Ding Dong the host is fired. Yep, Jay Leno is finally stepping down (deja vu?) and Jimmy Fallon is reportedly stepping in to take The Tonight Show in 2014.
13-year old me could not be more excited and present-day me is pretty excited, as well. When Jimmy Fallon was on SNL, my little heart beat so hard for him. He used to do a sketch called “Wake Up Wakefield”, where Maya Rudolph was a middle schooler who crushed on his Randy Goldman so hard that she had T-Shirts with his silk screened face. I wanted that shirt. I settled for the picture above taped to my wall.
Every time I watch him now, I am reminded of how twitterpated he made me with his dorky charm and “aw-shucks” vibe. He’s still got it and that’s why I love him.