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Jimmy Fallon on 'Tonight Show': 'We can't unsee' Matt, Al luge

Feb. 18, 2014 at 8:41 AM ET

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17:  Jimmy Fallon during "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 17, 2014 in New York City....
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Jimmy Fallon kicked off the 'Tonight Show' with a monologue including a joke about Matt and Al.

For the first time in more than 40 years, NBC's “Tonight Show” broadcast from New York City on Monday night with Jimmy Fallon at the helm, and TODAY got a little love from the comedian.

Fallon started the program with his signature monologue, in which he poked fun at Matt Lauer and Al Roker’s recent attempt at the double luge

Video: In his “Tonight Show” debut, the comedian poked fun at Matt Lauer and Al Roker’s Olympic luge run in Sochi, saying, “You can’t unsee that.” Roker says he was thrilled to be a part of the debut.

“It’s kind of hard to watch,” Fallon joked while watching a clip.

The TODAY duo, who decked themselves out in their famous spandex attire, rode on top of each other during the challenge.

TODAY's Matt Lauer and Al Roker don their spandex outfits and hit the double luge in honor of the Winter Olympics.
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TODAY's Matt Lauer and Al Roker don their spandex outfits and hit the double luge in honor of the Winter Olympics.

"We can't unsee that," said Fallon. 

He also had an explanation for the noises heard during the TODAY stunt, when it seemed Matt and Al screamed almost the whole way down the track. "That screaming actually came from their sled," he joked.

Video: The comedian made his first appearance as the new host of “The Tonight Show” host on Monday night. He returned the show to New York City with a slew of cameo appearances by stars, including Lady Gaga and Robert De Niro. NBC’s Katy Tur reports.

Matt and Al may not be eager to try the luge again, but they were happy to be part of Fallon's opening night.

"We're proud to be part of history," said Al.

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