If the Doors performed the theme to "Reading Rainbow"

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37 Responses to “If the Doors performed the theme to "Reading Rainbow"”

  1. Raederle says:

     A truly outstanding Jim Morrison impersonator named Jimmy Fallon.

    • Conspirator says:

      Yeah, it’s right there on the youtube page, Jimmy Fallon also does Bob Dylan and Neil Young. 

    • Durin Gleaves says:

      I don’t think it’s Jimmy Fallon.  This impersonator doesn’t break into a grin and flub his line halfway through the skit.  Also, Horatio Sanz isn’t doing the same.  No, this is a very meta impersonation of Jimmy Fallon impersonating Jim Morrison.  Very well done.

      • Halloween_Jack says:

         I understand your confusion. To paraphrase one of Quentin Tarantino’s lines from Pulp Fiction, “I can’t believe it’s the same guy.”

  2. Geekized says:

    Very well done!

  3. Toby says:

    I don’t usually care for Jimmy Fallon, but this is  incredible.  Spot on.

    See the Door’s Ed Sullivan Show appearance for comparison.  The only difference is that Fallon’s dance moves are more exaggerated.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q8JfjAclaM

  4. GuyInMilwaukee says:

    It’s definitely Jimmy Fallon. This track is on his new release, “Blow Your Pants Off”. Nicely done. Now if he would just stop with the idiot commercials on my teevee for whatever it was he was pitching.

  5. whoknew says:

    You guys are funny.  Cory, that IS Mr. Fallon!

  6. Manel says:

    Well done!  Jimmy Fallon is an excellent performer.  Very funny (and good-looking).

  7. soithascometothis says:

    After the first time I saw this I had the thought that someone doing a Jefferson Airplane version in the style of “Somebody to Love” would be good too.

  8. Preston Sturges says:

    GF just threw her panties at the monitor. 

  9. Uhclem says:

    Sadly, Fallon does a much better Jim Morrison impersonation than the real Morrison was able to do the last time I saw the Doors.

    • And Fallon’s certainly a lot better than Ian Astbury. True enough, I’ve never been a Doors fan, that’s why I can speak the name of Astbury.

      Still think he was great with The Cult. 

  10. Boundegar says:

    This is brilliant and wonderful!

  11. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Extra points for the effusive crotchal arrangement.

  12. SignalJammer says:

    The only way that could have been funnier is if  Carol Kaye was sitting in a chair, off to the side, playing bass

  13. febryle says:

    I can’t believe I’m the first to post this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4sALru9IJk

  14. Jason Garland says:

    Reel Big Fish does Reading Rainbow http://grooveshark.com/s/Reading+Rainbow/3VlJ6l?src=5

    Moderator note: This link takes you to a page that demands that you confirm that you wish to leave it.

  15. Gosh!
    I didn’t know the original song, so I looked it up_after seeing the video. I think it’s much cooler this way round. “They ruined that great Doors tune for a children’s show!”

  16. hikerhobbit says:

    There can be no doubt this is Jimmy Fallon.  This man seems to be a very talented music impersonator!

  17. Mitch_M says:

    This makes me nostalgic for the day the drunk lady walked up to me on State St right after I got out of the plasma center on acid and said “You look like Jim Morrison!” I like stability but I miss being 20, I miss sleeping in my Datsun 310, and I miss my hair!

  18. malindrome says:

    “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him.  We have the technology.”

  19. Amelia_G says:

    What could be done with 3-2-1 Contact! Or Rita Moreno’s “HEY, YOU GUUUYS!”

  20. malindrome says:

    By a weird coincidence, this week’s “Dinner Party Download” features an interview with LeVar Burton (who sounds like a really cool guy), and at the end they play the Jimmy Fallon cover of the theme.

  21. That is beyond awesome!

    Jimmy Fallon continues to evolve not just as a comedian, but as an all-around entertainer. That said, this may be my favorite Fallon skit ever.

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