The BEST Episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 4, 2021

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.

President Barack Obama, Madonna

#1 - President Barack Obama, Madonna

Season 3 - Episode 153 - Aired Jun 9, 2016

star 9.00
2 votes
Michael Fassbender, Zoe Saldana

#2 - Michael Fassbender, Zoe Saldana

Season 1 - Episode 54 - Aired May 8, 2014

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

#3 - 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

#4 - 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

#5 - 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

#6 - 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

#7 - Rosario Dawson, Jeff Musial, Fun

Season 1 - Episode 78 - Aired Jun 18, 2014

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

#8 - 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

#9 - 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

#10 - 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

#11 - Mark Wahlberg, Sofia Vergara, Mo

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 20, 2016

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

#12 - 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

#13 - Liam Neeson, Terry Crews, Conor Oberst

Season 1 - Episode 61 - Aired May 19, 2014

star 8.31
13 votes
Will Smith, U2

#14 - 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

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

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired Nov 7, 2014

star 8.30
37 votes
Justin Timberlake

#16 - 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

#17 - Stephen Colbert, Keri Russell, Broken Bells

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 7, 2014

star 8.28
29 votes
Shailene Woodley, Artie Lange, Beck

#18 - Shailene Woodley, Artie Lange, Beck

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 12, 2014

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

#19 - 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

#20 - Jon Hamm, Brit Marling, Martha Stewart

Season 1 - Episode 94 - Aired Jul 25, 2014

star 8.25
12 votes
Chris Evans, Ricky Jay

#21 - Chris Evans, Ricky Jay

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Mar 31, 2014

star 8.24
17 votes
Harrison Ford, Seth MacFarlane, JoJo

#22 - 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
Drew Barrymore, Giovanni Ribisi, Elbow

#23 - Drew Barrymore, Giovanni Ribisi, Elbow

Season 1 - Episode 60 - Aired May 16, 2014

star 8.19
16 votes
Sylvester Stallone, Eve Hewson, Rod Man

#24 - Sylvester Stallone, Eve Hewson, Rod Man

Season 1 - Episode 108 - Aired Aug 14, 2014

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

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

Season 1 - Episode 117 - Aired Sep 4, 2014

star 8.17
6 votes