Dynamic Duo JIMMY FALLON & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE; A Video Look Back
This weekend's edition of Saturday Night Live on NBC will see the reunion of what many consider to be the perfect comedy team of host Jimmy Fallon and musical guest Justin Timberlake. The BFF's comedic chemistry can arguably rival that of some of the greatest pairings in the history of comedy.
Below, BWW takes a look back at some of the most hilarious moments from Fallon and Timberlake. Which was your favorite?
Timberlake served as host and musical guest for the first in 2003, the night the twosome first showed the world the "The Barry Gibb Talk Show."
Timberlake appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to debut the "History of Rap", a mash-up of 15 classic tracks, from Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" to Jay Z's "Empire State of Mind." The gag went viral and spun off into a four-part series.
Last year Fallon devoted an entire week to his buddy and dubbed it "Timberweek.' Included in the week's show was a sketch featuring the guys playing kids at summer camp, singing "Africa" by Toto.
In a hilarious skit on Late Night, Fallon & Timberlake show viewers what a Twitter conversation would sound like in real life.
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"Saturday Night Live," NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, enters its 39th season in September for another year of laughs, surprises and great performances.
Since its inception in 1975, "SNL" has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation. As The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show's Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999, "in Defiance of both time and show business convention, 'SNL' is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture." At the close of the century, "Saturday Night Live" placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past fifty years.
The program has won 40 Emmy Awards and now holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 156 nominations. "SNL" has been honored twice, in 1990 and 2009, with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and cited as "truly a national institution." "Saturday Night Live" was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Association of Broadcasters, and the show continues to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week.
"SNL" sketches still bear repeating on Monday mornings. With live show surprises, especially those timed to the election - from Barack Obama's surprise walk-on, Hillary Clinton's performance opposite Amy Poehler and Senator John McCain's "Weekend Update" appearance - "SNL" is making headlines and influencing the political dialogue while skewering it at the same time. Beyond politics, the show's cast of recurring characters and its take on pop culture targets remain spot-on. The addition of the show's Emmy Award-winning SNL Digital Shorts continues to keep the show as current today as it was when it debuted.
Videos courtesy of NBC's TODAY
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