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Jimmy Fallon takes us through the history of the theme song

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Jimmy Fallon likes to sing. To people who have watched Late Night with Jimmy Fallon or bought either of his CDs, this isn't a surprise. Whether it is impersonating famous musicians or talking about being an idiot boyfriend, Fallon will pretty much sing about anything, at anytime.

With the cast of NBC's Guys With Kids on his show, the discussion turned to the demise of the TV theme song - something all four men (Fallon, Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford and Zach Creggert) bemoaned.

“It’s something that’s going away from our world, and I grew up with that stuff. I think America wants theme songs,” Fallon said.

A solution appeared. The four men decided to put on an imprompto (coughrightcough) performance of famous theme songs, including Friends, All in the Family, Golden Girls, The Jeffersons, Saved by the Bell, Full House, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Facts of Life, Good Times, Greatest American Hero, Three's Company, Sanford and Son, Happy Days, Cheers and the Mary Tyler Moore Show.

This isn't the first time Fallon has done a "History of..." song. He famously did one with Justin Timberlake that looked at the History of Rap Music. 

Fallon actually wrote and sings the theme song to Guys With Kids, which he also produces.

The father-themed show airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. EST.

To see Fallon and the gang singing, click here.


Details
Show:
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
- Guys With Kids
Person:
- Jimmy Fallon
Network:
- NBC

Written by: Hamatosan
Sep 26th, 2012, 11:04 am

tinalessia

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Message Posted On Sep 26th, 2012, 3:30 pm

I loved this moment on his show since I grew up watching most of those. It was so out of the blue ( cough cough) and really amusing!

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