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Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Team Up in New Barry Gibb Talk Show Sketch

The "Selfish" singer and the Tonight Show Host reunited for the latest of many comedy collabs during Dakota Johnson's January 27 episode.

By Samantha Vincenty

It's been a big week for Justin Timberlakeand a big week for his creatively-prolific friendship with Jimmy Fallon, too, culminating in the revival of the pair's recurring Saturday Night Live sketch. 

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After two weeks of teasing his first studio album in six years, Everything I Thought It Was, Timberlake released his "Selfish" single, announced The Forget Tomorrow World Tour, *and* returned to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in the span of just a few days. So when Timberlake returned to SNL as the musical guest for Dakota Johnson's January 27 episode, an appearance from cast alum Fallon wasn't hard to imagine. 

Viewers didn't have to wait long for Timberlake to show up on SNL, as the Five Timers Club member crashed Johnson's monologue to express his feigned confusion over whether he'd be in any sketches. Fallon stumbled on stage soon after, suited up as Barry Gibb. 

"Are we doing it??" Fallon asked breathlessly. It turned out to be more than a sight gag, as Timberlake and Fallon joined forces for a "Barry Gibb Talk Show: 2024 Election" sketch later in the show. 

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Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Revive "The Barry Gibb Talk Show," 2024 Election-Style

Timberlake and Fallon donned their matching white suits to play Robin Gibb and Barry Gibb once more, harmonizing on a politically-themed version of Bee Gees song "Nights On Broadway" and welcoming their talk show guests for a chat about the 2024 presidential election.

Joining them was legal pundit Elie Mystal (Kenan Thompson, whose portrayal tickled the real Mystal on Twitter), Andrew Yang (Bowen Yang), and political blogger Joanne Carducci, played by Host Johnson. As usual, the guests didn't have much opportunity for commentary between the Gibbs' sung interjections and Barry Gibbs' testy outbursts.

"I fear nothing—I watched Saltburn with my entire family! And I knew about the bathtub scene beforehand, and I loved it," Fallon's Gibb shouted at Thompson's Mystal. To the tune of Bee Gees hit "Stayin' Alive," Fallon and Timberlake then stood up to sing, "Hump, hump, hump, hump, lickin' a drain, humpin' a grave," referencing another famous scene from the 2023 film. 

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With song tributes to zip lining and the emotional power of children's cartoon Bluey (so true), it was clear that Timberlake and Fallon haven't lost a step when it comes to their comedy chemistry. Behind-the-scenes photos shared to SNL's Instagram account found them having just as much fun backstage.

Jimmy Fallon introduced Timberlake's "Selfish" SNL performance

Fallon supported his friend again later in the episode, reemerging out of costume to introduce Timberlake's performance of "Selfish":

Justin Timberlake: Selfish (Live)

Watch Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon drop in on Dakota Johnson's SNL monologue:

Dakota Johnson Monologue