Took ’em long enough! Today Netflix finally made the inevitable official: Stranger Things will return in 2017 with a second season. The 80s nostalgia-infused sci-fi adventure was the streaming service’s breakout hit of the summer, and it was widely expected that The Duffer Brothers would be given the opportunity to explore Hawkins, Indiana, The Upside Down dimension, and beyond with more episodes. In fact, the new season ups season 1’s episode count by one. And get this–all nine episodes have already been titled and the Duffers included the “chapter” names in the Season 2 announcement video embedded above. Can’t help but wonder about “The Lost Brother!”
Now, as excited as we all are about more Stranger Things in the pipeline, the series will be returning without its short-lived and most beloved character. That’s right, I’m talking about Barb. Poor Barb. Barb, who was kidnapped by The Demogorgon and ultimately swallowed up by the creepy-crawlers of the Upside Down. Or was she…
Jimmy Fallon knows how to have fun with New Yorkers. After going undercover in silly disguises, The Tonight Show host and musical guest U2 busked in the 42nd St. subway station. “Guys, give monies to your local artists,” Fallon shouted in the subway. Watch as a small crowd starts to gather as U2 frontman Bono belts out a stripped-down version of the band’s gem “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” When Jimmy and the band ditch their disguises just in time for a performance of “Desire,” New York’s finest make cameos as the growing crowd erupts in total excitement. In case you missed the impromptu concert, see highlights in the video hanging above!
Earlier this week, newly inducted Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon invited actor Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) over for a typical late night interview and what audiences got was something…different. Donning bizarro visors with Guy Fieri-like hair sprouting out, Fallon and Cooper simply could not keep it together. For ten minutes straight the two engaged in an uncontrollable laugh fest that is admittedly unprofessional but simultaneously unabashedly hysterical and infectious. Enjoy the uncut “interview” above!
Jimmy Fallon’s latest parody takes on Netflix Original Series House of Cards. Though it falls short when stacked against previous parodies (see: Game of Desks, Joking Bad, and Lost parody Late), Jimmy does a fine impersonation of Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood and the two parts are sprinkled with funny nods to the show for fans to enjoy. Take a look; House of Cue Cards part one is embedded above, and part two is after the break. READ MORE Jimmy Fallon parodies ‘House of Cards’→
Every now and again Jimmy Fallon and The Roots get together with musicians and cover popular songs with them. Jimmy and his Tonight Show house band broke out the classroom instruments most recently with the wickedly talented Idina Menzel to perform a fun version of her big, Oscar-winning Frozen tune “Let It Go.” Enjoy!
Next month Seth Meyers exits Saturday Night Live to become the new host of Late Night as Jimmy Fallon takes over The Tonight Show. In the promo embedded above, you’ll see just how physically close Meyers’ new job is going to be to his old job–they’re “basically 30 feet” from each other as SNL‘s home is located in the famed Studio 8H and the new Late Night is housed inside Studio 8G. Looks like Seth has some work to do, and fast; Late Night with Seth Meyers premieres February 24 on NBC.
After the break, the Peacock introduces “a new era” of late night as Jimmy Fallon is about to take the reins from Jay Leno to host The Tonight Show. The clip looks back at the previous Tonight Show hosts, even the fleeting Conan O’Brien. Fallon, because he’s the best, has decided to revert the show’s name to its original style; instead of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, his show will be called The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, just as it was with original host Steve Allen, Jack Parr, and the late great Johnny Carson. A second clip featuring a kid version of Fallon follows. Fallon’s Tonight Show premieres February 17.