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The 35 Best Moments From Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" Debut

Let's hope his parents are in the audience nightly.

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1. When he came out from behind the curtain and looked simultaneously excited and nervous.

2. When he talked about being a proud dad.

3. And speaking of proud parents, Fallon's were also in the audience.

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4. And his dad proudly heckled him.

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No, that is not Carl from Up.

5. When Fallon looked to his left and saw the comforting sight of The Roots.

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Including Questlove's amazing "I <3 NY" bow tie.

6. That sentimental moment with his longtime sidekick Steve Higgins.

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7. And when he got a little verklempt thinking of a young kid looking up to him like he once did with Johnny Carson.

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8. When he redid the intro so that he could start his monologue for real.

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9. When he sat behind his Tonight Show desk for the first time and talked about Spike Lee directing the show's opening.

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10. And when he got to stick it to those who didn't believe in him.

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11. Like Robert DeNiro.

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12. And Tina Fey.

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13. And Joe Namath.

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14. And Rudy Giuliani.

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15. And Mariah Carey.

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And Mariah Carey's underboob cleavage.

16. And Tracy Morgan.

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17. And Joan Rivers.

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18. And Kim Kardashian.

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19. And Seth Rogen.

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20. And Lindsay Lohan.

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21. And Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Who gave him her definitely $100-plus shoes instead.

22. And Mike Tyson.

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And Mike Tyson's face tattoo.

23. And Lady Gaga.

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Who will appear on Fallon's second show on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

24. And Stephen Colbert.

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The man is now $1,400 richer!

25. When he and Will Smith wore matching overalls, geometric print T-shirts, and chains.

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26. And taught us how to Dougie.

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27. And did the Carlton!

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Which could've used some Alfonso Ribiero, TBH.

28. When he talked about how hard it was to do all that dancing.

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29. When they reminisced about Fallon's performance of Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" as Neil Young and re-created the chorus.

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30. And Fallon revealed that Willow really liked the performance too.

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31. When Will Smith did this curling impression.

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Can't.Look.Away.

32. When Fallon gave this Smiths T-shirt a makeover.

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33. When he got really excited about his musical guest from the Top of the Rock.

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34. And when U2 made his dreams come true by doing an acoustic performance.

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The band sang their Oscar-nominated song "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

35. And when Fallon was just so giddy about his new gig.

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