Every once in a great while, the world is blessed with a special kind of bromance that touches our hearts and shakes us to our very core — it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness, really. And while Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen are definitely a bromance for the ages, they can’t really hold a candle to the special spark that exists between Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon.
It’s hard to trace this touching story of one musician and one thespian coming together to entertain the masses back to its roots — but maybe that’s because we’re not meant to. The bond between the two men is so profound, it’s not meant to be understood. It just is.
OK, we kid — but Timberlake and Fallon really are a comedic match made in heaven. Just the thought of them in a small room together, giggling as they come up with new sketches to perform is enough to bring a smile to our faces.
It’s obvious that the creative powerhouses love to work together, so why hasn’t Fallon gotten down on one knee and made an honest man out of Timberlake by asking him to be his permanent co-host? The result could be nothing less than magical, just look at all the evidence.
1. Camp Winnipesaukee
Why do we get the distinct feeling that this is not too far from what a real Fallon/Timberlake slumber party is like?
Witty social commentary + a spot-on Ray Romano impression + Missy Elliott’s “Work It” = Perfection.
3. Family Feud on SNL
There’s nothing not amazing about this ensemble SNL skit, but watching both Timberlake and Fallon (unsuccessfully) trying not to break as they stand face to face while Timberlake is in character as Fallon might be one of the funniest things we’ve ever seen.
4. Evolution of End Zone Dancing
The “Football Spin” into the “Love Scene From Ghost” really is pretty much Fallon and Timberlake’s relationship, in a nutshell.
5. Real People, Fake Arms, Parts 1 & 2
Ridiculous premise, brilliant execution. Lumberpond really gets all up in the customer’s inseam. Do you think they cleared those *NSYNC jokes with the rest of the band?
6. The Barry Gibb Talk Show on SNL
The dancing. The hair. The singing. The suits. The falsetto speaking voice. It’s all just too uncanny.
7. Three Michael McDonalds sing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”
If this round of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” doesn’t make you lol, you have no soul.
8. Bring It on Down to Wrappinville
Sometimes when Fallon and Timberlake dance, it’s like they are the same person and their turn as professional wrappers is no exception. Fallon admits that he sacked Timberlake’s deck for him, too. It’s what friends do.
9 and 10. Back at Winnipesaukee
We were wrong when we thought Timberlake and Fallon singing “Jumper” was the most epic summer at Camp Winnipesaukee because their sweet, sweet harmonies to “Africa” and the trembling vibrato of “I Only Want to Be With You” are so much more satisfying.
11. Just Jimmy and Justin
In this adorable segment, it’s obvious that Fallon and Timberlake’s chemistry is so strong that an actual skit isn’t even needed. The two guys sitting around, shootin’ the shit, is entertainment enough on its own.