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'Gov. Christie Traffic Jam' with Bruce Springsteen
What makes it great: One of Fallon's defining traits as a host is his unabashed fandom of many of his guests, and never does that shine through more than when he's had Bruce Springsteen as a "Late Night" guest. He's had Springsteen and the E Street Band spend a week on the show and has entertainingly fawned over Springsteen in interviews. He's also gotten the Boss to show off his playful, self-deprecating side on multiple occasions by having Springsteen cosplay as his younger self, whether dressed up as "Born to Run"-era Boss for a mournful "Whip My Hair" duet with Fallon as Neil Young, or here with the two of them dressed up as Springsteen circa "Born in the U.S.A." mocking the recent travails of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Springsteen has always displayed a sense of humor about himself in his shows, but it's still pleasantly surprising to watch him putting on these old looks, singing parody versions of his own music, and interjecting over the later verses, "I gotta pee!"
- Alan Sepinwall