In Monday’s Tonight Show homage to The Larry Sanders Show, Jimmy Fallon is celebrating his fifth anniversary as host and runs into a a panda-suited Ben Stiller backstage, who is unhappy that his surprise is ruined and takes it out on Fallon. After which, Fallon checks in on Tina Fey ahead of the taping; she’s unhappy at being disturbed as she depilates her upper lip and otherwise preps for her movie-plugging appearance.
The Larry Sanders Show, Garry Shandling’s much heralded skewering of late-night TV, aired on HBO from 1992-1998.
Robert De Niro put in a cameo appearance as part of a running cockroach gag; animal expert Robert Irwin and musical guest Florida Georgia Line also contributed to the tribute episode’s backstage drama.
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