Jimmy Fallon Reminisces on Pitching an SNL Sketch to Mick Jagger

-How are you, my friend? -This feels — It feels great. -This is very —
It’s surreal to introduce you. -I don’t know how to sit. -We’ve known each other —
Right, you don’t know. -I don’t know this side.
Yeah, exactly. We probably have more
in common than two — than any other human beings
on the face of the Earth. -Yeah. -We both were on
“Saturday Night Live.” -Yep. -We both did Weekend Update.
-We did. -We both hosted “Late Night.”
-Yeah. -We both have two babies.
-We both have two babies. [ Cheers and applause ] -We are mirror —
-We are mirror images. But I want to say
that introducing you is such a nice thing for me
to be able to do because you introduced me
the very first time I did Weekend Update
when you were hosting. -That’s right. -This is 2001 — this was like
October probably of 2001. And we have the clip because
you and I look different. -Oh, no.
[ Laughter ] -This is just Jimmy
introducing me in 2001. -What does my hair look like?
Oh, no. -Well, a tough night
for the New York Yankees. They lost to Arizona, 15-2.
[ Audience awws ] The series is tied at
three games apiece. Here with the commentary
is our own Seth Meyers. -Thanks, Jimmy. [ Cheers and applause ] -I think we look exactly
the same. -We look exactly —
-Exactly. What was I doing with that? I was in — I felt like I was
in a caveman phase. -Also, our suits were worse. -I never owned a suit
before Weekend Update. -That was the first time
you ever had a jacket? -Yeah, it really was. Lorne was like, “You need a suit
and tie for Update.” I was like, “I don’t know what
that means. A clip-on?
Can I use a clip-on?” I mean, so many good memories. -Do you miss it?
Do you still miss “SNL”? I know now you’re kind of
two shows past it ’cause “Late Night,” now you’re
doing “The Tonight Show.” -Yeah. I do — Every now and
then you miss the excitement of the feeling of
the last-minute sketch that you don’t know it’s going
to get written or whatever. Do you remember
when Mick Jagger hosted? -I do. -We were all nervous
because it was like Lorne said, “Mick said he’ll do something.”
-Yeah. -And I go, “Okay.” And everyone is just
afraid of Mick Jagger, so no one pitched him anything. And I’m like, “We should pitch
him an idea.” So I go,
“I’ll pitch him something.” I go, “What if I’m
his reflection in the mirror?” And I’m like… [ Speaking gibberish
as Mick Jagger ] And Lorne goes,
“Please don’t do that.” [ Laughter ] “Don’t do that.
It’s insulting to Mick. And the bit has been done
in the mirror. Groucho Marx did it.
Lucille Ball did it. You’re not gonna
break any ground with this.” I go, “Okay, that’s fine.
I’ll come up with an idea.” So I go and write the sketch, and then they go, “You have to
go pitch it to Mick.” I go, “I don’t want to
talk to Mick.” I mean, he’s –
It’s Mick Jagger. So I went in,
and he’s so cool-looking. It’s Mick Jagger. And he’s like, “Lovely to meet
you, hello.” And I go, “I have ideas.
My name is Jimmy Fallon.” I pitched him my idea. I go, “It’s me and you
working at a mall.” He goes, “No.
I don’t like that.” [ Laughter ] I go, “Oh, okay. Here’s one where we’re
the Rolling Stones, but we’re like a wedding band
Rolling Stones.” “Uh, no, not really my thing.”
[ Laughter ] I go, “How about an idea of –”
He doesn’t like anything. So I leave. I go, “He doesn’t
like anything.” So then it’s Friday, which usually the sketches have
to be written on Tuesday. It’s Friday and Lorne goes, “Mick’s still up to do something
if you have any more ideas.” I go, “Okay.” So I came up with ideas.
I went back and he looks at me. He’s like, “You again.”
And I go, “Hi. I have an idea. Maybe I’m —
you’re Keith and I’m Keith and he’s cloned himself
so he can party with himself.” He goes,
“No, I don’t like that.” I go, “Oh, my gosh.” So I go, “What if it’s you — you’re hosting the show and I’m
your reflection in the mirror. And I’m going like that…” And he goes,
“I love it! That’s great.” Oh, my gosh.
[ Laughter ] Dude, good news is — -And it’s very —
it’s a very iconic sketch. There it is.
Look at you guys. [ Cheers and applause ] -Good news is, he loves it. Bad news is
it’s the mirror sketch. -And you had to go tell Lorne. You had to give him
the bad news. -Of course.
Yeah, the bad. I go, “He wants to do it,
but it’s the mirror sketch.” -You — I mean, it was
my first year. You’d had been on the show
a few years. I remember you, Horatio were very nice to me
in the early days. And I remember thinking, “Oh,
if I hang out with those guys, I’m going to meet famous people. I’ll go out drinking with
famous people.” And I would say the one — the
person we went out drinking with who was the most fun was famous,
but not the kind of like — I was hoping to meet
Hollywood starlets. -Yeah. -And instead, we went out
drinking with David Wells. [ Laughter ] -Yes. That is true.
-Yeah. -Yeah, no, Wellsy —
yes, the great pitcher for the New York Yankees. -Yeah. -In fact,
do you remember the story? -Which one?
-The one. The one and only. -Which was the one? -The one and only is this one. I know,
we had a lot of good ones. But he’s a great guy. No, this is — gosh, we can’t do
this anymore. But we were at
the “SNL” after party with you, Horatio,
Lorne, and David Wells. And it’s probably 5:30
in the morning. -Yeah. -And I’m — I go, “I’ve got to
go home, man. I’m just exhausted, man.” We had a few drinks. [ Laughter ] 5:30 in the morning. Or Lorne left at like 4:00 or
something like that, but then we stayed until 5:30,
I want to say, 5:00. I left and went home. Woke up the next day around 1:30
in the afternoon. I turn on the TV
and it’s the Yankees game, and David Wells is pitching. [ Laughter ] -So I go, “It’s got to be one of
those classic games.” -Yes, classic. -Yes, classic,
where they replay the game. I go, “That’s pretty funny
’cause I was just with him.” And it’s not, it’s a real game.
-Yeah. -So I call up Horatio. I go, “Dude –” and I wake him
up at 2:00 in the afternoon. I go, “Dude, turn on channel 11. The Yank– David Wells is
pitching right now. He’s like, “Wells?
There’s no way.” I go, “I know. He goes, “We left him.
It was 5:30.” I go, “I know, dude.” And he turned it on.
It was pitching. And that was the game he pitched
the perfect game. -Yeah.
[ Cheers and applause ] -That’s insane! It’s because of me
he was that calm! He owes me everything.


  • GraceanneParks

    This was so flipping CUTE!!!!!!!

  • Cancun771

    and here it is: https://youtu.be/Bxjfr-cgTL8

  • tiliky95

    the only host that'll take you as a guest lol

  • Spencer Belcher

    Jimmy literally just walked upstairs after shooting TS

  • Koala_Penguin

    You GOTTA have David Wells on The Tonight Show now Jimmy! I have to hear that story from him 😂 🙌🏾

  • David Johnson

    I still hated that SNL honestly just ripped off so many mad tv sketches/ characters. I mean you can't watch a Dot video without thinking about Stewart. The over zealous Target employee was the rip-off of the California Wal-Mart woman just as two examples out of the many many many others. Change my mind that SNL didn't just steal skits.

  • Jonny DIY

    Jimmy's necks not used to turning this way lol 🤭

  • Jonny DIY

    ahah that David Wells story was too funny! 🤣

  • e.g John

    Inception … only not cos Fallon doesn’t come close

  • Megan Evans

    Seth is David miscavage!!!!!

  • mymathmind

    Just don’t fact check the story 😂

  • Sheryl Lubin

    Omg you guys were so adorable!

  • Girafarig's Butt

    jimmy used to look like an offbrand young zac efron

  • Komal Mitharwal

    Okay so Seth Meyers was actually super attractive when he was younger

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  • Maya Hayes

    lmao after john mulaney’s stage show seems like nobody wanted to pitch jokes to mick jagger on snl, tough crowd

  • Doctor Disney

    Love Jimmy.

  • gelp

    “Not funny!” – Mick Jagger

  • catherine

    Best Mick Jagger quote: "NOT FUNNYYYYYY!!!!"

  • Steve DeSantis

    Jimmy Fallon is so much more watchable like this when he's not hosting and faking everything.

  • ClarkB


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  • Mark Burek

    John Mulaney did something like this in Kid Gorgeous

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  • Anthony Tiller

    John Mulaney story is so much better

  • Mark Ryan

    I like how they talk about 3 real accomplishments and they don't get any applause untill they talk about doing something that anybody can do… have 2 babies

  • Eduno Eduno

    let me guess, it went something like this: he mick, i think you should do a thing, then i'll giggle

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  • Brooke Stop

    What I wouldn’t give to have attended one of those late night parties.

  • Josue Ordaz

    Jimmy Fallon is great as a guest not so much as a Host.

  • Don Figga

    That David Wells story made me wanna start drinking again. Thank you Jimmy!

  • Dark Horse

    Jimmy is lucky and an inscure aloof …

  • Volvican

    So much in common expect one does his job exceptionally well and the other does not.

  • VianneyCreates

    Seth and his brothers were twinsies when Seth was younger…now, not so much.

  • nicolas A.Q

    This is so faaake.Come on american people your are a smart people,how do you tolerate this.The only real thing about them both is the c**ke they took before their rehearsed show.

  • Kyle

    John Mulaney

  • NessaMarks

    Literally Mulaney’s bit except Mulaney’s is so much better.

  • Nick Coble

    Holy crap young Seth Meyers looked like Dennis from it’s always sunny

  • Kool Thing

    Jimmy was so hot

  • Funny Bunny


  • Bruce Wayne

    Not funnay

  • Baird McCarthy

    Next time on Late Night with Seth Meyers, John Mulaney reminisces about the time Jimmy Fallon stole his goddamn joke!

  • Nayops 18

    Why did I just discover this vid all late about it lol

  • Jim Rafferty

    Info on the perfect game – 05-17-98 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Wells'_perfect_game

  • Anthony Pinto

    Jimmy, fun life. 😂😂😂

  • Ellen ms

    Love jimmy!, and Seth! 👍👍👍🤣✌️

  • Chris Ingalls

    Something's not right here. David Wells' perfect game took place in May 1998. Jimmy didn't join the cast until September 1998 and Seth didn't join until 2001. How were they attending SNL after-parties that early? Did they just know people associated with the show before joining the cast?

  • DiZzie Shockwave

    Young Jimmy looks like Damon from the vampire diaries

  • harrymeepharry

    young jimmy and seth omgggg 😍

  • T Stan

    Why didnt they title this video, the time david wells got shitfaced then pitched a perfect in a playoff series. Smh

  • Daniel Wang

    here this is the one they talked about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxjfr-cgTL8

  • Ruby Locklear

    jimmy was hot… like aaron samuels from mean girls

  • Ryan Jones

    There's always a princess and the pea kinda thing going on with jimmys chair

  • Matt S

    This dont even look right lol I had to do a double take

  • Bronwyn Solecki

    Who else thinks Jimmy looked like Neo from the matrix?

  • Mario Kart

    Jimmy is a good story teller

  • Luke Carberry Mogan

    What if Jimmy Fallon was too drunk pretending to be Mick Jagger's reflection that he forgot he told a semi-forgot Emmy-award winning John Mulaney joke…

  • Benny Garcia

    Similar to John Mulaney’s bit

  • Lane Douglas

    530 in the morning… Perfect game… Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

  • stranraerwal

    2001-two nice, innocent looking rookies."Tempora mutantur".

  • Whiistling Winds

    Why did Seth look like an Abercrombie model from 1993? I'm screamingg!!!!!

  • Paige -Low Key-

    Wooooahhh John and jimmy

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  • Todd Johnson

    Ever notice that Seth never appears on any other competitors late night shows? I think he's not seen as good by the top hosts.

  • Mia Rose

    Jimmy looks like chuck from gossip girl

  • PC Fry

    I don't think, chronologically, that David Wells story is capable of being true. At the very least, it wasn't the Perfect Game. 🙁 I've no doubt that Wells went partying with them until 5:30 and then pitched the next day, however.

  • Briar Rose

    Wow. Seth and Jimmy were good looking in their twenties!

  • Vivian Miller

    wow seeing this i can't wait until colin jost inevitably hosts late night

  • Ginny Krick

    That’s a great story!!!

  • Daniel Cropp

    Gotta say, Fallon is a much better guest than host, IMO. He just feels more genuine.

  • Patrick Schudel

    dawson's creek flashback holy snit

  • B Q

    I’m sorry but Fallon isn’t fit to host a show as prestigious as The Tonight Show.

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  • Marcela Zimmerle

    youg seth look like timothée chalamet

  • tabularasa7711

    amazing story telling mojo Jimmy! Do this more often, dude. You've got a great knack. i said it: KNAck. for story telling. please . You owe it to Mick and David Wells. Please. For their sake.

  • William Waugh

    ….. "pitching a SNL sketch to Mick Jagger"*

  • JazzFan222

    They are also both on a quest for time travel

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  • Justin Ferriman

    Jimmy is a great storyteller. His best moments are when he tells stories, makes you feel like you were there.

  • Dana Victoria

    Lovveeeeee Jimmy!!! Phenomenal host AND guest!!! So funny

  • Javi del Val

    Jimmy's stories are awesome

  • jamarus jackson

    I can tell that sketch was in 2001. World Series Yankees vs Diamondbacks that was game 6 Fallon announced which forced a game 7 which THE FUUUCKIN DIAMONDBACKS FUUUCKINN WON WTF I GET THERES ONLY 1 OUT IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 9TH BASES LOADED DOUBLE PLAY IN EFFECT BUT 1 RUN SCORES WHO IS ONLY 90 FEET AWAY AND YOU MOVE THE INFIELD IN??? WTF JOE TORRE

  • Christopher Yee Mon

    lol, Jimmy has told these stories on his own show

  • Kenny Testa

    So sick of the SNL stories ugh we get it

  • Mynameis Mud

    The big difference between the two is that Jimmy is actually funny.

  • Mrcookie T

    Actually, it’s November of 2001. In the clip, Jimmy is talking about game 6 of the 2001 World Series. Because of 9/11, the series was delayed, and game 4 was played on Halloween night, making game 6 played in November.

    So Seth, you’re factually wrong. This was NOT October of 2001. It was November.

  • your mom

    Jimmy Fallon is a god damn moron.

  • Maria Lewis

    John Mulaney needs to be the host of Late Night so that Jimmy can be normal again….

  • Anne Bradley

    7/5/2019 Seth is doing impressions now. So funny 🙂

  • FordFracture

    Jimmy is such a wanker !Can't wait till the day that they take the show away from him and from what I've been hearing the day might be soon ! # shitcanjimmy

  • BA F1

    I saw the SNL clip. When you first see Jimmy as Mick’s mirror reflection, I heard collective laughter and gasping at the same time. Almost like everyone expected Mick to be ticked, but as the clip progressed it was obvious Mick was enjoying himself and trying not to crack up at Jimmy’s incredible impression which made this clip even funnier. 😂

  • roger komula

    Even in an interview about himself, Fallon still namedrops himself.

  • D Sabre

    Great story except it's fake. Wells threw his no hitter May 17, 1998. Fallon joined the cast of SNL in Sept. 1998. Wells said he was drinking the night before his no hitter at a SNL cast party, but neither Jimmy nor Seth (joined 2001) was there.

  • Dean Albertson

    So, I see this you tube clip, hear about the Jagger Fallon in the mirror skit, search that skit on you tube, watch it, and it's Great! Pointing Fingers At You! Just Do What You Do!

  • Mowac

    How to kill time on a talk show when you literally have no guest.

  • Tate Winter

    so good when Fallon isn't forced to laugh and be a part of pop culture. he is an interesting and charismatic guy but he's made a persona for himself on the tonight show that a lot of people (myself included) don't like

  • The Fierce

    Young Jimmy was hot.

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