The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Recap – 3-1


It’s a new month and Fallon moved on with a new episode featuring guests Margot Robbie and Michael McKean. It’s Super Tuesday, and even though the episode aired before the results were in it’s still on everybody’s mind. Jimmy mentioned the presidential race in the monologue while keeping the content light. Here’s a full recap.


Of course, the monologue kicked off with Presidential talk about Super Tuesday. Jimmy started the standup start of the show with some well-cut video footage of Trump and Rubio slinging insults at each other at their own rallies. When the juvenile insults are set back-to-back like that, it really is quite pathetic. Shifting to celebrity news, Kim Kardashian commented on Kanye West’s Twitter rants and said more people should be as honest as him. The punchline: “OK, we don’t know why you’re famous.” From there, the monologue touched on Bowing planes, Legos and congress. It was solid, but nothing too memorable out of it.

To the Desk

In an upcoming bit, the composer of all the shows on the original TGIF 90’s shows will be making his own theme song for The Tonight Show. That will be unveiled later this week.

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons is becoming a weekly bit. I’m not a big fan of it, but I guess he has to fill the time somehow. Tuesday’s topic weighed the good and the bad about Facebook’s new emojis. Here were the highlights.

Pro: Clicking “Like” after finding out an old friend got a new job.
Con: Hitting “love” after you see he got fat.

Pro: Clicking “wow” for your friend’s engagement.
Con: Because there isn’t a “wow, I thought you’d be single forever” button.

The Guests

Margot Robbie

Since there’s a scientist on the show as the last guest, Jimmy asked her if she was good at science. She said she wasn’t and shared a story about how she sent a letter to her science teacher to tell her that she wasn’t good at science, and that she wouldn’t do well in the course. From there, Jimmy pulled out a picture of Margot that was taken in a photo booth at a recent party. She ran into Prince Harry there, but didn’t know who he was when they met. Margot was on the show to promote Whisky Tango Foxtrot, but the two talked about Suicide Squad first. Co-star Jared Leto got everyone wrap gifts in character of the joker. He gave her live rat, which she ended up loving very dearly. Eventually, they got to talking about Whisky Tango Foxtrot. 

The Whisper Challenge

The last time Jimmy played The Whisper Challenge he was with Bernie Sanders. Someone puts on headphones playing music and the other person picks up a card and says the words on the card. There’s no winner and loser, it’s usually just fun to watch people make fools of themselves and have fun. Check out the bit below.

Michael McKean

Jimmy started the interview by talking to Michael about his iconic role in Lavern and Shirley. He also talked about his comedy partnership with Christopher Guest whom he roomed with in school. That’s how they collaborated and made some of the best mockumentaries in the movie industry like This is Spinal Tap and Waiting for Guffman. McKean was there to promote Better Call Saul. Before he was cast, he shared the stage with Bryan Cranston in a stage production who told him to go for the role. The rest is history.

The episode concluded with some cool science experiments from Kevin Delany. Tune in for tomorrow’s recap when Fallon welcomes Tina Fey and Rachel Maddow. It should be a good one!