COVERED: David Bowie vs. Jimmy Fallon

Last night was Jimmy Fallon‘s return to the show that gave him his start, NBC’s Saturday Night Live, but this time as host. People on the East Coast were reviewing it in real time giving Fallon and the show incredible praise, at a time when some fans and critics are saying everything from “SNL seems to have seen better days” to “is the show still on?” Everyone brought their A-game, not only current cast members, but the special guests he brought on, including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chris Kattan, and Horatio Sanz.

If you watch Late Night With Jummy Fallon, you’ll know that Fallon is a huge music buff. In between segments on SNL, the show will feature a graphic featuring that week’s guest, and in the last few years that graphic/placard now moves. On last night’s show, Fallon honored David Bowie with homage to his album, Aladdin Sane. What I did find interesting about it too was that, as Bowie’s version shows a tear drop on his shoulder blade, when Fallon’s image started to move, he opened his eyes and smiled. Fallon may still be “a lad insane”, but it was a nice way of honoring what might be one of his favorite albums of the past, but to update the photo and bring it to a happier state.

The cover has been honored and parodied many times, not only in pop culture, such as a part of a Homer Simpson thought sequence:

Just do a Google search for “Aladdin Sane Parody” and you’ll see them, but you’ll have to keep your eyes open for it.

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