Even Jimmy Fallon Can't Do His Job While At Home With His Kids

by Cassandra Stone
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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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Jimmy Fallon is currently broadcasting ‘The Tonight Show’ from home

After shutting down production on The Tonight Show due to coronavirus concerns, host Jimmy Fallon is now handling life much like the rest of us are — bored out of his mind, trying to keep some semblance of normalcy, and trying to work from home among our children. His first “episode” is uh, going about as well as you’d expect.

Though most of us do not have the resources that Jimmy Fallon has (check out his kids’ built-in slide at the 1:22 mark), watching him struggle to maintain focus because of his daughter Franny and dog Gary is what we all need right now as we navigate this new world of working while homeschooling and trying to not lose our minds.

“I’m doing the show from my home for two reasons,” he joked. “First, to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Second, so I can write off my real estate taxes.”

The 10-minute special was filmed by his wife Nancy (her snickers from behind the camera give us life) and the whole thing featured Gary, Franny and her artistic talents (the green poop emoji is killer), his eldest daughter Winnie, monologue, and the debut of a new song about enjoying St. Patrick’s Day, while also socially distancing yourself by staying the heck away from everyone.

“So kiss me I’m Irish, but stay six feet away. ‘cause no one wants to get the virus on St. Patrick’s Day,” he sang.

The host almost made a point to shout out the foodbank network Feeding America, asking viewers to make a donation during a time when many might be struggling to put food on the table. Restaurants and bars are closing all over the country, which means servers and bartenders are out of work — and that’s only one of the industries that will be hurt by the coronavirus shutdowns.

Earlier this week, Fallon debuted a video featuring his adorable girls and the release of his hit new single, “The Wash Your Hands Song.” It honestly couldn’t be more timely.

“Wash your hands, wash your hands, do not touch your face,” Fallon sings as his daughters turn to the camera smiling. “Wash your hands, wash your hands, do not touch your face. If you wash your hands and do not touch your face, then the world would be a better place.”

Hear that everyone? Wash your hands, stay home, and please take some measure of solace in the fact that Jimmy Fallon is also struggling to keep his sh*t together like the rest of us parents during this indefinite period of confinement.

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