The first two days of the new television season haven’t been kind to FOX so far. Both Monday and Tuesday nights yielded less-than-awesome ratings. Thankfully, Empire returns to the network tonight. Fingers crossed it doesn’t suffer the dreaded sophomore slump.
Jimmy Fallon is one of many that are excited about the hip-hop drama’s return. The late night talk show paid tribute to the show with a hilarious parody titled “Jimpire.” Naturally, Fallon stepped into Terrence Howard’s footsteps, delivering a spot-on Luscious Lyon impression. Equally as awesome was Steve Higgins who did a mean Cookie Lyon.
As great as Fallon and Higgins’ impersonations were, nothing can beat the originals. Cue Taraji P. Henson and Howard who popped in to join in on the fun. Donald Trump also gave a surprise cameo. I don’t agree with his politics, but I admit he made me laugh. Never thought in a million years that I’d see The Donald say ‘boo boo kitty.’ Check out the spoof below.
Jimmy Fallon ‘Jimpire’ (Empire Parody)