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Late Night Antics

Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez's genteel, groovy 'Tight Pants' dance-off gets ugly quick

If you want to know why Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez are wearing tight white pants and white leather boots on Monday night's Tonight Show, you probably haven't seen the original version from two years ago, when Fallon was hosting Late Night and Will Ferrell was the other person with a bowl cut and groovy white pants dancing to the go-go music. The Fallon-J.Lo shimmy-off follows the same general story line as its Fallon-Ferrell predecessor, with a friendly meeting of proud white-pants-wearers turning comically vicious. If you want to know why Fallon and Ferrell started this "Tight Pants" sketch, well, maybe you're overthinking the whole thing. --Peter Weber