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Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Will Tell You How To Get To “Sesame Street”

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Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

The Muppets are having a busy week! First, the family of Jim Henson donated the “Sesame Street” characters  to the National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonion. Then, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird and the gang stopped by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” to perform with The Roots. They sang — what else? — the “Sesame Street” theme song.  Dying. DYING!  [YouTube]

Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Cover “Blurred Lines” With Robin Thicke

Defending "Blurred Lines"
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Is the song "rapey"? Read More »
Oh Please, Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke Says "Blurred Lines" Is A "Feminist Movement"
"Blurred Lines" is a good song but it's not a "feminist movement." Read More »
Robin Thicke's NSFW Vid
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It's got nipples, lambs and Pharrel. Read More »
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I Know You Want It...

Jimmy Fallon’s got his hands all up in your summer jams: here he is with The Roots and Robin Thicke covering the oh-so-catchy “Blurred Lines.” Sounds pretty good with a kiddie xylophone, don’t you think? Thank you, Robin, for finally explaining what rhymes with “hug me”: rugby. [YouTube]

Mariah Carey And Jimmy Fallon Sing “All I Want For Christmas (Is You)”

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Sing It, Mariah!

Well, this is just the cutest! Mariah Carey visited “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to perform a Christmas ditty with Fallon and The Roots and it’ll light up even the Grinchiest of hearts. “All I Want For Christmas (Is You)” is a fun song to begin with, but it’s even more adorable with the chorus of little kids in the front row.

Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Cover “Call Me Maybe” With Carly Rae Jepsen

Call Obama Maybe?
President Obama covered "Call Me Maybe," sort of. Read More »
Miss USA Cover
Miss USA Call Me Maybe
Watch this: Miss USA contestants cover "Call Me Maybe." Read More »
Adopt Me Maybe?
Shelter dogs ask, "Adopt me, maybe?" Read More »
Jimmy Fallon and The Roots cover "Call Me Maybe"
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I think we can all agree that the “Call Me Maybe” covers need to stop. Let the last and greatest be Carly  Rae Jepsen herself covering “Call Me Maybe” with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots … on classroom instruments. Questlove with a kazoo FTW! [You Tube]

New Conflict Resolution Strategy: The Hoagie Of Forgiveness

Tina Fey On Tracy
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Tina Fey addresses homophobic jokes made by her "30 Rock" co-star. Read More »
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Tina Fey sticks up for fellow funny girl Olivia Munn. Read More »
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A few days ago, The Roots’ Questlove was on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” and he started some beef with Tina Fey, claiming that whenever she’s on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” she’s kind of not very friendly. Tina, being awesome, wanted to address this as quickly as possible, so she appeared on the show last night and resolved to squash their beef by ceremoniously chowing down on Ye Olde Hoagie of Forgiveness.

For those of you who aren’t from Philadelphia, a hoagie is a sandwich, and it is delicious. And Tina Fey’s impression of the Philadelphian accent is pretty much spot on. I won’t keep you in suspense: the sharing of the Hoagie of Forgiveness seemed to work like a charm. Perhaps it can be employed in other similar beefs? Say, peace in the Middle East? What if we made it Kosher? [Hulu]

Michele Bachmann Demands Apology For “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” Incident On Jimmy Fallon

Bachmann On Fallon
Michele Bachmann played a word association game with Jimmy. Read More »
Sexism Vs. Bachmann
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Michele Bachmann will get sexist BS as she campaigns. Read More »
Lyin' Ass B*tch
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The Roots played an offensive song when Michele Bachmann came on. Read More »
Conservative Political Action Conference Draws Major Leaders From The Right

On Monday night, Michele Bachmann visited Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show and his house band, The Roots, played a little music like they always do. But then it became clear yesterday that the song was called “Lyin’ Ass Bitch,” a 1985 ditty from the band Fishbone. (The Roots’ drummer Questlove tweeted a teaser that afternoon — “aight late night walkon song devotees: you love it when we snark: this next one takes the cake. ask around cause i aint tweeting title” — that tipped people off.) This morning, Bachmann appeared on Fox News to say NBC owes her an apology and “that had it been Michelle Obama and that song had been played, I have no doubt that NBC would have apologized.” Bachmann squarely named the song selection/title “sexism” (as did feminist bloggers).

And although I can’t believe I am saying this about Michele Bachmann or Fox News, I actually agree. Keep reading »

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