Watching the live taping of the Jawbox episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon the other week, we were reminded of the utter weirdness of the late night TV variety show format. On TV, because Letterman et al have done it for so long and so well, it’s come to seem normal, but make no mistake: these late night talk shows are basically just random sequences of insanely campy entertainment. With that in mind, please enjoy Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz swapping out their old SNL buddies for Julian Casablancas (not his first time attempting this cover) and the Roots for the old Saturday Night Live holiday standard, “I Wish It Was Christmas Today.” At the end, Sanz and Fallon do a nice job imitating Casablancas imitating them. TV is complicated.
An Early Christmas Gift From ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ [ArtsBeat]