Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith Perform "Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing" on The Tonight Show—Watch Now!

Host shows off the "Cabbage Patch," the "Carlton" and "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" on his first episode

By Zach Johnson Feb 18, 2014 12:38 PMTags
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Jimmy Fallon loves the '90s. Like, really, really loves the '90s.

After famously reuniting the casts of Saved by the Bell and Full House on Late Night, the 39-year-old comedian gave a nod The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air during his first-ever time hosting The Tonight Show Monday. Of course, he couldn't have done it without a little help from his first guest, Will Smith.

Dressed in overalls and printed tees, the duo performed the "Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing," showing off moves ranging from the "Cabbage Patch" and the "Running Man" to the "Robot" and the "Pop and Lock." Other signatures included "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," "Kid 'N Play," "MC Hammer" and "The Carlton." Unfortunately, Smith's Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar Alfonso Ribeiro didn't make a cameo.

And while they both attempted to do the "Leg Thing No One Can Do," it was the "Spank That" move that tripped Smith up. Fallon transitioned into "Dirt Off Your Shoulder," but Smith was still spanking it.

The funnymen recovered and decided to "Make It Rain" before "Picking Up the Money Because That's all You Had." When Fallon began to demonstrate the "Twerk," 45-year-old Smith bowed out and walked offstage.

The recurring bit is a fan favorite. During his tenure on Late Night, Fallon performed "The History of Rap" with Justin Timberlake; the singer later helped Fallon with his "Evolution of End Zone Dancing" tutorial. Fallon also once demonstrated "The Evolution of Mom Dancing" with First Lady Michelle Obama.

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