April 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM ET
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" doesn't just feature perfect musical parodies. Far from it. It also delivers spot-on slam poetry parodies, as guest Samuel L. Jackson proved with his ode to 1990s sitcom "Boy Meets World" on Tuesday night.
"Boy meets world. Boy greets world. Hello, world. I am Cory Matthews. Short and average, head full of curls, the year 1993. We see two boys who lack both brains and brawn...." began Jackson after a solemn introduction by Fallon, puffing on an e-cigarette.
Soon enough, Jackson is tapping on his chest, emoting: "Topanga, Topanga, Topanga," until it becomes a cri de coeur.
Fans loved it, of course, and said so on Twitter:
"Boy Meets World" is having something of a nostalgia renaissance lately, in part thanks to the Disney Channel spin-off "Girl Meets World," which focuses on some of the characters' lives years later. A photo tweeted from the show's set last month generated a lot of buzz when it showed some other favorite "Boy" regulars appearing in a holiday-themed episode.
"Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" airs weeknights on NBC at 11:35 p.m.