If there’s anything that makes Late Night With Jimmy Fallon stand out, it’s the music. Heck, this week alone the show’s had performances from Robyn and Jónsi. But more than that, music permeates the show in a way unlike any other late-night offering, like Fallon’s collabo with Justin Timberlake on the “History of Rap”. Of course, making that gem look like the enitrety of the musical booking on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno is the glee-inducing creative storm of Jeff Goldblum, Biz Markie, and Fallon doing their rendition of Markie’s seminal “Just A Friend” (via Late Night‘s blog.)
As it turns out, the actor from The Fly can actually play piano. Goldblum’s deadpan delivery of the song’s intro is made only more wonderful with those absurdly large glasses he’s got covering 90% of his face. Things only get more surreal as The Roots kick out the jam and the whole thing is topped off with a clearly giddy Fallon, a bizarro, on-top-of-his-game Markie, and a rather lively studio audience. Sure, Conan O’Brien might be the talk of the late-night circuit for weeks to come, but Jimmy Fallon still delivers. Team Falo, yo.