Jimmy Fallon's Empire Parody: Watch the Tonight Show Host Take on Lucious

Empire fans, there’s a new Lyon in the den, and his name is… Jimmy Fallon?

The Tonight Show host donned his finest purple scarf and questionable wig for Tuesday’s spoof/salute to Empire, appropriately titled Jimpire, bringing several of the Fox drama’s stars along for the ride — though even Cookie herself can’t hold a candle to Tonight Show announcer Steve Higgins as “Higgy.” (Speaking of Higgy, I will never be able to unsee his “This is an ass!” moment. Never ever.)

Both Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard appear in the 10-minute spoof; Howard confronts Fallon in the hallway, while Henson renames Higgy “Little Debbie” because he’s “one fake-ass Cookie.”

Hit PLAY on the video above, then drop a comment with your review of Fallon’s Empire spoof below.

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7 Comments
  1. DarkDefender says:

    That was kinda loose, until Cookie got what’s hers. Great parody.

  2. That was the funniest thing I’ve seen a while. I am a huge fan. I love your show, it makes me forget that I am 45 in a nursing home. Please don’t stop making me laugh.

  3. Sharanda Harper says:

    You never let me down, you did great as Lucious! You’re one of the funniest Man I know ….well I mean I watched lol! Keep up the good work Jimmy!

  4. Joey Padron says:

    It was good and funny. Good cameos from two of Empire cast.

  5. Mr. Tran K says:

    That was freakin’ hilarious. Fallon does a great Lucious.

  6. Cindy says:

    HILARIOUS!!! Can’t wait to see your next parody.

  7. Gary Humpal says:

    The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is pathetic. The band members are pathetic as well in appearance and an ill sense of humor and talent. Never will i watch this show. It sucks with a Capital S.