Fallon takes over “The Tonight Show” Feb. 17
Jimmy Fallon hosted his final “Late Night” Friday, and he brought the Muppets on-stage for a proper send-off. Fallon, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the crew sang a scratchy rendition of “The Weight,” The Band song widely considered one of the greatest in rock history.
Fallon has set himself apart as a talk show host with his affinity for live music, recruiting The Roots as his in-house band and performing on his own as well. He played the drums in this final jamboree, the same instrument as Questlove, The Roots’ leader.
While many pretend they know what they are doing on-stage with a guitar in tow, Fallon’s skill and enthusiasm have drawn praise from many of his musical guests. The recent Vanity Fair cover story on his new gig featured an interview with the highest authority in the land, Sir Paul McCartney.
Fallon ended this latest performance by walking into his new studio for “The Tonight Show.” He inherits Jay Leno‘s seat Feb. 17, moving the show back to its original home in New York.
“Saturday Night Live” alum Seth Meyers takes over for Fallon the following week. Watch Fallon’s final bow above.