Jimmy Fallon was originally supposed to take over when Jay Leno's contract expired in September 2014. However, Leno suggested that Fallon take over earlier in February, to take advantage of the ratings for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The show's studio, NBC Studio 6B, was the same studio that The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) was originally broadcast from. This was the first time "The Tonight Show" was regularly broadcast in New York City since Carson moved the show to Burbank in 1972.
Instead of calling out the actual show number during the opening, sometimes Quest Love will yell out the name of a city that falls in that show's number's zip code (first three numbers). For example, Show #902, he might say "Beverly Hills," because Beverly Hills' zip code is 90210.
In June 2015 Jimmy Fallon almost lost his finger after tripping over a braided rug in his kitchen. After surgery, for a few weeks, he presented the Tonight show with a bandage on his hand. In October that same year he fell again at an event at Harvard. The following Tonight show he started with the words 'I'm your host, Trippy Fallon'.
As of 2016, the various games Jimmy plays with his guests are Water War, Charades, Pictionary, Faceketball, Pool Bowling, Hamster Ball Race, Egg Russian Roulette, Sticky Balls, Flip Cup, Tight Pants, Wheel of Impressions, Beer Hockey, Password, Catchphrase, Face Balls, Facebreakers, Beer Pong, Musical Beers, Cooler Scooter Race, Roller Golf, Beatbox, Chubby Bunny, 5-Second Summaries, True Confessions, Dubsmash, Slap Jack, Fast Family Feud, Instant Song, Pup Quiz, Explain This Photo, Drinko, The Whisper Challenge, Kid Dictionary, Random Object Football Toss, First Impressions, among others.