People do this at parties now. Have you ever been to one? Seriously, people do Lip Sync Battles. It’s such a common thing that we’ve capitalized the title as if it’s a real thing. If you remember back to the 1980s, there was a stellar show called Puttin’ On The Hits? The show was pretty bad, but Jimmy Fallon took the the idea and made gold from it by putting it back into The Tonight Show mix. Here are the eight best battles between Jimmy and his guests, based on individual, rather than group or episode.
8. Stephen Merchant
Stephen Merchant is a hilarious dude. A very funny man. And he is largely responsible for the fact that a show featuring lip sync battles is on the air. Stephen, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt kind of made the game the party favorite it has allegedly become. And Stephen brought the thunder with his first selection, “Boom, Shake The Room,” but his second selection, “Single Ladies” … totally passe. Sure, he gets points for busting out the moves, but in this episode, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was the star, and that’s why he’s a little higher on this list. Before moving on, we need to draw attention to Stephen the person vs. Stephen the lip-syncher. The eyes. Check out those eyes. When he’s synching, he is so in the zone it’s a little scary.