The BEST Episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2019
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.
#1 - Jay Leno, Lucy Liu, Kevin Delaney, Dave Davies
Season 2 - Episode 30
#2 - Harrison Ford, Seth MacFarlane, JoJo
Season 3 - Episode 46
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.
#3 - Mark Wahlberg, Sofia Vergara, Mo
Season 4 - Episode 2
#4 - Amanda Seyfried, Chad Smith, Will Ferrell
Season 1 - Episode 64
Amanda Seyfried; Chad Smith & Will Ferrell Drum Off. Also: Red Hot Chili Peppers perform.
#5 - Michael Strahan, Jill Kargman, Slayer
Season 4 - Episode 178
#6 - Will Smith, U2
Season 1 - Episode 1
Jimmy Fallon premieres as the new host of The Tonight Show, welcoming his first guest Will Smith and a performance from U2.
#7 - Kelly Ripa, Jason Clarke, Sylvan Esso
Season 1 - Episode 82
Guests include Kelly Ripa, Joe Manganiello and musical guest Sylvan Esso performs.
#8 - Michael Strahan, Diane Kruger, Phish
Season 1 - Episode 85
Guests include Michael Strahan, Diane Kruger and musical guest Phish.
#9 - Cameron Diaz, Josh Gad, Bleachers
Season 1 - Episode 86
Guests include Cameron Diaz, Josh Gad and musical guest Bleachers.
#10 - Jason Statham, Demi Lovato, David Chang
Season 1 - Episode 109
#11 - Jason Segel, Steve Harvey, Alicia Keys
Season 1 - Episode 119
#12 - Emma Stone, Logan Lerman, Sam Smith
Season 2 - Episode 17
#13 - Jon Stewart, Padma Lakshmi, Jim Gaffigan
Season 2 - Episode 38
Jon Stewart (Rosewater (2014)); Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef (2006)). Also: Jim Gaffigan performs stand-up.
#14 - Ben Stiller, Brie Larson, Damon Wayans
Season 2 - Episode 56
#15 - James Spader, Margot Robbie, Tobias Jesso Jr.
Season 2 - Episode 92
James Spader (The Blacklist (2013)); Margot Robbie (Focus (2015)). Also: Tobias Jesso Jr. performs with The Roots.
#16 - January Jones, Bubba Watson, Brandon Flowers
Season 2 - Episode 103
January Jones (Mad Men (2007) and The Last Man on Earth (2015)); golfer Bubba Watson. Also: Brandon Flowers performs; Villanova piccolo player Roxanne Chalifoux sits in with The Roots.
#17 - Larry David, Jason Alexander, Natasha Leggero, Alabama Shakes
Season 2 - Episode 148
Larry David and Jason Alexander (Broadway play "Fish in the Dark"); Natasha Leggero (Another Period (2015)); Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza. Also: Alabama Shakes performs.
#18 - Tom Hanks, Jessica Chastain, Pentatonix
Season 3 - Episode 19
Pentatonix performed the opening theme; Tonight Show Superlatives; Tonight Show #hashtags: #WhyDidISayThat; Tonight Show Kid Theater (Tom Hanks); Pentatonix performed "Can't Sleep Love"
#19 - J.J. Abrams, Pink, the Flaming Lips
Season 3 - Episode 45
Director J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)); UN ambassador Pink discusses UNICEF's Kid Power bands. Also: The Flaming Lips perform; Mindi Abair sits in with The Roots.
#20 - Adam Driver, Brett Favre, Lenny Clarke
Season 3 - Episode 47
Adam Driver (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)); former NFL quarterback Brett Favre; Lenny Clarke performs stand-up. Also: Jimmy presents kids' inventions.
#21 - Claire Danes, Ron Howard, Logic
Season 3 - Episode 50
Claire Danes (Homeland (2011)); director Ron Howard (In the Heart of the Sea (2015)). Also: Logic performs with The Roots and D.J. Rhetorik.
#22 - Jonah Hill, Megyn Kelly, Wiz Khalifa
Season 3 - Episode 79
Jonah Hill ("Hail, Caesar!"); Megyn Kelly (The Kelly File (2013)). Also: Wiz Khalifa performs.