The BEST Episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 18, 2019

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.

Jay Leno, Lucy Liu, Kevin Delaney, Dave Davies

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

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired Nov 7, 2014

star 9.00
1 votes
Harrison Ford, Seth MacFarlane, JoJo

#2 - 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 9.00
1 votes
Mark Wahlberg, Sofia Vergara, Mo

#3 - Mark Wahlberg, Sofia Vergara, Mo

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 20, 2016

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

#4 - 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 8.30
3 votes
 Michael Strahan, Jill Kargman, Slayer

#5 - Michael Strahan, Jill Kargman, Slayer

Season 4 - Episode 178 - Aired Jul 27, 2017

star 8.13
15 votes
Will Smith, U2

#6 - 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 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Spike Lee
Writers: A.D. Miles
Kelly Ripa, Jason Clarke, Sylvan Esso

#7 - Kelly Ripa, Jason Clarke, Sylvan Esso

Season 1 - Episode 82 - Aired Jul 9, 2014

Guests include Kelly Ripa, Joe Manganiello and musical guest Sylvan Esso performs.

star 8.00
2 votes
Michael Strahan, Diane Kruger, Phish

#8 - Michael Strahan, Diane Kruger, Phish

Season 1 - Episode 85 - Aired Jul 14, 2014

Guests include Michael Strahan, Diane Kruger and musical guest Phish.

star 8.00
1 votes
Cameron Diaz, Josh Gad, Bleachers

#9 - Cameron Diaz, Josh Gad, Bleachers

Season 1 - Episode 86 - Aired Jul 15, 2014

Guests include Cameron Diaz, Josh Gad and musical guest Bleachers.

star 8.00
1 votes
Jason Statham, Demi Lovato, David Chang

#10 - Jason Statham, Demi Lovato, David Chang

Season 1 - Episode 109 - Aired Aug 15, 2014

star 8.00
17 votes
Jason Segel, Steve Harvey, Alicia Keys

#11 - Jason Segel, Steve Harvey, Alicia Keys

Season 1 - Episode 119 - Aired Sep 8, 2014

star 8.00
1 votes
Emma Stone, Logan Lerman, Sam Smith

#12 - Emma Stone, Logan Lerman, Sam Smith

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 14, 2014

star 8.00
1 votes
Jon Stewart, Padma Lakshmi, Jim Gaffigan

#13 - Jon Stewart, Padma Lakshmi, Jim Gaffigan

Season 2 - Episode 38 - Aired Nov 19, 2014

Jon Stewart (Rosewater (2014)); Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef (2006)). Also: Jim Gaffigan performs stand-up.

star 8.00
1 votes
Ben Stiller, Brie Larson, Damon Wayans

#14 - Ben Stiller, Brie Larson, Damon Wayans

Season 2 - Episode 56 - Aired Dec 19, 2014

star 8.00
1 votes
James Spader, Margot Robbie, Tobias Jesso Jr.

#15 - James Spader, Margot Robbie, Tobias Jesso Jr.

Season 2 - Episode 92 - Aired Feb 26, 2015

James Spader (The Blacklist (2013)); Margot Robbie (Focus (2015)). Also: Tobias Jesso Jr. performs with The Roots.

star 8.00
1 votes
January Jones, Bubba Watson, Brandon Flowers

#16 - January Jones, Bubba Watson, Brandon Flowers

Season 2 - Episode 103 - Aired Mar 23, 2015

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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Larry David, Jason Alexander, Natasha Leggero, Alabama Shakes

#17 - Larry David, Jason Alexander, Natasha Leggero, Alabama Shakes

Season 2 - Episode 148 - Aired Jun 8, 2015

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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Tom Hanks, Jessica Chastain, Pentatonix

#18 - Tom Hanks, Jessica Chastain, Pentatonix

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 15, 2015

Pentatonix performed the opening theme; Tonight Show Superlatives; Tonight Show #hashtags: #WhyDidISayThat; Tonight Show Kid Theater (Tom Hanks); Pentatonix performed "Can't Sleep Love"

star 8.00
1 votes
J.J. Abrams, Pink, the Flaming Lips

#19 - J.J. Abrams, Pink, the Flaming Lips

Season 3 - Episode 45 - Aired Nov 30, 2015

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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Adam Driver, Brett Favre, Lenny Clarke

#20 - Adam Driver, Brett Favre, Lenny Clarke

Season 3 - Episode 47 - Aired Dec 2, 2015

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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Claire Danes, Ron Howard, Logic

#21 - Claire Danes, Ron Howard, Logic

Season 3 - Episode 50 - Aired Dec 7, 2015

Claire Danes (Homeland (2011)); director Ron Howard (In the Heart of the Sea (2015)). Also: Logic performs with The Roots and D.J. Rhetorik.

star 8.00
1 votes
Jonah Hill, Megyn Kelly, Wiz Khalifa

#22 - Jonah Hill, Megyn Kelly, Wiz Khalifa

Season 3 - Episode 79 - Aired Feb 4, 2016

Jonah Hill ("Hail, Caesar!"); Megyn Kelly (The Kelly File (2013)). Also: Wiz Khalifa performs.

star 8.00
19 votes
Kit Harington, Rose Byrne, Blake Shelton

#23 - Kit Harington, Rose Byrne, Blake Shelton

Season 3 - Episode 139 - Aired May 13, 2016

star 8.00
1 votes
Jessica Chastain, Joe Manganiello, Gary Clark Jr., Prodigy

#24 - Jessica Chastain, Joe Manganiello, Gary Clark Jr., Prodigy

Season 4 - Episode 108 - Aired Mar 21, 2017

star 8.00
1 votes
Scarlett Johansson, Richard Dreyfuss, Dan White

#25 - Scarlett Johansson, Richard Dreyfuss, Dan White

Season 4 - Episode 112 - Aired Mar 27, 2017

star 8.00
2 votes