Jimmy Fallon Pays Tribute to Mary Tyler Moore, "One of the Funniest People Ever"

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"Thank you for making us laugh."

Jimmy Fallon took a moment out of Wednesday's Tonight Show to mourn Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away earlier in the day at the age of 80. 

"We're all really saddened today to hear about the passing today of Mary Tyler Moore," said Fallon. "She was a pioneer, not only for television and comedy, but for women. Her character on The Mary Tyler Moore Show was really the first single working woman on TV. She's been on television my whole life. Me and my family would have dinners and watch Mary Tyler Moore Show, so I almost feel like she was part of my family too." 

"Side note: My high school yearbook quote was 'A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants,'" he added, referencing the Chuckles the Clown episode of her show, "one of the funniest moments on television." 

"She was one of the coolest, one of the classiest, one of the funniest people ever. Thank you for making us laugh."

Watch the video below. 

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