Fallon's marking his show's temporary return to the West Coast with an homage to another East Coast transplant

By Alex Heigl
Updated February 03, 2015 07:45 AM
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Jimmy Fallon loves creating viral hits on The Tonight Show.

The Internet loves The Fresh Prince. So it was inevitable that the two would come together, and lo and behold, it happened Monday night.

Fallon, 40, has brought Tonight back to L.A. for a weeklong stint – one of his first moves upon taking over was to bring the show back to New York after five or so decades on the West Coast.

So what better way than to commemorate this move than with an homage/parody of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, the story of an East Coaster transplanted to California?

Fallon calls it Fresh Host, logically, and more importantly, he brought Alfonso Ribeiro out for a cameo and a brief round of the Carlton dance. Here’s the full clip:

Attentive Fallon fans will note that this isn’t the first time he’s referenced the show: In 2012, he treated fans to a version of the Fresh Prince theme song, rendered in Neil Young’s distinctive warble and backed with gentle acoustic guitar.

As long as Fallon’s tackling California icons, can we please get a Chinatown parody? Or at the very least The Long Goodbye?