For Fallon, Lake Winnipesaukee is much more than the special camp where he and Justin Timberlake whisper sweet nothings to each other by flashlight and sing Third Eye Blind songs. Winnipesaukee is also a real-life romantic setting.
Fallon proposed to his now wife, Nancy Juvonen, on the dock at sunset in August 2007 at Juvonen’s family home in Wolfeboro on Lake Winnipesaukee, according to aboutrelationships.com.
Sanz says his favorite fight happened after Fallon poured a beer on a guy’s hat, thinking it belonged to Sanz’s friend.
“The owner of the hat, we didn’t know who he was, said something like, ‘What the fuck are you guys doing?’ and Jimmy just punched him. He wasn’t that hurt; he just walked into a tornado of drunken stupidity. Yeah, Jimmy could fight. I don’t know where he learned, but he definitely scrapped with the best of them.”
He may have grown up to be a bar-brawling comedian, but back in the day, Fallon wanted nothing more than to be a man of the cloth.
“I just, I loved the church. I loved the idea of it. I loved the smell of the incense. I loved the feeling you get when you left church. I loved, like, how this priest can make people feel this good,” he said in an interview with Fresh Air, via Sancte Pater. “My grandfather was very religious, so I used to go to Mass with him at like 6:45 in the morning, serve Mass. And then you made money too if you did weddings and funerals. You’d get, like, five bucks. And so I go, ‘OK, I can make money too.’ I go, ‘This could be a good deal for me.’ I thought I had the calling.”
Obviously Fallon has always looked up to Michaels because he is basically the SNL god, but Michaels is so much more than just Fallon’s ex-boss.
“Lorne helped me with everything — with relationships, with me getting famous,” Fallon has said, according to Vanity Fair. “I was going through certain steps, and there were certain things I couldn’t talk to my dad about because he wouldn’t know. Like ‘I have money now. Do I still rent? Do I buy an apartment?’ Or ‘I’m in L.A., and I have to rent a car.’ [Lorne voice] ‘You should get a Lexus because you want to be quiet.’ Or ‘Should I date this actress?’ [Lorne voice] ‘You can date her, but you probably shouldn’t marry her.’ And he’d be totally right.”
Fallon obviously has a pretty diverse career at this point, but before he made it big, all he wanted was to get on SNL.
“This was my ultimate goal,” he told Rolling Stone. “If I ever cut into a birthday cake and made a wish, I would wish to be on SNL. If I threw a coin into a fountain, I would wish to be on SNL. If I saw a shooting star, I would wish to be on SNL… I remember saying to myself, ‘If I don’t make it on [the show] before I’m 25, I’m going to kill myself.’ It’s crazy. I had no other plan. I didn’t have friends, I didn’t have a girlfriend, I didn’t have anything going on. I had my career — that was it.”