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20 Things Happening Backstage At Fallon

Lions, and tigers, and (manly) bears, oh my! The 30 Rock halls look as lively as ever.

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1. Everyone is showing off their best work attire.

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The side-pose keeps them looking fit.

2. They're practicing for that night's show wherever they can find the space.

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New York is just a little smaller than L.A.

3. Writers are testing their jokes and finding their creative energies.

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4. But Jimmy is busy watching everything...

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5. ...and he's making sure there are no shenanigans.

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Rehearsals, like this one, can get a little out of hand.

6. Guests are "chillin'" in their dressing rooms.

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Tina Fey spent her dressing room hours reminiscing about her worst audition ever.

7. They're warming up their vocal cords.

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Dierks Bentley even let cameras in on an acoustic performance of "I Hold On."

8. And they're calming their nerves.

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When she was at The Tonight Show, Kate McKinnon talked about the worst time she ever bombed.

9. The guests can be seen meeting with Jimmy before the show.

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This is a rare look at Jimmy and Billy Crystal out of makeup.

10. Sometimes they take selfies.

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11. Actually, they usually take selfies.

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12. It's mostly a story of selfies.

How does it look when I take photos of my face? What is my technique?

Judd Apatow@JuddApatow

How does it look when I take photos of my face? What is my technique?

11:18 PM - 19 Dec 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. If his guest is a chef, the two of them usually do a taste test.

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And when Mario Batali drops by, the drinks are all real.

14. Knights are keeping the hallways guarded...

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JK it's Johnny Knoxville. He was prepping for his late "knight" race.

15. ...while stand-ins are helping Jimmy seriously rehearse in the studio.

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This stand-in thought "stocking stuffers" was more about "stuffing stockings."

16. Interns are drawing some out-of-this-world art on the show's chalkboard.

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They have other jobs, too, but they're really good at chalking.

17. The karate piñatas are hanging out, looking surprised like they do.

#behindthescenesatlatenight #scenic

18. Props are being delivered and demanding to be seen.

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Some segments require fake arms, but shhh! It's a film trick.

19. Water buffalo are making occasional appearances.

Just a water buffalo in the hallway of @LateNightJimmy ..Excuse me sir water buffalo coming thru ! #booya

Jeff Musial@JeffAnimalGuy

Just a water buffalo in the hallway of @LateNightJimmy ..Excuse me sir water buffalo coming thru ! #booya

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20. And, if it's a very special day, Jimmy's dog Gary can be seen dropping by.

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She's the biggest star of all.