In another installment of “Freestylin’ with The Roots,” the house band for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” The Roots, improvise songs about people in the studio audience.
The skit begins with Fallon interviewing members of his studio audience and learning about their interests, their hometowns and random factoids that contribute to the song. The first interviewee has a preference for ornaments on Christmas trees, or as he says, “Glass Balls.”
The Roots try and make a song, and Fallon requests that they do it in the style of the upcoming “Hamilton Mixtape,” and they deliver an awesome improvisation in the style of Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The next guy has a bit of an interesting interaction with Fallon, as he answers the question “What would you name a show about your life?” with “The Blacklist,” a show that already exists. When pressed by Fallon, he gives the arguably worse name “Justin’s World”.
The final person gets a treat of Questlove and The Roots trying to play a harmonica without having a harmonica, and Quest delivers on it in typical Roots fashion.
There’s a reason everyone is jealous of “The Tonight Show’s” band, and it’s probably because of stuff like this.