On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, an Amazon robot injures two dozen humans, Google‘s CEO testifies before Congress, China flexes its muscle against tech companies in the west, Bold statements from Elon Musk, space news… and much, much more.
Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show host and lip-syncing, superlative-making, barbershop quartet-ing, face-balling, lip-flipping uber fan, kicked off his week in sunny LA today with a frame-by-frame recreation of the opening sequence to the The Fresh Prince of Bel Air TV show theme song. In Fallon’s parody, the former SNL cast member tells the story of how he became host of the long-running late night talk show and why he’s bringing The Tonight Show from its current home at Studio 6B at Rockefeller Center in New York City to Los Angeles, CA, its former home for nearly 42 years.
Check out the video here below.
The parody, complete with Higgins in the “Mom” getup and his Tonight Show house band The Roots, also has cameos by Fresh Prince alumns, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks). Guess what dance he does in this video?
I have no idea how these folks managed to do this, but the people behind Norwegian television show Gylne Tider somehow gathered a whole group of celebrity icons from the Seventies through the Eighties and into the Nineties to sing/lip dub Let It Be by The Beatles. Essentially, this video below is a whole bunch of WTF mixed with a session of “Where Are They Now?” — or more accurately, a video version of the 4chan game “You Nostalgia, You Lose”.
Featured in the video are a few of our geek icons, such as Dee Snider from Twisted Sister, Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), Roger Moore (James Bond), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street), Mickey Rourke (Whiplash from Iron Man 2), and Dolph Lundgren (The Punisher, Masters of the Universe, Rocky IV, The Expendables).
Not only that, but the video also features people, like Alfonso Ribeiro from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, who have been subjects of numerous internet memes over the years. This could also be the last official media appearance of the brilliant Leslie Nielsen who sadly passed away recently.