Tina Fey will be among Fallon’s guests that night; she’s there to promote her new comedy Wine Country. But, for reasons not known to Fallon, she’s very mad at him. Which she makes very clear as viewers are watching the Wine Country clip.
Coming full circle, NBC’s iconic late-night show is paying homage to a beloved comedy series that poked fun of NBC’s late-night show.
It’s not the first time Fallon has paid tribute to Shandling’s iconic late-night send-up. Way back in 2013, The Larry Sanders Show cast member Jeffrey Tambor — who played Sanders’ Ed McMahon-like sidekick Hank Kingsley — re-created that program’s opening on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.