Kevin Bacon Makes Epic ‘Footloose’ Entrance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ (Video)

Dancing on the NBC late night show illegal? Not on Ren McCormack’s watch

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Kevin Bacon knows how to make an entrance.

The star of Fox’s “The Following” guested on Friday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” ironically on the same day that the NBC program banned dancing. “It’s a bummer, but rules are rules,” Fallon said to a booing audience.

In another coincidence, this year happens to be the 30th anniversary of one of the films that made the actor famous, “Footloose” — and the guy who played Ren McCormack was not about to follow the law … again.

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“Dancing is illegal? Jumpback. This is ‘The Tonight Show’ — there has to be dancing,” the actor said as he popped a cassette tape into his dressing room cassette player, which apparently “Tonight” still has in the green room.

Bacon — and a body double — then copied his moves from the 1984 small town classic film. The surprisingly rhythmic staff of “The Tonight Show” (clearly professional dancers) — and ultimately the host — joined in.

“I hereby proclaim that dancing is now legal here on ‘The Tonight Show’ thanks to Kevin Bacon!” Fallon said as confetti fell.

Watch the clip: