Jimmy Fallon Brought ‘The Tonight Show’ to His Home in What Might Be Our Favourite Episode Ever
Jimmy Fallon has become the latest celebrity to self-isolate amid the coronavirus outbreak, and he has decided to jump on the work-from-home bandwagon by presenting The Tonight Show from the comfort of his own abode... And it's every bit as amazing as you'd expect it to be. Keep scrolling to watch the episode for yourself.
Millions of people are currently in self-isolation.
Because of the deadly COVID-19 outbreak currently sweeping the planet, many of us have found ourselves quarantined in our own homes.
But what exactly are the benefits of this self-isolation?
The virus, which has so far infected over 200,000 people all over the world, is spread primarily through physical contact with others.
So, the best way to avoid further spreading the virus is to self-isolate.
If someone has contracted COVID-19 or has been in contact with someone who has, staying indoors and away from the general public will dramatically slow down the spread of the virus.
All around the world, cities have been brought into lockdown...
And large, crowded events have been canceled.
And, here in the U.S...
Several state governors have called for all bars and restaurants to be closed in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, which has so far infected 7,301 Americans.
Businesses in California, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington have been affected...
And have closed indefinitely until further notice.
So there isn't much left for us to do...
But to sit at home and wait it out.
And for some of us, we are lucky enough to be able to bring our work home.
In another bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many businesses have been instructing their staff to work remotely, rather than come into the office. I, myself, write this from the warmth and coronavirus-free comfort of my bed. It could be a lot worse!
So far, most people have been loving working from home.
An extra hour in bed, Netflix as you work, access to all the snacks… The perks are endless.
Though some have been getting a little more distracted than others...
Attention-hungry pets are a recipe for disaster for some quarantined workers.
But this self-isolation isn't exclusive to just us regular folk...
Because many celebrities have been self-isolating too.
And some have had to work from home themselves.
Star of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, wasn’t taking any chances this week and thus decided to jump on board the work-from-home bandwagon.
After the studio production was shut down due to coronavirus concerns...
Jimmy decided to present The Tonight Show from the comfort of his own abode.
It was just as brilliant as we’d all imagined it to be.
Jimmy released the first episode of his "At Home" series on Tuesday...
And, with the help of his wife, Nancy, their 6-year-old daughter, Franny, and their dog Gary, the host was able to put together a pretty decent make-shift studio… From a rather cluttered room in his house.
To open the unusual episode, Jimmy gave the low down on what was happening.
“Hi guys, this is Jimmy Fallon and this is The Tonight Show Home Edition… I guess you can call it. We really don’t know what this is, but we wanted to put something out there for you guys, and just have some levity in these bizarre times.”
He then introduced his off-camera helpers...
“My camera operator is my wife – Hi, honey, thank you for doing this. And we have my dog, Gary. My dog Gary is my first guest… Gary, sit.” Franny then excitably runs into the shot, prompting Jimmy to ask her, “Franny, do you want to play the drums?” In which she replies, “No”, making Jimmy sigh and exclaim, “Okay, perfect!”
It's all wonderfully chaotic.
And Jimmy took the time to remind his fans: “This is tough times, but we can get through this together. We can. Be safe, wash your hands, and, uh, don’t touch your face!”
Jimmy will be posting daily episodes from his house during the quarantine period...
And his debut was dedicated to St. Patricks day, and included all sorts of Irish-themed fun. “I want to wish everyone a wonderful St. Patricks Day. Today is St. Paddy’s Day!”
You can watch the full episode here.
Just when we thought The Tonight Show couldn’t get any better. To read about which other celebrities are self-isolating, keep scrolling…
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, there have been some heartwarming acts of kindness across the globe.
So, before we get into Robert Kraft’s gesture, let’s have a look at some of the amazing things people have been doing to help.
Let's kick off with donations.
Several celebrities have been donating money to coronavirus relief efforts to try and help find a cure for the virus.
Legendary fashion designer, Ralph Lauren, donated a generous $10 million last week.
But, of course, that wasn’t all. The fashion brand also announced that it is also preparing to produce medical-grade protective materials such as gowns and masks for frontline healthcare workers. WWD reports that the brand is working with its U.S. team to create 25,000 isolation gowns and 250,000 masks.
L.A. Clippers owner, Steve Ballmer, has pledged $25 million.
The former Microsoft executive made the donation on behalf of himself and his wife.
Even Kylie Jenner has also done her bit to help.
Kylie Jenner donated the sum of $1 million dollars to help fight coronavirus. Her money will go towards providing face masks and other essential equipment.
Some celebs have come up with more creative ways to raise money.
Elton John hosted a benefit concert, titled iHeart Living Room Concert For America, on Sunday featuring a ton of famous faces performing from their homes including Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Sam Smith, and Lizzo. As per the BBC, the amount raised from the event was not immediately revealed, but Procter & Gamble gave $500,000, which was also matched by Fox.
But of course, it's not just celebs who have been making a difference...
Organizations, companies, and of course, ordinary people have also been mucking in.
One man turned his school bus into a delivery truck for Food for Kids.
“They delivered 10,000 meals Friday. Made my day.”
Pay it forward.
This is such an amazing idea.
Helping kids stay creative.
“We delivered two dozen creativity bags before our Facebook post exploded. Now we have 700+ requests and cannot continue to self-fund. These bags are designed for low-income families with kids between 4 – 11 years old. They include activity books, crayons, pencils, pipe cleaners, construction paper, play-doh, stickers, and more. Each bag has a variety of items to keep your kids engaged,” their page reads.
Even the smallest of gestures can go a long way.
Motivational messages and rainbows have been popping up on sidewalks and windows across the globe.
The latest move in a bid to tackle the virus comes from Patriots owner, Robert Kraft...
Kraft reportedly negotiated with several people around the globe to get the vital protective masks frontline medical workers so desperately need.
And once he finally struck up a deal...
He sent the team’s jet over to China, where it was loaded with 1.2 million N95 masks.
But this wasn't actually supposed to happen...
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker had previously secured 1.7 million masks through manufacturers in China, but there was no way of transporting them out of the country.
This was when Patriots COO Jonathan Kraft had the idea of using the team plane to transport the goods.
But, of the 1.7 million masks ordered, only 1.2 million could fit on the Boeing 767 – designed to carry people, rather than cargo.
The remaining masks are reportedly going to be delivered to the U.S. shortly.
According to the WSJ, the Kraft family paid nearly $2 million – equating to around half the cost – for the masks.
And reactions to the move have been strong.
Many have been praising Kraft for the gesture.
And many are calling for more billionaires to step up and do the same.
Of course, many have been reluctant to praise Kraft, but it’s hard to deny that this move will help a lot of people.
Although others aren't quite as sure...
Several people began raising concerns over the fact that the masks may be contaminated.
Some said that they think the masks should be cleaned before being handed out.
For more on the pandemic, keep scrolling to check out a list of all the celebs trying to cheer us up. Just wait until you see the video of John Legend…