due to a sound guy weeping as heavily as Fallon is in this sketch.
Beyond the joke, it was very interesting that The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon wrote the bit around a moment where Kate is telling Randall she's responsible for Jack's death. Considering last night's Season 2 premiere revealed a huge piece of the puzzle behind his death, it almost feels intentional that writers would draw attention to that Season 1 bombshell hours after fans would learn all this new info. It could also just be a freaky coincidence, but with NBC in charge of both shows, one has to think the writers behind the sketch had to know something about the upcoming season of the show. There could also be some other crazy NBC writer mysticism afoot as the This Is Us staff managed to predict a crazy real-life event before it happened.
While the several takes with Jimmy Fallon crying may have ran a bit long, hands down the entire sketch is worth watching simply for Milo Ventimiglia's bit at the end. Considering we now are getting teased with Jack's death in the flashbacks, fans of This Is Us should really cherish any and all moments they get to spend with Ventimiglia's character! Let's hope that when the mystery is fully uncovered there will still be flashbacks that feature Jack in the show.
This Is Us is all new Tuesday, October 3rd at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. For a moment in the premiere that will make you cry just like Jimmy Fallon, check out this clip where Rebecca tells Randall the story of the Pearson's deciding to adopt him. For more great fall television that will be premiering in the next couple of months, be sure to visit our fall premiere guide.