Jimmy Fallon goes 'twice as high' with Jim Morrison act

entertainment | Nov 13, 2011 | By Spero News

Not since Val Kilmer has anyone been able to look and sound like Jim Morrison. Until now.

On Jimmy Fallon's "Late Night" show he recreated the famous set by The Doors from the Ed Sullivan Show. Through sound, costume, wigs and Morrison's erotic poses, Fallon set his audience and the internet on fire.

In front of a three-piece band of drums, bass, and keyboards, Fallon flung his body around, recreating Morrison's movements and when he opened his mouth, Morrison's spirit was let loose inside the Late Night NBC studios.

Fallon even channeled The Doors through the lyrics, based in part and idea from "Reading Rainbow", a children's show about reading hosted by LeVar Burton.

If you've never heard all of the songs by The Doors, Fallon could have convinced you what he was singing was written by them. Writhing around while singing about indians and mosters, after all, is exactly what Morrison did. Referencing lines from classic children's books such as "The Indian in the Cubpboard", "Horton Hear's a Who", "Goodnight Moon", and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", Fallon became Jim Morrison.

Since he's taken over "Late Night" from Conan O'Brien in 2009, Fallon and his comedic team have created skits that are often shared on the internet by embracing recent popular culture that appeals to young and middle-aged adults who grew up in the 80s and 90s.

One of his first viral hits was his valiant effort to get the entire cast from "Saved by the Bell" reunited. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played Zack Morris, appeared as a guest while in costume from the old series, including the blond hair, faded jeans and sneakers. Halfway through his sit-down with Fallon, Gosselaar (or Zack Morris, rather) pulled out a huge cell phone from the era. The audience went wild and that clip is still spreading through the internet.

Fallon's take on The Doors may be another one of those clips people share for years. Enjoy!



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