Leave it to the new king of late night Jimmy Fallon to perfectly parody one of the biggest shows on television, Empire, the day before its highly-anticipated season two debut – down to the flashback sequences and flashy wardrobe.
On The Tonight Show Tuesday night (Sept. 22), Fallon has to scurry to find an heir to his “Jimpire” throne, due to the questionable future of his currently bandaged and busted finger. Candidates include bandleader QuestLove (who’s harboring a secret that could ruin his chances) The Roots’ resident MC, Tariq, and show producer Andre, who is business-savvy yet moody. However, Fallon’s sidekick Higgins goes full-out Cookie Lyons on us, claiming he deserves to take over the “Jimpire” legacy more than anyone. Who will be the next star of The Tonight Show?
Be on the lookout for cameos from Empire stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson and a very special guest. Peep Jimmy Fallon’s Empire parody below