If the Doors performed the theme to "Reading Rainbow"

A truly outstanding Jim Morrison impersonator croons the theme to "Reading Rainbow," on a Jimmy Fallon show episode. What more could you want?

The Doors Sing "Reading Rainbow" Theme (Jimmy Fallon) (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)

Update: Holy cats, that impersonator is Jimmy Fallon. Chalk one up to my mild face-blindness.


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

    2. 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.

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

  1. 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.

    1. Holy crap! I’d assumed the look of the thing was merely vaguely authentic, rather than a painstakingly accurate reproduction…

    2.  I’m not sure that it would have counted as exaggerated over the Doors’ telescoped career, as Jim Morrison would often show up so drunk and/or stoned that he could barely stand.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

        1. Either one would probably leave him with disabling laryngitis, as it did both of them.

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

    1. 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. 

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!”

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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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