Jimmy Fallon apologized on Tuesday after a Saturday Night Live skis that aired 20 years ago were resumed with him appearing in black to give up earlier SNL cast member Chris Rock.
The video conducted the rounds on social media during the weekend for Memorial Day and sent the hashtag #jimmyfallonisoverparty with trend on Tuesday morning. Fallon, now host of NBC’s The Tonight Show, took to Twitter to apologize for the shit, calling his impersonation of Rock while on the black “a terrible decision” and “no doubt offensive decision.”
While the full sketch is not available on NBC’s online platforms, some of it was uploaded to YouTube in early February 2019, shortly after NBC News interrupted Megyn Kelly today in the wake of the morning host’s on-air Halloween blackface defense The video, which has now been posted on Twitter, refers to Kelly’s farewell. (you can see it below.)
Fallon was a cast member SNL from 1998-2004 before moving to host NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. He eventually became the host The Tonight Show 2014. All three exhibitions are now executive produced by Lorne Michaels.
Rock passed away SNL 1993 after three seasons.