When unexpected celebrity friendships seem to blossom out of nowhere, it’s understandable that we would dissect them and try to figure how such an unlikely pair blossomed into a genuine friendship. One of the more recent ones that has been making more and more headlines lately is the bromance of Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon.
Most of us know Justin Timberlake from back in his Nsync days all the way through his massive solo success and decently successful film career of the last few years. In a completely different, yet still adjacent area of entertainment, Jimmy Fallon got his start as one of the best products to come out of Saturday Night Live. A few years after his SNL stint ended, Fallon succeeded Conan O’Brien as the host of NBC’s Late Night and is now slated to takeover The Tonight Show for Jay Leno in the winter.
Assuming they met through one of Justin’s many successful and award winning stints as host of SNL, this dynamic duo keeps giving us more and more of their combined musical comedy genius. Justin’s a musical genius with a genuine aptitude for comedy and Jimmy is a comedy genius with a genuine aptitude for music. The two together have produced a number of musical comedy sketches together, most notable their series of “History of Rap” numbers.
Their bromance produced “Timberweek,” which was literally a full week of Justin appearance on Late Night right before his album came out. The week started off with an interview that felt like being on the outside of a series of inside jokes, and included a series of sketches that were either musical, comedic, or both, rounded out with a musical performance from Justin’s new album each night.
Outside of Jimmy’s talk show, the two found themselves together snapping pictures at the Time’s Most Influential Party and at the 2013 MTV VMAs where Jimmy introduced Justin’s fifteen minute long performance, and then proceeded to present him with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
We can’t help but wonder what the average conversation between these two sounds like.
Queue dream sequence:
(JF) “Hey Justin, can you pass the salsa?”
(JT) “Sure. Oh wait, that’s one of my Grammys.”
“That’s cool, I have one too! And an Emmy.”
“Yeah, I’ve got some of those too!”
*Famous high five*
“I have an idea, let’s call my BFF Tina Fey and get the cast of Mean Girls together for a reunion dinner.”
“Perfect, I’ll call Jay-Z and Beyonce.”
Oh what we wouldn’t give to be a fly on that wall.
History of Rap Parts 1 and 2
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