The BEST Episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2020
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 - 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.
#2 - President Barack Obama, Madonna
Season 3 - Episode 153 - Aired Jun 9, 2016
#3 - Michael Fassbender, Zoe Saldana
Season 1 - Episode 54 - Aired May 8, 2014
#4 - 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.
#5 - Emma Stone, Robinson Cano, Keith Urban
Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired Apr 28, 2014
Emma Stone; Robinson Cano. Also: Keith Urban performs.
#6 - 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.
#7 - Tom Cruise, Kendall & Kylie Jenner, Chrissie Hynde
Season 1 - Episode 68 - Aired Jun 4, 2014
#8 - Rosario Dawson, Jeff Musial, Fun
Season 1 - Episode 78 - Aired Jun 18, 2014
#9 - 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.
#10 - Paul McCartney, Pedro Pascal, The Voidz
Season 8 - Episode 57 - Aired Dec 17, 2020
Jimmy welcomes singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, actor Pedro Pascal, and a musical performance by The Voidz.
#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.
#12 - Kristen Bell, Steve Harvey, Demi Lovato
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 10, 2014
#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.
#14 - Mark Wahlberg, Sofia Vergara, Mo
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 20, 2016
#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.
#16 - Liam Neeson, Terry Crews, Conor Oberst
Season 1 - Episode 61 - Aired May 19, 2014
#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.
#18 - Jay Leno, Lucy Liu, Kevin Delaney, Dave Davies
Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired Nov 7, 2014
#19 - Justin Timberlake
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 21, 2014
Jimmy Fallon teams up with guest Justin Timberlake for Friday's Tonight Show.
#20 - Stephen Colbert, Keri Russell, Broken Bells
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 7, 2014
#21 - Shailene Woodley, Artie Lange, Beck
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 12, 2014
#22 - Denis Leary, Cat Deeley, Nickel Creek
Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired Apr 2, 2014
#23 - Jon Hamm, Brit Marling, Martha Stewart
Season 1 - Episode 94 - Aired Jul 25, 2014
#24 - Chris Evans, Ricky Jay
Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Mar 31, 2014
#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.