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Jimmy Fallon may have a messed-up finger, but he proved this week that it won’t stop him from capably doing the whip and the nae nae dance moves. In a "Lip Sync Battle" with the awesome Ellen DeGeneres, Fallon pulled out all of the stops, creating a very energetic rendition of Silento’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)." Check it out, below.
Jimmy Fallon has always been an energetic human, so I guess it make sense that he would do a great job recreating a dance that is essentially made up of a very small amount of simple dance moves. If a five-year-old can whip/nae nae, it’s not surprising Jimmy Fallon can, too, although I’m completely impressed by his ability to do “the stanky leg.” He may not have won this battle, but I’d say this is his best effort by far.
In addition to Fallon’s antics—which also included a Killers song—Ellen actually crawled around on the floor during a rendition of Diana Ross’ “Do You Know Where You’re Going To.” Later, she jumped from seventies culture to this century with a rendition of Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money.” Good stuff. In fact, this is probably the most entertaining “Lip Sync Battle” sketch we’ve seen since Emma Stone took on the task more than a year ago.
Jimmy Fallon really stepped up his game on The Tonight Show last night. He not only brought in DeGeneres for the “Lip Sync Battle” segment, but you can see in the video that Justin Timberlake also popped up on the show and was amused as hell when Fallon busted out some dance moves.
Timberlake also showed up to do another epic “History of Rap” video—the sixth of its kind. It’s pretty common for Fallon to have multiple guests on his show each night, but throwing together two viral sketches might be in response to the competition he’s facing from new host Stephen Colbert, whose new Late Show absolutely pounded The Tonight Show in the ratings during its first night (numbers were much closer last night). Or maybe Timberlake was just in town and interested in doing another sketch.
NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will continue to air opposite CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (not to mention Jimmy Kimmel Live!) on weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET.