10:20pm PT by Jennifer Konerman
Jimmy Fallon Makes His Own TGIF Theme Song
The Tonight Show theme song has gotten the '90s treatment.
In a video that aired during Thursday night's episode, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots star in their very own "TGIF-style opening credits." The theme song was written by TGIF's Jesse Frederick, the man behind the themes to TGIF's Full House, Family Matters and Step by Step.
The bit also appears to have been shot on the Fuller House set, with a typical rundown of introductions: Fallon laughing at the camera at the bottom of the stairs, Steve Higgins hanging a photo of himself (in the exact same outfit he's now wearing) and Questlove playing drums in the living room holding a spatula, in a Hawaiian T-shirt.
The song starts out: "When the night has fallen and the day is done, your soul is achin' for that special someone. A world gone crazy, caught up in concerns, but a smile's a-waitin', you know where to turn. Let the light shine through, tell everyone that you know. Let the light shine through, Jimmy's on the Tonight Show."
Watch the full video below.
For comparison, below is the Fuller House theme song, performed by Carly Rae Jepsen.