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Jimmy Fallon tries, fails to out-Travolta John Travolta

Screenshot: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (YouTube)

John Travolta’s played many roles, nearly all of which send him way the hell over the top. You can see Danny Zuko’s hair-combing, greaser antics just as clearly as Vincent Vega’s “Elvis-man” ways. Luckily for Jimmy Fallon, he’s a pretty good impressionist, and did pretty well in acting out some Travolta classics on the Tonight Show. Travolta, of course, was right there with him, adding a bit of stress to Fallon’s performances.

Travolta is sporting a shaved-head do, which makes him look a bit less like his usual self. But as soon as he starts reciting lines from his iconic roles—shout to Face/Offit becomes quite evident who the true Travolta is here. Unfortunately, Travolta didn’t land on Edna Turnblad, but the two did perform a dance-happy impression of Vinnie Barbarino from Welcome Back, Kotter. Maybe next they could take turns trying to pronounce Idina Menzel’s name? 

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Alani Vargas

Alani Vargas is a freelance entertainment writer whose work appears on Bustle, INSIDER, Refinery29, Elite Daily, and The A.V. Club.