The BEST Episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2020

Network: NBC

Hailing from Rockefeller Center in the heart of New York City, Jimmy has made it his mission to make sure viewers end the day with a smile. Each weeknight, he hosts A-list guests, from movie stars to athletes, comedians, public figures and everyone in between. He also delivers a signature nightly monologue, performs in topical comedy sketches, plays fan-favorite games, and presents recurring segments like Thank You Notes. Today's popular musical guests also stop by to perform alongside house band The Roots.

Anthony Anderson, Michelle Dockery, Gary Clark Jr.

#1 - Anthony Anderson, Michelle Dockery, Gary Clark Jr.

Season 7 - Episode 148 - Aired May 20, 2020

Jimmy invites actor Anthony Anderson, actress Michelle Dockery, and Gary Clark Jr to his #stayhome party via safe social distancing video chat in another home edition of The Tonight Show.

star 10.00
1 votes
Sofia Vergara, Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon, Courtney Barnett

#2 - Sofia Vergara, Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon, Courtney Barnett

Season 7 - Episode 149 - Aired May 21, 2020

Jimmy invites actress Sofia Vergara, actors Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon, and Courtney Barnett to his #stayhome party via safe social distancing video chat in another home edition of The Tonight Show.

star 10.00
1 votes
President Barack Obama, Madonna

#3 - President Barack Obama, Madonna

Season 3 - Episode 153 - Aired Jun 9, 2016

star 9.00
2 votes
Michael Fassbender, Zoe Saldana

#4 - Michael Fassbender, Zoe Saldana

Season 1 - Episode 54 - Aired May 8, 2014

star 8.86
7 votes
Brian Williams, Christina Hendricks, Ilan Hall

#5 - Brian Williams, Christina Hendricks, Ilan Hall

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired Apr 21, 2014

Brian Williams (NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (1970)); Christina Hendricks (Mad Men (2007)); chef Ilan Hall.

star 8.78
9 votes
Emma Stone, Robinson Cano, Keith Urban

#6 - Emma Stone, Robinson Cano, Keith Urban

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired Apr 28, 2014

Emma Stone; Robinson Cano. Also: Keith Urban performs.

star 8.58
19 votes
Bryan Cranston, Brie Larson, Kevin Delaney

#7 - Bryan Cranston, Brie Larson, Kevin Delaney

Season 1 - Episode 51 - Aired May 5, 2014

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad (2008)); Brie Larson (Community (2009)); Kevin Delaney.

star 8.54
13 votes
Tom Cruise, Kendall & Kylie Jenner, Chrissie Hynde

#8 - Tom Cruise, Kendall & Kylie Jenner, Chrissie Hynde

Season 1 - Episode 68 - Aired Jun 4, 2014

star 8.50
6 votes
Rosario Dawson, Jeff Musial, Fun

#9 - Rosario Dawson, Jeff Musial, Fun

Season 1 - Episode 78 - Aired Jun 18, 2014

star 8.50
4 votes
The Co-Hosts of Queer Eye, Christian Slater, Sia

#10 - The Co-Hosts of Queer Eye, Christian Slater, Sia

Season 7 - Episode 156 - Aired Jun 9, 2020

Jimmy invites The Co-Hosts of Queer Eye, Christian Slater and Sia to #FallonAtHome for another social distancing home edition of The Tonight Show.

star 8.50
2 votes
David Duchovny, Jeff Foxworthy, Pitbull, Kevin Eubanks

#11 - David Duchovny, Jeff Foxworthy, Pitbull, Kevin Eubanks

Season 2 - Episode 140 - Aired May 20, 2015

David Duchovny (Aquarius (2015)); Jeff Foxworthy (Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (2007)). Also: Pitbull performs; Kevin Eubanks sits in with The Roots.

star 8.42
33 votes
Kristen Bell, Steve Harvey, Demi Lovato

#12 - Kristen Bell, Steve Harvey, Demi Lovato

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 10, 2014

star 8.42
24 votes
Jennifer Garner, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Stevie Nicks

#13 - Jennifer Garner, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Stevie Nicks

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Apr 9, 2014

Jennifer Garner (Draft Day (2014)); Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic; Stevie Nicks performs with The Roots.

star 8.39
18 votes
Mark Wahlberg, Sofia Vergara, Mo

#14 - Mark Wahlberg, Sofia Vergara, Mo

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 20, 2016

star 8.38
68 votes
Amanda Seyfried, Chad Smith, Will Ferrell

#15 - Amanda Seyfried, Chad Smith, Will Ferrell

Season 1 - Episode 64 - Aired May 22, 2014

Amanda Seyfried; Chad Smith & Will Ferrell Drum Off. Also: Red Hot Chili Peppers perform.

star 8.37
103 votes
Liam Neeson, Terry Crews, Conor Oberst

#16 - Liam Neeson, Terry Crews, Conor Oberst

Season 1 - Episode 61 - Aired May 19, 2014

star 8.31
13 votes
Will Smith, U2

#17 - Will Smith, U2

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 17, 2014

Jimmy Fallon premieres as the new host of The Tonight Show, welcoming his first guest Will Smith and a performance from U2.

star 8.30
138 votes
Directors: Spike Lee
Writers: A.D. Miles
Jay Leno, Lucy Liu, Kevin Delaney, Dave Davies

#18 - Jay Leno, Lucy Liu, Kevin Delaney, Dave Davies

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired Nov 7, 2014

star 8.30
37 votes
Justin Timberlake

#19 - Justin Timberlake

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 21, 2014

Jimmy Fallon teams up with guest Justin Timberlake for Friday's Tonight Show.

star 8.28
67 votes
Stephen Colbert, Keri Russell, Broken Bells

#20 - Stephen Colbert, Keri Russell, Broken Bells

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 7, 2014

star 8.28
29 votes
Shailene Woodley, Artie Lange, Beck

#21 - Shailene Woodley, Artie Lange, Beck

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 12, 2014

star 8.27
11 votes
Denis Leary, Cat Deeley, Nickel Creek

#22 - Denis Leary, Cat Deeley, Nickel Creek

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired Apr 2, 2014

star 8.25
8 votes
Jon Hamm, Brit Marling, Martha Stewart

#23 - Jon Hamm, Brit Marling, Martha Stewart

Season 1 - Episode 94 - Aired Jul 25, 2014

star 8.25
12 votes
Chris Evans, Ricky Jay

#24 - Chris Evans, Ricky Jay

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Mar 31, 2014

star 8.24
17 votes
Harrison Ford, Seth MacFarlane, JoJo

#25 - Harrison Ford, Seth MacFarlane, JoJo

Season 3 - Episode 46 - Aired Dec 1, 2015

Harrison Ford (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)); Seth MacFarlane (album "No One Ever Tells You"). Also: Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque performs with The Roots.

star 8.21
43 votes