The BEST episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Every episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

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.

Last Updated: 2/14/2024Network: NBCStatus: Continuing
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President Barack Obama, Madonna
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9.00
2 votes

#1 - President Barack Obama, Madonna

Season 3 - Episode 153 - Aired 6/9/2016

Michael Fassbender, Zoe Saldana
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8.67
6 votes

#2 - Michael Fassbender, Zoe Saldana

Season 1 - Episode 54 - Aired 5/8/2014

Stephen Colbert, Keri Russell, Broken Bells
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8.67
24 votes

#3 - Stephen Colbert, Keri Russell, Broken Bells

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/7/2014

Brian Williams, Christina Hendricks, Ilan Hall
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8.63
8 votes

#4 - Brian Williams, Christina Hendricks, Ilan Hall

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired 4/21/2014

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

David Duchovny, Jeff Foxworthy, Pitbull, Kevin Eubanks
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8.47
30 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 140 - Aired 5/20/2015

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

Emma Stone, Robinson Cano, Keith Urban
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8.47
15 votes

#6 - Emma Stone, Robinson Cano, Keith Urban

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired 4/28/2014

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

Bryan Cranston, Brie Larson, Kevin Delaney
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8.42
12 votes

#7 - Bryan Cranston, Brie Larson, Kevin Delaney

Season 1 - Episode 51 - Aired 5/5/2014

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

Jay Leno, Lucy Liu, Kevin Delaney, Dave Davies
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8.36
36 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired 11/7/2014

Amanda Seyfried, Chad Smith, Will Ferrell
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8.36
101 votes

#9 - Amanda Seyfried, Chad Smith, Will Ferrell

Season 1 - Episode 64 - Aired 5/22/2014

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

Pete Davidson, Troye Sivan, Josh Johnson
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8.33
3 votes

#10 - Pete Davidson, Troye Sivan, Josh Johnson

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/10/2023

Jimmy gets help from the audience to decide what he should post on X in WePost then catches up with Pete Davidson and Troye Sivan before welcoming stand-up comedian Josh Johnson.

Jennifer Garner, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Stevie Nicks
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8.31
16 votes

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

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired 4/9/2014

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

Harrison Ford, Seth MacFarlane, JoJo
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8.29
42 votes

#12 - Harrison Ford, Seth MacFarlane, JoJo

Season 3 - Episode 46 - Aired 12/1/2015

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.

Denis Leary, Cat Deeley, Nickel Creek
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8.29
7 votes

#13 - Denis Leary, Cat Deeley, Nickel Creek

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired 4/2/2014

Justin Timberlake
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8.27
55 votes

#14 - Justin Timberlake

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/21/2014

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

Writer: A.D. Miles
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Chris Evans, Ricky Jay
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8.23
13 votes

#15 - Chris Evans, Ricky Jay

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 3/31/2014

Kristen Bell, Steve Harvey, Demi Lovato
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8.22
18 votes

#16 - Kristen Bell, Steve Harvey, Demi Lovato

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/10/2014

Tom Cruise, Kendall & Kylie Jenner, Chrissie Hynde
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8.20
5 votes

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

Season 1 - Episode 68 - Aired 6/4/2014

Will Smith, U2
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8.19
115 votes

#18 - Will Smith, U2

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/17/2014

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

Directors: Spike Lee
Writer: A.D. Miles
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Sylvester Stallone, Eve Hewson, Rod Man
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8.17
6 votes

#19 - Sylvester Stallone, Eve Hewson, Rod Man

Season 1 - Episode 108 - Aired 8/14/2014

Larry David, Gisele Bündchen, Jeezy ft. Future
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8.17
6 votes

#20 - Larry David, Gisele Bündchen, Jeezy ft. Future

Season 1 - Episode 117 - Aired 9/4/2014

Andy Samberg, Gigi Hadid, The Kills
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8.16
45 votes

#21 - Andy Samberg, Gigi Hadid, The Kills

Season 3 - Episode 140 - Aired 5/16/2016

Jason Segel, Steve Harvey, Alicia Keys
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8.12
41 votes

#22 - Jason Segel, Steve Harvey, Alicia Keys

Season 1 - Episode 119 - Aired 9/8/2014

Nathan Lane, Keri Russell, Mary Lynn Rajskub
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8.11
63 votes

#23 - Nathan Lane, Keri Russell, Mary Lynn Rajskub

Season 3 - Episode 94 - Aired 2/26/2016

Shailene Woodley, Artie Lange, Beck
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8.10
10 votes

#24 - Shailene Woodley, Artie Lange, Beck

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/12/2014

Jon Hamm, Brit Marling, Martha Stewart
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8.09
11 votes

#25 - Jon Hamm, Brit Marling, Martha Stewart

Season 1 - Episode 94 - Aired 7/25/2014