Jimmy Fallon, Dancing Incredibly Awkwardly with Bill Cosby

Cosby was on Fallon last night, and it took him half the segment to get to his chair. That’s because he was busy dancing to reggae music, which he says doesn’t even like: “It’s sort of like dancing with one leg shorter than the other.” Fallon, for his part, flails awkwardly and spends a lot of time bending over in forced laughter. Not because Cosby isn’t funny, but because Cosby was literally taking over his show and he didn’t know what else to do.


By the time they get to the actual interview, Cosby basically calls Jimmy out for fake-laughing, resulting in another round of fake-laughing and desk-slapping. Then again, it’s written into Jimmy Fallon’s new “Tonight Show” contract that he become less hip, to appeal to the old-timers. So maybe this was just a dry run.

Here’s the Cosby show scene the Roots crew were referencing, when they cued up the song.

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  • He was totally weird the last time he was on too. Fallon should know by now.

    Also, Cosby has been a guest 4 times so it is likely him being there has nothing to do with Jimmy being on the Tonight Show.


  • disqus_jJr6ApuwJt

    Stop calling him fake- laughing….Gosh,people get a life!! He enjoys Cosby, that’s all!!

    • Paige

      Um, Fallon totally IS a fake laugher. Watch him with EVERY guest. Fallon does a fake laugh repeatedly and slaps the desk way too much. Can’t stand Fallon. Not funny and way too banal.

      • Jon

        With you on that one Paige. He is struggling to keep up with the genius of Cosby in this interview. Reverting to that fake laugh which is just awkwardly out of place.

  • Diane Smith

    Bill Cosby is one of my favorite comedians as well as Jimmy Fallon so to see them together was fun. I especially loved seeing Cosby dance to reggae music. I was commuting home from at work at DISH when this was on but wasn’t going to miss it. I watched on my iPad, during the train ride, using the DISH Anywhere app. Because of this app I can watch live and recorded shows while I’m on the go.