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Even Jimmy Fallon isn’t immune to “Empire” fever — the “Tonight Show” host celebrated the Sept. 23 return of the record-breaking Fox drama with a new digital original spoof, “Jimpire,” which saw the late-night host channeling Terrence Howard in an impression that was half Lucious Lyon and half Tony Stark.
In the parody, Fallon plays Juicy Jim, who is debating which of his minions is fit to take over his “Tonight Show” Jimpire, should the worst happen to him. “I might not be around forever, what with my finger being in the condition it’s in…” he laments, trying to decide between Questlove, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter or Dion Flynn (aka Andre) to succeed him as host. But naturally, there’s another fur-wearing, insult-slinging figure who wants to get their hands on the Jimpire — Higgy (Steve Higgins) — who believes he’s entitled to half of Juicy’s kingdom.
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- Variety Staff
Jimmy Fallon slapped on a gaudy wig, smeared his face with a healthy dose of bronzer and mustered his huskiest voice for a Tonight Show bit Monday where he portrayed Donald Trump receiving debate advice from Barack Obama, played by actor Dion Flynn.
The sketch came after Gawker beat Trump at his own game and leaked the Republican presidential hopeful's private phone number. Looking like a raccoon with a bad tan and a bowl of spaghetti on his head, Fallon, as Trump, heard Obama out, even though he cracked, "Look »
2 items from 2015
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