Jimmy Fallon has taken another hit summer song and performed his own rendition using school instruments. Last year, it was Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." Take a wild guess at which song opened last night's show this time around!
Coloring Inside the "Blurred Lines"
It's the runaway hit of the summer, so it's no surprise Fallon and The Roots decided to bring Robin Thicke to cover "Blurred Lines." Following the motif of school instruments, Fallon and Thicke kept things G-Rated. There weren't any scantily clad beautiful models dancing on the set or profanity laced lyrics (nor will you see any glaring red texts of #THICKE or #BLURREDLINES flashing across the screen). Overall, it was a simple, lighthearted performance that, dare I say, could be better than the original track.
Stand by Your Bieber
Selena Gomez was invited for a small chat last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The young starlet, who looked fairly stunning in a classy red dress, is on top of the world with her new album, Stars Dance, which is the no. 1 album in America. Unfortunately, she didn't dish out any opinions about the recent bad boy behavior of Justin Bieber, nor did Kimmel push the topic. Aptly enough, she was there to promote her upcoming movie, Getaway, where she stars alongside Ethan Hawke.
U.S. Citizenship Test (Conan) - Coco once again takes on the challenge of taking his unique version of the U.S. citizenship test.
This Week in Unnecessary Censorship (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) - Jimmy's end of the week tribute to the FCC's overreach includes clips bleeping out Rand Paul, Matt Damon, and Denzel Washington.
#latenight Hashtags (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) - Fallon's trending topic this week is #sharkrap in honor of Discovery Channel's "Shark Week." Raps n' rhymes were provided by Twitter followers, while The Roots dropped the hot beats.
Most Biting Monologue Jokes
Weiner vs. Bieber
"In a concert this week, Justin Bieber rubbed a fan's smartphone on his crotch. In a related story, Justin Bieber is now third place in the New York City mayoral race." (Conan)
The Baby Factor
"Congratulations to Simon Cowell. He's gonna be a father. It turns out the mother is the wife of a good friend of Simon's... It turns out she is ten weeks along and all the classic signs are there. You know, the mood swings, the swollen breasts. And that's just Simon!" (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno)
Music Moment: Sammy Hagar
He certainly hasn't lost his touch since his days with Van Halen! The Red Rocker himself, Sammy Hagar, performed in front of the live studio audience last night on The Tonight Show. Shredding the axe throughout the electric performance of "Knockdown Dragout," a track from his upcoming album titled Sammy Hagar & Friends, Hagar showed everyone why he's a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.
The Power Hour
Poor Paul Rudd! The comedian was literally left only five minutes with David Letterman because Oprah Winfrey took up nearly 80% of the show's one-hour format. My guess is she offered CBS more money for the airtime than Rudd.
Set your DVRs!
Bryan Cranston on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (8/2/2013)
Meredith Vieira on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (8/2/2013)