The Tonight Show this Thursday before Mother’s Day was amazing, as host Jimmy Fallon’s two main guests were actress Jane Fonda, who is starring in the Netflix sitcom, Grace & Frankie, with Lily Tomlin; and, musical artist, Sean “Diddy” Combs! The musical guest of the episode was the band, The Vaccines. The show’s announcer, Steve Higgins, was funny, as usual, and the house band, The Roots, kicked out the jams tonight.
The Tonight Show‘s host, Jimmy Fallon, began the show by walking out onto the stage and the studio audience gave him a standing ovation. Then, he did his monologue. Some jokes from it follow, in a somewhat paraphrased form.
“According to a new poll, 48 percent of Americans believe that Hillary is honest and trustworthy. When asked for a comment, she said ‘I made it up.'”
“Huge sport story here! Yesterday, the NFL released a huge report on the Deflate Gate Scandal. Tom Brady likely knew that the ball had been deflated.” Fallon then conducted a short interview with Football #6. The football said it could not confirm the story, “because unfortunately, I don’t have eyes.” Fallon asked “Is there anything you would like to say before you go?” The football then said “Bernie Sanders 2016!”
Jimmy Fallon joked about Chipolte posting its recipe for guacamole. He checked out labels and recipes, relating Nutritional Facts. Fallon did the so-called recipes for Cinnabuns, McDonald’s Special Sauce, Wendy’s Frosties, and Burger King’s Chicken Fries and Subway’s Seafood Sensation.
“This is going viral,” Fallon said. He showed a clip from YouTube of Shaquille O’Neal tripping over a wire and falling to the ground. He then showed a clip of weathermen talking about Hump Day, and a female weatherman said something…well…it was funny, but off-color.
Then, when Jimmy Fallon was seated at his desk, he talked about some upcoming guests and said that tonight, Jane Fonda would be on the show, as well as Sean “Diddy” Combs, who has a new fragrance he will be talking about. The musical guests are The Vaccines.
Jimmy Fallon then did his weekly Hashtag segment. It was #MomQuotes. Fallon said “Within 15 minutes, it was a trending topic.” Some follow: “My mom will say ‘Who’s the mom?’ and we have to respond ‘You’re the mom,’ or she will keep repeating it.” Another one was “My mom put her picture on Instagram saying ‘I’m the luckiest mom,’ but cropped me out so it was just a picture of her.”
Yet another one was “When my brother and I would ask my mom who she liked more, she would say ‘I really don’t like either one of you.” The final one was, paraphrased, “My mom said ‘I love this song by the 600 600 Dolls.’ She meant that she loved the song by the Goo Goo Dolls.”
Announcer Steve Higgins introduced True Facts of Truth. Fallon’s head showed up on the screen saying some “facts,” and then Jane Fonda’s head showed up, also saying supposed “facts.” It was a pretty funny clip!
After another commercial break, Jimmy Fallon introduced the first guest of the episode, actress Jane Fonda from the Netflix sitcom, Grace & Frankie. “You and ‘Diddy’ always travel together,” Fallon said.
She told Fallon “I know ‘Diddy.’ I’m friends with him, Big Sean, and Ludicrous. I call him ‘Lude,'” Fonda said. She told Fallon that her old video, The Jane Fonda Workout, had been re-released.
Fonda told Fallon that “I produced 9 to 5. I was smitten. I didn’t want to make a movie about secretaries without Lily. It took me a year to convince Lily and Dolly to make it.” Fonda related how Dolly came up with the theme song, all on her own, and played it for them.
“Congratulations on the Netflix series!” Fallon said.
She told him that they had both wanted to make a show about older women. In the very first episode, their husbands tell them that they had been in love with each other for 25 years and were divorcing them and getting married to each other. Fallon showed a clip from the series. Fonda sits by a fire with Frankie, played by Tomlin, and she takes a big swig from a bottle that she thinks is tea. Frankie tells her it has “peyote” in it, and says to get prepared to “hallucinate.” More commercials followed.
When the Tonight Show returned, Jimmy Fallon introduced his next guest, Sean Combs. His new fragrance is called “3 A.M.” Sean said “Can we give it up for Jane Fonda? Oh, my God!” and the audience applauded. Then, Sean said “You’re supposed to drink this,” and he and Fallon took big swigs from a bottle of Combs’ tequila brand.
“Everything’s a good time,” Sean said. “That’s what it’s all about.”
Combs told Fallon about his first job, as a paperboy. That was when he started his “first franchise,” as he phrased it.
They talked about Combs’ new fragrance. Fallon said if he had one, he would call it “Sexy Time.”
“How’d you come up with the scent? I just love it!” Fallon asked.
Sean told him “It’s my fourth fragrance.” He then said that he came out of the shower, and was listening to some James Brown. “It’s my fourth fragrance.” He wanted all of his fragrances to be “fun, and a fantasy.”
Combs said his commercial for the fragrance got banned. It was called “too provocative” and “too racy” for T.V. Combs said that his tequila was “a sipping kind of tequila.” He and Jimmy Fallon took a couple more sips of it, as the Tonight Show went to another commercial break.
After the Tonight Show came back on, Jimmy Fallon introduced the Tonight Show‘s musical guests, The Vaccines. They performed the song Dream Lover from their upcoming album, English Graffiti. The Vaccines were fantastic, bringing their brand of rock to the Tonight Show stage. Friday May 22 through Sunday May 24, The Vaccines will be beginning their tour in support of their new album at the Liverpool Sound City Festival.
Jimmy Fallon’s guests tonight were the never-aging actress, Jane Fonda, and the musical artist and entrepreneur, Sean “Diddy” Combs. Fonda also did a comedy bit with Fallon called True Facts of Truth. The musical guest of the episode was the hot band, The Vaccines.
Written By Douglas Cobb