“The Tonight Show” left New York City and returned to Los Angeles for a week-long celebration. In honor of the late show’s triumphant return to the west coast for the first time in nearly 42 years, Jimmy Fallon opened Monday’s show with a re-creation of the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song.
While channeling his inner Will Smith and rocking his flyest 90’s gear, Fallon started the segment telling those watching “I’d like to take a minute, if that’s OK, I’ll tell you how I brought ‘The Tonight Show’ back out to L.A.”
The short clip is filled with spot-on re-creations of the original sequence, from Fallon taking his place on a spinning throne and balling with “The Roots” to catching a cab for the cross-country ride. And as if that wasn’t enough, Fallon recruited two of the show’s original cast members to make cameos: Alphonso Ribiero and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Smith, the Fresh Prince, didn’t appear in the spoof, but he is scheduled to appear as a “Tonight Show” guest on Thursday alongside Margot Robbie as the two promote their upcoming movie, “Focus.”
Check out the video below, and you can catch Fallon and all the craziness of “The Tonight Show” on weekdays at 11:35 p.m. EST on NBC.