February 15, 2012

Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert

Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert are two of our favorite comedians, and their shows Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Colbert Report are two of the best late night shows on TV.  While both comedians are hilarious on their own, when they come together, true magic occurs.  So lets take a look back at the very long, complex, and ever-evolving relationship between Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert.

It all started almost a year ago on March 2, 2011, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's 2nd anniversary show, when ice cream makers Ben and Jerry stopped by to present Jimmy Fallon with a very special gift:

Stephen Colbert, who has his own flavor or Ben & Jerry's ice cream named "Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream", was not happy.  He wanted to be the only late night talk show host with an ice cream flavor.  Jimmy Fallon then crashed his show, to confront Stephen on this ice cream debacle.

And like that, they were BFFSM, Best Friends For Six Months.  And as best friends, Stephen Colbert took the liberty to pledge Jimmy's money to one of his charities, without his permission.

Jimmy decided to return the favor by promising that Stephen Colbert would come on his show and sign Rebecca Black's "Friday" if his fans could raise the $26,000.  Well, the Fal Pals came through, and Stephen Colbert was a man of Jimmy's word.

And after that epic performance, the two friends seemed to be on great terms. That was until Jimmy released  his Emmy consideration packet with a picture of Stephen Colbert on it.  Stephen decided to respond by mocking one of Jimmy's weekly segments, "Thank You Notes".

Jimmy retaliated by mocking his Colbert's recurring segment "The Word".

Sure, they shared a little good-natured "ribbing", but the two were still best friends.  That was, until they realized their 6 months had expired...

Colbert then appeared on Jimmy's show to take part in an epic farewell duet.  (Unfortunately, NBC has taken down the clip, so this low quality YouTube clip is the best we could find.)

And with that, they became eternal enemies.  For 6 months.  Jimmy had Ben and Jerry over on his show to talk about his ice cream, and how it was outselling Colbert's Americone Dream.

Colbert responded by saying a few nasty things about Jimmy's ice cream flavor, and he urged all his viewers to go out and buy some Americone Dream, to try to outsell Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Snack.

Then Jimmy decided to up the ante by creating a contest to see what you can do with Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream, besides eating it of course.

Colbert responded by trying to one-up Jimmy's ice cream by making Americone Dream the new official ice cream of the future.

Jimmy then shared some entries into his contest, and even managed to manipulate Colbert's attempt at ice cream supremacy as an entry into his contest..

Colbert later retaliated with a few more insults for Jimmy's ice cream, and announced that his ice cream would now be sold in collectible "Super Pac Packs", and that Ben & Jerry's scoop shops would be giving them away for free on Valentine's Day.

Then, a few days ago (as we previously posted on our Valentine's Day post), Stephen Colbert sent Jimmy Fallon a Valentine, to let him know that even though they are enemies, he he misses his former best friend (for 6 months).

The next night, Jimmy received the Valentine on his show, as well as a very special surprise gift.

And as of this posting, that is the latest in the epic relationship of Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert.  We will be sure to post any future incidents between these two, so check back often for the latest on friendship/enemyship of Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert.

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